School closes for May half term on Friday 24 May 2024 at 2.55pm and gates reopen on Monday 03 June 2024 at 8.15am

Welcome to our last weekly update for this exciting first half term. We hope this message finds you well and in good spirits. I apologise for the delay in sending this message out – we had our entire Flixton staff attending our trust’s annual conference on Friday. The conference was incredibly inspiring and provided us with fresh ideas and perspectives on education. However, by the time I returned home and realised the weekly shop was waiting for my attention, I must admit that I couldn’t muster the brainpower to write this message. (As we all know, Friday evening food shopping is a task not for the faint-hearted!)

Week 7 did not fail to impress. It was a week to showcase our amazing talented students in the house arts final, a week of sporting triumph and one where we said an emotional farewell to our beloved Mr Coultas.

Rob Coultas, a cherished member of our Flixton family since 2008, has worn many hats with unflagging enthusiasm and dedication. He’s been an essential part of our school community, representing us at Friends of Flixton meetings, where he tirelessly secured much-needed funding for new school resources. Recently, his unwavering commitment to our students’ and families’ well-being shone through in his campaign to improve road safety at the school’s entrance.

Mr. Coultas has one final request as he departs, and it’s a meaningful one: to give him the best leaving present by supporting his dedicated efforts in advocating for road safety improvements. After months of lobbying the council, he’s successfully pushed for an online road safety concerns petition, open for signatures from October 18 to December 18, 2023.

We invite you to register and sign the petition by following this link here. Small changes can have a significant impact on our students’ safety, and your support means the world to us. Thank you for standing with us to ensure a safer school environment. We extend our warmest wishes to Rob and his family as he embarks on new adventures!

Student CAW data reports are now live.

Just reminder you can all access your child’s recent work ethic and data report on ARBOR. If you are struggling to access this, please email our admin team flixtongirls@vantageacademies.co.uk

Pyjama Day Success

I would like to say a huge thank you. Your support for our Pyjama Day fundraiser was nothing short of extraordinary. Together, we raised an incredible £529 for the Mayor’s Charity, a significant step in supporting those experiencing homelessness in our community. The sight of all the students in their fantastic pyjama outfits warmed our hearts and made the day memorable.

“Harmonies and Hues – House Arts Extravaganza”

House arts was nothing short of spectacular! Our students poured their hearts and souls into this remarkable showcase, leaving us in awe. With an incredible array of talents on display – from mesmerising drum solos to soul-stirring vocals, electrifying dance performances, and profound poetry readings – our event was a true celebration of artistry. The competition was fierce, and choosing a winner felt almost impossible, given the extraordinary talents that graced the stage. Bravo to each participant for sharing their unique gifts and making this event an unforgettable experience!

 

Huge congratulations to our Key Stage 3 winner – Harmony for her amazing vocal performance of colour blind. Congratulations to the Key Stage 4 winners – Isobel and Lydia for their dance performance.

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This brings me to the end of our weekly comms and before I wish you all a wonderful half term, I would like to let you all know that I will be continuing as the Acting Principal into half term two. Thank you for your understanding and unwavering support. As we look forward to the next half term, we’re excited about the opportunities it holds for our students. My team and I are committed to their growth and development and look forward to sharing many more achievements and experiences with you.

Miss Danielle Tedford | Acting Principal