Early Closure – Friday 12th April 2019

Minsthorpe Community College

At Easter, Minsthorpe Community College will be saying farewell to our Principal Ray Henshaw, following his announcement in January of his intention to retire.

From the beginning of the Summer Term, Minsthorpe Community College will be led by two Joint Principals – Mr Mark Gilmore and Mrs Rachael Merritt, currently long serving Vice Principals at the College. Mr Gilmore and Mrs Merritt will write to all parents at the beginning of the Summer Term, to reassure all students and parents of the smooth transition through the changes College faces this year.

In order for staff to gather as a school body to wish Mr Henshaw well, I would like to announce the early closure of College on the last day of the Spring Term.

College will close at 12.20pm on Friday 12th April 2019.

There will be grab bags available for students eligible for a free school lunch. Arrangements for ordering these will be given to students. We will arrange for the buses to arrive at 12.25pm.

I am sending you this information early to allow plenty of advanced warning and the time to make alternative supervision arrangements for your child. Of course, this arrangement will not suit everyone and, if you cannot arrange for your child to be looked after, the College will be fully staffed until after 2.30pm and supervision will be arranged for any students who cannot leave early.

If you would like to take advantage of this option could you please contact your child’s CCTL to inform them that you need your child supervising and we will make the necessary arrangements to ensure their safe supervision.

Start of Term arrangements – Summer Term 2019

We are aware many of our feeder primary schools have slightly different Easter Holiday dates from Minsthorpe Community.

For clarification – Minsthorpe Community College will:

  • close on Friday 12th April 2019 at 12:20pm
  • open on Monday 29th April 2019 at 8:30am

Your support of the College is always appreciated, and I am sure this will continue during the coming months.

Yours faithfully

Mrs B Semper
Chair of Governor