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Southern Entrance

We would like to remind parents and carers that the gate at the southern entrance will be locked at 08:23 each morning. Students arriving after this time should enter via the main entrance in Cricklefield Place.

Safeguarding

The welfare and safety of our students is our priority. We do everything possible to ensure our students’ safety, both within the school community and outside of school, including working with relevant agencies to address any issues related to child protection. Students are informed of who they should go to should they have a concern about their own safety or the safety of others. At INA, all staff have regular safeguarding training to ensure that they are able to meet their statutory responsibilities. We also have a number of staff who are designated to respond to any child protection concerns and to liaise with social services:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Jo Spencer Vice Principal Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Tam Broadway Primary Headteacher Designated Child Protection Officers Eleanor Seale Office Manager Leanne Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal Gareth Marshall-Jones Primary Deputy Headteacher Patrick Ball Pastoral Leader

You can find the INA Safeguarding policy, Child Protection policy and other related policies and procedures on the Academy’s website.

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Dear Parents and Carers, At the start of next week you will receive an email from the school asking you to complete a survey monkey parent questionnaire to give some feedback to us about the quality of education you believe your child is getting at INA. By clicking on the link you can access the questionnaire which is quick and simple to complete. If you would like to leave a written  comment at the end you have the option to do so. It would be very helpful, if you do take the time to write a comment, if you include your name so that we can contact you to get more information and/or to feed back to you. If you have more than one child at the school you may want to complete the questionnaire for each one. However you will need to log in from a separate email account each time you complete it. Please would you complete the questionnaire by Friday 24th March. I should like to thank you in advance for your support with this. We issue the parent questionnaire each spring and the feedback is incredibly useful to us. Finally, a reminder that the school is closed to students next Friday 17th March, for Ark network staff training. With best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane

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Year 11 Exam evening Tuesday 14th March 6.00-7.00pm Attendance is required by parents/carers and Year 11 students

Parents/carers and all Year 11 students are required to attend an exam meeting on Tuesday 14th March from 6.00-7.00pm. During this meeting students and parents/carers will be required to collect and sign documents that will allow the finalisation of exam entries.

We look forward to your attendance. Mr Crowther-Green

Y10 students are thinking about Work Experience placements. They want to gain experience that will support them with their future careers. Can you support them by offering a placement at your place of work? We need placements in all work areas for 5 consecutive days from 3rd-7th July 2017. If you can support INA students please contact:  Anu Patel (a.patel@isaacnewtonacademy.org)

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Year 7 progress meeting Monday 13th March 2017 2:30 – 6:30pm ✧✧ ✧✧ ✧✧ ✧✧ ✧✧

✧✧ ✧✧ ✧✧ ✧✧ ✧✧ ✧✧ ✧✧ ✧✧

Year 7 Progress meeting is calendared for Monday 13th March 2017 from 2:30-6:30pm. All students will complete lessons P1 – 4a (Year 10 and Year 11 students will complete lesson 4a as per KS3 timings). P4a will finish for all students at 1:05pm. Students will return to tutor groups from 1:05-1:15pm. Students who are eligible for Free School Meals who request lunch in advance (via form tutors) can collect a lunch bag from the KS3 desk area as they leave. Tutors will escort students to the KS3 gate at 1:15 where students are expected to go directly home. Year 7 students will return between 2:30-6:30pm with parents/carers/adult family member. Students are expected to attend with an adult family member in full school uniform. The progress meeting will take place in the KS3 Hall. The last appointment is 6:25pm for a 6:30pm finish. Staff will set independent learning for Years 8, 9,10 and 11 in advance for P5 and p6. The school will be closed to Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 from 1:15. Enrichments and detentions will not take place. Mark Crowther-Green Assistant Principal

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Praise and Recognition

At INA, we aim to provide a stimulating, challenging and rewarding learning environment which supports learning, celebrates achievement and encourages everyone. Awarding merits, informal praise in class and the end of term awards assemblies are all part of this. Please speak to your child/children on a regular basis to see how many merits they have and how they are working towards the different awards on offer.

Merits

We have just passed the halfway point of the Spring term, and it has been a great start to the merit race! A massive well done to all the students who have worked hard to get merits so far! Remember that there are merit awards for gaining 25/50/100/150 merits over the academic year, so set yourself a target to achieve! Also your merits help push your form up to the top of the leader-board, so it will be interesting to see which form wins in each year group this term! If you are owed merits, make sure you do remember to get them and good luck! YEAR 7

TOTAL

YEAR 8

TOTAL

YEAR 9

TOTAL

YEAR 10

TOTAL

YEAR 11

TOTAL

W C S E N I A

478 395 343 279 275 273 269

W T N C I S A E

333 303 248 228 205 201 200 121

E W T S A I C N

216 176 146 144 120 90 98 75

E T N I W S A

188 165 154 112 93 74 26

I W S A C N E T

114 18 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Ahmed Al-Khafaji Award (Peer Commendation Award) Ahmed was well known for being kind, for helping others and for being extremely polite. He was also someone known for his hard work and absorption. The idea, therefore, is that the winner should be someone who encapsulated one of these qualities in that week. Year 7: Adam Niaz 7A Year 8: Abbas Khan 8S Year 9: Omeir Khan Mohammed, Jayden Deane and Sinthurum Seethamohan Year 10: Brett Butler 10I Year 11: Milan Sehmi 11A

Good Deed Feed

Ms Gurm: The following Year 11s helping other students with revision in geography: Hardeep Dhaliwal 11C Amrit Ruprai 11I Leanne Hau 11T Dylan Bhurji 11T Mr Ayerh: Simthuram, Jayden and Omeir for helping out with the scoring of the Year 8 semifinal cup match. Ms Rayner: Aasiya Jilani 9I for stepping in and leading an enrichment over at the Primary- and coming in on her independent learning day to do so! Ms Kristiansen: I have just had a PE lesson with Rafi, where they were doing table tennis. I just wanted to point out how lovely Harkirat Singh 8I was with him, being patient and positive. He really helped Rafi to enjoy the lesson more.

Mr Ayerh

Year 10 Pastoral Leader, i/c Praise and Recognition.

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On the 10th July 2017 we will be holding our first ever Year 11 ‘Graduation Ball’ for our founding cohort. This will be held at the Woolston Manor Country Club in Chigwell, Essex and will be a great celebration of the hard work of our Year 11 students as they prepare to take the next steps in their education.  More information to follow soon. Mr Singh Year 11 Pastoral Leader

Extra Printing Credits for Year 11

All Year 11 students will receive an extra 50 printing credits to support them with their revision and exam preparation

If you are Pupil Premium student and are struggling to meet the printing demands, please see Mr Crowther-Green.

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A Warm Invite to

INA’s End of Spring Term Awards Assemblies Monday 27th March — Year 8 Friday 31st March — Years 7, 9, 10 & 11

In the final week of term, we will be holding our second set of awards assemblies of the year. This is an opportunity for the staff, students, governors and parents/carers to formally celebrate our students’ achievements at the end of the spring term. There will be a separate assembly for each year group. Please note the dates and times as follows:

Monday 27th March 8.55-9.45

Year 8 Awards assembly

Friday 31st March

11.05am Y7 Awards Assembly (KS3 hall) Y9 Awards Assembly (Dining hall) 12.00pm Y10 Awards Assembly (KS3 hall) Y11 Awards Assembly (Dining hall) 1.00pm Students dismissed At the assemblies we will be presenting awards in recognition of students’ academic progress and attainment, personal progress and the development of their BRIDGES dispositions. Excellent attendance and punctuality will also be celebrated. It is also a great opportunity for you to see some examples of the activities and events your child has participated in this term. We believe that it is important that every student is represented by a parent at the Awards Assembly for their year group and would like to invite one parent to attend on behalf of the family. If you would like to attend, please ask your son/daughter to collect a ticket for the awards assembly from his/her form tutor. Please request your ticket by Monday 20th March. Due to limited capacity, we are unable to accommodate very many additional family members. However, if you would like a second place, please notify the school office and we will do our best to allocate an additional ticket. I look forward to seeing you on the Monday 27th March (Year 8) and Friday 31st March (Years 7, 8, 9 & 10) Ms Spencer, Vice Principal 10 March 2017 Secondary Newsletter

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Resilience Jasvinder Sanghera, CBE

J�������� S�������, CBE, was born and brought up in Derby. A survivor of a forced marriage, she is the founder of Karma Nirvana, an award winning charity that supports both men and women affected by honour based abuse and forced marriages. At the age of fourteen, Jasvinder refused to marry a man in India she had only seen in a photo and had to flee the family home. Jasvinder struggled for years, sometimes living on the streets. She she showed tremendous resilience and patience and is a true survivor, with great inner strength. Jasvinder is now a highly acclaimed international speaker, an expert advisor to the courts. Her work is recognised as being pivotal to the creation of a specific UK forced marriage criminal offence in 2014. Her memoir ‘Shame’ is a Times Top 10 Bestseller.

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• In your BRIDGES journal, record how you and when you have demonstrated patience when learning or in other situations

• Talk to your son/daughter about a time when you had to show patience and/or resilience and the strategies you used

• Show resilience if/when you don’t get your choice of GCSEs, work experience placement, Big Band instrument, GCSE choices etc.

• Read or watch the news with your son/ daughter and discuss stories where people have shown great resilience and what can be learned from their story

• Bounce back when your working grade is still a long way from your target grade or your working at grade reduces from the previous time

• Encourage your child to be resilient when they have setbacks or don’t get their first choice

• Be patient when practice doesn’t yield results • Research careers that require a person to be particularly patient/resilient and find out how people in these roles learn to be more patient/resilient

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& Patience R��������� Being robust, staying engaged with learning regardless of challenge.

B��������� Not giving up, staying positive, staying mentally focused, a feeling of strength from overcoming a challenge, a sense of inner strength, viewing setbacks as future opportunities e.g. it is estimated you need to fall over 10 000 times to become a World Champion figure skater

P������� Taking time and staying focused to achieve the best outcomes.

B��������� Thinking before you act, taking your time to produce a quality outcome, being aware that the best outcomes take time to achieve, keeping calm when you feel frustrated.

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H����� A������ Year 8 for showing great

patience and resilience in trying his hardest to work things out and in enrichment activities such as handball and football.

Z������ E����� in Year 8 has great resilience and determination to succeed in all tasks she undertakes.

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GCSE Examination Timetable Summer 2017 Date Mon 15 May

Week 3

Week 2

Week 1

Tue 16 May

Session

Length

Paper Code

Subject

AM

60

B603/01

Religious Studies

REL STUDS: ETHICS WRITTEN

60

B604/01

Religious Studies

REL STUDIES B: ETHICS 2 WRITTEN

90

5RS0601

Religious Studies

REL/LIFE/HINDUISM

25

5FR011F

French

LISTENING (F)

35

5FR011H

French

LISTENING (H)

35

5FR033F

French

READING (F)

50

5FR033H

French

READING (H) INFLUENCES ON LIFE (H)

AM

Paper

Tue 16 May

PM

60

5BI1H01

Biology

Thu 18 May

AM

60

5CH1H01

Chemistry

Thu 18 May

PM

90

41530001

Drama

DRAMA UNIT 3 WRITTEN PAPER

Fri 19 May

AM

25

5SP011F

Spanish

LISTENING (F)

35

5SP011H

Spanish

LISTENING (H)

35

5SP033F

Spanish

READING (F)

50

5SP033H

Spanish

READING (H)

CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD(H)

Fri 19 May

PM

90

5PE0101

P. E.

THEORY OF PHYSICAL ED.

Mon 22 May

AM

105

1ET0 01

English Literature

SHAKESP.& POST 1914 LIT.

Mon 22 May

PM

90

B561/02

Geography

Wed 24 May

PM

60

5PH1H01

Physics

Thu 25 May

AM

90

1MA1 1F

Mathematics

NON CALCULATOR (F)

90

1MA1 1H

Mathematics

NON CALCULATOR (H)

GEOG B: SUSTAIN DCSN MKNG WRTTN UNIVERSAL PHYSICS (H)

Fri 26 May

AM

135

1ET0 02

English Literature

19C NOV/POETRY SINCE 1789

Mon 5 Jun

AM

105

91451

History

Tue 6 Jun

AM

105

1EN0 01

English Language

Tue 6 Jun

PM

105

B563/02

Geography

Wed 7 Jun

PM

90

5RS1301

Religious Studies

Thu 8 Jun

AM

90

1MA1 2F

Mathematics

CALCULATOR (F)

90

1MA1 2H

Mathematics

CALCULATOR (H)

HISTORY B UNIT 1 FICTION & IMAG.WRITING GEOG B: GEOGRPHCL KEY THMS WRTN HINDUISM

Fri 9 Jun

AM

60

5BI2H01

Biology

COMPONENTS OF LIFE (H)

Fri 9 Jun

PM

90

5MU0301

Music

LISTENING & APPRAISING

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GCSE Examination Timetable Summer 2017 Date

Session

Length

Paper Code

Subject

Mon 12 Jun

AM

120

1EN0 02

English Language

Mon 12 Jun

PM

45

5RU0101

LISTENING

55

5RU0301

READING

90

1MA1 3F

Mathematics

CALCULATOR (F)

90

1MA1 3H

Mathematics

CALCULATOR (H)

Week 4

Tue 13 Jun

AM

NON-FIC.& TRANS.WRITING

Wed 14 Jun

AM

60

5CH2H01

Chemistry

Wed 14 Jun

PM

105

91452

History

Thu 15 Jun

PM

60

B601/01

Religious Studies

REL STUDIES B: PHILOSOPHY 1 WRITTEN

60

B602/01

Religious Studies

REL STUDIES B: PHILOSOPHY 2 WRITTEN

DISCOVERING CHEMISTRY(H) HISTORY B UNIT 2

Fri 16 Jun

AM

60

5PH2H01

Physics

PHYS.FOR YOUR FUTURE (H)

Fri 16 Jun

PM

25

5IN011F

Italian

LISTENING (F)

35

5IN011H

Italian

LISTENING (H)

35

5IN033F

Italian

READING (F)

50

5IN033H

Italian

READING (H)

45

46801H

Panjabi

PANJABI UNIT 1 TIER H

60

5BI3H01

Biology

USING BIOLOGY (H)

Mon 19 Jun Mon 19 Jun

AM PM

45

5AR0101

Arabic

LISTENING

5AR0301

Arabic

READING

46802H

Panjabi

PANJABI UNIT 2 TIER H

60

46804

Panjabi

PANJABI UNIT 4

55 Tue 20 Jun

Week 5

Paper

AM

50

Tue 20 Jun

PM

90

5GR0201

Graphics

KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING

Wed 21 Jun

AM

60

5CH3H01

Chemistry

CHEMISTRY IN ACTION (H)

Wed 21 Jun

PM

60

5RU0401

Russian

WRITING

Thu 22 Jun

PM

60

5AR0401

Russian

WRITING

Fri 23 Jun

AM

60

5PH3H01

Physics

APPLICATION OF PHYSICS(H)

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Year 11 Holiday revision sessions Year 11 students have a full programme of revision sessions to support with their upcoming exams. The table below outlines the sessions that will be running.Â

Date

Subject

Mon 3rd April Science th Tue 4 April PE th Wed 5 April History Thu 6th April Graphics th Fri 7 April RE Mon 10th April English th Tue 11 April Geography Tue 11th April Mathematics Wed 12th April Mathematics Thu 13th April Drama

Spanish Art Graphics

French Graphics

History

Geography

Drama

Students will be invited/informed by staff over the coming weeks regarding attendance to sessions and parents will be informed via letter. Thanks. Mr Crowther-Green

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Charity at Isaac Newton Academy In the run up to the spring holiday, our charity council at Isaac Newton Academy are having a drive to collect goods for a local foodbank. This is a wonderful opportunity for the INA community to help support the most vulnerable people in our wider local community. From now until the last day of term, each form room will have a box for the collection of donated goods from members of the form. It would be great if students could look for any extra goods that may be donated to a good cause and bring them in for the collection. Particularly suitable goods are: ✽✽ Tinned Meats ✽✽ Tinned Fish ✽✽ Milk (UHT/Powdered) ✽✽ Tinned Rice Pudding ✽✽ Fruit Juice (Long Life) ✽✽ Toiletries (e.g. Soap/ Toothpaste) ✽✽ Nappies (Size 5 & 6) ✽✽ Perishable goods cannot be collected. We are always bowled over by the enthusiasm and generosity of our community in supporting charitable events. Thank you for all your continued support with our charitable endeavours this year. Mr Alex Clift-Matthews & Ms Helen Atkinson 10 March 2017 Secondary Newsletter

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Attendance Regular attendance is a crucial factor in students’ educational development and ability to achieve their full potential. At Isaac Newton Academy every student is set the target of 100% attendance. We know that attendance has a direct link to progress, and would urge you to really consider if a day off school is necessary. Year7 are the top year group for the week with 97.1% 7A

95.6

8A

98.2

9A

98.7

10A

90.7

11A

90.8

7C

96.5

8C

96.2

9C

97.5

10E

97.3

11C

98.1

7E

89.2

8E

92.3

9E

91.9

10I

96.2

11E

99.5

7I

94.9

8I

98.8

9I

95.8

10N

85.3

11I

95.9

7N

98.3

8N

99.3

9N

95.7

10S

98.5

11N

94.4

7S

97.0

8S

96.9

9S

91.3

10T

96.6

11S

91.6

7W

97.3

8T

89.5

9T

93.3

10W

97.3

11T

96.0

8W

98.8

9W

98.0

11W

93.9

Ms Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal

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Year 7

Rochester Trip 2017

Every year, the Humanities and English Department run a trip to Rochester, one of England’s best known Norman cities. By now your child should have brought a letter home with all the information about the trip. The trip costs £12 and includes entry to the castle, cathedral and return coach travel.

On Friday 28th April, 7N, 7E, 7W and students in 7C with surnames A-K will attend. On Monday 8th May 7I, 7S and 7A and students in 7C with surnames M-V will attend.

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YOUTH CONFERENCE On the 23rd of February the Prefects attended a youth conference and Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets, the theme of the conference was ‘young voices unite’. It was an early start as we left school at 7:30am! When we arrived the eight panellists introduced themselves and gave speeches on the work they have done and what they believe in. One panellist of particular note was Annie Zaidi, a female football coach who has broken down various barriers to develop into an elite football coach. Another inspirational speaker was Ife Grillo, a young man from Hackney that has represented Great Britain in debating. We had the opportunity to submit questions for the panellists during a Q&A. There were also various discussion groups that really enjoyable as we were able to cover topics that we were interested in such as lower the voting age to sixteen. At the end of the day we were giving the chance to take part in different workshops, such as; ‘first response’ (responding to the threat of terrorism), building bridges not walls and interfaith skills. I took part in ‘refugees, migrants and asylum’ where we learnt about the current situation in the Middle East and what we could do to help. It was also really interesting to meet students from other schools around England and find out more about what it like in sixth form. At the end of the day, students gave very inspirational speeches on topics such as feminism. Overall, attending the conference was an extremely valuable experience as we continue to develop our leadership skills. Ishani 10s

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Non-Uniform Day to raise money for

Comic Relief and the

Year 11 ‘Graduation Ball’

£1

Minimum contribution if you want to participate and wear your own clothes

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This week in P.E. YEAR 10 BASKETBALL TEAM MAKE DISTRICT SEMI-FINALS First of all I would like to congratulate the Year 10 students for the passion and enthusiasm they showed by coming into school on the Independent Learning day to play their quarter final match against Palmer. This was a very competitive game which stayed close all the way into the 4th quarter. The first quarter was of very high intensity. Khiran Patel finished all his lay ups successfully, giving INA a 6 point lead. During the 2nd quarter we were hit with injury and Mason Pickton had to come off. The team really stepped up in his absence and maintained the lead at the end of the half. At the end of the 3rd quarter there was only 4 points between the teams which led to a very competitive and tense 4th quarter. The team rallied together to play the 4th quarter and secure a place in the semi-final. Excellent all round play from Jonah Robinson and Haile Richards, matched with great defensive play from Djevia Elliel in the 4th quarter, kept Palmer at bay and secured a 6 point win. The team consisted of the following players: Brett Butler        10I

Esher Bahara     10S

Khiran Patel        10S

Jonah Robinson 10S

Haile Richards    10W

Djevia Elliel         10 A

Mason Pickton 10W

Mohammad Awadh    10A

YEAR 7 GAIN GREAT WIN AGAINST FOREST ACADEMY Congratulations to the Year 7 Girls’ netball team who managed to pull off a great victory against Forest School whilst keeping a clean sheet! 4 goals from Sakinah Choudhury and 3 from Samirah Ali saw the girls win 7-0. The squad have shown great development over the last few matches. Well done to Zainab Dar, Khushi Pathak, Savanna Duncan- Hinds, Serena Sandhu, Mariya Osman, Symran Kalley (voted player of the match), Nikita Odedra, Sakinah Choudhury, Samirah Ali.

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IMPORTANT DATE YEAR 11 GCSE PE PRACTICAL EXAM MONDAY 20TH AND TUESDAY 21ST MARCH This week’s results: Monday 6th March

Year 10 Basketball v Chadwell (district semi-final)

lost by 16 points

Year 8 Basketball V Cannon Palmer

(district semi-final) – won 50 – 48

Tuesday 7th March

Year 8 Basketball V Chadwell (district final) – lost

Wednesday 8th March

Year 9 Football v Chadwell – lost 4 – 2

Year 7 Netball v Forest Academy 7 - 0

Fixtures next week: Wednesday 15th March

Year 8 Football V Seven Kings (Away)

Thursday 16th March

Year 7 Basketball v Loxford (Home)

Year 9 Basketball V Caterham (A)

WE ARE COLLECTING ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS FROM SAINSBURYS! If you gain any vouchers from Sainsbury’s please bring them into reception of the primary or secondary schools. We would be most grateful for this contribution to equipment that will help the P.E. Department!

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Key Dates for the Spring Term 2017 Term Dates -Spring Term Tuesday 3rd January – Friday 31st March INSET Day: Friday 17th March

Key Dates for Secondary – Spring Term

Monday 13th March Thursday 16th March Thursday 16th March Friday 17th March Friday 24th March

Wednesday 29th March Thursday 30th March Friday 31st March Monday 3rd April — Monday 17th April Monday 17th April Friday 21st April Monday 1st May Thursday 4th May Wednesday 10th May Friday 12th May Wednesday 17th May Monday 22nd May Monday 5th June Tuesday 6th –Friday 16th June

Year 7 Progress Meetings 14:30 – 18:30 Year 8 Royal Observatory Trip Maths Intermediate Challenge Inset Day: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Year 8 Big Band Competition Year 9 & 10 Kings College Medical School Day Trip Spring Concert Awards Assemblies. End of Term. EARLY CLOSE EASTER HOLIDAY Bank Holiday Student Reports sent home Years 7 & 8 Bank Holiday Holocaust Remembrance Day Tim Foot Year 7 Revision Skills Non Uniform Day Bridges Mentoring Years 7-10 Start of Year 9 ARK Maths & English Test Week Home Learning/ Revision Day Year 9 & 10 Exams

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