World Book Day - 4 March 2021

Wednesday, 24 February 2021.

World Book Day - 4 March 2021

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world!

No Screen Challenges & Wellbeing Day

Tuesday, 09 February 2021.

No Screen Challenges & Wellbeing Day

We have been increasingly aware of the concerns expressed by students, parents/carers and staff about the amount of screen time everyone is having to complete currently. Therefore, we are going to have a ‘No Screen Challenges & Wellbeing Day’ on Wednesday 10 February 2021.

Make Happen Mentoring Programme

Monday, 08 February 2021.

Make Happen Mentoring Programme

We have a very exciting opportunity for 100 learners across Essex to be involved in a mentoring programme run by Brightside. Learners must be in Years 10 - 13 and will fulfil criteria determined by Make Happen.

Virtual Run 2021

Monday, 08 February 2021.

Virtual Run 2021

A number of students took part in a ‘Virtual Running Challenge’ which was open to all students within our local district. Students were asked to complete either a 2.5km or 5km run and send in their results.

Jack Petchey Student Winner January 2021

Monday, 08 February 2021.

Jack Petchey Student Winner January 2021

Lois Williams 9F2 chose to have her long hair cut and to donate it to the Little Princess Trust to enable them to use her hair to make a wig for children who have lost their hair due to illness

Jack Petchey Leader Winner January 2021

Monday, 08 February 2021.

Jack Petchey Leader Winner January 2021

Mrs Wager, Assistant Headteacher – KS4, is the winner of the Jack Petchey Leader Award. She was nominated by sixth form students for all her help and support. Congratulations to Mrs Wager. Here are two quotes from Year 13 students:

Children’s Mental Health Week.

Thursday, 04 February 2021.

Children’s Mental Health Week.

The importance of talking about your feelings…watch one of the clips below and discuss why it is important to acknowledge to ourselves, and express to others, how we are feeling.

Lockdown Poetry – Year 10

Wednesday, 27 January 2021.

Photo: Pexels (Suzy Hazelwood)

Some of year 10 were given the challenge of using a range of writing methods to capture the feeling of this new period of lockdown in the form of a poem. They did a fantastic job to share some of the feelings, thoughts and emotions many of us are experiencing including missing friends, confusion and hope for the future.

Year Books

Tuesday, 12 January 2021.

Year Books

The Year Book cost is £20.00. The Year Book will be issued to students on Thursday 26 August 2021 as they collect their exam results.

Class of 21 Leavers Hoodie

Tuesday, 12 January 2021.

Class of 21 Leavers Hoodie

As we begin to approach the end of your child’s time at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form, we are looking to commemorate this through a variety of means, including a Class of 2021 hoodie .

Community Testing

Friday, 08 January 2021.

Community Testing

Braintree District Council are supporting the overall testing capacity for the District by distributing testing kits from Wednesday 6 January 2021.

Safe in Essex Programme

Wednesday, 16 December 2020.

Safe in Essex Programme

Please find here a newsletter from The Children's Society, which contains information about Safe in Essex Programme for the festive period. 

Test & Trace

Wednesday, 16 December 2020.

Test & Trace

Schools have been asked to support Test and Trace in identifying close contacts if a member of the school community tests positively over the first six days after we break up from school on Friday 18 December.

Christmas Jumper Day

Monday, 14 December 2020.

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper Day is an annual charity event.

We are proud to have raised over £360 for the charity 'Save the Children' this year as a result of our Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11 December

Urgent Update: 11 Dec 2020

Friday, 11 December 2020.

Urgent Update: 11 Dec 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

Following the Government announcement today regarding the reduction of the self-isolation period for close contact from 14 to 10 days, we are awaiting guidance from the Department for Education and Public Health England. Those students in Year 11, who are currently self-isolating, need to access their lessons remotely on Monday.

Stay Supported at Christmas

Friday, 11 December 2020.

Stay Supported at Christmas

Please find here a newsletter from Braintree District Council, which contains some helpful information and advice for anyone who might need a little extra help this Christmas.

Christmas Dinner

Thursday, 10 December 2020.

Christmas Dinner

Dr Cusick and Mr Taylor had the pleasure of serving Christmas dinner to students on Wednesday 9 December and Thursday 10 December, to start the Christmas festivities this year. Thank you to the catering team for providing a lovely meal to students and staff.

Art in Action – The Creative Process

Wednesday, 09 December 2020.

Grayson Perry

On Monday 7 December 2020, Year 12 and 13 Art students attended ‘Art in Action - The Creative Process’, a virtual art trip with four artists speaking, including the brilliant Grayson Perry.