News from Mr Ramsey

Art Collaboration

As part of the flagship exhibition First Impressions, the St Albans Museum’s team have joined up with Verulam School and Fleetville Junior School to celebrate the rich history of printing in the Fleetville district of St Albans.

90 Year 5 pupils from Fleetville Junior School have spent a week working with artist Laura Ellis to produce a collaborative tapestry of prints based on local architectural features in this former printing quarter. Their contemporary prints are now on display in Morrisons’ Café, the site of Fleet Works, the first printing factory in the area.
This exciting exhibition created by the pupils will evolve during the course of the next two weeks to feature large screen-prints created by Year 7 children from Verulam School.

Cycling

Whilst I am delighted that a growing number of pupils are choosing to cycle to school, I would be grateful if parents/carers could emphasise the following rules:

  • Cycling on pavements in the local area is not permitted
  • Cyclists should always wear helmets
  • Cyclists should always be courteous to other road users and take particular care of cars
  • Verulam pupils are not permitted to cycle in Morrisons’ car park

Equipment Check

The correct equipment is vital for success in lessons. I would therefore be grateful if parents/carers could check their son’s equipment this weekend to check that they have a calculator, rule and full pencil case.

Summer Uniform

I would like to clarify that boys should wear a tailored/ fitted summer shirt with badge or a shirt with tie. Blazers may be worn with both options.
Early closure notice

The school will be closing at 12.45pm on Friday 22nd June and Friday 6th July for the following events:

  • Upper Sixth Leavers’ Lunch; and
  • Lower Sixth Facing the Future conference

P A Ramsey

Headmaster

GDPR – Your response is required

As per the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the school has undertaken the following actions:

  • You will have received an email from ParentMail on 24th May which gave you the option to give consent or withhold consent. If you did not provide consent, your account may have been disabled and you will not receive communication via ParentMail, nor be able to top up your child’s SmartCard, or perform any financial transactions via PlusPay. If one consent per child was given, all email addresses linked to this student will remain active. Please note that anyone can unsubscribe directly via ParentMail at any point in time.
  • You will have received a Student Data Check Form via your son/daughter. This lists the information we are legally entitled to keep on our MIS system. We asked that you checked the data is correct, amend where necessary, sign and return to Main Reception F.A.O. DPO.
  • You will have received a Social Media Consent Form via your son/daughter which allowed you to specify if and how we can use photographs of your child. We asked that you complete, sign and return to Main Reception F.A.O. DPO.

The above information was required by Friday 25th May. If you have not actioned this yet, then please do so at your earliest opportunity.

Please note that you can unsubscribe from ParentMail via ParentMail directly and/or update your data and Social Media Consent Form at any point in time by emailing [email protected]

New Privacy Notice

Verulam School is compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulations. The new Privacy Notice is available on our school website under the For Parents section should you wish to view it.

Summer Reward Trip for Years 7-10

We have arranged a reward trip for those pupils in Years 7 to 10 who achieve one or more of the following criteria:

97% attendance for the academic year
100% attendance for the month of June
In the top ten of their form for total reward points.

The trip will be a showing of the film Black Panther in a private viewing at the Odyssey cinema and will take place during the school day.

Those students eligible will be issued with their invitation during the first week of July when further information and consent forms will be sent home. Please note that there will be a request for a small contribution towards the cost of the reward trip.

Mrs J Harrison

Pastoral Director

Information regarding End of Summer Term and Start of Autumn Term Arrangements

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