November 10th 2018

Dates for your diary

16/11/2018 Own Clothes Day for Children in Need (£1)


19/11/2018 PTA Meeting
20/11/2018 – Y13 Parents Evening
29/11/2018 – Y11 Parents Evening
20/12/2018 – Last day of term
21/12/2018 – Inset Day

 Headteacher blog:

On Friday evening, our PTA organised their annual Quiz night. In just one night, they managed to raise over £1000 for pupils in school. Thanks to everyone involved. As many people will know, funding for schools is incredibly tight and the funds the PTA raise are much valued by our staff and the students who benefit. 
On that note, if you are shopping in Tesco next week, we would appreciate your support in helping us raise funds for the repair of the swimming pool. We are thrilled that we have been selected as one of the charities supported by Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme. A local community grant scheme, which uses the money raised from carrier bag sales to fund local projects across Britain. Each time you shop you will be offered a blue token at the checkout and be able to vote for the project they want the money to go to. Every two months they hand out grants of up to £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000. We are hoping to raise £4000 towards the refurbishment of the changing rooms so please pick up a token and vote for us!
Twice this week, I met with students who have been excelling in their work. Initially, I met with a small group of about 12 students who have streamed more podcasts than anyone else. What they all had in common, was that have incredible work ethics and have been quietly working at home to ensure they understand all that they have been taught. Then at the end of the week, I joined 40 of our Year 11 ,12 and 13 students who have stood out for their attitude and the progress they are making. It was a pleasure to share a Headteacher breakfast celebration with them. 
On Sunday, we have been invited by the Uttoxeter Branch of the British Legion and The Town Council to join the Remembrance Parade. I look forward to accompanying two of our sixth formers who will be laying our wreathe on the Town’s War Memorial. This follows a week of remembrance assemblies which have been led by our sixth formers and Mrs Fisher. 




Well done to the Year 13 students who delivered a wonderful and thought provoking Remembrance assembly this week. The mature level in which they spoke in front of all year groups and the composure they showed when speaking about the three Alcock brothers who died in World War One was admirable.

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As this Autumn term continue we would like to remind parents and carers that the Year 13 mock exams will be before the end of term this year which means that all students should be creating revision materials and preparing to be as successful as they can.  To start now and to continue after the exams in December will certainly have a positive impact on their A Level exams in May and June of next year.

With this in mind I must also remind you that personal statements for UCAS and Apprenticeship applications should be completed. Their form tutors, subject teachers and EPQ teachers are there to read them through and give advice. We have sent some UCAS applications off already and I am aware that there will be more ready to be sent on Monday morning. 

Monthly Parents’ Pack
full of apprenticeship resources!

Take a look at the very first National Apprenticeship Service Parents’ Pack.

The monthly pack, designed to be shared through school channels, is full of resources aimed at helping parents understand the benefits of apprenticeships.

October’s edition includes translated resources, dates for your diary and a useful guide highlighting 6 easy ways to keep informed about apprenticeships.
There are also links to more packs with apprenticeship information.

The pack can be downloaded for free on the Amazing Apprenticeships website:

As you are aware we recently started collecting spectacles, hearing aids and mobile phones on behalf of Uttoxeter Lions. They came to empty the recycling bin for the first time this week and we are pleased to say that we have collected the following:
Spectacles – 21
Hearing Aids – 8
Uttoxeter Lions are extremely pleased with the start the school has made.  The recycling bin is located outside the 6th Form office. Lower school students can take their contributions to Mrs Bell in Room 11.


This week Elevate came in again to do a session with our students on Time Management. They looked at how to create a revision timetable and focussed on fitting in their hobbies and fun activities first and putting revision time around it to encourage motivation.
They also recommended putting a photo above your desk of what you are aiming for. For example displaying a photo of the college or apprenticeship you want to go to in order to keep motivated.
The last session will be on Monday 21st January  and is titled ‘Ace your exams’
Please have a look at the student portal on the elevate website where you can download resources to support your child with their study. The website link and password is as follows:
Password – rondo

Business Studies – Year 11 Revision

There will be a Business revision session on a Tuesday after school in Room 45 for the next four weeks to help prepare students for their mock exams.
The session will run from 3.10 until 3.45.


Worthy Mentions

Hannah Davis is a competitive cyclist and part of Derby Youth Track league and is currently 2nd in the league. Her ambition and commitment to cycling has been fantastic, especially being able to manage this around her studies. Well Done Hannah!
Many of the Thomas Alleyne’s girls are involved in the Girls Under 15’s Burton Rugby Club team. Jess Banner,Holly Sutton, Madi Porritt, Neve Peaty, Lucy Caladine and Holly Chatfield are currently unbeaten in the season’s games so far, showing grit and determination alongside great communication and team play. Well Done to these students!

MFL News

MFL Y11 are continuing to work on speaking topics in preparation for their mock speaking exams week beginning 26th November.
There is revision after school on Fridays after school in room 10 3.05-3.45 week 1 higher, week 2 foundation. In addition there will be a challenge group on Tuesdays at 3.05 in room 23 looking at grammar, skills and structures to aim for grade 8 or 9.
Y10 are revising for an an assessment on the topic on holidays in lesson next week.
Bonne chance.

Train to Teach

Train to Teach Event 4pm – 7pm Wednesday 14th November 2018
Staffordshire University Science Centre, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF

We will be on hand to discuss how you can now train to become a teacher at the Uttoxeter Learning Trust Teaching School”

For more information please contact the Teaching School at or visit our web site –”



This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:

Year 9

Abbey Holgate and Danny Bekker for achieving excellent results in their first “Cells” assessment.

Year 10

Ben Salt and Oliver Taylor for achieving consistently excellent results in the “Bioenergetics module”.

Year 11

Natasha Painter and Jack Wright for achieving consistently excellent results in the “Infection and Response” module.


This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are:

Year 10

Annabelle Jones for excellent work halter training the sheep.

Tammin Hudson for excellent coursework on handling rabbits.

Year 11

Rowan Hall and Lydia Heath for excellent homework and commitment in Animal Care.


Well done!




East Staffs Cross Country Championships

On Tuesday we made the short trip to Oldfields for the district cross country championships. We took full teams in the Year 9 boys, year 9 girls, year 10/11 boys and year 10/11 girls competitions. Star performer in the year 9 race was Leighton Thomas who came 2nd overall.

In year 10/11 Owen Carrington finished in 3rd place but it was the team that took the glory finishing in 1st place overall.
The team was Richard Wasson, Nathan Winstanley, Euan Walsh, Max Houghton and Owen Carrington.


Burton & District Football Association Cup Semi Final U16 Boys

Thursday saw Thomas Alleyne’s host Repton in the U16 B&D cup semi final. With Repton’s rich pedigree in the sport we were clear underdogs but went into the game full of confidence. The first half saw us have the better of the play but apart from a goal mouth scramble that was cleared off the line we couldn’t create any real clear cut chances.

In the second half the wind became much stronger and made it hard for us to get out of our own half. Repton built pressure but we defended well and were always a threat on the break and at set pieces. Eventually the pressure told and Repton took the lead, we carried on fighting to the end but it was not to be our day.

Man of The Match- Harvey Belcher
Team- Belcher, Ball, Shaw, Ford, Bosworth, Archer, Dawson, Bussell, McNair, Hunt, Martin, Thornton, Walker, Simon


Here is the latest video report from our budding sports reporter Max….!Aht3vJDGRXZpaeIW7inCW9HRHq4


Data Collection Sheets

Please can you return the completed data collection sheets to the school as soon as possible.

Maths Puzzle October 2018

Mr Black wanted to buy a piece of land. However, he is eccentric and wants the plot of land to be
1. Triangular – a right angled triangle
2. The area in square metres must be exactly ten times the perimeter in metres
3. The perimeter must be less than 240 metre
4. Each side must be an exact number of metres(an integer)
So what are the dimensions of the plot
Solutions to Mr Askey

Non uniform day next Friday 16th

£1 minimum donation please.

Half of the money will be going to Children in Need and half will be going towards providing emotional well-being counselling for Thomas Alleyne’s students.


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