Apologies - not all Year 10 students were able to be vaccinated today. All remaining students will be vaccinated on a catch up date - Friday 15th July 2016.
World Cancer Day
The College is supporting our local Cancer Research UK shop with their fundraising for World Cancer Day on 4th February by helping them with their Uckfield 20p Challenge and collecting as many 20p coins as we can.Please help us to support this very worthy charity and send in as many 20p coins as you can spare (even if it just one coin – if every student donated one we could add £340 to their total).We will be collecting the coins from students during PDT on Thursday 4th February, but you could also put them in an envelope marked Uckfield 20p Challenge and hand them in at either the Student Support Reception or Visitor Reception.We will ensure all money raised goes to the shop to boost their appeal.Thank you for your support.
The January issue of the Careers Newsletter is available now. Please click here.
ParentPay Improvements Coming Soon
You may need to update your browser before 11 Jan 2016
On the 12 January 2016 Microsoft will be removing support (including security updates) for some of their older browsers. The security of our users is of paramount importance to us. We are no longer able to support browsers containing known security flaws that may compromise our customers’ security and users’ data. Using the latest internet browser helps keep you safer online and allows you to benefit from the latest ParentPay features.
What do you need to do? A small proportion of parents currently use a browser that will no longer be supported by ParentPay.
Most parents will not need to take action, but before 11 January 2016, we strongly advise you check your browser version against our list of supported browsers. If required, please take action and update your browser. We recommend using the latest available, but as a minimum you’ll need to update to a version that is supported. Please check the guidance below.
What happens if you don’t update your browser? Failure to use a supported browser will mean that you will be unable to login to ParentPay.
What browsers will ParentPay support? The minimum supported browser versions will be:
· Chrome 35 or higher
· Firefox 30 or higher
· Internet Explorer 9 or higher
· Safari 6 or higher.
How do you update your browser? It’s usually easy to update your browser by visiting the website of your browser provider and downloading from there. Some browsers allow you to update from the browser menu.
The December issue of the Careers Newsletter is available now. Please click here.
We again have two spaces on the Battlefields trip scheduled for February 2016. Students should contact Mr Harvey / Reception if they wish to take these places.
As the evenings are getting darker our last Eco Club for 2015 will be on Thursday 26th November. We will be back in January 2016! Many thanks - the Eco Team.
Collection of A-level & GCSE Art and Photography work 2015
Students can collect their portfolios and exam pieces from Art1 on Tuesday 10th November 2015 3.30pm to 6pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further information.
This will take place on Tuesday 3rd November 7.30 pm in the UCTC Reading Room. All parents are welcome to attend. Poster
Lost property will be disposed of at the end of the day on Thursday 22nd October. If your child has lost something, please check lost property before then.
The ski trip booked up in record time this year, but two more spaces for 2016 have become available. If you are interested in joining this fantastic trip, or would like more information, please contact Mr Harvey or Mr George ASAP. Spaces are first come, first served.
Our upcoming events are: PTA meeting – Tuesday 6th October in the Reading room, UCTC 730pm; PTA Barn Dance - Friday 16th October UCTC Main Hall –7pm -10pm (View the Poster); Christmas Indulgence – Saturday 14th November 12pm - 4pm
New 431 Bus Service
Details of this new school bus service may be found here.
Together to Success - English Resources
Thank you to all who attended the Together to Success English event. The resources from the evening are now available here.
Eco club re-starts on Thursday 10th September for Years 8-13. Year 7 are welcome to join us from Thursday 1st October. Eco club is held on a Thursday after school until 5pm. Students MUST wear old, warm clothes and sensible footwear (trainers/walking boots/wellies). We look forward to seeing some new faces next Thursday. Any questions please find Mrs Isley in SG2 (Science) or Ms McCreadie in G5.
The Ski Trip has booked up in record time this year. There is a possibility that a few additional places can be added, so if you were not able to get your deposit sent in time please let us know (contact reception or email Mr Harvey); we will add you to the waiting list and get in touch if spaces become available.
INSET days September 2015 - July 2016 - please note date change
These are now confirmed as
Wednesday 2nd September 2015; Thursday 24th September 2015; Friday 27th November 2015; Friday 18th December 2015 and Friday 29th April 2016 (was 3rd May 2016)
Current year 8 vaccinations
Current Year 8 - 2nd stage HPV vaccination are confirmed for Monday 7th September.
India trip 2016
We have a couple of spaces still available for this trip. Any interested students currently in years 10, 11 or 12 please see Mrs May for a letter.
Ski trip 2016
We are now taking deposits for the Easter 2016 Ski Trip. Letters can be collected from reception, Mr Harvey or Mr George. Deposits can be made on ParentPay. It's a tight turnaround this year, so we need names by the end of term. Please can people contact Mr Harvey or Mr George if they have any queries or issues.
Letters are going out to all Year 8 students this week. The trip coincides with a number of centenary events (the Battle of the Somme in particular), offering students a unique chance to take part in the global commemoration of the Great War. The trip will run for two days and one night (Friday 12th to Saturday 13th February 2016), arriving back late on the second evening. This is a very popular trip, so please act fast if you wish to take part! Deposits can be paid directly on ParentPay, first come first served. Please see Mr Harvey / Miss Farrington for more details.
The 54 bus service will undergo changes from March 2nd this year. Please see the following link for more information: Bus Service Changes
Year 8 & 10 vaccination dates changed/confirmed
HPV vaccination Year 8 Girls only- new date 1st stage now on the 2nd March, 2nd stage to take place in September, date to be confirmed.
Meningitis C vaccination ALL Year 10 postponed - now to take place on the 13th July at the same time as the Booster vaccination.
Free School Meals
There are nearly 63,000 pupils in East Sussex, however only 8,500 children currently get free school meals. We think there are many more who could access these. Please see our Free School Meals Information.
Please note that the contact telephone number for reporting absences is 01825 764844 Extension 1210