Year 11 GCSE Summer Timetable

18 April 2018

The Year 11 GCSE Summer timetable has been released.

a PDF copy is available here:

Summer GCSE Timetable

Be App Aware

17 April 2018


Parent Diversity Survey

27 February 2018

As part of our PSHE curriculum it is Diversity Fortnight in school. Please could you take a few minutes to fill out our Equality Survey


Youth Health Champions Drop-In

23 February 2018

YHC Poster

Year 11 Wellbeing

23 February 2018

As Year 11 prepare to start their second round of mocks, Leytonstone School wants to ensure their mental and emotional health are also supported during this period.

We have emailed all parents a copy of Young Minds digital support pack to help you support your child during this exam period. This document is also available below.

Thank you


Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable (Feb 18)

19 February 2018

A printable version is available here Feb Mock Timetable 18

Date Period Start End Subject
Thursday 22nd February P1-P5 09:00 15:10 Art exam Day 1
Friday 23rd February P1-P5 09:00 15:10 Art exam Day 2
Monday 26th February P1-P2 09:00 10:15 Science Combined Paper 1
Monday 26th February P1-P2 09:00 10:45 Science Triple Paper 1: Biology
Monday 26th February P3-P4 11:20 12:35 History Paper 1
Monday 26th February P5-P6 14:00 15:45 Geography & RE Paper 1
Tuesday 27th February P1-P2 09:00 11:00 English Literature Paper 1
Tuesday 27th February P4 12:20 13:20 Business Studies Paper 1
Tuesday 27th February P5-P6 14:00 15:30 ICT & Computer Science & RE Paper 1 clashes (3)
Wednesday 28th Febr P1-P2 09:00 10:30 Maths Paper 1
Wednesday 28th Feb P5 14:00 14:35 French Foundation Reading
Wednesday 28th Feb P5 14:00 14:45 French Higher Listening
Wednesday 28th Feb P5-P6 14:40 15:25 French Foundation Listening
Wednesday 28th Feb P5-P6 14:50 15:40 French Higher Reading
Thursday 1st March P1-P2 09:00 11:00 All D&T
Thursday 1st March P5-P6 14:00 15:45 History Paper 2
Friday 2nd March P1-P2 09:00 11:15 English Literature Paper 2
Friday 2nd March P5-P6 14:00 15:15 Science Combined Paper 2
Friday 2nd March P5-P6 14:00 15:45 Science Triple Paper 2: Chemistry
Monday 5th March P1-P2 09:00 10:30 Maths Paper 2
Monday 5th March P5-P6 14:00 15:30 Geography Paper 2
Monday 5th March P5-P6 14:00 15:20 RE Paper 2
Tuesday 6th March P1-P2 09:00 10:45 English Language Paper 1
Tuesday 6th March P4 12:20 13:20 Business Studies Paper 2
Tuesday 6th March P5-P6 14:00 15:15 PE Paper 1
Tuesday 6th March P5-P6 14:00 15:45 Music
Wednesday 7th March P1-P2 09:00 10:15 Science Combined Paper 3
Wednesday 7th March P1-P2 09:00 10:45 Science Triple Paper 3: Physics
Wednesday 7th March P5-P6 14:00 15:20 History Paper 3
Thursday 8th March P1-P2 09:00 10:30 Maths Paper 3
 Thurs 8th March P3-P4 11:20 12:50 Geography paper 3
 Thurs 8th March P5 14:00 15:00 French Writing Foundation
 Thurs 8th March P5-P6 14:00 15:15 French Writing Higher
Friday 9th March P1-P2 09:00 10:45 English Language Paper 2
Friday 9th March P5-P6 14:00 15:30 PE Paper 2
Friday 9th March P5-P6 14:00 15:30 Media Studies
Tuesday 13th March P1-P5 09:00 15:00 Music Performance Mock
Wednesday 14th March P6 15:10 16:40 Drama Mock Exam

Year 8 Options

30 January 2018

Below is a copy of the Year 8 Options Booklet

Options Booklet 2018

Parent Governor Vacancy

26 January 2018

Dear Parent/Carer

Leytonstone School is holding an election for new parent governors to join the Governing Body.  For further information, please visit our website at

The Governing Body is also able to co-opt members to strengthen its capabilities in specific areas.  With significant changes to the curriculum and examinations, school funding and academisation these are interesting times for schools.

If you would like to put your name forward for either the parent governor’s election or as a co-optee, please complete the reply slip attached and return it to the school as soon as possible and not later than 9th February 2018.  You might want to talk to me or one of the co-Chairs – Siobhan Walsh or Alan Jeffrey – about what the role entails. Please let me know if you would like me to facilitate this. We will be holding an informal information session on Friday 2nd February at 5 – 6 p.m. Both myself and some of our governing body will be there to explain a bit more about the role and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to  pop along. All parents and carers welcome.

We are confident that amongst the many parents and carers of our students there are people who are both able and willing to join us.  In particular we would welcome approaches from people with a financial management, legal or educational background.

Please be advised that if there is more than 4 candidates, an election will need to be held but this is a straightforward process.  All you need to do is write a short paragraph (no more than 100 words) saying why you want to become a Parent Governor and what skills you could bring to the board; this will be sent to all parents with a voting paper.

Should there be fewer than 4 candidates those people who have applied to become a Parent Governors will automatically become a Parent Governor.

The role of the Governing Body is to provide the right balance of support and challenge to the leadership of a school in the best interests of its students.  We want to be sure that at Leytonstone, as existing governors come to the end of their term of office, our Governing Body has the knowledge, skills and commitment to do that over the months and years ahead.

All governor appointments are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Baring Service check (DBS) check.


Please return this slip to the school before 9th February 2018


I wish to stand as a candidate for election as parent governor at Leytonstone School.


First name:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..


Family Name (Mr/Mrs/Ms etc.): ………………………………………………………………………………..




Home Address:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

These details will appear on the ballot paper sent to parents.

 Remember to include your statement (no more than 100 words) saying why you want to become a school governor and what skills/knowledge you feel that the board will benefit from.


Governors’ contract


Employment of staff (teaching and non-teaching) carried out through SLT and providing help with interviews

Performance management of head teacher

Safety and wellbeing of staff, students and visitors to the site

Maintenance of school buildings

Results and performance of students

Financial budget for the running of the school

Making sure adequate resources are supplied to enable staff to do their jobs well

Held to account by:




The LA

The Department for Education

The Health and Safety Executive etc.

I undertake to contribute to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school. I will do this by:

  • Attending all full governing body meetings (usually 3 per year), except in exceptional circumstances.
  • Attending one of the two main committees, meetings (usually 3–6 per year), except in exceptional circumstances.
  • Attending promptly any training necessary to carry out my duties.
  • Reading all documentation sent out by the school and commenting where appropriate.
  • Being a link governor with staff about a particular area such as Leadership and Management, SEN or Literacy – this role includes at least two visits per year and written and verbal reports on those visits to the full governing body.
  • When required to serve on panels of governors to:
    • appoint the headteacher and other leaders
    • appraise the headteacher
    • set the headteacher’s pay and agree pay recommendations for staff
    • hear the second stage of staff grievances and disciplinary matters
    • hear appeals about pupil exclusions

I will set aside a minimum of 10 days a year to undertake my governing body responsibilities.

                                       Summary of disqualifications from governorship

A person may not be a school governor if they do not agree with any of the following apply:

  • I am not subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or an interim order, debt relief restrictions order, an interim debt relief restrictions order or their estate has been sequestrated and the sequestration has not been discharged, annulled or reduced is subject to a disqualification order or disqualification undertaking under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986, a disqualification order under Part 2 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, a disqualification undertaking accepted under the Company Directors Disqualification (Northern Ireland) Order 2002, or an order made under section 429(2)(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (failure to pay under county court administration order)
  •  I have not been removed from the office of charity trustee or trustee for a charity by the Charity Commission or Commissioners or High Court on grounds of any misconduct or mismanagement, or under section 34 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 from being concerned in the management or control of any Board
  •  I am not included in the list of teachers or workers considered by the Secretary of State as unsuitable to work with children or young people
  •  I am not barred from any regulated activity relating to children
  •  I am not subject to a direction of the Secretary of State under section 128 of the Education and Skills Act 2008
  •  I am not disqualified from working with children or from registering for child-minding or providing day care
  • I am not disqualified from being an independent school proprietor, teacher or employee by the Secretary of State
  •  I have not been sentenced to three months or more in prison (without the option of a fine) in the five years before becoming a governor or since becoming a governor
  •  I have not received a prison sentence of two years or more in the 20 years before becoming a governor
  •  I have not at any time received a prison sentence of five years or more
  •  I have not been fined for causing a nuisance or disturbance on school premises during the five years prior to or since appointment or election as a governor
  •  I have not refused a request by the clerk to make an application to the Criminal Records Bureau for a criminal records certificate.

I have provided a copy of my proof of identity (Valid passport, driving licence or birth certificate) to the school/Governor Services.


Year 8 Letters

11 January 2018

Copies of all letters sent out to Year 8 today are attached below

Options Day Letter

Year 8 Parents Evening Letter

Parent Guide to Using Parents Evening System

Christmas Break

18 December 2017

Dear Parent/Carer
Thanks for all your support at the various functions in the run up to the Christmas break. We had a packed house for the Whole School Performance of Bugsy Malone. Well done to all involved in that and thank you for your support. Also our tea party for the older members of the community on 14th December was a great success. This was organised by our Year 8 students and Ms Campbell who did a brilliant job.
We have a number of vacancies for parent governors. In the New Year we will formally be inviting applications. If you are interested whether – you have not been a governor or not – or would like to know more about 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 all students 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 on Tuesday 19h December. Those students who would like a school lunch are welcome to collect a packed lunch from the restaurant.
School will restart for students and staff on Wednesday 3rd January. This will be a normal school day, starting for all students at 8.40 a.m.
Wishing you a restful and a relaxing Christmas break.

Yours faithfully
Grainne Smyth