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KAR Newsletter - 29/03/24

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we reach the Easter holiday, I would like to thank every member of our community – pupils, staff & parents/carers – for your ongoing support and dedication.

This term has seen a number of successes and I continue to be proud to lead the school. As students left the gate yesterday, hundreds of students interacting with teachers: 'have a great Easter', 'thank you', 'see you after Easter, have a good holiday'. As a Principal it is a pleasure to see and hear this communication on a day to day basis. Positive relationships are at the heart of our community, and politeness is a minimum expectation. We are very much 'Proud to be Ringmer'.

It has been great to witness our celebration assemblies this week, with students rewarded with badges and certificates for achievement points, homework completion, reading and more! Well done also to all those who were given an attendance certificate for being above 96%, or within the most improved group.

Our Year 11's now move into the final stage before exams, and I thank teaching staff for providing sessions over Easter as we have a number of lessons across the holiday. Full details have been provided in a separate email to parents.

Please note that students will return to school on Monday 15th April.

I leave with an email sent to me from an external supervisor who has supported some lessons in the last few weeks:

'Dear Mr Harvey,
I just wanted to email to say what a pleasure it is to work with Ringmer. I work in a number of schools in Sussex, and whenever I see Ringmer on the schedule I know that it will be a positive experience. The behaviour of the students is excellent, they are polite, the way they line up before lessons and greet you at the door. There is a calmness about the school and in the current climate I wanted to email to say how unique this is'.

I wish you all a relaxing and peaceful break.

Best wishes,

Mr Harvey

Just Dance

Our own Rapture Dance Company were in rehearsals at the Congress Theatre this week and performed at Let's Dance on Wednesday evening. The evening performance was amazing, and the dancers were excellent ambassadors for the school.

Year 11 Revision

Please see the ideas below for study techniques you can be using over the Easter break

English Bedrock Stars

The English department are delighted to announce this week's Bedrock Stars are:

Luke Peters - 8PPR
Martha Samms - 7ACI

The new Youth Cabinet and East Sussex Make Your Mark results

The new Youth Cabinet – elected by their peers in schools and youth settings - will work with other children and young people’s groups and develop campaigns to promote current strategies and to inform and influence decision-makers to develop new ones. The representative for KAR is Edith in Year 10.

The new Youth Cabinet will focus on improving health & wellbeing and preparing for their financial future. 6251 East Sussex children and young people have voted to choose the issues that the East Sussex Youth Cabinet will address this year. ‘Health and Wellbeing’ received 1109 votes, followed by ‘Jobs, The Economy, and Benefits’ 995 votes and ‘Culture, Media and Sport’ 826 votes.

The new Youth Cabinet met last week to take part in the Welcome Evening with their parents and carers. 


Yesterday we vaccinated nearly 100 year 9 students against Meningitis, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio.  Thank you to all our students for being so brilliant and to all the staff who helped.

If your child missed the session, and you would like them to have this, please contact the Immunisation Team about their Catch-Up Clinics on 01273 696011 ext. 4931

Lewes Easter Egg Hunt

Lewes Town Council and the Mayor of Lewes have asked us to share with you their brand-new Easter event, taking place between 30 March – 3 April to raise funds for Lewes’ foodbanks.

‘The Great Big Easter Egg Hunt, Lewes’, is an exciting event for families, with 20 big colourful eggs hidden around some of the most iconic spots in Lewes. Explore green spaces, historical landmarks and our quirky, independent high-street to track them all down, and collect a tasty chocolatey treat at the end!

The event will run between 10am and 3:30pm each day, with entry costing £3 per child (including activity sheet and chocolate egg) and profits going to Lewes’ foodbanks. Pick up an activity sheet and map from our stall in Lewes’ pedestrian precinct to begin the hunt!

Please see below an information leaflet regarding this event.  You can access additional information on the Lewes District Council website following this link: