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  • Update to absence reporting

    Published 02/10/23, by Megan Innes

    Monday 2 October 2023

    Dear parents and carers,

    We are experiencing an increase in absence notifications that are not being reported through the correct channels and therefore not being recorded on our system.

    To eliminate this issue and make the process smoother and more efficient for both parents/carers and school, we are reducing the number of platforms available to log absences.

    From Monday 9 October 2023, parents and carers will have two ways to report absence for your child/children.

    1. Leave a message on our school’s absence line – Primary 01604 272572 / Secondary 01604 264320.
    2. Edulink – reporting absence up to 5 days.

    Our Schoolcomms text and email service will no longer be available to report absence after 9 October 2023.

    In addition, emails sent directly to tutors or teachers to report absence, will not be recorded.

    Please continue to complete a request for absence form, for 5 days or more of absence.

    All absence reporting information can be found at Caroline Chisholm School - Absence (



    Ms Cheryl Glover
    PA to Principal

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  • Principal's Bulletin - 17 May

    Published 17/05/24, by Autumn Wilson-Haywood

    Please see below our Principal's Bulletin for w/e Friday 17 May 2024.

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  • Year 10 - End of year examinations

    Published 17/05/24, by Autumn Wilson-Haywood

    17 May 2024

    Dear parents/carers,

    End of year examinations for year 10 will begin w/c 10th June.  The finalised timetable for these assessments will be sent out before the half-term break. These assessments will mirror the final examinations for each subject in terms of time, number of marks and question style.  This will give students the opportunity to experience full examination papers, whilst also giving teachers an insight into how well students have understood and can recall the learned content so far. This will enable us to identify where interventions need to be made.

    As the students move into year 11, they will have two rounds of pre-public examinations (PPEs.)  The first round will be conducted during the two weeks straddling October half-term, the second will be the two weeks straddling the February half-term.  We will be tracking student progress throughout these three stages and will keep you informed of your child's outcomes at each stage.

    In order for these assessments to reflect your child's true progress to date, we do advise that they prepare for these assessments.  Underperformance due to lack of revision, does not enable us to gain a reliable picture of how well a student is performing and can make it difficult to identify the real gaps in knowledge and address those through meaningful interventions.  Subject teachers will be advising their classes on what topics are covered in each assessment so that they understand where to steer their revision.  I encourage the students to ensure they have this information and to ask for support if there is anything they do not understand prior to the test.

    Kind Regards,

    Ms Gee
    Year 10 Performance Leader

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  • Principal's Bulletin - 10 May

    Published 10/05/24, by Autumn Wilson-Haywood

    Please see below our Principal's Bulletin for w/e Friday 10 May 2024.

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  • Caring is Sharing - May half term

    Published 09/05/24, by Autumn Wilson-Haywood

    9 May 2024

    Dear parents and carers,

    Thanks to the wonderful support of our parent community and businesses Kajima and Tesco Mereway, we have helped to provide much-needed food and toiletry hampers to a large number of our disadvantaged families for the past three half term breaks. We cannot thank you enough to everyone who donated to this cause already and made this possible.

    With the May half term right around the corner, our goal once again is to support our families in need with food and toiletry supplies over the school holiday.

    If you would like to donate towards this worthwhile cause, we would love a donation of one or more of the following items before 9am on Tuesday 21 May 2024:

    • Cereals, jam
    • Soup, super noodles
    • Pasta, rice, cooking sauces
    • Beans, tinned meat / fish 
    • Tinned vegetables, tinned fruit
    • Biscuits, crisps
    • Tea bags, coffee, sugar, UHT milk, squash
    • Toiletries: deodorant, toilet paper, suncream, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste
    • Household items: laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid
    • Feminine products: sanitary towels, tampons

    Please can you make sure that any food items donated have a use by date of at least 3 months in the future and do not need to be refrigerated.

    Your kind donations can be put into our donation boxes in either our primary or secondary reception before 9am on Tuesday 21 May 2024.

    Thank you to everyone who has already helped support this wonderful cause!

    Kind regards,

    Lisa West
    Assistant Principal

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  • Principal's Bulletin - 3 May

    Published 03/05/24, by Autumn Wilson-Haywood

    Please see below our Principal's Bulletin for w/e Friday 3 May 2024.

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  • Principal's Bulletin - 26 April

    Published 26/04/24, by Autumn Wilson-Haywood

    Please see below our Principal's Bulletin for w/e Friday 26 April 2024.

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  • Principal's Bulletin - 19 April

    Published 19/04/24, by Autumn Wilson-Haywood

    Please see below our Principal's Bulletin for w/e Friday 19 April 2024.

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