Early Close Friday 7th July

Please note that the school will be closing at 12.00 Noon NOT 12.45pm, as previously advised, on Friday 7th July in order to hold our Facing the Future Event.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.  Any pupils who need to remain at school until 12.45pm should inform their Form Tutor and can wait in Room 11

Year 11 News

Year 11 will have 58 school days remaining on Monday 30th January. All pupils should be following a weekly work plan in order to support their revision and ensure they are devoting enough time to all of their subjects.

Mr N Dannie

Head of Year 11

Annual Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication at St Albans Abbey

We are having our annual service of Thanksgiving and Dedication at St Albans Abbey on Thursday 20th October.

The theme for the afternoon is ‘British Values’.

It will give pupils, staff and guests an opportunity to reflect and be thankful for Verulam; to celebrate personal and school achievements and inspire us all to be ambassadors in achieving Verulam’s goal of excellence. Our guest speaker is Vice Admiral Alan Richards CB JP.

This year’s chosen charity is Emmaus. Emmaus St Albans is a homelessness charity providing up to 33 formerly homeless people with a safe home environment and the opportunity to work.

A collection will be taken for charity during the service as well as the school running a number of fund raising events during October.

Pupils will have lessons in the morning – see below timetable:

8.35-8.45            Registration

8.50-9.40           Period 1

9.40-10.30         Period 2

10.30-10.45       Break

10.50-11.30       Period 3

11.30-12.10        Period 4

12.10-12.30       Lunch

12.30-13.25       Supervised walk to Abbey

14.00-15.00      Service

15.00                 Boys can be collected from outside the Abbey

Please ensure that your child’s uniform is at its smartest, complete with polished shoes. We suggest that to reduce the jangling of change, pupils bring either a £1 or £2 coin for the offertory.

To reduce baggage, pupils will not need to bring books for the morning but may need a coat if the weather looks threatening.

If you do not wish your child to attend on religious or moral grounds, please write a letter to their form tutor, who is collecting names of students who are not attending the service. These students will have the opportunity to attend either a parallel event at the local mosque or will take part in a related activity on the theme of British Values at school.

Mr R Hall