Our Cross Country runners performed really well at the Sussex Schools Cross Country Championships on Wednesday, 18th January. Both Joss Pope and Jasper Baker qualified to represent Sussex at the Inter-county champs in a few weeks time. We wish them the very best of luck.
The year 10 football team had been training hard every Wednesday before the Christmas break and were thus eager to play their first game of 2017. The 2nd round of the Sussex shield saw us drawn against Midhurst Rother Academy who had a strong squad which included two Sussex County players, so we knew we had our work cutout for this fixture.
We know that teachers who have been inspired by high quality teacher training will inspire our students with their knowledge and allow them to flourish. Great teaching transforms lives and makes futures brighter. If you would like to be part of that we would love to hear from you.
Audiences were highly impressed last week by the school production of Oliver! produced by the Music, Drama and Dance departments. The show, described by Deputy Head Andrew Wright as a 'total and complete triumph. Breath-takingly good stuff.' wowed audiences with the energy and commitment of the 60+ students performing and the professional standard of the live orchestra. Audience members said the show was 'amazing' 'brilliant' and 'superb' with many saying they would happily pay to see it again!
Building on our recent development of Parent/Carer Weekly Bulletins, we would like to confirm our intention to migrate academic profiles for students in Year 7 - 13 to electronic editions only. These will be available via the Parent Portal.
Just a reminder of some advice to all parents/carers and students about being safe coming to and from school in the darker, winter months. Wear something bright, and always have working lights/reflectors on your bike when cycling. More information here.
Bus service alteration
Slight changes of timings for the 31 Bus Service from 14th November 2016. We have been advised that timings on 31 bus service between Haywards Heath and Uckfield Bus Station will be very little changed although you may wish to note that the 15:45 from Uckfield Bus Station to Maresfield, Newick, North Chailey and Haywards Heath is revised to depart from the Bus Station at 15:50pm.
Mock examinations date change
Please note that the December Year 11 GCSE mock exams will now be being held between the 14th and 20th December inclusive (moved from 12th to 16th December inclusive).
Upcoming PTA dates
Next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th September 2016, 7.30 pm in the Reading Room PTA AGM will be on Tuesday 1st November 2016, 7.30pm in the Reading Room
Austria Ski Trip 2017
Friday 31st March 2017, returning on Saturday 8th April.
There are still some places available for next year's ski trip. No experience required! This is an amazing trip where you will get to have great fun on and off the slopes. There's skiing, sledging, racing, bowling, swimming, sliding, quizzing, eating, shopping, relaxing, laughing (lots) and snowballs (lots and lots). All in a safe, fun environment. Get your deposits in via ParentPay ASAP if you would like to take part. Any questions, please see the letter attached to the previous notice or email Mr Harvey.
Battlefields Trip 2017
The Battlefields 2017 trip is now on Parent Pay. Open to all current year 8 students. Dates are 10th - 11th February, 2017. Once again, first come, first served. Information Letter
ParentPay information update
Important: To pay for school meals, parents need to click ‘Pay for items’, then 'View details and pay' after topping-up My Account. For more information, please click here.
Bus timetable change
School Transport - UCTC4 Buxted and Hadlow Down. Changes of pick times from Monday 18th April 2016 please see timetable here