Parent News

Summer Term 2019
Friday 26th April 2019

Summer Term 2019

As we start the final term of this academic year, we hope that this will be the start of a great summer for everyone. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our students, who are about to take exams, the very best of luck. Students in Year 11 are now into the final few weeks before their GCSE written exams, which commence on the 13th May; language speaking exams start next week and other practical exams will soon be underway. Our Year 13 students are also about to finish their Sixth Form education as they sit their A2 exams during May and June.
Parents - Please ensure that you are fully aware of your son’s or daughter’s exam timetable (see article below). It is imperative that you ensure your child is not absent from school before or during these important dates.
Please also note that important revision sessions will take place during the Whitsun Half-term holiday at the end of May - please avoid any holiday during this time.

IMPORTANT DATES - Summer Term 2019
Mon 6th May May Bank Holiday
Mon 14th May -
Mon 24th June
GCSE and A-Level – Written Papers
Mon 27th –
Fri 31st May
Half-Term Holiday
Friday 19th July End of Term
(School will finish at 12.55pm)

The full term dates for subsequent academic year (2019-2020 and 2020-2021) are available HERE.


The summer exam timetable is available on our Exam Information Webpage. Parents of students taking exams this summer, can download a copy of their relevant Exam and Pre-Exam Revision timetable. This will keep you informed about your child’s exam schedule and the related pre-exam revision sessions planned for during the exam period. Numerous weekly revision sessions are also available for students to attend – see the REVISE section of our website for more details.

Publicising Exam Success

As we are approaching the examination period, you will be aware that during the summer holiday, we disclose to the local press the names of those students who have achieved particularly outstanding results. If you do not wish your child’s name to be included in the press release, please contact our pastoral team.

Opening Eyes to Engineering

At the end of last term, a small number of our Year 8 and Year 9 STEM students were invited to attend a special engineering festival, hosted by the Institute of Engineering and Technology, at their central London headquarters.
Opening Eyes to Engineering
The students attended various engineering based sessions and lectures throughout their day to help stimulate and reinforce their interest in an engineering career path.
Opening Eyes to Engineering
They put their coding skills to the test during a Royal Navy simulation, had the opportunity to experience virtual reality, learnt about the Bloodhound jet propelled car and the evolution of toys through engineering advancement.
Opening Eyes to Engineering
The future engineers also looked at the applications of coding, methods of Opening Eyes to Engineeringencryption from the National Cyber Security Centre and devised electronic circuits. It was certainly an engaging day for all the students who revelled in the opportunity to experience some of the many applications and careers that engineering can offer.