Dear Parents and Carers
I hope that you are all well and that as the Year 11 students are preparing to finish their studies and activities at Bede Academy for this year, I wanted to update you with some key information as we work towards the Summer GCSE Results Day on 12th August.
Firstly, I am delighted that so many students are looking to return to the Academy for Sixth Form in September. We are expecting a record number of Year 11 students to return, and I am excited to welcome them to the courses, facilities and opportunities on offer. I have had a number of questions recently from families of Year 11 students who have not yet applied as to whether they can still apply even at this point; my answer is yes – we will meet with every student on the Results Day and will be in a position to offer courses and places based on results. Nearer the time, I will be writing to you about how Results Day will work, but please do get in touch if you have any questions at any point.
In preparation for September, I want to remind all parents and carers to consider applying, if eligible, for bursary funding in Sixth Form. Information about the bursary can be found in our Prospectus on page 8 (link), which includes eligibility criteria and funding. To apply, please could you complete the application form by the end of June so that your application can be considered.
The bursary application form link is here: https://forms.gle/XRRVDehkvkxr4gAR6
I trust that you have all received a paper copy of the Sixth Form uniform ordering process. The dates for ordering 6th form uniform are from 12th July to 23rd August. We would encourage parents to order as close to the 12th of July as they can as we don’t hold stock of the sixth form uniform. This would give the shop time to obtain uniform items. From 12th July, the shop will add a pending payment option to the online store, which allows all parents and carers to place a sixth form uniform order without making a payment or adding payment details. Once a student’s sixth form place is confirmed following Results Day in August, the payment is then made and the uniform order is dispatched. If you have any queries about uniform, please contact the Academy Shop.
Finally, I hope that you can as a family relax over the coming months and enjoy the summer break. I am here at any point should you have any questions, and you can e mail me and the Sixth Form Team directly via email@example.com
I will be in touch in due course regarding the Results Day on August 12th.
Mr D Lloyd
Head of Sixth Form