Open Evening Thursday 8th October 6 – 8:30pm

We look forward to meeting future pupils, parents and carers at our Open Evening. Tours are available with our current students from 6 pm with the last tour starting at 7:45 pm. There will be a variety of activities taking place around the school and the Head teacher, Mrs Cook, will be welcoming parents with a presentation at 7 pm in the Downshire Theatre. Our staff will be available to answer any questions you may have during your visit.

Early closure for students – Thursday 8th October

The school day will finish at 1.35pm on Thursday 8th October. Should students require, homework club will be open and running for those who wish to stay on site until the usual time. This takes place in the Library.
The dining hall facilities will not be available at lunch time on this day; however, if your son/daughter receives a free school meal, they will still be able to collect this at morning breaktime.

Open Evening – Thursday 8th October

Easthampstead Park Community School invites you to an Open Evening on Thursday 8th October.

From 6pm, parents and prospective students are invited to take a tour of our facilities, to talk to different subject leaders, look at work completed and to ask any questions. There will be a presentation led by Headteacher Liz Cook, with an opportunity to also speak with students and staff about what we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you there!
Lisa Thornton
Assistant Headteacher – Raising aspirations

SLG – Homework

Dear parents, following our ‘meet the tutor’ evenings, hopefully you all now have SLG log ons, which are allowing you to see and monitor the homework your child is being set.

As a school, we are currently not using the ‘handed in’ date and ‘comments’ field – and as a result of this, it has come to our attention that once the due date for a piece of homework has passed, this is showing as ‘homework not handed in’ even if the child has handed in their work on time.

For the time being, whilst we further develop this system of recording and monitoring homework through SLG, please ignore this message. If a student misses a homework deadline, a note will be recorded in their student diary and if this happens more than once, contact will of course be made with home.

Y12 Study skills conference

On Friday 11th September, all of Year 12 attended the Independent Learning Conference run by Chloe Mills of The Life Skills Company. Harry Bull shares his reflections of the day:

What did we learn?

How to effectively double our reading speeds with new techniques and we were also taught valuable study skills including note taking which we could use to become a more efficient learner. The conference also helped us develop our time management and presentation skills which are invaluable to our studies. A fellow Year 12 student said “ I learned three simple steps for each of my subjects to help me progress in my studying; some of these were skim reading, note taking and time management. This has helped me and I now feel more confident about my English coursework as well as other lessons.”

Jeans4Genes non-uniform day

Students celebrate raising money on the 20th annual Jeans4Genes day.

Students celebrate raising money on the 20th annual Jeans4Genes day.

Students and teachers alike came to school on Friday 19th September wearing jeans as a sign of their support for the Jeans 4 Genes charity. A staggering £855.22 was raised which, as you can see,was celebrated by all year groups at the total count up at the end of the day. Lots of students generously gave more than £1, with Yi Ming Wang offering an amazing £20 to the cause!

Our next non-uniform day will raise money for local charities ‘Daisy’s Dream’ and ‘Woofability’ on Friday November 13th.
Thank you to all who were involved!