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Mr. D. Curtis, Headteacher Communication

26 April 2024

Dear parents/carers

We are three weeks into the summer term and well into exam preparation for our older learners. Well done to our students in Year 10 and Year 11 who have been engaged in GCSE oral and practical exams in a few subjects. The written exams start in two weeks time: GCSEs on Wednesday 8th May and AS/A-Levels on Friday 3rd May. It is vitally important that all students sitting exams are revising over the next few weeks.  A reminder that we have a dedicated website to support learners with revision which can be found here.

Stranger Danger

We have had two reports this week of strangers approaching students on their way to school. 
The first incident took place on Cornwall Road where a male approached a female student and persistently asked her for money. The second took place at Bank House in Glan Usk where a male approached a different student and made an inappropriate comment. Both students are safe and both incidents have been reported to the police. 

It would be useful to remind your child of the potential dangers a stranger could pose and about their safety to and from school. If your child ever feels threatened when in a public area, they should call 999. 

Our new approach to full reports

We have introduced a new style of full report for students in Years 7, 8 and 9. Full reports are sent once a year and contain written reports from each subject teacher. Achievement, attendance and attitudes to learning scores are also shared. This year, we have changed from writing a paragraph about your child to sharing strengths and targets for improvement statements. We have also included information about each subject too so you can see what your child is studying in lessons. We are now seeking your views about this new approach. We would be grateful if you could complete this short survey by Friday 3rd May. 

And finally…

Please contact the school if you have any general queries. The school phone lines are open from 0800 to 1600 (1530 on Fridays) on 01633 224490 or email on For  more specific queries related to your child, you may contact your child’s progress leader (email addresses are on the school website). Updates are also posted on our twitter account: @stjuliansschool


Yours faithfully

Mr. D. Curtis