Achievement Newsletter – May 2015.

Newsletter – Issue 16 – May 2015.

There is an opportunity for Year 12 students, thinking about going to university, to attend the very popular annual UEA Higher Education Convention, on the above date, during school time.

The convention brings together universities and colleges within the UCAS scheme to inform and guide prospective university and college students.  The event plays a vital part in helping applicants decide about what and where to study within higher education.  Students will be able to collect prospectuses and speak to university representatives from the stands at the convention.

There were only 80 places available at the time of booking so in the event of being oversubscribed, places will be allocated on a ‘draw’ basis.  We will leave the school at 8.45 am and return for 12.30 pm.  Students will also be able to attend a typical seminar and have the time to look around the UEA campus, to get a feel of university life.

The entry is free; however there will be a small charge of £3.00 per student to cover the cost of hiring the coaches and the insurance.  If you wish your child to attend please complete the reply slip below indicating your preferred payment and return to the ‘Student Payment Point’ on the South Site.

We hope that as many students as possible will make the most of this opportunity.

Ms B Bernard

Deputy Principal – Sixth Form

Dear Parent/Guardian

The Year 9 Parent Consultation Evening will be held in the South Site Hall between 3.30 pm and 5.45 pm.  Overleaf is an appointment sheet for Andrew to take to the teachers you wish to see so that they can enter an appointment time.  Teachers will do their best to take account of the time period you have indicated.

The Hall will be arranged so that teachers are seated in alphabetical order.

You are welcome to bring Andrew with you and it will give you the opportunity to meet individual teachers and see what progress has been made over the past year.  On arrival, please register at the appropriate desk in the dining area.

Andrew’s current grades will shortly be available on ‘My Child At School’.  If you would like to request a paper copy for collection on the evening, please contact the Data Office on 01603 497779.

As you know, we place great emphasis on parent/student opinion and, as such, would be grateful if you would take a few moments to complete the questionnaire and submit it at the desk before you leave.

On the evening there will be a display of lost property in South Site reception.

If you are travelling by car, please be considerate to our neighbours and use the Park and Stride sites.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Sowerby

Assistant Principal – Student Support

Newsletter – Issue 15 – May 2015.

Annabel McCarthy was one of only 100 people to be chosen to be part of the National Youth Theatre.  Annabel auditioned alongside over 4,000 young actors and actresses from across the country for a place.

The National Youth Theatre is regarded as “a breeding ground for renowned British actors” and Annabel will be following in the footsteps of other National Youth Theatre alumni, Daniel Day Lewis, Helen Mirren, Colin Firth, Daniel Craig and many other famous faces.




Billy Plummer has secured a place on the upcoming Sutton Trust US Programme, in which he will be spending a week at Yale and touring around the best Universities the USA has to offer.

Out of only 175 places, Billy was fortunate to be chosen.  In past years, over 80 students received scholarships to an American University after taking part in the Sutton Trust US Programme.

Well Done Billy!


One talented Year 7 student has made it into the final 50 of the Radio 2 500 Words Competition. Eleanor Brown wrote “Nature Doesn’t Judge” and beat 120,421 other stories to get a place in the final 50.

Eleanor has been invited to St James’s Palace for the live final which will be hosted by Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall.

If you would like to read or listen to Eleanor’s story, it has been recorded by the Radio Drama Company and can be found HERE.

Well done Eleanor and good luck in the final.

Dear Parent/Guardian

Please find enclosed a letter from the Immunisation Team, NHS Norfolk.

This is a two part programme and the first injection will take place on Friday 15 May 2015.  The second dose will take place in Year 9 and a letter will be sent nearer the time.

Could you please complete and return the attached form to me, indicating your consent or otherwise, by Friday 8 May 2015.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Humpreys

Student Welfare Officer