October – December 2015

Dear Parents/Students

Welcome back to the new term, and welcome to our new starters. We are busy working towards the exam session taking place on 22nd and 29th November this term.

We are also looking forward to our Christmas party on December 20th at the village hall, details are below.

Changes to BTDA Exam marking

It has been announced by the BTDA that from January 2016 they will no longer be awarding the Distinction grade for Prep and Primary level exams. We are letting our parents know now in advance of the November exam sessions, in case the examiner takes the new marking scheme on board early. If you have any queries, please speak to Donna.

New Pin Badges

The BTDA are now offering pin badges for students who have passed Graded Exams (Grade 1-5). These are available for £1, once a student has passed their exam. They are not compulsory. Please see the notice board for further details.

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras rehearsals will resume on Saturday 7th November from 12pm-1pm. Children who are on the reserve list do not need to attend the rehearsal, but need to keep the performance date of 5th June free.

Singing

Singing lessons will resume on Saturday 14th November with our new teacher Thom. He is holding lessons from 3.45 to 4.30 at the village hall, at the cost of £4.00 per lesson. If you haven’t already filled in a form to join the lesson, but would like to, please see Donna.

Showtime 2015 – Spot check report

Thank you again to all who helped back stage during the show. Thanks to all of your hard work we have received a positive report from Nuneaton Borough Council regarding the spot check that took place on the second night of the show. If you would like to see a copy of the report, please see Donna.

Christmas Party – Sunday 20th December

All children are invited to the academy Christmas party which will take place on Sunday 20th December as follows:

All First Steps and Junior children 3.00 – 4.30pm
All Inters and Seniors students 5.00 – 7.00pm

Dates For your Diary:

Forthcoming Exams dates 22nd & 29th November. More details to follow.
Christmas Party Sunday 20th December.
Mardi Gras show Sunday 5th June 2016.

Term Dates 2015

This term: Monday 26th October to Saturday 19th December 2015
Closed Monday 21st December to Saturday 2nd January