City of Norwich School

Headteacher's Message, Friday 1st November 2019

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe half term. Students and staff have returned energised and in good spirits ready for what will be a busy half term. It will be particularly busy for Year 11 who spoke highly of their Post-16 Careers Day yesterday, superbly led by Mrs Lester and Miss Turley. It can be a confusing time for Year 11 as they look ahead to next September and to help with the decision making, we are looking forward to welcoming Year 11 students and families to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday of next week. Please take this opportunity to visit the school and the fantastic provision we offer at CNS Sixth Form. 

As the nights draw in, we are very aware of how many of our students who cycle to school have not made themselves or their bikes winter ready. As a big school we have a high number of students cycling and as they leave school alongside pedestrians and cars it can present road safety concerns. When students compound this with no helmet or lights, I am concerned they will not be seen and endanger themselves and others. Please can parents and carers ensure that if your child is cycling to school that they and their bikes are winter ready and that they are familiar with safe cycling rules. 

A few of our students are braving the colder days by still wearing school shorts! I admire their hardiness however shorts are part of the CNS uniform between Easter and October half term and all students should now be in full length trousers or school skirts; stretchy skirts are not CNS uniform. House offices have a supply of uniform for students not meeting uniform expectations. 

I am looking forward to a quiet weekend ahead after a very busy half term and I hope you have a good weekend and enjoy whatever you have planned.  

Jo Philpott