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.

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.

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.

Natasha Stewart Visit

Thursday, 06 February 2020
Natasha Stewart Visit

On Tuesday 4 February 2020, students in Braintree Sixth Form and our Year 10 students were fortunate to hear a performance from an upcoming Scottish solo artist, Natasha Stewart. 

Year 13 Mock Interview Day

Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Year 13 Mock Interview Day

Learning how to present and market yourself to prospective universities and employers is part of the programme of personal development for sixth form students.

Gambling Awareness Talk

Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Gambling Awareness Talk

We welcomed two speakers to Notley High & Braintree Sixth Form on Tuesday 14 January 2020 to talk to students from Years 10 - 13 across the morning, with a focus on problem gambling and gambling addiction.

Christmas Lunch 2019

Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Christmas Lunch 2019

On Wednesday 18 December 2019, we celebrated Christmas with our annual Christmas lunch of roast turkey, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, stuffing balls, served with a selection of vegetables, followed by chocolate fudge cake – all complete with Christmas crackers.

Save the Children - Christmas Jumper Day 2019

Friday, 13 December 2019
Save the Children - Christmas Jumper Day 2019

We held a Christmas Jumper Day today, and raised £367.93 for the Save the Children Appeal. We are proud to have raised funds for the Save the Children Appeal which goes towards providing children with a better and brighter future both here in the UK and abroad.

Mock Election 2019

Thursday, 12 December 2019
Mock Election 2019

Students from Years 7 to 13 took part in Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form’s Mock Election Day on Thursday 12 December 2019.

Money Laundering Scams

Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Money Laundering Scams (Original photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels)

We would like to draw your attention to a money laundering scheme we have been made aware of by the Essex Safeguarding Children Board.

General Election Report

Thursday, 05 December 2019
BBC Look East's Leigh Milner interviewing our students

On Tuesday 3 December 2019 we were delighted to welcome the BBC to Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form. The focus of the visit was the forthcoming General Election and the mock election being held in school on 12 December 2019.

Year 12 Enterprise Fair 2019

Thursday, 05 December 2019
Year 12 Enterprise Fair 2019

One of the aims of the sixth form Personal Development programme is that students should know how to be 'enterprising in life and work' and we begin this in the Autumn Term for Year 12 with an enterprise challenge for the whole year group: to form a mini-business and seek to make a profit by holding an Enterprise Fair.

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