Dear Parents & Carers,
As you will be aware, the school made changes to its curriculum structure last year and the five-year journey for students at The Radclyffe School is now divided into two stages: Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) and Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11).
Your child has now ‘graduated’ from Key Stage 3 and is a Key Stage 4 student of the school. They are starting or continuing the examination subjects that they selected through our options process and we expect them to work hard and devote themselves to their studies at all times. Importantly, we also expect our senior students to be excellent role models to our younger cohorts and to set a good example each day with regard to standards of behaviour and respect for others.
In order to celebrate the move to Key Stage 4 and to signify their enhanced status and responsibilities within the school, we will issue all students in Years 10 and 11 with a new school tie this week. An image of the tie is included in this letter: you will see that it still retains the school’s colours and branding but is significantly different from their existing tie. The design was chosen by members of our Student Voice group which included current Key Stage 4 students.
Students who are prefects will keep their prefect tie.
There is no cost to families for the new tie, it will be provided to all students free of charge by the school. If, however, a child loses this tie then a replacement will need to be paid for in the usual way. We will award the new ties to students in assemblies this week and will collect their existing tie from them (to be kept as a supply of spares for Key Stage 3 students). If you also have children in Years 7-9 and would like to retain the old tie for their use, please contact the school’s reception and we will arrange for you to collect this.
If you have any questions or queries regarding this change, please contact your child’s Year Manager in the first instance.
Mr J Cregg