In addition to the recent International School and Artsmark Awards, Notley has been identified by the Department for Education and Skills as a high performing specialist school.
Well, despite delays on the ferry and terrible driving conditions through France, 74 students and staff managed to get to Austria over half-term for the yearly ski trip.
Former Notley High pupil Nicky Eyre found himself on the bench in the Spurs Vs Crystal Palace Barclays Premiership clash on Saturday 22nd after a series of events that finally shot him into the limelight.
We are delighted to report that the school has been re-accredited with the International School Award. Our new accreditation runs from 1 September 2005 to 31 August 2008.
As many of you may know this is Mr Pountney's final year at Notley he is shortly to step down from his position as Deputy Head after 12 years in the school.
Ballgowns, tuxedos and stretch limos abounded on the evening of May 17th as Notley High held its equivalent of the Oscars.
Teams of scientists across the country took part in a National online Quiz where they had to answer 20 questions in 20 minutes for a diverse subject range.
The Notley High School Production 2005 - "Teechers" by Jon Godber - has now finished its three day run to unanimous acclaim. Well done everyone, especially the director Mrs Pollard.
By this half term your child will be given a free 1:25 000 scale Explorer Ordnance Survey map by their school. These maps are being issued to year 7/primary 7 pupils to help them to develop their map-reading skills.
Students and staff at Notley High School in Braintree were celebrating GCSE results this morning.
Well, the weather managed to stay fine for our sports day on July 6th - despite gloomy forecast from the Met Office!
During the half-term week, 36 students from Years 7-9, 5 staff and one parent returned from a very successful Geography field trip to the Bay of Naples in Italy.
There was tremendous excitement at Notley High School this morning when it was realised that 66% of the student's had achieved five or more higher grade GCSE passes. This represents a 7% increase over last year's results.
Notley really got into the spirit of Red Nose Day 2005. Not just red noses, but just anything else that could be dyed red, combined with lunchtime aerobics and a non-uniform day ensured a very entertaining day was had by all!
Notley will once again be taking part in this national event, which raises millions of pounds each year to improve the lives of children in the Developing World.
Electric Revolution, a band formed by four of our pupils has rocked its way to win a battle of the bands competition in Newmarket. Rhys Andrews (lead guitar), Joe McCarty (lead vocals and guitar), Callum Gildart (bass guitar) and Max Smethurst (drums) beat off 15 other bands to win the contest. Their prize is a two-day session in a recording studio in Norwich.
Monday 16th May saw the gorgeous and fabulous out in force again at Notley for our Prom Night. Cadillacs, Aston Martins, Stretch Limos (can those things get any bigger?!) and even a Hot Dog Van brought our year 11s to the school in style for their big night. A glittering occasion as ever, despite the rain.
PRESS RELEASE - Students and staff at Notley High School in Braintree were celebrating GCSE results this morning. 61% of students achieved 5 or more higher grade GCSE passes and the overall higher grade GCSE pass rate was 65%.
At lunchtime on Friday 18th June, our Year 9 students organised a charity fair in the Sports Hall.
As I am sure you will recall, last year we lost one of our most loved members of staff, Miss Smart, who died peacefully at home following a long illness.