Information for Year 11 Parents

Year Leader:

Mr N Reed

Assistant Year Leader:

Mrs R Branston-Jones

Assembly Day:


Letters Home
Attendance Information

Miss H Bain – 11HPB

Mr N Bates – 11NBA

Mrs C Clackson – 11CSC

Mrs C Collins – 11CC

Mrs K Everett – 11KLE

Mrs S Frape – 11SF

Miss K Kilby – 11KLK

Mrs D Robertson – 11DSR

Year 11 Information Evening

16th September 2021, 6pm

Home Learning

How can parents support Home Learning?
Knowledge Organisers

Important Dates

Monday 6th September – Year 7 and Year 11 prefects only in school
Thursday 9th September – 6.00–7.00pm Year 7 Parents’ Information Evening
Wednesday 15th September – Years 7, 10 and 11 photographs
Thursday 16th September – 6.00–7.00pm Year 11 Parents’ Information Evening
Tuesday 21st September – 6.00pm Open Evening
w/c 18th October – All Years Maths Assessments this week
w/c 18th October – Year11 Catering Practicals this week
Monday 25 to Friday 29 October 2021 – Autumn Half Term
w/c 1st November – Year 11 Catering practicals this week
Wednesday 17th November – INSET 2 – School closed to students
18th & 19th November – Whole school flu immunisations
w/c 22nd November – Years 7–11 Progress Reviews published this week
w/c 22nd November – Year 9, 10 and 11 Dance Show this week
25th November – 12.45pm School finishes for students, 1.30–6.00pm Year 8–11 Parent Tutor Meeting
w/c 29th November – Year 11 English Speaking and Listening Assessments
w/c 6th December – All Years Maths Assessments this week
Friday 10th December – INSET 3 – School closed to students
Monday 13th December – 3.00-5.00pm Christmas Fair
Friday 17th December – Last day of Autumn Term for students – school finishes at 12.45pm
Monday 20 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022 inclusive – Christmas Holiday
Monday 4th January – Spring term begins
w/c 14th February – Year 11 Pre-Public Exams (Week 1)
w/c 28th February – Year 11 Pre-Public Exams (Week 2)
Tuesday 8th March – INSET 4 – School closed to students
Thursday 17th March – 3.30–7.30pm Year 11 Parents’ Evening (Virtual)
w/c 21st March – Year 11 Progress Reviews published this week
w/c 4th April – All Years Maths Assessments this week
Friday 8th April – Last day of Spring term for students – school finishes at 3.00pm
Monday 11 April 2022 to Friday 22 April 2022 inclusive – Easter Holiday
Monday 24th April – Summer term begins
Monday 2nd May – Bank Holiday
Friday 24th June – Year 11 Leavers’ Buffet/Dance

Extra-Curricular Clubs

Activity When

Suggested Reading

At Harrow Way, we acknowledge the large body of research which indicates a correlation between reading and academic success and between reading and well-being and we encourage all our students to be readers. To this end, our Learning Resource Centre operates a library facility with thousands of fiction and non-fiction books supporting reading for pleasure and reading for purpose. Some audio fiction titles are available. There are also a wide variety of magazines.

We operate an E-book platform though Hampshire County Council and this now includes audio books too. Our Reading Cloud platform allows students to access the library catalogue, read and write book reviews, find out what new titles are available and more. Both can be accessed via the VLE. All of these are free to use. However, lost items will need to be replaced by the borrower. In addition, we run a student book group called NatterReads who meet informally most weeks over lunch to share what they are reading.

Our Learning Resource Centre Manager is able to provide recommended reading book lists for students who are reluctant or struggling readers as well as recommended book review and search websites.

Suggested Reading:

Claire Legrand – Furyborn
Laura Sebastian – Ash Princess
Laura Steven – Exact Opposite of Okay (cyber issues around personal images, trolling)
Teresa Toten – Beware That Girl (thriller…secrets, lies, obsession)
Sabaa Tahir – Reaper at the Gates (for Game of Thrones fans)
Teri Terry
Death Note (graphic novel series)
Gregory Maguire – A Lion Among Men and others
SE Hinton – The Outsiders (written by a 17 year old in the 60’s about knife crime in America)
Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why
Patrick Ness – Release (Carnegie shortlisted 2018)
Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
Stephen Chobosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train
Eden Maquire – Beautiful Dead series
Angie Thomas – The Hate U Give (racism)
Angie Thomas – On the Come Up (rapper, prejudice)
Malorie Blackman – Chasing the Stars (space travel, murder, romance)

Exam Support:
Tips and Advice for Exam Success by Ross Dickinson
Exam Attack by Nicola Morgan (for Kindle)
Starving the Exam Stress Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly
Collins GCSE Revision series – Study Skills (also, an ebook version is available through their website)