KEY STAGE 4 NEWS – 20/7/18

Congratulations to all the Year 9 and 10 students who picked up some well deserved certificates this week. Pupils were recognized for their academic achievements as well 100% Attendance, No Incidents and Super Students.

During the assembly and form time the school’s standards of uniform for September were reinforced along with some pictures of what is and is not acceptable. It is hoped that the new academic year will start on a positive note with students helping their parents choose the correct items.

To access details of the presentation including pictures please follow this link: UNIFORM SEPT 2018

Finally I would like thank all the parents and carers for their continued support and wish everyone an enjoyable summer.

CM Bowers

 

SIXTH FORM DRESS CODE FROM SEPTEMBER 2018

CHESTERFIELD HIGH SCHOOL SIXTH FORM COLLEGE DRESS CODE

The students in Years 12 and 13 are role models for younger pupils and their standards of dress are an important part of the culture at Chesterfield High School. It is hoped that Sixth Form students will be proud of their professional appearance creating a positive image not just in school but also within the wider community. Furthermore this dress code will prepare the students for a potential future career where smart or formal attire is obligatory.

Students who choose not to adhere to the dress code outlined below will miss valuable lesson time.

 

Students:

ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO WEAR EITHER A BLACK, GREY OR NAVY SUIT

  • Full length trousers or knee length skirts to be fitted to the waist or tailored suit dresses
  • A shirt of any pastel colour with a black, grey or navy tie of a subtle pattern or a smart blouse with a collar of any subtle pastel colour – vest tops, t-shirts or tops revealing too much flesh are not permitted
  • Black, dark navy or flesh coloured tights with skirts – patterned or fashion tights are not permitted
  • Footwear should be formal and dark in colour with shoes no higher than 3 inches. Dark ankle boots can only be worn with trousers – no pumps, trainers, walking or knee length boots such as ‘UGG’ boots are permitted
  • Dark coats are to be worn to and from school but are not to permitted within the school building – no denim, ‘hoodies’ or jackets with large logos are permitted

Hair and Jewellery

  • Unconventional hair styles and extreme and unnatural hair colours are not acceptable. Hair styles are expected to be of a natural hair colour and hair length no shorter than a number 2. Any style that obscures the face is not permitted
  • No facial jewellery allowed
  • Strictly one pair of stud earrings
  • Ear lobe stretchers are not permitted
  • Tattoos must be covered
  • A discreet amount of make-up may be worn

Sixth Form Students are expected to exercise mature judgement in their choice of attire. The Headteacher has the final decision upon what is and is not suitable attire for the Sixth Form and students who arrive at school wearing items not permitted within the dress code will be asked to go home and change into suitable clothing.

KEY STAGE 4 NEWS – 4/7/18

YEAR 11 PROM 

Last Thursday Year 11 celebrated the end of their GCSE Examinations at Formby Hall. The evening was a huge success and it was lovely to meet parents and family members beforehand, as the students arrived in their formal attire, looking extremely grown up. They danced their way non-stop through the evening with the odd break on the balcony for some welcome fresh air. It came as no surprise to hear compliments from our own staff, the coach drivers and the team at Formby Hall including the DJ on how enjoyable the evening was, but more so just how polite the students all were.

Students are reminded that they are to come and collect their examination results from School on Thursday 23rd August 2018.

EXAMINATIONS

With the exception of LIBF  the Internal and External examinations for this academic year have been completed. The focus for both Years 9 and 10 is to ensure coursework is up to date in particular in Art, Business Studies, Dance, Food and Nutrition and PE.

SCHOOL NURSE

The school nurse, Jane Weeks, does a drop in every Tuesday lunchtime and if students would like to see her they should call to reception. She is based in the Meeting Room and pupils will be escorted to see her there.

SCHOOL GATEWAY

If you are not already registered on the school gateway please follow this link. The Gateway can give you valuable access to information about your child including their timetable and attendance.

CONTACT DETAILS

If any of your contact details have changed or you would like to add an email address, please contact the appropriate Student Support Manager. This will allow you to log on to the school gateway and access specific school information.

Key Stage 3 News

Year 7 Examinations

Year 7 examinations took place this week. I would like to congratulate all students on their exemplary behaviour throughout the week and when sitting examinations , particularly in such hot weather conditions. Invigilators commented on how superb the pupils had been. Well done to all!

Readathon

This week we are excited to have embarked upon our third annual Readathon, the national sponsored reading event for schools.

 Readathon encourages children to read for pleasure – an activity proven to increase children’s chances of success and personal happiness for the rest of their lives. Readathon motivates reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely. It works because children choose what they want to read – they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun. Parents/carers have been asked to support them, in particular by sponsoring them and so far there is a great buzz around school in Year 7 and 8 about this. The money raised helps the charity Read for Good to regularly give brand new books and storyteller visits to children’s hospitals across the UK. For more information, check out your child’s sponsorship card and visit www.readathon.org.

Sponsors can pay by cash (at the office), through School Gateway, or pay directly online by https://readathon.secure.force.com/sponsor/ and entering the school’s postcode: L23 9YB. Please do support your child’s reading efforts. Research tells us again and again that children who read for pleasure are more likely to have successful outcomes. Above all, we hope they have fun!

As well as encouraging pupils to read for fun, our school will get free books worth 20% of our sponsorship total as a reward for taking part– so there really is something in it for everyone.

Readathon will run until Friday 13th July and we are asking for monies to be paid by Monday 16th July.  We will update you with our total amount raised as soon as possible… we are hoping to beat last year’s immense total of £800… fingers crossed!

Year 7 Trip to Sandcastle, Blackpool

The end of year reward trip for Year 7 took place yesterday at the Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool. Staff said that the students were superb and appeared to have great fun. A well deserved day out for such an excellent Year 7 group.

P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader

 

 

KEY STAGE 4 NEWS – 22/6/18

YEAR 10 END OF TERM TRIP

The Alton Towers trip will be going ahead on Thursday 28th June. The coaches are booked to leave school at 8am so pupils need to ensure that they set off from home with ample time to prevent any delay. It is intended that pupils will return to school for 6.30pm, traffic permitting. Please can parents and carers ensure suitable arrangements have been made. Any pupil not going on the trip will be expected to attend school as normal; absences will only be authorized with a Doctor’s Note.

PROM COMMITTEE

The Year 11 Prom is also taking place at Formby Hall  on Thursday 28th June. Parents wishing to drop their child off must use the designated parking area due to the amount of vehicles we are expecting at this time. It is essential that the lay-by is kept free for the coaches. Parents are welcome to join us in the Mall, for photographs and light refreshments, prior to the coaches leaving for Formby Hall.

EXAMINATIONS

The Year 10 Internal Examinations are taking place next week. All seat numbers have been emailed to pupils directly. Year 10 Exam Letter April 2018

 

SCHOOL NURSE

The school nurse, Jane Weeks, does a drop in every Tuesday lunchtime and if students would like to see her they should call to reception. She is based in the Meeting Room and pupils will be escorted to see her there.

SCHOOL GATEWAY

If you are not already registered on the school gateway please follow this link. The Gateway can give you valuable access to information about your child including their timetable and attendance.

CONTACT DETAILS

If any of your contact details have changed or you would like to add an email address, please contact the appropriate Student Support Manager. This will allow you to log on to the school gateway and access specific school information.

Key Stage 3 News

Year 7 Examinations

A reminder that Year 7 examinations are starting on Monday 25th June. Students should be revising now and following revision guides provided by subject teachers. Any topics that students are finding difficult should be addressed with the subject teacher next week. Students will be attending an assembly next week when I will be discussing with them how to ensure that they are prepared for their examinations each day.

Year 7 and 8 Sports Trip to Barcelona

The draw for the Sports Trip to Barcelona was drawn in true FA Cup style at 3pm today. 55 students are allowed places on the trip but unfortunately far more applied. The successful students will be informed of their place on the trip on Monday by Mr Williams. Apologies to those who did not get a place but their names will be placed on  a reserve list in the event of additional places becoming available.

Year 7 and 8 End of Term Trip

Can I please remind parents and carers that slips and payment for the end of term trips are required back in school as soon as possible. Year 7 will be going to the Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool on Thursday 28th June and Year 8 to Alton Towers on Wednesday 18th July

School Uniform Sale

There will be a school uniform sale in the Sixth Form Centre at the back of school from 2.30pm – 5pm on Thursday 28th June. Parents and carers are welcome to come along and purchase uniform and PE kit from our two suppliers on the day.

Key Stage 3 News

Year 7 visit to Winmarleigh Hall

The Year 7 trip to PGL, Winmarleigh Hall took place  during the first weekend of half term. 31 students took part in the trip which involved many fun activities all to do with maths and team building. The activities that the students took part in included quad biking, Jacobs Ladder, raft building, problem solving, archery, giant swing, buggy build and robot wars. Mrs Stafford reports that students’ behaviour was exemplary and they were a credit to the school. Well done to all of those involved.

Year 7 trip to Houdain France 24th-27th May 2019

The Modern Foreign Language Department is proposing a trip to the Opal Coast next May for the current Year 7 students. The cost of the visit is £349 including full transport, full board accommodation and visits during the stay. Letters were sent to Year 7 students this week. If you wish your child to attend please return the reply slip to Miss Quinn.

Year 8 End of term reward trip to Alton Towers

Letters for the Year 8 reward trip to Alton Towers were distributed to students this week. The trip will take place on Wednesday 18th July and will require a contribution towards the cost of £28. If you wish your child to attend please return the reply slip to Miss Little in the Key Stage 3 office.

Ben Dreaves, Year 8 – attends an international Taekwondo competition

Ben Dreaves has recently attended a GB Taekwondo competition in Austria. He won his first and second round matches which put him through to the quarter finals against one of Germany’s National Team Players. However, he was unlucky and did not win the round. Nevertheless, this was one of the biggest competitions in Europe and Ben has done himself proud. It goes without saying  how very proud we are of him here at school.

 

Mrs P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader

KEY STAGE 4 NEWS – 8/6/18

CYCLING TO SCHOOL

Over the past two weeks there have been Assemblies and Form time activities specifically relating to safe travel to and from school. This is to prevent any of our youngsters being at risk during their journey whether on foot, the school bus or by bike. Please note that as of Monday 4th June 2018 students who travel to and from school by bicycle must have a ‘Bike Pass’. The Pass is an agreement between the students, their parents and the school that students will keep themselves and their bikes safe. The letter gives advice, guidance and legal regulations regarding travel by bicycle and form a ‘Code of Conduct’.

Letters addressed to Parents / Carers have been distributed directly to students and more are available from your child’s Student Support Manager. Please return the reply slip to the Student Support Manager as soon as possible so they can be issued with a pass prior to half term.

GCSE EXAMINATIONS

The focus of both Year 10 and 11 students during their GCSE examinations has continued. Please remember that all pupils are expected to attend all of their examinations and any absences are to be covered by a Doctor’s Note. If a Doctor’s Note is not obtained to cover an absence then parents are at risk of being charged the Examination Entry Fee. If there is a problem on the morning of any external GCSE Examination then please inform the school immediately using extension number 4.

SATURDAY SCHOOL & HALF TERM REVISION

Saturday School will be running as normal on 9th June; there will be History and Geography Revision Sessions plus Biology for 11h/Sc1 with Mr Weekes.

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD THROUGH THEIR GCSEs

The Powerpoint delivered by Mr Sexton on 12/4/18  is available here:

Support Your Child Through their Examinations

Chesterfield High School Exam Reminders 

YEAR 10 END OF TERM TRIP

Year 10 will be heading to Alton Towers for their annual school trip on Thursday 28th June. The letters went out this week and unlike previous years, the online payments option will be available for parents who wish to pay via this method. Alton Towers Year 10 Letter

PROM COMMITTEE

The Year 11 Prom is taking place at Formby Hall  on Thursday 28th June and this week the Prom Committee met with the Events Manager, Kerry Wilkinson, at Formby Hall to discuss the arrangements. In addition to deciding on the menu and room decorations, the committee has also begun the job of finalising the table plans. The committee consists of Jay-Chantelle Winsland, Michael Crichton, Jaime Hodgson, Olivia Sowman and Natalie Curran.

YEAR 11 GOLDEN TICKET

Congratulations to the seven students who have won a free ticket to the Prom. The winners are:

Lewis Yeates 11B (Maths App), Eve McMahon 11B (Maths App), Jamie Knott 11D (Maths App), Katy Miers 11B (Easter School), Mark Stokes 11X (Easter School) Melissa Davies (History App) and Sara Bradshaw (Geography App).

EXAMINATIONS

Letters informing parents and pupils of the next round of Internal Examinations have been emailed.  In addition to this Year 11 have received information regarding their revision timetable.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any queries about this information. Further copies of each letter can be found via the links below.

Year 10 Exam Letter April 2018

Year 11 Revision Timetable Letter April 2018 (updated 17/4/18)

LETTERS

Copies of recent communication are available below:

Year 10 Link to Letter Y10 Spring Letter GCSE EXAMS Feb 2018

Effective Coping with Exam Pressure Link to Leaflet

SCHOOL NURSE

The school nurse, Jane Weeks, does a drop in every Tuesday lunchtime and if students would like to see her they should call to reception. She is based in the Meeting Room and pupils will be escorted to see her there.

SCHOOL GATEWAY

If you are not already registered on the school gateway please follow this link. The Gateway can give you valuable access to information about your child including their timetable and attendance.

CONTACT DETAILS

If any of your contact details have changed or you would like to add an email address, please contact the appropriate Student Support Manager. This will allow you to log on to the school gateway and access specific school information.

KEY STAGE 4 NEWS – 15/6/18

CYCLING TO SCHOOL

Over the past two weeks there have been Assemblies and Form time activities specifically relating to safe travel to and from school. This is to prevent any of our youngsters being at risk during their journey whether on foot, the school bus or by bike. Please note that as of Monday 4th June 2018 students who travel to and from school by bicycle must have a ‘Bike Pass’. The Pass is an agreement between the students, their parents and the school that students will keep themselves and their bikes safe. The letter gives advice, guidance and legal regulations regarding travel by bicycle and form a ‘Code of Conduct’.

Letters addressed to Parents / Carers have been distributed directly to students and more are available from your child’s Student Support Manager. Please return the reply slip to the Student Support Manager as soon as possible so they can be issued with a pass prior to half term.

YEAR 10 END OF TERM TRIP

Year 10 will be heading to Alton Towers for their annual school trip on Thursday 28th June. The letters went out this week and unlike previous years, the online payments option will be available for parents who wish to pay via this method. Alton Towers Year 10 Letter

PROM COMMITTEE

The Year 11 Prom is taking place at Formby Hall  on Thursday 28th June and this week the Prom Committee met with the Events Manager, Kerry Wilkinson, at Formby Hall to discuss the arrangements. In addition to deciding on the menu and room decorations, the committee has also begun the job of finalising the table plans. The committee consists of Jay-Chantelle Winsland, Michael Crichton, Jaime Hodgson, Olivia Sowman and Natalie Curran.

YEAR 11 GOLDEN TICKET

Congratulations to the seven students who have won a free ticket to the Prom. The winners are:

Lewis Yeates 11B (Maths App), Eve McMahon 11B (Maths App), Jamie Knott 11D (Maths App), Katy Miers 11B (Easter School), Mark Stokes 11X (Easter School) Melissa Davies (History App) and Sara Bradshaw (Geography App).

EXAMINATIONS

Letters informing parents and pupils of the next round of Internal Examinations have been emailed.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any queries about this information. Further copies of the year 10 letter can be found via the links below.

Year 10 Exam Letter April 2018

LETTERS

Copies of recent communication are available below:

Year 10 Link to Letter Y10 Spring Letter GCSE EXAMS Feb 2018

Effective Coping with Exam Pressure Link to Leaflet

SCHOOL NURSE

The school nurse, Jane Weeks, does a drop in every Tuesday lunchtime and if students would like to see her they should call to reception. She is based in the Meeting Room and pupils will be escorted to see her there.

SCHOOL GATEWAY

If you are not already registered on the school gateway please follow this link. The Gateway can give you valuable access to information about your child including their timetable and attendance.

CONTACT DETAILS

If any of your contact details have changed or you would like to add an email address, please contact the appropriate Student Support Manager. This will allow you to log on to the school gateway and access specific school information.

Key Stage 3 News

Students cycling to school

Letters have gone home this week explaining that as from 4th June any student travelling to school on a bike must have a bike pass. Parents have been asked to sign the code of conduct for cycling to school and discuss this, stressing the importance of safety and not riding in groups. Any students reported for not following the code of conduct will not be allowed to cycle to school.

GDPR

All students have attended an assembly this week where the new data protection guidelines were explained. Parents and carers will have received a letter explaining this and a data protection information sheet for each student. Please ensure that this is returned immediately to school to enable us to update student information

End of term reward trips

Year 7 students have received details of the end of term reward trip to Blackpool Sandcastles on Thurs 28th June. Year 8 will be receiving details when we return to school. The Year 8 trip will take place on Wednesday 18th July to Alton Towers

P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader