February 18th 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 


Year 9 Options Form Deadline

Please be reminded that all options forms will need to be completed and returned by 0900 on Wednesday the 2nd of March. The options form and all accompanying information about the process can be found on Microsoft teams. 

Please ensure that a selection from the subject lists for all 8 preferences, in preference order and check the form carefully before it is submitted. We are unable to return the form once submitted.


All students who have applied for Sixth Form September 2022 entry have been sent an email confirming receipt of their application form.

Any questions regarding Sixth Form please contact sixthform@tahs.org.uk

TUTOR TIME ACTIVITIES W/C 28th February 2022

Year 12

Inspirational series:  if you knew what they knew, what could you become?  Use the link on the Team for Becoming X:  Mark Ormrod.

Year 13

As part of keeping students safe, students to watch the clip from the Canals & Rivers Trust about staying safe on a night out.

Year 13 Leavers Hoodies

Now is the time to order your Leavers Hoodie.  Deadline for this is 9.00am Wednesday 27th April.

A Year 13 Leavers group has been created on Teams, here you will find the link that will take you to the order form.

Any questions, please see a Senior Prefect.

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.

Signing in and out

Students need to be on site from 8.40-3.05pm and 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.

Well Being Week

This week has been the first Thomas Alleyne’s Well Being Week for students.

Students have had the opportunity to have a break from their usual form time routines and time to focus on their well being. Students have taken part in team building activities, quizzes and listened to well being projects that are being offered to young people in the Uttoxeter area. Well done to 9E2, 10W2, 12E and 13A who were the quickest forms in their year groups in Wednesday’s team building challenge.

This week was also an opportunity to celebrate some of the successes that our students have achieved over this half term. Somenotbale achievements include:

  • 11, 859 credits have been awarded to students
  • 8 students have achieved over 120 credits
  • 66 students achieved their Gold Award
  • 195 students their Silver award
  • 344 students have achieved their bronze award

81% of students in Year 9-11 have received some level of reward today. Congratulations to students on an amazing half term of achievements.

Creative Writing Success!

You may remember that we supported the Uttoxeter Rotary Club’s Creative Writing competition this half term. A total of 17 entries were received by the Rotary Club for the Senior  section (14-18 years old), of which 10 were produced by Thomas Alleyne’s students. The theme was “Environment,” and there were some really imaginative and engaging entries submitted.

Huge congratulations go to Niamh T (10T1) and Oliver E (11E1) whose pieces were awarded second and third places respectively. Both will be given prizes, and all entries can look forward to a Certificate of Participation. Well done to you both!

GCSE Texts

We have now SOLD OUT of the Snap revision guides (Reading / Writing / R&J / AIC). If you’ve paid but not yet collected, please see Mrs Hunt in room 21 asap. It’s quicker if you have a screen shot of your receipt handy! We still have a number of Power and Conflict poetry revision guides available.

There are plenty of copies of the Romeo and Juliet text, with really helpful notes, and the hardback version of An Inspector Calls. A copy of the text is essential for Y10 and Y11 students – these versions are the ones teachers use so line numbers etc will match up.

World Book Day – Thursday 2nd March

When we return after half term we’ll be celebrating World Book Day. This year is their 25th anniversary, and all students will receive their usual book token. We’ll have various events in school, including a “Collect a Conversation” competition; form time creative challenges and the usual opportunities to simply enjoy books and share the pleasure of reading.

Fancy a challenge? We’d like as much of our school community as possible to have a bit of fun with books this half term, so if you find yourself in an “Extreme Reading” situation (at the top of a mountain; decorating a wall; jumping the steps at Dovedale…) please take a photo and send it in. We’ll display the best ones in school (and of course, in future Roundups).


Year 11 and 13 checkout this document to see what is on offer cross school to assist you.

Half Term Revision Sessions

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 it to the 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.

Textiles Club 

Brand New after Half Term 

Wednesday after School until 5pm in Room 34  

We will be looking at all types of Textiles from Fabric Painting to road building…….. 

Crochet, Weaving, Dying, Hand embroidery, Knitting, Felting , Batik, Quilting, etc etc. 

Absolutely everyone is welcome year 9 upwards including Staff and 6th Form 

Even if you want to bring your current project, please come join us. 

Materials provided for our first project. 

If anyone has a stash of yarn, needles, hooks or fabric that’s taking up space – please feel free to donate, upcycling is part of the ethos. 

Remember that it was the invention of the needle that allowed man to fashion fitted clothing allowing him to move into the colder regions of the planet! 

Looking forward to seeing you there. 

Maths Interventions


Well done to all of the students who have been nominated for student of the week by your teachers. They are:

Y9 Aimee M, Clarissa S, Guna G, Victoria S, Dora E, James LBD, Molly C

Y 10 Keira, George E, Sophie H, Amelia R, Niamh T

Y 11 Ollie E, Henry A, Thomas L, Alice M, Alex B

Y 12 Isaac H, Josh H

Y 13 Rosie Mai KP, Sadie B

PE News

Netball Vs Painsley

Yr 9 


The year 9 squad played a competitive fixture against Painsley on Thursday evening. Despite a strong performance particularly in the first two quarters where there were only 2 goal difference in score, the game ended as an 18-7 defeat. Many of the girls played sections of the game in new positions and learnt lots. The fixture provided experience for the East Staffs tournament after half term.

Skye, Louie, Amy, Emily, Chloe, Lily, Rachel, Izzy, Katie & Erin

POM – Amy


The senior team’s fixture was a 36-13 victory for Thomas Alleyne’s. The group continued with their own leadership and made tactical decisions at the break to ensure that they dominated the fixture throughout all four quarters. There was a learning experience for some of the players, with the term ‘pocket ball’ As always an excellent fixture to watch and the team were great role models for the Year 9’s watching. 

Team – Jess, Freya, Hattie, Frankie, Evie, Eve & Amelia

Thank you to Martha and Poppy for officiating 

This week’s Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week:

Miss Thorley would like to nominate Owen P in 11U5 for fantastic acceleration calculation work last lesson.

Also, Lennon E in 10U4 for detailed and accurate calculation of work done including some tricky unit conversions.

Mrs Simpson would like to nominate Cora N and Nell W (Year 11) for excellent work with natural polymers.

Also, Eleanor W (Year 13) for a fab start to the redox topic in Chemistry.

Mr Crum would like to nominate Amber C in 10U4 for superb effort.

Also, Poppy B in 10H2 for smashing her last assessment.

And all of 11H5 for sensible practical skills.

Well done!

Computing & ICT Interventions Year 11

Year 11 Food & Nutrition

A massive well done to Y11 Food and Nutrition students on completing their practical exam this week. Unfortunately we are not able to share pictures due to exam board conditions but they should all be really proud of what they achieved. There were some very impressive dishes!

Potential Medics, Dentists and Vets

If you are hoping to apply for one of these very competitive courses at university, please could you contact Mrs North on north@tahs.net. We run regular online support groups for students and pass on vital information from external organisations and universities.  This is available to all year groups because it is never too early to start thinking about your possible career.

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