Madrid Visit Update

For those students without their own passports, I would recommend that you apply within the next few weeks for this as sometimes the Passport Office is really busy. It is advisable to check the expiry date on passports that are already held too. Also, all students need a medical card, called the EHIC, which is free and can be applied for online, or there is also a form that you can download if you prefer. I would also recommend that if your son / daughter has one of these cards, that you check the expiry date as well.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind parents of the recommended payment payment schedule, so that payments can be staggered if you prefer. Please contact me at school if you wish to discuss any of the above.

DofE Expedition Weekend dates

Year 9 DofE Bronze award students will be completing 2 weekend expeditions. The first is a practice expedition, the latter an assessed expedition.

The practice weekend for your child will either be the 6/7th May or 13/14th May followed by the assessed weekend which will either be the 17/18th June or the 24/25th June.

You will be able to get these dates at the upcoming SLC’s.

Further information about the expeditions will be available very soon. If you have any questions please email me.


Year 7 TKAMB Assessment

On a Google doc Year 7 students are to answer the following question- How is prejudice shown in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee?

You need to use the reading ladder or simply put P-Point discuss the point that you want to make, E-Evidence use a quote to prove your point E- Explain how the quote/storyline shows prejudice.

I would recommend writing an opening paragraph about what Prejudice is and what TKAMB is about before writing paragraphs about the theme of prejudice or about the characters that show or are shown prejudice.

Rubric is on Google Classroom.

Deadline 3pm Monday 23rd January.

School Photos

School photos will take place on Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th February. The general schedule for the three days is detailed below:

Monday 6th February – Individual Standard portraits with white back drop

Tuesday 7th February – Individual ‘Cool’ portraits

Wednesday 8th February – Entire school and crew shots

Once photographs have been finalised and shared with the school we will offer a £20 package that will include the following:

  • 8 Digital prints (4 High Resolution and 4 Low Resolution) – Standard individual portrait, ‘cool’ individual portrait, crew shot and whole school shot. These can be shared with a Google email address or saved to a USB for you to print yourself.
  • 1 A4 framed print of your choice

There will also be options for canvas prints. Details of which will be given nearer the time.

Please contact the school if you have any queries

Thank you.

Found Debit Card

If anyone has lost a Yorkshire Bank Debit Card we have one in the school office.
If you think it is your can you please contact the school on 01302 898792 to confirm the name on the card and account number.
We can then arrange to get this returned to you.

Thank you.

Y9 Extended Study- Admiral due Monday 16th/Skipper Friday 13th

For Y9 extended study this week, students must read the 1st two chapters of War of the Worlds Book 2 and answer the accompanying comprehension questions.  Admiral will be tested on their knowledge of these chapters on Monday the 16th and Skipper on Friday the 13th.