Bulletin 3| Lent Term 2017

Information correct as at Friday 20 January 2017 at 4.00pm


Congratulations to the boys in the Panto and the Youth Speaks, the Panto's were all brilliant and very entertaining and whilst we came second in the Intermediate Youth Speaks the presentation on Coca Cola versus Pepsi was inspired, well done to all participants.

The feedback I have had from the Drugs Fam presentation is that it was informative, thought provoking and compelling, my thanks to all involved.

The IGCSEs continue with English next week for Year 11, good luck to them and we have our first meeting for boys wishing to travel to Canada in the summer of 2018 on rugby tour next Wednesday, a great opportunity!

And a quote to recognise what is happening in Washington.

What Washington needs is adult supervision. Barack Obama

Emergency Closure Guidance

Whatever the weather…. As the weather gets colder, here are the details in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.


Saturday 21 January - ISA Swimming Gala

Berkshire Schools' Cross Country at Newbury Showground

Wednesday 25 January - Year 11 iGCSE English Exam

Years 10 & 11 Canada Rugby Tour Information Evening from 6.00pm in the Dining Room

Thursday 26 January - Year 10 Art Trip to Tate Britain

Monday 30 January - Year 11 Mock Exam Week

Tuesday 31 January - Year 9 Holocaust Day


YEAR 10 Art Trip - Thursday 26 January. To tate Britain, full information has been has been emailed home. Please return payment and consent to the office by Friday 20 January.

YEAR 11 Art Trip - Tuesday 7 February. To tate Modern full information available shortly.

Year 10 GCSE Geography Trip - Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 March.
To Margam Park Field Studies Centre in Port Talbot, an essential study period for our GCSE Geography pupils please could we request the £150 deposit to the schools office by Friday 27 January. A fully detailed sheet has been emailed home, hard copies available from the information rack in reception.

And the Good News is…!


Parent Travel Survey

If you have not yet had a chance to do so, please complete the Parent Travel Survey online. Your feedback is important to us.

Holiday Club

Running from Monday 13 to Friday 17 February - Half Term - Booking line is now open. Pack your suitcases, ready to travel the world in 5 days of Holiday Activities, experience the smells, music & culture along the way. Click here to find out more!

Word of the Week

The English department will be having a nominated word for each week. Starting with 'superfluous' Adjective - unnecessary, especially being through more than enough: ie "the purchaser should avoid asking for superfluous information.

To be used by both pupils and staff.


Scientist of the Week

Louis Turner (9D) for his excellent graph drawing and statistical analysis of the results he obtained in a physics GCSE practical.

English Department - Reader of the Week

Ayshmit Sethi 7C, has become our first Accelerated Reader Word Millionaire of the Academic Year. In the Autumn term alone Ayshmit has read and been quizzed on over 29 Accelerated Reader books and read 1,329,187 words.

This is an incredible achievement and will hopefully inspire our other Year 7 and 8 readers.

Well done, Ayshmit. Keep up the fantastic effort!

Other Readers of the week this week are.. Joshua Fisher (7A) and Govind Basra 8A.

MFL - Linguist of the Week

French - Joshua Fisher (7A), Harry Anyon (7B), Joshua Fisher (7D) and Robert Byerley (9A).

Mathematicians of the Week

Year 7 - Henry Brandwood, Year 8 - Jay Bhatti, Year 9 - Joshua Bull and Year 10 - Sam John.