Issue 906: 23rd October 2020

Pupil Cycle Store

The pupil cycle store in the main playground has become damaged as result of accidents, age and some pupil behaviour. Unfortunately, for safety reasons, we need to remove the remaining plastic panels as they have sharp edges. The repairs and ordering of materials may take some time. This means that if your son/daughter does cycle to school then it is essential that they bring a lock with them to ensure secure storage as the sides of the shed will be open.

We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to carry out the repairs as soon as possible.


Mrs Sharpe

I am really sorry to have to inform you that Mrs Sharpe has recently been taken unwell and is likely to be away from school for a significant length of time. I would like to thank everyone for their good wishes, which we have passed on to her, and for which I know she has been very grateful. We have taken steps to cover Mrs Sharpe’s lessons and will keep the matter under review.


Thank you for all your positive feedback about Go4Schools since we rolled it out earlier in the term. If you are not already doing so please don’t forget to logon to view up-to-date information on your son/daughter’s progress and their attitude to learning.

Half-Term Break

While it has certainly been a very different and challenging start to the new school year, we have all been incredibly impressed with how the majority of our pupils have settled back into school life. They have engaged well with their learning, and dealt with all the adaptations we have had to put in place with great maturity and respect. I would also like to thank you for all your support this half-term, and to wish you all a very happy break.

I will look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on 2nd November 2020.

Well done!!

Year 9

Tutor Group of September:  HSt
Pupil of the month:               Sarah DGa
Most improved:                     Keira LRi

Pupil of the Week:

Charlie LRi
Ashton CSv
Grace DGo
Darcey HSt
Dean HFe
Ellie DGa
Maya BWa
Katie SMy
Phurin ALe

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Spooky Reads!

Library Click & Collect Service

Pupils can have access to the Library computers (for homework purposes only) before school from 07:45, BUT this will be on a rotation for each Year Group as follows:

  • Monday Year 7
  • Tuesday Year 8
  • Wednesday Year 9
  • Thursday Year 10
  • Friday Year 11

VI Form students will have books delivered to their form.

Please login on the Library online catalogue,!dashboard to search and reserve books for our new Click & Collect Service.

You can collect your library books after school (14.55 – 15.15) on your allocated day.

If you need help in choosing a book then email or complete this form:


Book of the Week

by Victoria Schwab

“Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn’t like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost. So things are already pretty strange. But they’re about to get much stranger. When Cass’s parents start hosting a TV show about the world’s most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland.

Here, graveyards, castles, and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms and when Cass meets a girl who shares her “gift,” she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil – and herself.

She’ll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined.”

A spooky story – perfect for Hallowe’en!

One of the free Bookbuzz choices for Year 7


Digital Safety Hub

Launched this month and aimed at professionals, parents/carers, children and young people, the Inclusive Digital Safety Hub is a collaboration between Internet Matters and South West Grid for Learning to empower parents, carers, and professionals with tailored advice and insight to make meaningful interventions in the lives of children and young people most likely to experience online risks. It’s the first of its kind and well worth a read.

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