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  • Sixth Form Open Evening – Tues 27th January (early finish at 2pm)
  • Sixth Form Play, ‘Hamlet’ - Thurs-Sat 5th-7th February @ 7pm
  • Staff Vacancies
  • Trips Update
  • Second Hand Uniform and Kit
  • Politics debate – Sixth Form visit to Cheltenham Ladies College

I am very much looking forward to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 27th January. Mrs Hooper and I will be talking to our own Year 11 families about life in the Sixth Form (5pm in the hall), as well as welcoming hundreds of families from other schools (7pm onwards) who would like to consider Pate’s as an option for Sixth Form. My thanks to the many parents who will be organising transport for our sixth form tour guides on the night. Every year we are inundated with compliments about how friendly and engaging our students are and it is no wonder that so many new students want to join us.

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Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Sixth Form Play, ‘Hamlet’ - performances Thurs-Sat 5th-7th February @ 7pm. A large cast of sixth formers chose the play themselves and rehearsals have now begun for their ‘a play in a fortnight’. As with last year’s remarkable production of ’Julius Caesar’, audiences should expect to be challenged, surprised and thoroughly entertained. Tickets cost £6 for adults and £3 for students and are available on line via the website (here), or from the school office.

Staff Vacancies:
Receptionist / Student Services Support vacancy (advertised in last week’s message) a reminder that the deadline for applications is Tuesday 27th January 2015 at 4pm. Please see the school website (here) for full details of the job and how to apply.

Trips Update:
Berlin Trip 12th-15th February – Parents’ Information evening taking place in the Gallery on Thursday 29th January at 6.30pm.
Senior Rugby Tour to South Africa 2016 – final call for deposits for this trip. Deposits of £250 must be paid by the end of the month please. Please contact Mr Dandy with any problems or queries.

The Parents' Association would like to remind you that there is second-hand uniform and sports kit for sale. Great quality blazers cost as little as £7, skirts £3 and jumpers £2. There is a particularly good supply of cricket kit at the moment. Just ask at the school office or if you have any particular requirements please contact Bhavna at the Parents’ Association by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please continue to send any donations into the school office. Thank you.

Thirty of our Sixth Form students attended an exciting debate on 'Conflict in the Holy Land: what should Britain do?’ this week at Cheltenham Ladies' College. Chaired by historian Michael Scott-Baumann, who has written numerous history textbooks and is author of 'Crisis in the Middle East: Israel and the Arab States, 1945-2007' , the debate offered a unique opportunity for students to ask probing questions after hearing a panel of local politicians' views. Liberal Democrat MP for Cheltenham, Martin Horwood, joined the panel alongside Alex Chalk, Conservative candidate for Cheltenham, and Ed Buxton, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Tewkesbury in the forthcoming General Election. A range of hotly debated political issues was discussed, including the impact of the conflict on UK politics and what the future might hold. We're very grateful to Cheltenham Ladies' College for welcoming our students.

Just a reminder that we have an early finish for students on Tuesday 27th January. Buses will arrive at 2pm.

Yours sincerely

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Russel Ellicott
Head Master