Everyone at Uckfield Community Technology College was delighted to receive a letter from David Laws, Minister of State, this week on it being one of the Top 100 Most Improved Schools in the country. David Laws wrote:
Three of our Year 11 Students, Harry Elphick, Katrina Izon and Jack Hunter are taking part in the Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society concert on Saturday 15th March. The youngsters will be reading some of Shakespear's most romantic sonnets. Do come along and support them and enjoy an evening of delightful choral singing into the bargain
Georgia Allison of year 8 has been chosen for the William Avery-Wright Scholarship at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club. She will receive Monthly Golf Lessons from the CBGC Professional, Full Complimentary Junior Membership and Supplementary Academy Lessons. Well done for winning this Georgia and best of luck with your progress in the sport.
Come to our exciting new Creative Arts Variety Show on 27th Feb. The show contains numbers from the Drama, Music and Dance departments, performance poetry from the English department and a Science club, D & T, Textiles and Art display before the show and during the interval. The PTA are providing refreshments and over 100 students are involved. Tickets (available from Reception): Adults £5; under 18's £3; Family of 4 £14; Family of 5 £16
Family, friends and everyone else who is interested can follow the staff and students as they witness the fascinations of India during their upcoming trip. The group leaves today for a truly memorable experience and the UCTC India Blog is underway at http://uctcindia2014.blogspot.co.uk/.
This will take place on TUESDAY 6TH MAY (not Thursday as appeared on some notifications). Other important dates for year 10 may be found here: Key Year 10 Dates
Meningitis C Vaccinations
A reminder that the meningitis C vaccinations will take place on Monday 24th March 2014. Please see the letter here for more information.
Re: HPV Vaccination (human papillomavirus vaccination) YEAR 8 Girls
A reminder that a team of nurses will be visiting the school to administer the vaccine which is given in 3 parts and will take place on the following dates at the college:-
Monday 27th January 2014
Tuesday 25th February 2014
Tuesday 15th July 2014.
If you have not yet returned the consent form stating whether or not you wish your daughter to receive the vaccination please return it to reception by the end of this week. If you have misplaced the original form which was sent to you by post please contact reception staff who will ensure that your daughter receives another one. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION
We have a vast amount of unclaimed uniform and sports kit in our lost property. Unfortunately all the items are without a name label. We are unable to store this volume of clothing and as a consequence will dispose of these items on Friday 29th November. If your child has lost any items of uniform or PE kit, please ask them to check lost property prior to the end of the day on Thursday 28th November. Thank you for your assistance in this matter
Students in Years 8 and 9 have been issued with raffle tickets. Please can stubs and monies, or unsold tickets be returned this week. The raffle is usually a very good fundraiser for the PTA. In the past this has funded new equipment in P.E., the new Pole Barn in the Garden, Eco club, the piano refurbishment and a whole range of extra curricular opportunities that would not otherwise be possible.
Are you missing out?
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.
Contact Number for Absences
Please note that the contact telephone number for reporting absences is 01825 764844 Extension 1210
Short sleeve shirts and blouses are now available from Sussex Uniforms
Changes to January A Levels
Last November Ofqual announced that from September (2013) students in England will no longer be able to sit A-level exams in January. Students who start their courses from September 2013 will only be able to sit AS and A-level exams in the summer. For more information please see Changes to Sitting Dates for A Levels
Warning of fraudulent demands
for payment to parents
Education authorities been alerted that a parent at an Essex school received a phone call purporting to be from the Education Welfare Service stating that their child had not attended school that day and as a result they had to pay a fine of £340. The parent was asked to provide her credit/debit card details so that a payment could be made over the phone.
The Education Welfare Service never phone parents demanding payment immediately over the phone. Any such demands for payments should be ignored and reported immediately.
Sussex Uniforms - new shop and
Sussex Uniforms are opening a new shop in Haywards Heath. For more information see Sussex Uniforms News
Invitation to all parents
Dear Parents and Carers. I hold a Parents surgery on the first Monday of every month from 5pm to 7pm. No appointments necessary. Please feel free to pop in to my office, it is close to Reception. The purpose of it is to give you an opportunity to discuss wider school developments on a one to one basis and to have your views heard on how we can make our College even better.
These Surgeries are in addition to our regular Parents' Forums, which is where we meet groups of parents. I look forward to seeing you at one of these dates.