It is with absolute delight and pride that I welcome you to Henley Bank High School, an exciting, energetic and welcoming all-inclusive 11-18 Academy set in the beautiful surroundings at the foot of the famous Coopers Hill. We are a proud member of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, a ‘family’ of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing their own distinctive character.
The PE department have 2 amazing trips organised in 2019. The first is to see The Women's FA cup final at Wembley and the second is a morning session at The Netball World Cup in Liverpool. We also have, courtesy of Lansdowne Hockey Club gained a spectacular opportunity for an England coach to be in school on Monday 19th November to deliver a taster session from 3-4.30pm. This opportunity is available for students in both year 9 and 10. All information can be found from the Sport Ambassador team who will be available to give you letters and to sign up to the hockey every break time outside the restaurant until Friday 23rd November.
On Thursday 8th November, Henley Bank High School welcomed students from the Shukutoku Sugamo Senior High school in Tokyo to take part in a morning of cultural exchange. Our guests arrived just as we had a typical British downpour, but spirits were not dampened and they joined our year 7&8 assembly before watching a fabulous improvisation performance by year 10 performing arts students. The Japanese students then performed two dances, with an opportunity for our students (and Mr Nash) to then show off their dance moves in a collaboration on stage! The Japanese students then presented to year 7 and gave a talk in English about types of Japanese cuisine and traditional Japanese children's games. The year 7 were then invited to join in several workshops which included origami, juggling, ball games and making paper aeroplanes! All had a wonderful time and our students were so welcoming at break time and had the opportunity of exchanging conversations, smiles and laughter!
Students have taken part in an Art and History collaboration project this week in the run up to Remembrance Day. They each took a line from Flanders Field poem by John McCrae and created a personal reflection of the words they chose.
Year 6 join Henley Bank High School for a sewing masterclass! On Thursday 1st November, 30 children from Coney Hill primary school came along to our school to practise their sewing skills in preparation for their denim 'Upcycle' project. Year 6 spent the afternoon in the textiles room learning how to complete a number of different stitches ranging from the simple running stitch right through to the more complex lazy daisy and chain stitch! Year 6 also had the challenge of steering their paper road maps around the sewing machines to complete their 'driving licences'. All were successful in completion and have mastered the use of the sewing machines – with many children now putting a sewing machine on their wish list for Christmas! With a news article this week requesting that top surgeons require the dexterity that sewing and craft skills can develop, we may have some aspiring future surgeons in the pipeline with their newly acquired skills! Or the next Alexander McQueen!!
REMINDER - Year 11 Parents and Students are invited to attend a Preparing to Perform information evening at 6pm today. We look forward to seeing you all.
REMINDER: The closing date for secondary school place applications for September 2019 is Wednesday 31st October 2018.
Year 11 Parents and Students - Preparing to Perform information evening on Thursday 1st November starting at 6.00pm in The Mill. Students are encouraged to attend as well and all those attending will receive exam dates, revision guides and a revision pack in preparation for their next set of exams starting on Monday November 19th.
The closing date for secondary school place applications for September 2019 is Wednesday 31st October 2018.
Our year 10 GCSE Geography students had a great day earlier in the week on their field trip to Blackpool Brook in the Forest of Dean. The day involved them studying the width, depth and velocity of the river and looking at how this changed from the source to the mouth of the river.
Dear Parents/Carers, Don't forget our Careers Event being held tonight, 6-8pm at Henley Bank High School. We have around 30 representatives from local employers, colleges and sixth forms for you to talk to and gather ideas for future career paths. We look forward to seeing you.
Careers Events - 10th October 17:45-19:15 University of Gloucester, Oxstalls Campus Year 10 & 11 parent event with GROWS, the event is aimed at parents to provide information on how they can support their child through revision and exams and help provide motivation for study. Parents must book at www.grows.ac.uk/madeparents 19th October 9:30-13:30 University of Gloucester, Oxstalls Campus Find Your Future event for students and parents, the event offers a range of activities for students and parents to try out subjects that could be studied through apprenticeships or higher education. You will need to book a place at the event through GROWS.AC.UK/FYF
Year 11 students - An Inspector Calls Please bring your reply slips and medical forms back to Mrs Acland by Tuesday morning.
Telephone update - our lines are now repaired and working. Thank you for your patience.
Our school telephone lines are currently out of order. We are working to ensure this is rectified as soon as possible. If you need to contact us urgently please call our Sports Centre line on 0800 6521900 and you will be diverted to the main Reception.
Well done to our students using Hegarty Maths. You have achieved the Number 1 position in the UK for average student usage.
It was great to welcome so many people from our local community to our annual Open Evening tonight. We are holding Open Mornings on Wednesday 26th September and Friday 28th September from 8.30am to 12.30pm. Also every day is an open day at Henley Bank High School, come along at any time and we will be happy to show you around our school.
Spent 3 hours at the school for the open evening with our two children in year 6 (alex and isabelle) and our 6 year old twins. We were contemplating sending them to seperate schools as they have different interests. As soon as we left tonight, they have both been begging us to go to your school. Even our little twins have been begging to go to your school when theyre older. Didnt think we would find a school that ticked every box
Information for Year 11 Parents Please see below details of Sixth Form Open Evenings that you may wish to visit: Hartpury College - 27.09.18, 06.10.18 and 17.11.18 St Peters High School - 03.10.18 The Crypt School - 07.11.18 Chosen Hill - 08.11.18 Balcarras School - 11.01.19 Cheltenham Bournside School - 18.01.19 High School for Girls - 18.01.19 Cheltenham Bournside - 24.01.19 Ribston Hall High School - 30.01.19 Sir Thomas Rich's School - 05.02.19 All applications will need to be submitted by the deadline of 07.02.19 Many Thanks Henley Bank High School
Head of school letter - 14th September 2018
Join us on Tuesday 25th September - 5:30pm - 8.00pm - for our annual Open Evening. Bradley Nash will be speaking at 6.00pm and 7.00pm.
Henley Bank High School celebrate Fantastic GCSE Results!