On Tuesday 31 January 2017, Year 13 students had the opportunity to listen to Rachel Wier from the University of Essex during TP3, who discussed student finance for 2017 entry.
You may have heard about the tragic event of the 21st of December in which one of our students and her mother lost their lives in a house fire.
Following Olly Murs’ visit to launch Children in Need’s ‘Big Spotacular’ earlier last month, we are delighted to announce that we raised in excess of our pledge in reaching a grand total of £3,028.08 for this worthwhile cause.
Madison achieved great GCSE results, having coped with her studies as well as her exam revision whilst her father was terminally ill.
Current Year 13 students are formally invited to attend the Year 13 Ball, to be held at Fennes, Fennes Road, Bocking, Braintree, Essex, CM7 5PL, on Monday 3 July 2017, from 6.30pm.
Students in Years 7-13 have taken part in a week of special Remembrance Assemblies led by Mr Higgon, a member of the school’s history department.
On Wednesday 2 November a Progression Day took place for all year 11 students. This provided students with the chance to attend different taster sessions of subjects and courses which they are considering pursuing next year.
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form hosts the award of the John Ray Trust Science Prize 2016.
On Monday 3 October, Year 12 psychology students were lucky to hear from a guest speaker from Harrier Training.
Over the course of two days in September, two of our Year 13 students had the exciting chance to attend a Law School at The Emmanuel College at Cambridge University.
Wednesday 21 September saw the start of the Student Council. Students in Year 12 had nominated themselves during TP3 this week and existing Year 13 members joined once again.
The purpose of the trip was to see a filmed version of the ground-breaking 2011 performance of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem starring the amazing Mark Rylance as Johnny “Rooster” Byron.
The sixth form will be having a dress down day on Friday 3 February 2017 to raise money for Hope House, a homeless shelter charity based in Braintree. The money raised for Hope House is in remembrance of Emilia Kordaszewska, a Year 7 student at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form.
On Tuesday 20 December our end of term assembly took place where we celebrated achievements across both year groups.
On Tuesday 6 December 2016, Year 7 students were invited to Braintree Arts Theatre to attend the Year 12 Enterprise Fair. Year 12 students had been planning this event for the last half-term.
On Tuesday 22 November 31 Year 12 students visited The Emmanuel College at Cambridge University for the day.
On Thursday 10 November, our annual Roadster event for Year 12 took place. As Year 12 students approach the legal driving age, it is important to help prepare them for this next step and educate them on the significance of road safety.
On Wednesday 9 November our annual Braintree Sixth Form Open Evening took place. This allowed prospective students and their parents and carers to visit the Sixth Form and meet members of staff in the different subject areas that we have on offer at A level.
On Tuesday 1 November we had Heather Hill visit from the charity InterAct to discuss volunteering opportunities for this worthwhile cause.
On Thursday 13 October students from Years 11, 12 and 13 attended a conference entitled ‘Surviving the Teenage Years’ at Earls Colne Golf Club.
Please meet some of our student leadership team.
On Tuesday 27 September, NCS (National Citizen Service) visited the Year 12 assembly. They had also previously visited the day before to speak to Year 13 students. NCS offers students the chance to participate in a fantastic programme that provides students with a whole host of skills.
Wednesday 21 September saw enrichment programmes well under way.
Braintree Arts Theatre was the chosen venue to host this year’s Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards Evening for the Braintree district of schools on Tuesday 17 January 2017.
This is a reminder that assessment week is fast approaching and exams will take place between 23-27 January 2017. A copy of the timetable can be found on the website and this has also been emailed home.
On Wednesday 30 November Mid Essex Initial Teacher Training hosted an information event at lunchtime in the theatre for all Year 12 and 13 students interested in a career in teaching.
On Thursday 1 December, PhD student Tuesday Watts from the University of Essex visited Braintree Sixth Form to speak to psychology students.
The charitable reputation of our staff and students was on full display throughout November as we were busy collating gift-filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
The Sixth Form will be having a dress-down day on Friday 18 November 2016 to raise money for Children in Need.
We were pleased to be contacted by BBC Children in Need earlier this term to congratulate us on being in the top 200 schools in the UK for raising money for the charity last year. They asked whether we would be happy to be included in any media coverage of the event this year, and when we agreed we expected to possibly send in a report and photos of our fundraising activities this year.
Thank you to those that provided cakes or purchased these for today’s cake sale. We have raised £174 for Stand Up To Cancer.
Notley High School’s Year 11 students will be participating in a progression day on Wednesday 2 November where they will experience a range of taster sessions delivered by Braintree Sixth Form staff.
On Thursday 29 September, the first IB ToK (Theory of Knowledge) day of the year took place.
On Thursday 22 September 2016, all Year 11 students enjoyed the opportunity to attend a careers fair at Cressing Temple Barns.
On Tuesday 20 September, Anita Magee from the Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge visited Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form to speak to students in Years 12 and 13 that are interested in the early entry route for university.