Principal Update

The end of term is fast approaching; however, it does not mean that school life has slowed down. This week Year 10 students have taken part in work experience. Many students have been out on placements and a small number have remained within the school supporting our admin, medical and premises teams to experience various aspects of school life. If their enthusiasm and hard work are anything to go by, our students have demonstrated their Avanti Values this week, and we are enormously proud to have completed our first ever work experience.  

 We are looking forward to Ratha Yatra celebrations, the end of year production, the Year 7 Avanti Quest retreat in Lincoln as well as our welcome of new students into the school as part of our transition. We have begun to welcome our reception and nursery stay and play sessions and look forward to having our incoming Year 7 students attend on Tuesday next week.  

 Next week’s bulletin will again focus solely on providing parents with key information to ensure that you are ready and prepared for next academic year. 

Rathayatra Festival  

Friday 1st July celebrates the festival of chariots called Rathayatra. It is known as the oldest street festival, dating back 5,000 years, commemorating the return of Sri Krishna to His childhood village of Vrindavan.  

The famous city of Jaganntha Puri on the eastern coast of India is known for the largest Rathayatra celebration in the world. Three chariots 40 feet high parade the street, with millions joining the procession with kirtan, music and dance.  

We will be observing this festival in school on 1st July with a mini-chariot carrying the deities of Krishna in the form of Jagannatha, Lord of the Universe. Students will have time during the day to enact this ancient festival. They are welcome to wear respectful, traditional outfits (no jewellery) or School uniform. And of course, no festival is complete without a delicious feast.  

Wishing you all a happy Rathayatra festival.   

Hare Krishna 

Kind regards 

Pradip Gajjar 

End of Year Production

Tickets are now on sale for our end of Year Production – Extracts from the Mahabharata. The show is at 6.30pm on Friday 1st July, doors open at 6pm. Tickets cost £3 and can be purchased through the following link. 

Salters Chemistry Festival 

On Wednesday 22nd of June, six year 10 students attended the Salter’s Festival of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. They first attended a lecture by three keynote speakers who told the story of their progression to study a PhD. Following this, they were taken to a science lab where they learnt how to make Aspirin. They ended the day with careers talk from an assistant professor and a CEO at the university. It was a day to remember with memories made and inspirational lessons learnt by the students.   

“The chemistry trip was an amazing experience, we got to go into the labs and make aspirin and speak to a few people who work in the University. I am so happy I got the chance to go! Thank you.”  Asha P 

End of term arrangements: Friday 8th July 2022

Please find below the confirmed end of term arrangements for Friday 8th July 2022: 

  • Students will be dismissed at 12.50 pm and escorted to the gates / buses. 
  • Buses will arrive at an earlier time of 1 pm. 
  • The day will comprise of tutor time, P1-3 and then P4 will be in tutor groups with form tutors to reflect on the year and thinking about getting ready for next academic year. 
  • All lockers will need to be emptied and padlocks removed and taken home. Students will require a padlock for their new allocated lockers at the start of next academic year. 
  • As students will finish as 12.50 pm, no lunch will be provided. 
  • If your child is entitled to free school meals, please ask your child to inform Mrs Kurth if they would like a packed lunch to take with them on that day. 

Brigade Uniform 

Brigade have advised that their online ordering service has been put into maintenance mode until 5pm today. 

 As a thank to your parents for their patience and understanding they are offering free delivery this Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June on all orders placed. 

Lunch Cards

Students must ensure that they keep their lunch cards for the new academic year as the School will not be issuing new cards. The cost for a replacement lunch card is £5. 

Contacting the school

  • Communications – Wherever possible please use the contact form on our website to get in touch. This is detailed on the website at The appropriate member of staff will pick up the message and get back to you as soon as possible.

Summer Term Key Dates

  • Tuesday 28th June: Year 6 Transition Day 
  • Friday 1st July: Ratha Yatra Chariot Festival Day 
  • Tuesday 5th– Friday 8th July: Year 7 Avanti Quest 
  • Friday 8th July: Last day of academic year (half day – students will finish at 12.50 pm)

The term dates for 2022/2023 can be found on our website here.

Yours sincerely

Miss Bardsley

Acting Principal