NewsBrief Issue 11: 25.11.2022

Issue 11: 25.11.2022

Coming Up This Week…

Poetry Competition: Poems for the Planet – Deadline!

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.


Agents of Kindness

Following on from Anti-Bullying Week and the theme of Reaching Out there will be Kindness Spies among you during the next three weeks; looking out for acts of kindness both in and outside of lessons.  This might include helping someone who is hurt or upset, standing up for someone, or calling out unkindness.  Names submitted to me will be given a Kindness Core Value merit.  Repeated or special acts of kindness may result in a Kindness Award at the end of term.  Ms West.

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.

ID Cards for Purchasing Food

ID cards are needed to purchase food in school.  Students without a card may not be served if they do not have it going forward.  New ID cards can be purchased from ParentPay, price £2.50.

Racing Debut for Brea

Year 10 student Brea has made her car-racing debut in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Winter Series last weekend (12-13 November) at Brands Hatch.  Congratulations to Brea and watch out for our blog article next week on her achievement!


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:


Years 10, 11, 12 and 13: Careers Fair Evaluation

  • Those who attended the Careers Fair please complete the very short evaluation form which I have sent to you by email.  Mrs Williams.

Year 10

  • Assessments this week from 28 November

Years 11 and 13

  • Mocks continue this week

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: