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Mr Wilding's words Autumn week 3
Mr Wilding's words Autumn week 3
Well, after a full second week of ‘full-on’ school, it is pretty obvious that the world of education, pastoral care and welfare is back to its usual full-on, flat out stage. As with our Year 8 evening last week, it was indeed wonderful...
Monday 27 SeptemberYear 11 Mock Examinations Week9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 05 OctoberKS3/4 Resilience & other support talks to include Andre Hampton6:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday 08 OctoberWhole School Open Morning9:30am - 11:30am
From the Office

PTA Firework and Halloween Spectacular - Saturday 9 October
Tickets can be purchased in advance via the Payment Portal at the discounted cost of £25 per family (2 adults, 2 children), or £9/adult and £5/child, and includes a burger or hotdog. Once purchased, wristbands will be available for you to collect on the night at the gate. (NB. You can buy full priced tickets on the night, but food will not be guaranteed).
Further information can be found in this poster, but please do book your tickets ASAP so we can confirm numbers for catering.
We look forward to seeing you on the night to enjoy the Year 10/11 stalls, bar, live music and silent fireworks!

Volunteers required @ Fireworks please!
Please contact Tina Webster via if you are able to help at the fireworks for any period of time, thank you. It’s a great way to meet other parents especially if you are new to the school.


Reporting your son’s absence from school

Please report any absence to school by 9.30am, either by emailing or calling the school office on 01628 327600. We do need you to be in touch every day of an absence to keep us informed and updated on your son’s situation. Thank you for your help.

School Photographs - Years 8, 10 and 11
Boys in years 8, 10 and 11 should have brought home the Tempest Order Form for their individual school photos on Monday 20 September. All orders and payment can be made online directly with Tempest, and for free delivery via school, orders need to be placed within 10 days. After 1 October, a £5 P&P home delivery cost will apply.

Year 9 Photographs 
Unfortunately we were not able to complete photographs of all year groups on the day, so we will be rearranging another date for the Year 9 school photographs shortly. We will be in touch to advise you accordingly. 

Lateral Flow Tests
Please remember to ensure your son is Lateral Flow Testing twice a week. Whilst you are able to source kits yourself, we will be sending all boys home with a pack of seven tests today. You do not need to report results to school, just to the GOV.UK website

Nasal Flu Spray 13 October - Consent
Please find the letter from the Berkshire Health Immunisations team regarding the Nasal Flu Spray for Years 7 - 11 scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13 October. Please complete this electronic consent form as soon as possible, to either provide consent or opt-out, using the school code BK110153B. This must be completed by 12pm Tuesday 12 October at the latest. Please do not complete more than one consent form. %u200BIf you have any questions please contact the NHS Berkshire Healthcare Immuni%u200Bsation Team directly on 0300 365 0077.

Jeans for Genes 
Thank you for your support in raising £354.35 for this worthwhile charity.

Senior Boys Library
The school library is now open before school from 8.30am, after school until 4.30pm, at lunchtime and all breaktimes. Please remind your son that he is welcome there at any of these times to read or look for a book, and our new Librarian would love to meet him.

Curriculum Booklets and Homework Timetables
Year 7 Curriculum Booklet - Year 7 Homework Timetable
Year 8 Curriculum Booklet - Year 8 Homework timetable
Year 9 Curriculum Booklet - Year 9 Homework Timetable
Year 10 Curriculum Booklet - Year 10 Homework Timetable
Year 11 Curriculum Booklet - Year 11 Homework Timetable


B9 Parents Evening

Many thanks to those who came to speak to the teachers on Wednesday night, please find the slides from the short presentation at the beginning of the evening.


Mock Examinations Week - 27 September to 1 October

Please find the B11 mock examinations timetable for next week.


Sports Fixtures

All fixtures against Dr Challoner’s tomorrow, Saturday 25 September, are postponed due to ‘rock solid’ pitches, and as a result there will be no school rugby taking place this Saturday morning. 

Fixtures for next week are shown below, but please note venues and start times might change depending on the weather, as some grass pitch matches may be moved to 3G pitches if possible:

Wednesday 29 September
1st XV v Reading School  (Away) 2.30pm
U16s v Halliford  (Home) (venue tbc) 2.30pm
U15A v Rickmansworth  (Home) (venue tbc) 2.30pm (1st Round of the National Vase)
Saturday 2 October v Gordon's
U12A & U12B at Maidenhead Rugby Club  
U14A & U14B at Phoenix Rugby Club
U13A & U15A at Gordon's
All 10am starts

Historians of the Week
Year 7 - Euan S
Year 8 - Henry A
Year 10 - Edwin G and Theo B

Linguists of the week 
In German for a great start to the year:
KS3: Tayte F, Daniel P, Evin S
KS4: Tom C, Jack N
And all the Year 11’s who took part in the European Day of Languages video.
Mathematicians of the Week
Year 7 - David B and Sebastian C
Year 8 - Liam B-M, Caspar B, Tom P
Year 9 - Leo K
Year 10 - Arty H, Joe A
Scientists of the Week
Theo A (Year 7) for excellent work and enthusiasm to try extension tasks.
Archie L (Year 9) for a great ‘can do’ approach to his work and lessons.
Theo B (Year 10) for his excellent practical skills.
Oliver L, Jamie S and Dan G (Year 11) for displaying excellent knowledge and application during the Quizlet competition in preparation for their mocks.
Mrs Roger's words Autumn week 3Mrs Roger's words Autumn week 3

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An eyewitness account written by Captain O'Clee - Contingent Commander
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Planning for the futurePlanning for the future

Did you know our Academic Principal and Head of Senior Boys, James Wilding, writes a blog?  This week he has highlighted his vision for new cricket pitches at our Junior Boys Site. My long experience as a teacher of 46 years standing i
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