Thomas Alleyne's High School
Friday Roundup - 5th September 2014

Welcome Back from Mrs Rudge

Firstly congratulations to all those students who achieved GCSE and A level grades this summer. We hope they are all settling into the next phase of their life be that in sixth form, college, university or work.

We worked hard over the Summer preparing for 2014-15 and will continue to reflect on all that we do to ensure that we have our best year yet.It has been our privilege to welcome our new year 9 and 12 students to the school and we hope they enjoy their time with us achieving all they are capable of.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank students and parents who have ensured they have arrived in school with the right attitude, equipment and uniform. Please check the uniform guidance or contact us if you are unsure of what is appropriate.

Finally, the year will pass quickly and I urge students to make every moment count, as David Brailsford the cycling coach says, it is the small steps and the attention to detail that makes the difference.

We wish students well as they embark on what we hope will be a successful year both inside and outside the classroom.


For those of you that have ordered iPads through the latest scheme they should be in school next week. We look forward to seeing them in the hands of the pupils and impacting on the learning that occurs both in and out of the classroom.

Music Tour to New York

There is a meeting on Friday September 12th in room 67 at 1.30 for anyone interested in going to New York on the music tour

Art Club

Art Club is available to all art students in Y9-13, every lunchtime and most after schools 3:05-4:05 ONLY. Students studying Art or photography in the 6th form are welcome to use facilities in their non contact times too.

After school Art club is NOT available on Fridays- please check with your art teacher which days they are available for after school art club. Students are NOT allowed to work unsupervised in the studios due to Health and Safety reasons.

After school Art club is a great chance to work on your artwork and get extra advice and feedback from your teachers. We look forward to seeing lots of students busy with art work!

Sixth Form Twitter

For all of the latest news and updates on the sixth form please follow them on twitter:


PTA Meeting

A quick reminder that our first PTA meeting of the new academic year will take place next Wednesday (10th September) at 7.30 pm in the Staffroom.

Julie Rudge will be there to give parents a chance to 'meet the new headteacher' and it is hoped that many of our existing members as well as new parents will attend. If you can spare a few minutes to help us raise money for the students' benefit please pop in to see us on 10th.

We are looking for a Treasurer if someone would like to help us out. Everyone is welcome.

YESS Charity Bike Ride

Uniform Sale

On Thursday 18th September, Sportsland will be holding a uniform and PE kit sale in the canteen. They will be available between 6.30-8.30pm.

Year 12 Induction

Year 12 have undergone an Induction Program over the last two days that given them information around 6th Form life, learning styles and literacy. There have also been introduction talks by subject staff preparing pupils for lessons.

All year 12 lessons commence on Monday and we look forward to seeing them in the classroom.