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The School: Weekly news bulletin for parents

Updated: Fri 16 Nov 2018   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

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.

For the timetable for extracurricular clubs for Autumn term 2 click here

For Cucina’s delicious menus click here

To read the attendance letter for parents click here

Do you have a child at University? Could you be a parent ambassador? For details click here

For the latest Interact Rotary Club news click here

The ‘Barnum’ box office is open! Click here for details of the production and ticket purchase.

Events for w/c Monday 19th November:

Monday 19th November

Photographer in school for year 7 portrait photos.

Wednesday 21st November

Year 5 Science Club, 3.30 – 4.30.

Thursday 22nd November

Year 5 and 6 ‘Maths in Action’ Masterclass, 2.30 – 3.30.

World Challenge Quiz Night, 6.30pm – 9pm in the canteen.

Friday 23rd November

WBC Sports Personality of the Year, 6pm – 8pm in the auditorium.


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.


Dates for your diary

Carnival Charity Quiz night at the Oakwood Centre, Friday 23rd November.

Barnum, Tuesday 4th – Thursday 6th December.

Christmas Dinner, Wednesday 12th December.

Santa Rocket Powered Sleighs, Wednesday 12th December.

Year 11 Parents’ Evening, Thursday 13th December.

Christmas Film Night for year 7 & 8, Monday 17th December.

Year 11 & 13 Certificate Evening, Tuesday 18th December.

End of term, school finishes at 12.20, Wednesday 19th December.

School resumes at 8.25am on Monday 7th January

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


Information on Year 7/8 Camp 2019

Booking is now open for the year 7/8 camp next year, and information has been emailed to all year 7 and 8 parents. Paper copies of all the information can also be collected at reception by parents and/or students. A non-refundable deposit of £55 is required by Monday 3rd December to secure your child’s place.

There may be financial assistance available for Pupil Premium pupils for school camp but individual enquiries to the school should be made regarding this assistance.

Please contact the school office on 0118 9353353 or alternatively, who will pass on your enquiry to Mr Staton, Assistant Headteacher who manages Pupil Premium funding.


Good afternoon from National Online Safety

As part of our #WakeUpWednesday campaign, we have created a free poster for schools to share with your pupils. The guide highlights the negative impact that online bullying can have on children, what to do if a child has been bullied online and where they can go for help. 

Many thanks for your continued support and for helping us to achieve a safer online world for children! 

Kirsty Smith
Digital Content Manager
The National Online Safety Team



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.

Parent access to after school fixtures at the school:

When attending after school fixtures on our school field, we have provided additional parking which is accessed via our drive to the left of the Goals complex. From here you will have direct access to the school pitches for football and rugby.

The PE department have a live twitter account that is kept up to date with fixtures, sporting successes and opportunities to play sport in the community. We also are able to give you information of arrival times of the students back to school or any cancellation of fixtures.  If you have a child who is representing the school then this is a great way to keep up to date.

Our Twitter address for the PE department is: @Bulmershe_PE

Have a restful weekend.

With best wishes,

Amanda Woodfin, Headteacher

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