End Of Term Letter

Wednesday 16 December 2015

15th December 2015



Dear Parents and Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

As we approach the end of a successful term at Walworth Academy, I would like to thank you all for your continued support. Over the course of the term, there have been a number of successful meetings and events for parents to attend, such as Praise Evening, Parent Council meetings and parent evenings. It is by communicating and working closely with our parents and carers that together we can ensure the best outcomes for our students.


The attendance at the year 11 parents evening was 93%, which is very pleasing indeed. In January, we will be holding the year 10 parents’ evening on Wednesday 13th January 2016 and the 6th Form parents’ evening on Wednesday 6th January 2016. We look forward to seeing even more parents and carers this time, to review your child’s attainment and progress.


I am pleased to say that our year 7 students have settled in very well, are displaying excellent attitudes to learning and are embracing our Walworth Academy core values:


  • Commitment to learning
  • Aspiration
  • Resilience
  • Excellence
  • Self-Management


Our year 11 and year 13 have been showing exceptional commitment to learning and have been working hard to ensure that they achieve the best results possible when they start their exams in

May 2016. This is the time of year where we like to spend quality time with family and friends, but I also hope that year 11, 12 and 13 students spend as much time as possible revising for their exams and mock examinations. If your child is in any of these year groups, please help them to organise their time so that they do as much revision as possible.


In the build up to the Christmas holidays, we are aware that some students may become very excitable, but also that some students remember what and who they may not have during the Christmas period. If your child should need any support over the holidays, please show them the school Website, where we have the phone numbers for a number of support groups. We will also ensure that your child has a contact card for them to use.


On the reverse of this letter you will find important dates for the next term at the academy, so please ensure that you have these in your diary. I have also enclosed information about lost property.


I wish you and your family a wonderful and happy Christmas holiday and I look forward to welcoming back our students on the Wednesday 6th January 2016 at 8:20am.


Have a wonderful and restful break.


Yours sincerely,


Ms Y Powell OBE


Walworth Academy



Important dates for next term:


Date Event
Tuesday 5th January 2016 Inset training day – no students at the academy.
Wednesday 6th January 2016 All students to return to the academy – 8:20am start.
Wednesday 6th January 2016 6th Form parents evening.
Thursday 7th January 2016 GCSE awards evening for the Year 11 class of 2015.
Wednesday 13th January 2016 Year 10 parents evening.
Thursday 14th January 2016 Early closure at the academy – students to be dismissed at 1:30pm.
Wednesday 3rd February 2016 Year 9 parents evening.
Wednesday 10th February 2016 Parent Council meeting.
Thursday 11th February 2016 Last day of term for students.
Friday 12th February 2016 Inset training day for staff – no students at the academy.


Lost Property

All lost property is to be sent to Babbage reception.        

Student may collect it from here at the end of each day.

Every Wednesday, all lost property will be displayed in the Dining hall for students to collect. It will be stored until the end of term, where it will be displayed for a final time. Any items which have not been collected will be donated to charity.