Newsletter 28th March 2024

28th March 2024

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope this newsletter finds you well. I am writing to update you on the recent meeting that took place on Monday with the CEO of the Special Partnership Trust. During the meeting, our staff had the opportunity to ask questions about the potential collaboration and were able to meet two existing members of staff from the Trust.

I am pleased to inform you that the CEO, Guy Chappell, dedicated the day to our school, making himself available not only to the staff but also to the governors and parents who were interested in learning more about the partnership. His presence and willingness to engage with all stakeholders highlighted the importance of our discussions.

It is important to note that we are only at the initial stages of these discussions. As such, all the questions that were raised during the meeting, along with the answers provided by the CEO and his team, will be collated and added to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage. This will ensure that everyone in our school community has access to the same information and can stay informed about the progress of this collaboration.

I would like to encourage you to visit the FAQ webpage regularly to stay updated on the latest developments and to address any queries you may have about the potential partnership with the Special Partnership Trust. Your engagement and feedback are invaluable as we continue to explore this opportunity for our school. There will be more information events - please look out for these dates.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school community. Should you have any immediate questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or the school office.

Have a good Easter when you get there and we look forward to welcoming everybody back on Monday 15th April.

Easter Egg Raffle

The winner of the enormous Easter Egg was James, an escort on bus 101. Congratulations James! And thank you to Ollie I for pulling out the winning ticket, and to Dee for organising the draw. The amazing generosity of parents, carers, escorts and staff meant that we raised a fantastic £316. Thanks also to the Honiton and District Lions Club for donating the egg.


Kathy will be running the London Marathon in aid of Mill Water. Please scan the QR code below or use this link if you would like to sponsor her and support raising funds for our new outside classroom.

The Balmy Bicton 10km

We will be hosting The Balmy Bicton 10km on Sunday 7th July, in association with LM Events. This multi-terrain course will take you through the undulating lanes around Bicton College. If there are any keen runners who want to take part to raise money for Mill Water, please contact our Fundraiser, Amelia Tollerton, as we have some spaces for our supporters.