Parent News

Spring Term 2019
Friday 25th January 2019

Inter-Form Sport

Throughout the year, our PE team organise various Inter-form sporting competitions for the Year 7 and Year 8 form groups. During the autumn term, teams competed in Table Tennis and Indoor Athletics Competitions with 7x1 – Miss McConville’s form and 8x3 – Miss Osca and Miss Macleod’s form, leading their respective league tables.
Inter-Form Sport
Last week, the competition continued with Year 7 Climbing – representatives from each form attempted three different routes up the wall and scored points for how far they were able to climb and how fast they were able to get to the top without making any mistakes. Well done to 7x1, who remain top of the league table, with 7y1 – Miss Bracey and Mrs McCarthy’s form, hot on their heels!
Inter-Form Sport

Year 11 – Leaving Date

There is still a lot of hard work to be done by students leading up to the summer exams and our Year 11’s are fully focused on the most important six months of their education so far.
Whilst the last big exam is mid-June (depending on your child’s exam schedule), there is an Exam Contingency Day (in the event of a national disaster) scheduled for the 26th June 2019.
The Year 11 Prom will take place on Thursday, 20th June. The official leaving date for our Year 11 students is Wednesday, 26th June.

Year 11 – An Amazing Opportunity

Today, representatives from the National Citizen Service (NCS) presented our Year 11 students with an opportunity they cannot afford to refuse. The government are investing £1500 in every 16 and 17-year-old, to enable them to learn the skills for work and life, which they need to succeed in the future, whilst having an amazing time.
Year 11 – An Amazing Opportunity
“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” – Richard Branson

During the summer of 2019, our students have the opportunity for adventure, discovery and action. They will take part in a week-long outward bound residential trip, focusing on team work, problem solving skills and pushing personal boundaries; a second week away at Essex University to acquire some independent living skills and to learn about their local community; followed by two weeks working from a local community base, to plan and implement a project to make a difference in their local community. Upon completion of their action packed month they will attend a special NCS presentation to celebrate their achievements and be presented with a signed certificate from the Prime Year 11 – An Amazing OpportunityMinister.
Year 11 students were able to express their interest in joining the scheme today and will now receive further information from NCS before they make any commitment. Any students who have yet to express an interest, can still do so by talking to our pastoral team. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will cost a maximum of £50 and for some students could be totally free. More information for parents can be found in the NCS letter on the school website. Alternatively, you can find out more by visiting www.ncsyes.co.uk