Welcome to Year 8


Firstly I would like to thank you all for the memories of Year 7 as ones to be immensely proud of and allowing me to be part of your exciting and captivating journey here at The Warren School. Year 7 was a wonderful first chapter, filled with success and achievement. Now it is our responsibility to maintain and surpass these high standards and expectations set. In Year 8 you will find all staff work extremely hard to provide a positive and safe environment in which every student, every day can learn and achieve their goals through our broad and balanced curriculum. Thus we are proud of the academic achievements and invaluable life experiences our staff has to offer and share with our students.

Our Year 8 focus for the forthcoming year will be to continue to develop a deep rooted passion for learning and continue to grow in a spiritual, moral and cultural sense. We are honoured to have the opportunity this year to nurture desirable life skills ensuring all our students are able to communicate and interact confidently and effectively with others. This is a school that is striving to produce outstanding ambassadors who contribute positively to our community through an extensive enrichment programme available to all. It is imperative that the fast pace and momentum built this year continues in order to prepare all students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that will shape their later life within and outside of Education. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

With the support of our Year 8 students and their parents/carers we do our upmost to ensure every student has the best possible Secondary School career.  Which has been evident with this year group through having already set school records with regard to Literacy, Sports, Enrichment and Positive SIMs; demonstrating their strength of character and ability to rise to challenges bestowed upon them.  I have admired this Year Group’s tenacity, positivity and enthusiasm which I hope to see continue to grow.

Year 8 is an opportunity for a fresh start and the chance for a student to become the type of learner and young person that they want to be. Every child matters at Warren. This is shown through our inclusive approach for all students on the learning spectrum. A successful year is paramount as this is the time we start to prepare for Key Stage 4 thinking about Subjects to select and specialise in. The clear guidelines in place to raise the attainment of our students will be maintained and with your help we can continue this positive trend throughout their school career. Thus it is imperative we are ensuring that homework is completed regularly, school diaries are signed and checked every week and that students take full advantage of all the after school activities we have available. We believe in close co-operation between home and school and wish to work with you as a team. We are keen to discuss any concerns or answer any queries you may have about your child’s progress, so please feel free to contact your child’s Form Tutor, Mrs Mear or Miss Davies and we promise to always do our upmost to assist you. Finally thank you for your continued support and we look forward to another successful year.

Miss L Davies
Achievement Team Leader