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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Headteacher's Message 4th April

I hope the final newsletter of this term finds you, your family and loved ones well.

If you have been keeping up with our social media outlets you will know that throughout this week we have been celebrating the academic achievements of all our year groups.  My congratulations to all the students who have received awards – well done!  All that hard work and effort is certainly paying off – keep it up!  To those who didn’t get awards this time I would say keep going and trying hard; there is still plenty of time as we head towards our final awards ceremonies in the Summer.

Year 7 Football

Huge congratulations must also go to the Year 7 football team who are the Sutton Cup Champions!  They won 6-2 in the final beating Cheam.  Congratulations to Stacey who was awarded player of the match.  Like with the netball team, we look forward to many more years of success – well done girls! #teamchsg

I cannot let this term pass without saying thank you to my wonderful, hardworking staff.  Throughout the week students have been completing appreciation cards and sharing them with their teachers, which has been incredibly positive.  The things the girls are writing to their teachers shows you how much they value them.  I can assure you there have been numerous staffing challenges and difficulties throughout this term, but my staff have remained resilient, determined and worked as a team throughout.  When I walk around our school I see their commitment, enthusiasm and passion for what they do every day and your children are benefitting from this.

Work From Home Day

Please note that the School Office will be closed over the holidays.  However, if you do need support or help you can find information on our website and at the back of this booklet.  A final reminder that Tuesday 19th April is Work From Home Day for students and we will be monitoring login and work completion.  Work will be set on MS Teams for students.  We will return with normal school timings on Wednesday 20th April.  

On a negative note, there has been a small increase in the number of students who are accidentally setting off the fire alarm through playing with the call points.  When the fire alarm goes off it causes a major health and safety risk as well as unimaginable disruption to the school day, exams and lessons.  It also causes serious anxiety for some of our students and it is dangerous for some to be stood in the cold for lengthy periods of time.  I wish to be very clear here, I will sanction very heavily students who accidentally or intentionally set off our fire alarms.  Students who intentionally set off the fire alarm will be permanently excluded as per our Good Behaviour PolicyI do need you to discuss this with your daughter and make her aware of the expectations and consequences of doing this.

Despite this it’s been a brilliant and busy term here at Carshalton High School for Girls.  We have achieved and done so much and I hope you have had the opportunity to discuss and share these many fantastic experiences with your daughter throughout the term.  My thanks to the large number of Year 11 parents who gave us feedback after their Parents’ Consultation.  I am delighted to say that over 96% of those surveyed would recommend or strongly recommend the school to another parent which is a fantastic accolade to end the term with!

Wishing you a safe and restful holidays.

Mr M M J Devenney