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Young people derive the best value from their education when parents and school cooperate for their benefit.

Parents have a vital role to play in helping their children establish good work routines, alerting the school when problems arise and taking an interest in their progress These investments will help young people to thrive.  As a school we aim to provide parents with regular information about their child’s progress, and to make parents feel that we are approachable and responsive as well as accountable.  We aim to respond to phone calls within the day, where possible.

Meetings and Individual Contacts

Meetings are held for parents:

  • Before their child joins the school.
  • At annual Parents’ Meetings which take place between 4:00pm and 7:00pm on designated days.
  • In Year 7 Transition Evening.
  • In Year 8 and 9 Information Evening.
  • In Year 9 to outline GCSE options available at Key Stage 4.
  • In Year 10 to explain the arrangements for Work Experience and Information Evening.
  • In Year 11 to outline the opportunities available to students at post-16 and the expectations of Year 11.
  • Major school residential visits and activities are invariably supported by an evening for parents.
  • As new initiatives unfold parents will be given the opportunity, via consultation and through formal presentations by senior staff, to keep abreast of developments. The Headteacher welcomes any informal enquiries from parents on any matter, and appointments can be scheduled on request.
  • ‘Parents Forum’ meetings take place each term. Please see the Parent Forum page for dates.
  • Agendas are agreed with parents and the Headteacher, who chairs the group.  We discuss a wide range of issues, and contributions from parents have helped to shape school priorities since 2010.
  • We will also periodically ‘text’ parents to update them on key issues and to remind them, as required, about meetings and other key issues.

Heads of House will contact parents if they feel that something needs to be discussed. Any parent who has a complaint about the school’s curriculum, matters of policy, or indeed an issue regarding an incident at school, is urged to contact the relevant Senior Leader or Head of House in the first instance. Where issues cannot be resolved, the Headteacher will be informed and further contact with parents arranged.

In the event that an issue cannot be resolved by initial discussion, the matter can be taken up with the Chair of  Governors or the Local Education Authority. Please ensure that the Headteacher is aware of issues before contacting either of these bodies as things can usually be resolved at this level.

Heads Of House

Heads of House have responsibility for the House that your child will be placed in, your child’s tutor will be your main point of contact. Contact a Head of House through the main admin number: 01677 422419.

Essential Documents


Medical Letter and Information Sheet
HPA Infection Control Guidance for Schools
Annual Consent & Medical Fitness Form for Off-Site Activities

School Leave and Closures

Pupil Leave of Absence Application Form
School Closure Procedure


School Uniform List

Consent to Use an Image or Photograph
Bus Subsidy Reduction Implementation
Timetable for Support


Contact with Parents


Student Planner

All pupils are given a student planner, which includes the following:

– School rules and procedures.
– Personal attendance record.
– Facility for recording merits and house points.
– Space for students to record homework on a daily basis.
– Recording Achievement procedures.

Students are required to use their planners each day in school and these will be checked regularly by form tutors. We would also encourage parents to use the planner as a quick way of communicating with the school e.g. absence notes.

The Giving Machine

The Giving Machine hopes to help raise income to support our schools education and develop facilities at the school through the innovative online shopping scheme.

Every time The Giving Machine is used as a portal, to shop from over 100 leading retailers listed on their site, a percentage of the sale is converted into a donation and given to the school at no cost to the shopper.

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Using Show my Homework (For Parents)