As the end of term approaches, I am just writing to thank you for your support during what has been another very positive and successful academic year at Dyson Perrins CofE Academy.
In 2015/16, I believe we have really built on the successes of the previous year and firmly established ourselves as a ‘Good’ school in the local community and for all the current students and families who we serve. As Headteacher, my mandate remains clear; to continue building on our current status, address any areas for development and strive to be an outstanding academy which gets the best out of all who work and learn here.
Dyson Perrins is becoming a very popular choice again amongst families in Malvern and the surrounding area. Not only are we attracting increased numbers applying for places year on year but we are also attracting large numbers of students choosing to transfer across to us from other schools.
It was wonderful to welcome almost 300 Year 5 children to our recent ‘Taster’ day and I look forward to seeing them again with their families at our Open Evening and mornings in October.
I am very excited at the prospect of our new intake joining us in September. We have 135 children starting as Year 7 students and we aim to make their transition as smooth and happy as we possibly can. The fact that we are growing as a school is a reflection of the success we are achieving but we will not lose sight of the importance of our community and looking after all who come here.
Our current students have been working very hard of late, none more so than our Year 11 and Sixth Form students. I sincerely hope that they achieve the grades in the summer that their hard work and efforts deserve. The wait for the results will no doubt be a nerve wracking one but their application and approach has been commendable. All other year groups have just completed their end of year assessments and examinations and again, I have been really impressed with the way in which our students have tackled them. The critical thing now is that we as teachers work with your children to address any gaps in their knowledge as they progress into their new year groups.
We have enjoyed considerable success outside of the classroom too. At the time of writing, I am very much looking forward to Friday’s Sports Day. I also thought that our school production of ‘Back to the 80’s’ in April was a memorable highlight of the year.
With just a few school days remaining, may I remind you that we finish at 12.15pm on Friday 22 July and that the new academic year begins for all year groups on Monday 5 September. I look forward to greeting all of the students wearing their uniform smartly and ready to face the challenges of a new term.
May I wish you a restful and relaxing summer holiday and thank you for your ongoing support.