Dear Parent/Carer,

This Friday, the 17th of July, will be the end of what has been one of the most tumultuous and challenging years I have known in my 24 years of teaching. I am both incredibly proud and extremely grateful for how everyone has pulled together during this time. With the exception of three bank holidays, Frederick Gent has been open since the 23rd March. From the many messages of support and thanks I know how much the work of my staff has been appreciated by you. Equally I want to, once again, express my gratitude to you for the way you have supported us and your children through this difficult period.

As one academic year ends we inevitably turn our attention to the new term that will start in September. Both myself, and all of the staff at Frederick Gent School, look forward to welcoming back all pupils from the start of the new academic year. Following my message last week on what this might look like I now want to inform you of what the return in September will involve.

Firstly, in my last letter, I suggested that I would like to give our new cohort of Year 7 one day to acclimatise to their new school without other year groups on-site. As well as allowing Year 7 a chance to orientate themselves this will also give us, as a school, a day to run through the systems we have put in place with 160 rather than 800 pupils on site. I can now confirm that the return date for Year 7 will be Monday 7th September.

Although I was keen to give Year 7 this one day I am also very keen to get everyone back as soon as possible. Based on this I can confirm that the return date for Years 8-11 will be Tuesday 8th September

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Our Vision, Mission & Values

At Frederick Gent, we pride ourselves on the excellent pastoral care provided and the positive relationships that we foster across the schools – between staff and pupils, staff and parents and between the pupils themselves. The size of the school and the sense of community within it ensures that at Frederick Gent School every child is known, valued and matters. We have very high expectations for what our young people can achieve, not just academically but also through the personal growth and social development that we foster in the students at our school.

These values are encapsulated in our mission that, as a school, we will ensure that in everything we do we provide Quality, Care and Success.

This prospectus will give you a sense of how we deliver on these aims. We are a school with a broad

and varied curriculum which allows pupils to widen their horizons and experience success in a variety of different subjects. We are also a school that provides an extensive range of extra-curricular activities

to ensure pupils enjoy their time with us and are exposed to new and exciting opportunities which allows them to grow personally and socially.

We are determined that pupils will leave the school as confident and ambitious young people who are well prepared to embark on a happy and successful life beyond the school gates.

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Key Upcoming Dates August 2020

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Please find key upcoming events to be aware of:

Aug 20

GCSE Results Day

Sep 7

School Opens

Sep 17

Year 6 Open Evening 6-8pm

Oct 1

Y11 Maximising Achievement Evening TBC

Oct 15

Y7 Settling in Evening TBC

Oct 22

Last Day of term

Oct 23

Inset Day

Nov 2

School Reopens

Nov 6

Freddies Bake Off

Nov 13

Non-Uniform Day Children in Need

Nov 13

Ex Y11 Prom

Nov 19

Whole School Presentation Evening 5.15pm

Nov 25


Dec 3

Y11 Targeted Intervention Evening

Dec 10

Y11 Parents Evening 4-7pm

Dec 17

Freddie Factor

Dec 18

School Closes Christmas Holiday

Jan 4

Inset Day

Jan 5

School Reopens

Jan 21

Y10 Parents Evening 4-7pm

Jan 28


Feb 4

Year 8 Option Evening 5-7pm

Feb 12

School Closes Half Term

Feb 22

Inset Day

Feb 23

School Reopens

Mar 2


Mar 3

National Apprenticeship Week 3-7th March

Mar 4

World Book Day

Mar 4

Y8 Parents Evening 4-7pm

Mar 12

Non-Uniform Day - Comic Relief

Mar 18


Mar 25

Y9 Parents Evening 4-7pm

Apr 1

School Closes Easter Holidays

Apr 19

School Reopens

May 3

May Bank Holiday School Closed

May 28

School Closes for half term

Jun 7

School Reopens

Jun 16

Rock Picnic

Jun 24

Y7 Parents Evening 4-7pm

Jul 2

Y11 Leavers Assembly

Jul 8

Y6 Parents Evening 6-7pm

Jul 9

Prom TBC

Jul 14


Jul 19

Y10 Work Experience Week

Jul 23

Last day of Term - School Closes

Aug 19

Y11 GCSE Results Day

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To find out more about the broad and balanced curriculum offered at Frederick Gent School please click on the links below.



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