General News

Half Term Holiday

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Happy Half Term!

School re-opens on Tuesday 3rd November.

This is a change to our term date as we are reorganising classrooms to make sure pupils and staff stay safe.

Have a safe holiday

Chris Mitchell

Shoebox Appeal

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Tutor groups in school are each putting together a charity shoebox. Each pupil is being asked to bring one item in to contribute.

Please look at the leaflet on the link below for details of what to send in.

Deadline is Tuesday 3rd November.

Thanks in advance to parents/carers for helping with this appeal.


Shoebox Appeal Poster




Text books for Uganda

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Larches had an excess of textbooks which the school has accumulated over the years, we could no longer store them so we had a decision to make!

Mr Nuttall, our Behaviour Manager at Larches, made contact with Liz Tongue, one of the main fundraisers at the Pearl of Africa Charity, asking if she could give these books a home. Liz came to the rescue and welcomed our donation of books, as they will be treasured by the students in Uganda.

The Pearl of Africa raises money and resources for underprivileged children in Uganda through education and care. They have five schools to suit all ages and the textbooks will be greeted with open arms and smiles. It was our pleasure to help.

Please click on the links below of the photographs of the students where our donation has gone to.

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Thank you letter

September Attendance

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The UK government along with Public Health England have stated that secondary school pupils are expected to have full attendance from the start of the new academic year.


School are following the government’s guidance, which sets out a range of measures to protect children and staff. To discuss further or should you require help and support to ensure your child attends school full time, please call Christina McLean, Attendance Manager or Nathan Atherton, Family Support Worker.