Headteacher's Blog - 1/2/2019

We were delighted to welcome Year 9 to the GCSE options information evening last night and pleased that so many turned out with their parents, on a very cold evening to visit subject areas and receive advice and guidance from their tutors. A reminder that Options Forms, signed by parents, need to be back in school on 20th February 2019. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact subject teachers or your child’s Form Tutor if you have any questions at all.

Parents may find it useful to be aware of all the support that is available for Year 11 students between now and the summer exams. Explore the document below to find out what is on offer and please encourage your children to make the most of these opportunities.

Teachers are always available to help and students need to practice and take responsibility for their own learning as they develop as independent learners.


We are delighted to announce that Sally Litchfield and Mike Jeffries have been appointed on a short-term basis to deliver targeted interventions in the maths and English departments for Year 11 students. Both Sally and Mike are very experienced tutors who specialise in working with small groups of students and preparing them for GCSE exams. We are very pleased to have them on board and feel that they will make a valuable contribution to both departments.


Parents are warmly invited to our Year 10 parents’ subject evening on Thursday 7th February where you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their subject teachers. Please make your appointments online, if you have not already done so please visit https://strattonupper.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ to book your appointments. Should you wish to make an appointment with a member of the Senior Leadership Team please contact the school by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please only request these once you have booked your other appointments online, and specify your availability start and end times. Please include in your email a brief outline of your concerns when requesting to see one of our senior team as this will assist us in booking the right person and time slot.


I am grateful to the site team who were out very early this morning to ensure the paths around school were cleared and gritted following last night’s snowfall. The school site looks beautiful in the snow and I am pleased that we are able to remain open and operate safely due to the commitment of our staff.


Ms Roz Hodges Interim Headteacher