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NEWSLETTER No: 49 - February 2013

The Sound of Music The King John School Production 2012 The production was brilliant and the students and staff were a credit to the school. 145 students were involved in the show. We are very grateful to parents for their generosity from making costumes, paying for costume hire and donating set items. We would not have had such a great show without your support. A DVD of the show is now available from the Drama office. I would like to especially thank Melissa Knighton and Cecily Stokes, Year 12 students, and Tilly Darragh, A former student, for their support. I was very proud to be part of such a great team! Ms Grennan


ROTARY YOUNG CHEF On Monday 28th of January, 9 students from Year 7 & 8 took part in this year’s Rotary Young Chef Competition for The King John School, in association with the Hadleigh Rotary club. All the students submitted mouth-watering menus to get this far in the competition. They worked exceptionally hard in order to plan, prepare and make a three course meal for two people in just two and a half hours. It was a pleasure to watch so many talented young chefs take part. The meals were judged by members of the Hadleigh Rotary club together with members of staff from the school. The contest was particularly close this year and all the students produced at least one outstanding dish. The winner for 2013 was Jennifer Grimble in Year 8 who made mackerel paté with melba toast, chicken in breadcrumbs accompanied with ratatouille and hassleback potatoes followed by mini strawberry shortcakes. Jennifer will now go forward to represent the school and Hadleigh Rotary club in the county final this month. We wish her the best of luck! Congratulations go out to all students who took part - Abigail Abiona, Georgia Robinson, Isaac Clifton, Ellie Lamb, Jake Scott, Megan Green, Callum Alderson and Dan’na Wright. They will all receive prizes for their fantastic achievements. As you can see the standard was very high.

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Message Board From Dr Margaret Wilson, Headteacher  The best possible news this half term is that the local council agreed our planning application to extend the Sixth Form. This will enable more students to continue their education at the school once the leaving age is raised to 17 in 2014. We will keep you up to date with the building progress in future newsletter. I would like to thank those parents that supported the school’s plans and particular thanks to the school’s Governing Body for their unwavering help and support. We could not have done this without them. Although it seems ages since Christmas I would just mention the wonderful Carol Concert which took place just before the end of last term. The students were brilliant and everyone that attended had a perfect evening. Well done to all those that took part. Once again, many students were successful in their early entry exams. Our A*-C Maths results currently stand at 85%, an outstanding achievement. 71% of students have already achieved an A*-C in English and we will be working hard with students over the next few months to further increase results. In order to motivate and encourage Year 11 students in the short time they have left at the school, we are introducing a new scheme which will culminate in the presentation of diplomas to successful students. Full details will be sent to parents shortly. I wish you all an enjoyable break.

Bad Weather This is the time when severe weather may cause problems for teachers and students trying to get into school. Please listen to local radio (BBC Essex and Heart) for up to date news from the school. School closures will be posted on our website by 7.30am It would be helpful if you did not telephone the school directly—the line gets jammed and teachers trying to contact the school cannot get through.

Chefs of the future Many congratulations to Year 11 students Liam Read and Charlotte Crudgington who have been offered unconditional places at Westminster Catering College to become professional chefs. Joshua Clark, Jake Whittaker and Sam Wilton are aiming to continue their catering training too. Good luck to all students who are currently applying for training placements. The King John Catering department are delighted to have played a part in inspiring these young chefs of the future. 3


Year 7 volved!! Thank you to everyone who is supporting the organisation of the event. See the next 88 lucky Year 7s will be going to the Globe Theatre newsletter for photos and to see on Monday 25th February. They will be taking a tour of the Globe and learning what life was like in how we got on! Shakespeare’s times and how and why Sam Wanamaker was inspired to campaign for the modForthcoming Barcelona Trip ern Globe to be built in tribute to the man who is often considered to be our greatest playwright. Year 7 & 8 are starting to get excited about our They will then take part in a workshop run by forthcoming trip to Barcelona and the surrounding Globe actors, to help consolidate their learning about A Midsummer’s Night Dream during the Au- regions. Great fun will be had enjoying the sights of tumn term. The day will be rounded off with a look this beautiful area –keen footballers will enjoy the at the Globe exhibition which is full of interesting trip to the Nou Camp stadium; facts and information about Shakespeare, his works shopping fans will appreciate time and his theatre. to try out their Spanish in the many Mrs Harvey “tiendas”; and most will love the thrills and spills of Port Aventura! The Annual Bowling Trip (Staff included!!) We will enjoy putting our language skills into Year 7 are looking forward to their annual bowling practise, whilst seeing the fantastic culture this retrip to The Kursaal on 14th March. So far, we have gion of Spain offers. See our write up in the next around 130 students participating in the trip. It is newsletter and see the VLE for photos and video great to see year 7 having fun and socialising on clips. these evenings out. Staff are also keen to get in-

Globe Theatre

Since January 2012 The King John Academy of Arts has been offering classes in several Arts disciplines.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to join

Foundation Digital Photography Learn how to edit your own photos using Adobe Photoshop, using basic manipulation techniques you can airbrush, add effects and create quality images, good enough to frame! Open to all ages Classes start January 2013. Cost per term is £65 for 10 classes Additional cost for resources may be incurred

Other classes on offer are: Year 7 & 9 Street Dance, Painting Techniques and LAMDA Drama Please contact us to register your interest now! The King John Academy of Arts 01702 426745 or 07528 484003



Health & Social Care Trip On Thursday 24th January a group of Year 12 students studying Psychology or Health and Social Care went on an outing to London. During this outing we visited the Tavistock Centre and the Baden Powell House. The Tavistock centre focuses on mental health and the way the mind works. We were given an hour lecture about a developmental approach to understanding autism by Jessica Hobson, who is a senior research fellow. After learning about autism and the way it affects the development of a child, we were given another lecture on Talking Cures, by Dr Sarah Helps, who is a consultant clinical psychologist. We watched a video of a family struggling to cope with their 3 year old son’s behaviour and the therapy they received at the Tavistock Centre. We then had a short journey to Baden Powell House. We were given a lecture by John Clifford about stress and anxiety. John Clifford is a hypnotherapist and he went on to talk about how his job works. We then got involved in a group activity consisting of John Clifford demonstrating hypnotherapy and how we can relax. This outing was very interesting and it will enable us to use the knowledge that we gained from this experience in our further education. We would like to thank Miss Cooper and Miss Naudi for organising this trip and Mrs Jeffery for coming along for the day. By Jessica Harvey and Rebecca Bray

HOLIDAY DATES 2013/14 TERMS (Inclusive dates)

Non Student Days

Spring 2013 Monday 7th January— Thursday 28th March Summer 2013 Tuesday 16th April—Friday 19th July Autumn 2013 Tuesday 3rd September—Friday 20th December 2013

Monday 15th April 2013 Monday 22nd July 2013 Tuesday 23rd July 2013 Monday 2nd September 2013 Friday 13th September 2013 Monday 23rd September 2013 Tuesday 23rd April 2014 Monday 21st July 2014 Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GENERAL HOLIDAYS (Inclusive dates) Spring 2013 Tuesday 2nd April—Friday 12th April Summer 2013 Monday 22nd July—Friday 30th August Autumn 2013 Monday 23rd December—Friday 3rd January 2014

Review Days Tuesday 26th March 2013 Wednesday 27th March 2013

HALF-TERM HOLIDAYS (Inclusive dates)


Spring 2013 Monday 18th—Friday 22nd February Summer 2013 Tuesday 28th May—Friday 31st May Autumn 2013 Monday 28th October —Friday 31st October

Monday 1st April 2013

Friday 29th March 2013 Monday 6th May 2013 Monday 27th May 2013 Monday 26th August 2013


Uniform Shop Opening Times Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday For Parents: 9.30am - 11.00am For Students: 2.00pm - 2.20pm Term time only

Reminder to all parents When your child is absent from school we appreciate you calling Student Services to report their absence, but would like to remind you we still require you to send in a letter of explanation for the absence with your child on their return. Without this in writing, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised and may result in the involvement of the Education Welfare Officer. MRS J COPELAND STUDENT SERVICES CO-ORDINATOR

Lost Property LOST YOUR PE KIT, COAT, KING JOHN HOODIE, SHOES OR BAGS? Lost property for students to view will be on display at morning break by the main staircase on Thursday 14th February 2013 Please be aware that any property unclaimed will be donated to a local charity PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU NAME TAG ALL YOUR BELONGINGS IN FUTURE

Borrowing Money Student Services lend small amounts of money to students in emergencies only i.e. forgotten lunch and/or bus money to get home. A phone call will be made to parents to confirm this is allowed. We would like to remind parents that if your child has borrowed money from Student Services it should be repaid the next day as we only have a small float to lend to students. NB. This facility will be withdrawn from a student who has money outstanding.

Articles from Students If any student is interested in placing an article of interest in the Parents’ Newsletter please see Gina Ebner in Reprographics. So don’t be shy we want to hear from you.

Letters Home All letters sent home are available to view on the

VLE site together with the Parent Newsletters, Extra Curricular Activities booklets and the Key Stage 3 Newsletters See below for login and password

Parents VLE login now available We now have a parent login to our VLE. This provides you with access to the students’ area, which will enable you to see work being uploaded and used by your son/daughter. It also gives you access to the parents’ area which contains useful information, school letters, extra curriculum booklets and Newsletters. Please feel free to have a look.

Username: kjsparent Password: parent

Student Safety The School is very concerned about the safety of the students on our site. With this in mind we would ask that cars DO NOT DRIVE ONTO THE SCHOOL SITE to drop students off or pick them up. This includes the car park at the Benfleet Road entrance. In future the gate to the Benfleet Road car park will be shut between 3.00pm and 3.45pm. This car park is intended for staff and visitor parking only. A large number of students have to cross this area to get into school and the presence of cars driving through the car park greatly increases the risk to students. Please take notice of the signs on the gateway and drop your children off outside the school site. A small walk up the road can only be good for them!!! Katrina Bentley, Bursar

ADVERTISING IN OUR PARENTS’ NEWSLETTER Should you wish to advertise in our next Parents’ Newsletter, please contact the Reprographics department to discuss your requirements. Gina Ebner E-mail: Tel: 01702 426723


•Name Calling including homophobic comments •Spreading rumours •Hitting, pinching, biting, pushing and shoving •Damaging belongings •Stealing money •Deliberately taking away friends •Posting insulting messages on the internet •Threats and intimidation •Making silent or abusive phone calls •Sending offensive phone texts

Text Messages: Sent to an individual or group of individuals using threatening statements and foul language in order to provoke fear in the recipients. Picture Messages: Used to make the recipient feel threatened using images Phone Call Bullying: A method of bullying by telephoning a person and telling them of your intent to hurt them or cause them actual bodily harm. It can also be simply telephoning the person being bullied repeatedly without speaking. Email Bullying: Sending emails from an unspecified email address or using the email of another person so as to apportion blame elsewhere. Instant Message Bullying (MSN): Receiving messages in real-time using MSN

‘Don’t suffer in silence!’ There is a card is in the student planner. It tells students exactly what do and who to speak to if they are being bullied or know someone who is being bullied. We encourage them not to be bystanders. Safe Place We ensure that any vulnerable student has a safe place to socialise at ease and they are aware at all stages of the support mechanisms within the school. The Year 7 common room and LSU are key areas for students who need extra support. Mediation Tutor/Heads of Year/Senior Learning co-ordinators and Student Support Officers When bullying is reported a member of staff listed above will get all parties together to discuss the situation and attempt to find a way forward and set targets for all involved. Peer Active Listeners These are students who are trained to listen to students about issues that might be worrying them. They are available most lunch-times and work on a one to one or group basis Buddies and Prefects Buddies are in Year 8 and they are there to help Year 7 students settle into school. Prefects are there for ALL students Worry Box Some tutors have a system of notes either delivered into a worry box or agreed place. This allows the tutor to speak to anyone with concerns and attempt to find a way forward.

The Right to Freedom of Expression – Homophobic Bullying As part of the Thought for the Week programme, all students have recently completed discussion tasks with their tutor and taken part in assemblies which have focussed upon the theme of Homophobic Bullying and Stereotyping. Homophobic bullying is commonplace within society. It is seen in aspects of everyday life, on the streets, in the media and in political life. Schools are therefore not immune from the problem of homophobia. At the King John School homophobic name-calling is challenged in the same way as racist or sexist behaviour. Normal anti-bullying strategies, including sanctions where appropriate, are used when reacting to incidents and these strategies have a clear place within the context of a whole school preventative policy. We strive as school to create a positive, open, tolerant ethos in which matters of concern to young people are discussed calmly to find a resolution. Ms F David – Assistant Headteacher All students should feel safe and secure within their learning environment and we all have a responsibility this happens at The King John School. Please refer to the anti-bullying policy which can be found on the school website.



“ It made me feel interested because I love reading books!” - Teah Mair 7-04.

Teah’s challenge was to read 10 books and a magazine every day and she raised £30

“I read more books than my challenge because raising money made me want to read more”—Doyin Adeleke—7-07

Doyin’s challenge was to read three books and she raised £16

Year 7 Readathon update

“It made me feel proud to raise money for charity.” - Ben Turner 7-04. £30.

During the last half of the Autumn term, Year 7 took part in a Readathon run by the English Department, to raise money for their year group charity, Make-A-Wish. The students did an amazing job and most of them achieved their personal reading challenges. Their hard work and enthusiasm meant that they raised a staggering total of

£2657.34 A big thank you to Year 7 English teachers and tutors, and to Miss Murray and Mrs Arrowsmith, for all your support with the Readathon, and to parents for encouraging your child to take part. Most of all, thank you Year 7, for your fantastic efforts! Mrs Harvey

I though the Readathon was a good way to get us reading more and raise funds. Miaya Rahim Shah—7-07

Miaya’s challenge was to read five books and she raised £5.


Ben’s challenge was to read three books and he raised £30

“Doing the Read-a -thon made us feel like we had achieved something because reading books helps you improve in English, as well as many other subjects.” - Ellie Whaley 7-04

Ellie’s challenge was to read four Horrible Histories and she raised £40




Joe Harris 9‐04  Joe won the gold  medal at the south  east na onal trampoline gala at   Gillingham on 27th  January 2013. He  won by a huge margin and his scores were  actually higher than most of the senior fig A  contestants; pre y impressive. He qualified to  fig B and for the na onal finals at the Birmingham NEC, to be held in July. This is all in his  first ou ng at the start of the trampoline season. He will also be compe ng in Europe this  year. I would like to thank the school for all  their support they have given to Joe.           Kind regards Lee Harris. 

The F1 in schools club  went to the regional  finals on Tuesday the  5th February.    

Team Gears consists  of Ryan Horgan,  James Mansfield, Ross Whi aker, Sam HillLonergan, Josh Wapling and Kur s Walters.  They have been working on their F1 cars,  team logos, uniforms, displays, searching  for sponsors and pu ng all the details of  their experience together. It has taken  them since the start of the year to get to  this stage. Team Gears had a great  me.  More to follow in the Easter issue. 

Movie Night

The King John Dance department presented the Movie Night show which was held on the 13th & 14th February 2013. A great night was had by all. More to follow in the Easter issue of the Parents Newsletter. 9


CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE 2012 The King John School Music department held their annual Carol Concert at Benfleet Methodist Church on 19th December. It was a very enjoyable evening with a huge turnout and everybody got into the festive mood joining in with carols for all! Thank you to all students and staff involved for all your hard work which made the evening such a success. We look forward to seeing you in 2013.

THE BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE TRIP 2013 The Year 12 BTEC Music students recently took a trip to The British Music Experience at The O2. They had the opportunity to research influential British music history in a modern, interesting atmosphere. They could record themselves singing, playing guitar and drums in the Gibson Interactive Studio and gain information on relevant artists at the swipe of their tickets. It was a great day and fun way to explore British pop culture!



Ear Piercings It is made clear in the school’s rules that students may only wear one plain stud in the lobe (lower part) of each ear. Other types of earrings must not be worn for safety reasons. We currently have a number of students who have recently had additional piercings in other parts of the ear as well as the lobe. We understand that the cartilage can take up to a maximum of 3 months to completely heal and avoid infection and for that reason any student who has had an ear piercing in the last 3 months up to 8 February 2013 will need to: • bring a letter in to their Head of Year confirming the date when they had the ear pierced. (Please note that when the 3 month period is up they will be expected to remove the earring during school). • have the piercing covered with a plaster and wear their hair down. On those occasions it is deemed necessary to wear their hair back they will be informed by the subject teacher. • produce the red permission slip, which will be issued by their Head of Year, whenever they are challenged by other members of staff. Any student returning after half term with a new piercing will have to remove their earrings whilst in the school even though this may cause the hole to close up. We would remind parents that no other piercings are allowed and students will be asked to remove them immediately.

Uniform Due to an anomaly between our uniform policy and student planner, some female students are now wearing boots with skirts. Girls may only wear boots with trousers and we will ensure this is reflected in future planners. However, in order to avoid additional costs particularly so soon after Christmas students who have already been given permission may continue to wear boots with skirts up until the end of the term. There are a few reminders that we would like to bring to your attention: • Coats should be of a dark colour. • Only plain black cardigans / jumpers with the KJS logo may be worn.

Make Up •

Students in Years 9 to 11 ONLY may wear discreet make up. No student should wear coloured nail vanish or false or acrylic nails and where they do so, they will be sent to Student Services to have the varnish removed or asked to have the nails professionally removed if necessary.

We would ask you to support the school in making sure that your child follows the rules of the school. This will help us to concentrate on our main aim of teaching and learning. Thank you for your continued support.


THE KING JOHN NEWSLETTER窶年o 49 February 2013

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY As you may be aware the Construction arm of the Design and Technology Faculty politely requests parents/carers to donate a small sum annually towards the cost of materials for the projects your child will be making over the various Key Stages. Following the general price increases and the increase in VAT, it is with regret that the Design and Technology Faculty had to review the amounts of requested donations towards materials. These amounts have not been increased for many years and as a result from September 2012 the new donations are as follows:Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) - ツ」6 Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 &11) - ツ」6 Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13) - ツ」10 Letters will be sent out via students as and when these amounts become due (usually at the beginning of their rotation to Construction). If you have any difficulty in paying please contact the class teacher so that we do not embarrass your child by chasing payment. Any other queries please feel free to contact the relevant member of staff. The Design and Technology Faculty

Level 2 Apprenticeship Courses The King John School has been successfully delivering Level 2 Apprenticeship Courses in Business Administration, AAT Accountancy, Hair and Beauty to Sixth Form students since September 2012. We are also looking at starting Legal Secretarial from September 2013. If there are any parents, friends or family that have their own business or work at a company who would be interested in taking on an apprentice, please contact Nikki Launder (Apprenticeship Administrator) on 01702 558284 or email

Examinations Office The King John School Examination Office now puts all important examination information on the school website. Look in the Main Entrance section and you will see the new examinations tab on the right-hand side. We will be regularly updating the site with deadlines, times, venues, booklets and guidelines etc. Please keep checking the site for the latest information about the current and forthcoming examination sessions. Please contact the Exams Officer, Ms. S Newton, with any enquiries.



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PHYSICAL EDUCATION Team – Shelby Nayler, Amy Rawlings, Jodie Purser, Sian Waite, Kelly Cornwell, Ellen Taylor, Megan Sanders, Akira White

DISTRICT SWIMMING GALAGIRLS DISTRICT CHAMPIONS AGAIN! The girls had a fantastic day at the annual gala at Clements Hall. The Year 9 and senior girls won their individual age groups with Year 7 just missing out by 1 point. This meant the girls were crowned champions for the 4th year running. There were individual wins for Caitlin Dochin- Watson, Megan Haste and the relay team which also included Lydia Ketley and Sarah Carter. The Year 8 team swam well in a very competitive age group. The team consisted of Imogen Taylor, Maddie Norris, Maddie Knighton, Jilian Dimbelby, Hollie Stowe. The Year 9 team had winners with Kiera Tippett, Megan Haste and Mollie Garrard and the relay team which also included Jess Lacey and Frankie Roast. The senior team had wins for Ellie Pirrie, Mollie Giles and Eva Power and again the relay team were winners with Kirstie Fehiliy. The Year 7 boys were District champions with wins from Azar Aitmarri and the relay team.

Under 16’s girls have made the Essex Cup Hockey Semi final On Thursday 31st of January Year 10 and 11 girls took on Saffron Walden County High School in the Essex Cup. The girls made a great start scoring in the first 2 minutes with the goal coming from Ellen Taylor. The first half passed with another two goals from Alice Boston and Ellie Turner-Powell. The girls then started the second half under more pressure as Saffron Walden were on the attack but cool defending from the Catlin Potts, Hannah Amato, Sian Waite and Natasha Cheeseman saw that no goals were scored. The second half ended on a high with a goal from Amy Pownall. The girls now progress to the Semi-finals and will face either Brentwood or New Hall. Well done to all that played; fingers crossed for the next round.

GIRLS FOOTBALL U13 – THROUGH TO SEMI FINAL OF ESSEX CUP A great team performance led to an 8-2 win against Moulsham in the quarter final on a very muddy pitch in windy conditions! Lavinia Tidy Jones scored after 2 minutes and Moulsham quickly equalised. Lavinia and Rumer Jones made it 31 at half time although many chances were saved by the Moulsham goalkeeper. After the break two quick goals from Lavinia eased the pressure and the team went through to the semi finals, with Rebecca Findlay and Rumer (hat trick) scoring again. Player of the match went to Claudia Carroll. Team; Shanice O’Conner, Claudia Carroll, Gracie Braun, Nancy George, Sasha Souto, Lavinia Tidy Jones (capt) Rumer Jones, Lauren Paul, Sarah Carter, Rhianna Castle, Lily Lewis, Niamh Smith, Amy Nelson, Rebecca Findlay Thanks to Ryan Fox for refereeing and Ross Johnson and Joe Burgess for coaching. U16 netball – Essex Plate Well done to the U16 team who beat Abbs Cross school from Hornchurch. They won 17-12. Good luck in the next round!

Valuables Please do not bring valuables to school. If you do we are happy to look after small items, such as mobile phones and watches. It is the student’s responsibility to hand these in to a member of staff at the start of a lesson or practice. The school cannot be held responsible for any items of value brought into school.

Follow the PE department on twitter. You will find information regarding fixtures, results and general sporting news for all year groups. So go ahead and twitter twitter@kjssport


THE KING JOHN NEWSLETTER—No 49 February 2013 The MFL department share some ICT tools to help you learn in French and Spanish but also to help revision in all subjects. To learn chunks of text for the controlled speaking and writing assessments - you can type text into the box, select the language you would like, then click “say it”. The text below will be highlighted karaokestyle word by word as it is read out. This speaks with a very good accent and you can change the speed it reads at - use it to help you crack your pronunciation! - paste paragraphs of text in and label them with the title of the paragraph (item name). Use the arrow buttons above to reveal/conceal more or less words. Hover over the blanks to see the first letter of the missing word. Select the ‘letters’ tab to just see the first word of each word. – paste in paragraphs and read them through from an autocue. / - create a mindmap with pictures / keywords / colour coding to help you once you have started practicing your paragraph. Use it to jog your memory and help you when you get stuck. To learn individual words – create your own vocabulary list to learn (import words from excel or by typing them into the website directly). Useful for inputting whole CA text to familiarise yourself or topic-related words for learning and revision purposes. The site tests you in a variety of different ways. Useful for spelling, meaning and pronunciation. There is also an app to download! – create games using words or phrases to help you practice, review, revise, memorise vocabulary. – create wordlists then test yourself with flashcards or games that are generated for you – create flashcards with words/short phrases on. Download the app and practice wherever you go!

Websites with pre-made activities for you to practice your French/Spanish – select Spanish/French on the left hand toolbar and explore the topics available. – (ask your MFL teacher for log in details) Look in the linguastars (intermediate) section for dialogues and texts to challenge you, or linguascope (beginner) for basic vocabulary items.



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Come and get trim at the KJS gym

Looking to hire facilities Well look no further If interested please contact Laurence Thorn on 01702 426703 Or E-mail : The School can offer:

Small, private gym Technogym Wellness equipment; Personal Trainers; Fitness Instructor; T.V screens Only £25 per month ‐ 20% discount if you have a relative at the King John School

Astroturf Sports Hall Gymnasium Classrooms Theatre Dance Studio All available to hire in the evening or on a Saturday (Regrettably we cannot hire premises for social gatherings and parties)

Open Monday to Friday 6.30—9.30pm No fixed membership period ‐ you can cancel at any time

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