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I am overjoyed that our prospective numbers for September 2019 are looking so positive and significantly higher than previous years. What with the new housing being built locally and Team Rushden going from strength to strength I am wondering what impact this will have on the numbers going forward.

It is crucial that we maintain the stability of our school and continue to get the best outcomes for our pupils. I believe that we must grow steadily and appoint high quality teachers, therefore I am proposing that we cap our intake to 180 rather than 210. At the moment we are way off 210, in some year groups, for instance year 8 has a cohort of 115. You will shortly receive a letter explaining this in more detail and we would welcome your thoughts during this consultation period. If agreed this will not come into effect until September 2020.

This week Year 11 have behaved impeccably during their mock examinations, they have matured and stepped up to meet the high expectations. They do need to check and bring in the right equipment though, it is important that they have their own calculators, ones they use daily and are familiar with.

Thank you to Year 7 parents for attending meet the tutor evening last night. Lots of really positive comments thank you. When staff and students are becoming tired it is such a great tonic to know you are on the whole happy!

We will be making a final decision in the new year about who will be running the canteen for us, some of the y11 and y8s got to taste the food last week. It was a really entertaining and filling process for some!

Finally we had some amazing entries for the Team Rushden Christmas card, unfortunately there could only be one winner and this will be emailed across the trust, to all of our local schools and families. Ruby in y8 did a grand job encapsulating humour and the team emblem! It was really hard to choose 1 out of so many, therefore we will be rewarding others in the assembly next week.

Remember that students finish next Thursday 20th December at 12.45 and return on Tuesday 8th January 2019. Please support us in ensuring they come in the correct uniform on our return with all the equipment required.

The only thing that is left to say is that Team Rushden hope that you and your family have a very happy Christmas and we wish you all a very happy 2019.

Mrs J Burton

Principal

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24 Jan 2019 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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24 Jan 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Addams Family Rehersals
29 Jan 2019 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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29 Jan 2019 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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