We are delighted to announce that 9 students from Year 13 have been offered places to study at Oxford or Cambridge from September 2020.
This is a phenomenal number, the highest ever and the students are to be congratulated on their achievements in such a competitive field. Hard work continues in order to achieve the grades required, but hopefully come September they will be starting their courses in Veterinary Medicine (2), Medicine, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English, Human, Social and Political Sciences and History.
It is with deep regret that I am writing to inform you that one of our teaching staff (Ms Smith – Languages) passed away last Friday night.
Ms Smith has been ill with cancer for that last few months and she and her family knew that she only had a limited time left with us. Nevertheless, this is a huge shock to everyone at Fallibroome, not least because Claire was such an energetic, upbeat and kind person. Having had the privilege of watching her teach many times, I know that she had a magical ability to set the highest standards for her students in everything they did while being positive, encouraging and helpful at all times. Her colleagues and students here at Fallibroome are devastated by this news. It seems to us that we have lost one of our best and most loved members of staff.
Claire’s passing is made all the more difficult by the fact that she was an ex-student and Head Girl here herself. Two of her children also attend Fallibroome so we will need to do all we can to ensure that they are fully supported and looked after at this terrible time for their family. When we have had to deal with tragic events such as this in the past, we have found that the whole Fallibroome community pull together and support each other completely. I am sure that the days, months and years ahead will be no different.
At the end of the summer term last year, Claire came into school to speak to the whole staff. We all knew that this was her way of saying goodbye to us. She told us how proud she was to have been a teacher and how she felt that she had done something of great importance with her life. In particular, she emphasised how much she loved our school and how proud she was to have worked here. The warmth of the response that she received from her colleagues confirmed the exceptionally high esteem in which we have all held her. I also know that many of our students speak of Ms Smith’s kindness, cheerfulness and genuine commitment to their success and happiness in school. We know for certain that she made a genuine and positive difference to the lives of the many students that she taught in her years at Fallibroome. She will be greatly missed by all of us.
Sixth form artists spend the day creating beautiful ceramic bowls.
Following a visit to Manchester Art Gallery to see the inspirational work of ceramics artist Halima Cassell, our talented year 12 students spent an entire day with ceramics specialist Mr Vickers, creating their own stunning handcrafted pieces. Using their own themes and research, the students made some beautifully constructed bowls which echo the organic nature of Halima’s sculptures.
Fallibroome Trust Admissions Policy September 2021 onwards
Consultation open 12 Dec 19-23 Jan 20
Local stakeholders are invited to comment on the attached Admissions Policy for the Fallibroome Trust for September 2021 onwards. The consultation period will run for a 6 week period with effect from Thursday 12 December 2019. Comments should be submitted to the Trust Company Secretary, by no later than Thursday 23 January 2020.
I am writing to inform you that the funeral for Claire Smith will be taking place at 10.00 am on Friday 28th February at St Michael’s Church in Macclesfield.
In light of the strength of Claire’s connection to our school, we know that our entire staff body will want to be present at this service and that many of our students and parents will also want to attend. As a result, I have chosen to take the exceptional step of closing the school on this date. We will reopen as normal on Monday 2nd March. A number of school events are scheduled for the 28th so we will move these to an alternative date and details about this will be communicated to students next week. The Battlefields trip will go ahead as normal (26th to 28th).
If your son/daughter is able to attend the funeral, please encourage them to do so in their school uniform. This will give Claire’s family a clear visual sign of the strength of support that exists for them right across our community. As Fallibroome was very much at the heart of her life, I know that Claire would have appreciated such a gesture too.
We have had a Book of Condolence open in school this week and many of our staff and students have used this to record their thoughts and memories about Claire. It is our intention to move this book to the main Reception desk for the whole of next week so that parents, ex-students, family friends, etc. can come into school and add their contributions. The Reception desk is open from 8.00 am until 4.00 pm if you would like to avail of this opportunity.
While we are always very reluctant to disrupt the school day in any way, we feel that is very important to offer our full support to Claire’s family at this exceptionally difficult time.
Thank you in advance for your understanding in this matter.
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