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Principal's Bulletin - Friday 3 March

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

Principal's Bulletin

Friday 3 March 2023

Our Year 11 assessment window has now begun for the cohort, which focuses on their core subjects – English, maths and science. The year group sat their first round of assessments on Wednesday, with a further two dates set later in the month for additional papers. The assessments are designed to provide students the opportunity to practice their exam technique, helping them to feel fully prepared for their final exams in the coming months.

Wednesday also marked National Offer Day for Year 7 places – I am looking forward to spotting younger siblings in September. Our transition and admissions team will be busy over the coming months preparing for transition day and will be in contact with parents in the coming weeks with more information.

Staff and students had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day. Our emphasis on non-fiction books meant that we had a wider range of costumes than ever – with whole-school staff dressing up alongside primary students we saw the likes of suffragettes, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, dinosaurs and even the Roadmap of Great Britain. Alongside these were firm favourites such as Harry Potter characters and an appearance by the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins himself. Blackbeard (AKA Mr Fisher) kept the crew of Dalmatians in line, and while channelling my inner Poirot, I visited and helped Key Stage 1 students solve the riddle of the missing milk.

I am delighted to report yet more sporting success from our students. Last Friday, a group of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in the Take 8 Basketball Competition and played incredibly well and secured a third-place win – well done to each of you! (Pictured below left)






On Tuesday, our Year 7 girls represented  South Northants at the Northamptonshire Winter School Games Futsal Finals. The girls were fantastic throughout the tournament, they showed great teamwork and attacking play which resulted in the team scoring 13 goals. The team won all 3 games to win the tournament and become School Games County Futsal Champions. Another incredible result! (Pictured above right)

We currently have a number of vacancies live via our school website, including Attendance Officer, Teaching and Learning Support Assistant and Exam Invigilators. For more details on the roles available, please visit: - please do regularly check back to the page to keep updated with all job opportunities with us!

Warm regards,

David James

 Key Dates

Year 5 trip to Black Country Living Museum
Thursday 9 & Friday 10 March

Year 5 children will discover what daily life was like during the Victorian era and even take part in an underground mining experience.

CCS Friends Quiz Night
Friday 10 March

Time to get your thinking caps on and come along to the CCS Friends Parents Quiz Night, for the first since before COVID!!  The event will take place on Friday 10 March from 7:30pm, in the CCS Main Hall.

For more information and to book your tickets, please click on the link below:

CCS Friends Quiz Night tickets

Doughnut Friday
Friday 10 March

Sixth Form students are busy fundraising for their prom.

As part of this, they will be selling delicious Krispy Kremes in The Street during lunchtime each Friday through March.

Posters have been put up in and around school so please help them by sending your children in with in some extra pennies each Friday!

British Science Week
13 – 17 March

The week will kickstart with our Science Fair, open to Years 5-8. We look forward to seeing all your innovative projects! There will also be STEM activities taking part throughout the week.

Year 12 Parents’ Evening (Virtual)
Wednesday 22 March

Bookings will open via Edulink at 9am on Wednesday 8 March to book slots with your child’s subject teachers.



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