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It is no surprise that the week leading to half term has been a busy one.

On Wednesday, Year Leaders welcomed a number of students to a celebration brunch.
These brunches are held to celebrate those students with the very highest attendance levels as well as exemplary behaviour and work records. We are constantly looking for new ways to publicly celebrate the many and varied achievements of our students. But these events are scheduled by Heads of Year to heighten awareness of the very clear links between personal organisation, attendance and academic success.

For Years 11, 12 and 13, another round of mock exams start on Friday 23 February. This will be the last dry run, the final blank firing exercise before D-Day, where any mistakes can be learnt from without mortal impact. As such, I hope students see the mock exams as incredibly useful learning opportunities, albeit they will undoubtedly find them hard-work! A reminder that there are music, maths (Monday) and English (Thursday) revision sessions on in the half-term break for Year 11. Parents and students should double-check the session(s) at which they are required; and school communications about arrangements. In general, students are advised over half term to decide when to revise and when to rest and exercise. Parents can help (particularly Year 11) students with revision by testing them on what they have learnt; and allowing all manner of quotes/formulae/dates and other key facts to be stuck around bedrooms or on the fridge door!

Finally, the ‘flu’ season seems to have passed, however, the mantra now being uttered by our attendance officer is ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’. As a scientist I find the various flu viruses incredibly interesting beasts, however, I will be taking her advice on board as have no desire to get to know the Australian, Bird, Swine or Seasonal versions first-hand. I hope that those travelling to Munich do not bring an unknown European flu back with them after their visit next week! We look forward to welcoming all our students back on the 19 February. 

Ben Sillince, Acting Headteacher


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2018 Exam Timetable

The timetable for the exams taking place this summer is now available here

OFQUALs decision on GCSE Computer Science

Please find the link to the decision made by OFQUAL regarding GCSE Computer Science Non-Examined Assessment.

Any queries please contact Mrs Sherman.

Guided Choices Evening

On Thursday 7 December, our Year 9 students will start the process of choosing their GCSE subjects. 

The Guides Choices booklet to help them make their choices is available here

Revision Guides

We have compiled lists of suggested revision guides for each subject. 

Click here for Year 10.

Click here for Year 11.

Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

Pupil Premium is additional funding for every child who is eligible for free school meals throughout their time at school. Information about Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium can be found here. Please also refer to the guide for parents.

Free school meals applications for Bristol Free School should be made online here.

Further Pupil Premium information for Bristol Free School can be found here.

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Open Evening

The PowerPoint from the Open Evening on 27 September can be found here


The GCSE Pod website can be found here.


Our prospectus for 2017/18 is available to read online here.