Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Term ends this Thursday

A reminder that we finish the Spring Term on Thursday March 29th at 12.30pm.The dedicated school buses will be here for 1230 but if your child catches a public bus he/she will need to check the departure times for their own buses.
Term begins again on Monday April 16th
As well as having a deserved break - there will be an expectation that year 11 and 13 students will be completing practice papers and revision tasks over the Easter holidays. Other year groups may be set holiday tasks by teachers and this will be on Show My Homework

Monday, 26 March 2018


Congratulations to all those students who took part last Thursday. It was a fabulous evening, showcasing a diverse range of talent, skill, expertise, flair and team work. To see so many students from so many year groups all working together and sharing the stage for many items was a privilege. Well done to everyone! A special thank you too for all the staff who masterminded the event- thank you. A very proud evening for Townsend! 

Friday, 16 March 2018


Parent's information evening
Just a reminder that there will be a compulsory parent/carer information evening on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 6pm in the school lecture theatre where you will gain information about what we will be doing whilst in Swanage and Health and Safety information for the trip. Also the final payment for this trip is due March 31st 2018.
Many thanks.   Miss Reynolds


On Wednesday last week 48 students went to a careers event run by the NHS. The students found it to be informative, interesting and valuable in helping them find out more information about careers and career pathways in the area of health. We will now continue to support students with follow up sessions at school.
If your child is interested in any particular career (not just the NHS) and would like more information, please ask them to see Mrs Maguire or their form tutor.
There are a number of displays around the school to give your child a visual representation of the link between studying particular subjects and jobs. These are displayed in the Foyer, the Discovery Centre, in pupils Record of Achievement Books and in most of the classrooms for a particular subject. Please encourage your child to study these displays and discuss possible career/ jobs that they find interesting. It’s never too early!
Mrs Maguire

Thursday, 15 March 2018


22nd March 2018 start time 7.00pm
All students involved have taken home letters which they need to return the permission slip from the bottom.  Tickets are being sold every break time outside the large canteen. Adults £6 Children £4.  Previous shows have been extremely popular and the students work really hard to perfect their performances. Do come along and support all their hard work.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Commonwealth Service

Commonwealth Service
The students of Townsend have been invited to take part in the Commonwealth Service on Sunday 18th March 2018 starting at 11:15. This service will be taking place at the Abbey and Cathedral Church of St Alban and we invite all of you our parents and careers to attend to support your children.
This is an exciting opportunity for the school and the students to participate in great reflection for the community.
We would like your assistance with encouraging your child/children to see Ms Sheppard if they would like to participate and remind all those with consent forms to return them on Monday.

Ms Sheppard


Please remember this essential evening is this coming week. The evening will consist of a talk about the options process and a subject fair where you can gather all information about the subjects and what they offer. Form tutors and members of the inclusion team will be available to offer guidance. Nicky Honeywell our YCHertfordshire Advisor (formerly Youth Connexions advisor) will also be available to provide guidance about potential careers and qualifications. Within school time, students have started to experience "typical" GCSE lessons to give them an insight into the changes from Key Stage 3 to GCSE as well as listening to talks about new subjects available to them. All students and parents/carers are required to attend this important evening and students should be in full school uniform. We look forward to seeing you Thursday
Miss Reynolds

Thursday, 1 March 2018

World Book day activities and winners part 2!

Congratulations to the winners of the character competition for World Book day, there were some fabulous entries for the competition!


World Book Day activities and winners!

 The World Book Day quiz took place this lunchtime, with prizes for first second and third places!  Well done to all three winners, who received a huge pile of World Book day books each, and thank you to all who took part in the quiz, we hope you had fun!

World Book Day

Today we celebrate World Book Day, with a number of activities happening in school.  

Students have all been given their £1 WBD voucher, to spend in any high street store and supermarket selling the special World Book Day book titles.

The English department are joining in with the WBD competition of producing a representation of students' favourite characters from their favourite books.  Judging of this will take place tomorrow in school.

The Discovery Centre are also hosting an interactive World Book Day quiz at lunchtime, where prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places!

Make sure you join in with these great activities to celebrate!