Mr. D. Curtis, Headteacher updates
27 October 2023
We are eventually at the end of a long half term. Well done to the vast majority of our students who have had a positive eight weeks. Our students are now ready for a break. I hope your child has a restful half term. We return to school on Monday 6th November 2023 at 0835.
St Julian’s is a proudly diverse school - our student population has origins from over 50 countries with 46 different languages spoken across the school. Today, we held our first cultural day to celebrate the diversity that makes our school so rich in culture. It was brilliant seeing some of our students dressed in traditional clothes; they also had opportunities to enjoy international cuisine at break and lunch, enter a cultural poster competition and take part in a variety of international activities in lessons. A huge thank you to our Post 16 Head Team who organised today’s events.
Year 11 and Year 13 Mocks
Our students in Year 11 and Year 13 will receive their mock exam timetables the week after half term. These exams are scheduled for the fortnight of 4th December to 16th December and will take place in the exam hall for Year 11 and in classrooms for Year 13. Students now have five weeks to revise and prepare for these exams. These exams will give students the opportunity to test their knowledge and skills in readiness for next summer.
Year 11 Progress Evening
Year 11 Progress evening takes place on Thursday 9th November. We encourage all Year 11 parents to attend this evening. This will be the last opportunity to receive feedback on your child’s progress before the mock exams.
Access to School Site
A reminder to parents that access to the school site for visitors is now via the East Gate (opposite the tennis courts). Our new Main Reception is situated along the drive to the right of the building. The West Gate is no longer in operation for any school visitor. If you wish to meet with a member of staff, you will need to have an agreed appointment in advance.
Main Reception is now open 08:00-16:30 Monday-Thursday and Friday 08:00-15:30. Our telephone lines are also open during these times. Here is the supporting information for how to contact the school.
If a student arrives late to school or needs to leave school early for any reason, they must enter and exit via the East Gate and the new Main Reception.
For school events, e.g. parents evenings, visitors can park on site. Parking is available along the front of school. Entry is via the East Gate, down the drive past the new reception to the front of the main building. When leaving, the exit is via the West Gate (opposite the church); the gates will open as your vehicle meets the white line. Please support us by keeping the main road as clear as possible during school events..
Students that aren’t participating in extracurricular activities or PE fixtures who wish to spectate can only do so if accompanied by their parent/carer. All parents/carers wishing to attend must sign in at the Main Reception. Here is the link to our after school activities.
A further plea from us and the local policing team is to not park on double yellow lines, the red zoned area and bus bay outside of our school gates. The school endeavours to keep the road as clear as possible, particularly at the start and end of school as 1500 students arrive and leave. If parents/carers can park away from the gates, it would be greatly appreciated.
And finally ...
Have a relaxing half term.
Mr. D. Curtis