14 October 2014


Dear Parent/Guardian

All Year 7 students have been given the opportunity to take part in the Carol Service at Norwich Cathedral on Tuesday 16 December 2014 at 7:30pm.  This is a prestigious event which takes place annually.

We would like your son/daughter to be allowed to attend the evening service and to be given permission to rehearse at the Cathedral during the school day on Tuesday 16 December 2014.  Transport for the rehearsal will be provided to and from the Cathedral and students will return to school by 3:05pm.  In the evening, your son/daughter will be required to arrive at the Cathedral for 6:45pm and the service will end at approximately 8:30pm.

Please complete and return the permission slip by Friday 7 November 2014 to allow your child to take part.  Transport from school to the Cathedral can be provided for the evening, if necessary.

I hope you will support your child in this wonderful opportunity and also come along and see the performance at the Cathedral.

Yours faithfully

T Walker
L Reeve

Music Department


Newsletter – Issue 4 October 17 2014.

October 2014 Achievement Newsletter.

Ofsted OUTSTANDING – March 2014

Thank you for your interest in the above post at the school.  We demand the very best for our students and therefore only seek to appoint the highest calibre of candidate, who shares our philosophy and vision.

As a school, our focus remains on ensuring each student has appropriate opportunities, curriculum and support to reach their highest potential.  To achieve this, our staff must have the appropriate training and professional development in order that they can deliver, as required, to each student.  In this, exciting Learning and Teaching strategies lie at the core of our work, so your professional development is critical to our students’ success.

Currently, we are oversubscribed in the main school and already have over 370 students in our Sixth Form in September 2014.  This, I believe, shows we have the support of the majority of the community which we serve.

We have a strong partnership with our feeder schools and an excellent transition programme for Year 6 students and their parents.  Our pastoral (vertical) house system ensures the all-round development of each student is central to our work, seeing the education of the ‘whole student’ as key.

To apply, you should use our application form, although you may supply your supporting statement on an individual sheet.  This should include both your philosophy and how your experiences would benefit our students.

We have provided additional documents to help you learn about our school and I am sure you will look at our website and read the other related information available:

  • General Information about the school.
  • A Job Description.
  • A Person Specification.
  • Departmental Details.
  • An Application Form.


We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible by email to HR@tsasmail.org.uk or by post to the HR Department.

Good luck!

I C Clayton


Job Description – Curriculum Leader Person Specification – Curriculum Leader Sociology and Psychology – 2014 Application Form – Teacher


Newsletter – Issue 3 October 2 2014 .

Sports Newsletter 2014.

Congratulations to not just the winners but also to those who took part this year for making a wonderful show.

Best Production

First –       Altair

Second –  Mira

Third –     Vega


Best Actor, Male Role, North House  - Giles White                                                                                       Runner UpTomisha Colk

Best Actor, Male Role, South HouseHannah Loke                                                                                   Runner UpCallum North

Best Actor, Female Role, North House  - Lottie Diggines                                                                             Runner UpSindy Nung

Best Actor, Female Role, South House –  Lily Bickers                                                                                   Runner UpSara Freire

Best Supporting Actor, Male Role, North House  - Wesley Chapman                                                         Runner UpIzzy Cresswell

Best Supporting Actor, Male Role, South HouseKatie Partridge                                                           Runner UpMilli Shaw

Best Supporting Actor, Female Role, North House  - Renvil Bendanillo/India Mcshane                     Runner UpCourtney Cox

Best Supporting Actor, Female Role, South House –  Rosie Spencer                                                        Runner UpFaith Hammond

Recently Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form became world record holders, with the help of over 870 staff and students, for the most chef’s hats thrown simultaneously. The event took place on the school tennis courts to raise money for Heart FM’S Have a Heart Appeal which supports three charities that grant wishes for seriously and terminally ill children.

Congratulations to all involved.


Dear Parent/Guardian

Meet the Form Tutor – Year 7 – Thursday 9 October 2014

We are pleased to invite you to meet Andrew’s Form Tutor to discuss how well he has settled into Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form.  It would be valuable for Andrew to attend with you to take part in this discussion.

Date:                     Thursday 9 October 2014

Time:                    3.30 pm – 5.45 pm

Venue:                 South Site Hall


Form Tutors will be seated in House groups and Heads of House will be available to talk through particular concerns.  Andrew will need to book an appointment time with his Form Tutor.

This first meeting will give you an opportunity to share information from Key Stage 2, attendance, the initial TMG (Target Minimum Grade) and discuss how Andrew’s progress can best be supported by his Tutor.

Year 7 student data and reports will be available to view on ‘My Child at School’ and there will also be a second Parent Consultation Evening in April to discuss Andrew’s progress with subject teachers.

Information on how to use ‘My Child at School’ will be available.  This is an information package accessed via the internet for parents.

To help alleviate parking congestion, please park in the car park which is signposted off Pound Lane next to the ‘All Weather Pitch’.

I look forward to seeing you on 9 October.  If for any reason you are unable to attend, please would you contact Andrew’s Form Tutor.

Yours faithfully

Mrs C Sowerby

Assistant Principal – Student Guidance

Dear Parent/Guardian

GCSE Drama Performance and Practical Examination

You are invited to watch your child perform the extract from the play Blood Brothers on Monday 13 October 2014 at 4.00 pm or Thursday 16 October 2014 at 7.00 pm in the Performing Arts Centre of Excellence on North Site.

Entrance for this event will be £2 for adults and £1 for children and concessions, payable at the door.  The money raised will go towards the Productions Fund.

The after school performance is a preview showing of work prepared for the GCSE Drama Practical Examination Unit 1, which takes place on Thursday 16 October 2014.  The purpose of the preview showing is to help boost the confidence of students as well as giving an opportunity for feedback prior to the examination.

Students should know what will be required for the examination on Thursday 14 October 2014 from 5.00 pm after school. The examination will begin at 7.00 pm.  It is vital that Andrew attends school during the weeks beginning Monday 6 October 2014 and Monday 13 October 2014.  Please contact me at school as soon as possible should a problem arise.

Please complete and return the attached slip to acknowledge receipt of this letter and to indicate whether you will be attending the evening performance and/or the examination performance.  Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thank you for your support.

Yours faithfully

Miss Howard

Curriculum Leader – Drama