Headteacher's Newsletter 23/09/2019

Dear Parents and Carers

As the Autumn Equinox is now upon us and the days will begin to shorten, it is crucial that all students take care on their way to and from school.  Dark mornings and evenings are an important time to remember to remove headphones when crossing roads and to be extra vigilant when moving about outside of school.

Attendance Matters

attendance every day matters

Attendance to date 94.68% (94.01% this time last year)

Unfortunately, attendance is on a 3 week decline; we have dropped 2% since the start of term.  Could I please request that you have those difficult conversations about attendance with your child, particularly if they are in Year 11. 

Attend Today: Achieve Tomorrow! 


Y6 Taster Day

Friday saw our annual Taster Day for Year 6 students.  This was a day of celebration which saw many of our primary feeder schools from near and far attend a Gateacre School taster day.  Over 600 primary students joined Gateacre School staff to take part in various activities ranging from food tests in science to studying the Titanic in history.  This gave our future students a wonderful ‘taste’ of what secondary school is like. 

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Watch our video here:  https://www.facebook.com/GateacreSchool/videos/532426383985925/

Open Evening 25th September 5pm-8pm

Taster Day is followed by Open Evening; an opportunity for all in the local community to see the fantastic opportunities that future Gateacre students will encounter when they attend.  This will take place on Wednesday evening 25th September from 5pm to 8pm and all parents and carers of Years 4, 5 and 6 pupils are welcome. As we have done in previous years, to prepare for Open Evening arrangements, lessons will finish early at 2pm on Wednesday and school will start at the later time of 09:40am Thursday.


Open Evening Sept 2019 A5 flyer admissions drop ins


Apply for a Y7 place September 2020 

Admissions One Stop drop-ins

Finally, in support of both these events, Gateacre School are providing opportunities to support the community by providing facilities and staff to drop in and complete the on line admissions form to apply for a place in Y7 for the academic year 2020.   

Admissions drop-in sessions occurring each Thursday evening on 3rd, 10th and 17th October are available 3.30pm until 4.30pm, no appointment necessary. 

We look forward to meeting you over the next few weeks at either of these events.


Week 3 Contemporary


Key Dates For Your Diary:

24th Sept: Y13 Parents Finance Information 6pm

25th Sept: OPEN EVENING 5pm - 8pm

22nd Oct: Y11 Parent Information Evening 5pm-5:45pm

28th Oct-1st Nov:  Half Term

28th November: KS5 Parent Evening 3:30pm-6pm

2nd Dec: INSET

5th Dec: Y11 Parent Eve

17th Dec: Carol Concert 7pm

20th Dec: End of Term