MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER

MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
In This Issue:                            MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
                                  Dear parent/carer
Message from the              1
Headteacher                       We have come to the end of a busy and successful half term with lots of activity
                                  around school.
Wates News                    2
International Trips, Uniform 2    The new uniform is nearly finalised with the winning designs, of the tie competition,
ACE News                   3—4    currently being created at the factory. This will enable us to make our final decision on
                                  which will look best with our new blazers. Thank you to all those young people who
Tesco Bags of Help         5– 6   entered the competition—we are proud of your efforts. Please see the separate letter,
PE Success                    6   out soon, about pricing and payment options.
Vaccination                   7
                                  The library is once again thriving after its difficult period
Languages, Library            8   the year before I arrived at Murray Park. Mrs Makasis has
Free School Meals             8   completely revamped the books, ordering new and
                                  exciting fiction texts and labelling all with colours that
Catering News                 9   match the ability of the students. We have 30 i-pads to
Go 4 Schools                 10   undertake the Accelerated Reader testing on, so we can be
                                  sure that students are reading books at the correct level
Fundraising News             11
                                  and that they progress well in reading. Well done, also, to all our library leaders—you
School notices               12   are doing a great job in your new roles!
Exams                    12– 13
                                                      It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of Helen
School Term Dates            14                       Curry, a long-serving Maths teacher at Murray Park. We have set up
Key Dates                    15                       a book of condolence, off Student Services, if you would like to
                                                      write a special message in memory of Mrs Curry. Proceeds from our
Parent Pay                   15
                                                      non-uniform day on the final Friday of term will go towards a
                                                      memorial for Mrs Curry and a donation to MacMillan Cancer
                                                      Research. Our thoughts are with her husband and son at this
                                                      difficult time.

                                  Our recent Ofsted inspection identified that due to our great work ‘pupils’ progress is
Did you know?                     improving’. The report states that: ‘The new headteacher has gained a quick
                                  understanding of the schools’ strengths and weaknesses. Senior leaders are taking
School breaks up on Friday        effective action to improve the school.’ The team rated Murray Park as ‘requires
15th February at 3.00pm           improvement’ due to a historic decline in progress, attendance and behaviour before
                                  my arrival.
Spring Term 2 begins
                                  Inspectors describe how: ‘Disadvantaged pupils are making better progress than they
on Monday 25th February           have done previously.’ And that: ‘The school’s assessment system indicates that gaps
                                  to other pupils nationally are closing for some disadvantaged pupils.’ I am delighted
at 8:40am.                        that inspectors have again recognised the great work we are undertaking at the school
                                  which is leading to increased progress, attendance and better behaviour.’ We remain
                                  committed to improving the educational experience of our pupils, so they leave our
 Murray Road                      school with the qualifications and social skills required to be successful in adult life. I
 Mickleover                       am excited to be part of the success story which is continuing to unfold at Murray Park
 Derby                            Community School. For a full version of the report use this link http://
 DE3 9LL                          www.murraypark.derby.sch.uk/files/Ofsted-2019.pdf.
 01332 515921
                                  Finally, I would like to thank you for your support this half term. We have had a great
 www.murraypark.derby.sch.        time with all our students, who are fully focussed on their studies and are working
 uk                               hard to make good progress. Have a wonderful half term break.

                                  Mrs Caley
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                                  Headteacher
MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
WATES

“ Progress on the external façade and roof is coming
to an end with the scaffold due to be dropped early
March . This will reveal the building for all to see.
Internally the works and are well under way with the
building of plasterboard partitions, m/e first fix and
joinery.
We are also starting works in block c to transform
the food technology room and will be knocking
down the old portakabin classroom on the field in
Feb half term.“




                                INTERNATIONAL TRIPS
Watch out for a letter being released soon about international trips next academic year! This is
your chance to sign up for exciting trips to Europe, America or Asia in 2019/20. We would love to
see as many students as possible taking advantage and will be offering Pupil Premium subsidies
and long-term payment plans to make this easier for parents.


                                    SCHOOL UNIFORM
Introduction of a school blazer from September 2019
School has negotiated a great introductory pack price for parents of all our current year 7 to year
10 students from Uniform Direct.

The cost to parents will be £17.00 (normal retail price will be between £28 & £30 depending on
size)

The pack will include the following:
1 x Blazer (Navy Business style with Murray Park logo)
1x Tie (new design)

You will be receiving a letter shortly explaining how to purchase the packs. For parents with stu-
dents currently in year 10 and pupil premium students these packs will be fully funded by school.

Please note this offer is only available from Uniform Direct. You can still purchase other uniform
items from our other preferred suppliers.
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MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
ASPIRATIONS, CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY NEWS


Fourteen of our Y9 students took part in the
Construction Taster sessions at @derbycol-
lege to help them with their next choices for
KS4. Students took part in Bricklaying, Joinery,
Carpentry and Painting and Decorating.




 Tomorrow’s Engineers
 All of our Y9 students taking part in the
 @Tomorrows_Eng Around the World work-
 shops    delivered     by  the    fantastic
 @bydesigngroup       and  sponsored     by
 @TeamDANCOP . Students taking part in The
 Design Room, iEngineer Robots and the Engi-
 neering XFactor sessions.




                                                   Skills Challenge Day
                                                   We had 22 Y8 students attend the ‘Skills
                                                   Challenge Day’ at University of Derby in
                                                   January where they were learning about
                                                   various different subject areas they could go
                                                   onto learn at University including Football
                                                   Journalism, Mental Health, Education and
                                                   Geoscience.



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MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
ASPIRATIONS, CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY NEWS

Debating Competition
Mr Hyndman and Miss Woolley have been in-
volved in supporting some of our Y9 students
who have been taking part in the Debating
competition against other Derby City schools.
The last round of the competition saw our stu-
dents debating against some local solicitors
from Derby in the courtroom @DerbyUni. The
students were fantastic and received high
praise and positive feedback on their debating
techniques and one solicitor stating it was one
of the best deliveries they had seen.

                                                    Health and Social Care Event
                                                    A large number of students attended the
                                                    ‘Health and Social Care Careers Evening’ at
                                                    Royal Derby Hospital on Fri 1st Feb. Students
                                                    were able to widen their career options and
                                                    find out about the wide variety of roles avail-
                                                    able in Heath & Social Care including academ-
                                                    ic routes.
Health Care Insight Day
Before half term a number of our Y10 students will be attending the ‘Health Care Insight Day’, at
the University of Derby, to gain some experience and knowledge of some of the key roles within
the Health Care sector which will include Adult nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Occupational
Therapy, Diagnostic Radiography and Biomedical Health.
Work Experience
This year we have reintroduced Work Experience in Y10 as part of achieving the Gatsby Bench-
marks for careers in ‘Providing work experiences’ for students. To date we have at least 75% of
the students with confirmed placements which is a fantastic effort by the students and the ACE
team working to achieve this. We aim to get all Y10 students out on work experience week 8 th –
12th April.
Linking Curriculum to the World of Work
This term has seen some exciting projects delivered in curriculum areas to help link what students
learn in the classroom to the world of work. Projects relate classroom learning to what employers
are looking for in their work sector. Science, History, Art & Design and Food Technology have had
projects started and links with local businesses. We are linking up with local Derby companies to
add value and meaning to work in classroom.
This is helping us achieve Gatsby benchmark 4 in ‘Linking curriculum into careers’.
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MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
TESCO BAGS OF HELP SCHEME FOR SCHOOL MINIBUS

                                               We have applied to the Tesco Bags of Help scheme
                                               for a grant to go towards a second minibus and our
                                               application has been successful. This means our grant
                                               idea will be going into Tesco stores for the public to
                                               vote on with the little blue coins. Please support our
                                               efforts and spread the message to friends and family
                                               in Derby. Please see the email below for further infor-
                                               mation:

Congratulations!

We are delighted to let you know that your application to the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme has
been successful and your project will be put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores during
March and April 2019.

What happens next?
Your project along with the other two successful projects in your region will go forward to a vote in
Tesco stores where their customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project
each time they shop. Voting will take place from Friday 1st March 2019 to Tuesday 30th April 2019
and we will notify you at the end of May 2019 confirming the amount of funding you will receive.

The project with the highest number of votes across your region will receive £4,000 (or the amount
that was requested up to this value), the second placed project £2,000 (or the amount that was re-
quested up to this value), and the third placed project £1,000. To re-iterate, if you are first in the
vote, you will receive the amount that you requested in your application.

Please see below a list of stores taking part in the voting on
your project. Feel free to share this list of stores amongst your
supporters and within your community.

5445   ALLESTREE DERBY EXP DE22 2GP Express
2257   CHADDESDEN EXPRESS DE21 6NA Express
2380   DERBY ALVASTON EXP DE24 8QN Express
2381   DERBY HILTON EXPRESS DE65 5JR Express
5886   DERBY METRO DE1 2AB Metro
2404   Derby Mickleover DE3 9NH Superstore
6060   DERBY STENSON RD EXP DE23 1HG Express
2649   Heanor DE75 7EX Superstore
6428   CHELLASTON DRBY RD EXP DE73 6PY Express

To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the Tesco website here:
http://www.tesco.com/store-locator/uk/

To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per
transaction and it's not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.

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MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
TESCO BAGS OF HELP SCHEME FOR SCHOOL MINIBUS

Additionally, please note the below advice in terms of do’s and don’ts before and during the voting
period:

Don’t:
- Tamper with the voting unit otherwise your project may be void from the vote
- Influence customers casting their vote at the voting unit.
- Encourage supporters to submit multiple tokens in the voting unit
- Promote your project in store without permission from the Store Manager
- Collect Bags of Help tokens from stores that are not within your region to vote for your project

Do:
- Cast your vote as soon as you receive your token for a project in the current voting round
- Only submit Tesco Bags of Help token to cast your vote
- Maximise promotion of your project during the voting period by making best use of PR and Social
Media guidance - https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme/pages/bags-of-help
-communications-guidance
- Encourage the local community and your supporters to get involved with Bags of Help voting


                                           PE SUCCESS

 Table Tennis
 After a successful Derby City Table Tennis competition, Billie, Chloe
 and Stefan were selected to compete at the County Championships
 in Chesterfield. All three players were able to hold their own against
 opponents with county and national rankings. With Stefan making it
 to the final four before being narrowly defeated in the bronze medal
 match. Our table tennis club is open to all every lunchtime in the
 activity deck and we look forward to developing our players to ena-
 ble us to take that one step further next year.


 Sports Leaders Level 1 Award
 The Year 10 Sports Leader Level 1 students hosted a Year 3 class from Ravensdale Junior School on
 Monday 28th January in the Sports Hall at Murray Park. This involved the sports leaders timing and
 measuring the Year 3 Pupils in planned activities and motivating them during their visit. The feed-
 back from the Mr Watts at Ravensdale Junior school was very positive praising the Sports Leaders
 with their leadership skills during the session. Well done to the following students:
 Kinga, Rohanne, Chloe, Megan, Skyla , Richa , Zoe , Charlotte and Imogen


 Also some of the Sports Leaders are supporting after school clubs at our partner schools gaining
 valuable leadership experiences. Zoe and Derryn are assisting at a Netball club at Ravensdale Junior
 and Charlotte and Imogen are assisting with a Netball/Benchball club at Brackensdale Primary. If
 you are interested in being a Sports Leader please speak to a member of the PE Department.

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MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
VACCINATION




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MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
LANGUAGES

                                               German

 Year 9 students in 9X band were excited to start their German studies this week as part of their up-
 coming EBacc studies at GCSE. Students learned basic greetings, numbers and how to give their age
 as the start of a fast-track programme to prepare them for Key Stage 4 German study. The catchy
 “sein” song is already in their heads; no doubt they were humming it on the walk home! If any other
 year 9s wish to choose German for their GCSE, please indicate this on the options form when it is
 released soon.
 It is Murray Park’s firm belief that our students need to be prepared for a world where we have to
 trade with other countries, especially given the upcoming exit from the European Union. Local
 employers such as Bombardier, Toyota, Rolls-Royce and Alstom are either owned by French and
 German-speaking enterprises, or else would require employees with the ability to trade with conti-
 nental Europe in their own language. For those planning life away from Derby, it is not hard to find
 top French or German businesses in the areas of automotive manufacture, insurance, household
 equipment, banking / insurance, retail and fashion.


                                   LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

We have launched Accelerated Reader for Years 7 & 8, it is designed to
motivate students to read and to assess their overall understanding of the
books that they are reading.


We had a great week celebrating Valentines at the Library by making Arts &
Crafts ; Blind date with a book and much more.


                       Aliza is the winner of the Reading Challenge Competition for January. She
                       is a passionate reader and shows great enthusiasm.

                       Every month we select a winner for reading challenge competition, they
                       get a prize and a certificate from Librarian.


                                FREE SCHOOL MEALS


                                       Don’t forget you can apply for Free School Meals at:
                                       https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/link2ict
                                       All you need is your National Insurance number, date of
                                       birth and address. You will receive instant notification of
                                       your entitlement.


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MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
CATERING NEWS


                                            Exciting News



School has been working closely with Mellors to try and find a solution to help reduce the queuing
time at our catering outlets.
School’s ‘Biometrics’ registration day was a huge success but please do not worry if your child
missed this day. As long as school has consent from a parent/carer your child will be able to regis-
ter for the Biometric system from Student Services reception area after Half-term. Please ask your
child to request a consent letter from Student Services if you do not have one.
For students not registered for Biometrics, they will still be able to access the catering provision by
giving their names at the pay points.
The system will be going live on Monday 25th February 2019
The cards currently used for the catering provision will still need to be used for the photocopiers
around school.




   Upcoming St George’s day and
    Deep South special menu,
        see posters for details!

                                                     Did you know, you can set a daily limit on your
                                                      child’s dinner card to help them budget their
                                                                        allowance.

                                                         Please contact the Catering Manager on
                                                                      01332 515921.




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MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
GO 4 SCHOOLS


Go 4 Schools has a new Mobile
App
The GO 4 Schools Mobile App has arrived! Making it even easier for you to
see your child's timetable, homework, behaviour records, attendance, etc.
The GO 4 Schools Parent App is free for parents to download from the Apple and Android App
stores. It uses the same login details (email address and password) as the Go 4 Schools web site
which you can access using the email address you have given to us in school. Go 4 Schools will
send you a password when you first log in – If you are having problems logging on, please contact
Mrs Bowler (Data Manager) in school.

If you don’t have a password yet, or have forgotten your password, you can request a password
reset email using the First-time User? and Forgotten your Password? links.



On the Go 4 Schools APP you will be able to see:
 Student timetable – to help you support your sons/daughter’s organisational skills and cut
down on forgotten kit or equipment.
 Homework summary and details – to allow students and parents to see what is coming up and
to access details of homework and linked resources.
 Attendance statistics – to help celebrate good attendance, but also to make sure absences and
problems with punctuality are clearly communicated facilitating their discussion.
School contact details – to help parents contact the school.




Student Reports on Go 4 Schools
Now that we have Go 4 Schools we have taken the decision that all annual reports and interim
grades reports to parents will now initially be available to all parents online through the Go 4
Schools website. A text and email notification will be sent when there is a report available for par-
ents to view via Go 4 Schools. However, should this prove to be difficult for you to access the re-
ports in this way then simply contact our Data Manager, Mrs Bowler who will be able to supply
you with a paper copy of your son/daughter’s report.
Remember you can access Go 4 Schools via their website www.go4schools.com
You will need the email address which we currently hold for you in school to be able to access
your child’s information on the Go 4 Schools web site. When you log in as a first time user Go 4
Schools will send you a password. (Please check your in box and also your spam and junk mail to
ensure you retrieve the password they send to you) – If you are having problems logging on,
please contact Mrs Bowler (Data Manager) in school.



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FUNDRAISING NEWS


TheGivingMachine is a fundraising organisation designed to help charitable causes
raise money online. By signing up and shopping online via The Giving Machine you will
generate a free cash donation for us. With over 2,000 of your favourite retailers, in-
cluding    Amazon, Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Tesco, Sainsbury, John Lewis, Ocado and holi-
day companies, you are bound to find what you need and generate a donation.


In order to start raising free donations please go to www.thegivingmachine.co.uk and
follow these steps:
    ·      Click join as a giver. It will ask you to search for a cause.
    ·      Murray Park Community School in the search and then select from the list of results.
    ·      Click join and support and then enter your details.


Your help will make a difference to our school, anyone can join as a giver (parent, aunts, uncles, grandparents,
staff etc.) all you need to do is to remember to use the ‘The Giving Machine’ link to access the retailer’s website
(it’s that easy!).




You’ll be amazed at how many retailers are registered. So far donations have been received from the following
companies :
·       Amazon, Booking.com, Currys PC World, Ebay, John Lewis, White Stuff


                   Many thanks for your support and get spending, it’s for a worthwhile cause!




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SCHOOL NOTICES


 Student Safety

 It’s great to see so many pupils cycling to school, however, some students are making risky         ma-
 noeuvres or cycling on the wrong side of the roads. Please encourage them to cycle safely, wear a
 helmet, use lights if needed and ensure they bring a bike lock to secure their bike in the cycle shed.

Textile collection                                             Winter Weather
            A reminder that if you’re having a                 Can students please be
            clear out, school are still collecting             mindful of the winter
            bags of clean, undamaged textiles -                weather conditions and
            clothing, bed linen, towels etc to
                                                               wear the appropriate cloth-
            weigh in on an ongoing basis to add
to our fundraising pot, feel free to bring them                ing and footwear. For example, on snowy
into school                                                    days boots/sturdy shoes can be worn.

Thank you to everyone who has had a clear out
and donated recently.


                                               MOCK EXAMS




   Mon                   Tues                   Weds                    Thurs                Fri
   25 Feb                26 Feb                 27 Feb                  28 Feb               1 March
   AM                    AM                     AM                      AM                   AM
                         Chemistry:                                                          Physics:
                         Combined Sci (1hr                                                   Combined Sci (1hr 15)
   English Lang 1 (1hr                          Maths 3 (1hr 30)        English 2 (1hr 45)
                         15)                                                                 Triple Sci (1hr 45)
   45)
                         Triple Sci (1hr 45)
   PM                    PM                     PM                      PM                   PM
                                                Catch Up

                                                Health & Social
                         Geography 2 (45        (2hrs) IT2                                   Photography (2hrs) –
                                                                        Art (2hrs) – AD1&2
                         mins)                                                               AD7
   History 2 (1hr 20)
                                                Construction Y10                             Textiles (2hrs) – AD3
                                                                        Catch up
                         Catch Up               (1hr)

                                                ?CiDA resits? (2hr
                                                30) – IT4

   Photography (3hrs) – AD7 Mon 4 March AM
   Textiles (3hrs) – AD3    Tues 5 March AM
   Art (3hrs) – AD1&2       Tues 5 March AM

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SUMMER EXAMS
Date                       Time          Board                Component Code        Component Title
                                                                                    French Listening & Reading F/
                            AM           AQA                  8658/LF/RF/LH/RH      H
       Tue 14 May           PM           AQA                  8461/1H/1F            Biology Paper 1 Tier H/F
                                                                                    Combined Sci Trilogy Biology
                            PM           AQA                  8464/B/1F/1H          P1F/P1H
                            AM           EDEXL/KSQ            21117K01              Health and Wellbeing RE-SITS
                                                                                    Sport Sci: Risk of Sport Inju-
    Wed 15 May
                            AM           OCR                  R041/01               ries Y10 RE_SITS
                            PM           AQA                  8702/1                English Literature Paper 1
                            AM           AQA                  8462/1H/1F            Chemistry Paper 1 Tier H/F
       Thu 16 May                                                                   Combined Sci Trilogy Chemis-
                            AM           AQA                  8464/C/1F/1H          try P1F/P1H
Fri 17 May                  AM           AQA                  8658/WF/WH            French Writing Test Tier F/H
                            AM           AQA                  8300/1F/1H            Mathematics Paper 1 Tier F/H
       Tue 21 May
                            PM           AQA                  8035/1                Geography Paper 1
                            PM           AQA                  8463/1H/1F            Physics Paper 1 Tier H/F
    Wed 22 May                                                                      Combined Sci Trilogy Physics
                            PM           AQA                  8464/P/1F/1H          P1F/P1H
Thu 23 May                  AM           AQA                  8702/2                English Literature Paper 2
                            AM           EDEXL/GCSE           1BS0 01               Investigating Small Bus.
                                                                                    Design and Technology
       Fri 24 May           PM           AQA                  8552/W                Written Paper
                                                                                    Engineering: Eng Mat Prcs &
                            PM           OCR                  R109/01               Prd Wrtn
Mon 03 Jun                  AM           EDEXL/GCSE           1HI0 10               History: Crime & Punishment
                            AM           AQA                  8700/1                English Language Paper 1
                            PM           EDEXL/GCSE           1BS0 02               Building A Business
       Tue 04 Jun
                                                                                    Music Component 3 Apprais-
                            PM           WJEC/GCSE            C660U30-1             ing
Wed 05 Jun                  PM           AQA                  8035/2                Geography Paper 2
                            AM           AQA                  8300/2F/2H            Mathematics Paper 2 Tier F/H
       Thu 06 Jun                                                                   History: Superpower, Elizabe-
                            PM           EDEXL/GCSE           1HI0 B4/P4/2R         than
                            AM           AQA                  8700/2                English Language Paper 2
                            PM           AQA                  8461/2H/2F            Biology Paper 2 Tier H/F
       Fri 07 Jun
                                                                                    Combined Sci Trilogy Biology
                            PM           AQA                  8464/B/2F/2H          P2F/P2H
                                                                                    Food Prep and Nutrition
Mon 10 Jun
                            AM           AQA                  8585/W                Written
                            AM           AQA                  8300/3F/3H            Mathematics Paper 3 Tier F/H
       Tue 11 Jun                                                                   History:Weimar & Nazi Ger-
                            PM           EDEXL/GCSE           1HI0 31               many
                            AM           AQA                  8462/2H/2F            Chemistry Paper 2 Tier H/F
                                                                                    Combined Sci Trilogy Chemis-
       Wed 12 Jun
                            AM           AQA                  8464/C/2F/2H          try P2F/P2H
                            PM           AQA                  8688/LH/RH            Polish Listening & Reading
Thu 13 Jun                  AM           AQA                  8035/3                Geography Paper 3
                            AM           AQA                  8463/2H/2F            Physics Paper 2 Tier H/F
       Fri 14 Jun                                                                   Combined Sci Trilogy Physics
                            AM           AQA                  8464/P/2F/2H          P2F/P2H
Wed 19 Jun                  AM           AQA                  8688/WH               Polish Writing Test Tier H
WED 26 JUN
                    GCSE CONTINGENCY DAY In the event that a sustained national or local disruption arises and an


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TERM DATES 2018/2019

                     Last Day at School             First Day Back at School For
                       For Students                           Students
 February 2019
                    Friday 15th February              Monday 25th February
   Half Term
  SPRING 2019         Friday 12th April                 Monday 29th April
   May 2019
                      Friday 24th May                    Monday 3rd June
   Half Term
 SUMMER 2019         Tuesday 23rd July

                               INSET Days
                         Wednesday 24th July 2019
                          Thursday 25th July 2019

                 Bank Holidays (outside of school holidays)

                           Monday 6th May 2019

                 TERM DATES 2019/2020

                     Last Day at School              First Day Back at School For
                        For Students                        Students
 Autumn 2019                                        Monday 9th September 2019
 October 2019
                  Friday 25th October 2019           Monday 4th November 2019
   Half Term
CHRISTMAS 2019   Friday 20th December 2019            Monday 6th January 2020
 February 2020
                 Friday 14th February 2020           Monday 24th February 2020
   Half Term
 SPRING 2020        Friday 3rd April 2020              Monday 20th April 2020
   May 2020
                   Friday 22nd May 2020                 Monday 1st June 2020
  Half Term
SUMMER 2020        Tuesday 21st July 2020

                                 INSET Days
                        Thursday 5th September 2019
                         Friday 6th September 2019
                         Friday 29th November 2019
                         Wednesday 22nd July 2020
                           Thursday 23rd July 2020

                  Bank Holidays (outside of school holidays)
                            Monday 4th May 2020
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SPRING TERM KEY DATES

Friday 15th February                       Break up for Half Term
Monday 25th February                       Return to School
Monday 25th February                       China Trip Information Evening
Wednesday 27th February                    Book Swap Day
Thursday 28th February                     Year 11 Strive for Five Maths
Tuesday 5th March                          Year 9 & 10 iRail Competition Day
Tuesday 5th March                          Year 9 Options/Consultation Evening
Wednesday 6th March                        Year 11 Strive for Five English
Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th March           Year 11 Field Trip to York
Monday 11th - Friday 15th March            New York Trip
Wednesday 13th March                       The Big Bang Fair
Friday 15th March                          Year 10 & 11 Skills Build Competition
Friday 15th March                          Year 10 Resilience Training
Tuesday 19th March                         Year 8 Parents Evening
Thursday 21st March                        Italy Trip Information Evening
Monday 25th March                          Author Visit for Years 7 & 8
Tuesday 26th & Friday 29th March           Year 10 & 11 FORMAT Festival
Sunday 31st March - Tuesday 2nd April      Berlin Trip
Wednesday 3rd - Friday 5th April           We will rock you Production
Sunday 7th - Sunday 14th April             China Trip
Monday 8th - Friday 12th April             Work Experience Week
Friday 12th April                          Break up for Easter


                              *****ParentPay - online payment service*****


ParentPay is our preferred method of making payments to school. This is a secure online payments system
accessed via a website where parents & carers can use their credit or debit card to pay for school trips and
school meals.


By using ParentPay your child/ren will not have to worry about losing money at school and also ensures that
all financial transactions are safe and secure.
If you want to find out more about ParentPay go to: www.parentpay.com/Parents


If you have not received an activation code and would like one, please email

finance@murraypark.derby.sch.uk to request an activation code; also include your child’s name in this re-
quest

Once you have activated your account there are some really useful FAQs on the help & support pages which
can be accessed via the help link at the top of your log in page.




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