Information for Year 9 Parents

Year Leader:

Mrs V Ford (Maternity), Miss T Fowler

Assistant Year Leader:

Mrs G Meighan,
Mrs K Mccullough

Assembly Day:


Letters Home
Attendance Information

Mrs J Burden – 9JBU

Miss C Darby – 9CJD

Miss M Gritti – 9MSG

Mr M Haysom – 9MEH

Mr T Larcombe – 9TNL

Mlle A Machu – 9APM

Mrs S Nejman – 9SNE

Home Learning

How can parents support Home Learning?
Knowledge Organisers

Important Dates

Monday 6th September – Year 7 and Year 11 prefects only in school
Tuesday 21st September – 6.00pm Open Evening
w/c 18th October – All Years Maths Assessments this week
Monday 25 to Friday 29 October 2021 – Autumn Half Term
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 6th December – All Years Maths Assessments this week
w/c 6th December – Year 9 Shakespeare Show 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
Thursday 27th January – 3.30–7.30pm Year 9 Parents’ Evening (Virtual)
w/c 14th February – Years 7–10 Maths Assessments this week
Tuesday 8th March – INSET 4 – School closed to students
Thursday 10th March – 6.30–8.00pm Year 9 Curriculum Evening
w/c 14th March – Years 7–10 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
w/c 13th-17th June – Year 8/9 Calshot residential visit
w/c 20th June – Years 7–10 End of Year exams (Week 1)
w/c 20th June – Years 7–10 Progress Reviews published this week
w/c 27th June – Years 7–10 End of Year Exams (Week 2)
Monday 4th July – INSET 5 – School closed to students
Friday 15th July – Sports Day
Thursday 21st July – Last day of Summer term – school finishes at 12.45pm

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:
Malorie Blackman Noughts and Crosses (racism, romance)
LJ Smith Vampire Diaries series
Louise Rennison (humour)
Jane Austen
Ally Carter Gallagher Girls series (spy school adventure)
Robert Muchamore Cherub secret agent series
Michael Grant
Cassandra Clare City series (vampire, werewolves, shape shifters)
Joelle Charbonneau The Testing trilogy (dystopian)
Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games trilogy (dystopian)
PC Cast House of Night series
Rachel Cain Morganville Vampires series
Stephanie Meyer Twilight series (vampires)
Gemma Malley The Declaration (dystopian)
Cathy Macphail Between the Lies (missing girl, social media)
Lauren Kate (immortals)