Dear Parent/Carer,

Having just written to say how proud I am of our young people, I find myself having to write again after we had a challenging end of the school day today. I am aware the students are discussing what might have gone wrong; to be clear there was no incident in school, no weapons in school and specifically no knife incident.

As you will know, a number of young people from several secondary schools came to KPHS after school today, Monday 14/06/21 looking for some of our students because of their perception that they had slighted them in some way. We held our students back while we made sure they would be safe to leave, called police for support and we now know who is involved and why. I am deeply sorry for the inconvenience to you while we delayed the end of our day, but the safety of our young people was paramount – thank you for your patience and support.

I want to say two things:

  • The vast majority of KPHS students did nothing wrong at all and ended up being inconvenienced because of the actions of four or five students and their associations with others.
  • There are some students here who are involved in social groups that put them at risk – and those young people are also at risk of losing their places here as I will not allow them to create a situation where others are vulnerable because of their associations or behaviours.

I am liaising with police in regards to all those involved tonight and we will pursue legal remedy where we can to ensure the safety of our young people. Where you know your child is associating with people who put them at risk, please work with us to avoid them becoming vulnerable themselves.

Finally, can I thank you for your continued support and for the kind words and thanks many of you gave to the staff as we managed the situation this evening to keep the children safe.

Yours sincerely

Jenny Langley

Headteacher

The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself

PARENT OF A PUPIL

The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself

PARENT OF A PUPIL

The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself

PARENT OF A PUPIL
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