"Teaching stategies are adapted to stimulate learning."

Ofsted 2014

Year 8 School Life

Whats on offer for Year 8 boys?

·   Student of the week:

Teachers send their nominations for their ‘student of the week’ for each year group.

·   Attendance Draw:

The attendance draw is done every two weeks and is based on boys who have 100% attendance for the term.

​·   Golden Time:

Congratulations to the boys that were selected for ‘Golden time’ this term! This terms ‘Golden time’ was based on high achievement points, low behaviour points, and a good attendance record for the term.

·   Postcard Raffle

All boys that have received a postcard home over the week get entered in to a raffle in which one lucky pupil receives a gift voucher for one of a number of stores available in the area.

·   Tutor competition

Our six tutor groups compete against each other over the course of the year, with the winner at the end of the year winning an extra special ‘Golden time’ for their tutor group.

The current standings can be seen at the top of this page.


Homework is regarded as an integral part of education offered to all our students. It:

·         Supplements, develops and extends the whole learning process.

·         Encourages the students to develop the skills the need to study effectively on their own.

·         Consolidates, reinforces and sustains the involvement of parents and carers.

It is important that the nature of the work makes allowances for age, ability, needs and other demands. Differentiated homework will allow ALL pupils to achieve their full potential.

All students should read for at least 20 minutes every night as part of their homework regime. Reading is a key skill set, and enables them to improve reading comprehension in all their other subjects, and allows them to be more independent in their studies.

Homework needs to be marked in line with the school’s marking policy and pupils will receive feedback promptly.

Pupils not completing homework will serve a detention in the subject area concerned and parents should be informed via planners or a phone call. Persistent issues over homework will be dealt with by Raising achievement leaders, with parents involved.

Homework Timetable for Year 8

To assist the boys with homework, there is a homework club that runs after school in the Cover Centre (B10), which is supervised by either Mr Snell or Mr Hall and runs from 3:20 – 5:00 daily. Homework club offers pupils the chance to use the schools brand new computer suite, that has over 60 computers to accommodate the boys after school.

Monday to Wednesday, there will also be Sixth Form help for students who need additional help with their Maths homework. This will also be during Homework Club.

For further details on this facility please contact myself at any point. 

Equipment list

It is important that the pupils carry their planners with them at all times. They should also bring a reading book to school every day. 

Can all pupils please ensure that they have the following equipment, and that they bring these items to school every day.

For normal working, they should use a black pen. This is mandatory for all exams. For other uses, they should also have a green pen for homework feedback.