City of Norwich School

Headteacher's Message, Friday 15th July 2022

I have had another wonderful week enjoying the company of Year 6, visiting some of our feeder schools to see Year 6 in their own setting as well as attending the excellent Summer Concert and the superb CNS Fest.  The Fest was very well attended and a very relaxing afternoon for all in attendance. I am immensely grateful to Miss Cook, Mr Innes, Karen Dures and the rest of the CNSA for organising this event for the benefit of CNS and the wider community.    

Year 6 have enjoyed their transition days and I anticipate they will sleep very well tonight! The days help relieve any worries about starting at CNS and instil enthusiasm and excitement for starting in September.  Our student leaders were an excellent support for the children and were complemented by students, teachers, and parents. Thank you to Mrs Tillyard for organising the week and all her work in transition throughout the year.  

I bid a fond farewell to Year 10 who are venturing forth on work experience next week.  I wish them well on their placements and look forward to seeing them as Year 11 in September.  They finished their year with an excellent Sports Day today avoiding the extreme heat forecast for next week. As a result of forecast temperatures, we are moving Sports Day to Thursday when it should be cooler. Also to help with the heat, students are allowed to wear their PE shorts or skorts next week as well as black shorts and school skirts.   Please remind your child to keep hydrated and regularly refill their water bottle at the fountains or additional water stations across the school.  

Congratulations to Oliver Pike who has qualified to swim in the British Championships this summer meaning he is in the top 28 swimmers for his age in the UK. This is an immense achievement; as a former swim mum, I appreciate the hours of training swimmers commit, good luck at the meet Oliver.   

I am looking forward to a quieter weekend and hope you have a safe and happy weekend too. 

Jo Philpott 

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