Show Racism The Red Card

Friday, 16 October 2020
Show Racism The Red Card

A non-uniform day was held on Friday at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form to support the national anti-racism campaign, Show Racism the Red Card. Students and staff were encouraged to wear red and donate £1 to the charity, which helps fund anti-racism education for young people across the UK.

Second COVID19 Positive Case

Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Second COVID19 Positive Case

14 October 2020

Dear Parents/CarersWe have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a second confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

We appreciate you will be concerned about the safety and welfare of the children, but please be assured our Risk Assessment and procedures are robust. They are reviewed on a weekly basis and we will complete the process again following recent events. The second case involves a Year 10 student and is unrelated to the first reported case.

COVID19 Positive Case Letter to Parents/Carers of Students in Years 7-13 and Students in Years 12-13

Tuesday, 13 October 2020
COVID19 Positive Case Letter to Parents/Carers of Students in Years 7-13 and Students in Years 12-13

Dear Parents/Carers

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness

Face Coverings: Policy from 5 October 2020

Monday, 28 September 2020
Face Coverings: Policy from 5 October 2020

We have decided in response to Government guidance, parent/carer feedback, and the current local and national context, to adopt a stronger position with regards to face coverings: All students and staff will be expected to wear face coverings in corridors and communal indoor areas, unless there is a specific medical reason or disability.

Braintree Sixth Form Open Evening

Thursday, 24 September 2020
Braintree Sixth Form Open Evening

Under the current circumstances, the Open Evening for Year 12 intake September 2021, planned for 4 November 2020 at Braintree Sixth Form, will not take place on site.

To all Year 13 Students - 17 August 2020

Tuesday, 18 August 2020
To all Year 13 Students - 17 August 2020

Dear Year 13 Students and Parents/Carers

We appreciate the publication of results can be a stressful time in normal circumstances, but the current situation is adding to anxiety and uncertainty for a number of you. 

Please be assured that as soon as we have any updated information regarding the appeals process or news on any republication of grades we will contact you immediately.

Year 13 Results 2020

Thursday, 13 August 2020
Year 13 Results 2020

As the 2020 summer exams which Year 13 students were due to take this year were cancelled, this year’s students have been awarded grades by the exam boards, based on information supplied by each school. To award the final grades, the exam boards have then applied their own calculations, taking account of performance in previous years, to generate each individual student’s final grades.

Year 13 Results Day, Thursday 13 August

Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Year 13 Results Day, Thursday 13 August
We wish all of Year 13 the very best for their results day tomorrow, Thursday 13 August, and look forward to seeing those of you who are coming in to collect results from the sixth form. Please check your emails or the website if you need a reminder of your time slot.

School Transport - Stop.Swap. GO!

Monday, 10 August 2020
School Transport - Stop.Swap. GO!

Supporting children getting to school

Hello! We’re making getting around Essex easier – and more rewarding – than ever. More and more of us are swapping from car to bus, bike or our own two feet. And whether you’re off to the shops, visiting friends or family, or getting to and from work or school, we’re here to help keep you moving.

Autumn Term 2020

Thursday, 30 July 2020
Autumn Term 2020

We are intending on welcoming Years 7, 11 and 12 in school from Thursday 3 September, and Year 13 from Friday 4 September, with the rest of the school back in from Monday 7 September.

Braintree Sixth Form Enrolment

Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Braintree Sixth Form Enrolment

Enrolment to Braintree Sixth Form is largely moving online this year. The online enrolment form will be open on the school and sixth form website from 8am on Thursday 20 August. Please check the website on the day.

Year 12 UCAS Launch

Wednesday, 03 June 2020
Year 12 UCAS Launch

We would normally be running our UCAS launch week this half term as part of our support for students as they consider their post-18 options

Free School Meals Update: 28 April 2020

Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Free School Meals Update: 28 April 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

You may already be aware that part of the government support package during the coronavirus pandemic is to provide all parents with children eligible for free school meals with a £15 voucher each week to help towards the additional cost of food from having your child/children at home.

Free School Meals Vouchers

Tuesday, 14 April 2020
Free School Meals Vouchers

We registered with the Government’s scheme for free school meals vouchers before the Easter holidays. We have received notification that they are pending, however due to the volume of schools also registering, there has been a delay in vouchers being despatched for the period 6 to 17 April 2020.

Corona Virus – an update on how schools are operating

Saturday, 21 March 2020
Corona Virus – an update on how schools are operating

Friday 20th March 2020

Dear Parents,

I am writing to give you further guidance on the way that schools across Essex will be operating over the coming weeks. These changes cover all registered childcare providers (including nurseries and childminders), maintained and academy primary schools, maintained and academy secondary schools; special schools, further education colleges and independent schools.

Key Worker Information

Friday, 20 March 2020
Key Worker Information

20 March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers


Following the announcement from the Government that school closure will not be "an educational setting" but a "safe place" for critical workers to leave their children and the publication of the ‘key worker’ list, we need to collect details of which families fall into this group so we can plan accordingly.

Urgent Update - Year 13 Students, Parents & Carers - 19 March 2020

Friday, 20 March 2020
Urgent Update - Year 13 Students, Parents& Carers - 19 March 2020

19 March 2020

Dear Year 13 Students, Parents and Carers

Following the announcement yesterday regarding school closures, partial opening and exams this summer, I want to update you on the situation at Braintree Sixth Form for Year 13 students in particular.

I appreciate this is a potentially worrying and unsettling time for Year 13 students and their families regarding the uncertainty of A Level and vocational examinations and grades.

Urgent Update: 18 March 2020

Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Urgent Update: 18 March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

You will probably all be aware of the announcement made regarding school closures from Friday 20 March 2020.  We will consider the next steps and communicate with you as soon as possible.

The safety and welfare of students and staff are our highest priority.

Also, we would like to reassure all students preparing for public exams, that we will support them in achieving their next steps.

Yours faithfully 

Dr C Cusick, Head of School

Letter to Parents/Carers: Students in Years 9 &10, 17 March 2020

Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Letter to Parents/Carers: Students in Years 9 &10, 17 March 2020

17 March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

Students in Years 9 and 10

Following the Government advice relating to the COVID-19 virus yesterday, we have a large number of staff who are absent due to a variety of reasons. As a result, we have had to make the difficult decision to suspend the timetable for Years 9 and 10 students from Wednesday 18 March – Friday 20 March 2020. A decision on next week will be made as soon as possible.

Meal Deals

Friday, 28 February 2020
Meal Deals

Please find attached, the meal deals that will be available to all students with effect from Monday 2 March 2020.

Be Kind Online

Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Be Kind Online

Please find below a useful guide for parents and carers from The National Online Safety Team, regarding online behavior: 'Be Kind Online'.

We would encourage all parents/carers to follow the National Online Safety page on social media for regular information and safety tips.

Ken Coe

Friday, 07 February 2020
Ken Coe

On Thursday 6 February 2020 Ken Coe, a member of the cleaning team at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form, was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the category of Non-Teaching Staff Member of the Year at the annual Essex Teaching Awards.

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