6th Form Transport Arrangements April

21st April 2015

Dear Parent/Carers

I would like to inform you of the proposed arrangements for the provision of transport for sixth form students for the academic year September 2015 to July 2016. These arrangements have not been approved by the Governing body at this stage but the proposal below will be taken to the Finance Committee meeting in May 2015. Once a decision has been made I will confirm the arrangements in writing.

Students who live outside of Hornsea but in our catchment and who had indicated their intention to attend our sixth form as future students by 23rd April 2015 (i.e. as a part of the admissions process) will be entitled to apply for re-imbursement of £540.00. At this stage we have not been informed of the cost of the bus pass for 2015/16 by the transport section at ERYC but the school will only reimburse a maximum of £540.00 even if the cost of the bus pass is increased by the council.

The school will initially reimburse £360.00 upon receipt of the completed Application for Reimbursement Form with appropriate “proof of purchase” for an annual bus pass for one of the current home/school transport providers. If parents/carers choose to make payments by Direct Debit reimbursements will be made accordingly, details of this will be available on the HSLC website on the Sixth form page if approved by the Governing body.

Students eligible to a bursary payment (please see our website for eligibility criteria and application details) may choose to use this method to meet the remaining £180.00 of cost.

Students who are not eligible for a bursary payment will be reimbursed at a rate of £60.00 per term, payable at the end of each of the three terms making up an academic year. This will only be payable under the following conditions.

1. The student travels to and from school by bus (not car) as their main means of transportation

2. The student is complying with their learning agreement.

3. The student’s attendance is no lower than 95% (please note that only truly exceptional circumstances may be considered in mitigation but that normal medical absences will count as absence)

Yours faithfully

Mr S Lawrence

Polo Shirt 2015

Dear Parent/Carer

I am writing to advise you of this year’s procedure for the ordering of the optional summer uniform red Polo Shirts with the HSLC logo.

Samples of the sizes are available for viewing and ordering directly from Cariad only.

​​​9-11 years          £8.00

​​​12-13years​​          £8.00

​​​14-15years          ​​£8.00

​​​Adult sizes:

​​Med, Large and XL   £11.50

Should you wish to order a HSLC red polo shirt for the summer, Cariad of Newbegin, Hornsea, have agreed to order the red polo shirts on our behalf although they are only ordering once, so orders will need to be submitted with payment by 7th March deadline. 

Cariad require the following information to process your order.  Please order directly from Cariad NOT the school (payment cannot be accepted by telephone):

•​Student Name

•​Size required

•​Quantity required

•​Cost and total of order

The summer variation to the uniform starts on Tuesday, 5th May and sees our students having the choice of the HSLC logo red polo shirt instead of the shirt and tie.  As always this is the only variation and all other uniform requirements remain in place.

Yours sincerely

Mr S Lawrence, Headteacher

State of the Nation Day 2015

9th January 2015

Dear Parent/Carer
I would like to draw you attention to the forthcoming Partial Closure day which is noted in our School Calendar. We are holding a GCSE State of the Nation Results Day on Friday 30th January 2015 for our current Year 11 students. This will mean that pupils in years 7 – 10 will not be required to attend school on this day. Sixth form students are welcome to attend school and work independently in the sixth form building. No lessons will be taught on this day.
This Day has been a valued part of our provision for a number of years.
Ofsted, when they conducted their full inspection wrote

“Accurate and regular tracking of students’ academic performance shows that initiative such as revision session, GCSE coursework sessions and intervention at the grade C/D borderline at GCSE are improving achievement”

Our improvement strategies were discussed during the most recent full school inspection. Partial closure days were specifically discussed with the lead inspector as being key components of our raised standards. The discussion concluded with very strong backing of all we do in regard to raising standards and attainment.

The reason we need to partially close is to free up our teaching staff so they are available to meet with students and their parents/carers. We cannot staff lessons in the usual way on this day.

The time will be used to review student progress following the recent PPE (Pre Public exams) and to clearly establish a schedule for the remainder of Y11. The students will spend some of the time meeting with a member of the teaching staff, and then Subject Teachers to discuss how they can improve their GCSE grade before the summer examinations. The rest of the time will be spent actioning these plans.

I appreciate your support for this day despite some inevitable inconvenience caused by our arrangements. I know you share our desire to continue to raise levels of attainment at Hornsea and build on the significant progress we have made in previous years.
If the above arrangements cause you particular difficulty please contact me at school so we can see if and how we can help.
Yours sincerely

Mr S Lawrence