NewsBrief Issue 34: 16.06.2023

Issue 34: 16.06.2023

Coming Up This Week…

Assessments Dates for Year 9

  • Year 9: 19-23 June

Rewards Survey: Have your say – Deadline Tuesday 20 June

Student Council and Prefects are collecting your thoughts on how and who should get rewards.  Our end of year subject awards will take place but we want to do more.  You have until 12pm on Tuesday 20 June to submit your questionnaires.  The more people that contribute the more likely we are to be able to instigate change.  It only takes four mins.  One submission per student. Survey Form


Year 9 and Year 7 Girls Athletics Performance

Both teams were outstanding in the athletics on Monday.  We managed to avoid the rain and have put ourselves in a good points position to get some medals.  Stand out performances from:  Ollie – 1st in the 800m, Josie – 1st in the Long Jump, Jessica – 3rd in 200m, Izzy – 3rd in the 200m and lots more scores to come in.  The Year 7 team came 4th overall and the Year 9 team came 2nd overall.

Calendar Dates

  • INSET Day (Professional Development Day): Friday 7 July 2023 – School Closed to Students

Autumn Term Bus Passes: available for purchase from the 10 July

  • Sales for Autumn Term bus passes will be available to purchase on ParentPay from the 10 July at 5pm.

Rock ‘n’ Pop concert Thursday 13 July 7.00pm

Join us for performances by our talented students at the Open Mic Rock ‘n’ Pop event on 13 July.  Tickets £3.00/£4.00 from TicketSourceAuditions (soloists, duets, bands…) Tuesday 20 June lunch time in H 001.

New Writing Competition!

Write a 100 word mini-saga with the title Unsolved.  Big prizes to be won!  See Miss Goodwin (M 124) or Ms Heselden (M 126) for

more details.  Closing date: 21 July

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award –  Bronze (Year 9)

The launch for new DofE Bronze programme for 2023-24 starts on Monday 12 June.  Key dates are as follows:

  • Student assembly #2: w/b19 June  (tutor time)
  • Parents Information evening: Tuesday 20 June– 7:30pm-8:30pm on Teams (link will be emailed Monday)
  • Initial application deadline: Monday 26 June
  • Feedback emailed to students, final applications open: Monday 3 July
  • Final applications, parental registration form and payment due: Monday 10 July
  • Registration: w/b 17 July
  • Training begins: Monday 11 September(7:30-9:00pm)

Any questions, please email Mr Nance (DofE Manager) –

Sports Opportunities

  • KS3 sports opportunities in school with weekly lunch time and after school clubs led by professional coaches. Lunch time sessions are free, after school clubs available at a small cost. Anyone interested please see Mr Collins in H 120
    • Wednesday – Year 8
    • Thursday – Year 9

Tennis Club

  • Tuesdays After School: Every Tuesday during summer term open to all from all years and all abilities. Come along and have some fun in the sun.  Sessions end 4:45pm.

Lunchtime and Afterschool External Sports Opportunities:

  • Tuesday lunch: Basketball – Years 7/8
  • Tuesday after school: Tennis – All years
  • Wednesday after school: Athletics – All Years
  • Wednesday after school: Indoor Football – Years 7/8/9
  • Thursday lunch: Basketball – Years 9/10
  • Thursday after school: Girls’ Tennis – Years 7/8/9
  • Thursday after school: Rounders – All years
  • Thursday after school: Cricket – All years

Years 10 and 11: Study and Revision Sessions

  • Languages: additional support sessions for students in Year 10 and Year 11 until (until exams)
  • Spanish: Tuesdays after school in H 022 15:25-16:10
  • French: Monday lunchtimes (Week 1) & Wednesday lunch times (Week 2) in H 022 from 13:45-14:20 (can bring lunch)
  • German: Tuesdays after-school in H 023 15:25-16:10

A reminder also that if you are part of the French Year 10 tutoring programme then you are also expected to attend on Tuesdays after-school in H 025 with Mrs Albans

New Club

Keyboard Club :Wednesday lunch time in H 008.  All years are welcome. Come along and learn how to play keyboard or just to practice! Bring your lunch.

From the Heart: Well-being Podcast

Check out our podcast discussions and meditations led by our Well-Being Practitioner Mrs Troughton is available from SoundCloud.  New episode available on Monday – The Power of Failure: Why is it so important?


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