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  • 19/03/20
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    School closure - letters from the Headteacher

    Please click here to see the final letter from the Headteacher regarding school closure and letter from Mr Towers  regarding setting of work. 
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  • 03/04/20
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    Update from the Head

    Dear students/parents I’m writing to wish you all a Happy Easter. It has been a strange couple of weeks in school with so few students and staff in attendance. I do hope that those of you at home have managed to access the VLE and have been able to do the work set by your teachers. We won...
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  • 03/04/20
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    Summer 2020 Guidance from Ofqual

    Please click here to read a letter to pupils from Ofqual about GCSE, AS and A Level grades. Please click here for detailed guidance from Ofqual.
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  • 28/03/20
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    Sixth form applications update

    An update for year 11's looking at their next steps.
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  • 25/03/20
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    All DFE Guidance for Educational Providers

    The DFE have put all of their guidance for educational providers in one place. Please follow the link for the most up to date advice.  https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings
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  • 22/03/20
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    DFE Statement on Exam Grades

    The DFE have issued a statement about how exam grades at GCSE and A Level will be issued. Please click on the link below to read this statement. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-details-on-exams-and-grades-announced We will be in contact again when we are given...
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  • 13/03/20
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    STEM week

    STEM week 9th- 13th March 2020
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  • 12/03/20
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    Notice for Sixth form applicants

    Notice for sixth form applicants
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  • 12/03/20
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    World Book Day

    Competitions and Story Shares saw the school celebrate world book day
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  • 12/03/20
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    Anti Bullying Campaign

    Some of the schools Anti Bullying Ambassadors
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  • 28/02/20
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    Letter to Parents - New School for Cheltenham

    Please click here to read a letter from the Headteacher about the New School for Cheltenham.
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  • 20/01/20
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    6th form debates

    The debate season has kicked off for pupils in the sixth form.  Each year tutor groups compete with each other debating a range of topical issues. This years issues range from 'extinction rebellion' to 'reality TV' and 'the monarchy'.  The aim of this is to develop...
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  • 17/01/20
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    Voice Collective

    Last term, thirty four Balcarras students from years seven to eleven took part in a songwriting project. They met after school every Thursday and composed their own song. They were working with Ben O'Sullivan, Victoria Clark and Hamish Woolley from MusicWorks. However, they were facilitators. Th...
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  • 17/01/20
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    Missed the Year 11 Five Grade 7+ Meeting?

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  • 16/01/20
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    Green Flag

    Balcarras School has gained the green flag award
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