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Bulletin 20.01.2023

20th January 2023

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Dear Parents and Carers

Teacher Strikes

You will have heard from the national news that members of the National Education Union are going to strike on Wednesday 1 February. We have not yet been able to analyse the impact of this on the school day; we will be affected not only by members of staff withdrawing their services, but also by the impact of potential primary school closures on staff with younger children. I will keep you updated as we work on a risk assessment of this situation. In any case, we will ensure that school remains open for any Vulnerable pupils.

Road Access to School

This afternoon you have been sent a School Post message about a current planning application by SCIP that provides a direct road link to Sheepfold Lane for cycles and buses from the Business Park Road, but does not allow cars to use this route. Instead, cars are to access school through the new housing development on a less direct and narrower route. Diagrams of these routes are on the school website along with details of their relative carbon emissions, since the SCIP application places high priority on its strong environmental credentials. The planning application closes on 3 February; there is therefore a window of 2 weeks in which comments on the plans can be made. Access to Cambourne Village College & Primary School-Vital Planning Application - Cambourne Village College (

If sufficient numbers object to the lack of a direct route for cars, then SCIP may be required to reconsider the issue of school access, so that a better solution can be found.

School Closure Day 24 January

Please note that school is closed on Tuesday 24 January so that teachers can focus on developing the school curriculum. Our curriculum is a huge strength of the school, and this dedicated time to review the content and delivery of lessons is invaluable in maintaining this.

Year 9 Options Evening

It was a pleasure to welcome Year 9 students and their families to school last night, to learn more about the different subject options for pupils in Years 10 and 11. Detailed information on the options process is available on the school website. These families were the first to experience using our completed conference facility in the Performance Hall, with the tiered seating in use for the first time. We look forward to being able to use this great facility on a daily basis with pupils after half term. 

Wishing you all a very good weekend,

Claire Coates

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