Please note that, despite the weather, the school will be open today, Friday 4th December.
All the photo packs were completed at the beginning of last week, but with the school closure it was impossible to distribute them.
They have now all been taken to the Pastoral Managers’ office for collection by tutors, so your child should have them by the end of this week (4 December) depending on year group.
We are looking forward to welcoming students back on the following dates:
Wednesday 2 December 2020
Years 10, 11, 12 & 13
Years 7, 8 & 9 who have not received a self-isolation letter from the school
Friday 4 December 2020
Years 7, 8 & 9 who have received a self-isolation letter from the school.
In keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school, all students in Years 7 to 13 have access to the excellent website, Unifrog.
On Friday 13 November 2020, students from Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form raised funds for the annual Children in Need day by taking part in a 'dress down day' for sixth form students and a non-uniform day for students in Years 7 - 11.
Year 7 student, Jack Ager, is the winner of Jack Petchey Achievement Award for November. Jack raised over £2,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation by unicycling from Braintree to Hatfield Forest along the Flitch Way recently.
Twenty students from Year 12 took part in a workshop with the Schools Liaison Officer from the University of Cambridge on Tuesday 10 November.
Year 9 student Samuel Paternoster and his brother, Year 7 student Luke Paternoster, passed their grade 6 piano exams recently.
In the two weeks leading up to the October half-term break, students took part in inter-House PE lessons as part of an inter-House competition.
Congratulations to our winning House, Turing, for October’s House competition.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance hold an annual Odd Socks Day and this year it takes place on Monday 16 November 2020, at the start of Anti Bullying Week.
Further to the recent letter regarding a laptop purchasing scheme, please note that the portal will be closing on 10 November 2020. Please see details attached.
Mr M Fuller
Head of IT Operations
Congratulations to Ronnie Williams, who has been awarded the Jack Petchey Award.During the week commencing Monday 20 July, Ronnie Williams, took on the challenge of completing the 2020 Virtual Montane Lakeland 50 event, during which Ronnie ran 50 miles over 7 days.
The school will be having a non-uniform day on Friday 13 November 2020 to raise money for Children in Need. Children in Need provide grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. They are local to people in all corners of the UK and support small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices
Jack Ager, in Year 7, raised an incredible £2000 for the Make A Wish Foundation by unicycling from Braintree to Hatfield Forest along the Flitch Way during half term.
The Year 11 Parents’/Carers’ Consultation Evening will be held remotely
Year 11 students, parents and carers are invited to our Virtual Open Evening for Year 12 intake September 2021 on 4 November 2020
On Friday 16 October 2020, Year 12 and 13 Politics students from Notley High School & Braintree Sixth form were lucky to have a virtual meeting with the Rt Hon James Cleverly, Minister of State and MP for Braintree.
Braintree Sixth Form welcomed poet Jacob Sam-La Rose, virtually, on Friday 16 October 2020.
A non-uniform day was held today to support the national anti-racism campaign, Show Racism the Red Card. Students and staff were encouraged to wear red and donate £1 to the charity, which helps fund anti-racism education for young people across the UK.
14 October 2020
Dear Parents/CarersWe have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a second confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
We appreciate you will be concerned about the safety and welfare of the children, but please be assured our Risk Assessment and procedures are robust. They are reviewed on a weekly basis and we will complete the process again following recent events. The second case involves a Year 10 student and is unrelated to the first reported case.
COVID19 Positive Case Letter to Parents/Carers of Students in Years 7-13 and Students in Years 12-13
We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
Love Libraries? Enjoy books? Looking for some cracking competitions? We have the solution!
As a teacher, it is always lovely to hear of ex-students’ achievements and successes. James Cook left Braintree Sixth Form a couple of years ago to study Architecture at UCL.
We have decided in response to Government guidance, parent/carer feedback, and the current local and national context, to adopt a stronger position with regards to face coverings: All students and staff will be expected to wear face coverings in corridors and communal indoor areas, unless there is a specific medical reason or disability.
Congratulations to Esme, who has been awarded the Jack Petchey award.
The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme is designed to publicly recognise the achievements and contributions of Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form students.
We are pleased to advise you that a live virtual presentation will be available to view online at 6pm and repeated at 7pm on Thursday 8 October 2020.
Apologies for yesterday’s confusion with regards to PE kit and blazers.
We hope that you are keeping well and your children are looking forward to starting with us on Thursday.
Information for parents/carers and students on how to safely use home to school transport has now been published on the Essex County Council website: https://www.essex.gov.uk/changes-services/schools-learning
As the 2020 summer exams which Year 11 students were due to take this year were cancelled, this year’s students have been awarded either the Centre Assessed Grade or an Exam Board Grade, based on information supplied by each school.
During the past week there have been numerous announcements that have stated which grade will be used. Finally, the decision was made to use the higher grade of the centre assessed grade or the exam board grade.
As the 2020 summer exams which Year 13 students were due to take this year were cancelled, this year’s students have been awarded grades by the exam boards, based on information supplied by each school. To award the final grades, the exam boards have then applied their own calculations, taking account of performance in previous years, to generate each individual student’s final grades.
Supporting children getting to school
Hello! We’re making getting around Essex easier – and more rewarding – than ever. More and more of us are swapping from car to bus, bike or our own two feet. And whether you’re off to the shops, visiting friends or family, or getting to and from work or school, we’re here to help keep you moving.
During the week commencing Monday 20 July, Ronnie Williams, a Year 8 student at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form took on the challenge of completing the 2020 Virtual Montane Lakeland 50 event, during which Ronnie ran 50 miles over 7 days.
Here is a copy of the presentation delivered to parents/carers via Microsoft Teams this week. A Frequently Asked Questions document will be provided as soon as possible.