- All - School Drop Off and Pick Up
- PTA - Fun Quiz Night Fundraiser
- PTA Quiz - Appeal for Raffle Prizes
- Y11 - Parents Evenings
- Y11 - Parent Power Workshop
- Y11 - GCSE English Revision
- Y11 - GCSE Food Prep & Nutrition deadlines
- Y8 - PGL Trip
- Y8 - Maths Test Tuesday 28th January
- All - Safer Internet Day
- All - Harry Potter Book Night 4th February 2020
- All - Bugsy Malone rehearsals during February half term
- All - Author Visit
- All - SZapp update for iPhones
- All - Snow Closure Procedure
Drop-Off Before and Pick-up After School
Please can we ask that parents and carers who are dropping off before school or collecting pupils after school are mindful of other road users? The roads around the school do get very busy and we have had one or two near misses with our pupils, particularly given that it is quite dark at these times at the moment. Additionally, we would ask that cars are parked within the normal road regulations. Please do not wait for pupils where there is a zig-zig marking on the road outside of the school.
Thank you for your support with this.
It would be wonderful to see a hall full of people on 24th January!! It will be something to look forward to post-Christmas and is a great way to raise funds for our school.
We have two calendared Parents’ Evenings for our Year 11 cohort these are scheduled to take place on Thursday 23rd January and Tuesday 28th January 2020. You will only be required to attend one of the Parents’ Evenings and this is determined by half year group population that your child is part of.
- If your child has Core PE on a Friday Period 1 and Period 2 you will be required to attend the parents evening on Thursday 23rd January 2020.
- If your child has Core PE on a Friday Period 3 and Period 4 you will be required to attend the parents evening on Tuesday 28th January 2020.
Please check your child’s timetable on Go4Schools.
Your child will be given a paper booking sheet by their form tutor, they will then use this to book 5-minute appointment slots with each member of staff. Please make sure your child knows what times are convenient for you to attend. It is advisable to leave 5 minute gaps between each appointment to ensure you can move between different rooms.
On Wednesday 29th January, all of Year 11 will take part in a study skills workshop called '5 Steps to Exam Success'. Details will be provided to students in due course. The company who run these sessions have also agreed to run a 'Parent Power' workshop which is designed to assist parents in supporting their children during preparation and completion of exams. This session has recieved positive feedback over the past three years. It will take place at 6pm and will be in our training centre at the front of school. It is likely to last for an hour. If you would like to attend this session, then please could you complete the form below, including how many people will be attending. Students do not need to attend.
Parent Power booking: 29th January 2020
Year 11 are now beginning a detailed programme of revision for their English Language and Literature exams. Students will also have a series of mock exams on their literature texts over the next term.
Please refer to the schedule attached for details.
***GCSE FOOD PREPARATION & NUTRITION****
NEA 2: British Cuisines
35% of your GCSE
Section A: 15.11.2019
Section B: 13.12.2019
Section C: 17.01.2019
Section D: 24.01.2020
Section E: 14.02.2020
A reminder to all parents of students attending the PGL trip to Boreatton Park in July 2020. Please ensure medical forms are completed and returned to either Miss Sears or Miss Simnett by the 14th February. Additionally the second payment for this trip needs to paid via parent pay by 20th February. If there are any issues please contact Miss Simnett or Miss Sears via e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Thank you.
Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 11th February. Students will be marking this in school with assemblies led by their Heads of Year. To support parents in ensuring internet safety resources are available using the following link.
We have also attached for you a range of posters to support parents with Social Media. These guides have been created by the Online Safety Alliance.
We will be holding our second Harry Potter Book Night on Tuesday 4 February 2020 from 4 to 6 pm in the LRC. All students are welcome to join us for a few hours of all things Harry Potterish, including games, potion-tasting and a quiz finale. Any student wishing to dress up as a Harry Potter character is very welcome to do so. There will be a prize for the best costume on the night.
Places are limited to 30 students. If your child is interested in attending, they need to sign up in the LRC and collect a parental permission letter. As the event finishes at 6pm students will need to ensure they are able to be collected from school by a parent or guardian.
Full cast rehearsals for Bugsy Malone are scheduled for Wednesday 19th February and Sunday 23rd February (during the half term holiday). Both rehearsals will take place from 9.30am - 3,30pm in the school hall. Please encourage your child to attend if at all possible.
We have arranged for some of Ben's books to be made available for sale in school in the run up to the day, at a cost of £6 each. If your child would like to get their book signed by Ben on the day, there will be an opportunity to do so at lunchtime on 25 February.
iPhone users, please click on the link below for details of an update for SZapp.
Very occasionally, during periods of difficult weather, we have to make the decision to close the school. Please read the attached letter for important information and details of our how we communicate a closure to parents/carers. Thank you.