Weekly Message 146 – 6 May 2022


6th May 2022

Credit Averages for This Week

Year 7                  8.47

Year 8                  17.67

Year 9                  6.21

Year 10                4.21

Year 11                 2.62


As the weather gets warmer, we remind pupils, parents and carers that round-necked blue jumpers are an optional addition to the school uniform and cannot be worn in place of the blazer which is compulsory. Tutors continue to check uniform daily and they follow up on ClassCharts where there are infringements.

We are pleased to be able to say that most of our pupils adhere to the rules with uniform, supporting the high standards and expectations we have for all members of the school community. We thank parents/carers for their support.


Year 8 Parents’ Subject Evening – online

A reminder to Year 8 parents/carers that they can meet with their child’s subject teachers on Tuesday 10 May 2022 at our online Parents’ Subject Evening. The letter with the specific details and booking arrangements was sent home on 29 April 2022.

Ahead of the evening, parents/carers have been sent details on how to download their child’s Spring Term Assessment Report from Edulink – please see letter dated 6 May 2022.


Changes to Timing of Lunch Break

To accommodate the Year 11 examinations, from Monday 9 May the following will apply:

  • Year 11 will move to an earlier lunch of 1220 – 1250 (1205 on Tuesdays) to allow time for a break and to muster for the afternoon exam session.
  • Year 10 will have their lunch break at 1320 – 1350 (1300 on Tuesdays)



Please see below attendance figures for our pupil cohort this past week.

This week (w/e 6 May)                           91.5%
Last week (w/e 29 April)                        91.5%
National Average year to date             89.7%


Silk Screen Printing at Fareham College



Our GCSE Graphics Year 10 pupils had a brilliant afternoon at Fareham College this week learning how to silk screen print.

They began by drawing and cutting a stencil design which links to their current portfolio work.  This tested their design and problem-solving skills.  Pupils were then shown how to drag the special paint over the silk screen to transfer their stencil designs into a print. They really enjoyed the session and look forward to having the opportunity to further develop this newly learnt skill.

A huge thank you to Fareham College for enabling our pupils to have this opportunity.


Year 7 Athletics Success

Huge congratulations to both the Year 7 boys’ and girls’ Track Athletics Teams for an outstanding performance in the Hampshire Track Athletics knock out competition. They competed against Bay House, Swanmore, Deer Park, Brune Park and Wildern School. The girls team placed 1st and the boys team 2nd. The pupils showed incredible resilience and determination and drew praise from many other staff who attended.


Years 8 & 9 Athletics Success

On Tuesday we took a combined Years 8 and 9 boys’ Track Athletics Team to Bay House School to compete in the first round of the County competition. The events included 100m sprint, 200m sprint, 300m sprint, 800m, 1500m and relay.

Against fierce competition from the four other schools who attended, the boys placed joint 1st which is an incredible achievement.

S Brand (100m, 300m)

S Tiller (200m, 800m, Relay)

T Rayner (1500m)

J Huntington (1500m)

T Jennings (800m, Relay)

H Hallin (300m, Relay)

L Gunn (100m, 200m, Relay)

 All three teams (U15 and U13) who entered this competition have now progressed into the next round to be held later this month. We wish them luck.


Puzzle of the Week

We invite pupils, parents, and carers to enter.  To do so, please go to:  https://www.puzzleoftheweek.com/home and register.  Pupils need to use their school email address.  You will be sent a User Code to submit your answer each week.


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