As the end of yet another remarkable academic year draws to a close, we reflect on some of the challenges and successes that have come our way and marvel at the way in which, once again, the entire school community has come together.

The lockdown experienced in the spring term saw more than 40,000 live lessons delivered remotely across the Laurus Trust, which is an absolutely phenomenal amount and was made possible thanks to the hard work of so many people. Teachers, support staff, parents, carers and of course the students themselves all played a vital part in the delivery and success of our online lessons, and we could not be prouder of how everyone has pulled together.

The determination and positivity which everyone has shown throughout this extended period of disruption is incredible and the hard work displayed by our students both at home and in school is to be commended.

Despite all the uncertainty, the return to school in March was fantastic and so much has been achieved at Hazel Grove High School during the spring and summer months.

We appointed our brand new student librarians and were wowed by the talent on display in the performing arts dance showcase. We held a fantastic My Money Week to develop students’ awareness of

personal finance and budgeting and welcomed Hope Mill Theatre and the author Alex Sheppard to school for a series of virtual workshops. We said farewell to our brilliant Year 11s and Year 13s and have ended the summer term in style with our first sports days in two years. Activities took place over a couple of days to accommodate the typical British weather but it was great fun and we’d like to congratulate all the winners. We finished off the term with our House Assembly and a welcome visits from a couple of ice cream vans!

We now hope and look forward to a more settled term when we return in September but all that’s left for now is to thank you all for your continued support and wish you a happy, safe and well-deserved summer holiday.