Due to the current government restrictions around social gatherings, you will know that we recently took the very difficult decision to cancel the Year 11 prom. Given the uncertainty around how or when these restrictions will change, and the fact that venues are currently prohibited from hosting large gatherings, this decision was made because the health and well-being of our students is our prime consideration. We are fully aware of the disappointment that some students and parents/carers are feeling about this situation, and we are saddened that we have had to make this decision.
Although the prom has been cancelled, we already have other ideas and plans to support our Year 11 students and celebrate their work. If the government guidance changes about social gatherings, we would like to hold a celebration event in the academy later in the autumn term, to celebrate and recognise our students’ achievements. Details of this will be published at a later date, subject to any changes to government guidance.
We would like to create a permanent keepsake for our amazing Year 11 students. To enable this, we have created an online yearbook, for students to add messages, which can be accessed here Online Yearbook
We will use all the messages to create a printed book, which we hope to give to students on results day. We would love to include your photographs too, so please send them to [email protected] making sure they have your name in the filename.
Yearbooks can capture what made your years in school special, enabling memories to flood back when revisited in years to come. We’d love to see your thoughts on what stood out for you about your life as a student at Thorp Academy. You could include your academic achievements, special friends, favourite teachers, memorable school trips, exciting events, musical or dramatic performances, enrichment clubs, sporting events – or anything else that reflects your experience at the academy and the time spent together with friends and staff, that you may want to reminisce about in years to come.
We have set up a booking system, whereby Year 11 students can arrange to collect their GCSE examination results, with their friends. The link to this is https://thorpacademy.schoolcloud.co.uk . Please book your time slot if you have not already done so.
On results day you will have the opportunity to share your successes and talk about your next steps. There will be members of staff available to talk you through enrolment to Thorp Sixth Form and careers advisors available to help support any other plans you may want to embark on.
We look forward to seeing you on 20th August!