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Parent's Bulletin Jan 12th 2024

(Posted on 12/01/24)

January 12th 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,    

Please find information below about all our upcoming events, assessments and activities and get in touch via the contact details at the bottom if you have any further questions.

School Times
School opens at 8.50am and closes at 3.10pm. All students are expected to be on the school site at 8.50am in readiness for registration.   

Congratulations to Tori Year 7 and Bailey Year 11 who were each successful in winning a £100 Asda gift card in our grand Christmas Attendance Challenge draw, celebrating pupils achieving 100% attendance. Well done both!

All absences from school should be reported on the morning of each day of absence before 9.15am and provide a valid reason.   

  1. Email –            RobertsT581@hwbcymru.net ( School Attendance Officer)
  2. Telephone –    01978 833010
  3. Free Text –     07908670242

Failure to report your child’s absence from school creates a safeguarding issue.           

We appreciate your support in maintaining our uniform standards. School uniform embodies our values and promotes our strong sense of cynefin. Please note the following items are not acceptable: leggings, converse footwear, denim or leather jackets, miniskirts, jeans and hoodies. Blazers are compulsory. Plain blue jumpers are optional but should always be worn with a school blazer. Please see the Uniform Policy on the school website for further clarification.

Year 11 Dates

Tuesday January 16th and Thursday January 18thth – Year 11 GCSE Science practical exams.

Monday January 22nd, Wednesday January 23rd and Monday January 29th – Year 11 Food and Nutrition practical exams.  

Pupils must arrive to school at 8:50am and head to the exam room immediately. The examination will start at 9am. Pupils must remember to fetch all equipment needed for the examination. These are not mock exams, attendance is mandatory to pass the GCSE. Students are aware of this and revision has been provided in class.          

Please see the timetable of lunchtime and after school year 11 revision classes attached.

Year 9 assessments will begin this week. Revision materials will be provided. A timetable of assessments will be given to students. 

Year 7 and 8 assessments begin next week, beginning January 22nd. Revision materials will be provided. A timetable of assessments

Free Period Products Survey         
Did you know that Wrexham Council provide free period products? Using funding from Welsh Government, they are available within school and at various locations across the county borough and we would like to know how you access these products and whether improvements can be made. 
Help us by completing this survey for residents of the community:  
A separate survey will also be completed by a selection of students in school.

Brilliant Books         

Each week we recommend a ‘Brilliant Book’ for students. These books will always be aimed at young people and are available in the school Library. Our recommendation this week is ‘Ultimate Football Heroes: Wrexham AFC’ by Paul Harrison; A book about Wrexham AFC's epic fight for promotion - the heartbreak and heroism of two incredible seasons for the Welsh team.

Film Club                  

This Tuesday in Film Club we will be screening ‘Freaky Friday’ (2003) 3.10pm-4.45pm. All students are welcome but please make sure parents know if you intend to stay behind after school.

Current Initiatives    

We welcome donations of second-hand clean uniform items including shoes in good condition. If you have any items which your child has outgrown and are in good condition, please bring them to the main reception area.

Dates for Your Diary

Monday January 15th                          Year 9 assessments begin

January 16th and 18th                          Year 11 GCSE Science practical

Thursday January 18th                        Year 11 Parent’s Evening

Monday January 22nd                         Year 7 and 8 assessments begin

January 22nd, 23rd & 26th                     Year 11 GCSE Food and Nutrition practical


This week’s timetable will be on Week 1.     
The week beginning Monday January 22nd will be on Week 2.        

Contacting School   
Telephone: 01978 833010  Email: info@grango.co.uk          

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