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  • 30/04/20
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    Getting ready for Sixth form

    This advice is for all pupils who have applied to start Year 12 in Sept 2020
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  • 28/05/20
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    Update from the Head 28th May

    Dear Parents and students I hope you are all having a nice half term week. I thought I should issue a brief update about plans to offer some face to contact in schools for Year 10 and Year 12 students. At the time of my last update I said that we were waiting for the publication of the governm...
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  • 22/05/20
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    Update from the Head 22nd May

    Dear Parents and Students, Welcome to the weekly update from Balcarras. I hope you are all well as we head towards another Bank Holiday weekend. I’d like to wish everyone a nice break over half term and I would urge all of our students to make sure that they rest from their school work. As...
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  • 20/05/20
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    Update from the Head 20th May

    Update 20th May 2020   Dear parents and students,   I hope you are all well. Partial Re-opening I thought I should update you on our plans to re-open the school. As you will know the government has stated that they would like secondary schools to provide some...
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  • 15/05/20
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    Update from the Head 15th May

    Update 15th May 2020 Dear students and parents, I hope you have all had a good week. Well done to all of you for doing so well in keeping up to date with your work on the VLE. Since the lockdown began the VLE has had 1,855,443 hits and 184,686 tasks have been completed. That is quite some...
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  • 10/05/20
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    VE Day celebrations

    Pupils took part in VE day making cakes and bunting.
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  • 07/05/20
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    Update from the Head 7th May

    Update 7th May 2020 Dear students and parents, I hope everyone is well. Here is my usual weekly update. A tribute to the young people of Balcarras I wanted to start this week’s update by paying tribute to our young people. I think collectively you have done an amazing job of c...
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  • 07/05/20
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    3,630 face shields made

    Demand for face shields for the NHS is finally reducing
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  • 01/05/20
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    Update from the Head 1st May

    Dear students and parents, I hope you are all well and coping during lockdown. It is a strange time for all of us and as I said in my update last week I firmly believe that we should all just try to do our best during such a difficult time. I think it is crucial that our pupils understand this...
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  • 27/04/20
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    Balcarras Centre Assessed Grades

    Please see the letter below for information on how Balcarras will award centre assessed grades.
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  • 27/04/20
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    EdTech Demonstrator Programme

    Balcarras School and National Star have been selected for a new Government programme to improve virtual learning. Balcarras an outstanding 11-18 comprehensive secondary school, based in Cheltenham and National Star, a national charity based in Gloucestershire,are among the 20 schoo...
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  • 24/04/20
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    Update from the Head 24th April

    Dear students and parents, I hope that you all had a nice Easter and that the first week of the summer term has gone well. These continue to be difficult times for all of us and we simply have to just do our best to try to get through them. I hope that you are all able to access the VLE and...
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  • 22/04/20
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    Vacancy for Teacher of Geography

    Please click here for further information about this vacancy.
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  • 19/04/20
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    Bake Off under Lockdown

    Food Tech teachers at Balcarrs have managed to find innovative ways to still inspire pupils to keep Baking over Easter.
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  • 19/04/20
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    Making face shields for NHS

    Balcarras staff supporting the NHS during Covid 19
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