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Update - 27/01/15 Scheduled Phone Line Maintenance  
On Tuesday 27th January our phone lines will be undergoing maintenance to rectify the technical fault that we are currently experiencing. Please bear with us while the maintenance takes place. If you are having trouble getting through please email reception at We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience. Please check back to the website for further updates. Thank you Ms Prestidge

School Bulletin 
For up to date news and events please view our latest fortnightly School Bulletin 

 School Bulletin - January 16th 2015 No.8

Parent/Carer Survey - Kirkland Rowell

Parent questionnaires/surveys are now being sent home to selected form groups, a Parent Call message will be sent home to all forms taking part. These surveys are designed to collate valuable data in view of how parents perceive the school & will help us move forward and deliver the best for our students. We kindly ask parents/carers to complete this survey and return it to their Form Tutor by their given deadline provided by their HOP. This survey is extremely important to us. Students will also be asked to complete a survey during the school day. All surveys remain anonymous. If you have not yet received a Parent Survey please click on the icon below to print a copy and hand in to reception by no later than Friday 30th January. Thank you in advance for your support and for your prompt survey return. Ms G Turner - Marketing Officer 20.01.15

Parent Survey 

Attendance - Bus Strike 13th January 2015

Well done to all those students who attended school last Tuesday despite the Bus Strike. Many had walked miles and some shared lifts in friends parents cars. Over 75% of students were present. Thank you to those parents and carers who found ways of making sure that their child was in school that day.
Pat McMillan-Director of Student Care & Wellbeing

Reminder: Sixth Form Application Deadline - Friday 13th February 2015

September 2015 intake, please submit your application by Friday the 13th February 2015. Application forms are available to download & print from our Sixth Form Prospectus & Admissions page. If you would like to know more please contact the Director of Sixth Form Mrs A Crowther at

Year 11 Revision Timetable - Updated 9th January 2015

If you would like to see a copy of the current Year 11 revision timetable, please click on the icon below.

  Year 11 Revision Timetable 

Year 7 & 8 Targeted Parents Evening – Thursday 15th January 2015

Year 7 & 8 Targeted Parents’ Evening is being held on the above date between 4-7pm. This evening is scheduled to target students who may be underachieving in one or more of their lessons. Parents of identified students will be sent a letter inviting them in to meet with subject teachers, or called by Miss Robins (Year 7) or Miss England (Year 8).

Year 11 Parents Evening - Thursday 22nd January 2015

The next Year 11 parents evening will take place on Thursday 22nd January 2015 starting at 4.30pm and finishing at 7.30pm. Further details will be sent out in the New Year, please put this date in your diary.

Year 11 Parents Evening Letter 

Spanish Water Sports 2015

There are still a few spaces available for this year’s trip to La Fosca, Spain. Students will spend their days becoming experts at a range of different activities such as sailing, kayaking, canoeing, wind surfing and snorkelling. They will also spend a day exploring the city of Barcelona and a day at a large waterpark. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity for your child, please contact Mr Simmonds directly. This trip is open to all year groups.

Year 8 Boys Rugby 

Rugby - A massive congratulations to the year 8 rugby team who beat Rodobourgh High School in the 2nd round of the cup on Friday. A great team performance from all involved. Next game is at Harris Beckenham away on 2nd February 2015

Year 7 and 8 Athletics Club 

Will commence on the 3rd February 2015. All students welcome. If interested in representing the school in the up and coming events, please speak to Mr Willis. Thanks and a Happy new year to all.

Year 11 End of Term Letter 

Year 11 End of Term Letter

Gifted & Talented 

South of England Science and Technology Challenge Final - Our Gifted & Talented trip to London took place at King’s College, Strand campus on Tuesday 6th January 2015. The students were asked to build a space robot to perform different functions like detecting sound, light white and dark surfaces, follow lines etc. They gave their best but unfortunately they were not among the top three schools (Only 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions were mentioned) I will be presenting students with their certificate in  assemblies shortly. Many thanks Mr Alabi

Christmas Fundraising 

We are proud to announce that Edenham students & staff have raised over £1707.67 and counting, from this years Christmas Mufti Day! This is the largest amount we have ever raised at a Mufti Day, a massive thank you to all students and staff who donated so generously. The response this year was overwhelming and a huge team effort! 

This year we have raised funds for the following charities these were decided by our Student Council: The Ebola Orphan Outreach, Word Aid and the Shirley Neighborhood Care Scheme. To find out more on this year’s chosen charities please see our school bulletin.

The grand total of books collected for Word Aid comes to a staggering 1452 books, which is absolutely phenomenal! The 245 students at the school in Jamaica won’t believe their luck when they receive the first delivery! 

School Council students have successfully organised, collected & filled a total of 33 shoeboxes for this years Rotary Shoebox Collection! A huge well done to everyone who made this possible.

Merry Christmas Mr C Luhrig

Autumn Term Reports - Tuesday 16th December 

Reports will be going home with all students Tuesday 16th December 2014. Please ensure that your child gives their report to you. Please return the confirmation slip for receipt of the report to your child's Form Tutor as soon as possible. 

Literacy Target - Each student in KS3 and KS4 will receive a literacy target by their English teacher. This target will be a literacy focus across all their subjects. Please make sure that your son/daughter/guardian is aware of their literacy target, and how they can work to improve in relation to this target. There are suggested strategies for each target that students can follow – these are not meant to be exhaustive, but are a starting point. Please go through these with your son/daughter/guardian to help support them, and remind them of to focus on the target when completing work across their subjects. For more information please visit the Literacy at Edenham page.

Music Event - Scream Lounge 

We were thrilled to be performing again at Scream Lounge, on Friday 12 December 2014, and hope to build upon this relationship so that our students can experience regular music-making in a professional environment.
Those who performed should be extremely proud of themselves; they all demonstrated maturity, musicality and, above all, real professionalism.
The Music Department believe in developing partnerships within the community and we plan to work closely with creative and community partners over the coming year, so that our students can fully appreciate the value that music has in the world. Charitable events and performances which celebrate diversity are being planned.
Thank you to all who came out to support the students. We hope that you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to seeing more students getting involved and an even bigger crowd at our next event. Happy Holidays and very best wishes for 2015. Mr D. Watters (Head of Music, Edenham High School)

Year 8 French Trip to Arras

The Year 8 day trip to the Wellington Quarry and Christmas Market in the French town of Arras on Friday was an absolute hit with pupils. After donning replica tin helmets, pupils ventured over 20 meters underground to have a guided tour around the tunnels where allied troops spent their days preparing for the Battle of Arras in 1917. The next stop was the Christmas Market in the beautiful town square where pupils had a chance to put their language skills to good use whilst they purchased some Christmas gifts and sampled sweet treats from the popular crêpe & waffle stall. With the last few pennies spent on the ferry back to Dover, we arrived back at Edenham tired but full of great memories. Mrs Edwards

Edenham Sixth Form

Sixth Form is now taking applications for intake September 2015. Deadline for applications is Friday the 13th February 2015, you can find our Sixth Form application form on the Sixth Form admissions page. Sixth Form Open Evening was held on Wednesday the 12th of November, those who were unable to attend open evening and would like to know more please contact the Director of Sixth Form Mrs A Crowther at We look forward to hearing from you.

Travelling to School by Bus? - Updated January 2015
For information on bus route changes in the local area from West Croydon Bus Station please click on the link below.

West Croydon Alternative Boarding Points 

Gifted & Talented 
Two of our Year 10 students have been invited to Kings College London on the 6th January 2015, to participate at Gifted and Talented Science and Technology Southern Challenge Finals. Ismahaan Abukar and David-Matthew Brachio-Clark were apart of the winning team at the Croydon Gifted and Talented Science Technology Challenge Day, well done and good luck at the finals.

Art Club
All Year 7-8 students are welcome to attend Art Club every Thursday lunch time in AR3. The Art Club are working on a collaborative art piece to be displayed in the school library. For further details please see Ms B Flashman.

Ben Haenow Crowned Winner Of X Factor

Huge congratulations to ex Edenham student, Ben Haenow for winning this years X Factor! Staff and students are all extremely proud of Ben. Ben's new single, Something I need is out now and avalible to download on  iTunes, lets help get him get to the top of the charts by downloading this great record!

Ben and his brother Alex were both students at Edenham High School, Ben was always a talented singer and all round entertainer whilst at school. We wish him every success in his new career!

Year 11 Pre Public Examinations Letter - Click here to view

Show My Homework

We are pleased to announce that we are now running Show My Homework at Edenham. This system allows all teachers to upload homework onto the online platform so that students and parents can access it through the online calendar. There is a link to this on the tabs to the left. Students and parents can also login to look at specific homework set for that child. Parents of more than one student at Edenham can combine accounts together for ease of use.

The system allows us to send home all letters, bulletins and important information to registered users. Students can see a countdown to all the homework set for their classes and parents can see whether or not it was submitted and potentially what grade was achieved for the work.

Show My Homework is now fully functioning at Edenham, please ensure you are logging in to check homework that has been set.

Students have now all received their login details for themselves and for their parent/carers. If you did not receive your information or are having trouble logging in please contact your son/daughters current Head of Progress Team who will be happy to assist you.  For Head of Progress contact emails, please click on contact us, teacher emails.

Thank you