January 7th 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 

Sixth Form entry September 2022 – online application – Deadline Friday 14th January 2022

All Year 11 students have been given access to a Year 11 Sixth Form Applications Team. This is to support them in making their Post 16 choices. Access to the online application form for Sixth Form entry September 2022 is available in this team or by clicking the following link:

Year 11 Sixth Form Application

Any questions please email Mrs Walton via sixthform@tahs.org.uk

Sixth Form Uniform

Sixth Form uniform is smart business wear. Please can female students ensure that their skirts are not too short and are appropriate school wear.  Skirts should be suit style and not Lycra, body con, pleather (fake leather/vinyl) or the ‘stretchy’ style.

Sixth Form students are role models for younger pupils which includes behaviour and mask wearing.

Signing in and out

Students need to be on site from 8.40-3.05pm and that if they leave site briefly for food etc they MUST sign out and back in. This is both a legal and safeguarding requirement. No one should leave site to go to the gym or similar during the school day.

Checking email accounts

Reminder for students to check their .net email addresses regularly as some students are missing out on vital information.

Year 12 students GCSE certificates

Year 12 students can collect their GCSE certificates from the Sixth Form office.  Please collect them at break and lunch time only.


Year 12

To read the ‘academic essay writing’ handout and try the tasks.

Year 13

Budgeting.  Handouts to plan a household budget and how to manage it.

Reminder – Applications are open for the Sutton Trust US Programme 2022

Applications are now being accepted for the Sutton Trust US Programme 2022.

What is it?

The Sutton Trust US Programme helps state school students in the UK to explore higher education and US culture. The programme includes UK-based residentials before all students get to visit US universities in the summer of 2022.

An optional part 2 of the programme supports students to apply to US universities alongside their UCAS options.

How much does it cost?

It is free to take part in the programme. All costs are covered for students including travel, accommodation, food and admissions test preparation.

Who is it for?

To be eligible, students must:

Be in Year 12 in England or Wales, S5 in Scotland or Year 13 in Northern Ireland

Attend, and have always attended, a state-funded school or college (i.e. non fee-paying)

Not hold US citizenship

Be from a low or middle income family (generally a household earning £45,000 or less)

Be interested in US culture and higher education

When is the deadline?

Students must submit their application by midnight on 16 January 2022 to be considered for the programme. However, we encourage getting started as soon as possible as the application form requires some thinking!

For more information or to apply, please see the link below:



Uttoxeter Rotary Club are holding their annual writing competition.  This is open to all youngsters aged 11- 18 (Intermediate 11-13, Senior 14-18) and the theme this year is ‘Environment’.  Please send any entries to bell@tahs.org.uk.

Students should produce a written or typed story in prose entitled, ‘Environment’. The written entry could be fiction or non-fiction, prose, or a poem, as long as the piece relates to the theme.

Up to maximum of 550 words for prose entries.

Up to a maximum of 40 lines for poetry entries.

No pictures/drawings to be part of the entry.

All entries to be legible. Can be written or typed.

Entrant’s name and age must be written on reverse of entry.

Judges will consider: imagination relative to the subject; ability to engage interest and be consistent in the power of argument. The closing date for entries is Friday, 28th January 2022. The winning entry will be forwarded to Rotary’s West Midlands District Final by mid February 2022. Winning entries from that stage go on to Rotary’s National Final in March 2022.

All entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation and there will be voucher prizes for the winner and runner up.

Please see the attached set of recommendations of revision materials per subject.  These have been recently collated by all departments if you wish to find further support for individual subjects.  There is no expectation to buy these resources for your child but you may find the information useful.  There is also plenty of free ‘on-demand’ support available for students via GCSEpod GCSE Learning and Revision | GCSEPod The Oak AcademyOak National Academy Online Classroom (thenational.academy)and BBC Bitesize GCSE – BBC Bitesize.

Data Collection

Many thanks to parents who have already returned data collection sheets.

If you have not already done so, please check/update, sign the data collection sheet for your child and return the sheet to our school office as soon as possible.  You can email/scan the sheet back to office@tahs.org.uk, or post it back to us at the usual school address. This information helps us to safeguard your child and enables us to contact you in an emergency.

Year 9 Parents Evening Tuesday 18th January 4pm – 7pm.

As we start the new term, year 9 will be looking forward to making their option choices over the next few months. On Tuesday 18th January parents will be able to  speak to subject teachers about their child’s progress and start discussing which choices their son or daughter need to make. The appointment system will  be going live on Talaxy on  Monday at 9.00am.  Please make sure that you have logged in and made appointments in order to see your child’s teachers.

GCSE+ 2022

The next round of GCSE + starts on Monday 11th January for a number of year 11 pupils.  The sessions will focus on Maths and English for 20 minutes each morning over the course of a 3 week period.  The head of Maths , Mrs Ibbs and  Head of English, Mrs Hunt will be delivering the sessions during morning registration.  The sessions give pupils the opportunity to revise and to learn how to approach different exam questions.  Later in the term other subjects will be offering the opportunity to take part in these sessions.

BTEC Sport

Year 11 have their component 2 exam on 8th February.  Revision materials are on Teams.  We are running after school revision sessions on Thursday in room 1 from 3.05-4pm.  All welcome.

Year 12 have their  Unit 1 Exam – Anatomy & Physiology on 14th January.  Revision materials are on Teams. Students all have revision packs in their folders.  We will also be running a revision session on Wednesday 12th January 3.05 -4pm in room 1.

Year 13 have their Unit 2 Exam- On 12th January. Revision materials are on Teams and Active Learn.

English Stars

The English department would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and welcome you back to the new term. This week has been incredibly positive, with lots of excellent work and wonderful examples of motivation, resilience and going above and beyond in the subject. Well done to all of the students of the (mini) week.

Y9 Emma O, Blake R, Harley D, Oliver E, Matthew J, Bethan S

Y10 Taylor J, Reggie W, Niamh T, Catherine M

Y11 Ollie E, Max D, Sam P, Ella R, Mya P, Xanthe S

Y12 Gabi S

Y13 Sadie B


Allies will not be on this Monday but it will return after school in room 21 the following week If you need allies or want to find out how to be an ally, please come along.

Latin Club

Latin club will resume on Monday lunch time for any sixth formers who are interested in getting involved. Whether you have been coming already or would like to give it a go, please feel free to pop into room 12 at lunchtime – don’t forget to bring your lunch!

This weeks job of the week is an Urban designer 

If you want to find out more about this as a role, alternative jobs and current opportunities then the prospects website is a good place to look https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/urban-designer!

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