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In the event of a school closure information will be posted here (usually between 6.30am and 7.00am)
 - See Bad Weather Letter on Parents
Information Page. 
Last Day of Term - Friday 4th April
School finishes at the normal time of 3.40 pm when Stephensons Buses will be running at the usual time.
First Day of Summer Term - Tuesday 22nd April
Staff Training Day  -  Wednesday 30th April  -  Students not in school
Information for Students who travel on Buses 815 and 816 (and their Parents) from Stephensons of Essex Ltd 
April/May 2014
Road works on Ashingdon Road, from April 22nd for approx. 4 weeks
Due to temporary traffic lights for gas main replacement work along Ashingdon Road in Rochford, there are likely to be delays to buses 815 & 816.  We are taking steps to try to ensure the morning buses can start on time and we do not expect them to be seriously affected (although the first day – the day you return after the Easter holidays) may be bad, until other motorists find alternative ways round the work.
In the afternoon, to avoid potentially long queues at the traffic lights, we will operate buses in the opposite way to usual.  So bus 815 will drop off in Hockley FIRST, then Rectory Road and into Rochford.  Bus 816 will drop off FIRST in Eastwood, then Rayleigh, Hullbridge and finally Ashingdon and Golden Cross.  We think this is the best way to minimise the inevitable delays.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but when roadworks affect such a busy road and one with no easy diversions, our options are limited.  From discussions with the contractors and Essex county council, we expect the work to last about 4 weeks, ie until mid-May.  As soon as the works are completed, buses will revert to the normal routes.
Richard Delahoy
Planning Manager
Stephensons of Essex Ltd
Direct line:  0845 260 0136 (for Mr Delahoy only)
Rochford depot operations staff:  01702 541511
National STEM Week
The school celebrated National Science and Engineering week (from 17 - 21 March 2104), with our very own STEM Week (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  Developing STEM skills opens doors to a rich diversity of opportunities for our students.
Students were given the opportunity to meet with two authors visiting the school:-
On Tuesday 18 March - Award winning author Nicola Morgan was in school – Author of “Blame the Brain” - The amazing teenage brain explained.  Blame the Brain is used throughout the world by teenagers, parents, schools, psychologists and social services, to help, inform and reassure parents and teenagers about the stresses they often go through.
On Wednesday 19 March - Malcolm Rose returned to the school - Malcolm worked with Year 7 students on an interactive talk that involved forensic science, based on his TRACES crime series.  He also talked about his JORDAN STRYKER books, about Jordan, his missions and the medical technology behind Jordan’s amazing body enhancements.
For more information about the authors please visit their websites:
Nicola Morgan’s website:
Malcolm Rose’s website:
Both staff and students have had an enjoyable week.  Details of the activities will be in the next edition of the School Newsletter.

Artsmark Gold

We are delighted to announce that the School has just been awarded its fourth consecutive Artsmark Gold Award.  This is a National Award

which recognises excellence in arts and cultural provision. 


GCSE and A Level Results - August 2013 Click here for more information.    

Parent Information & News - Click here for details  
Please check this site for news of changes to our School Uniform provider with effect from January 2014. 
Section 48 Visit, October 12, 2012 - Our School was judged to be an "outstanding" Catholic School - Click here for details 






































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