Weekly Message 181 – 24 March 2023


24th March 2023

House Point Averages Per Pupil for This Week


Year 7                    6.28 points

Year 8                    4.96 points

Year 9                    4.71 points

Year 10                  4.34 points

Year 11                  2.15 points


Good luck to our Year 10 pupils who take part in their work experience next week. It will be a great opportunity to develop transferable skills, such as communication, teamworking, problem-solving, and timekeeping as well as gaining an understanding of how organisations work. We look forward to hearing about their experiences after the Easter Break.


We remind parents and carers of Year 11 pupils that the Parents’ Subject Evening is taking place on Tuesday 28 March and that this is a face-to-face event. If you have yet to book appointments, please do so as soon as possible using the link provided in the letter dated 17 March 2023.


School closes to pupils on Friday 31 March for the Easter holiday – please note that this is a usual full day with staggered dismissal from 1500 to 1510.



Jazz Café



A great time was had by all at our Jazz Café on Thursday evening.  An article and photos will be in next week’s Weekly Message.



Fareham Debating Competition 2023




We entered two teams into the Fareham Debating Competition 2023 hosted by local MP and Home Secretary Suella Braverman.  The debate was concerning the use of language in controversial children’s books.  Friends and supporters watched the debate and the arguments were robust on both sides.



Year 9 Guided Choices Evening


This week we welcomed our Year 9 pupils and their parents/carers to hear about and discuss their guided choices for Year 10 and 11. Choosing which subjects to do during their final two years of school is an important step for pupils. We will organise taster sessions in subjects over the coming weeks to ensure that each pupil has as much information as they can to make the right decision for them. Should they have any questions, Mr Townsend is at hand to answer them.



Mathletics Update


A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed towards Mathletics and the House Challenge! The engagement by many pupils (and staff) has been amazing. In total during the two weeks there have been 750 sign-ins and over 220 hours’ worth of time spent online competing! Below is an outline of the results.


1st Place – Endeavour

2nd Place – Invincible

3rd Place – Warrior

4th Place – Illustrious





Hampshire Teen Project – Easter Holiday


Teen Project provides additional support to families during the holiday periods, offering FREE places for 11-16-year-olds who are in receipt of benefit-related free school meals.

Each day will consist of a specialist delivering a workshop on one of the following themes: Life Skills, Team Building, Creative Design and Business Enterprise.  Examples of previous workshops have included: T-Shirt Design, Graffiti Art, Cooking and Baking, Circus Skills, Candle Making, First Aid, Self Defence, Robot Creation and DJing.

A hot lunch and healthy snacks are provided for each child in attendance.

Please click here for further information or register here to book your space today.


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