Here is a copy of the letter sent to parents and carers today:
Dear Parent/ Carer
As we reach the end of term, I wanted to take the opportunity to wish all our students and their families and carers a very happy Christmas.
Over the last few weeks many of you will have already met Gary Haines, our highly experienced new Deputy Headteacher, who has joined our Suffolk staff team and comes from our academy in Havering, London. I hope you will join me in extending a warm welcome to Gary as he settles into the Olive AP Academy – Suffolk family.
I am also pleased to be able to share the news that a new permanent headteacher has been appointed to the academy and I am looking forward to introducing them to everyone at the start of next term.
Arrangements for the end of term and the start of the new Spring term
On the last day of term, Thursday 19 December 2019, the academy will be closing early with the pupils leaving site at 1.30pm. This early closure has been agreed with Suffolk County Council transport who have arranged for your child’s normal means of transport to pick them up at this earlier time.
At the start of next term there will be three inset days. The first day at the academy for pupils will now be Thursday 9 January 2020.
Our pupils who are based in our West Building will start school at the normal time on Thursday 9 January – with their usual drop off and pick up times.
All our other KS4 pupils in the East Building will receive an invite to a one-to-one introduction meeting for you and your child for Thursday 9 January or Friday 10 January; these pupils will be given their own special start day and time.
From Monday 13 January 2020 the academy day will return to normal for all our students (with their usual drop off and pick up times).
Please note: The academy office will be open again from 8.45am on Monday 6 January 2020 should you have any queries or need to contact us.
I am looking forward to welcoming all our students back to the academy in the new year. Have a wonderful holiday.
Mark Vickers, Executive Headteacher at Olive AP Academy – Suffolk
Chief Executive, Olive Academies