Headteacher Update 24th June 2022


Dear Parent,

Our Year 11 students have now left us having completed their GCSE examinations. Yesterday they sat their final Science paper and attended a Leaving Assembly after spending time with their Form Tutors. In assembly they were addressed by their Head of Year, Mr Mason, and myself. They have now completed 997 of their 1000 day journey at Hartford – the final 3 days consist of their Prom, Results Day in August and Certificate Evening in November. We wish them well for their next steps and thank them for their contributions over the past 5 years; they have been a credit to themselves, their families and their school.

I know that you’re all avidly waiting to discover what I did with the water pistols I confiscated from some Year 11 boys a while ago. I took the decision to return them with a fearful hard stare, discharged of all ammunition.

Your child may have told you that we have rolled forward changes to break and lunchtime arrangements for students that will be in place for September. You will be aware that we have two canteens in school and that with split breaks and lunches we are able to ensure that every student is able to have a seat indoors or in a covered space outdoors. Years 8, 9 and 11 are able to have a canteen/outdoor area to themselves whilst Years 7 and 10 share the Caritas facilities – the rationale behind this is that Year 10 students are buddies for Year 7 students.

We have four school weeks remaining after today. Find below a list of upcoming events:

  • Monday 27th June                          Year 10 Geography Field trip to Llandudno
  • Tuesday 28th June                         Year 10 Geography Field trip to Llandudno
  • Wednesday 29th June                     Summer Music Concert in school
  • Thursday 30th June                        Year 10 College taster day: South Cheshire
  • Friday 1st July                                Sports Day (weather permitting)
  • Friday 1st July                                Year 11 Prom
  • Tuesday 5th July                            Evening of Dance in school
  • Wednesday 6th July                        Start of Year 6 Induction (3 days)
  • Thursday 7th July                           Year 10 College taster day: Sir John Deane’s
  • Friday 8th July                               Year 10 College taster day: WVRC
  • Saturday-Sunday 9-10th July            Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh
  • Thursday 14th July                         Year 10 Parent Evening
  • Monday 18th July                           Year 7 Football Residential (4 days)
  • Tuesday 19th July                           Commendation Days
  • Wednesday 20th July                      Reward Trip
  • Thursday 21st July                          End of school year at 1pm


And finally… the football fixtures for next season were released yesterday (proper football). There is always great excitement in the Holland family on this occasion – nuclear and extended – and I am finally able to start populating my diary for 2022 – 2023!

Enjoy your weekend.

In Caritas et Veritas,

Mike Holland