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Weekly Bulletin (21 March)


Welcome to your weekly bulletin. This week there’s a real exam focus with a number of year groups having exams in the near future.


Year 11 Exams and Pre-Exam Preparation Evening

Many in Year 11 are in the full swing of revision and it is excellent to see. Included in this is the 500+ hours completed in Mr Caton’s Breakfast Booster which takes place from 7.30am on a Tuesday and Thursday morning. Well done to all of those regular attendees who have really worked hard in a great atmosphere.


To support parents and students alike, we are holding a Pre-Exam Preparation Evening next Thursday (letters have gone out). There are two slots, 5-5.45 and 5.45-6.30pm. During these time slots, there will be a marketplace where various pieces of information, advance and guidance will be available to help students achieve the best grades possible in the summer.


In this vein, we also have our Wellbeing Week commencing on 1 April. During this week, students will be equipped with strategies and advice to help them through the exam period.


Year 8 Exams - W/C 1 April

All students in Year 8 were issued with an exam timetable today, as well as a booklet featuring tips on revision. Year 8 also had a lesson in Life Skills this week on revision and created a revision timetable to help organise their time. In assembly, Mr Worn took students through a useful method of how to use flashcards effectively. There is a video on this method which may be useful to watch. The link is here


Year 7 Exams - W/C 8 April

Year 7 have exams soon too. They will had a focus on this in life skills and their revision assembly will take place in the coming days.


Year 9 Exams - W/C 29 April

As with Year 8, Year 9 have also had an assembly which focused on revision for their upcoming exams. The same video was used and the link is here


Year 10 Exam Results and Parents Evening

Students in Year 10 should be getting their exam results back in lessons and should also be going through their papers to identify areas for improvement. The Year 10 Parents Evening takes place on 9 April and will be an ideal opportunity to discuss student progress.


Trips and Events

A Level Trip to CERN

Mr Patrick and Miss Ellender are currently in Geneva with a keen group of A Level students to visit CERN. We hope that they have a great time.


Italian Exchange

It’s been another successful Italian Exchange with a trip to Chester as well as Long Eaton(!) the highlights for the students. Well done to all involved.


Year 10 Football

Congratulations to the Year 10 football team on their 3-0 victory against John Port. The team have now made it into the final of the Derbyshire County Cup which will take place on Friday 10 May.


Year 7 Bumblebee Conservation Trust visit

Monday saw a visit to the school from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust who gave a talk and offered workshops to Year 7. It was a great event!


Comic Relief

Finally, thank you to all of those who contributed to Comic Relief last Friday. We raised £826.99 for a great cause.





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