Dear Parent/Carer,                                                                                                6th December 2019

Arrangements for the End of Term: Friday 20th December 2019 and the start of the new term

I would like to make you aware that school will close to all pupils at 12.10pm on Friday 20th December 2019 for the Christmas holiday. Pupils who are entitled to free school meals can use their allowance at break time.

School will re-open to all pupils on Tuesday 7th January 2020 at the normal time. They should be in school by 8.40am at the latest.

Please note that this a change to the term dates currently published on the school website. On Monday 6th January, all staff will be involved in essential additional professional training and development in order to ensure that we continue to raise our teaching and learning standards in order to maximise the progress of your child and enhance the learning culture at our school.

As we approach the festive period, I would like to invite all parents’, carers and children to our annual Christmas concert, this is always a great success and a perfect way to start the festive season. Tickets may be purchased via the school website.

This has been a busy term and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents, carers and everyone in the community associated with the school, for supporting the changes that we have made.

Your ongoing support is vital to us, and the students of Heworth Grange, in our determination to drive up standards and raise expectations, with a no excuses culture, in order that all pupils can share in our ethos of ‘learn, believe and achieve’.

Finally, may I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Best wishes

Owen Inglis

Head of School