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There will be a Media Studies revision session on Saturday 2nd June from 9.30am to 12. Please encourage your child to attend.


Bus route 372 on diversion all this week. See


Half Term Revision Timetable. Please use updated link below


Our Year 11 Half Term Revision Timetable has been published. Please see our website at


Congratulations to the students elected to our student council


Year 7s have a wonderful trip to Hampton Court


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Lead Practitioner/ Teacher of Maths required .Apply now


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Another brilliant Raising Self-Esteem session today. The groups resilience was tested through our ‘Power of Positivity’ session. Fantastic engagement and behaviour throughout. A joy to work with.


Congratulations to the students who received most reward points last week


Coffee Morning scheduled for 9th May has been postponed until 16th May (9.30am)


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We are pleased to announce a vacancy for a Latin/ Classics teacher for KS2-4 to join the new-growing classics department at Harris Chafford Hundred. For more information please click on either of the two links below.




Congratuations to Tommy Huggett, Year 11 who is now a member of the U16 GB Ice Hockey Squad. Tommy recently took part in an U16 Tournament in Swindon. Well done. We are very proud of his achievements and look forward to seeing him go from success to success in years to come


Mr Stananought was delighted to welcome Y 10 students to hot chocolate Friday last week. Students were invited in recognition of their hard work and contribution to school. Well done Chloe Lewis Brooke Morson Elaine Lee Peter Wilson Bo Matthews Rebekah Gulliver Tyra Douglas


Best of luck to all our Year 11 students taking their German Speaking Exam this week.


Parents' Evening for Years 8 & 9 on Thurs 10th May 4.30pm to 7.30. Details on website at…/announ…/39/announcement/…and are also via MCAS our parent portal. Letters and appointment sheets will be given to students during Learning Guide time on Monday.


30 of our Year 8 students are taking part in a Faraday Challenge Day today. This is the first round of a national competition and if successful students will move onto the national finals.

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Scholastic Reading Pro

Dear Parent or Carer,

Your child has completed a classroom-based reading test as part of Scholastic Reading Pro. The program is designed to develop successful readers by evaluating student's reading abilities and motivating them to read more at appropriately challenging levels.

In the test, students read a series of short passages from books and informational materials. After each passage, the student completes a fill-in-the-gap sentence. The test is taken on a computer and lasts about 20 minutes. Test results are reported using a readability measurement called the Lexile. Think of a Lexile measure as you would the reading from an outdoor thermometer. Just as you can use the temperature on a thermometer to decide what kind of coat to wear, a Lexile measure can be used to decide how difficult a book to read is compared to your reading ability. Students are retested termly.

When your child's reading level (Lexile) is in the range of the Lexile level of a book, your child can read that book with confidence and control. At this target rate of comprehension, material is challenging without being frustrating or boring. This encourages your child to read more, and reading more in the targeted range will increase his/her Lexile measure, furthering reading skills.

Your child will receive a personal list of recommended books that reflects his/her Lexile measure and reading interests. After reading a book, your child will take a comprehension quiz to see if he/she understood the text. We will keep track of your child's reading and how he/she performs on quizzes and Lexile tests throughout the year.

There will be plenty of classroom incentives to keep students working toward their reading goals, but we need your help too.  Please click on the link below to view the guide on how your child can log-on at home and take a quiz when they have completed reading a book. Your involvement is critical to your child's success.

Your child would has already received their username and password.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you for working with us in helping your child read more, to achieve more.


Kind regards,

Mrs N.Burt

Learning Resources Centre Officer/Librarian