Tuesday, 31 October 2017


The Battlefields Trip to Ypres returned on Sunday with a bus full of very tired year 9 pupils. The three days were packed full of information about World War I and pupils saw for themselves the enormity of the event. We visited a number of Commonwealth Cemeteries where pupils were told about battles that took place, and about individuals who were buried there. We also visited ‘In Flanders Museum’, The Christmas Day Truce, the Pool of Peace, Tyne Cot, Langemark, St Georges Church and Menin Gate. Some pupils wrote messages on our wreaths that were laid at Tyne Cot, Langemark and ‘The Last Post’ Ceremony at Menin Gate. The pupils were an absolute credit to the school. They stood out so much from other schools with their school uniforms so much so that an official at ‘The Last Post’ Ceremony asked us to seal the road behind the buglers. Following our visit, Mr Wellbeloved received this email we thought would be nice to share with you.

Dear Mr Wellbeloved

My wife and I were at the Menin Gate on Saturday evening for the ceremony of The Last Post. Fifty five of us, many ex military like me, had walked 100 kms in 3 days along part of the front line (raising funds for the Army Benevolent Fund), finishing at the Menin Gate. She and I went to look at the wreaths laid that night and I just wanted to say how moved we were by what was written on the wreath from your school. It was beautifully expressed and captured exactly what we all feel, and it stood out amongst the other wreaths laid that night.

I see from your website that it was your Year 9s who were visiting the battlefields and we would appreciate it if you could pass on our congratulations and thanks to whoever wrote those words. They meant a great deal to us and were all the more powerful coming from that age group.

With best wishes

Monday, 30 October 2017


We would like to invite all parents/carers of year 11 for this evening to find out what 6th form at Townsend has to offer. We do hope you can make it with your child and look forward to seeing you on the night. Students do not have to wear school uniform.

DIVERSITY DAY Friday 20th October

Well done to all students who took part in the diversity celebration!
The students outdid themselves this year with their creative displays and it was a joy to see our school community coming together to celebrate.
Congratulations to the following form groups:
1st place: 11 Canterbury (South Africa)
2nd place: 8 Canterbury (Croatia)
3rd place: 7 Exeter (Japan) and 12/13 Canterbury (Morocco)
Ms Sheppard and Miss Scott

Monday, 16 October 2017

Primary school teachers visiting this afternoon

Townsend look forward to welcoming our year 7 students' primary school teachers after school, so they can show you their new school and chat to you about their experiences so far!  See you from 3:30pm!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Year 9 Battlefields Trip

We wish all our year 9 students an exciting trip to the battlefields and look forward to hearing stories of your visit when you return.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Year 10 Consultation evening

Year 10 consultation evening starts at 5pm this evening, we look forward to seeing as many parents as possible.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Bowling Trip for 100% attendance last year

Congratulations to all the students who received 100% attendance last year, and have fun on your celebratory bowling trip this afternoon!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017


Year 7 students have sent all their letters to their ‘old’ primary schools and we are eagerly waiting the replies to see who can come to visit students on Monday October 16th. We will contact you through next week as soon as we get replies so that you have sufficient time to make alternative arrangements to collect your child on this day at 5.45pm. Students have invited one, two, or three adults of their choice from their primary schools and we are hoping that many will respond favourably telling us they can come. I know the students are excited and looking forward to it. Thank you for your support in anticipation. Miss Lingwood

Mental Health Awareness Day

Today is Mental Health Awareness day, make sure you do something today especially to celebrate awareness!

Monday, 9 October 2017


We are looking for free or ‘good deals’ for daffodil bulbs. We are hoping with our Year 7 students will help with planting 1500 daffodils around the school.  If anyone has any contacts that would be able to support us with this please contact the School Office. Thanks

Year 13 Biology Field Trip

We wish our Year 13 students a safe trip for their Biology work and look forward to seeing them all return this Friday!

Morfa Bay rip returns

Welcome back to our year 11 PE students who went on their trip to Morfa Bay over the weekend, we look forward to hearing your stories from the trip!