28 Nov

  • By lucywilliams

Head teacher Update 25/11/16

Estyn Update

Thank you to all parents for completing the surveys online, just a reminder that the Parent meeting with Estyn is next Monday 05/12/16 at 2.30pm in the village hall.

Glyn Davies MP

Glyn Davies our local MP visited the school as part of the Year 9 Citizenship project about life in Modern Britain.  A report from the students is below:

Glyn Davies visit on Newtown Campus…


Mr Davies came in to help us with our Citizenship project on Life in Modern Britain. We were all in the video, except Mrs Hockley who was hiding behind the camera (stage fright). We discussed various points such as Migration, how he became an MP, etc. He had a cappuccino. He shared his views that migrants are crucial to the life we live in… Britain. We filmed him as he discussed his views with us. This has helped us to understand current issues. He told us of his most heated debates such as people helping people with not much life left to commit suicide. He strongly disagrees with this. We appreciated his time and advice.


Joel, Georgianna, Arran, Cassia and Bevis

Good Food Show

Students in Year 12 and 13 visited the Good Food Show on Friday at the NEC.  Students watched cookery demonstrations and tasted culinary delights on offer at the stalls.  Some students have picked cooking as part of their EPQ projects so hopefully the food prepared should be Michelin star standard.

Imperial War Museum

A reminder to parents that Year 10,11,12 and 13 will be visiting the Imperial War Museum in London on Wednesday 30/11/16.  An email with details of the visit has been sent, if you have any further questions please ask Mrs Lambie.  Please can you ensure that students do not bring mobile phones on the visit.

Hot Lunches Wednesday

Due to the trip on Wednesday, hot lunches have been moved to Thursday just for this week.

Mobile Phones

We have had a few incidents of students bringing mobile phones into school, please note that students are not allowed mobile phones in school.


A new range of school bags have arrived at school, if you would like to purchase one please contact Kerry Wallach.  Also please can you ensure that students have school hats for external visits.

Parent Teacher Meeting

The Parent/Teacher meeting to discuss your son/daughters report will be held on Friday 16/12/16, apologies for the delay in this date, but the school was waiting on data from Focus Head Office.  This will be for all students Year 3 – 13.

The timings of the day will be as follows 8am – 1.30pm parent teacher meetings – more details to follow on how this will be organised.  The school will be closed for all students on the day, however if they wish to attend to be present at the meeting then they will be expected to be in school uniform.

Dates for your Diary:

Imperial War Museum                   30/11/16                              Year 10 to 13

Coffee Morning                                02/12/16                              9.30am – 11am Village Hall Year 11 Army of Angels charity

Estyn Meeting                                  05/12/16                             2.30pm Village Hall

Parent Teacher Meeting               16/12/16                              8.30am -1.30pm Main School

Christmas Holiday                           17/12/16 – 02/01/17

Teacher Training Day                      03/01/17                              Inset Day

Teacher Training Day                      10/01/17                              National Focus Inset on SDL