Headteacher's Half-Term Message, 12th February 2021

Dear Parents / Carers,

A brief end of half-term catch up.

Firstly, thank you very much for your support and working with us over this half-term to ensure that students continue to access the high quality education that Cressex staff are providing. I am very proud of the way that the staff are rising to the challenge of carrying on teaching and supporting students in creative and resilient ways during such a testing period. I am proud too of the way that so many of our students are keeping going and making the most of the opportunities provided. A great team effort all round!

You may be aware that that, on 22 February, there is supposed to be the announcement by the Prime Minister of a “road map” towards the full reopening of schools. At the moment there is no indication of what that will mean and we have learnt that there’s not much to be gained by speculating. Please be assured that that as soon as we are able to make concrete plans, we will and we will share them with you. The same holds for final information on how students in Year 11 and the Sixth Form will be awarded their exam grades. 

Parents/carers of students in Year 8 will know that the options process is underway. Please support your child in making the best choices for him/her and meeting the deadlines set.

To end on (I hope) a positive note. Spring is on its way and it can’t stay cold and wet forever. Year 7 students in school have been making bird boxes to encourage avian visitors to stay and nest. Earlier this week they were put up in selected trees around the school grounds. I’m sure you’ll agree that they look very professional. Let’s hope the birds are tempted to use them.



Wishing you all the very best,

David Hood