Friday 24th May 2019

Good Afternoon,

I cannot believe that we have reached the end of another half term, time is flying by. It is been a busy term but very rewarding.

Each half term I ask Heads of Year to nominate two students who have had an exceptional term, showing great effort and attitude to their learning. We then meet for a cupcake and drink as a chance for me to find out what they have been doing, and hear all about their plans. This week was particularly rewarding as we heard about the experiences of two of our Year 11s who have started their exams and are drawing towards the end of their time at The Vyne. I was so inspired to learn that both Michaela and Harry intend to study maths at A Level as well as a range of sciences. Michaela aspires to become a cardiologist, I was struck by her clarity of vision and quiet determination and look forward to hearing how she gets on in the future. Well done to William F, Zenith P, Amy F, Alexander H, Sam R, Leo H, Asnima T, Sol B, Mihaela G and Harry R.

Today we said goodbye to Mrs Mitchell in the English department and wish her all the best, and welcome Miss Gosby in the Science department who will be joining us after the half term break.

The end of year exams for students in Years 7 to 10 will be taking place over a two week period from Monday 17th June. Please open the following links giving you access to both the exam timetable and a letter with important information.  We have also provided some useful links to help the students prepare and revise.

end of year exams letter

end of year exams timetable

revision and how to avoid stress

end of year exams how to prepare

Year 7 meditation and coping with stress

Many of our Combined Cadet Force members are involved in activities over the break and I wish them a successful time. I hope you all have a lovely half term.

Mrs Pearce


Year Group Assemblies and News

Year 8 Mr Crees

Year 8's have been in assemblies with their Houses this week in order to boost morale and camaraderie leading up to Sports Day taking place on Friday 19th July.

Year 10 Mr Coomber

It won’t be long now until the Year 10s start their work experience placements. It is important that the students return all the paperwork and contact their placements to make the necessary final arrangements.  

Year 11 Mr Morey

Please encourage your child to open the link below which shows the mark allocation over the previous 4 maths papers and highlights key topics to revise.

Blast Maths revision

Community Leisure News

We now have some evening availability for casual ad hoc bookings on our 3G pitch at reduced summer rates (until end of August only). If you would like to find out more please contact the Community Office – our usual footwear policy applies (plastic studded boots only).  All bookings must have an adult present.

If badminton is more your thing there is temporary availability in the sports hall for casual bookings until August.  Availability is generally on Tuesday and Thursday evenings – one court costs £11.40 per hour.

There is a wide variety of classes for adults and children taking place in the evening and at weekends – for further information please take a look at the Community Leisure pages of the school website.  The list of regular hirers and activities can be found here Regular Hirers and Activities.

Commencing 28th May, Sport In Mind, in conjunction with Hampshire FA, are running casual football sessions for adults (18+) experiencing mental health problems.  Sessions are free and run from 5-6pm on Tuesdays on our 3G pitch.  Contact 07341267740 or email for further information.

Contact the Community Office on 01256 407037 email:

 Upcoming events

Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May


Monday 3rd June to Friday 14th June

GCSE Examinations (continued)

Thursday 6th June - 5.00pm

Festival of Sport Information Evening

Wednesday 12th June - 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Parent Focus Group

Friday 14th June

Year 11 Leavers Day

Monday 17th June to Friday 28th June

End of Year Exams (Years 7 to 10)

(please open this link to view the timetable End of Year Exams Timetable)

Thursday 20th June

Year 11 Prom @ Audleys Wood

Wednesday 3rd July

Summer Concert

Monday 8th July to Friday 19th July

Year 10 Work Experience

Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July

  • Friday 19th July

Activities Week

  • Sports Day

Thursday 18th July - 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Awards Evening

Planned Educational Visits for 2018-19


German Exchange Students visit to Basingstoke

Young Interpreters Conference 2019 @ QMC

“Find Your Future in Healthcare” trip to Reading University


Conference at Reading University

Year 7 Romeo and Juliet Theatre Trip @ Blenheim Palace

Post 16 Information


Peter Symonds College, Winchester

Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

Interested in an apprenticeship? Meet a number of different companies looking for apprentices at one of the biggest Apprenticeship events in the South of England!”

Open Evening

“Please join us to chat to our staff and students about life at Peter Symonds and pick up more information about the huge range of subjects we offer.”

Monday 17th June 4.30pm to 7.00pm

Tuesday 9th July and Wednesday 10th July 5.30pm to 8.30pm