Five students & one teacher from Kennedy High School in Richmond, San Francisco California USA visited Notley for four days, staying with year 10 host families in order experience the English education system and English family life.
Please welcome Sophie Brain aged 11 from Waterloo, Belgium. She is here to do research for her project “a comparison between life in a Belgian school and that of an English school”. She has spent the day shadowing Bethany Conlon, and gave a presentation to 7O about life in a Belgian School.
As a school we are committed to reviewing school policies at regular intervals.
Early in November 2004 Mrs Tucker and Mrs Curran were very happy to announce their new arrival - a bouncing 7lb 7oz baby boy. (He was actually born on 29 September but it took a while for him to be delivered!)
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.
The school was visited by two Ofsted inspectors on Wednesday 8 March 2006. Notley was selected to be part of an Ofsted trial of a shortened inspection process for high achieving schools.
You may recall that before Christmas we asked for your views on the school’s policy towards hair and hairstyles following concerns raised by some parents near the start of the school year.
Paired Reading has got off to an excellent start this year, with 70 of our Year11 students working with 70 Year7s. Together they choose a book and share the reading of it.
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.
Notley High School is proud to announce its “Design a Fan Site” competition. This ICT competition is open to all KS3 students (Yrs 7-9) attending The Ramsey School, Honywood School, Tabor School, Alec Hunter School, Rickstones School and Notley High School. You need to design a fan website in FrontPage, Dreamweaver or any other HTML program on a favourite computer game, sports team/player or a celebrity/band of your choice.
Staff and students at Notley High School are today celebrating the school’s re-designation by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) as a Technology College.
October 20th saw another incredibly successful Open Evening.
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.