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

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

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.

A Level Taster Lessons

Considering studying an A Level but not sure what it will be like? We will be running more taster lessons for our subjects that are only offered at Sixth Form to give Year 11 students an idea of what’s in store:

Tuesday 11th: Philosophy & Ethics; Business, Economics and Accounting at 3pm

Wednesday 12th: Government & Politics; Sociology; Psychology at 4pm.

Thursday 13th: Business, Economics and Accounting at 4pm

Lessons are open to all Year 11 students. External students very welcome!

Interested? Email

Brookside Garage Support

Brookside Garage will donate 10% of labour costs to our school!

All you need to do is confirm to them, when booking in your vehicle, that you are a contact of Debden Park High School. 

It would be helpful if you could let the PTA know as well in order that we can keep a note of this by emailing

For servicing, tyres, repairs and vehicle recovery please remember to contact: 

Brookside Garage

Gravel Lane

Chigwell, IG7 6DQ       

Telephone: 020 8500 3136