Year 9 And 10 Academic Review Meetings

Tuesday 5 March 2019 - 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Parents have been emailed a link to electronically book a slot with their child’s tutor for an Academic Review Meeting.  Parents will also be able to attend a series of workshops on how best to support their child whilst at Princethorpe.  The start times of the fifteen minute workshop sessions are show below:

  • LG01 Managing Your Child's Screen Time - Andy Compton: 6.00pm; 6.40pm; 7.20pm; 8.00pm
  • LG01 Learning Skills - Helen Pascoe-Williams: 6.20pm; 7.00pm; 7.40pm
  • LG02 Making Career Choices - Jacqui Quinney:  6.00pm; 6.40pm; 7.20pm; 8.00pm
  • LG02 A Taste of Sixth Form - Ben Collie: 6.20pm; 7.00pm; 7.40pm
  • LG03 Special Education Needs - Lorna Prestage: 6.00pm; 6.40pm; 7.20pm; 8.00pm
  • LG03 Supporting Your Child With Positive Mental Health - Ed Hester: 6.20pm; 7.00pm; 7.40pm
  • LG04 Film Room - for siblings if required

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Dr Michael Reddish
Deputy Head - Academic 

Year 7 Full Reports

Reports for Year 7 will be posted out on Friday 8 March 2019.  They will also be available to view on the Parent Portal.

Dr Michael Reddish
Deputy Head - Academic

Year 11 And Upper Sixth Mock Exam Reports

Year 11 and Upper Sixth Mock Exam Reports will be published to the parent portals on Friday 15 March 2019.  Once published, you will receive an email notification from Shellagh Dodds, our Examinations Officer, advising that the reports are available to download.

For Upper Sixth parents, there will be an opportunity to discuss your child’s report at the forthcoming Upper Sixth Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Dr Michael Reddish
Deputy Head - Academic

Upper Sixth Parents' Evening

Tuesday 19 March 2019

The Upper Sixth Parents’ Evening takes place on Tuesday 19 March from 6.00pm to 8.30pm in the Sports Hall.

We will continue with the new system introduced successfully last year and offer the option of a two course supper for you and your family, at a cost of £2.00 per head, and served across three sittings, 5.30pm to 6.00pm, 6.00pm to 6.30pm and 6.30pm to 7.00pm. Supper will be served in the Refectory.

We will also provide two supervised areas where siblings can wait whilst you and your son or daughter meet with the teaching staff. There will be a film screening in one room and for those looking for a quieter environment a second area will be provided where they can relax or study.

To help us with the smooth running of Parents’ Evening and so that we can cater efficiently we would be grateful if everyone who would like to book for supper could complete the RSVP Form by clicking here no later than 10.00am on Friday, 15 March. 

Please make sure to arrive by 7.30pm at the latest. Parents arriving later than that may not be able to see all the relevant teachers before the event closes at 8.30pm. 

Here is some additional information that you may find helpful: 

• Parking will be available on the school playground
• Please enter the Limes building through the main entrance only
• Please ensure you sign in and collect your name badge from the reception desk before entering the Sports Hall
• There is no appointment system. You should allow approximately ten minutes per teacher – a timer will sound every five minutes to assist with keeping discussions within this timeframe.  Teachers with a large number of students may not be able to provide ten minutes per family; if that is the case, they will email parents to let them know in advance. 
• Please leave the building by the main entrance to the Limes and sign out at the exit as you leave.

We look forward to seeing you.

Dr Michael Reddish
Deputy Head - Academic

Year 8 Full Reports

Reports for Year 8 will be posted out on Friday 22 March 2019.  They will also be available to view on the Parent Portal.

Dr Michael Reddish
Deputy Head - Academic

Upper Sixth Study Leave

Please note that Upper Sixth study leave will commence after school on Friday 10 May.

Ben Collie
Head of Sixth Form

Author Visit - Frank Cottrell Boyce - Reminder

Tuesday 2 April 2019

We are very pleased indeed to have a very popular writer Frank Cottrell Boyce visiting the school on 2 April.  We are linking up with the Stratford Literary Festival to facilitate this visit and he will be speaking to all Year 7 on that occasion about his work.

In preparation for this visit, I’d like to encourage your children to read one of his books, which are usually very much enjoyed by this age group.  My suggestion would be Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth although there are many other titles which might go down well and which are available in the school library.  These include Million, Cosmic, Framed, Astounding Broccoli Boy and Desirable.

I certainly hope that the children will get a lot out of this visit, particularly if they have been able to enjoy some of Frank Cottrell Boyce’s writing in advance.

Chris Kerrigan
Head of English

External Exams - Summer 2019

All exam candidates have now checked their exam entries and been issued with their personal exam timetable together with a copy of the Candidate Booklet. (Click here to download a copy).

It is important that candidates familiarise themselves with the content of the information booklet – a key change this year is the start time for afternoon exams - now 1.10pm. This will ensure that GCSE exams finish before the buses leave at 3.45pm but many A-level exams will continue beyond this time and candidates must make their own arrangements for transport home.

Candidates have been asked to look carefully at their timetables to identify any clashes or, for A-level candidates with two exams on the same day, a lengthy exam in the morning giving them less than 45 minutes break before the afternoon exam begins. All such issues will need to be discussed with me – an email in the first instance to: will enable me to see how many candidates are affected each day.

Individual timetables can also be viewed on the pupil portal and, nearer the time, rooms and seat numbers will be displayed.

For the first time this year, JCQ have timetabled a contingency day and candidates should be available for all dates up to and including Wednesday 26 June. This is to allow time for rescheduling exams in the unlikely event of a national disruption.

Where candidates choose not to be available for the rescheduled examination(s) for reasons other than those traditionally covered by special consideration, they will not be eligible for enhanced grading arrangements.

Key dates for this summer’s exams are:

·         First written Exam - Monday 13 May

·         Final written exam (Year 11) - Tuesday 18 June

·         Final written exam (Upper Sixth) - Tuesday 25 June

·         JCQ Exams Contingency Day - Wednesday 26 June

·         A-level Results - Thursday 15 August

·         GCSE Results - Thursday 22 August

A-level results, the College will open at 7.00am and results will be published to the pupil portal at 9.00am.

GCSE results, the College will open at 9.00am and results will be published to the pupil portal at 10.00am. 

On both days, staff will be on hand to assist with queries and to advise on future options. Any results envelopes not collected by 2.30pm on results days will be posted home.

If parents wish to have access to the exams section of the portal, this facility has to be enabled by the pupil beforehand, see the written Candidate Booklet for instructions.

Please note that results cannot be given out over the telephone.

If a pupil wants their results to be collected by a third party, written permission must be sent to the Exams Officer before 1 July 2019. Please include the full name, address and date of birth of the person collecting. On results day, the 3rd party will need to bring photo ID with them before results can be handed over.

Shellagh Dodds
Examinations Officer