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End of Term Arrangements

18 March 2019 (by Lisa Slight (lslight))

Easter Arrangements

Although there are still a few weeks left I thought that it would be useful to give you advance notice of our end of term arrangements.

The last day of term is Friday 5th April 2019.  For Years 7 to 10 we will be celebrating the onset of Easter with the ‘Stations of the Cross’ at St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth PO1 5PA.   This will finish at approximately 12 noon.  Students may then either be collected from St Mary’s Church or make their own way home as normal.  The first morning lesson will operate as normal before we make our way to St Mary’s for our Easter reflection.

You are welcome to join us for the ‘Stations of the Cross’ service which will start at 11am.  This will be a delightful spiritual end to the successful term of learning and a welcome moment of preparation as we approach Easter.

Year 11 students will have their own reflective Easter Service on Thursday 4th April here at School.  On Friday 5th April all the Year 11 students will be sitting their GCSE Mathematics mock examination whilst other year groups attend the Church Service.   This will finish at approximately 12 noon and students will leave from the school site.

The school will re-open on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 as normal.   Students must ensure that they are fully compliant with the school’s Uniform Policy.  

Some students over the holidays can cajole their parents/carers into allowing them to have hair dyed/cut too short.   Haircuts must not be shorter than a grade 2.   Hair must be of natural colour without coloured extensions (coloured or otherwise) and/or braids.   A maximum of one small gold/silver stud earring may be worn in each earlobe.   Multiple stretched bars/dangly earrings/facial piercings/body piercings and stretchers are not permitted.

If uniform cannot be worn due to medical issues i.e. unable to wear school shoes, then a medical note provided by the GP will be required.

The school is more than happy to provide support for families who may need help with any form of uniform attire.

May I thank you for the continued support you give your child and St Edmund’s.

I pray you and your family have an enjoyable Easter.