Information for Parents


Term Dates


Autumn Half Term 1
  • Inset days Thursday 1st September 2016 and Friday 2nd September 2016
  • Term starts Monday 5th September 2016 until Friday 21st October 2016
  • Half term holiday Monday 24th October 2016 until Friday 28th October 2016 inclusive
Autumn Half Term 2
  • Inset Day Wednesday 30th November 2016
  • Term starts Monday 31st October 2016 until Friday 16th December 2016
  • Christmas holiday Monday 19th December 2016 until Monday 2nd January 2017 inclusive
Spring Half Term 1
  • Inset Day Tuesday 3rd January 2017
  • Term starts Wednesday 4th January 2017 until Friday 17th February 2017
  • Half term holiday Monday 20th February 2017 until Friday 24th February 2017 inclusive
Spring Half Term 2
  • Term starts Monday 27th February 2017 until Friday 7th April 2017
  • Easter holiday Monday 10th April 2017 until Friday 21st April 2017 inclusive
Summer Half Term 1
  • Term starts Monday 24th April 2017 until Friday 26th May 2017
  • May Day holiday : Monday 1st May 2017
  • Spring Bank holiday Monday 29th May 2017 until Friday 2nd June 2017 inclusive
Summer Half term 2
  • Inset Day Wednesday 28th June 2017
  • Term starts Monday 5th June 2017 until Friday 21st July 2017


Autumn Half Term 1
  • Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September 2017 are inset days
  • Term starts Wednesday 6th September 2017 until Friday 27th October 2017
  • Half term holiday Monday 30th October 2017 until Friday 3rd November 2017 inclusive
Autumn Half Term 2
  • Term starts Monday 6th November 2017 until Friday 22nd December 2017
  • Christmas holiday Monday 25th December 2017 until Friday 5th January 2018 inclusive
Spring Half Term 1
  • Monday 8th January 2018 is an inset day
  • Term starts Tuesday 9th January 2018 until Friday 16th February 2018
  • Half term holiday Monday 19th February 2018 until Friday 23rd February 2018 inclusive
Spring Half Term 2
  • Term starts Monday 26th February 2018 until Thursday 29th March 2018
  • Easter holiday Friday 30th March 2018 until Friday 13th April 2018 inclusive
Summer Half Term 1
  • Term starts Monday 16th April 2018 until Friday 25th May 2018
  • May Day holiday : Monday 7th May 2018
  • Spring Bank holiday Monday 28th May 2017 until Friday 1st June 2018 inclusive
Summer Half term 2
  • Friday 29th June 2018 is an inset day
  • Monday 23rd July 2018 is an inset day
  • Tuesday 24th July 2018 is an inset day
  • Term starts Monday 4th June 2018 until Tuesday 24th July 2018

Timings of the school day

  • Form Period 8.40am – 9.00am
  • Period 1: 9.00am – 10am
  • Period 2: 10am – 11am
  • Break: 11am – 11.20am
  • Period 3: 11.20am – 12.15pm
  • Period 4: 12.15pm – 1.10pm
  • Lunch: 1.10pm – 2pm
  • Period 5: 2pm – 3pm

Parent Calendar

Parents’ Evening

Year 11 – 25th January 2018
Year 10 – 28th March 2018
Year 9 – 8th February 2018
Year 8 – 8th March 2018
Year 7 – 26th April 2018

Headteacher’s Surgery; 9am – 11am and 3pm – 5pm


Celebration Assemblies

Y11 –

Churchill – 17th July 2018
Franklin – 18th July 2018
Nightingale – 19th July 2018
Rowling – 20th July 2018
Turing – 2st July 2018

KS4 Revising for Success Evening


Parents’ Forum (6pm – 7:30pm)

14th November 2017

16th January 2018

6th March 2018

24th March 2018

12th June 2018

Year 6 induction – Support For Learning


Year 6 Open Day and Evening

28th September 2017

Year 6 Uniform sizing

23rd May 2018 (3-7pm)

Year 6 Induction Day and Evening

25th June 2018

SEND surgeries


Year 11 prom

5th July 2018 (7-11pm)

Non-uniform days

15th December 2017

23rd March 2018

13th July 2018

Year 10 Work Experience

25th June 2018 – 29th June 2018

Activities Day

28th June 2018

Ecco Magazine


Whole school production (starts at 7pm)

14th March 2018

15th March 2018

16th March 2018

Summer concert

12th July 2018 (7pm  – 10pm)

KS3 Sponsored Walk


Weekly Bulletin

Click here to view the Student / Parent weekly bulletin and see what is taking place this week

Vertical Mentoring

Click here to see a full list of Mentors and House details

Would you like to see what may be happening in our twenty minute vertical mentoring time?

Click here to find out what our students in Churchill are doing.

A typical week in each House can be seen below

Payments for Educational Visits and School Meals

  • Go to and enter your username and password supplied by the school.  If you do not have these details please contact our Finance Office and we will be happy to forward the details you require to pay online.
  • Once you have logged on, you will be taken directly to your child’s individual account.  You will be able to credit their meal account with a minimum payment of £25, pay for educational visits, view your account balance as well as purchases made.
  • Please note we have set a minimum top up value of £25 based on the average spend of students of £5 per day.

All payments will be made directly to:
Eden Food Services

Your bank statement will display “Eden Food Services”

Holiday Provision

School Meals Menus

Support for your child's learning

Revision Hub

Don’t get over whelmed with controlled assessment and revision. By planning your time effectively over the academic year, combining coursework deadlines with a revision programme, this will help you to feel in control and happier in school.

It’s a difficult balancing act but with the help of the links below to support you with planning and preparing for both it should be a lot easier!

Below you will find revision tips, a revision planner and revision materials all available on this site so get prepared and be in control.

Click here to access our Revision Hub

Please contact the school if you would like a paper copy of any information on our website.