Next week is the last week of the Spring Term, but there is still lots going on before Easter. We are really looking forward to our Reward Assemblies and fundraising for Ukraine on Friday. Year 11s are continuing to work hard with revision and we have sent out the Easter revision sessions. If you have any questions about this, please email Mrs Emmett-Callaghan


Next week is Week 2

Events next week

Friday 8 April: Reward Assemblies

Friday 8 April: Last day before Easter and early finish (see below).

Monday 25 April: Return to school after Easter

w/b Monday 25 April: Year 7 Exams

Some subjects are offering Year 11 Intervention over Easter for selected students. A personalised timetable has been emailed home.


Letters sent this week

Year 11 – Good Luck Letters, Year 11 Easter Intervention Letter.

Our letters are available here:

The Headteacher’s Blog is available here:


Friday 8 April – Early Close 1pm

The last day of the Spring Term will be an early closure at 1pm. This will be a normal school day for the most part and students are expected to attend as usual. Lessons will take place during periods 1 – 3 with a virtual rewards assembly in Tutor bases during period 4. This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all of the successes of this term. Prizes and certificates will be given out during the assemblies. Students are invited to wear non-school uniform for the day and are encouraged to wear blue and yellow as the funds raised will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to support their continued efforts in helping the people of Ukraine (see below).

Your support in ensuring your child attends on this day is important as attendance at school is one of the biggest indicators of overall outcomes. The school canteen will be serving food at break time but not at lunch time. Students are reminded to purchase all their food at break time. The school bus will be on site for 1pm and will leave at 1.10pm.  The bus will follow its normal route to drop students off.

Students will return to school on 25 April 2022. This will be a Week 1 on the timetable.


Last week in tutor time, students in Years 7-10 were learning about the war in Ukraine and the history leading up to the conflict. On Friday 8 April students can wear non-uniform. We are raising donations for the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal who are working closely with families affected by the war in Ukraine.

We are encouraging students to wear blue and yellow in support of Ukraine and to donate to the cause. A suggested donation of £1 can be paid during the week or on Friday handed to either the tutor or paid online through ScoPay.


Year 11 Computer Science Revision – Easter

Computer Science is one of the first exams so it is crucial students use the Easter break to start their revision. Students have the following resources to help them with this:


Sports Update

A round-up from this week’s results…


Year 11 Boys 6-1

Year 10 Boys 0-1 The Gregg School

Junior Girls (Year 7/8) 6-1 Upper Shirley (Scarlett W x2, Sophie E x3, Lexie P)


Isaac McC (Year 7) competed at the Goodwood Duathlon last weekend and finished third in his age category. The event was a 1.6km run, followed by a 6km cycle and finished with a 600m run.


Next Week’s fixtures


Tuesday 5 April: HOME- Senior Girls (Year 9/10) vs Wildern in the Southampton Schools Cup Semi Final

Thursday 7 April: HOME- Junior Girls (Year 7/8) vs Weston (a win will see the team win their league)

Thursday 7 April: HOME- Year 7 Boys vs Weston (a win will see the team win their league)


Tuesday 5 April: HOME- Romsey


Words of the Fortnight

Students will focus on ‘Friendship’ in PSCHRE this week. Please use these words with your son/ daughter at home.

Alienation – The state, feeling or experience of being isolated or detached from the world or people around you.

Benevolent – To be well-meaning and kind.


The students who achieved the most reward points last week were:

Ethan H 7-3

Wiktoria B 8-8

Lucie C 9-3

Liliana F 10-3

Keira-Leigh K 11-2

If you have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing or would like to report a safeguarding issue, please email