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Word of the Week
by G Pugh (Staff) - Friday, 15 November 2019, 9:27 AM

Word of the Week


Meaning : Not able to be read or understood.

Example :  “Her handwriting is virtually indecipherable.”

Get your sentences to the Library by the end of the day on Friday 22nd November for your chance to win house points and a sweet treat!

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Book of the Week
by G Pugh (Staff) - Friday, 15 November 2019, 9:27 AM

Book of the Week

The Graces By Laure Eve

“Everyone said the Graces were witches. They moved through the corridors like sleek fish, ripples in their wake. Stares followed their backs and their hair. They had friends, but they were just distractions. They were waiting for someone different. All I had to do was show them that person was me.

Like everyone else in her town, River is obsessed with the Graces, attracted by their glamour and apparent ability to weave magic. But are they really what they seem? And are they more dangerous than they let on?”

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Student Voice
by S Perez (Teacher) - Friday, 15 November 2019, 8:29 AM

In the area outside the hall near student reception there are two boxes that have been put in place for you to have your say. One is for speak outs and the other yellow post box is for anything related to your wellbeing. Please remember that anything that you put in the wellbeing box should not be confidential; it is for suggestions and comments that the student wellbeing team will respond to using the Moodle Wellbeing page.


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by V Lonsdale (Teacher) - Friday, 15 November 2019, 8:18 AM

Some students appear to be struggling to abide by the rules regarding mobile phones. MS Hooper and Mr Amos made the rules quite clear at the beginning of the year. All year groups without exception are expected to abide by the rules at all times.

The rules are simple:

Mobile phones are to be ...

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Year 11 Booster Sessions
by S Le Poidevin (Teacher) - Friday, 15 November 2019, 7:18 AM

Good morning Year 11,

Attached to this notice is the Booster Session Timetable for next week.  Please note the venue and time of the relevant Booster.  You will also find printed copies in the Year 11 Canteen and Student Reception.


This is also a last call for any raffle entry tickets for the Calthorpe Extra Programme.  We will carry out the prize draw next week.  Do not miss out on one of the many prizes.


Good luck for the remaining examinations.


Ms Le Poidevin

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Children in Need and World Children’s Day Mufti
by Lottie MARSHALL Y11 S 11 (Student) - Thursday, 14 November 2019, 10:11 PM

On Wednesday 20th November, there will be a mufti day in aid of Children in Need and World Children’s Day. The suggested donation is £1 but, naturally, should you feel it appropriate to donate more, this would be gratefully received.  Usual rules regarding clothing and jewellery apply. Please see the attached PowerPoint for information about the chosen charities.

Thank you,
Sean and Morenike
Heads of Charities

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Book Group
by P Ward (Staff) - Thursday, 14 November 2019, 3:04 PM

There will be a book group meeting in the Library at 3pm on Monday 18th November; book lovers and reading enthusiasts are all welcome!

Mrs Ward

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HBA Longlist Group: Final Meeting - Monday 18th Nov
by P Ward (Staff) - Thursday, 14 November 2019, 2:56 PM

The last meeting of the HBA Longlisting group will take place in the Library at lunch time on Monday 18th November.  Please arrive ready for a prompt start at 12.40 pm.  You can collect a fast pass from the Library at break if you need one.

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Year 11 Lord of the Flies assessment 26th November - selected students
by A Wallis (Teacher) - Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:42 AM

The LOTF assessment is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 26th November during English lessons period 1 or 2.

The following students will be sitting an exam during this time because of exam timetable clashes the previous week - so they will need to do the LOTF assessment after school on Tuesday ...

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Year 11 - Mock Examination Booster Sessions
by S Le Poidevin (Teacher) - Friday, 8 November 2019, 7:55 AM

Good morning,

Attached is a timetable for the Booster Sessions which will be taking place next week before each of the examinations.  The room and time of the session is indicated for each subject.  Please arrive on time for a prompt start.  These are helpful sessions to provide you with some 'Top Tips' before the examination.

For Booster Sessions starting at 12.20pm, you will be allowed to leave your lesson 5 minutes early to ensure that you arrive on time.

Thank you,

Miss Le Poidevin

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Dragons' Den 2019
by A Margilewski (Teacher) - Monday, 30 September 2019, 7:13 PM

Dragons' Den 2019- October 22nd

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This years event will be held in the Main Hall on the morning of Tuesday 22nd October. 

If you are a Year 10 Business Student and are considering entering this years' event, you have until this Friday to submit your entry. Please see your Business teacher for ...

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Mobile phone use
by H Hutton (Staff) - Friday, 20 September 2019, 1:27 PM

Mobile phones should be switched off and must remain in bags during the school day, unless you are in a designated phone zone during social time. Phones should not be carried in pockets, nor should ear buds/headphones be visible at any point other than at break. Please remember, phones should not be used to make or receive calls/messages. Any student needing to contact a parent urgently should do so by visiting the Hub and asking a member of staff to make contact on their behalf.

Mr Amos/Ms Hooper