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Money Makes the World Go Round

As we move into December, of course Christmas becomes an ever present theme on all media. For us too, students can’t escape because we have installed a whopping great tree in the atrium! As the tree was installed and students gathered all the way around the atrium on every floor, I knew this was the right decision. We do have to bring a bit of joy to the place.

However, I am very conscious that this year will be pretty tough for many families. Our annual hamper competition could well go to supporting our own families this year. For those who are struggling – please, if you feel you can, let us know, because such strains do impact on the students. They bring that worry into school, and that can affect their behaviour, their academic performance and their health. One of the key things we can do to help is to provide a free breakfast for all those on the Pupil Premium list – if that applies to your child, please make sure they take advantage of this. It is very expensive for us, but we get extra funding for students on the list, and this is how we choose to spend a significant proportion of it.

Fundraising

Despite the difficult economic situation around 40 students joined Mr Wise, the PE team and Miss Hewitt and Mr Rourke to take part in the sponsored run, in aid of the Royal British Legion. Over £200 was raised – a great effort, and much fun was had on the way. Well done to everyone who joined in.

FOSH

Last week this wonderful band of parents joined forces again to plan how to raise funds to support the school – I really appreciate them taking the time to do this. If you would like to join this group and play your part, please contact us via liaison@stowhigh.com

This week

More Year 11 Pre examinations, Celebration Breakfasts each day, The Lion King trip on Wednesday pm, and then we head into one of the busiest weeks of the year – the final week of the Autumn term, packed with performances, celebrations, competitions, non-uniform day, Hampers…

Thanks for your continued support

Mr Lee-Allan


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