Bulletin 8| Autumn Term 2015

Information correct as at Friday 13 November 4.00pm


Congratulations to the cast, crew and staff who put on 'Wandering the West End', they were truly superb giving us a very entertaining show.

My thanks also go to the Pupils and Staff for their efforts on our Open Evening, we had a record number attend and the feedback has been very positive.

We have a big rugby weekend coming up with all years playing against Reading Blue Coat I will be at Phoenix and I hope we get the support the boys deserve at all venues. Good luck also to the U12 boys who play in the Berkshire Schools Rugby Festival on Thursday.

Lastly I look forward to seeing the Year 10 parents on Wednesday at their evening meeting with the teachers.

"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education". Martin Luther King Jr.


Sixth Form Scholarship Applications are now overdue. Dates for interviews will follow shortly.

For Years 7, 8 & 9 Scholarship Art applications are now overdue. Academic applications are due in on Monday 16 November and Drama, Sport and Music are due by Friday 20 November.


Monday 16 November - Year 11 History Trip to Imperial War Museum

Wednesday 18 November - Year 10 Parents Evening from 6.15pm

Thursday 19 November - U12 Rugby Berkshire Festival at Reading Blue Coat School

Friday 20 November - Art Portfolio's due in

Tuesday 24 November - Year 7 Science Trip to National History Museum

Years 10 & 11 Resilience Talk at Senior Girls 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Wednesday 25 November - Theatre Group in School for Year 10 'A Christmas Carol'


21st Century Learning – “Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.”


Tuesday 24 November - YEAR 7 Science Trip to Natural History Museum. Departing at 9.15am and returning in time for evening buses. Full school uniform to be worn and a packed nut free lunch must be brought to school on this day. Please return parental consent form by next Tuesday 17 November.

Thursday 26 November - YEAR 9 English Trip to see War Horse in London. Full school uniform and a nut free lunch must be brought on this day. Departing at 11.50am and returning for approximately 7.30pm. Payment of £37 payable on line, please return the consent form to The Office by Wednesday 18 November.

Thursday 3 December - Geography World Wise Quiz - A full information sheet has been distributed to the team members taking part. Please return the parental consent to The Office by Friday 20 November.

Friday December 4 - French Trip to Lille -
This trip is full.

Friday December 4 - YEAR 7 Art Trip - to The National Gallery - full details will be distributed shortly.

Tuesday 29 March to Sunday 3 April - Rowing Training Camp in Hazewinkel, Belgium. A full information sheet has been distributed to Rowers. £150 deposit together with a signed consent form to The Office by Friday 27 November.


Christmas Lunch Orders

It seems a long way off, but we are already planning the School Christmas Lunch. For the first time, you will be asked to order online. Watch out for an email next week.

School to Parent Contact by Text

We will shortly be introducing a new text/email system to improve our communication with parents. Initial testing will take place next week. An email will be sent home before testing, as it is important we know if any of the test messages are not being received.

Sixth Form Open Evening

Thursday 26 November - Advance notice for our Year 11 parents to put the date in their diaries.

Rugby Team Photographs

The Year 7 and 8 Rugby Teams have had their team photograph taken and these are available to order. There is a small proof of the photograph on the order form. Please do contact the office if you would like a form sent home.

Red Ribbons

For Aids Day Tuesday 1 December these will be on sale at £1 to show support for people living with HIV. These will be available from Mrs Wolton.

Holiday Club

Join Holiday Club from Thursday 17 to Wednesday 23 December at College Avenue site for five days of themed activities for the festive season - including cookery, games, crafts, fun and challenges... as well as a special visitor and Xtra for older children!

Sports Club are at Junior Boys on Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 December where you can work on skills and join tournaments with 2 days of Football.

Go to for booking forms, programmes and more activity highlights.

The Office Ditty of the Week

Our toaster has two settings - too soon or too late.


Mathmaticians of The Week - Year 7 - Sebastian Walker, Year 8 - Usman Ali, Year 9 - Oliver Payne, Year 10 - Joe Stephen and Year 11 - Kieran Gray.