Dear Parents/Carers,


Wow, what a week!! We will head into this weekend safely in the knowledge that every member of our school community gave their all this week, and as a result, we hope our students had a blast! This week, our Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh students performed brilliantly during their assessed expeditions. The staff DofE team arrived back at school bursting with pride and full of admiration for the students’ efforts. This week, students have also been to Dudley Zoo, taken part in Brain Training and all students have been trained in first aid which is, of course, an essential life skill.


Next week our Sports Tour to Eindhoven leaves the country for a week of sport and fun. We wish them all the luck in the world and hope they make memories that will last a lifetime. We also have a Year 8 STEM taster day, our Year 10 Forensic Science workshop returns for a second year and on Friday we have our annual Pyramid concert where our performing artists will showcase their talent once again.


I’d like to use the Parent Bulletin this week to remind parents/carers of a few key pieces of information and dates;

1. Please can parents/carers ensure that they have read and digested the information in my two recent letters. The first letter was sent this week and provides information relating to school uniform, times of the school day and our new mobile phone arrangements. The second letter provides information regarding the planned industrial action next week.

2. Please can as many Year 9 and 10 parents/carers as possible save the date of THE MORNING OF TUESDAY 18TH JULY. This is the morning we will invite parents/carers into school for the final Excellence for All assemblies of the year. There will be a lot of students receiving awards and as usual, we will be welcoming a special VIP guest to join our celebrations. Please try your best to secure a small amount of time off to join us.


We will continue to enjoy this fabulous time of the school year. We hope you enjoy hearing about it in these updates and on our social media platforms.


Have a wonderful weekend.


Mr Ford



Worcestershire County Council is undertaking a public engagement on its plans for the redevelopment of Redditch Railway Station ahead of submission of an application for planning permission. We are writing to provide you with details about the public engagement and invite your feedback.

You can find out more about the plans for the redevelopment of Redditch Railway Station and the public engagement – including an online Response Form at from 26 June 2023.

Worcestershire County Council is hosting two drop-in events for local residents and businesses to learn more about the station project and ask questions of the project team. These are at:

· Kingfisher Centre (by Boots) Friday 7 July 2023 10.00am to 1.00pm

· Kingfisher Centre (by Boots) Saturday 8 July 2023 10.00am to 1.00pm

You are invited to provide any feedback via the online Response Form which can be found at

If you do not have access to the internet or perhaps require a copy of the engagement materials in an alternative format, contact Worcestershire County Council’s Major Projects Team either by e-mail to or by post to Worcestershire County Council – Major Projects, Redditch Railway Station, Pavilion A1, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 2NP – please include the reference ‘Redditch Railway Station’.

The closing date for comments is 7 August 2023.

The purpose of the pre-planning public engagement exercise is to provide an opportunity for the local community, businesses and other stakeholders to comment on the plans for Redditch Railway Station. Once the public engagement period has closed, Worcestershire County Council will review and consider all the feedback received.

A summary of the comments received and how these will be used to inform the development of the proposals will be published on the project web page at

Worcestershire County Council will then prepare a planning application which will be submitted to the local planning authority by the end of the year. A Statement of Community Engagement (describing the public engagement process and where feedback from residents, businesses and other stakeholders has informed the development of the proposals) will be submitted in support of the application.

Once a planning application has been received by Worcestershire County Council in its capacity as local planning authority, they will make the planning application documents available for viewing on their online public access system and will write to consultees to invite comments. Further information about commenting on a planning application can be found online at



Donation points are now open – Guest Services in Kingfisher Centre / Batchley Support Group / Inspire at Winyates

We accept all school clothing – branded and generic items. We also accept shoes, trainers, PE kit, coats and bag. Items must be clean and in good condition. The event will be 10am on Saturday 19th August to be held in the Kingfisher Centre – all items will be free of charge.



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In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – “FEATURE” – If someone has taken a photo of you, do you always turn and pose in the same direction?

Do you have certain ‘features’ that you want the picture to capture or ignore?

A ‘feature’ is a quality or part of something that makes it stand out, makes it what it is. It can be used for buildings, humans, animals and language. It can also be used to list what qualities someone or something has.

We use the word ‘feature’ as a noun and a verb.

Here are some ways you could use the word:

“The mobile phone had many more features than the older ones.” (noun).

“This month’s podcast has a special feature on the best summer films ever.” (noun).

“This hotel features a 50m swimming pool and its own nail bar.” (verb).

Where does the word come from?

Late Middle English (originally denoting the form or proportions of the body, or a physical feature): from Old French faiture ‘form’, from Latin factura (see facture).



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10 – 14 July Y10 Barcelona Trip
17 July Sports Day
17 July Y9 Reports
21 July Break up for Summer Holidays
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