Bulletin 7| Lent Term 2017

Information correct as at Friday 24 February 2017 at 4.00pm


The feedback from the St Lucia tour has been excellent, the boys all loved the beach and the cricket (more important to take part than to win!), thank you to all staff and parents who worked so hard to ensure it was a success.

Year 11 bring home their Mock GCSE results today, I look forward to Tuesday when we have the opportunity to discuss their final push to the summer exams. Year 8 are to be congratulated and their work ethic and behaviour at the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums, well done.

Thank you to the parents who attended the PTA AGM last night, the work the society do to enrich the boys education with their support is incredible. Many thanks.


Learning Skills Sessions for Year 7 and 8 take place on Wednesday 1 March.

These sessions, run by Linda Greetham (Learning Skills Consultant) are to help the pupils to improve upon bullet points, flow charts, mindmaps and storyboard techniques, skills which impact on learning across the curriculum and in all assessments. These sessions will happen during the normal school day in respective form classes.

Thursday 2nd March year 11 science set 4 - section 1 of Controlled Assessment

Friday 3rd March year 11 science sets 1 and 2 - section 1 of Controlled Assessment


The Principals are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Margaret Heywood to the role of Head of Senior Girls with effect from September 2017.

Mrs Heywood, has considerable leadership experience within our organisation, most recently as Assistant Head with responsibility for pastoral care at Senior Girls. She also has experience as a Claires Court parent with two daughters passing from Nursery through to Sixth Form with us.

We are delighted that Mrs Heywood will be taking the lead role for this division and continuing to develop the good work she has initiated to inspire our girls to achieve further success. She will be working closely alongside the existing team at College Avenue (as below), all reporting directly to James Wilding as Academic Principal:

Mrs Sheena Wilding, Head of Nursery

Miss Leanne Barlow, Head of Junior Girls

Mr Andy Giles, Head of Sixth Form


Friday 24 February - Year 11 Mock Exams Result Sheet

Monday 27 February - Year 7 Improving Essential Skills - Part I

Year 11 University Challenge

10A & 10B Cyber Safety - Paul Hay

Tuesday 28 February - Year 11 Parents Evening from 6.15pm

Wednesday 1 March - Year 8 Improving Essential Skills - Part I

Thursday 2 March - 10C & 10D Cyber Safety - Paul Hay

Years 7 & 8 Sports Photographs - Sparkly Kit please

Friday 3 March - Years 9 & 10 Sports Photographs - Kit as above

Sports Scholarships

Saturday 4 March - ISA National Cross Country

Academic Scholarships

Monday 6 March - Year 7 Rushall Farm

Looking Forward

Wednesday 22 March - Joint Senior Music Concert at our Senior Girls site, College Avenue from 6.30pm. A lot of ensembles will be playing as well as solo items from across the two sites. All will be welcome to attend.


YEAR 7 Geography Trip - Monday 6 March. To Rushall Farm. Details have been emailed home.

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, all deposits should now be in. A fully detailed sheet has been emailed home, hard copies available from the information rack in reception.

Parking Technology instead of giving up Chocolate for Lent



We would like to thank all parents who responded to these surveys. The feedback received was extremely helpful and we are now following up on your comments and suggestions. Watch this space for further news…..

PTA Easter Event

Our Annual Easter Event is being held on Saturday 18 March between 12-2pm. This year the theme is Alice in Wonderland. As well as the Easter trail, where you answer the clues to win a chocolate prize, there is a competition to make a hat for the Mad Hatter. More information can be found here.


Sam Walton (Year 7) has just passed his Grade 1 Violin with Distinction! Well done Sam.

Joe Thompson (Year 7) passed his Grade 1 Classical Guitar.

Mr Roach

Scientist of the Week

Year 10 - Pouria Ghannad for his perseverance and positive approach to chemistry calculations.

English Department - Reader of the Week

Year 7 - Raphael Seigner

Year 8 - Henry Tate

MFL - Linguist of the Week

Year 7 - Raphael Baker

Year 8 - Tok Charles