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KAR Weekly Newsletter 12/11/21

Please see this week's message from Vice Principal, Mr Burchett.


It was great to see so many Year 11 parents on Wednesday for the Progress Evening. The mock results and student trackers show students continue to make excellent progress. Our intervention programs for Year 11 will continue to support those students who may have fallen behind during the last two years.

Mrs Loney led an exceptionally remembrance assembly on Thursday, which was held online and watched in tutor groups. Senior students read a range of poems and we all learnt the origin of wearing poppies. Mr Green also returned to play the Last Post. The two minutes silence was respected by all, even though it took place in the middle of break time for Years 10 and 11. Grace and Henry, our Head Girl and Head Boy, will be attending the village ceremony on Sunday and laying a wreath on behalf of our school community. 

Finally, the Ringmer Foodbank pass on their thanks for all the goodies donated over the last few weeks. I can announce that Hawkings House has the largest number of donated goods and is the winner of the house competition. 

English Department - GCSE English Literature Study Guide Order

All KS4 students and parents have been sent a letter via Edulink regarding the optional purchase of study guides for their Literature course.  Please note that this is a limited time, one-off order offer.


Debate Club is back

First meeting will be on Thursday 18 November at lunchtime in G05.  The debate will be 'This House believes that the Monarchy should be abolished once the Queen dies.'

For - Jesse Kocher

          Sky Jackson

Against - Ryan Thomson

                Ria Casey

Chair - Teah Jackson.

House points for everyone who attends.  Bring your lunch as soon as you've got it.


Eco News

We have been busy with switch off fortnight. You could help at home by making sure that you are switching off lights and not leaving appliances on standby! 

We are also looking for carpet offcuts to act as weed suppressants in our Eco garden which was cleared with the help of the charity ‘A band of brothers’. Please bring them to reception. 

Our Eco club runs in the Eco hub every Friday lunchtime and our Eco rep meetings occur every few weeks. Everyone is welcome.

Check out our new pages on the school website.


Christmas Craft Fayre & Performing Arts Showcase December 8th 2021

We have had plenty of interest with stallholder reserving their stands. It's all very exciting, we have stalls selling quilts and eco stitched gifts, art/paper cutting, natural vegan remedies, Christmas cards, jewellery, pottery, glassware, wax melts, plants, flowers and lots of crafty things for Christmas stockings.

There are still places available, so please spread the word and contact to reserve a stall. 

Everyone is welcome to attend the Christmas Craft Fayre from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Additionally, on the same evening is our Performance Art Showcase. This starts at 6 pm and will last about an hour. You will need to reserve your seats for this as there are limited. Please come early to visit the Craft Fair as well.

If you don’t know, don’t go Safeguarding Focus

We're coming towards the party season now, and many young people will be heading out to celebrations, often in the homes of friends' or acquaintances. Although many of these parties will end with nothing worse than a sore head, other events may lead to greater problems, including sexual exploitation, drug use or other risky behaviours. 

West Yorkshire Police has information for young people about the potential dangers of house parties on its website, and how to keep themselves safer. 

For information and a poster go to:


Notification of Night-time Road Closures - Information for residents and businesses 

As you all are aware, we have been reprofiling the junction at the top of Lewes, better known as Earwig Corner. We have now got to the stage where we will be completing a program of night-time road closures to finalise the carriageway works. 

These will be week nights, over two weeks, starting from Monday 22nd November.  There will be no works on Saturday or Sunday nights. 

The schedule therefore will be: 

Monday 22nd to (and including) Friday 26th November 

Monday 29th to (and including) Friday 3rd December 

Times: 18:30h to 00:00h, noisy operations to cease at 23:00h 

The official Diversion Route has the road closed: Down by the tunnel in Lewes; By the Glynde turning in Ringmer and at Ham Lane on the Uckfield Road – There are also various advanced closed points further out in all directions. 

Please note that all local traffic will still have access up to our work space as per the drawing but No vehicles will be allowed through, unless they are Emergency Services. 

The official Diversion Route (on the North side of the closure) is north towards the A22. East to Polegate and then south back down on the A27 to Lewes. Reverse the route for the south of the closure. 

We apologise in advance for the disruption. Useful telephone numbers for the works: 

Pre-works info: 07445 949 793 

24 Hour Traffic Management hotline: Apex: 07951 366 585 

Complaints: Vistry: 01883 334 40 

In works queries:  

Barkemp: 01622 711 690      / 


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 Kind regards


 Mr Burchett

 Vice Principal                                                                                                                                                   King's Academy Ringmer