Open Evening at EPCS

A big thank you to our fantastic students and staff who gave up their time yesterday to make our opening evening a great success.

Numerous parents commented on how knowledgeable and helpful the student tour guides were, whilst others enjoying chatting with students about their learning in different subject areas around the school.

In D/T Food, visitors sampled sweet treats made by our Year 9 Catering students, whilst in Maths, visitors played games and were entertained by Pi-Rex, the Numeracy dinosaur. In PE, visitors were encouraged to get involved in a game of badminton or table tennis, whilst in Science visitors helped students performing a dissection of a pig’s heart (the smell was horrible!) At 7.15, everyone came together in the theatre, and were addressed firstly by the Head boy and Head girl, and then Mrs Cook, Headteacher.

A big thank you to all students and staff involved – we are very proud of you.

If you attended our opening evening, and would like to come back and see us on a working day – or alternatively if you weren’t able to attend our open evening, but would like to learn more about our school, book onto one of our school tours by either calling our main reception on 01344 304567, or emailing




Today we are happy to announce that we are launching the Classcharts Parent App. This offers an easy, convenient way to track your child’s positives and negatives.

A letter has gone home with your child today, that provides you with instructions as to how to log on and includes your unique access code.

If you have any trouble accessing the app then please do not hesitate to contact

Happy tracking!

School Photographs

On Wednesday 12th September your son/daughter will be having an individual photograph taken.  Students will be expected to be in full uniform for the photograph and as we use the images for identification on our student database all students must take part. We use Cardwell and Simons as our school photographer.  Proofs will be sent home with your son/daughter a couple of weeks later and it will give you full instructions on how to order the photographs if you desire. All payments are made direct to the photography company.

Year 9 Destiny School Welcome Evening

As a means of making the transition into Key Stage 4 for Year 9 students successful, we would like to invite you and your son/daughter on Thursday 13th September between 18:00 and 19:00 to meet the Destiny Team.  The format of the evening will be as follows:

18:00 – 18.30                 Presentation in the Theatre by Mr Ayliffe

18.30 – 19.00                 Parents meet their son/daughter’s tutor (in your son’s/daughter’s tutor base)

This meeting will give you and your son/daughter the opportunity to discuss school expectations, and enable you to ask any questions you may wish to about the next three years of your child’s education.

The school uses an intuitive and easy to use online event booking system that reduces the need for paper reply slips.

Please visit to book your virtual ticket or click on the link on the school’s website home page.

Year 7 – biometric registration

Dear Parents/Carers of our new Year 7 students

There are quite a few students who did not have their finger image taken during the Transition period. I would like to reassure you that we will be available in the Dining Hall at both break and lunch times for the first few days and will capture all students for whom permission has been given so they are able to use the catering facility.

Should you have any query relating to ParentPay or the catering facility, please email

Kind Regards

Caron Harrison
School Business Manager

Camps International trip report

Written by Georgia Jones, Year 11

This the summer, Will, Beth, Chloe and I traveled out to Kenya, with Camps International, to help in the communities. We stayed in 5 different camps and were assigned project work for each camp we were at. The project work differed everyday from building water tanks to insulating homes for sick people and even painting classrooms for the children in the local school.

During our month in Kenya we tried different foods and experienced how they live. In some of the camps we were limited to one bucket a night to shower with because the community had little access to water and they were going through a drought.  The food we were served was often rice, beans, lentils and chapatis as they had a limited supply to crops.

All of us can agree that it was a trip of a lifetime and that it has made us appreciate what we have at home. We’d really encourage any students considering being part of the next Camps International trip to seize this very special opportunity. Find below a few pictures to give you a taster of what we got up to.