Headteacher's Newsflash 11/05/18

Exam Countdown

Summer exams start on Monday 14th May only 2 days away!

For the full Y11 Exam Timetable 2018 click here 

Exams next week are:

  • Monday: Health & Social Care, ICT
  • Tuesday: French, Combined Science (Biology)
  • Wednesday: Sport Science
  • Thursday: Combined Science (Chemistry)
  • Friday: French, Drama.

With just this weekend left until GCSEs commence on Monday, parents, please continue to ask your child these questions: 

  • Have you got your GCSE Pod login? 
  • Which after school revision sessions are you doing this week (Are you doing Pizza Wednesdays?) 
  • Is there anything I can help you with? 
  • Are you ok?

The run up to GCSE exams is a stressful time and, as adults, sometimes we forget what it was like for us because it was such a long, long time ago.  Please do remember that we are here to help your child and if you need some advice we are here to help you too.

Practical exam tips:10 Best GCSE Revision Tips from Past Students | GoConqr


Students Are Great Ambassadors Of Gateacre

We had some great feedback about year 11 and year 12 students who attended a Taster Day at Riverside College, Widnes this week. This from the organisers:

“Just a little feedback from today, the students from Gateacre were amazing, so polite and interested, asked lots of questions, and thoroughly enjoyed “Rockets”. Great ambassadors of the school. Please pass on this feedback to the school on behalf of the Motor Vehicle Tutors team.”


Gateacre School On The Radio

You might hear Gateacre School on the radio in many locations across the city.  You can listen to our commercial broadcasts here:

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 Gateacre Secondary School & Open Evening                  


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Gateacre Sixth Form


Big Little Library

Knitting trebbles

The weekly knit and natter group made up from the local community and Gateacre parents have been creating blankets over the last few months as part of the Sixty Million Trebles campaign. They were sent via The Boxes of Love Syria and Yemen’s Children’s Charity and finally arrived at their destination this week.  Thank you to everyone who was involved and we have received photos of the many happy recipients for whom this campaign has made a real difference. Our next project will be announced soon. 


Do you have a couple of hours a week to spare? We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help out in our award winning community venture. Contact l.mitchell@gateacre.org for more details or speak to any of the volunteers in our shop, open 10-4 Mon-Sat. 


The next PTFA meeting is on May 16th at 11am in the Friday Harbour Café in Belle Vale Shopping centre. We will be discussing fundraising opportunities for the school over the coming months.


Dates for Your Diary:


14th May  Exams Commence

16th May  World Challenge Parents Talk 5pm

28th May  Half Term

6th June   Y9 Vaccinations

25th June Y11 Prom

3rd July    Y6 Primary School Parents Information Evening 5pm

13th July  Y10 & Y12 Mock Exam Results

13th July   Y13 Prom

20th July   End of Term

(23rd & 24th July INSET Days)

 4th September Start Of Term - Back To School staggered start times for year groups


Term Dates and Key Dates can be found on your MyEd parent app or on the school website here: https://www.gateacre.org/about-us/term-dates/


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