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The School: Weekly news bulletin for parents

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Below is the weekly letter from Mrs Woodfin emailed to all parents/carers:

If you are not receiving this email please ring the school office on 0118 9353353 or email so that we can update your email details.

Week commencing Monday 15th October 2018

Vote for parent governor.

We have had three applications for the role of parent governor which means an election will be held. Please click here to read the three application statements and to register your vote.

To read about our extensive range of lunchtime and after school clubs for this term click here

For Cucina’s delicious menus click here

Click here for the Wokingham Adult Education Course brochure.

To read the attendance letter for parents click here

Do you have a child at University? Could you be a parent ambassador? For details click here


Thank you for your attendance and support at our recent Curriculum Evenings.

To view the PowerPoint for each Curriculum Evening click the year below:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11 Exam Preparation

Sixth form


Events next week:

Monday 15th October

Theatre trip for GCSE students, ‘Macbeth’ at the Barbican Centre, 3.45pm – 11.30pm.


Tuesday 16th October

Year 13 trip to Reading University, 3.30 – 5pm.

Spanish Exchange Information Evening for year 9 and 10 parents of students studying Spanish, 5.30 – 6.30 in the Sixth Form Centre.


Wednesday 17th October

House Music Competition, Wednesday 17th October.


Thursday 18th October

Rocketeers, for years 5 and 6 (Fully booked)

Hi Five Netball Tournament for years 5 & 6, 3.45 – 5.45.

STEM Parent Information Evening, 6pm – 7.30pm in the auditorium.


Friday 19th October – (school finishes as normal at 3pm)

The Rotary Club Halloween Disco, 6pm in the school auditorium.


Monday 22 – Friday 26th October, half term break.

Sunday 21st October to Friday 26th October, STEM Army Camp.

Click here for information on Wokingham Children’s Book Festival over the half term break.

Click here for information on Rockets Basketball Camps over the half term break.

Click here for Bikeability courses in the half term break

Click here for details of the Emergency Services Fun Day in the half term break.


School resumes at 8.25am on Monday 29th October.

Dates for your diary

Fright Night Film Night for year 7 & 8, Wednesday 31st October, 3.15 – 5.30pm.

Parent Forum, Thursday 1st November, 6pm – 7pm in the Sixth Form Centre. The topic is

"Review of Academic Engagement Reports and Curriculum Evenings" please email to book your place.


Year 5 Science Club, commencing 7th November for 6 weeks.

Sixth Form Open Evening, Thursday 8th November, 6pm – 7.30pm.

Head of Sixth Form address is at 6pm. There will be opportunities to visit interactive stalls with information on the courses offered, meet our students and speak to our dedicated staff.


Photographer in school for year 7 portrait photos, Monday 19th November.

Photographer in school for the year 11 year group photo, Monday 27th January.


Good afternoon from the National Online Safety Team

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As the cold weather approaches, I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to our uniform policy:

Please note that a plain dark top coat is optional (not denim, and/or with a big sports logo and not a hoody)

Please be aware that hoodies will be confiscated if worn in school as they are not part of our uniform. Many thanks for your support with this.

Parent access to after school fixtures at the school:

When attending after school fixtures on our school field, we have provided additional parking which is accessed via our drive to the left of the Goals complex. From here you will have direct access to the school pitches for football and rugby.

Have a restful weekend.

With best wishes,

Amanda Woodfin, Headteacher

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