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Dear Parents, Carers and Guardians,

It is with great sadness that I must give you the news that Elle Morris, in Year 7, died last week, on 3rd January 2018. Elle, who had cystic fibrosis, has been poorly for some time.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Elle’s family and many friends.

People are invited to leave messages of support on the Facebook page to her parents Becky and Ian and sister Cara. There is also a book of condolence in school which students are invited to contribute to.

The school and Cheshire East Council are offering support to anyone affected by this tragic event. Elle’s family and friends are all very much in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Cliffe
Headteacher Memorial Service Information

Consultation on Admission Arrangements 2019-20

As per the Schools Admission Code, this is our formal consultation about proposed 2019-20 Admissions Arrangements for Brine Leas School.

Proposed Admissions Policy for 2019-20.

Any comments or queries need to be submitted in writing to the schools address (Brine Leas School, Audlem Road, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 7DY) or by email to head@brineleas.co.uk by 3.00 pm on Wednesday 31st January 2018.

Kind regards

Andrew Cliffe
Headteacher

BL6 Applications

BL6Brine Leas Sixth Form are now taking applications for September 2018. You can view/download the BL6 Prospectus , Course Directory and Application Form from either Admissions section of the BL6 website or via the links below:

Excellent GCSE results at Brine Leas School once again mark 2017 as an outstanding success

The move from A* to G to 9 to 1 means that this year’s results cannot be meaningfully compared to those of previous years. All subjects except English and maths have been graded using existing measures of A* to G. However, the new 5 grade straddles part of a C to a B grade whilst the new grade 9 will only be awarded to 3% of the country. A grade 4 is defined as being a pass grade. To determine if the school has done well it can compare to internal targets that were set whilst it waits for the publication of Progress 8 data which will compare student performance at BLS with schools across the country.

The percentage of students gaining a pass (which equates to level 4 or above in 5 or more subjects including English and maths) is 79%. Over 5% of students from BLS gained a 9 in English, English Literature or maths. Across the board 29 students averaged better than an A in their Attainment 8 subjects. In terms of targets the school has met or exceeded virtually all internal measures. 24% of students gained an A* to A (or equivalent). With the new grade 9 included in the Attainment 8 figures 4 students averaged better than an A* and deserve recognition; Charlie Wilson, Luc Parry, Georgina Hardy and Tom Taylor. Overall the Attainment 8 figure is provisionally 50 with 25% achieving the E Bacc.

The gap between disadvantaged students and others has closed significantly from previous years. Students with an EHCP also performed above target.

It is worth commending many subject areas; in English 89% gained a 4 or better whilst in Maths the figure was 82%. In English 76% gained a 5 or better whilst in English Literature the figure was 71%. Working on the old system of grading in Triple science the figure for A* and A’s was over 50%. 16 individual subjects saw 25% or more of their students gain an A or an A*. Latin results came in with 100% at A or A*.

Andrew Cliffe, Headteacher, commented,
‘Students can only do their very best, supported by great teaching and families. This year the pattern across the board is outstanding with many students exceeding their wildest expectations whether that be 12 A*’s or a set of E and F’s. With a hybrid system of grading the 2017 results will be confusing for many people to understand but over time the headline figures will be comparable from year to year. However, we believe that this set of results are, once again, excellent.’

Data Collection 1

Rehearsal Schedule

Get your copy of the school show rehearsal schedule for Jan 8th – Feb 14th via the link below. You must attend all rehearsals when you are called and additional singing sessions may be called at lunch times for solo singers.

Rehearsal Schedule
Costume Guide

Data Collection 1

Data Collection 1

Data collection 1 is now available for years 7, 8, 9, & 12 in the Reports section on My Child at School. If you don’t have a login or have forgotten your password please contact our Data Team at data.team@brineleas.co.uk who will be able to assist you further

My Child at School Login Page

Data Collection 2

Data Collection 2

Data collection 2 is now available for years 10, 11, & 13 in the Reports section on My Child at School. If you don’t have a login or have forgotten your password please contact our Data Team at data.team@brineleas.co.uk who will be able to assist you further

My Child at School Login Page

Winter Bulletin

Edition 2017

Lots to cover in this edition of the bulletin including, iCreate news, PE information, Whats been going on in Science, the BITE bulletin, the French exchange and much, much more. As well as celebrating our students successes both in and outside of school.

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English Progress

Years 7,8 and 9

Please look out for Progress Stickers in your child’s English exercise book this week. These will summarise their progress over the first term and indicate the ‘Next Step’ in learning.

English Curriculum Page

More Information

Teaching & Learning Newsletter

Edition 1 December 2017

This is our first teaching and learning newsletter, which is designed to keep parents & carers informed about what’s happening in lessons so that you can best support your child.
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Exam and Revision Information

Year 9 Exam TimeTable

Year 9

Year 9 internal exams will be taking place between Monday 29th January and Friday 2nd February. The Exam Timetable can be downloaded via the button below and revision resources are available on the VLE for students. All exams will take place in the main hall unless indicated otherwise on the exam timetable.
Year 9 Exam Timetable
Year 9 Revision Resources

English Revision Details

January Edition

Januarys’s ideas and strategies to help parents support their child as they study for their GCSE English subjects are now available to download. Previous resources can be found on both the Parents and English curriculum pages.
Email to Parents
Christmas Carol Rev Booklet
Great Expectations Rev Booklet

Year 10 Presentations

Year 11 Revision Sessions

Revision sessions are now available for all Year 11 students to attend. These sessions are being held at both lunch time and after school. Click below to download your timetable today…

Year 11 Revision Timetable

Science Revision Resources

Science revision now available

Science revision information is now available on the Science revision page of the VLE. Click the link below to go directly to the page, but remember you will need to sign in
Science Revision Resources

What’s Going on at Brine Leas?

Week Commencing 22nd January – Week 1

Monday
BL6 Mock Interviews
Interhouse Football
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
AmReg Year 7 & 10 Reading Buddies (Library)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – RE (AS10)
12.30-1.05 KS3 Maths Catch Up Club (BF04)
12.30-1.15 CV Drop In sessions (CG19)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Music (AG28)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Business Studies (DG01)
3.15-4.30 Badminton Club
Tuesday
BL6 Mock Interviews
Interhouse Football
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – History (Skills/Exam practice) (AS05)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG35)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Geography (AS03)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Science (Revision/Drop in) (BG02)
12.30-12.55 Book Club (Library)
12.30-1.15 Train Club (CG19)
12.30-1.15 KS4 Drop In (AS05)
12.30-1.15 Student Union Meeting (BL6 Board Room)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
3.15-4.15 KS3 Humanities Homework Club (BG21)
3.15 Year 10 South Cheshire Basketball Tournament @ BLS
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Wednesday
BL6 Mock Interviews
Interhouse Football
AmReg-3.15 GCSE Music Exams
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
9.15-3.15 Careers Appointments (BL6 Library)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Maths (BF09)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Spanish (AF01)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
12.30-1.15 Photography Club for Iceland Students (BL6)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Tech – PD, RM, Food, Textiles (CG20)
3.15-4.15 KS4 Catch Up Club (BG15)
3.15-4.15 Girls Football
3.15-4.30 Code Club (DG02)
Thursday
BL6 Mock Interviews
Interhouse Football
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – English (poetry) (DG04)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – ICT/CS (DG02)
12.30-1.15 Years 9 & 10 Mathletics Club (BF01)
12.40-1.10 Lionhearts (CG19)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – English (invite only) (BG12)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG35)
3.15 Years 7, 8 & 9 Boys Football
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Friday
BL6 Mock Interviews
Interhouse Football
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
9.15-3.15 Year 7 Poetry Workshop with Mark Grist
12.30 Year 11 Revision – History (content) (AS09)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – French (revision & speaking workshop) (AF07)
12.30-1.00 Year 12 & 13 Academic Enrichment Lecture “The Wonders of Sleep” (6Le1)
12.30-1.10 Games & Friday Extra (Library)
12.30-1.30 Chatterbox (CG19
12.30-1.15 Humanities KS4 Drop In (AS09)
12.30-1.15 KS4 Catch Up Club (BG15)
3.15-4.30 Years 7, 8 & 9 Rugby Training

Week Commencing 29th January – Week 2

Monday
Interhouse & Poetry begins
Year 9 Exams
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
AmReg Year 7 & 10 Reading Buddies (Library)
9.00-3.15 Year 13 Mock Interviews (BL6 Library Office)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – RE (AS10)
12.30-1.05 KS3 Maths Catch Up Club (BF04)
12.30-1.15 CV Drop In Session (CG19)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Music (AG28)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Business Studies (DG01)
Tuesday
Year 9 Exams
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
AmReg-3.15 Year 13 Mock Interviews (BL6 Board Room & BL6 Library Office)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – History (Skills/Exam practice) (AS05)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG35)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Science (Revision/Drop in) (BG02)
12.30-12.55 Book Club (Library)
12.30-1.15 School Parliament (BL6 Board Room)
12.30-1.15 Humanities KS4 Drop In (AS05)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
3.15-4.15 KS3 Humanities Homework Club (BG21)
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Wednesday
Year 9 Exams
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
9.15-3.15 Careers Appointments (BL6 Library Office)
9.15-3.145 Year 13 Mock Interviews (BL6 Board Room)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Maths (BF09)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Technology (CG20)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG34)
12.30-1.15 Photography Club for students going to Iceland (BL6)
12.30-1.45 Train Club (CG19)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Tech – PD, RM, Food, Textiles (CG20)
3.15-4.15 KS4 Catch Up Club (BG15)
3.15-4.30 Code Club (DG02)
Thursday
Year 9 Exams
Inter House Maths Challenge
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
9.00-3.30 Year 13 BL6 Mock Interviews (BL6 Library Office)
9.15-11.15 Primary Singing Worksop
12.30 Year 11 Revision – English (poetry) (DG04)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – ICT/CS (DG02)
12.30-1.15 Years 9 & 10 Mathletics Club (BF01)
1.00-1.30 Lionhearts (CG19)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Art (AG35)
3.15 Year 11 Revision – Spanish (AF05)
6.00-9.30 Community Education
Year 7 Parent’s Evening
Friday
Year 9 Exams
8.30-9.30 Breakfast Club (CG19)
9.15-3.15 Year 13 Mock Interviews (BL6 Library Office)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – History (content) (AS09)
12.30 Year 11 Revision – French (revision & speaking workshop) (AF07)
12.30-1.10 Games & Friday Extra (Library)
12.30-1.15 KS4 Drop In (AS09)
12.30-1.15 Social science & EPQ Clinic (6Le1)
12.30-1.30 Chatterbox (CG19)