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The School: Weekly news bulletin for parents

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Below is the weekly letter from Mrs Woodfin emailed to all parents/carers:

If you are not receiving this email please ring the school office on 0118 9353353 or email so that we can update your email details.

Events for w/c Monday 21st January (Week B)

For the Year 11 revised revision timetable click here

For the extracurricular timetable for this term, click here

For Cucina’s delicious menus click here


Monday 21st January

Year 12/13 theatre trip ‘The Unreturning’, 11am – 6pm.


Wednesday 23rd January

Year 13 Art mock exam.


Thursday 24th January

Year 13 Art mock exam.


Friday 25th January

MFL Speaking exams

World Challenge Quiz Night , 6.30pm in the Canteen


Dates for your diary

(The 2019/20 school calendar with be available shortly).

Photographer in school for the year 11 year group photo, Monday 28th January.

Year 11 mock exams start, Monday 25th February. For the revision timetable click here.

Anxiety Workshop for parents of The Bulmershe School children, Thursday 31st January. Click here for details.

Year 12/13 parents evening, Thursday 7th February. View the 6th form parents evening letter and the 6th form parents evening guide

GCSE Science Live trip, Friday 8th February.

Woodley Bake Off, Wednesday 13th February.

Half term break, Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February.

Inset day, Monday 25th February. School closed to students.

Year 5 Science Club starts on the 27th February.

For arrangements in the event of a school closure due to bad weather click here

For a reminder of attendance procedures please click here

Year 9 vaccinations, Monday 4th March 2019

Dear Year 9 Parents/Carers,

The Y9 Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio (Td/IPV), Meningitis ACWY vaccinations will be administered in school on Monday 4th March 2019 and your child will have brought home a consent form. Please read both sides of

the form carefully, complete and sign it and then return to school by Friday 1st February. Prompt return of your form will be appreciated.  If you do not have one, please contact School reception or email


Year 7 Day Trips to France, 17th May and 7th June 2019

Full payment please by Friday 15th February. Students please check the notice board outside H1 to see which trip day you have been allocated. Please see Mrs Boyer in the MFL department if you have any queries.


Year 8 Parents Evening Survey

Your views as parents / carers are very important to us and we would be very grateful if you could complete the year 8 parents evening questionnaire (if you haven’t already done so) by clicking here.

Thank you so much for your time; your thoughts and views are really valued. 


Parent Forum Thursday 10th January

Thank you to those parents who attended the forum. Please click here to view information on the topics discussed.


Electronic devices

I have no doubt that some lucky students will have received a Smart Watch for Christmas. Can I point out that the school operates a mobile phone ban from 8.25am – 3pm, Monday to Friday. We will be confiscating all electronic devices which we find are being used to access the Internet or mobile phones during school hours.

We will be changing our Behaviour, Engagement and Anti-bullying policy to reflect this.

Many thanks in advance for your support.


Message from local PCSO Danielle Fry:

We have seen an increase in bike thefts recently in Woodley, and are keen to do everything possible to prevent further thefts.

Could you please remind your children to lock their bikes and also to make a note of their bike frame numbers. It is difficult to return stolen bikes if the owner is unable to confirm the bike frame number. This will also be raised in school assemblies.


Please make sure that your child has a strong lock to secure their bike (preferably a D-lock), that they are visible with front and rear lights on their bike, and that they wear cycle helmets.



As the cold weather is upon us now, I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to our uniform policy:

Please note that a plain dark top coat is optional (not denim, and/or with a big sports logo and not a hoody)

Please be aware that hoodies will be confiscated if worn in school as they are not part of our uniform. Many thanks for your support with this.


We have changed our uniform supplier. For information click here


Girls! Are you interested in playing rugby?

1116 (Woodley) Squadron Air Training Corps are seeking new recruits.

Do you know someone in Woodley who goes out of their way for the local community? Nominate them for the WTC Citizen’s Awards. Closing date is Monday 21st January!

For more details on the above click here to go to our Community page.


Have a restful weekend.

With best wishes,

Amanda Woodfin,



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