Strike Action – 5th July 2016

30 June 2016

Dear Parents/Carers
Strike action Tuesday 5th July 2016
A national strike by the NUT has been called for Tuesday 5th July.
The governing body at the school have carefully assessed the likely impact of this strike action on Leytonstone School. Based upon this careful assessment I can confirm that the proposed NUT action will not prevent the school opening to all pupils/students on Tuesday 5th July 2016, as normal.
However, as you know Eid may fall on either the 5th or 6th July. It is more likely to be the 6th but there is still a chance it could be on the same day as the strike. If that is the case, the school will need to close as this would leave us too short staffed because Muslim staff will be celebrating Eid with their families and community. We will let parents know if this is the case on Monday evening. Please do keep an eye on the school website and ensure the school has up to date email and mobile number for you.
If we do have to close on Tuesday, and this creates problems for you in terms of childcare, please let the school know as the senior leadership team will be in school to look after students affected in this way.
Finally, the school will be closed early on Wednesday 6th July for staff training. School will end at 1.20pm as opposed to 3pm and lunches will be provided for all students who would like one.
Yours sincerely,

Siobhan Walsh & Alan Jeffery
Co-Chair of Governors

Friends of Leytonstone School Jumble Trail

22 June 2016

Have a good old declutter or simply get to know your neighbours at the Upper Leytonstone Sale. All funds raised will go towards the music fund for Leytonstone School. Refreshments will be on sale outside the school for thirsty buyers in need of a break. There will also be space for stalls at the school for sellers who aren’t in the radius, (or have no outside space), but still want to take part. Please message if interested. This will be a great local communtiy event. Please support us by either taking part or popping along!

For more information please click here.

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Year 7 & 8 Revision Topics

20 June 2016

Year 7 Science Test Monday 27.06.16

Please revise the following topics:

Classification and adaptation

Chemical analysis


Acids and alkalis

Cell biology


Year 8 Science Test Thursday 23.06.16

Please revise the following topics:




Chemical reactions


Atoms, elements and compounds

Some useful websites:

Year 10 & KS3 Exam Timetable

15 June 2016

As exam season for Year 11 students is coming to an end in the next couple of weeks, exams are now beginning for Year 10, 9, 8 and 7 students. Below is the timetbale for these exams.

Year 10 & KS3 Exam Timetable June/July 2016

Good luck to all students involved!

Year 11 Physics 1 & 2 Revision Classes

14 June 2016

Revision sessions will be held for Year 11 Physics 1&2 students on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th June in the Science department from 4pm – 6pm.

Year 11 Classes During Ofsted Visit

14 June 2016

Leytonstone School have a 2 day Ofsted inspection on wednesday 15th June and Thursday 16th June. As a result there will be no Year 11 classes during that time.

Students are expected to revise at home. Please ensure that your child uses their study leave time effectively.

Students are expected to attend exams as scheduled.

Thank you for your support.

Ofsted visiting Leytonstone School this week

14 June 2016

Ofsted are visiting the school all day Wednesday and Thursday this week to see our fantastic school and all it has to offer.

Could all parents please complete the survey online which will ask you questions on what you think of the school. Share your views

The Big Iftar – 18th June 2016

10 June 2016

The Big Iftar June 2016

Leytonstone School Open Day – 18th June 2016

10 June 2016

As you will know, Leytonstone School is changing.

Last term we took ownership of our fantastic new buildings. In order to celebrate this, to officially open the new buildings and to let the local community see the great new learning facilities that we have at the school, we are holding an open day on Saturday 18th June between 10.30 and 1.00pm. As well as a chance to see the great new facilities we have at the school, there will be demonstrations of work from subjects which are housed in our new buildings. There will be opportunities to try out activities in PE, learn some new words and phrases in our Modern Foreign Languages Department, take part in some exciting experiments in Science, create a piece of work in Art, make something to take home in Technology, hear performances in our Music Department, see performances in our Drama Department and try out a sample of some of the healthy food that we serve to our students in the restaurant.

As well as these activities, there will be face painting, a bouncy castle and Segway tours of the site. The local police and Fire Service will also be present to talk to people about their work, give safety advice and give young people the opportunity to explore the inside of a fire engine and a police car and play with the lights and sirens!

We would love to welcome you to this community event at the school and would ask you to share this information with friends and neighbours and encourage them along on the morning of the 18th June to see how Leytonstone School is changing.

Current students are already familiar with the new facilities that we have and whilst this event is not aimed at them, it is aimed at showcasing the school to the wider community, current students are welcome to attend, if accompanied by a parent.

We look forward to welcoming you, your family friends and neighbours to the school on Saturday 18th June.

Yours sincerely

Grainne Smyth – Head Teacher

GCSE Art Exhibition

09 June 2016

Y11 Art Exhibition 2016