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Useful Information and Dates

Useful Information and Dates


Lower & Upper Fourth Examination Timetables

Week beginning 21st May

Lower and Upper Fourth examinations week is the week directly before half term.

Students are currently doing work in PSHE and FLEX relating to study and revision skills and the knowledge gained should be used to help with creating a revision timetable and with revision technique.

Subject staff will speak to students regarding the examinations so that they know what and how to revise and what to expect.

Students have been given a copy of the examination timetable and will also be given a Revision Booklet which has helpful hints and advice about revision techniques at the beginning of next week.

We are confident that students will be well prepared and thank you in advance for all for your support in helping to encourage them in their revision programmes and for your support of them through what some find is a somewhat stressful time.


Rosie Bellinger & Geoff Andrews
Head and Deputy Head of Fourth Form


Lower Fourth Exams Week Timetable


Upper Fourth Exams Week Timetable


New Uniform

We are pleased to announce that the Senior School uniform which will be introduced to all Year 7 to Year 11 students from September 2018 is available to view in the Sports Centre foyer. All students will be expected to be wearing the new uniform.

As previously communicated, the changes are being introduced to improve the current standard of uniform being worn by students. Uniform is an important part of Sidcot’s identity. It reinforces who we are as a community and allows students to take pride in their appearance.

What are the key changes? 

SKIRT

  • A new Senior School pleated kilt skirt in charcoal grey will be rolled out for Year 7 to 11. This will be available in differing sizes and lengths to ensure that it is available to the required knee length.

TROUSERS

  • As an alternative option girls will be able to wear the new Senior School Greenwich style trouser in charcoal grey in Year 7 to 11.
  • From September 2018 all boys charcoal trousers will need to be purchased through Deane & Sons. Deane & Sons stock a variety of styles available in charcoal grey: Slimbridge trousers, Plymouth trousers and Putney trousers.

Where can I purchase the new items from and what are the costs? 

- All Sidcot School uniform will be available to purchase from the online uniform ordering shop www.sidcot.org.uk/uniform or from Sidcot Uniform stockists: Deane and Sons, Bath Street, Cheddar BS27 3AA. Tel: 01934 742530 Email: info@deanesofcheddar.co.uk 

  • Pleated charcoal kilt skirt: 22” to 28” £29.95, 30” to 32” £37.90 and 34” to 36” £39.95
  • Greenwich charcoal trouser: 22” to 28” £18.95, 30” to 36” £24.90 and 38” to 46” £26.90
  • Slimbridge charcoal trouser: 24” to 28” £15.50 and 29” to 40” £19.95
  • Putney charcoal trouser: Up to age 12/13 £13.60 and 29” to 40” £17.60
  • Plymouth charcoal trouser: 24” to 28” £18.50 and 29” to 46” £23.50

*Bermuda charcoal short: 21” to 28” £13.95 and 29.5” to 34.5” £17.95.

*Summer dress will be announced by the Heads of School with the onset of fine weather in the second half of the Summer Term.

We hope that we can work in partnership with parents to ensure that the new uniform guidelines are followed from September 2018.  

We anticipate the new Senior School skirt will be available to purchase from Deane & Sons during the latter part of the summer term. However, we will keep you updated over the coming months. 

If you have any queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact uniform@sidcot.org.uk


Kirstin Tringali
Operations Manager


Adult Swimming Lessons

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Friends of Sidcot School

Are you aged 18+ and interested in learning to swim? Or maybe you would like to improve on your current swimming skills?

We have received a number of enquiries regarding adult swimming lessons and we are currently looking into how we may be able to  support this. To enable us to offer the right type of lessons we're asking for people to register their interest by emailing swimschool@sidcot.org.uk and identifying their preferences to the below:

  • Type of lesson: 1:1, 2:1 or group lesson;
  • Swimming ability: Non-swimmer, beginner, intermediate, advanced;
  • Lesson content required: Learn to swim, new strokes, stroke refinement;
  • If there is something you would like to learn but is not covered above please let us know.

Many thanks
 

Natasha Sayers
Sports Centre Assistant Manager / Swim School Co-Ordinator


Avon Schools Cross-Country Championships

We thought that with the recent success for the cross country runners we would make clear the Principles for Sidcot School's involvement at individual athlete sporting events.

At school and local Level events, Sidcot will enter and organise teams to represent the School and we will support the athletes on the day. If selected for the next rounds, often county or regional, it becomes the responsibility of the athletes' parents/family to organise (and) travel to and from the event. Sidcot School staff will endeavour to attend these events to support and encourage, when possible. It is the responsibility of the athlete to continue to train for these events, if selected, in their own time. The School's extra-curricular programme offers swimming/Swim Club and a running club for athletes to access if they so wish.

There are also unique sporting events that the School will ‘sign-post’ to athletes and parents, for example, Biathlon. If the events run in school time our staff will help with organisation and transportation to the event if at all possible. For the most part, these unique events (when held out of school time) will be the responsibility of the parent/family to organise entry and transport (to the venue). It will be the responsibility of the athlete to access training for the event in their own time as above. Sidcot staff will endeavour to attend if available/appropriate to support and encourage.


Matt Lloyd
Director of Sport


Dropping-off and Picking-up

Please be reminded of the appropriate system for dropping-off, picking-up and also safe walking routes for your children which can be found in the Parent Handbook on Firefly.

In order to keep everyone safe it is important to follow these instructions and we would appreciate  you taking some time to re-familiarise yourself with them.

Many thanks


Hilary Atkin
Director of Operations


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