We are thrilled to share with you that Isabella Laithwaite in Year 10 was placed as Runner Up in this year's Jack Petchey Speak Out Digital Regional Final which took place on Zoom on Tuesday 20 July.
Please note that due to our staggered start, Years 7 and 12 students only will return to school on Thursday 2 September 2021.
Students in Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13 will return on Friday 3 September 2021.
Please see below, the arrangements for the last day of term on Wednesday 21 July 2021
Students in Years 7 – 10 will be participating in a Charity Fun Day on Tuesday 20 July at school. The activities will replace students’ normal lessons for the day and students will follow a revised timetable according to their year group.
Enrolment to Braintree Sixth Form is largely online this year. The online enrolment form will be open on the school and sixth form website from 8am on Thursday 12 August. Please check the website on the day.
On Friday 2 July 2021, twenty Year 10 students took part in this year's Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge workshop. We were delighted to be able to welcome Fiona Whytehead, from the Speakers' Trust, back into school to lead the day-long workshop.
Essex Opportunities are hosting a virtual apprenticeship and careers fair on Wednesday 7 July.
On 22 and 23 June 2021, our Year 12 students took part in a series of workshops and presentations to support them to decide on their next steps and to give advice on planning and preparing for applications next year
The Drama Department ran a Set Design Competition for all KS3 students. This was based on the film Inside Out, which is focused on an 11-year-old girl named Riley who moves across the country from Minnesota to San Francisco with her parents.
The school will be holding a non uniform day on Friday 25 June 2021 to support School Diversity Week.
The proof from the recent Year 11 group photo is now online for review and ordering.
All school uniform, including PE kit, can be acquired via Sportswear International’s (SWI) website: www.swischoolwear.co.uk
The ECC Employability and Skills Team have put together a School Leavers Guide.
We said goodbye to Year 11 this morning with a whole year photograph (who would have thought Year 11 would find it so hard to line up in height order?) and a little assembly to celebrate the end of 5 years with us.
Congratulations to the following students who were our Jack Petchey award winners for 2020. The Jack Petchey Foundation recognised and celebrated their achievements.
Last week, Year 9 students participated in a Dodgeball inter-House competition during tutor time. Participation levels were high and competition was fierce to see which tutor groups would make it into the final on Friday.
Following the revised guidance from the Department for Education, with effect from Monday 17 May 2021, face coverings will no longer be recommended for students in classrooms or outdoor communal areas.
All Year 8 students took part in a House orienteering obstacle course competition during the week beginning 3 May 2021.
In order for teaching staff to work collaboratively with secondary schools within our Trust (to moderate the assessment grades for Year 11 and Year 13 students), there will be no lessons in school for students in Years 7 – 13 on Wednesday 19 May 2021.
On Thursday 6 May 2021, our Year 8, 9 and 10 students had the privilege of participating in a webinar with Making Generation R and Blesma, The Limbless Veterans.
During the week commencing Monday 26 April, all Year 7 students took part in an obstacle course House competition in their tutor groups.
Our aspirant medical students enjoyed a talk from a current first year student of medicine at ARU on 28 April.
On 28 April Year 12 students had the chance to attend a workshop with PUSH, an organisation which works with young adults in schools across the UK to help them think (and get excited about) a higher education journey. Students took part in a fun, informative and interactive session.
As you know, the nominated charity for Parks House this year is RSPCA Danaher, the animal home in Wethersfield. Although the Danaher animal home is affiliated with the RSPCA, they are a private charity and therefore receive no funding from the RSPCA themselves.
In July 2020, Ronnie Williams took part in the Virtual Lakeland 50 event running 50 miles in seven days and raising over £600 for Dementia UK in the process. As a result of Ronnie's efforts, he was awarded the October Jack Petchey Award.
We are very pleased that as restrictions are starting to ease, with carefully implemented safety measures and kind donations from Year 10 parent/carers to purchase individual goggles for all of our Year 10 students, some core Science practical lessons have been able to recommence this week.
We are excited to announce that Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form has adopted The Halo Code, the UK's first Black hair code.
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form has taken the TuckIN pledge.
Do you know a university student who is interested in getting into teaching?
Mrs Turner and Mr Wishart have been out and about this morning delivering care packages to NHS and Care Home workers in our community.
On 17 March 2021, a number of Year 12 students from Braintree Sixth Form, including ourselves, who are interested in a career in healthcare (medicine, veterinary, biomedicine ) received a session from experienced mid-wife Dr Hooks, who lectures at Anglia Ruskin University.
Thank you to students in Years 7 – 11, who participated in a non-uniform day today to show support for Red Nose Day 2021.
We are delighted to announce that a sum of £856 has been raised.
Students in Years 7 – 11 will be having a non-uniform day on Friday 19 March 2021 to raise money for Red Nose Day 2021. We hope that you are happy for your child to participate. To show our support for this charity, a suggested donation of £1 can be made via ParentPay; we are unable to accept any cash donations at this time.
Make Happen is running a series of study skills webinars for students in Years 9 – 13. The webinars are being delivered by MADE Training and will focus on note taking and study and recall skills
Workplace Wednesdays are videos aimed at giving students an introduction to the variety of careers available, by focusing on the day-to-day duties of people in these industries and finding out how they got there.