NewsBrief Issue 13: 09.12.2022

Issue 13: 9.12.2022

Coming Up This Week…

Early Closure Friday 16 December

School will close early at 12.30pm on Friday 16 December 2022, the last day of term.  Buses will arrive at 12.30pm for children travelling by bus. The timetable for the day is as follows:

  • 08.55 – 09.05 Registration
  • 09.05 – 10.05 Period 1
  • 10.05 – 11.05 Period 2
  • 11.05 – 11.30 Brunch
  • 11.30 – 12.30 Period 3
  • 12.30             Finish

Non-uniform/Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children: Friday 16 December

An optional non-uniform Christmas jumper/theme day in aid of Save the Children.  Donations welcome by cash or ParentPay but not required – just join in the fun!

New Key Stage 3 Book Reading Club

Key stage 3 Book Club Launch on Monday 12 December. Any year 7, 8 and 9 students are welcome!  Come and join us at lunchtime in M124 to select our next read!



  • Save the Day: PTA Quiz on 10 February 7pm for 7.30pm start. Fish & Chips plus bar.  More details in the New Year.
  • AGM: Wednesday 11 January. New members welcome. Option of being associate member as pair of helping hands rather than sit on the committee. Questions to

Advent Calendar

Our 2022 Advent Calendar Quiz continues.  Follow us on Instagram and join in working out the answers.  Solutions during the Quizmas radio show (and posted of Instagram) on the last day of term!

Important: 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 one going forward.  New ID cards can be purchased from ParentPay, price £2.50. Students with a current working biometric fingerprint will be able to continue using this method of payment.

Professional Development Day: Change of Date (to Tuesday 3 January)

The Professional Development Day (INSET day) which was on 27 February 2023 has changed to Tuesday 3 January 2023.  Please make a note of this change in your diaries as school will be closed to students on 3 January 2023Website: Calendar Page

Year 11: Mock Results Day 16 December

On Friday 16 December 2022 Year 11 will receive their GCSE mock results at a mock results day so as to experience what the day will be like in August 2023. Click/Tap for information letter.

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: