Early Closure Friday 20th September - 12:30pm

Dear Parent/Carer,

Open Morning 21st September 2019

As you are aware we have our Open Morning for prospective Year 7 students on Saturday 21st September. In order to prepare for this, the school will close at 12:30pm for all year groups on Friday 20th September.

School buses will be rescheduled to pick students up at this time.

Yours sincerely,

Mr J Shepley                                                                        H Gascoyne

Director of Achievement                                                Head of School

Return to School in September

Monday 2nd September - School closed to ALL students - INSET day

Tuesday 3rd September - Year 7 only , school begins at 8:30am - students should line up on the the tennis courts. School finishes on Tuesday at 14:30.

Wednesday 4th September - School open to all students (Year 7 - Year 13) - students to line up on the tennis courts. School finishes at 15:10.

Royal Society of Biology Olympiad

At Debden Park High School four of our wonderful year 12 students Amy Blyth, Noor Martin, Jack Scully and Melania Stefani recently competed against 8282 students across 466 schools UK wide in the Royal Society of Biology Biolympiad. We are very proud to announce that they achieved a collective score with the top 16.9% of students that competed and a special shout out goes to Jack Scully who has been 'highly commended' for his amazing individual effort. All of the students put in 110% effort for each of the Olympiad competitions held at our school throughout the year and it has paid off - CONGRATULATIONS to them all on a fantastic effort and well deserved placement.

Year 11 Students - Paper 3 Maths Resources

As always, we have put together a number of useful resources to support your revision for your final Maths Paper 3 Calculator exam on Tuesday at 9am. The revision session will run from 10:30am until 12:30 onto Saturday.

Topics tested and not tested

We have put together a list of all the topics you have been tested on and “topcis not tested” yet. You should use these to support your revision.



Best Guess Papers

We have also put together a selection of questions based on these topics (including mark schemes)



Year 11 Science Conference - 14th March


We are delighted to tell you that we have been fortunate to arrange a Year 11 Science Conference on Thursday 14th March from 8.30 to 3.10pm. As you know that day is a Consultation day for Year 8 & 9 and so school will be closed for all other year groups. However, it is compulsory that Year 11 attend this excellent Science conference which is being run by presenters from the exam board.

The Year 11s will be participating in a student revision Science conference and will be provided with an excellent motivational revision day. The conference has been designed to improve student understanding of all three science subjects with varied, interactive sessions throughout the day using examples from real exams.

Students will receive high quality advice, guidance and examples from experts in teaching and examining, to help them to produce examination answers that reach the highest levels.

This will be an excellent opportunity for students to:

* Experience a unique opportunity to hear from leading experts on all three sciences

* Gain top level advice and guidance on how to access the higher grades in examinations

* Enhance the understanding of key areas of GCSE Science, all linked directly to the exam papers, including transferrable skills that improve revision and exam techniques

* Take part in interactive examiner workshops to improve performance in the exams

* Take away a full set of conference notes, with examination tips and example answers

Students will be expected to wear school uniform and arrive at normal time where they will be registered. The canteen will be open with only a cold selection of food so students are encouraged to bring a packed lunch.

If you have any questions about the event, we are putting on for our year 11’s please do not hesitate to contact me dblain@dphs-tkat.org

Yours sincerely

Debbie Blain

AHT Science/Director of Development

Year 8 and 9 Consultation Day - 14th March

Part School closure – Thursday 14th March 2019

On Thursday 14th March, students in Years 7 and 10 will not be in school, due to Parent Consultation Day being held for pupils in Year 8 and 9.

Please be aware that due to forthcoming exams, Year 11, 12 and 13 are expected to attend school as normal.

If your child does not need to attend school, they will be expected to complete school work at home. Core subjects will be directing all students where they should focus their studies at this time.

Yours sincerely

G Haycock

Director of Culture & Character

World Book Day

For the sixth year running, we are hosting “Book Week”, a special week packed with events and competitions to celebrate the power of books. This will take place from March 4th to March 8th 2019.

 Author of One of Us, Jeannie Waudby, will be visiting our school on World Book Day, Thursday 7th March, to work with Year 9 students. Jeannie will also be signing books in the main foyer at lunchtime.

“One of Us is a remarkable tale which reminds us that there is a difference between what is right and what is easy, as well as the fact that the people who we believe to be our mortal enemies aren’t so very different from us after all. At a time when the world is filled with huge divides between sexes, races, religions and more, this book couldn’t be more fitting.”

 The Guardian Review

 To find out more about One of Us and the author Jeannie Waudby, go to www.jeanniewaudby.com

If you would like your child to be able to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity and purchase a signed copy of Jeannie’s book, they will be available on the day priced at £6.99.