2019-2022 Year 8 Options

Further Information about our Options process will appear here from February 1st, 2019.


Dear Parents/Carers

I am writing to invite you to our Options Evening on Thursday 7 February 4-7pm.  This year, the event is for parents, carers and students in Year 8 and 9, as both cohorts will be selecting options. 

The itinerary for the afternoon/evening will be as follows:

From 3.50pm all guests will be asked to sign in and collect a welcome pack from main school reception, you can then visit classrooms around the school where you can find out information on all the courses being offered.  There will be formal briefings in the Main Hall at the times below and you should attempt to attend one of these (appropriate to the year group that your son/daughter is in). 

4pm: Briefing in the Main Hall for parents/carers and students in Year 8

4:30pm Briefing in the Main Hall for parents/carers and students in Year 9

5pm: Repeat Briefing in the Main Hall for parents/carers and students in Year 8

5:30pm Repeat Briefing in the Main Hall for parents/carers and students in Year 9

Student leaders will be available to ‘escort’ you around school during the event and refreshments will be available in the ‘Pit Stop’ from 6.00pm where there will also be members of the Leadership Team available to answer any queries or questions that you may have. We also have in attendance, our Careers advisor, Ms. Barratt.

We will be compiling electronic files and video clips to inform you about the options available for 2019 and these will be available to view via the school website from Friday 1st February:  


We do not plan to print copies of an ‘options booklet’ for everyone, as this information will all be available through the website, however, if you would prefer a paper copy, or do not have access to the internet, please indicate on the reply slip and we will be happy to provide a ‘hard copy’.

Your son/daughter will be receiving information, advice and guidance over the next few weeks to enable them to make the right choices for them. 


As the Options evening on 7th February is likely to be very busy, we would ask for your support in three areas:

  1. Parking will be limited, so please car share or walk to school if that is possible.

  2. Chapel Road will be coned off as people parking here at recent school events have caused severe problems with arrivals and departures to/from the site. 

  3. Please follow the instructions of car park marshalls

  4. Please arrive promptly for the briefings in the Main Hall to avoid interruptions.

  5. Please return the reply slip below to your child’s tutor to provide us with an idea about numbers of parents/carers and students attending.

We look forward to meeting with you at our Options evening.  Please return the reply slip a.s.a.p. and at the latest by Friday 25 January if you require a paper copy of the option choices.  Please do not hesitate to contact me or another member of staff at school if you have any questions before February 7th.

Yours sincerely

S Taylor


Reply Slip (To be handed to Tutor)

*I/We will/Will not be attending the Options evening on February 7th.  *Delete as appropriate

Name of Parent/Carer:           __________________________________

Name of student:                    __________________________________

Year Group:                          _______________                 

Tutor Group:                         _______________                

Total number attending:          _______________


Please tick box if you require a paper copy of the Options course information