You can access our full Calendar here which includes all important dates for the rest of the academic year.
Assessment, reporting & parents evening dates for each year group appear in the Calendar.
School assessments play an important role in measuring your child's overall progress. Part of the key to success in assessment is preparation at home; please continue to encourage your child to revise/prepare at home for all the key assessments, internal/external exams including classroom controlled assessments (YR10 & 11) throughout the year. Internal school exams play an important role in preparing your child for external GCSE's.
Interim reports and profiles (end of year reports) are sent home via students.
Should you wish to discuss your child's progress at any point, please feel free to contact your child's form tutor in the first instance.
From September 2013 the Headteacher no longer has the discretion to authorise school absence for holidays within school term time, this means that if you do take your child out of school on holiday during term time there are two outcomes. Your child misses valuable teaching and learning time with the impact that has on their attainment. The absence also has to be unauthorised and these figures may affect a student when applying for further education and training. Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.
Headteachers have the discretion to grant leave, but they should only do so in exceptional circumstances. If a Headteacher grants a leave request, it will be for them to determine the length of time that the child can be away from school. Where a family holiday during term time is deemed to be unavoidable, it is vital that it does not coincide with examinations or other important tests that your child has to take. This is particularly crucial in year 10 and 11 when students take GCSE Controlled Assessments throughout the year.
Key Stage 3 - Y7, Y8, Y9 - See school calendar for specific dates.
Key Stage 4 - Y10 internal examinations and Y11 mock examinations - December 2016.
GCSE Examinations - May - June 2017
An Absence Request Form must be completed well in advance.