Latest News – Message from the Head: Saturday School change from 1st September 2021

Change to Saturday School from 1st September 2021

Following consultation of parents, staff and pupils the Directors and Governors have made the decision to change the provision of compulsory lessons on Saturday’s from 1 September 2021.

The consultation indicated overwhelming support for a change. Some concerns on the length of terms and proposed holiday dates were raised, so the management team at Bedstone will review what was proposed and publish revised term dates before the Christmas break.

Every effort will be made to ensure that academic provision and rigor is not compromised by the change. It gives great opportunity to examine the balance of the current curriculum, whilst using the time released from compulsory Saturday lessons to develop a programme of, non-compulsory, enhancement activities.

I hope this will give those those who wish to have more family time at weekends, plus those who find a six-day week tiring, the opportunity and benefits they are looking for; I also believe that by offering optional activities in school on Saturday mornings will enhance our provision.

Over the next few months we will work on all the detail required to effect the change and I will keep you informed of our plans.

A confirmation letter has been sent to parents/guardians this afternoon.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Wendy Martin (Head)