Issue 1016: 15th September 2023


Achievements Outside of School

We are always interested to hear about all the exciting things our pupils and students do outside of school.  We know that so many are involved in clubs and charities and contribute greatly to the wider community.  If your son/daughter has something they would like to share, please do drop us an email to, so that we can include a short article in the Sweyne Park Times, accompanying photos are always welcome!  This can relate to a sporting event, charity work, a project they have been involved in or an interesting experience they would like to share.  The Sweyne Park Times is a great forum in which to celebrate all the fantastic successes and achievements of our pupils and students.  Thank you, in advance, for your support.

Extra-Curricular Clubs

We are very proud to offer a wide range and variety of extra-curricular clubs, including football, basketball, netball, pottery, drama, history and MFL films.  We have revamped our clubs schedule to make it easier to see all the exciting options available, and please click here to view the list which will be kept updated on a termly basis. 


Pupils should speak to the Head of the Department of the relevant subject/club for any further information.  Please do encourage your son/daughter to go along and participate.


From next week, the Bridle Gate will remain open until after these clubs have finished to allow pupils using this route to get home more easily.

Open Evening

We are holding our annual Open Evening on Tuesday 26th September, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.  As we have done on previous occasions, in order to allow staff to prepare for the event, school will finish at 12.30pm on that day.  We will welcome all pupils and students back to school at the usual time of 8.35 am on Wednesday 27th September.


After the short spell of incredibly high temperatures the forecast shows a return to more seasonally normal weather moving forwards.  From Monday 18th September, pupils will be expected to wear full school uniform which includes a school jumper.  As a reminder, pupils are not permitted to wear white socks, any knee length socks, non-stud earrings or rings.  Please click here to view full details of our expectations.

“Welcome to…” Events

Many thanks to all of the parents/carers who came to the Year 11 Welcome Event on Tuesday evening.  It was very well attended and an indication of the engagement of our parent/carer community.  I hope that you found it helpful and informative in understanding what is involved in this particularly important year and how, as parents/carers, you can support your son/daughter in the lead up to their external examinations.


Whilst there are external examinations in Years 11 and 13, all years in education are important and I would therefore encourage all parents/carers to attend any relevant “Welcome to…” event or information evening for their child(ren).  For your information, coming soon are:

Year 7 Monday 18th September
Year 10 Tuesday 19th September
Year 12  Thursday 21st September

Coming Soon

We have a number of events planned for the next few weeks, details of which you will find on the Trips & Events page under the “News & Events” page of our website.

Tuesday 12th September Welcome to Year 11 evening – starting at 6pm
Thursday 14th September Chateau Trip Information evening – starting at 6pm
Monday 18th September Welcome to Year 7 evening – starting at 6pm
Thursday 21st September Welcome to Year 12 evening – starting at 6pm
Tuesday 26th September Open Evening 6pm – 8.30pm (pupils will finish school at 12.30pm)




And Finally….

Have a lovely weekend.

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