Announcements | 13th April 2016

Final deadline for catering and hospitality GCSE coursework – Tuesday 19 April

The final deadline for all catering and hospitality GCSE coursework is Tuesday 19 April. Coursework must be handed to Mrs Arrowsmith by 2:40pm (with some flexibility over timings for students who are also completing French controlled assessments that day).

By this date, coursework must have been…

  • proof read
  • spell checked
  • correctly paginated.

Additionally, all student paperwork must be signed and exam photographs etc. printed out in the final format for submission.

A final after school session to support students in completing their coursework has been arranged for Thursday 14 April.


Announcements | 20th March 2016

Easter period – term dates

The final day before the Easter break is Thursday 24 March. Students return on Monday 11 April. Y11 students have a programme of additional learning sessions scheduled for throughout the Easter period, and the Senior Year Study Zone is available every day, 10am-2pm, apart from Easter Saturday; Easter Sunday; Bank Holiday Monday.

Announcements | 20th March 2016

Targeted additional learning sessions over the Easter period

Additional learning sessions, targeted at individual students, are being held over the Easter period. If your child is required to attend, s/he will have been informed of this. Please do encourage her/him to attend as these will be very valuable opportunities to revise key course elements and/or complete controlled assessment and coursework.

At the time of writing, the following additional learning sessions have been arranged:

  • Tuesday 29 March – mathematics – 0930-1130
  • Tuesday 29 March – IT – 1130-1430
  • Tuesday 29 March – Spanish (controlled assessment)
  • Wednesday 30 March – English literature – all of Y11 (but not 11X-1)
  • Thursday 31 March – business
  • Friday 1 April – French
  • Monday 4 April – art/textiles/photography
  • Tuesday 5 April – English literature – 11X1 only – 0945-1430
  • Wednesday 6 April – drama
  • Thursday 7 April – PE
  • Thursday 7 April – drama
  • Friday 8 April – history revision visit to London
  • Saturday 9 April – science (controlled assessment)


Announcements | 20th March 2016

SYSZ opening hours over the Easter period

The study zone will be open and supervised by academy staff every day, including weekends and Good Friday, throughout the Easter period, 10am until 2pm, apart from Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

Announcements | 20th March 2016

Y11 update

Please click here to view the Y11 update which will be sent out at the end of the week.

Announcements, Resources | 20th March 2016

Y11 summer examination timetable

This is now available by clicking here. Hard copies of both this generic timetable, and individualised timetables, will be distributed to students at school over the coming week and will also be posted home for parents/carers. A copy of the generic timetable has also been emailed to all student’s academy email accounts.

Results from the recent mock examinations will be provided to students on Thursday 24 March.

NB All Y11 students are required to remain available until at least Friday 8 July, to enable them to complete their European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification. The Y11 prom is scheduled for Thursday 7 July. Attendance at the prom will be dependent on the successful completion of the ECDL.

Announcements | 15th March 2016

Y11 revision and SYSZ opening this weekend – 19 and 20 March 2016

The SYSZ will be open for independent study/revision 10am-2pm on both days.

Business candidates who need to complete their controlled assessments will be attending on Saturday. Please confirm arrangements with your teacher.

Announcements | 11th March 2016

Subject consultation/options meeting for Y9 students, parents/carers – Thursday 24 March, 3:50-6:00pm and 6.50pm-9.00pm

The booking system is available here.

Appointments are available for you to meet with your child’s teachers on Thursday 24th March, 3:50-6:00pm and 6.50-9.00pm.

A 30 minute presentation to explain the option process will be made at 3.15pm and 6.15pm in the main hall. Attendance at a presentation is essential for students to collect their options forms at the end.

The evening also offers the opportunity to discuss the different option choices with subject teachers and also with those that teach subjects they may not have experienced before in the Senior Year Study Zone. This will allow students to make an informed decision on which subjects will be most suitable to take for their future prospects.

Colleges, sixth forms, universities, training providers and employers will also be present in the Senior Year Study Zone to give students a flavour of what their future choices might look like. Students will have a chance to view literature and information as well as ‘have-a-go’ activities organised by the providers.

Appointments with each teacher will last for ten minutes. All meetings will take place in the school hall. Booking will be on a first come, first served basis and the booking system is now open. The number of appointments will, initially, be limited to five for each student to ensure that all parents/carers are able to participate. Nearer to the time, if additional appointments are available, we will release these into the booking system and notify you.

In order to login to the system, you will need the following information relating to your child, as held in our database:

  • child’s first name
  • child’s surname
  • child’s date of birth
  • child’s register class

You will also need to enter the details we have on record for you. If you have recently changed your title or surname, for example, and not informed us, we will be expecting you to login with the details we have on record. The email address you enter is only used to receive a confirmation of your appointment. If the system gives you an error when you login, it will not be the email address that is the problem.

If you do not have access to the Internet, or experience any problems with using the system, please contact the school and ask to speak with Mrs Winstone.

Subject teachers will meet with you and your child on an individual basis to provide clear feedback on your child’s learning. You will also have an opportunity to review your child’s exercise books.

Students are required to attend, with their parent/carer.

Announcements | 9th March 2016

Uniform arrangements for September 2016

Please click here for the letter which will be sent on 10 March 2016.

Announcements, Resources | 28th February 2016

Guidance for parents/carers on eSafety

Please click here to access the fourth edition of Digital Parenting, a publication which helps young people and their families to get the most out of digital technologies, as well as dealing with any challenges that they might bring.

Last updated February 28, 2016