Dear Parents and Carers

As we near the end of another busy half-term at West Oaks School, I wanted to say thank-you for your support once again. It is rewarding leading and working in our school and our community is like no other. It is a privilege to be a part of West Oaks.

It was great to see several of you at our recent coffee mornings and it will be good to catch up with many more of you during planned activities during the next half-term.

We have a lot to look forward to next half-term as we plan for our new starters, our leavers, 2023/24 groups, share reports, plan 2023 Graduation, hold parents’ evenings, host our first 39ers Alumni event, hold new parent/carer open evenings, have sports days and of course run our Magical 7 days of activities starting July 13th to ensure that our pupils finish the term with a range of fantastic activities and memories.

Our Magical 7 initiative has been recognised as high-quality practice and awarded a UK Leading Edge Innovation grant. We have also been asked to write an article for educators in the SSAT Leading Edge network. This again, is a credit to the talented staff who work in our school. Please follow us on twitter @westoaksleeds where daily/weekly pupil and school activities are shared.

Just a reminder, that we return to school on Monday June 5th and school closes for the summer on Friday July 21st, 2023.

I have also attached the calendar for the next academic year which will help you with holiday planning. On the rare occasion that you need to request additional time off for your child, as your holiday overlaps with our term time, can you contact us and ask for permission please. We do understand, but please do not just inform us of the absence as it will be un-authorised. Thanks for your support with this.

I am really looking forward to September 2023 and my 16th year as Principal of West Oaks School as we continue to grow to 440 pupils across our three sites. As always, our focus is on our core business of teaching and learning and all our decision making is based around positive outcomes for our children as we strive for continual improvement at West Oaks.

Thanks everyone and have a wonderful week. Take care.

Best wishes

Andrew

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