All Hallows Catholic College is celebrating the end of another very successful academic year, with a sextuple of awards, which flow from the heart of the college mission to ‘aspire not to have more but to be more’ and its Christian values. In as many months, the College has attained six major awards. The first was the International Schools Award which was followed by the Inclusion Quality Mark, Arts Mark Gold, the Green Flag, the highest award for environmental sustainability and then an E Safety Award. And just when the college thought it couldn’t get any better, and in the last week of the summer term, the college heard it had got the coveted Dyslexia Friendly Status accreditation. Principal, Tony Billings, says ‘The values we hold as a Church school influence who we are and what we do and we are delighted to have received the recognition in these in awards. Well done to all students and staff for the work that underpins these external assessments and accreditations’
The Governors would like to thank all parents/carers who responded to the recent consultation on the length of the college day which ran from 21 March to 25 April ‘14.
The student body is made up of almost 1,200 students and the consultation was opened to all parents/carers. A total of 125 parental responses were received with 89 responses in favour of option 1 and 16 responses in favour of option 2, and 26 objections. This means that 80% of active respondents in favour of either option 1 or 2 and 20% disapproved of either option. Attention was drawn to the consultation through texts and letters on four occasions over the period. The response rate suggests that there are a large number for whom the issue of an extension of the college day by 25 minutes is not contentious. College staff have been predominantly in favour of option 1 and similarly our students.