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.
Year 9 parents/carers/students are invited to attend the KS4 Courses Evening on Wednesday 5 February 2020, from 5pm – 8pm in Braintree Sixth Form.
A message from the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service
A reminder that school nurses should not send text messages as their first contact with parents/carers. If you receive a text message requesting information about your child from anyone purporting to be a school nurse, please DO NOT engage.
Two former Braintree Sixth Form students, Natacha Maurin and Sam Newman, came back to Braintree Sixth Form on 7 January 2020, to take an assembly on university life, UCAS applications and applications to Oxbridge in particular.
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.
We were delighted to see so many former students from Year 11 returning to school on Tuesday 17 December 2019 to collect their GCSE certificates. Thanks to the catering team for a lovely buffet. It was great to hear how many of you are getting on in your new courses.
Christmas capers and festive fun was the order of the day at the school library, with a special 3-day Christmas extravaganza to celebrate the end of term.
Monday 16 December 2019 saw the inaugural F9 festive cake baking event organised to raise money for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. The charity, chosen by the Head of House Mrs Wallace is dedicated to supporting people whose lives are touched by cancer.
On Friday 13 December all year 11 students attended part 2 of the Maximising Success training from The Life Skills Company which builds on all the revision tips and techniques shared with them in Year 10.
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.
Students from Years 7 to 13 took part in Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form’s Mock Election Day on Thursday 12 December 2019.
On Tuesday 10 December 2019, the Music department put on their annual Christmas Concert. The evening consisted of a wide variety of music, Christmas readings and carols.
We would like to draw your attention to a money laundering scheme we have been made aware of by the Essex Safeguarding Children Board.
On 4 and 5 December 2019 , Year 9 students attended a series of Gambling Awareness Workshops.
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded Healthy Schools status.
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.
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.
The Music Department will be holding its Christmas Concert on Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 7pm in Braintree Arts Theatre.
Harry Barnes – December 2019
Huge congratulations to Harry Barnes in Year 9 on earning a place in the England Basketball talent pathway.
Much excitement was to be found at the special Half Price Scholastic Book Fair that visited the school from 21-26 November. The Library was bursting with students all grabbing some fantastic bargains.
Following on from Anti Bullying Week, each tutor group was given the challenge to define what they believe bullying is and why it is wrong.
On Tuesday 3 December 2019, Year 12 students will be hosting their annual Enterprise Fair. Year 7 students will be attending during period 1 and Year 8 will be attending during period 2.
Tree Huggers is an Environmental Science club, where students discuss and try to actively do things that will have a positive impact on anything from climate change, to ensuring our local wildlife are fed and looked after, to looking at how, as a school, we can tackle the overuse of plastics and ensure we are careful with our waste.
On Friday 15 November 2019, we held a non-uniform and dress down day for students and staff to raise money for Children in Need. We raised a sum of £1,327.70 for Children in Need.
We were delighted to welcome the Safer Essex Roads Safety Partnership again this year on 19 November for our annual 'Roadster' Day.
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form is a member of the Into Film Festival Organisation. We had the opportunity to see The Addams Family at Cineworld, Braintree on Tuesday 12 November 2019.
Freddie Dowman nominated Millie for a Jack Petchey award for showing resilience in difficult times.
It was a great pleasure to welcome so many prospective sixth form students and their families to our Open Evening for Year 12 intake September 2020 on 6 November 2019.
Our Senior Leadership Team will be serving Christmas lunch in the dining hall and Café6 for staff and students on Wednesday 18 December 2019. This year’s Christmas lunch will cost £2.50 for the main meal and £1.00 for dessert.
On Monday 11 November 2019 and Tuesday 12 November 2019 all students in Years 7 – 13 attended a presentation delivered by Colchester United Football in the Community.
GCSE Art Graphics students at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form visited The Design Museum in London during the first week back after the October half term 2019.
On 24 October 2019, 27 students travelled to Iceland for a once in a lifetime trip to explore the area surrounding Reykjavik to include the famous Golden Circle and South Shore tours and also to visit the remote and desolate Reykjavik Peninsula.
Year 10 GSCE Product Design students went to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to participate in a Creative Prototyping workshop by Tom Gayler.
Our annual Year 9 trip to World War One sites of interest in Belgium took place on Friday 8 November 2019, beginning with a 4am departure for 100 students and 8 staff.
We have a supply of clearance PE kit for sale, at a reduced price, available on a first come, first served basis. The items for sale are a fleece ¼ zip and polo shirts.
A Level Geography students spent 2 days in Southwold completing human and physical fieldwork in preparation for their upcoming fieldwork investigation.