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Message from the Headteacher
Monday 20 October
Thank you to all those parents and carers who joined us at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Sunday for the Diocesan Centenary Service of Thanksgiving for Church Schools. Debenham High School students Edward Botwright (Year 9), Luke Bower and Emma Burley (Year 7) shared their moving poems of hopes and dreams with all those gathered at the service.
If you are in Bury St Edmunds over the next two weeks, take the opportunity to visit the wonderful artwork created as part of the centenary celebrations. Students from across the county worked with the theme of Celestial Cities to create some impressive pieces.
With only four days this week until students break up for half-term there is much to fit in. On Monday, Year 7 students discover the unique, reconstructed Motte and Bailey Castle at Mountfitchet in Essex, linking to what they have learnt in History this term.
On Thursday, Year 11 students receive their Interim Reports. These give them a clear indication of their current performance and prepare them for conversations with subject teachers after half-term at the Year 11 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 4 November.
On Wednesday, Year 9 students start to consider what their future holds as they visit the Suffolk Skills Show at Trinity Park. During the morning they will be able to explore a range of jobs and professions in order to consider what career path they may take. Whilst this might seem early in their schooling it is important that they can consider the choices needed for certain pathways as they start their GCSE options process later in the term.
We remind parents and carers that the school has a staff training day on Friday and hence students are not in school. We wish all our readers a restful half-term.