Friday 19th July 2019

Good Afternoon,

I think it would be fair to say that at The Vyne we most definitely have not been winding down for the Summer. Enrichment week. This week has seen students completing the 5K Race for Life, taking part in the Festival of Sports, carrying out Archaeology, building roller coasters, learning Italian and German, solving team building challenges and creating a school newspaper - wow!

We also had our Awards celebration for Years 7 to 10 and I was so proud of the achievements of students and enjoyed sharing this event with the students and their families. I was particularly impressed with a student in year 10 who achieved 100% attendance all the way through from Year 7 - well done Toby.

As we get close to the end of term, I would like to thank The Vyne community, students, their families and the staff for welcoming me into this lovely school, I am very excited about September and everything we have planned.

We have a number of staff moving on at the end of this year. This is always a sad time and we wish them all the best for the future. However, we have made some outstanding appointments and we are again, fully staffed this year. A full list of staff arriving and leaving is as follows:


Staff leaving

Mr S Coomber - Head of Year 10 and Computing

Mrs R Costambeys - Humanities

Mr J Crees - Head of Year 8 and Humanities

Miss O Pazos-Gonzalez - MFL

Miss M Roberts - Cover Supervisor

Mrs R Shonk - Humanities


Staff joining

Mrs S Allcorn - Cover Supervisor

Miss P Boyd - Science

Mr G Coyden - Geography

Mrs K Daish - Subject Leader Geography

Mrs G Dimond - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs S Ghahari - Learning Support Assistant

Miss H Lyon - English

Mr K Peebles - Assistant Headteacher and Computing (Head of Year 11)

Miss A Woodward - History

Mr W Yates - Design & Technology

Mrs K Cunio - Head of Year 9 (from September)


We would also like to pass on our good wishes to Miss L Buckland who will be getting married over the Summer, returning to school in September as Mrs Guzzi and to Miss N Jamieson who had a baby girl last week and is now on maternity leave. - fantastic news, congratulations to you both!

Next week will be non school uniform for all on Monday and Tuesday and remember we finish early at 12.15 on Tuesday.

Have a fantastic summer!

Mrs Pearce


School Calendar information can be found at the end of this eNews and please open the link for  "Dates to Remember" for 2019/20.

Dates to Remember 2019/20

Awards Evening - Mr Eddie

It was a genuine pleasure to welcome students, parents, staff and honoured guests to our annual Awards Evening.  Our guest speaker was                         Paul O'Shaunessy, Director of Defence at Fujitsu who spoke about inspiring excellence and the importance of resilience.  Subject Awards were presented to students by Mrs Pearce and Effort and Teamwork Awards were presented by Heads of Year.  Tasha C provided an outstanding interlude with her singing and particular thanks for organising the evening goes to Mrs Green, Mrs Holmes and the Site Team.

Romeo and Juliet - Miss Saunders

On Tuesday we took 80 Year 7's and 8's on a trip to Blenheim Palace to watch Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in a pop up globe theatre. It was a lovely day in the sunshine and the students thoroughly enjoyed the play, especially when the actors jumped into the audience and used them to hide behind! The students were impeccably behaved and a teacher from another school even commented on how our students were much better behaved than theirs. It was a wonderful way to experience Shakespeare in all its glory.


Race for Life

Thank you for all your support and donations for our Race for Life event on Monday.  It is an event that both the students and staff look forward to at the end of a very busy year and I am delighted to say we raised  557 so thank you so much to all those who donated.


Year Group News

Year 8 - Mr Crees

Year 8 had an assembly last week talking about dreams and the aspirations we all set ourselves. The assembly finished with an explanation that I was leaving The Vyne to pursue a dream in Vietnam.

Year 9 - Miss Buckland

It has been an absolute pleasure looking after Year 9 this year. We've been on a great journey together and I look forward to next year when we will be one step closer to achieving those GCSE's. The students need to come back in September ready to work hard and accomplish their goals. I hope you all have a relaxing and productive Summer and I am excited to work with you on the next step of your children's lives.

Year 10 - Mr Coomber

The Year 10 students have now finished their work placements and most of the students have had a really positive experience, with some being offered apprenticeships and summer jobs which is very encouraging.

Please remember that you need to work hard to achieve the grades to make your ambitions a reality - I wish you all the best for the future.

School Calendar Information

Tuesday 23rd July

Last Day of Term early closure @ 12.15pm

(school bus leaves at 12.30pm)

Wednesday 4th September


Thursday 5th September

Start of Term for Years 7 and 11

starting @ 8.30am

Friday 6th September

Start of Term for Years 8, 9 and 10

starting @ 8.30am


Post 16 Information


Monday 14th October 2019

4.30pm to 7.30pm

Open Evening

"Discover our experienced staff, industry-standard facilities and wide range of courses"