Documents & Letters Archive


College Expectations 2018-19

Letter regarding college expectations for the 2018-2019 academic year.


GCSE Results Day – Information for Parents/Carers & Pupils

GCSE Results Day 2018 – Letter to Parents

Exam Results Helpline – Partner Toolkit


June & July 2018 Bulletin

“As we approach the end of the academic year, it is a time to say some fond farewells. I am delighted to say that our Year 11 pupils were most impressive throughout the GCSE examination period. Some pupils were required to sit close to 30 exams in a five week period, which for four unluckly pupils included a clash of four exams on the first day of examinations and therefore involved overnight supervision! Despite the intensity of this period, the pupils maintained their energy levels and gave a terrific account of themselves. As a school, we are justifiably proud of their achievements and wish everyone well for results day on Thursday 23 August. The pupils were able to celebrate the end of the exams through the Year 11 prom at Sketchley Grange. They certainly did celebrate and created some great memories as they prepare for the next phase of their lives.”

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End of Summer Term Arrangements

Please click here for the End of Summer Term Arrangements letter.


“WW1 Battlefield Medicine” Workshop

Please click here for the WW1 Battlefield Medicine workshop letter.


Year 9 Formal Examinations Letter

Please click here for the Year 9 Formal Examinations letter.


GCSE Geography Field Study 2018 Trip



Dates of travel: Friday 16th November to Sunday 18th November 2018.

Trip Information

Launch letter (May 2018) (please read this in conjunction with the message below)


Thank you to parents and carers who have paid the deposit and returned the reply slip for the trip to Kingswood Field Studies Centre in Overstrand, Norfolk from Friday 16 November to Sunday 18 November 2018.  I am pleased to say that half of our GCSE students are already committed to attending the trip.

The skills and content covered during our time at the centre and at the locations nearby will provide an invaluable element of your child’s learning for GCSE Geography with 30% of the final GCSE grade being awarded for the ‘Applied Fieldwork’ exam. I cannot overstate the benefits this trip will have in terms of final GCSE grade.

If you would like your child to attend, please download the Launch Letter, complete the reply slip and return this to school as soon as possible. We have extended the deadline for deposits to Friday 15th June (this is also the due date for the second payment towards the trip).

If you would like to discuss the trip further, please do not hesitate to contact me via email to  Additionally, you may wish to view the website for the specialist Field Studies Centre in Overstrand, Norfolk that we will be visiting:

James Minion

Head of Humanities



April & May 2018 Bulletin

“I hope that everyone is enjoying the current sunny spell , which clearly signals the start of the exam period!

We have been really pleased with the commitment shown by the Year 11 pupils in their first week of exams. So many of them have been into school before the morning exams to take advantage of some last minute revision with their teachers. Equally, their professionalism within the exam venues has made us all very proud to date. Good luck to all the Year 11 pupils for the remainder of the exam season.”

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Formation of Embrace Multi-Academy Trust



As you will recall, we undertook a consultation exercise with stakeholders in November 2017 around our involvement in the formation of a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). This in turn led to our governing body passing a resolution to become a founding member of Embrace MAT. As a result, along with our MAT partners, we submitted a bid to the Department of Education (DfE) to request permission to form Embrace MAT.

We are delighted to inform you that the DfE has granted permission for all 7 schools involved in our partnership to form Embrace MAT. Given that this follows our first and only application, the view of the DfE towards Embrace MAT is clearly very positive. We are aware that other MAT applications have been rejected, with a request that further work is carried out across the schools.

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GCSE Exam Arrangements Letter

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