Year 9 Guided Choices Evening

28 January 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Year 9 Guided Choices Evening

I would like to invite you and your son/daughter to the Year 9 Guided Choices Evening on Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 4pm.

The aim of this evening is for parents, carers and students to understand the guided choices process and to visit the subject stalls to gain more information on each Subject area. There will be a brief introductory talk outlining the process at 4pm in the hall and then you will be free to visit the stalls that will be located in our Sixth Form Block. These stalls will close at 6pm.


Throughout the evening and the guided choices process, students will be guided towards their best suited options. All students will have a meeting/interview once forms have been completed and returned in order to discuss their choices. Students will be given help and advice on the suitability of the courses they have chosen based upon previous attainment.



Students will have the opportunity to complement the core programme of Maths, English and Science subjects with three options. However, we ask them to select six possible option subjects. Students are asked to complete the form and hand it to their Form Tutor.


Will students definitely be able to do their chosen courses?

It is important that your son/daughter selects course at the appropriate level and chooses subjects that will give them the most chance of academic success.

Availability of all courses offered depends upon sufficient numbers of students choosing the course. Should courses be under-subscribed or over-subscribed, it will be necessary for students to make alternative options. There is also a possibility of clashes with a student’s options once the whole year group has been timetabled. We will talk to students individually before any decisions are made.

Attending this evening is extremely important as it is when your son/daughter will receive the choices available to them at KS4 and you will be able to initially ask for help and guidance on the process.


I look forward to seeing you then.


Yours faithfully

Mr R. Gardner.


NHS Success!

Tuesday 13th November 5.30-6.30pm – open to all parents and students.

NHS Success! inspires young people to seize control of their future and consider the wide range of over 350 different career possibilities available to them working in the NHS. It’s a fun and engaging presentation, which is also informative and inspirational

.Professional actors portray an array of characters in a healthcare environment ranging from the Royal Voluntary Service to Chief Surgeon. The central character, who hasn’t any real idea of the impact that the NHS could have on his/ her future either physically or career wise, gets to explore, with the audience, the fascinating and exciting world of healthcare.


Students and parents will:Learn about the variety of pathways and progression routes available in healthcare

  • Appreciate the variety of fulfilling and rewarding roles, for men and women, and that it’s not all just ‘doctors and nurses’ and highly qualified specialists
  • Realise a job in Healthcare offers training and real career progression
  • Understand that working in Healthcare can be exciting, with a great social aspect
  • Find out where to get help, support and more information to make better decisions for their future

Update of bus times from Stagecoach

As from Monday 24th September, the 932 service will run 9 minutes earlier. This change has been made to ensure that the bus arrives at school in plenty of time. Could you please ensure that the times below are passed on to your students that use this service.

Dane Valley Fitzroy Avenue 08.02 
Dane Valley William Avenue 08.06 
Margate Cecil Square 08.22
Westgate Walmer Castle Pub 08.35 
King Ethelbert & Ursuline 08.39 


CITV Game Show Application

ITV game show Spy School and are currently looking for 12-15 year olds to take part in their new series.

Spy School is an action adventure game show, where in each episode a different pair of contestants are given a secret mission. They have to complete various challenges (physical such as an assault course and mental such as code breaking and memory tasks) to obtain clues that will help them in their mission. The mission ends on location at a famous landmark, where working with the presenters, they have one last challenge to complete in order to succeed and graduate Spy School.

Any student interested can, (with their parent or guardian’s permission), contact on for an application form.

Kent Junior Pool Team

Kent Junior Pool Team are looking for new players for their team.

Kent Junior pool team comprises players up to the age of eighteen and provides a great opportunity for young people to build their confidence and make new friends through playing in a team sport. Kent junior pool team also provides practice and coaching sessions on a regular basis for team members.

Open coaching sessions will be running on 18th August and the Team Trials will take place on 2nd December.

Details can be found in the attached posters
For more information about the English Pool Association and Kent County Pool Association can be found at the links below:

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