Weekly Parents News 19/06/2015


Monday 22nd June: Growth Minds Sets  6.30 – 7.30 pm
Thursday 25th June: Year 11 Leavers Assembly
Thursday 25th June: Non uniform day
Friday 26th June:Year 11 Prom
Friday 10th July: Dance Show
Monday 13th July: Sports Day
Wednesday 15th July: Summer Awards Evening
Friday 17th July: 6th Form Ball
Monday 20th July: Alternative Curriculum Day Years 7 – 10
Tuesday 21st July: Last day of the school year for students, early finish 12:10
Wednesday 22nd July: Teacher Training Day 5
For full lists of dates please see the calendar page


Please could we remind parents to collect and drop off students from our Coningsby entrance.  We also ask you to please be mindful of our neighbours.  Unfortunately we have had a few isolated issues with people parking inconsiderately in the surrounding area; more specifically we would ask you to refrain from using the Bracknell Open Learning Centre car park.  We apologise for the temporary inconvenience that our new building work is causing, but look forward to the additional benefits to the school that it will bring.

Growth Minds Set 22/06/2015

We would like to invite you to a Growth Minds Set information session on Monday 22nd June from 6.30-7.30pm led by our newly appointed Assistant Headteacher Lisa Baveystock.

The session will give an overview of and an opportunity to discuss the work of:
Carol Dweck, psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, the power of the growth mindset
Matthew Sayed, writer and world table tennis champion (after many hours of practice)
Dr Karl Morris, golf coach who explores the power of beliefs and how they can affect you
It will also be very much based on Lisa’s own experience in teaching and our desire as a school to make a difference to the lives of our students. There are many benefits of attending the session all of them focused around giving you further ideas on how to encourage and help your child succeed whilst gaining an understanding of the power of the Growth Mindsets philosophy.

Non Uniform Day 25/06/2015

Cancer Research UK

Please note non uniform day is Thursday 25 June 2015. Students can donate £1 to wear non uniform and money will be collected by tutor. The donations will split equally between Cancer Research UK and the PTA to go towards improving outdoor spaces.

Parents’ Drop in Session 25/06/2015

On Thursday 25th June 2015, between 4.00pm and 5.00pm, there will be a drop-in session available for parents of Year 7-10 students. During this session staff will be available to answer questions regarding the Show My Homework website and app, and the parent portal website Insight. If you would like to pop by to see us please come in to school via the Coningsby gate and walk across the courtyard to the LRC.

PE News

A group of students took part in a Sky Sports Living for Sport project all day on Thursday 18 June. They worked with Naomi Riches MBE a Gold medallist Paralympic rower on their leadership skills!

Well done to the Year 7 Athletics team who came 3rd (Boys) and 6th (Girls)  at Sandhurst school.

Well done to the Year 8 Girls Rounders team who beat E.P.

Well done to the Year 10 Rounders team narrowly losing to Sandhurst.


Relay for Life Ascot

Team Cooper’s Troopers, a team captained by Year 13 student Martin Cooper and made up of fellow Sixth Form students, as well as family and friends, are taking part in Ascot Relay for Life for the second year running.   Last year they helped to raise over £114,000 for Cancer Research UK, a charity very close to all their hearts.

This year the Ascot Relay for Life will be at the Silver Ring Ascot Racecourse on 18 and 19 July 2015. Any donations to our team would be greatly appreciated. You can support them in person or online via:
For more information about Relay for Life please visit http://www.relayforlifeascot.co.uk/ A big thank you from Cooper’s Troopers, together we will beat cancer!

Ascot Relay for life