Year 8

Curriculum Information

Year 8 Director of Learning: Mr Tom Laws

KS3 Head of Behaviour & Safeguarding: Mrs Catherine Beattie

Year 8 Guidance & Support: Mrs A Eardley

Year 8 Welcome

Welcome to Year 8, a very important year in your child’s school career. As well as settling further into school life they will begin to think about the subject they wish to study at Key Stage 4 and make important choices about their future. As their Director of Learning for Year 8, I will make sure that they, and you, feel fully informed and supported through the process. In return, all students will need to be prepared for the year, from the first day all the way through to the end of the school year.

Year 8 Form Tutors  
8Y Mrs E Ellis
8J Ms K Hope
8N Mrs N Williams (LG Maternity)
8B Ms H Day
8O Ms K Youlden (CDO Cover)
8R Miss R Bulleyment | Miss R Jones (Fri)
8I Ms R Sherrington
8G Mr H Williams
8T Ms E Bonell

We encourage an open dialogue between school and home. If you have any worries or concerns, no matter how minor, please do not hesitate to contact your child's Form Teacher in the first instance. Please telephone Reception on 01492 864200 and leave a message and the Form teacher will get back to you. Alternatively you can email Mr Tom Laws, Year 8 Director of Learning at


The school has an attendance policy of 95% or above. All medical and dental appointments should be scheduled for outside of school hours. However, if your child is off school for any reason, please contact the attendance officer via the school reception at your earliest convenience and provide us with written evidence for the absence on your child’s return to school.

Key Dates - Year 8  
Tuesday 5th September First day back in school.
Tuesday 26th September Director of Learning evening. An opportunity for parents and carers to find out more about the upcoming year and how to support your child through the year.
Week commencing 20th November First Assessment Window (AP1) - The first time your child will be assessed to measure their progress.
Tuesday 6th February Year 8 options evening. An opportunity to meet with subject specialists and discuss option courses.
Week commencing 19th February Second Assessment Window (AP2).
Tuesday 20th March Parents’ Evening and Final Options information. An opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers and discuss their progress, as well as have any questions about Key Stage 4 options addressed.
Week commencing 11th June Third Assessment Window (AP3).

Year 8 Options Booklet 2018

Click HERE to download a PDF copy.

Year 8 Director of Learning Evening Presentation (PDF)

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