Year 11 GCSE Study Leave 2016

All Year 11 students will be required to attend school as normal up until May half-term. The only exception to this is if they have a GCSE examination or an agreed curriculum revision session (we will publish these details nearer the time). If the exam is AM, students must attend lessons the rest of the day. If the exam is PM, they must attend a normal school day, but are released from lessons slightly early to get lunch and prep for their exam. This is so that they can receive every available lesson before their exam and also access any last minute revision sessions on the day of the exam.

After May half-term, students will only attend if they have a GCSE examination or if any subject teacher requests that they come into school for a lesson/revision session. There will also be planned last minute revision sessions on the day of the exam – some of these will be for identified students, some for all students. Students know this already from a recent assembly.

Any queries, please contact Mr Heaton, Director of Learning Year 11.

Parents Forum – Wednesday 27th April 2016

I’d like to remind parents and carers of the Parents Forum event I am hosting next Wednesday (27th April) from 6-7.30pm. The focus of the event will be on home-school communication and I will be grateful to anyone who is able to attend and support us with improving this aspect of the school. We are aiming to make some changes to the website to aid communication, as well as the Parent Portal and Key Stage 3 reports; draft versions of all will be available and I am looking forward to hearing your feedback. There will also be an opportunity to let us know if you feel there are any other areas of communication in which we can improve. If you are intending to come along, please let Mrs Headon ( know so that we can ensure that we have the right amount of refreshments.

Please note that this is not the forum to raise any very specific complaints you might have (though you must contact me separately if you do have any), but rather an opportunity to discuss more generally the way the school operates.

Mr G Williams – Headteacher

GCSE Easter Revision Sessions

If your child has been invited into school during Easter for revision sessions, they need to sign in at Main Reception and sign out there at the end of the session. Due to contractors on site, it is essential that students remain in the allocated classroom, which will be listed in Reception. There will be toilet access only in E block ground floor (girls) and PE corridor (boys). Other areas of school are out of bounds due to maintenance work being carried out – please could you let your child know this; they will be reminded upon signing in. If your child is in school all day, they will need to bring lunch with them. Students can wear own clothes and need to bring appropriate equipment, in particular for Maths and Statistics sessions.

Ty’n-Y-Felin Summer Camp 2016


It gives us great pleasure to confirm the Tynny Summer Camp will take place this year from Monday 25th July – Saturday 30th July for Years 7 – 10. The coach will leave school at 9:30am on Monday 25th July and return approximately 3:30pm on Saturday 30th July.

Activities are likely to include coasteering, sea kayaking or Canadian canoeing, beach-combing at Silver Bay, art, BBQ, beach art, football, rounders, problem solving, team challenges, quiz night, movie night, cliff-jumping, camp fire, table-tennis, disco, basketball, crabbing at The Creek, trip to Rhosneigr and many more.

The cost of the camp will be £315. In order to secure a place for your child on the Tynny Summer Camp 2016, please pay the required non-refundable deposit of £100 via Parent Pay by Friday 22nd April 2016. Once payment has been made please can you return the enclosed medical/consent form to the school shop. The remaining balance must be paid by Friday 17th June 2016.

Click here to read the Summer Camp letter.

Science Revision Books

We have CGP Revision and Exam Practice books and CGP workbooks for sale in the Science Faculty at a discounted price. There are a limited number available -first come first served. Books available for Core resits, Additional Science and Separate Sciences. Revision guides £6, Workbooks £3, Answerbooks £2. Students should visit the Science Resource Base to buy or place an order.

Year 11 GCSE PE Practical Exams

Starting on Monday 22nd March and running through to Tuesday the 29th March, students will be taking part in their practical exams for GCSE PE (48% of the final grade). Students have a timetable showing when each of their four sports will be taking place. All students must be in correct PE kit for each session. Any concerns please contact Mr. Hampton (Head of PE and Sport).