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3 February 2023

It has certainly been an eventful return since the Christmas break and one in which the school community has shown so many of the things that make it a special place to come to work and to learn.

The kindness in sending cards to mark a local care home resident’s 100th Birthday is one example of the positive impact that our students can and do have in our local community.  Sadly, the kind acts and positive impacts are not always as well reported as those examples that are less socially responsible, but it was great to see this get some attention in local and online media.

It has also been a half-term in which we have brought the community into school with great opportunities for our Sixth Form College students to learn about the apprenticeship route into careers, as well as have mock interviews with volunteer parents, local businesses and former staff.  It is now something we don’t perhaps take so much for granted to be able to provide both for school community and the wider community, having missed out on these type of events during the pandemic. 

Included in this newsletter are great examples of the range of enrichment opportunities for students at Warlingham, as well as trips and visits that can so enhance their wider learning.  Please encourage your child to try something new and broaden their horizons this term as it is often this that provides lifelong memories and learning that we take with us on our next steps after school.  

At the time of writing, we are a week away from what I hope will be a relaxing and enjoyable half term break for you and those close to you and we look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday 21st February.