Return to School Dates

Monday, 19 July 2021.

Return to School Dates

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.

Charity Fun Day – Tuesday 20 July 2021

Friday, 16 July 2021.

Charity Fun Day – Tuesday 20 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.

Braintree Sixth Form Enrolment

Tuesday, 13 July 2021.

Braintree Sixth Form Enrolment

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.

Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge Workshop

Monday, 05 July 2021.

Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge Workshop

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.

UCAS Launch and Futures Days

Friday, 25 June 2021.

UCAS Launch and Futures Days

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

Drama KS3 Set Design Competition

Thursday, 24 June 2021.

Drama KS3 Set Design Competition

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.

Goodbye Class of 2021

Friday, 21 May 2021.

Goodbye Class of 2021

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.

Jack Petchey Award Winners 2020

Thursday, 20 May 2021.

Jack Petchey Award Winners 2020

Congratulations to the following students who were our Jack Petchey award winners for 2020. The Jack Petchey Foundation recognised and celebrated their achievements.

Year 9 Dodgeball

Thursday, 20 May 2021.

Year 9 Dodgeball

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.

Students Working from Home on Wednesday 19 May 2021

Thursday, 13 May 2021.

Students Working from Home on Wednesday 19 May 2021

Dear Parents/Carers

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.

Making Generation R Presentation

Friday, 07 May 2021.

Making Generation R Presentation

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.

Year 7 House Competition

Thursday, 06 May 2021.

Year 7 House Competition

During the week commencing Monday 26 April, all Year 7 students took part in an obstacle course House competition in their tutor groups.

PUSH - My Uni Journey

Thursday, 29 April 2021.

PUSH - My Uni Journey

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.

Tapes for a Cause Raises over £2000 for RSPCA Danaher

Tuesday, 27 April 2021.

Tapes for a Cause Raises over £2000 for RSPCA Danaher

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.

Jack Petchey Awards

Friday, 23 April 2021.

Jack Petchey Awards

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.

Science Faculty

Wednesday, 21 April 2021.

Science Faculty

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.

TuckIN

Monday, 12 April 2021.

TuckIN

Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form has taken the TuckIN pledge.

Aspirant Medics' Workshop

Monday, 22 March 2021.

Aspiral Medics' Workshop

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.

Non Uniform Day – Red Nose Day – Friday 19 March 2021

Tuesday, 09 March 2021.

Non Uniform Day – Red Nose Day – Friday 19 March 2021

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.

Study Skills Webinars

Friday, 26 February 2021.

Study Skills Webinars

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

Friday, 26 February 2021.

Workplace Wednesdays

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.