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CALENDAR LENT TERM 2017


Wisbech Grammar School Lent Term 2017 Mr C N Staley Headmaster Mr T I McConnell-Wood

Senior Deputy Head

Mrs K Neaves

Senior Deputy Head (Magdalene House)

Mr M L Forrest

Deputy Head Academic

Mr P G Logan

Deputy Head Operations

Mrs N J Miller Bursar Mrs K E Barclay Registrar Mrs S M Simmons

Human Resources Manager

LOWER SCHOOL (1st, 2nd & 3rd FORMS) Dr K J Mann

Head of Section

Mrs S D Cooper

Deputy Head of Section

MIDDLE SCHOOL (4th & 5th FORMS) Mr T W Calow

Head of Section

Mrs A S Ogston

Deputy Head of Section

UPPER SCHOOL/6th FORM Mr P W Timmis

Head of Section

Dr S J Miller

Senior Tutor

Mr A C Laybourne

Deputy Head of Section

Miss K L Taylor

Deputy Head of Section

The Senior School is open from 0745 until 1735 each week day Grades weeks are clearly indicated. Parents would normally expect to see a grade card on the Friday of every grades week. Should this fail to appear then they should contact the School on the following Monday. Dates in the calendar are correct as at 21 November 2016, but may be subject to change. For the very latest sports fixture information and team lists, visit www.wgssports.co.uk


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2017 January

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January 2017 MONDAY

02

Bank Holiday

Staff Common Room meeting (Skelton Hall) Staff INSET

TUESDAY

03

WEDNESDAY 0830 Term Begins and Instrumental Tuition Commences (Morning) 5th Form Exams start 1320 Individual House Meetings

04

THURSDAY

05

6th Form Exams start

Boys’ Hockey 1st XI, Greyhounds (H) Pre-season training, meet 1630, start 1630, finish 1730


WEEK 1 FRIDAY

06

1320 Form Period Boys’ Hockey 1st XI Greyhounds (H) Pre-season training, meet 1630, start 1630, finish 1730

SATURDAY

07

Boys’ Hockey U15A, U15B/14B, U14A (H) Preseason training, meet 1100, finish 1230 Boys’ Hockey U13A, U13B, U12A, U12B (H) Pre season training, meet 1230, finish 1400 Netball 1st VII, (A) Bedford Modern School, meet 0830, start 1000, return 1545 Netball Greyhounds, U15A, U15B (H) Training, meet 1000, finish 1130 Netball U14A, U14B, U13A, U13B (H) Training, meet 1130, finish 1300 Netball U12A, U12B, U12C (H) Training, meet 1300, finish 1430

SUNDAY

08

(All day) LAMBS U18 National Independent School Rugby Trials (H)

5


January 2017 MONDAY

09

1320 Form Period 1630 Heads of House Meeting (Room 12C) 1930 The Wisbech Society (Room 77, Dwight Centre)

TUESDAY

10

WEDNESDAY (All day) 1320 1630

11

6th Form Language Leaders Prep 5 House Meeting Academic Forum (Leonard Room)

THURSDAY

12

6th Form resume lessons


WEEK 2 FRIDAY

13

1320 Form Period

SATURDAY

14

Boys’ Hockey 1st XI (A) Culford School, meet 1120, start 1330, return 1730 Boys’ Hockey Greyhounds (A) Culford School, meet 1120, start 1400, return 1730 Boys’ Hockey U13A, U12A (A) Beeston Hall, meet 1250, start 1430, return 1800 Boys’ Hockey U12A, U12B (A) Beeston Hall, meet 1250, start 1520, return 1800 Boys’ Hockey U11A, U11C (H) Beeston Hall, meet 1345, start 1430, finish 1600 Boys’ Hockey U11B, U9A (H) Beeston Hall, meet 1440, start 1520, finish 1630 Netball 1st VII, Greyhounds, 3rd VII (A) Ratcliffe College, meet 0845, start 1100, return 1430

SUNDAY

15

7


January 2017 MONDAY

16

1320 Assembly: Headmaster 5th Form resume lessons

TUESDAY

17

1800

WEDNESDAY 1320

18

4th Form Parents’ Evening (Skelton Hall)

House Meeting Netball U12A, U12B (H) King’s Ely, meet 1400, start 1435, finish 1620 Netball U11A, U11B (A) King’s Ely, meet 1300, start 1430, return 1700

THURSDAY

19

1630-2000 6th Form Physics Lecture (Cambridge University) 1645-1730 A Level Drama & Theatre Studies Unit 3 Devised Exam Performance (Room 77, Dwight Centre)


WEEK 3 FRIDAY

20

1320 Congo 1340 Music Recital: Alex Cvetkov, visiting professional pianist (Russell Hall)

SATURDAY

21

Boys’ Hockey 1st XI (A) Ratcliffe College, meet 0815, start 1030, return 1500 Boys’ Hockey Greyhounds (A) Ratcliffe College, meet 0815, start 1145, return 1500 Boys’ Hockey 3rd XI (A) Ratcliffe College, meet 1100, start 1300, return 1630 Boys’ Hockey U15A (A) Ratcliffe College, meet 0815, start 1030, return 1500 Boys’ Hockey U15A/U15B (A) Ratcliffe College, meet 0815, start 1145, return 1500 Boys’ Hockey U14A (H) Ratcliffe College, meet 0945, start 1030, finish 1215 Boys’ Hockey U13A (H) Ratcliffe College, meet 1100, start 1145, finish 1330 Boys’ Hockey U13B (H) Ratcliffe College, meet 1330, start 1415, finish 1600 Boys’ Hockey U12A (H) Ratcliffe College, meet 1215, start 1300, finish 1440 Netball 1st VII, Greyhounds (H) King’s Ely, meet 0945, start 1030, finish 1200 Netball U15A, U15B, U14A, U14B (A) King’s Ely, meet 0900, start 1030, return 1300

SUNDAY

22

9


January 2017

3rd Form Assessment Week

MONDAY

23

Scholarship Assessment Week begins (ends Friday 27 January) 1320 1620

Assembly: Mr P W Timmis Health and Safety Committee Meeting (Room 12C)

TUESDAY

24

0930-1400 Trinity College Speech, Drama and Communication exams (Room 77, Dwight Centre) 1320 5th Form Options Assembly (Russell Hall) 1340 Lower School House Music Soloists Recital (Old Dining Hall)

WEDNESDAY

25

1320 Individual House Meetings 1630-1730 Enrichment Lecture for 3rd to 6th Form: Ashley Crane “Grit, Glamour and Generosity” (Room 77, Dwight Centre) 1800 L6th Form Parents’ Evening (Skelton Hall) Boys’ Hockey U13A, U12A (H) Taverham Preparatory School, meet 1445, start 1500, finish 1620 Boys’ Hockey U13B, U12B (H) Taverham Preparatory School, meet 1445, start 1550, finish 1700 Boys’ Hockey U11A, U11C (A) Taverham Preparatory School, meet 1300, start 1445, return 1800 Boys’ Hockey U11B (A) Taverham Preparatory School, meet 1300, start 1530, return 1800 Netball U13B, U11A, U11B (A) St Hugh’s School, meet 1300, start 1430, return 1730

THURSDAY

26


WEEK 4 FRIDAY

27

1320 1340

Form Period House Music Practice

SATURDAY

28

1000-1200 Prep School Open Morning Boys’ Hockey 1st XI, Greyhounds, U15A (A) Uppingham School, meet 1145, start 1315, return 1600 Boys’ Hockey U9A, U9B Festival (H) meet 0930, start 1000, finish 1245 Netball 1st VII, Greyhounds, U15A, U15B (H) Uppingham School, meet 1345, start 1430, finish 1600 Netball U14A, U14B, U13A, U13B (A) Uppingham School, meet 1345, start 1430, return 1600

SUNDAY

29

11


January/February 2017

Grades & Achievement Profiles Week

MONDAY

30

6th Form Taster Day for 5th Form 1320 Assembly: Mr T W Calow 1630-1730 Enrichment Lecture: Dr G Gilbert - “A new exploration into 20th Century Russian History” (Old Dining Hall) 1800 5th Form Parents’ Evening (Skelton Hall)

TUESDAY

31

1320

House Meeting

WEDNESDAY 1340 Music Recital: Holly Cook, visiting professional flautist (Russell Hall)

01

Netball U13A, U13B (H) Beeston Hall, meet 1400, start 1435, finish 1620 Netball U11A, U11B, U9A (A) Beeston Hall, meet 1245, start 1430, return 1730

THURSDAY

02

0840-0940 Intermediate Maths Challenge: 3rd, 4th and 5th Form (Russell Hall) 1320 House Meeting


WEEK 5 FRIDAY

03

SATURDAY

04

0830-1230 Year 5 Language Festival (Old Dining Hall) 1320 Form Period 1340-1420 House Music Practice

Boys’ Hockey 1st XI (H) Kimbolton School, meet 1045, start 1130, finish 1330 Boys’ Hockey Greyhounds (H) Kimbolton School, meet 0915, start 1000, finish 1145 Boys’ Hockey U15A, U15B (A) Kimbolton School, meet 0815, start 1000, return 1415 Boys’ Hockey U14A (H) Kimbolton School, meet 1215, start 1300, finish 1445 Boys’ Hockey U13A, U12A (A) Kimbolton School, meet 0815, start 1130, return 1415 Boys’ Hockey U13B, U12B (H) Kimbolton School, meet 1345, start 1430, finish 1600 Netball 1st VII, Greyhounds, U15A, U14A (A) Wymondham College, meet 1115, start 1300, return 1550 Netball U13A, U13B (A) Stephen Perse Foundation, meet 0830, start 1130, return 1415 Netball U12A, U12B (A) Stephen Perse Foundation, meet 0830, start 1030, return 1415

SUNDAY

05

0930-2000 Trip to International Netball Match (London)

13


February 2017 MONDAY

06

1320 1340 1930

Assembly: Young Enterprise School Forums The Wisbech Society (Room 77, Dwight Centre)

1320 1830

House Meeting Wisbech and District Chamber of Commerce (Skelton Hall)

Boys’ Hockey Greyhounds (A) Thomas Deacon Academy, meet 1400, start 1515, return 1730

TUESDAY

07

WEDNESDAY Good Grades 1320 House Meeting 1620 Staff Common Room meeting (Room 77, Dwight Centre) Boys’ Hockey U12 (A) St Hugh’s School, Lincoln, meet 1230, start 1400, return 1800

08

THURSDAY

09

1320-1350 Extended Assembly: House Music Competition Lower and Middle School Soloists (Russell Hall) 1630-1730 Enrichment Lecture: Gwenan White, UK Director of Communications, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals (Skelton Hall) 1830-2000 House Music Competition (Russell Hall)


WEEK 6 FRIDAY

10

0830-1700 4th and 5th Form trip to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge 1320 Congo 1930 Wisbech Music Society Concert (Russell Hall)

SATURDAY

11

Reception Assessments (morning and afternoon) 0700-1900  12 Hour Touch Rugby USA Tour Fund-raiser (5th and 6th Form Boys’ tour rugby players) 1930-2400 Valentines Charity Ball private booking (Skelton Hall)

SUNDAY

12

(All day) LAMBS U16 National Independent Schools Rugby Trials (H) Archery Mixed U18 County Championships (St Ives) Times tbc 1430 LAMBS U18 National Independent Schools XV vs Yorkshire U18 (H)

15


February 2017

HALF TERM

MONDAY

13

0800-2000 6th Form trip to New College, Oxford University

TUESDAY

14

0830

WEDNESDAY 2000

15

THURSDAY

16

Music Department Theatre trip to London departs (returns 2000 Wednesday 15 February)

Music Department Theatre trip returns


WEEK 7 - HALF TERM FRIDAY

17

SATURDAY

18

SUNDAY

19

17


February 2017 MONDAY

20

1320 1630

Assembly: Headmaster Heads of House Meeting (Leonard Room)

(All day) 1400 1800-1930

Social Media PSHCE with Cathy Wood (Skelton Hall) Governors’ Finance & General Purposes Committee meeting (Leonard Room) Social Media Talk for Parents with Cathy Wood (Russell Hall)

TUESDAY

21

WEDNESDAY 0830-1630 6th Form Government and Politics Trip to Westminster 1830 Magdalene House and Lower School Joint Concert  (Russell Hall)

22

Rugby Sevens U11A (A) Packwood Haugh 7s, meet 0630, start 1400, return 2030

THURSDAY

23

1630-2015 6th Form Physics Lecture at Cambridge University 1800-2000 U6th Form Parents’ Evening (Skelton Hall)


WEEK 8 FRIDAY

24

1320 Congo 1340-1420 Enrichment Lecture: Mike McKay, Master Chief Intelligence Specialist, US Navy and Nato (Old Dining Hall) Boys’ Hockey U11A (A) IAPS Bishops Stortford, meet 0715, start 0930, return 1700

SATURDAY

25

Boys’ Hockey 1st XI (H) Gresham’s School, meet 1330, start 1415, finish 1600 Boys’ Hockey Greyhounds (H) Gresham’s School, meet 1215, start 1300, finish 1445 Boys’ Hockey 3rd XI, U15B/14B (A) Gresham’s School, meet 1215, start 1515, return 1800 Boys’ Hockey U15A, U14A (A) Gresham’s School, meet 1215, start 1415, return 1800 Boys’ Hockey U11A, U11B (H) U11 Festival, meet 0930, start 1000, finish 1300 Netball 1st VII, Greyhounds, U15A, U15B (H) Bedford Modern School, meet 1345, start 1430, finish 1600 Netball U14A, U14B (H) Bedford Modern School, meet 1500, start 1530, finish 1645 Netball U13A, U13B, U12A, U12B (A) Bedford Modern School, meet 1100, start 1300, return 1600 Netball U11A, U11B (H) Bedford Modern School, meet 0930, start 1000, finish 1130 Rugby Sevens U13A (A) Packwood Haugh 7s, meet 0630, start 1400, return 2030

SUNDAY

26

Rugby Sevens 1st VII (A) Reeds School 7s, meet 0800, start tbc, return 1600

19


February/March 2017 MONDAY

27

1320

Assembly: Mrs V Garment - e-Safety

TUESDAY

28

Chapel Road car park closed for Wisbech Fair until 12 March

WEDNESDAY

01

Boys’ Hockey U13A, U13B (H) Thomas Deacon Academy, meet 1520, start 1600, finish 1730 Netball U11A, U11B, U9A, U9B (A) Gresham’s Preparatory School, meet 1245, start 1430, return 1730 Rugby Sevens U13A (H) Wisbech Grammar School 7s, start 1300 Rugby Sevens U15A (H) Wisbech Grammar School 7s, start 1500

THURSDAY

02

0930-1130 ‘Explore the Prep School’ Open Morning 1320-1340 2nd Form Options Assembly (Old Dining Hall) 1630 Academic Forum (Leonard Room) 1630 3rd - U6th Form Enrichment Lecture: Ian Devereux “Working for, with and through people” (Room 77, Dwight Centre)


WEEK 9 FRIDAY

03

1320 1340

Musical Assembly House Debate Round 1

Boys’ Hockey 1st XI (H) Pelicans, meet 1745, start 1815, finish 1930

1830

Taking the Stage Variety Performance (Russell Hall)

SATURDAY

04

1400-1600 Senior School Open Afternoon

 oys’ Hockey U15A (H) Oakham School meet 1415, B start 1500, finish 1630 Boys’ H  ockey U14A (H) Oakham School meet 1515, start 1600, finish 1730 start 1600, finish 1730 Boys’ Hockey U13A (A) Witham Hall Preparatory School, meet 1145, start 1330, return 1715 Boys’ Hockey U12A (A) Witham Hall Preparatory School, meet 1145, start 1430, return 1715 Boys’ Hockey U11A, U11B (H) Witham Hall Preparatory School, meet 1330, start 1400, finish 1530 Boys’ Hockey U9A, U9B (A) Stamford U9 Festival, meet 0830, start 1000, return 1400 Netball U15A, U15B (A) Uppingham School, start tbc Netball U13A, U13B (H) Gresham’s School, meet 1250, start 1330, finish 1445 Netball U12A, U12B, U12C (H) Gresham’s School, meet 1350, start 1420, finish 1530

SUNDAY

05

Rugby Sevens 1st VII, 1st VII Girls (A) Reigate Grammar 7s, meet 0700, start tbc, return 1600

21


March 2017 MONDAY

06

1320 Assembly: Middle School Led 1340 House Debate Round 1 (tbc) Governors’ Education Committee meeting (Leonard Room) 1800 2nd Form Parents’ Evening (Skelton Hall)

TUESDAY

07

1000 1320-1340 1400 1830

Governors’ Risk and Governance Committee meeting (Leonard Room) 3rd Form Options Assembly (Old Dining Hall) Chair’s Working Party & Nominations Committee meeting (Leonard Room) Wisbech and District Chamber of Commerce (Skelton Hall)

WEDNESDAY Boys’ Hockey U12A, U12B (A) Thomas Deacon Academy, meet 1350, start 1515, return 1730 Boys’ Hockey U13A, U13B (A) Gresham’s Preparatory School meet 1240, start 1445, return 1800 Boys’ Hockey U11A, B, C (A) Gresham’s Preparatory School meet 1240, start 1530, return 1800 Netball U11A, U11B, U9A (H) Laxton Junior School, meet 1415, start 1445, finish 1620

08

THURSDAY

09

3rd & 4th Form Meningitis ACWY & DTP Vaccinations (Girls & Boys) 1930 Music Department Lent Term Concert (Russell Hall) Boys’ Hockey U15A (H) Thomas Deacon Academy, meet 1530, start 1600, finish 1730 Boys’ Hockey U14A (A) Thomas Deacon Academy, meet 1345, start 1515, return 1730 Netball U9A (A) Laxton Junior School, meet 1245, start 1430, return 1815


WEEK 10 FRIDAY

10

0700 L6th Form Geography Field Trip to Shropshire departs (returns Sunday 12 March) 1320 Congo 1340 Music Recital: Ivan Garford Jazz Trio (Russell Hall) 1930 Wisbech Music Society Piano Recital (Russell Hall) Boys’ Hockey 1st XI (H) Long Sutton HC, meet 1800, start 1830, finish 2000

SATURDAY

11

Boys’ Hockey Greyhounds/U15A (A) Loughborough Endowed Schools, meet 0745, start 1100, return 1515 Boys’ Hockey U15B/14B (A) Loughborough Endowed Schools, meet 0745, start 1200, return 1515 Boys’ Hockey U14A (H) Loughborough Endowed Schools, meet 1115, start 1200, finish 1330 Boys’ Hockey U13A (H) Loughborough Endowed Schools, meet 0915, start 1000, finish 1145 Boys’ Hockey U13B, U12B (H) Loughborough Endowed Schools, meet 1015, start 1100, finish 1230 Boys’ Hockey U12A (A) Loughborough Endowed Schools, meet 0745, start 1000, return 1515 Netball 1st VII, Greyhounds, U15A, U15B, U14A, U14B (H) Oundle School, meet 1245, start 1330, finish 1630

SUNDAY

12

1100 Rugby Sevens 1st VII (H) Wisbech Grammar School 7s Rugby Sevens U13A (A) Berkhamsted 7s, meet 0630, start tbc, return 2030 1900 L6th Form Geography Field Trip returns

23


March 2017 MONDAY

13

1320 1340 1930

Assembly: Dr SJ Miller Wisbech Grammar School Young Musician Competition - 1st and 2nd Form (Russell Hall) The Wisbech Society (Room 77)

TUESDAY

14

0930-1130 ‘Explore the Senior School’ Open Morning 1340 Wisbech Grammar School Young Musician Competition - 3rd and 4th Form (Russell Hall) 1230 Rugby Sevens 1st , U16, U13, U11(A) Stonyhurst, return Wednesday 15 March Boys’ Hockey 1st XI (N) U18 County Festival (Provisional Date)

WEDNESDAY 1340

15

Wisbech Grammar School Young Musician Competition - 5th & 6th Form (Russell Hall)

Boys’ Hockey U12A (H) Gresham’s Preparatory School, meet 1400, start 1445, finish 1620 Boys’ Hockey U13B, U12B (H) Gresham’s Preparatory School, meet 1450, start 1530, finish 1650 Boys’ Hockey U11A, U11C, U9A (A) Gresham’s Preparatory School, meet 1245, start 1445, return 1800 Boys’ Hockey U9B (A) Gresham’s Preparatory School, meet 1245, start 1530, return 1800 Boys’ Hockey U9C (A) Gresham’s Preparatory School, meet 1245, start 1445, return 1800 Netball U11A (A) Laxton Junior School, meet 1230, start 1430, return 1930 Rugby 1st VII, U16A, U13A, U11A (A) 2000 Rugby Sevens, Stonyhurst 7s return 2030

THURSDAY

16

(All day) GCSE Art and Textiles Practical Examinations 1340 Wisbech Grammar School Young Musician Competition - Final (Russell Hall) 1800 3rd Form Options Parents’ Evening (Skelton Hall) 1630-2015 6th Form Physics Lecture (Cambridge University)

Boys’ Hockey 1st XI (N) U18 County Festival (Provisional Date)


WEEK 11 FRIDAY

17

(All day) GCSE Art and Textiles Practical Examinations 1320 Congo 1340 House Debate Finals

SATURDAY

18

0900-1230 Prep 5 Science Open Morning Boys’ Hockey 1st XI (H) Bedford Modern School, meet 1145, start 1230, finish 1415 Boys’ Hockey U14A (H) Bedford Modern School, meet 1300, start 1345, finish 1530 Boys’ Hockey U13A (A) Bedford Modern School, meet 1110, start 1300, return 1630 Boys’ Hockey U12A, U12B (A) Bedford Modern School, meet 1110, start 1400, return 1630 Netball 1st VII, Greyhounds (A) Stamford High School, meet 0815, start 1000, return 1330 Netball U15A, U15B, U14A (H) Stamford High School, meet 0915, start 1000, finish 1120 Netball U14B, U13A, U13B (H) Stamford High School, meet 1030, start 1100 finish 1220 Netball U12A, U12B, U12C (A) Stamford High School, meet 0815, start 1100, return 1330

SUNDAY

19

1100

Rugby Sevens 1st VII Girls (H) Wisbech Grammar School 7s

1400 Rugby Sevens U13 (A) Rosslyn Park 7s, depart 1400

25


March 2017

Grades & Achievement Profiles Week

MONDAY

20

1300-1500 Reception Assessment Afternoon 1320 Assembly: Lower 6th Led 1330

Rugby Sevens U16 (A) Rosslyn Park 7s depart

Rugby Sevens U13A (A) Rosslyn Park start tbc, return 2000

TUESDAY

21

(All day) GCSE Art and Textiles Practical Examinations 0830-1620 UKMT Team Maths Challenge, University of Cambridge (tbc) 1330 Rugby Sevens 1st Rosslyn Park 7s depart 1400 Full Board Governors’ Meeting (Leonard Room) Netball 1st VII, Greyhounds, 3rd VII (H) Senior House Matches, start 1440 2000 Rugby Sevens U16A (A) Rosslyn Park 7s return

WEDNESDAY (All day)

22

2000

GCSE Art and Textiles Practical Examinations Boys’ Hockey U11A, U11B (H) Stamford Junior School, meet 1420, start 1450, finish 1620 Boys’ Hockey U11C (H) Stamford Junior School, meet 1330, start 1400, finish 1530 Rugby Sevens 1st (A) Rosslyn Park 7s, return

THURSDAY

23

0900-1030 IGCSE Food and Nutrition Practical Exam Planning (Russell Hall) 0930-1830 A Level Theatre Studies Trip to RSC Stratford 1330

Rugby Sevens, Girls’ 1st Rosslyn Park 7s depart


WEEK 12 FRIDAY

24

(All day) Trinity College Music Examinations (Dwight Centre) 1320 Congo 1830-2130 French and Spanish Cultural Evening (Russell Hall) 2000 Rugby Sevens Girls’ 1st (A) Rosslyn Park 7s, return

SATURDAY

25

0730

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Silver Practice Expedition departs (returns Monday 27 March) 0930-1230 Prep 5 Open Science Day 1030-1200  Easter Egg Hunt Familiarisation Morning for September 2017 Reception - Prep 4 New Joiners 1900-2300 USA Rugby Tour Dinner (Skelton Hall)

Boys’ Hockey U13A, U12A (A) Stamford, meet 0850, start 1030, return 1430 Boys’ Hockey U13B, U12B (A) Stamford, meet 0850, start 1130, return 1430 Netball 1st VII (H) Old Grammarians, meet 1335, start 1400, finish 1530 Netball U15A, U15B, U14A, U14B (H) House matches, meet 0930, start 1000, finish 1200 Netball U13A, U13B, U13C, U12A, U12B U12C (H) House matches, meet 1140, start 1200, finish 1400 SUNDAY

26

0900 6th Form Psychology Conference, London departs (returns Monday 27 March)

27


March/April 2017 MONDAY

27

1320 Form Period 1330-1630  Year 5 Sports Challenge Afternoon followed by Sports tea 1330-1600 Magdalene House Production Technical Rehearsal (Russell Hall) 1800 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Silver Practice Expedition returns 2100 Psychology Conference (London) returns

TUESDAY

28

1320-1430 Enrichment Lecture: Dr Mike Hislop Bath University and and RFU Injury Surveillance Researcher (Old 1630-1720 Dining Hall) 1330-1600 Magdalene House Production Dress Rehearsal (Russell Hall)

WEDNESDAY Good Grades 1400-1530 Magdalene House Production Matinee Performance (Russell Hall) 1630 Staff Common Room meeting (Room 77, Dwight Centre) 1900-2030 Magdalene House Production Evening Performance (Russell Hall)

29

THURSDAY

30

1900-2030

IGCSE Food and Nutrition Practical Exam (Room 21) Magdalene House Production Evening Performance (Russell Hall)


WEEK 13 FRIDAY

31

1320 1425-1500 1500-1520 1520 1610

Form Period Period 6 Locker Clearance (bags to Form Rooms) Assembly: End of Term Assembly Term Ends

SATURDAY

01

SUNDAY

02

29


April 2017 MONDAY

03

(Morning) 2nd Form Chateau trip departs (returns 8 April)

TUESDAY

04

WEDNESDAY

05

THURSDAY

06


WEEK 14 FRIDAY

07

SATURDAY

08

(Morning) 2nd Form Chateau trip returns

SUNDAY

09

31


April 2017 MONDAY

10

TUESDAY

11

WEDNESDAY

12

THURSDAY

13


WEEK 15 FRIDAY

14

SATURDAY

15

SUNDAY

16

33


Activities and Clubs Wisbech Grammar School offers a wide range of Clubs and Activities both during and after the end of the School day. For full details of this term’s programme, please see the Co-curricular Booklet in the Information section of the website.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES Breakfast Club (Skelton Hall) Open daily 0745 – 0820 Computer Rooms (54 & 56) Open daily 1230 – 1310 and 1630 – 1730 Library Open daily 1230 – 1310 Art Rooms Open after School – See Art staff Homework Club (room 46) Open daily 1630 – 1730


Officials, Prefects and Captains School Officials 2016-2017 Heads of School: Isabelle Hall Benjamin York Deputy Heads of School: Mollie Allen Madelaine Booth Alexander Clabon Senior Prefects: Lucy Beelam Kimberley Calleja Thomas Clabon Richeldis France Kevin Gunasekara Miles MacLachlan Ben Martin Heather Newport Henry Oldershaw-Ellis

Form Prefects 2016-2017 1C Waleed Asif Tyler Goates Francesca Tibbett 1J Julian Harding James Hodgkinson Megan Tolliday 1S Charles Bailey Jack Hurst Lydia Plumb

Captains

Boys’ Hockey Captain: William Davis Netball Captain: Megan Tolliday Rugby Sevens Captain: Henry Thornton

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Term Dates 2017 Lent Term 2017 Begins: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Ends: Friday 31 March 2017

Half-term Holiday: Monday 13 February to

Friday 17 February 2017 inclusive

Trinity Term 2017 Begins: Monday 24 April 2017 Ends: Friday 7 July 2017

May Bank Holiday: Monday 1 May 2017

Half-term Holiday: Monday 29 May to

Friday 2 June 2017 inclusive

Michaelmas Term 2017 Begins: Wednesday 6 September 2017 Ends: Friday 15 December 2017

Half-term Holiday: Thursday 19 October to

Friday 27 October 2017 inclusive

Staff Inset Dates Tuesday 3 January 2017 Monday 4 September 2017 Tuesday 5 September 2017 Friday 5 January 2018


Governors and Staff Governing Body Chairman: Dr D Barter, MB, BS, MRCP, FRCPCH, DCH Vice Chairman: Mr C Goad, BSc, ACA Fellows appointed by the Master, Magdalene College, Cambridge: Prof J Raven, MA, PhD, MA, LittD, FSA FRHistS Rev N Widdows, MA, MEng, CA Mrs J Bodger, BEd Hons Mr R Calleja, MD, MSc(Urol), FRCS(Urol) Dr K Hart, MBChB, FRCPCH Mr S King, MSc The Venerable Hugh McCurdy, BA, Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech Mr I MacLachlan Dr C Mair, BSc, BVetMed, MRCVS Mrs E Morris, LLB Dr F M Sconce, MB, ChB, DFFP Dr Q Wong, MB.BS,  FRCGP,  DRCOG, Dip Palliative Medicine Clerk to the Governors – Mrs K L Massen (Headmaster’s PA) Any member of the Governing Body may be contacted by writing, c/o the School

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Teaching Staff Mr C N Staley, BA, MBA Headmaster Mr T I McConnell-Wood, BSc Senior Deputy Head, Business Studies/ Economics, Child Protection Officer Mr M L Forrest, MA Deputy Head Academic Mr P G Logan, BSc Deputy Head Operations, Maths *Mr M Arnold BEng Computer Science, Maths   Mr K R Bergh PE and Sport Mr T W Calow, BA Head of Middle School, German *Mr T D Chapman, MA Government & Politics, History Miss A M Clayton, BA English Mr C Cole, BSc Physics Miss D C Cook, BSc Biology, Lower School Science, Sport *Mrs S D Cooper, BA Textiles, Art and Design, Deputy Head of Lower School *Mr A Duncan GTP Performing Arts Mrs S Duncan BSc Technical Theatre Manager, Drama, Speech & Communication Skills *Mr S Emerson, BA History Mrs L Feaviour, BA Textiles, Art and Design *Mrs S C Fox, BA, MSc Lower School Science, Head of House *Mr R D Frost, BEd Design Technology Mr D S Garfoot, BSc Head of Outdoor Learning, PE & Sport, Geography, Head of House, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Co-ordinator, EVC *Mrs V Garment BA, MA Economics and Business, Whole School Digital Literacy Dr J Garner, BSc, PhD Chemistry *Miss J M Gomm, BSc Psychology, Sport Mrs S M Goodier, BSc PE & Sport, Head of House Mrs C D Harding, PGDip, AMBDA Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Mr P J Harrison, BA Art and Design *Mr G E Howes, BSc Mathematics *Dr A P Jarvis, MA, MEd, PhD English Mr M A Jarvis Hockey Coach, Design & Technology *Mr T P Jestin, MA Lower School Modern Foreign Languages, French, Spanish *Mr R D Killick, BSc Geography, Professional Tutor Miss J L Lasouska, BSc Biology *Mrs E A Lawrence, BA Leader of Religious Studies Mr A C Laybourne, MSc PE & Sport, Psychology, Deputy Head of Upper School / 6th Form Dr K J Mann, BA, PhD Head of Lower School, History *Dr S J Miller, BSc, PhD Biology, Senior Tutor, Higher Education Adviser *Mrs J M Missin, BA Upper School Music, Oxbridge *Mrs N P Neighbour, MA Upper School Modern Foreign Languages, French Mr G H Nunnerley, BSc Geography, Careers Advice, EVC *Mrs A S Ogston, BSc Mathematics, Deputy Head of Middle School, PSHCE, Child Protection Officer


*Dr G S Paine, BSc, PhD Chemistry Mrs J T Reavell, BEd PE & Sport Mr I Rodriguez, BA Spanish *Dr A J L Shillings, MSc, PhD Upper School Science, Physics Mrs M M Skinner German *Mrs A L Sloan, BSc, MA Food and Nutrition *Mr M P Stump, BA Art & Design, Child Protection Officer Miss K L Taylor, BA Geography, Deputy Director of Examinations, Deputy Head of Upper School/6th Form Mr C Thursby, BA, MA Mathematics, Director of Examinations Mrs K Timmis, BA, MEd English, Internal Exams Mr P W Timmis, BSc Head of Upper School/6th Form, Physics, French Mrs M Tooke, BSc Food and Nutrition *Mr P J A Webb, BA Director of Sport, History Mr J D Williams Sports Coach   *=Head of Department

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Information for pupils Responsibilities Yours, as pupils at Wisbech Grammar School With rights come responsibilities. As a pupil at Wisbech Grammar School you have the following responsibilities: With regards to your work: • • • • • • •

Try your hardest and never settle for less than your best Allow others to learn Show scholarship Take care, and have pride in, the presentation of your work Hand in fully completed work, on time Complete your homework diary Seek help from your teachers or form tutor if you encounter difficulties

In other areas of School life: • Demonstrate a full commitment to school life and its wider activities • Use your right to a voice effectively and in ways that will improve the School • Respect and support your peers • Take action if you see something that is unfair or might be viewed as bullying • Treat the School facilities sensibly You are not allowed to: • • • •

Express views that are intolerant, hurtful or disrespectful Disrupt the learning of others Undermine the values of the School Defy those in authority


Ours, as teachers at Wisbech Grammar School To fulfil our responsibilities we will aim to: • Educate you in the broadest sense, making learning stimulating and challenging • Help you to develop effective working practices making you an independent learner • Encourage you to think independently • Mark your work in a way which allows you to make progress • Give honest and helpful reports and feedback • Stop and deal with any bullying or unkindness • Listen to you and treat you fairly We will aim not to: • Accept work from you that is not your best or ‘good enough to get by’ • Let you get away with interfering with the work of others or preventing others from learning and reaching their potential

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Information for pupils Ground Rules for Wisbech Grammar School Pupils Your appearance: • • • • • • •

You must be smart, neat and tidy at all times Blazers/jackets must be worn at all times Girls’ skirts must be of a suitable length Hoodies and other non-uniform items must not be worn Hair must be neat, tidy and unobtrusive in style and colour All 6th Formers must wear the School badge on their jacket lapel Coats and scarves must not be worn in lessons

Your belongings: • • • •

Bags must be with you or in your locker or on the designated shelves Don’t leave belongings in your locker overnight All phones and other electronic devices should be used appropriately: they may be used discreetly during break and the lunch hour Don’t drop litter: use the bins provided

Arriving at and leaving School: • • • • • • • • •

You must be in school for registration at 0830 each day You must attend afternoon registration at 1315 If you miss registration you must sign in at Reception 6th Formers only may leave the School premises at lunchtime They must sign out and in again at Reception 6th Formers only may use the North Brink entrance The Hudson Centre is out of bounds After 1630 you must be in an after-school activity, the homework club or the IT room You are not allowed to leave the premises and then return later on to be collected or to catch the Late Bus

Punctuality: • Lateness is not acceptable. • You are expected to arrive punctually at all lessons/activities/other commitments.


Attendance: • • • • • •

All absences must be supported by a parental letter Permission for planned absences should be sought from the School You may not miss a lesson without permission Permission to play in Sports fixtures must be sought in advance You should not visit your locker between lessons 6th Formers must not book driving lessons during the School day. Driving tests should be arranged outside the School day whenever possible

Library: • The Library is for work, research and quiet reading. • You should not disrupt other pupils’ work or concentration.

Participation: We encourage you to participate fully and actively in extra-curricular activities and the School Forum. Commitment is a vital component in that participation. Being part of a team, group, club or other body of people means that the success of the whole venture depends on your continued consistent involvement: other people need you to be there in the same way that you need their presence. Consequently you have a responsibility to go to practices, rehearsals, meetings, etc, for any endeavour to which you make a commitment. This may sometimes mean that you have to make sacrifices. It is an honour to be selected to represent your school and we take for granted that you will take part in, for example, sports teams or musical groups. If there is a clash with outside activities, we expect you to honour your school commitment.

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Information for pupils Assembly/Form Time Monday Full School Assembly Tuesday Form Period/Section Assembly Wednesday House Meetings Thursday Form Period/Section Assembly Friday Congo The School is open from 0745 until 1735. Parents should note that, outside those hours, no responsibility can be accepted for pupils, parents or others on any part of the School’s property unless attending a specific activity, function or event, arranged and supervised by the Governors, Headmaster or staff of the School. If you are late into school you must register at Reception.

School Hours 0745 – 0830 Breakfast Club 0830 Registration 0835-0840 Movement 0840 Period 1 0930-0935 Movement 0935 Period 2 1025-1045 Break 1045 Period 3 1135-1140 Movement 1140 Period 4 1230-1315 Lunch 1315-1320 Registration 1320-1340 Assembly/Form Period 1340-1420 Period 5 – Activities 1420-1425 Movement 1425-1515 Period 6 1515-1520 Movement 1520-1610 Period 7 1610-1630 1620 1630-1730 1735

Break Buses depart for those leaving at this time Homework Club/Rehearsals/Activities Buses depart


Absences Parents are asked to phone into the School if you are absent due to illness: a letter must be sent on your return in order to explain your absence. In this way it is often easier to help with catching up with missed work. If it is likely that you will be absent for some time, please contact the form tutor concerned and arrangements can be made to help.

Leaving the Premises No pupils may leave the premises without parental or staff permission. If you are arriving/leaving during the course of the School day, you must sign in/out at reception. If you feel unwell at any point during the School day, you should go to reception. If it is decided that you need to go home, the receptionist will contact your parents/carer for you. You should not make this call. Only 6th Formers may leave the School premises at lunchtime; they should sign out at reception and back in on their return, which should be before afternoon registration. All pupils who pass their driving test and who will be driving to/from school must complete the relevant form, which can be found in the 6th Form information booklet and which can also be obtained from the Head of Upper School/6th Form. This form must be signed by parents and provides details about the vehicle and passengers who may be regularly transported by the pupil in question. All parents will be asked to sign a form at the start of the School year stating that they are happy for their son/daughter to travel with another pupil in their car, either to or from school or at lunchtime. Licensed premises (except supermarkets) are out of bounds during the School day. This includes off-licences and betting shops.

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Information for pupils Homework and Marking Homework will be set regularly in accordance with the Homework Timetables for the academic year. These are distributed to pupils and parents at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term. All pupils are given a homework diary in which to record homework. They will also be able to access their homework at home or in school by logging on to Firefly. When setting homework, teachers will make clear “What I am looking for”. Homework is set on the following basis: 1st and 2nd Form 3rd Form 4th and 5th Form 6th Form

2 subjects on 3 nights each week, with 3 subjects on the other nights. Art/Textiles, DT/FN, Computing and Music will each set one homework per fortnight. A pupil is expected to spend up to 20 minutes on each subject except those set fortnightly, where the expectation is 30 minutes. 3 subjects per night. A pupil is expected to spend up to 25 minutes on each subject (20 minutes for Modern Foreign Languages homework). 3 subjects per night, with 4 on one night. A pupil is expected to spend up to 30 minutes on each option subject homework and up to 40 minutes on each English and Maths homework. Sixth Form pupils should expect to spend approximately 4 hours per week on each subject in Private Study or at home. In addition to this, they are expected to spend time on wider reading and independent research.

Pupils are allowed to nominate up to two Period 5 slots (one for the 1st Form) each week where they may work on homework, rather than attending an extracurricular activity. If pupils have a problem with a homework, they should seek help from the teacher as soon as possible, ideally well before the work is due to be handed in. There is a range of tasks which can be set for homework, including ones that are internet-based. In addition, some homework tasks may be extended to cover more than one homework session. Pupils who fail to complete homework in a satisfactory way or by the deadline will initially be dealt with by the subject teacher with the support of the Head of Department. A pupil who fails to complete a homework by the deadline on more than one occasion will be given a departmental detention. If a pupil continues to miss homework deadlines, a detention will be set by the Head of Section. Persistent offences may result in a Saturday detention. Marking: Marking should show pupils how they have performed on a given piece of work or in a test and help them to make improvements. This will be done by considering “What went well” and “Even better if..”. Teachers at Wisbech Grammar School encourage pupils to reflect on their achievements.


Grade Cards/Achievement Profiles Aims and Explanations: The Grade Card allows pupils, parents and tutors to gain feedback about the learning that has been completed during an approximately 4-5 week period. It complements information supplied about each pupil through the assessment of work, in written reports and by discussion at parents’ evenings. The Grade Card is not an end in itself; it is a means to an end. It can provide an early warning when a pupil is underperforming or an endorsement when a pupil is doing particularly well. Regular grades enable issues to be readily identified and swiftly addressed. The Grade Card seeks to promote discussion between the pupil, teacher and tutor. The system aims to provide realistic and constructive appraisal of each pupil’s performance as the academic year progresses. It is a vital ingredient in supporting every learner to assimilate a thorough knowledge of each subject and to develop appropriate skills. In the 6th Form Achievement Profiles will show a “working at” A Level grade (A-E) along with the engagement grade and will be issued to pupils who will then take these home to discuss with parents. In some instances, a parental signature will be required to ensure that this has taken place. Attainment Descriptors: H* Your work is of an exceptionally high standard H Your work is of a high standard G Your work is of a good standard S Your work is of a satisfactory standard N Your work is of an unsatisfactory standard Engagement Descriptors: Grade 3: Your approach to study is good. You are prepared and organised for lessons and take full advantage of the opportunities. Homework shows good use of your resources and deadlines are promptly met. Grade 4: In addition to achieving Grade 3 you display an active interest in your learning, e.g. by taking the initiative in study, by reading around the subject, by completing tasks in addition to those set. Grade 2: Your approach to study is short of Grade 3 in the way described and you should act upon the advice given. Grade 1: Your approach to study is well below that of Grade 3 and you must seek to improve your engagement as advised. The same principles apply to Achievement Profiles in the 6th Form. Their attainment descriptors will be A-E, in line with AS/A Level grades. Support: Pupils may be put on daily report to support their progress. Similarly 6th Form pupils may have their Private Study lessons supervised. 47


Information for pupils Uniform The purpose of a school uniform is to ensure that all pupils are identified with the School and all appear neat and inconspicuous. School uniform is formal attire and, as such, it is inappropriate to wear it informally. The School has a high reputation; its smart, identifiable pupils are a large part of this. Uniform should be worn on your way to and from school, during the School day and on formal school occasions, as directed. If you really try, you can dress in a way that observes the letter but not the spirit of the uniform regulations. If, as a result of your efforts, you stand out from the rest, your dress will be judged unacceptable. All your clothing should be marked with your name.

Uniform for GIRLS in the 1st to 5th Forms inclusive: (* Starred items are only available from www.schoolblazer.com)

Blazer*

Navy blue with pocket badge

Skirt*

Navy blue, pleated. Girls in the 3rd, 4th and 5th Forms only may wear the narrower pleated skirt.

Blouse*

Polycotton fine blue and white stripe with a revere collar, long or short sleeved.

Shoes

Navy blue or black, low heeled. Platform soles, slingbacks and high heels are not suitable.

Socks

Navy blue, ankle or knee length.

Tights

Opaque navy blue

Jumper*

Navy V-neck with a School crest

Sleeveless Navy V-neck with a School crest Jumper* Coat

Navy blue outdoor coat or anorak. A waterproof coat is available from www.schoolblazer.com.

Scarf*

In School colours

Protective White laboratory coat for practical work in Biology, Chemistry and Clothing Physics. Please ensure that these are not of the nylon variety and have popper fastening for safety.

Cotton apron in broad navy and narrow white vertical stripes (Butcher’s apron) for use in Food and Nutrition. 4th, 5th and 6th Form F&N exam group pupils will require chef whites. These will be available from the Food and Nutrition department.


Uniform for BOYS in the 1st to 5th Forms inclusive: Blazer*

Navy blue with pocket badge

Trousers*

Charcoal Grey only. No turn ups.

Tie*

In School colours

Shirt

White, long or short sleeved.

Shoes

Black of standard pattern and capable of taking polish.

Socks

Plain dark grey, navy or black

Jumper*

Navy V-neck with a School crest

Sleeveless Navy V-neck with a School crest Jumper* Coat

Navy blue outdoor coat or anorak. A waterproof coat is available from www.schoolblazer.com.

Scarf*

In School colours

Protective White laboratory coat for practical work in Biology, Chemistry and Clothing Physics. Please ensure that these are not of the nylon variety and have popper fastening for safety.

Cotton apron in broad navy and narrow white vertical stripes (Butcher’s apron) for use in Food and Nutrition. 4th, 5th and 6th Form F&N exam group pupils will require chef whites. These will be available from the Food and Nutrition department.

Some General Uniform Rules • Boys’ shirts must be tucked in, their collars buttoned and their ties done up. Underwear should not be on display. • Girls’ skirts must be of an acceptable length. Midriffs should not be shown and underwear must not be on display. • Outdoor clothing should not be worn in lessons. • Hair should be of an acceptable length and of your own, natural colour. As a guideline, boys’ hair should be off their collar. • Boys should be clean shaven. • No facial or body piercings are permitted. Girls only may wear one discreet stud in each ear. Tattoos are not permitted. • Girls may wear discreet make-up. Nail varnish should be of a natural shade only. Bold colours are not appropriate or acceptable. • Decisions about the acceptability of uniform will be taken by the Head of Section with the Senior Deputy Head. The final arbiter of what is acceptable is the Headmaster.

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Information for pupils 6th Form Dress Code When you enter the 6th Form as young adults, you should understand the importance of acting as positive role models. You are expected to set an example to the rest of the School, whilst enjoying the privilege of expressing yourselves more independently. Ultimately, you enter the 6th Form to work and contribute to the wider School community; your dress should reflect this. The underlying principle is that you wear smart, professional, business attire which reflects the School uniform in colour and style. It will also allow you to choose clothing from a wide range of retail outlets rather than confining you to the School’s uniform supplier.

Dress Code for Female 6th Form Pupils Pupils will wear either a full-length trouser or skirt suit. The trousers/skirt and jacket should be made of the same material. The suit can be black, grey or navy blue. Patterns are permissible only if they are subtle and reflect the principle of smart professional dress (e.g. modest pin stripes). Skirts should be of a reasonable length. Short skirts are not permitted. Shirts / blouses should be formally cut. Polo necks are not permitted. The material should be opaque, plain or modestly patterned in pale colours (e.g. light blue or white). Low cut shirts / blouses should not be worn. Girls may choose to wear a dress suit instead of a skirt or trouser suit. The dress should have capped or short sleeves and a fairly high neckline. The suit should be of one colour only (black, grey, or navy blue), and the dress and jacket should be made of the same material. The dress should be knee, or just above the knee, length. Stretchy material or material containing lycra is not suitable. Long sleeve jumpers, cardigans and waistcoats (with a plain dark coloured back) may be worn with the suit. They must be black, grey or navy and have no pattern. Wearing a jumper, cardigan or waistcoat is no substitute for wearing a jacket. Black formal shoes should be worn. High heels are unsuitable for the requirements of the School day and should not be worn. Shoes should be polished. No boots are to be worn, nor open toed shoes, sling backs or canvas shoes. Black, navy or neutral coloured tights should be worn. Girls must wear the School badge on their jacket lapel so that they can be identified as members of the School community. Jewellery and make up, including nail varnish, must be subtle and consistent with professional dress. Facial and body piercings and tattoos are not allowed. Midriffs are not to be shown and underwear should not be on display. A dark coloured formal coat may be worn, but not indoors. It should not have ostentatious branding on it. Hoodies are not acceptable.


Dress Code for Male 6th Form Pupils Pupils will wear a matching suit. The suit can be black, dark grey or navy blue. Patterns are permissible only if they are subtle and reflect the principle of smart professional dress (e.g. modest pin stripe). School ties or 6th Form ties are to be worn at all times. Plain shirts in pale colours with a formal collar and sleeves are to be worn. They must be formal, tailored for professional dress and tucked in at all times. The top button should be fastened and hidden by the tie knot. Waistcoats (with a plain, dark coloured back), jumpers and sleeveless sweaters may accompany the suit. Wearing a waistcoat or sweater is no substitute for wearing a jacket. They must be black, grey or navy blue and have no pattern. Black, formal shoes, capable of taking polish, should be worn. Boots should not be worn. Male pupils should be clean shaven and should not wear any visible jewellery. Belts should be plain, regular width and with a modest buckle. They should serve the purpose of holding up your trousers rather than acting as a fashion statement. Facial and body piercings and tattoos are not permitted. A dark coloured formal coat may be worn, but not indoors. It should not have ostentatious branding on it. Hoodies are not acceptable. Some General 6th Form Dress Code Rules Casual clothing should not be worn. Remember the principle of smart, business attire. Hair should be of an acceptable length and of your own, natural colour. As a guideline, the hair of male pupils should be off the shirt collar. Some areas of the School will require that you wear protective clothing – laboratory coats, aprons or workshop coats may be required if you study certain subjects. Decisions about the suitability of your attire will be made by the Head of 6th Form with the Senior Deputy Head. The final arbiter of what is acceptable is the Headmaster.

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Information for pupils Around School Safety around the School gates/entrances In the interests of safety, parents are not allowed to park their cars in the School car park at the beginning and end of the School day. Parents are advised to park on Harecroft Road, Barton Road or in the car park on Chapel Road. On North Brink pupils should be dropped off only in designated parking bays. Pupils should take care when crossing Harecroft Road and use the pedestrian crossing. Likewise when crossing Chapel Road the pedestrian crossing should be used. The front door leading on to the North Brink may only be used by 6th Form pupils.

Pupils’ Personal Property You should always be careful when bringing expensive items into school. It is best to ensure that any such item is insured for use in School as well as for travel to and from school. The School cannot accept responsibility for loss of, or damage to, personal property. The mobile phone policy is clear. Pupils may bring a phone to school, but it must be switched off during lessons, unless otherwise directed, and should only be used in a discreet manner outside of lessons. Under no circumstances are phones to be used to film, record or take photographs. Cameras and other recording devices should only be used with a teacher’s permission. If in doubt, ask your teacher. Pupils are not allowed to sell goods of any kind, including sweets or tuck, to other pupils on School premises, on their journey to/from school, or on school trips. If you do, you may face disciplinary sanctions.

School Property Once you have finished with any school books/equipment/materials, please ensure they are returned to school. Please treat all property with respect.

Dangerous Items You must not bring to school any article that is dangerous or that could be regarded as a weapon. If you do, it will be confiscated and you will face serious disciplinary sanctions for bringing offending items to school.

Bicycles Do not ride your bicycle into or out of the School gates or anywhere on school premises. Push it, and padlock it in the rack. For your safety, you must wear a helmet whilst cycling. You must use lights when riding your bicycle in the dark.


Lockers Every pupil who wants one has a locker. Most lockers are under the canopy in the courtyard. In the case of outside lockers, pupils bring in their own padlock. Food should never be left overnight in your locker. All lockers must be left empty and clean at the end of each term. You should never store your belongings in another pupil’s locker. You should keep your locker locked at all times. The School reserves the right to open a pupil’s locker if it is deemed necessary. Wilful or malicious damage to lockers may result in a deduction being made from the Acceptance Deposit.

Bags You must keep your bag with you, or in your locker. PE kit can be stored on the shelving area near the PE changing area or in the History area. Cricket bags can also be put in the shelving area in the foyer of the Sports Hall. All belongings must be taken home at the end of each day.

Lost Property Items of Lost Property are passed to Reception. Please remember that it is much easier to get Lost Property back to its rightful owner if everything is clearly named.

Form Rooms Pupils in the 1st and 2nd Forms do not have access to their form room during break and lunch time except in wet weather. Pupils in the 3rd Form and above may stay in their form room at break and lunchtime if it is available. It is the responsibility of members of the form to ensure that their form room is kept clean and tidy at the end of break and lunch time. Pupils from different forms are allowed in other form rooms but only at the invitation of the members of that form.

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Information for pupils Responsibilities Informal ball games during break/lunchtime Games which involve potentially dangerous physical contact are not to be played. Playing with any large ball on the School fields is not allowed. Games of soccer, using tennis size balls, are permitted on the tennis courts and the adjacent grass during the Michaelmas and Lent terms. During the Trinity term, tennis will take precedence. All pupils are asked to consider the safety aspects of the games that they intend to play before they commence playing. In the event of a dispute as to the nature of the game, or the appropriateness of equipment being used to play the game, the decision of the duty member of staff or any other member of staff will be final. Any pupil who contravenes the above, or the spirit of the above, should expect to receive a School sanction as they are not acting in a way which is conducive to the safety of themselves and others.


Rewards and Sanctions The School is keen to acknowledge effort, engagement and good behaviour and to praise and celebrate pupils in their curricular and extra-curricular achievements. The opportunities include: • Pupil Memo Reward cards, issued by staff to celebrate a wide range of pupil achievements. These are passed to Form Tutors who can use them to re-inforce a sense of achievement • Reports on sports, trips and other activities given by pupils in whole school assemblies • An annual prize giving ceremony, which includes prizes for endeavour • Commendation Cards for good work or significant improvement or achievement in any area of School. These are administered by teachers and distributed by form tutors • Following Grade Cards, Good Grades are where the Headmaster and other Senior Staff see pupils who have achieved high scores or shown significant improvement in their academic work • Notable academic and extra-curricular achievements are celebrated by announcements in assembly and Colours, certificates and trophies are awarded in the presence of the whole School. Achievements are also recorded in Press releases, School Publications, Headmaster’s Newsletters, on the website and on display areas in School • Letters home from Heads of Section to recognise notable academic attainment, engagement or improvement • Governors’ Commendations are also awarded to pupils who have made significant contributions to school life or for outstanding achievements

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Information for pupils Sanctions You are given clear guidance on personal conduct. However, from time to time incidents may occur, as in any community. In cases of misbehaviour, both in School and when off site, or for inadequate work, the School will use a range of sanctions. Full guidance is given in the School’s Behaviour Policy available on the website. Crucial to our system of sanctions is the principle of proportionality. The sanctions include: • Departmental Detentions (eg, for poor effort in class or a failure to produce homework) • Suspension of Privileges (eg, for inappropriate behaviour) • Daily Report (eg, for persistent work/behaviour/organisational issues) • Heads of Section detentions (eg for repeated instances of the above) • Saturday Detentions (eg, for missing lessons, or persistent issues of punctuality, or work issues) • Internal Suspension (eg, for persistent bad behaviour or truancy) • Suspension (for serious breaches of the School’s Behaviour Policy) • Permanent exclusion (eg, for repeated serious breaches of the School’s Behaviour Policy)

Confiscation Staff have the right to confiscate inappropriate items. This may include when: • • • • •

an item is a danger to others, e.g. laser pen an item disrupts teaching and learning, e.g. an MP3 player/mobile phone an item is against School uniform rules/dress code, e.g. jewellery and non uniform items an item poses a health and safety threat, e.g. neck chain worn during P.E. an item which is illegal for a child to have, e.g. pornographic material

When an item is confiscated a record of the incident will be made by the member of staff involved and a copy kept on the pupil’s file. Items of obvious value will be labelled and stored in the School’s safe until they are returned to the pupil. In most cases confiscation is a sufficient sanction, and return of the item at the end of the lesson or school day is adequate time to reinforce the School rule. If the School chooses not to return an item at the end of the School day then parents will be informed. In some cases a responsible family adult may be asked to retrieve the item. Other items which the pupil should not have had in their possession, particularly of an unlawful or hazardous nature, may be given by the School to an external agency for disposal or further action as necessary. This will be followed by a letter to the parents confirming that this has taken place and the reasons for such action.


Concerns If you, as a pupil, have any concerns, you should feel that you could talk to any member of staff. It may be that that member of staff will need to pass the information on. They will not be able to promise confidentiality. Teachers at Wisbech Grammar School will be discreet, but the law gives them clear responsibilities as adults who care for young people. However, they will tell you what they need to do, why, and who will have access to the information. Mr McConnell-Wood, Senior Deputy Head, Mr Stump, Head of Art and Mrs Ogston, Deputy Head of Middle School, are the School’s Designated Safeguarding Officers. All personal information about you is regarded as private, and teachers will not pass it on indiscriminately (for example they will not chat about you in the staffroom). Teachers cannot offer you or your parents complete confidentiality. By law, teachers must pass on information about behaviour or events that are likely to cause harm to young people. Depending on your age and maturity, teachers do not have to pass on information about you to your parents, although they will usually encourage you to seek support from them. Who to talk to? The pastoral structure at Wisbech Grammar School encourages you or your parents to talk to your Form Tutor in the first instance. However, there may be occasions that you would prefer to talk to your Head of Section or their Deputy. It may also be that you feel more comfortable talking to another member of staff. Senior Prefects, Form Prefects (in the 1st Form) and Peer Mentors are also available to help pupils. As 6th Formers, they may be able to give advice or support. Peer mentors may be paired with individual pupils to offer support. All of these options are fine. Teachers balance many parts of their jobs and they will always aim to be discreet and caring. Wisbech Grammar School has a list of organisations, including private counsellors, and can recommend ways to access support or help outside of school. If you need the use of a quiet place for a confidential phone call, just approach a senior member of staff.

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Information for pupils Helplines and Websites Childline

08001111 www.childline.org.uk

Kidscape

08451 205204 www.kidscape.org.uk

NSPCC Helpline

0808 800 5000

0800 1111

Samaritans

116 123 www.samaritans.org

Relate

0300 100 1234 www.relate.org.uk

Drinkline Youth Helpline

0800 9178282

Alcoholics Anonymous

0800 917 7650 www.alcoholics-anonymous.org

BEAT (eating disorders)

0345 634 1414

Youthline

0845 6347650 www.b-eat.co.uk

Mind Information Line

0300 123 3393 www.mind.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation National Drugs Helpline

(to report a concern)

(to contact Childline) www.nspcc.org.uk

Not available www.mentalhealth.org.uk 0300 123 6600 www.talktofrank.com


Other sources of help: Cyber-bullying: if you are being bullied by computer or by phone, tell a teacher. You should look at the Anti-bullying Network website: www.antibullying.net/ cyberbullying1.htm. It provides a list of phone and internet providers and their contact details. You can also report abuse on social networking sites.

Further information: “Get Connected” is a free UK wide helpline that finds young people the best help whatever their problem. Those manning the helpline listen to your concerns, talk you through the options you have, and then make suggestions of services where you can get the best help. “Get Connected” has access to information on thousands of places that can help, both locally and nationally. “Get Connected” can then connect you free of charge to the service you have chosen, and can text important information to your mobile phone. Freephone 0808808 4994 or Text 80849 “B-eat” is a website with lots of information on dealing with eating disorders. “Mind” is the leading mental health charity in the UK. “Relate” deals with all types of relationship problems.

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After School Activities

5

13401420

6

14251515

7

15201610

Break time 1610-1630

Assembly/Form Period 1320-1340 Registration 1315-1320

3

10451135

4

11401230

Lunch time 1230-1315

1

08400930

2

09351025

Break time 1025-1045

Fri

Thurs

Weds

Tues

Mon

Registration 0830-0835


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