Welcome To Manningtree High School
Welcome back to our students and staff after a warm and summery half term. The GCSE exams are continuing for the first three weeks of this half term. Year 11 have lessons until 13th June and there are some additional revision sessions running after that date. The students are coping well with the new GCSE papers as they have been prepared as thoroughly as possible by their teachers.
We have made two changes to the school calendar for this half term. Firstly, Awards Afternoon will now be on Wednesday 12th July. Prizewinners have received their notifications. The second change is that we have decided, on the advice of the grounds staff, to postpone Sports Day until September. This will ensure that the grass on the newly sown field is robust enough for use.
On 30th June the school will head out for our annual sponsored walk and in the week following that we will welcome our future year 7 students for their induction days.
Before the summer holidays are even on the horizon, let alone over, the clothes shops are setting out their ‘Back to School’ displays. Please could I caution parents that an item bought from the ‘Back to School’ rails may not necessarily fit with our uniform regulations. We do not allow tight fit, stretchy or jeans material/style trousers and skirts must be no shorter than just above the knee. Students still wearing the old uniform black skirts (From September, years 9 and 10 only) must wear pleated or A line styles. No stretchy material skirts, no pencil skirts. Unfortunately some shops sell fashion items under the guise of uniform. We have put some pictures on the website to help parents but please do ask for guidance before committing yourself to expense if you are unsure.
The vast majority of our students take pride in their uniform and look very smart. This is often commented upon by visitors.
GCSE results are published on Thursday 24th August. More details about the timings and arrangements for this day will be sent out before the end of term.