Dear families,

We have had another successful week packed with activities to help students develop the most important skills for the future.

Students have attended careers workshops, received their progress checks, completed mock exams and vocational actions, taken part in the next round of the county cross-country competion, and enjoyed a broad range clubs and lessons. We are proud of the commitment and successes of all our students, and grateful for your support.

Back to the 80's

One of the most enjoyable activities of the school year is our annual musical. This year the show is "Back to the 80's", full of motifs and songs that many of you will recognise! The price of tickets is kept as low as possible to cover the costs of the show license, the amazing set, costumes and addiitonal lights. Adult tickets at £13 and student tickets are £8. Tickets can be booked online and the show dates are:

  • Mon 12 February, 7 pm
  • Tues 13 February, 7 pm
  • Weds 14 February, 4 pm
  • Thurs 15 February, 7 pm

Upcoming Events

On Monday 15 January we have out Year 10 subject teacher evening, if you have not yet booked appointments or received an email confirming your appointments you can do so at

We also have subject teacher evenings for other year groups between 4 and 6:30 pm so you will be able to meet some teachers online or in person. Please keep these dates available:

  • Year 7 subject teacher evening: Tuesday 14 May, from 4pm
  • Year 8 subject teacher evening: Tuesday 16 April, from 4pm
  • Year 9 subject teacher evening: Thursday 14 March, from 4pm

We also have regular family forums where you can ask questions and hear information from leaders on relevant topics.

Our next Family Forum, for parents of students in Key Stage 3 is in the main assembly hall on Tuesday 23 January, at 6pm.

This will be for parents of all students in Key Stage 3 and will talk about how we support learning, answer any questions about our reporting systems and briefly explain our approach to student options which are taken in Year 9. You are all welcome to attend and  students can also accompany you if you wish.

Our main Year 9 Option evening takes place on Thursday 29 February between 5 and 8 pm. This includes presentations from staff and students and the change to speak to teachers about the courses available.


We are very much looking forward to welcoming the 28 employers who have volunteered to interview our Year 10 and 6th form students on Thursday 15 Feb, if you or anyone else you know would like to take part please contact Mrs Osborne on

If you are a parent of a Year 10 student please check that they have completed and submitted a CV and cover letter to the allocated Google Classroom as this will be used on the day with the employer. Some may need to revisit the classroom to correct previous work.

For all of this week's inspirational talks, apprenticeship, work experience, school employer workshops, college open day dates etc please see the careers newsletter here

We wish you all an enjoyable weekend.

Thomas Gainsborough School