Dear Parent/Carer,

 

Ralph Thoresby School is committed to supporting students to achieve outstanding progress. A key part of us being able to support students to make further improvements is the rigorous assessment programme we have. An integral part of this is our formal exam week, which takes place between 18th and 21st June 2018.

 

Exam Timetable

Your child’s exam timetable is printed on the back of this letter. Students will take each exam listed and I would be grateful if you could spend time talking about the importance of each assessment with your child.

 

Punctuality and Attendance

It is important that students are very punctual during this week, as lateness to the registration of an exam or absence from school will have a significant and negative impact on your child’s outcomes. Please avoid making any non-emergency appointments during this time.

 

Equipment

Students are responsible for bringing the following equipment to every exam: 2 black pens, two pencils, a ruler, an eraser, a geometry set (protractor and pair of compasses) and a calculator. All equipment should be brought in a clear pencil case or polythene bag.

 

Water

Students may bring one bottle of still water in a clear bottle without a label.

 

Revision

Students should undertake revision tasks on each work day, and spend some time at the weekend revising for their exams. However, examinations can have a negative impact on emotional wellbeing, if not managed correctly, so it is also important that students spend some time relaxing and pursuing their hobbies and interests, so as not to become overly anxious or stressed. Students will be set revision work and it is important that they commit to undertake this revision, throughout the period leading up to the exams.

 

If you have any questions about these examinations, please don’t hesitate to contact me at school or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Yours sincerely,

Mark Hancock

Mark Hancock

Acting Assistant Headteacher


 

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

Ralph Thoresby School is committed to supporting students to achieve outstanding progress. A key part of us being able to support students to make further improvements is the rigorous assessment programme we have. An integral part of this is our formal exam week, which takes place between 18th and 22nd June 2018.

 

Exam Timetable

Your child’s exam timetable is printed on the back of this letter. Students will take each exam listed and I would be grateful if you could spend time talking about the importance of each assessment with your child.

 

Punctuality and Attendance

It is important that students are very punctual during this week, as lateness to the registration of an exam or absence from school will have a significant and negative impact on your child’s outcomes. Please avoid making any non-emergency appointments during this time.

 

Equipment

Students are responsible for bringing the following equipment to every exam: 2 black pens, two pencils, a ruler, an eraser, a geometry set (protractor and pair of compasses) and a calculator. All equipment should be brought in a clear pencil case or polythene bag.

 

Water

Students may bring one bottle of still water in a clear bottle without a label.

 

Revision

Students should undertake revision tasks on each work day, and spend some time at the weekend revising for their exams. However, examinations can have a negative impact on emotional wellbeing, if not managed correctly, so it is also important that students spend some time relaxing and pursuing their hobbies and interests, so as not to become overly anxious or stressed. Students will be set revision work and it is important that they commit to undertake this revision, throughout the period leading up to the exams.

 

If you have any questions about these examinations, please don’t hesitate to contact me at school or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Yours sincerely,

Mark Hancock

Mark Hancock

Acting Assistant Headteacher

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

Ralph Thoresby School is committed to supporting students to achieve outstanding progress. A key part of us being able to support students to make further improvements is the rigorous assessment programme we have. An integral part of this is our formal exam week, which takes place between 25th and 28th June 2018.

 

Exam Timetable

Your child’s exam timetable is printed on the back of this letter. Students will take each exam listed and I would be grateful if you could spend time talking about the importance of each assessment with your child.

 

Punctuality and Attendance

It is important that students are very punctual during this week, as lateness to the registration of an exam or absence from school will have a significant and negative impact on your child’s outcomes. Please avoid making any non-emergency appointments during this time.

 

Equipment

Students are responsible for bringing the following equipment to every exam: 2 black pens, two pencils, a ruler, an eraser, a geometry set (protractor and pair of compasses) and a calculator. All equipment should be brought in a clear pencil case or polythene bag.

 

Water

Students may bring one bottle of still water in a clear bottle without a label.

 

Revision

Students should undertake revision tasks on each work day, and spend some time at the weekend revising for their exams. However, examinations can have a negative impact on emotional wellbeing, if not managed correctly, so it is also important that students spend some time relaxing and pursuing their hobbies and interests, so as not to become overly anxious or stressed. Students will be set revision work and it is important that they commit to undertake this revision, throughout the period leading up to the exams.

 

If you have any questions about these examinations, please don’t hesitate to contact me at school or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Yours sincerely,

Mark Hancock

Mark Hancock

Acting Assistant Headteacher

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

Ralph Thoresby School is committed to supporting students to achieve outstanding progress. A key part of us being able to support students to make further improvements is the rigorous assessment programme we have. An integral part of this is our formal exam week, which takes place between 2nd and 4th July 2018.

 

Exam Timetable

Your child’s exam timetable is printed on the back of this letter. Students will take each exam listed and I would be grateful if you could spend time talking about the importance of each assessment with your child.

 

Punctuality and Attendance

It is important that students are very punctual during this week, as lateness to the registration of an exam or absence from school will have a significant and negative impact on your child’s outcomes. Please avoid making any non-emergency appointments during this time.

 

Equipment

Students are responsible for bringing the following equipment to every exam: 2 black pens, two pencils, a ruler, an eraser, a geometry set (protractor and pair of compasses) and a calculator. All equipment should be brought in a clear pencil case or polythene bag.

 

Water

Students may bring one bottle of still water in a clear bottle without a label.

 

Revision

Students should undertake revision tasks on each work day, and spend some time at the weekend revising for their exams. However, examinations can have a negative impact on emotional wellbeing, if not managed correctly, so it is also important that students spend some time relaxing and pursuing their hobbies and interests, so as not to become overly anxious or stressed. Students will be set revision work and it is important that they commit to undertake this revision, throughout the period leading up to the exams.

 

If you have any questions about these examinations, please don’t hesitate to contact me at school or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Yours sincerely,

Mark Hancock

Mark Hancock

Acting Assistant Headteacher

Parent/Carer Forum on Wednesday 13th June at 6.30pm – 7.30pm 

All parents/carers invited to discuss any concerns they may have or just a drop-in session for them to meet with Mr Carr.

 

 

To be able to track our progress during our trip to Cologne this is the link you will need to use

 

https://locatemytrip.uk/map/interval/login/9FE5F557 

No user name or password required.

 

This will not become active till we depart.

We have recently written out to all parents to advise that they are required to complete an online renewal form if they wish for their child to continue to use the school bus services for the next academic year. The closing date for these applications is  June 30th 2018. 
 
The online renewal form can be found here on generationm.co.uk. All applications must be received strictly no later than the 30th June, 2018. Any applications received after that date will not be prioritised.
 
 
It is crucial that we receive applications for all those wishing to use your school services,  as after June 30th2018 we will be looking at the amount of applications to determine the demand for services.
 
Please could you assist us by publicising this to parents and students in school newsletters & on your website? 
 
New starters and students staying on to years 12 & 13 must complete a new application form which can be found here on our website. 
 
The Education Transport team will also be sending out reminders using the @metrogenm Twitter feed and details can be found on the schools transport website at www.generationm.co.uk. And we will be sending further reminder letters out to parents.
 
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or comments please get in touch.
 
Education Transport
West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Mental health safeguarding drive taking place from now until Easter. Click the PDF below to see what your child is learning about in school.

Attachments:
Download this file (mentalhealthassembly.pdf)mentalhealthassembly.pdf[ ]756 kB

Please click the image below to view the options booklet for 2018-2021. The presentation for the evening is attached below.

Attachments:
Download this file (GCSE Options Evening 2018.pptx)GCSE Options Evening 2018.pptx[ ]432 kB

Please see the attached letter for guidance from West Yorkshire Police regarding dealing with missing children.

 

Attachments:
Download this file (missingchildrenletter.pdf)missingchildrenletter.pdf[ ]1120 kB

Click on the link below to book.

 

Please find attached information regarding the Y7 Residential 2018.

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Download this file (KitList.pdf)KitList.pdf[ ]341 kB
Download this file (Letter to parents 16.04.docx)Letter to parents 16.04.docx[ ]163 kB
Download this file (Y7residential2018.pdf)Y7residential2018.pdf[ ]245 kB

 

Ralph Thoresby School is committed to supporting students to achieve outstanding progress. A key part of us being able to support students to make further improvements is the rigorous assessment programme we have. An integral part of this is our formal exam week, which takes place between 22nd and 24th January 2018.

 

This exam week will form significant parts of the conversation on parents’ evening on Thursday 22nd February and will help us to make recommendations for subject choices and pathways that students will take in the GCSE options process. Additionally, it will help to inform some departmental decisions in setting students to commence GCSE studies.

 

Exam Timetable

Your child’s exam timetable is printed on the back of this letter. Students will take each exam listed and I should be grateful if you could spend time talking about the importance of each assessment with your child.

 

Punctuality and Attendance

It is important that students are very punctual during this week as lateness to the registration of an exam or absence from school will have a significant and negative impact on your child’s outcomes. Please avoid making any non-emergency appointments during this time.

 

Equipment

Students are responsible for bringing the following equipment to every exam: 3 black pens, two pencils, a ruler, an eraser, highlighters, a geometry set (protractor and pair of compasses) and a calculator. All equipment should be brought in a clear pencil case or polythene bag.

 

Water

Students may bring one bottle of still water in a clear bottle without a label.

 

Revision

Students should undertake approximately 60 minutes of revision each work day and spend some time at the weekend revising for their exams. Students will be set revision work and it is important that they commit to undertake this revision throughout each stage of the next few weeks.

 

 

If you have any questions about these examinations, please don’t hesitate to contact me at school or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please see the attached document for information about this years Y7 residential.

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Download this file (y7 residential.pdf)y7 residential.pdf[ ]216 kB
Year 13
100% pass rate
75% achieved an A*-B
Progress at A level ranked in the top 10%
Progress in applied general qualifications ranked in the top 25% for the last 3 years
 
Year 11
 
We are delighted with our performance on the new, more demanding 9-1 GCSE examinations.  % of students achieving a standard pass (equivalent to the old C grade):
 
English Language 66%
English Literature 61%
Mathematics 60%
 
Please find further subject information in the attachment.
Attachments:
Download this file (Year 11 subject results website (1).docx)Y11 Results[ ]24 kB
Download this file (Year 13 subject results website (1).docx)Y13 Results[ ]19 kB

Please consult the table below for timings for the Y11 mock exams- core subjects only.

A reminder that the MAT consultation meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 3rd October at 6.30pm. All parents are invited to join in with discussions and ask questions about the process.

Attachments:
Download this file (MAT Consultation 10.05.17.docx)MAT Consultation 10.05.17.docx[ ]230 kB