As the end of yet another remarkable academic year draws to a close, we reflect on 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 Laurus Trust schools, 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 Laurus Cheadle Hulme during the spring and summer months.

We’ve raised money for Comic Relief, enjoyed our very own Book Week and hosted a fantastic STEM careers event, focusing on women in ICT. This term also finally saw the return of live performances in school and we were delighted to see the Year 9s back on stage with their theatre company, Maelstrom, performing Dennis Kelly’s play DNA.

We’ve recently enjoyed a wonderful science fair showcasing the brilliant work of the Year 7s on the theme of Space & Innovation and we had a wonderful response to the LCH Composer of the Year competition. Additionally we’re delighted to have received the Silver Eco-Schools Certificate from Eco Schools England, the Diabetes Care in School Award from Diabetes UK and to also have achieved the Supportive Governors & Parents badge as we continue to work towards the Rainbow Flag Award.

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.