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Monday 24 November
HUGE apologies to all our followers that the website was unavailable last week. The host server company had experienced a virus and only got us back online this week. As we pride ourselves on the currency of our site you can imagine our frustration. Thank you for your understanding.
This week .....
Things hot up for Year 11 this week as they start their mock examinations in earnest. If you are a parent or carer and are not sure what the schedule of mock assessments are then click here for the timetable and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
Last week was one of huge success on the fund-raising front. Firstly on Thursday we were delighted to send of 104 boxes to children in Serbia from our Christmas Boxes Campaign. Given our target of 75 boxes we were delighted with this achievement. Thanks to all those who supported this wonderful cause – watch out for the article in the EADT on our students’ efforts.
Equally impressive was the wonderful Auction of Promises organised by The Friends on Friday night. Over £4,000 was raised on the night, which with matched funding from Barclays Bank for £1,000 and a gift from Councilor Matthew Hicks will reach £6,000 towards a new school minibus. Thanks to all those who came and dug into their pockets but also to our auctioneer Hayden Foster and all the Friends who led the evening.
This week students in Year 7 to 9 will enjoy a live play, all in French, as part of their KS3 studies.
We warmly welcome Reverend Canon Martin Seeley, the new Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. As Chair of the Academy Trust we look forward to showing him our school.
From two weeks ago ....
It was lovely to see so many former students, along with their parents, return on Thursday evening last week for our Year 12 Awards evening and our huge thanks to another former student, Kieran Lyne, for being our guest speaker. Kieran spoke about how his path to date since leaving Debenham High School has had many twists and turns. However, by continuing to work hard and by pursuing what he enjoys he has already achieved much. His first novel, The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes, is now on sale and receiving great reviews.
I hope that you caught up with our charity fund-raising events week. If not listen to our Year 10 Student Leaders talking to Mark Murphy live on the radio on Friday (use BBC Playback to hear the show – we are around 2 hours and 45 minutes into the broadcast) about what they have been up to.