Dear families,

Thank you for supporting us during another busy week. It has been a joy to finally have some sunshine and watch students enjoying being outside at break and lunchtime.

Thank you for completing the recent Trust questionnaires and our communications survey. We will be responding to the points raised when all the information has been collated. Our communications survey is still available via the link to this form. Your feedback is really valuable as we plan our family events for next year.

Year 7 Parents Evening, Tues 14 May

We are looking forward to welcoming families on Tuesday 14 May from 4 pm. Your appointments have been emailed to you from the School Cloud system. Some staff still have availability, so if you would like to book additional appointments, or to change any of your times you can do this at up until 3 pm on Monday.

If you need any help or are unable to attend appointments already made please email Mrs Buckle to

On the evening we ask that students wear school uniform, unless they have another activity before or after the appointments.

Families can park on the "beach" car park near the astro-turf, or access the site from the library gate, and then come in to school via the piano entrance. Your children will then be able to guide you to the rooms for your meetings. Printed lists of appointments are available or you can via them on your phone.

Senior staff are also available to answer any questions during the evening.

Year 11 & 13 Exams Start

Our Year 11 and 13 students have begun their external exams with positivity and determination and we are incredibly proud of them.

All students have their individual exam timetable but if you have concerns or worries please find out more at

If your child is unwell on the day of an exam, as well as alerting the attendance team, please also email and if they chose to complete the exam while unwell we are able to request special consideration.

Next week we will also share a reminder about some additional revision sessions for students during the half term break, and also that our after school co-curricular sessions continue. There are expertly delivered, tailored to students and provide a great encouragement to help students stay well prepared and positive over the next few weeks. There is more revision information, including resources for each subject, at 

Year 10 & 12 Exams Plan

This afternoon Year 9 students were excellent in the exam hall as they completed a 90 minute exam. This is highly valuable practise to help them feel more confident as they move towards key stage 4.

Year 12 students have received information from the Sixth Form team about their completion exams in the week 17-21 June, and more information will be available at 

Year 10 students had an assembly this week about their end of year exams, and the chance to complete practise their practical Non-Examination Assessments (NEAs). Students responded very positively to this opportunity to practise the skills developed this year, and we spoke about the importance of continuing activities which are good for their overall development and well being.

You can view the assembly presentation, which also has video links, at There is also a copy of the planned assessments, spread out over a month. Students will receive a printed copy of this next week, and subject teachers will share information on what and how best to revise. There is also general revision guidance at 

Year 10 Family Forum, Tues 21 May, 6pm

To help students and families prepare for the next year, and their steps beyond GCSEs we have planned out next Family Forum to focus on careers, the approaching year 10 exams and how to support students wider development and well-being. All families of Year 10s are invited, and can also bring students with them. This is always a really valuable evening for you to hear from a range of staff and to ask any questions you may have.

It takes place at 6pm, in the Assembly Hall, and you can enter the building either via the piano or main reception entrance.

Key Stage 3 Book Mastermind

We are looking forward to watching one of our favourite events of the year next Thursday and celebrating the confidence and resilience of the students taking part.


Please be mindful that in the warm weather students are still expected to bring their blazers to school and wear them once they enter the building. Once in lessons they can be removed and at break and lunchtime. We will review this depending on the temperature.

If any families have any out-grown or spare uniform, PE kit, bags, coats and footwear that they would be willing to donate to the school so that he are able to help families within our community; we would be very grateful.