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The School: Weekly news bulletin for parents

Updated: Fri 23 Feb 2018   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

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.

School Events for the week commencing Monday 26th February 2018

6th form internal interviews all week

Visit by Chinese Teachers, Monday – Thursday

Year 8 Parents Evening 

Your views as parents / carers are very important to us and, if you haven’t already done so, we would be very grateful if you could complete the year 8 parents evening questionnaire via the following link :

Thank you for spending time to complete the year 8 parents evening questionnaire - your thoughts and views are really valued. 

To read details of a revised form programme for year 12 click here

Monday 26th February

Year 8 UKTM Team Maths Challenge Club, lunchtimes in M7

Table top gaming, all years, lunchtimes in E9

Manga drawing club, all years, after school in the library

Girls Rugby, years 7 – 11, after school in PE


Tuesday 27th February

Walking Talking IT mock , 8.30 – 12.15 in the auditorium

Horticulture Course for SEN students, Addington School, 8.45 – 3pm.

Art Club, KS3, lunchtimes in Art

Programming Club, KS3, lunchtimes in C4

Technical Theatre Club, all years, after school in the auditorium

Technology Club, KS3, after school in T3


Wednesday 28th  February

Reading University ‘Aim for Higher’ trip for year 9 students, 9am – 1.30pm

Chelsea’s Choice presentation for year 9 and 10 students, 1.50 – 3pm.

Year 8 UKTM Team Maths Challenge Club, lunchtimes in M7

KS4/5 Art drop in, lunchtimes in Art

Year 8 UKTM Team Maths Challenge Club, lunchtimes in M7

Year 5 Science Club, 3.30 – 4.30 in S6 (every week up to an including Wednesday 28th March). Do you have a budding year 5 scientist in your family? For more details of our club click here

Year 8/9 Rugby practice, after school in PE

Cheerleading, all years, after school in PE

Girls Football Tournament, 3.45 – 5.30 at Goals


Thursday 1st March

World Book Day

Drama GCSE final practical exam.

Mengage group mentoring programme for boys.

Board games, all years, lunchtime in the library

Table top gaming, all years, lunchtime in the library

Bulmershe Community Choir, after school in Music

Year 9 – 11 Basketball, after school in PE

Bulmershe Ensemble at the ‘Let’s Sing’ Competition held at the Reading Hexagon


Friday 2nd March

Science Walking Talking Mock, 8.25 – 9.55 in the auditorium

‘Writing for Teenagers’ conference, Leighton Park School, 9 am – 3.30pm

KS3 Film and Debate Club, lunchtimes in B4

Chess Club, all years, lunchtime in M6

Poetry Society, all years, after school in E9

Fitness Club, all years, after school in PE


Sunday 4th March

The Bulmershe Ensemble taking part in the Woodley Festival


Dates for your diary

Reading Comprehension session : Delivering Interventions for Dyslexics and Poor Comprehenders (Yr6 +) for details of this session on Monday 26th February at Wellington College click here

Open Mornings for year 6 and 7 parents, Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th March, 9am – 11am. For booking details please click here

Year 9 Injections, Monday 5th March

Year 8 Options Evening, Thursday 8th March, 6pm – 7.30pm. To view the year 8 options booklet click here

For details of a free internet safety talk for parents on Tuesday 13th March at Arlington Business Park in Reading click here

Mock Trial Competition, Saturday 10th March

Year 8 Options interviews, Monday 12th – Friday 16th March

Mental health and young people workshop at the Oakwood Centre, 14th March. For more details click here.

Anxiety Workshop for parents of Bulmershe students, Tuesday 20th March, 6.30 – 8pm. For more details click here

To view a parent guide to help your child cope with revision and exam stress click here

To view the Wokingham Sendiass leaflet for parents with children with EHCPs transferring from primary to secondary school please click here

To view Cucina’s menus click here

 Pupil Premium students at The Bulmershe School

There may be financial assistance available for Pupil Premium pupils for uniform, equipment, school trips and other activities but individual enquiries to the school should be made regarding this assistance. Please contact the school office on 0118 9353353 or alternatively, who will pass on your enquiry to Mr Staton, Acting Deputy Headteacher who manages Pupil Premium funding.

Contacting the school

For speedy and accurate information regarding any aspect of The Bulmershe School please ensure you contact the school directly by:

  • Phoning the school office on 0118 9353353
  • Emailing the school office on

Where our office staff will be happy to pass on your enquiry to the relevant person in school.

With best wishes for a restful weekend,

Amanda Woodfin,



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