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The School: Weekly news bulletin for parents

Updated: Fri 19 Oct 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.

Monday 22 – Friday 26th October, half term break.

Sunday 21st October to Friday 26th October, STEM Army Camp. (Visit the news section of our website for updates over the half term break)

Click here for information on Wokingham Children’s Book Festival over the half term break.

Click here for information on Rockets Basketball Camps over the half term break.

Click here for Bikeability courses in the half term break

Click here for details of the Emergency Services Fun Day in the half term break.

Click here for details of free security bike marking in the half term break.

School resumes at 8.25am on Monday 29th October.

Vote for parent governor.

We have had three applications for the role of parent governor which means an election will be held. Please click here to read the three application statements and to register your vote.

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

To read the October edition of Bull’s Eye click here

Thank you for your attendance and support at our recent Curriculum Evenings. To view the PowerPoint for each Curriculum Evening click the year below:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11 Exam Preparation

Sixth form


Events for w/c Monday 29th October:

Monday 29th October

Year 13 Accountancy PD session, P2 in the auditorium.


Tuesday 30th October

Splendid Productions Workshop for GCSE/A level students, 8.15 – 12 in the auditorium.


Wednesday 31st October

Fright Night Film Night for year 7, 3.15 – 5.30 in the school auditorium.

Theatre trip for GCSE students, ‘Blood Brothers’ at the New Wimbledon Theatre, 4.30 – 11.30.


Thursday 1st November

Hi Five Netball Tournament for years 5 & 6, 3.45 – 5.45.

Parent Forum, 6pm – 7pm in the Sixth Form Centre. The topic is

"Review of Academic Engagement Reports and Curriculum Evenings" please email to book your place.


Friday 2nd November

Bulmershe Ensemble/Singers performance at the St Andrews Church, Sonning Charity Concert, 5.15 – 10pm.


Dates for your diary

Free Anxiety workshops in November at the Oakwood Centre, Woodley.

SEN drop in for parents, Tuesday 6th November, 4 – 5.30 (no need to book an appointment)

Year 5 Science Club, commencing 7th November for 6 weeks.

Sixth Form Open Evening, Thursday 8th November, 6pm – 7.30pm.

Head of Sixth Form address is at 6pm. There will be opportunities to visit interactive stalls with information on the courses offered, meet our students and speak to our dedicated staff.

Youth Speaks public speaking competition, Thursday 15th November, 6.30pm – 9.30pm at Leighton Park School.

Biology in Action Conference for year 12 and 13, Friday 16th November, 8.30 – 5pm at The Emmanuel Centre, London.

Photographer in school for year 7 portrait photos, Monday 19th November.

Charity Quiz Night, Thursday 22nd November

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

Good afternoon from the National Online Safety Team

As part of our #WakeUpWednesday campaign, National Online Safety has teamed up with MusicAlternative to launch a Fortnite online safety song for your school to share with its whole school community!

Our song encourages parents and carers to "stay switched on" to online dangers when their children are playing Fortnite. We hope you love this video just as much as we do!

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.


As the cold weather approaches, 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.

Have a wonderful half term break.

With best wishes,

Amanda Woodfin, Headteacher

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