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The School: Weekly news bulletin for parents

Updated: Fri 9 Nov 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.

For details of the Remembrance Service on Sunday at Woodley Memorial Recreation Ground (Headley Road) click here

Your views as parents/carers are very important to us. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete The Bulmershe School parent survey questionnaire by clicking here

For the timetable for extracurricular clubs for Autumn term 2 click here

For Cucina’s delicious menus click here

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

To read the October edition of Bull’s Eye click here

For the latest Interact Rotary Club news 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

The ‘Barnum’ box office is open! Click here for details of the production and ticket purchase.

Events for w/c Monday 12th November:

Monday 12th November – Friday 16th November – Year 11 mock exams in the auditorium. Click here for exam timetable.

Monday 12th November

Trip to Kew Gardens for students in KS3/KS4, 9am – 3pm.

Wednesday 14th November

Physics Live trip for A Level students, 9am – 3pm.

Year 5 Science Club, 3.30 – 4.30.

Year 7 Girls Football at Goals, 3.30 – 5.15.

Thursday 15th November

Youth Speaks public speaking competition at Leighton Park School, 6.30 – 9.30.

Friday 16th November

Biology in Action Conference for A level students, 8.30am – 5pm.

Basketball trip to Bristol, 3.30 – 11.30.


Message from local PCSO Danielle Fry:

We have seen an increase in bike thefts recently in Woodley, and are keen to do everything possible to prevent further thefts.

Could you please remind your children to lock their bikes and also to make a note of their bike frame numbers. It is difficult to return stolen bikes if the owner is unable to confirm the bike frame number. This will also be raised in school assemblies.


Dates for your diary

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

Charity Quiz Night, Thursday 22nd November.

Carnival Charity Quiz night at the Oakwood Centre, Friday 23rd November.

Photographer in school for the year 11 year group photo, Monday 28th January.


Information on Year 7/8 Camp 2019

Booking is now open for the year 7/8 camp next year, and information has been emailed to all year 7 and 8 parents. Paper copies of all the information can also be collected at reception by parents and/or students. A non-refundable deposit of £55 is required by Monday 3rd December to secure your child’s place.

There may be financial assistance available for Pupil Premium pupils for school camp 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, Assistant Headteacher who manages Pupil Premium funding.


Good afternoon from National Online Safety

We've created a free 'conversation starter' poster for schools to share with their parents & carers about online safety. The guide includes 7 questions to get 'the conversation' going in relation to their child's internet usage. Engaging in regular, two-way communication with children about online activities is a really important way of building trust and highlighting the dangers they are exposed to every day.


As the cold weather is upon us now, 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.

The PE department have a live twitter account that is kept up to date with fixtures, sporting successes and opportunities to play sport in the community. We also are able to give you information of arrival times of the students back to school or any cancellation of fixtures.  If you have a child who is representing the school then this is a great way to keep up to date.

Our Twitter address for the PE department is: @Bulmershe_PE

Have a restful weekend.

With best wishes,

Amanda Woodfin, Headteacher


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