NewsBrief Issue 10: 18.11.2022

Issue 10: 18.11.2022


Coming Up This Week…

Ridleys Bus Passes

Passes for next term’s Ridleys services will go on sale on ParentPay at 5pm on Thursday 24 November.  Passes will be issued before the end of term. Sales close on 2 December 5pm or earlier if sold out.


Balsall Common Bugle

The latest winter issue of the Balsall Common Bugle is being to delivered to local homes and is available in various outlets in the village. See pp 43 and 45 for our double page spread.

Meriden Magazine

The winter issue of the Meriden Magazine is also starting to be distributed to homes in Meriden from now.  Look out for our feature page!

Blog Post Feature: Kindness

Read our latest blog post by Ms Hughes-Williams on the theme of Kindness as we marked Anti-Bullying Week this week.

Poetry Competition: Poems for the Planet 

Write any kind of poem be it a limerick, haiku or polished prose on the theme of hope and the environment for the Greenpeace Poems for the Planet competition, in collaboration with National Poetry Day.  Enter one poem on the theme of the environment and hope. Any form of poetry up to 400 words. More info: 

Submit your poem by midnight on 1 December 2022 using the online entry form. 

Christmas Concert: Thursday 8 December

Our Christmas Concert is on Thursday 8 December 7.00pm in the Main Hall (M 011).  Please join us for performances by our students in the run-up to the festive season.  Tickets £4/£3 via ParentPay.


The PTA are looking for donations of vouchers or local business donations for the Annual Christmas Raffle.  If you are able to contribute please contact them via:


Year 10

Assessments this week

Years 11 and 13

Mocks continue this week

Year 11 Prom Deposit: Deadline Friday 24 November

Year 11 student need to pay their prom deposit of £15 on ParentPay to secure their ticket for the Prom.  Payment will close next Friday 25 November.

Sixth Form Applications

Applications for Sixth Form 2023 are now open.  Visit the applications page for details and links to the application forms.  Applications close Tuesday 3 January 2023 at 8.00am.  Any queries regarding Academic issues please contact Mrs Theay, Head of Post-16 via email: