Important KS3 Exams Information

Dear Parents

KS3 students are entering their ‘end of year exam period’.  Students will be sitting exams in their core subjects (English, maths and science) in formal exam conditions.  They have all received an individual timetable for these tests.

Tests will also be taken for the following subjects: history, geography, RS and languages, in the classroom during normal timetabled lessons.  Students will be having assessments at the end of their current unit (so nearer the end of the summer term) in the practical and performance subjects.

Students are being issued with a blank timetable to write in when they are having their class based tests, this is because different groups will be sitting these subject tests at different times.

These exams are really nothing to be worried about.  They give the students good experience and practice of taking tests and get them into the habit and routine, so when they sit more formal exams they are able to take them in their stride.  They also provide really useful assessment information for teachers.

Students have been set revision tasks centrally for the core subjects: these can be found on Show My Homework.  Other subjects will continue to set revision tasks.

Best wishes

Jayne O’Grady

Deputy Headteacher

LHS Gardening Club

The Gardening Club is run by Student Services as one of the interventions used to support students in KS3. The allotment requires funds to cover the annual costs of materials and maintenance, to this end we try to raise as much as we can through the sale of bedding plants and hanging baskets. If you usually buy plants or hanging baskets for your garden, please click HERE and give our order form the once over, there are some great deals to be had!!

Parents Forum

Thank you very much to all those of you who attended the Parents’ Forum even earlier this week. It was a very pleasant evening and extremely useful for us to have the chance to listen to your feedback on what is going well and what we can do to improve things. We are in the process of preparing some notes from the evening and will make these available to all parents and carers within the next few days. A copy of the presentation can be found by clicking here.


Parents Forum

Polite Reminder: We would like to invite all parents to attend a Parents’ Forum – an opportunity to meet the Headteacher and members of the senior leadership team in a more informal setting and for you to provide the school with feedback. The focus of this particular evening will be homework but, as always, we will be seeking your views on any topics you consider important. This will take place on Tuesday 21st March at 6pm – 7.30pm; for refreshments purposes, if you are hoping to attend please could you let Mrs Headon know via email ( by Friday 17th March.

Parent View Survey

We would be very grateful if all parents could spend a couple of minutes completing the ‘Parent View’ survey, providing us with feedback on how well we are doing in different areas. As well as helping us to understand our strengths and areas for development, this particular survey is also something that Ofsted look at when they visit. Please click here to complete the survey; it only takes a minute to register and a further minute or two to complete the questions.