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KAR Newsletter - 09/06/23

This week's KAR newsletter - 09/06/23

This week's message from our principal, Mrs Williams

Summer Uniform 

The weather is going to be very warm next week so from Monday we will be moving to summer uniform. Summer uniform is as follows:

Blazers - do not need to be brought to school - some students use them to store equipment so they can still continue to wear them if they wish.

Jumpers - are an optional winter accessory so cannot be worn unless under a blazer. Therefore we do not expect to see jumpers as part of summer uniform. 

Ties - should be worn with white shirts into school and can be removed with a teacher’s permission in lessons and at break and lunch. 

Shirts - short or long sleeved can be worn, when tie removed top button can be undone.

If the temperature continues to rise we will make a decision the day before and advise students to attend in School PE kit. This will be then monitored on a daily basis.  

Students who do not adhere to the summer uniform requirements will be sanctioned in the usual way.

Thank you in advance, for supporting our continued high standards. 


Summer Performing Arts Showcase - 21st June 2023 - 6pm

We would like to invite you to our end-of-year showcase to celebrate the special achievements in dance and music of some of our most dedicated students in Year 7 - 10. There will be a variety of performances ranging from larger groups to solos and small groups across a range of styles and you will get a chance to see the dance performance from this year’s Lets Dance entry. 

As in previous years, our priority is to ensure as many students, parents and families as possible can attend the event and enjoy the performances. We are very aware of stretched finances for families and so the event will be free to attend. We would be really grateful if you could indicate whether you will attend by filling in the eventbrite link below - this is purely for us to gauge numbers and ensure we have sufficient seating in place. We look forward to seeing you there!


Message from Ringmer Parish Council - Village Playground

The Parish council have reported that a piece of playground equipment was vandalised earlier this week and now have reports of teenagers in the playground on the equipment in a way which could potentially cause damage. There is no evidence of whom has caused this, but they have asked us to reiterate that the playground is for the use of younger children. Thank you for your cooperation.


Science Department - UK Biology Challenge

This year we entered all of our year 9 and 10 students into the UK Biology Challenge. Over 43,600 students from 621 schools took part in this year's competition. 

We had 3 students achieve a sliver, 3 a bronze, 8 highly commended and 19 commended. Congratulations to all our super biologists. Ms Dormer

Percentage boundaries are below for reference.


Year 10 and Year 11 - EARN WHILE YOU LEARN!

East Sussex Careers Service are holding some FREE Apprenticeship Roadshow events on the following days:

  • Wednesday 21st June 4:30-6:30pm at White Rock Theatre, Hastings

  • Wednesday 12th July 4:30-6:30pm at Welcome Building, Eastbourne

Meet employers with live apprenticeship vacancies in your area

Meet training providers who can help match you with the perfect placement

Speak to advisors about what pathway is right for you

Speak to apprentices about what it is really like and their experiences




Ringmer Parish Council – “Meet the Parish Council”

Ringmer Parish Council is inviting residents to 'Meet the Parish Council' on Thursday 15th June at 6.30pm in the Parish Rooms. Ringmer residents will be able to contribute to the discussions concerning the development of aspects of the village over the next few years. Some items currently being discussed are cycle paths, improving public spaces and building a multi-purpose community hub.


Help is at Hand – Open for Parents

In case you didn’t know, Open for Parents continues to offer a range of FREE short webinars and longer courses which help parents/carers with those common issues that arise in any family. This is for parents/carers who would like support with their child’s behaviour.

They have added some new courses in this quarter. For example, have a look at page 18 with the Amity programme. This is specifically for parents who are still together but who are in conflict that is impacting on the children.

Acknowledging that anxiety in our children is a real issue at the moment, we are also running our Triple P Fear-Less group which is aimed particularly at parents whose children are showing moderate to high levels of anxiety (see page 16).

Please see the attached booklet for further information including contact details


East Hoathly School FPTA – Farmers Market

East Hoathly Farmers Market is just around the corner 🤩 They have loads of amazing stalls including Miall's boozy sorbets, Generation 11 Gin, Downsview Farm Dairy, Home Farm Bakery, Only with Love Brewery, Sussex Honey, Pick’n’Mix Cocktails, Simply Sussex Produce, Resident Pheasant Chocolate, Judy Myles’ Jams, The Hedgewitch, Bluebell Moon Crochet, Craft-Fi Creations, Misty Acres Flowers and more, as well as Al Fresco Fish & Chip van. Please do come along, 3.30-5.30pm Friday 23 June at East Hoathly School playground and playing field. They still have space for a few stalls so do get in touch / share with anyone who might be interested! 


Girls Football - Uckfield Grasshoppers

They are a 3-star FA Accredited Club providing girls football in the form of a development centre for younger years, alongside teams at Under 9’s through to U18’s and a pathway to adult’s football.

They are starting their preparations for next season and very aware that participation in girls football drops at the same point as they move to 11 a-side. With this in mind they are holding two open sessions for players who may be interested in joining our current Under 13’s squad. 

Open football sessions on Friday 9th and Friday 16th of June 18:00 - 19:00. 

Uckfield Grasshoppers U13 girls are looking to expand their squad for next season as they move to 11 a side. These sessions are for players to experience what Uckfield Grasshopper Football Club offers alongside meeting the coaches and team. We are welcoming players from current school years 7&8.

For more information please email



BFI Film Academy Summer Craft Residential

Screen Education Edinburgh are excited to be accepting application for this year’s BFI Film Academy Summer Craft Residential

They will be inviting a group of talented young people between the ages of 16 and 19 to Edinburgh to take part in this amazing BFI opportunity from the 29th of July to the 5th of August 2023.  We will be hosting masterclasses from top industry professionals and giving an insight into the industry that so many young people seek.  

Course Fee 

They welcome applications from all talented young filmmakers no matter of background or previous experience. Fees range from zero to £250 for the course, with bursaries available for those who require financial aid to participate.  


Any young person who has previously attended a BFI Film Academy Specialist/Residential course or is currently at university or will be at the time of the course taking place is not eligible to apply. 

The deadline for applications is Monday 26th June 2023. 

You can find further information and their online application form here: 



Next week it is going to be very warm and we are adjusting our uniform accordingly. Please ensure that your child has a refillable water bottle and if needed sunscreen is applied before they come to school. Please do not send students in with sunscreen as there are plenty of shady areas for them to sit in. As always, if the weather becomes excessively hot I will send a directive the night before, for students to attend in PE kit.


Kind regards,


Sian Williams