22 December 2016
At the start of the Spring tern in January 2017, we will be having a whole school drive on uniform. We aim to have all students arriving at school in full uniform and maintaining uniform standards across all year groups!
For more information please see the letter below given to all students on 21st December 2016.
Uniform Drive Letter 2017
Please see: http://www.leytonstoneschool.org/parent-information/school-uniform-equipment/ for full information on uniform and equipment
Please be reminded that school starts on 4th January 2017.
20 December 2016
Leytonstone School is looking for new members for its Governing Board
Our school and its 820 students and over 120 staff are on a journey of improvement. We have had a new headteacher since September 2014 and have moved from a school which needed improvement to a good school (in all areas) in 18 months. Our GCSE results in 2016 were some of the best in the east End of London. We now need new, creative dedicated and diverse individuals to join our accomplished Governing Board to take us to the highest level…
Do you have the ability to make reasoned decisions and to monitor performance? An active interest in high standards in education? A commitment to equality and young people in East London?
If the answer to these is yes and you would you like to use your skills and knowledge to support this school to excellence then please click on the link below
The closing date for this opportunity will be 20 January 2017
20 December 2016
Thanks for all your support at the various functions in the run up to the Christmas break. We had a packed house for the school panto, a very well attended parents evening for year 10 and a new venture for Leytonstone in a tea party for the older members of the community. This was organised by our Year 8 students who did a brilliant job and I hope that this is the start of a new Leytonstone tradition.
We will be surveying parents/carers in the New Year about the level of involvement that they would like to have in the life of the school – from being a full governor to reviewing our home learning provision or behaviour policy through to support for Friends of Leytonstone (our school PTA). There are a whole range of ways to become involved – some without having to commit too much time – and I’d like to welcome as many parents as possible to take an active part in moving our school to outstanding.
We will be holding a short informal evening event on Monday 16th January at 5:30 – 6:30 pm. This will be an opportunity to look at different ways parents might be able to contribute to positive change at Leytonstone. Please come along – even if you only have a few hours a term to be able to support the school, it can all be really useful. Tea and coffee and cakes will be provided!
We do have a number of vacancies for parent governors. Some people have expressed an interest which is great and I think we will have some excellent governors from the applications received. We do still have a vacancy and if you are holding back because you have never been a governor or are not sure of the role, please get in touch. We are hoping that our governing body can represent our ethnic and cultural diversity at the school. Parents of younger students in particular would be most welcome.
As we approach the end of term, I would like to clarify arrangements for the end of term and start of the spring term.
School will end at 1:20 pm on Wednesday 21st December. Those students who would like a school lunch are welcome to collect a packed lunch from the restaurant.
School will restart for students on Wednesday 4th January. This is a day later than reported in our original calendar published in September and apologies for any confusion regarding this. The school is open for staff on 3rd January and will enable staff training. Please do let me know if this presents any child care difficulties for you and we can arrange for some students to be in school.
Finally, and I apologise in advance for this, the price of a school dinner will increase to £2.44. This reflects the price increase at the local authority and also some of the rising food prices. We have a number of students who have lost or mislaid cards this term. Please ensure that your child has a card or replaces it in the first week back. We will contact parents/carers of students without cards in the New Year.
Wishing you a restful and a relaxing Christmas break.
Full letter available here: Christmas Break
07 December 2016
Its that time of year again….. Oh no it isn’t!!
Well actually, yes it is! Panto in a Hurry returns for another year to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and other Leytonstone School Performances