Year 8 Parents’ Evening

Wednesday 11th December 5-8 pm. Please see as many of your child’s teachers as possible. Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Children in Need

6 girls from Year 8 organised a cake sale for Children in Need. They collected cakes from staff and pupils, set up their stall and raised over £100 for the charity.  Sadly Daisy the lead organiser was not present on the day.  Well done girls!
The girls who took on this initiative were:
Ruby R

Year 8 Art Term 3 Portraits

During term 3, for homework all Year 8 art students completed the other half of an image of a face in pencil, as accurately as possible using shading and blending techniques.

We had some fantastic and detailed drawings of which we have selected a winner from each class.

Congratulations to all winners and well done to everyone who took part.

Mrs David

Art Groups Teacher Name Name Tutor Group House
8A1 AB Jessie Pirie 8PSA Zeus
8A2 TD Cody Oakley 8JEM Achilles
8A3 SCR/TD Lucy Clifton 8KMA Achilles
8A4 SCR/RJ Isabel Westland 8TR Athena
8B1 SCR Leo Bland 8ABR Zeus
8B2 SCR Poppy Milburn 8PN Apollo
8B3 RJ Tom Pearson 8JEM Achilles
8B4 TD Kira McGuiness 8KMA Achilles
Textiles Groups
8A2 SCR/RM/AB Malachy Giles

Casey Hancock

Louise Murray

Aimee Rose Parker









8B2 RM/AB Danny Davies

Dominique Williams





Parents’ Evening Booking

This year we are launching a new service to make Parents’ Evenings easier to deal with. The Parents’ Evening Booking system is a website which helps schools save money and time by allowing parents to make their own bookings. You can make bookings online via the Parents’ Evening Booking system website, on your computer, smartphone or tablet, alleviating almost all of the time dedicated to parents’ evenings by teachers and staff at the school. We can of course help parents who do not have internet access and you can still book appointments by contacting the school or asking your child to visit the IT Support Office to make appointments.

Whilst you may have received a username and login for the system you may not be able to book an appointment for your child until bookings for a Parents’ Evening have been released. Bookings will open for each Parents’ Evening around two weeks before the evening of the parents evening.

Parents Evening Dates 2017/2018

  • Post 16 – 25th January 2018
  • Year 11 – 22nd February 2018
  • Year 10 – 8th March 2018
  • Year 9 – 1st February 2018
  • Year 8 – 14th June 2018
  • Year 7 – 28th June 2018


  1. Navigate to the Parents’ Evening Booking System here.
  2. Use the Username and Password that was provided to you by email. If you have not received an email please contact the school to provide one.
  3. Log in by selecting which child you want to make bookings for first. If you have more than one child who requires bookings, you can switch between them once you are logged in.
  4. Once logged in, decide whether you need to make bookings individually, or using our Automated Booking Wizard (best if you have a number of bookings and students to make bookings for).
  5. Once you have selected your preferred booking method and once in the correct parents’ evening, follow the relevant instructions from below:
    1. Automated Booking Wizard:
      1. Select the teacher you wish to book. You can press ‘Select All’ to select all options
      2. If you have a second child to make bookings for then select their tab and repeat the teacher selecting process
      3. Proceed to the bottom of the page and specify your personal availability, then press Make My Bookings For Me
        1. If the wizard replies that bookings are not feasible, you have not left enough time and need tp reduce the number of teachers or increase the amount of time you’re available.
      4. Now see a list of your booking suggestions. Feel free to add comments to teachers you wish to book, if allowed
      5. Press Confirm to confirm these appointments as your bookings
      6. Press Print or E-Mail to initiate your confirmation.
    2. Individual Bookings:
      1. Scroll down until you see the booking table. Above it are the departments and teachers which are available to you.
      2. Select the department, then teacher, and click on an available time to make a booking. When you selected a time, you’re able to add any issues or comments for the teacher to take note of before the appointment.
      3. Repeat this process, making bookings for all of the teachers you need to.
      4. If you need to cancel or rearrange an appointment, click on the correct department and teacher, then click on the green appointment to change it.
      5. If you need to make bookings for another child, scroll to the top of the page. In the top left corner you should see a ‘Make a Booking for Another Child’ icon. Click this. If there is no icon, the software does not recognise that you have multiple children. This just means that you’ll need to log out and log back in again using the other child’s details.
      6. Once you have made all of your bookings, click on either E-Mail or Print my Appointments. Appointments are saved when they are made, so you don’t have to e-mail or print to ‘save’ them, but doing so will provide a confirmation with further information, possibly including rooms and instructions from the school.

To provide further help in logging on or how to use the system the following videos may be of use.

How Do I Login?

How do I make an appointment?

How do I cancel or rearrange an appointment?

How do I make appointments for my other children?

How do I print or email my appointments?

Fun into Food!

In a special Fun into Food event year 7 and year 8 saw 2 teams compete to be crowned Top Chefs in our own Ready, Steady, Cook! The Green Kitchen produced a gorgeous vegetarian curry while the Red Kitchen produced Thai fishcakes. The smells across the hall were amazing! In between the cooking demos year groups were taught about how to make healthy food choices to make sure they have a balanced diet.
After an expert tasting panel of students had savoured each of the offerings the winners were crowned. During the year 8 competition Ms Sharma led the Red Kitchen to victory over Mr Poole’s Green Kitchen. In year 7 Miss Johnstone’s team snuck into the lead over Mrs Keough.

The event was put on by Chartwells who provide our catering services here in school. Thank you for coming to visit us!

Teen Choir, Lush Voices

Our teen choir, Lush Voices, is starting again on Monday 23rd January. This is open to all yr 7&8 students and will be lead by Joel Riviere. Rehearsals will be weekly on Mondays: 3.30pm to 4.30pm in music room A12 and will lead to a performance at Easter. There is no need to be able to read music or to have been in the choir before, everyone is welcome and sessions are free.

Year 8 Art ILP Homework – 3D Plant

Year 8 have recently completed an art ILP drawing challenge homework to make a 3D plant.As you can see we had a variety of plants made using interesting materials, even a cake! They are all very creative. ​Well done to everyone who took part.

Mrs David