ESAA Track and Field Cup Competition  

On 5 June our Junior Girls’ Athletics team headed to Basingstoke for the South West regional round of the ESAA Track and Field Cup Competition for which they had previously qualified.  Each round requires competitors to accumulate the best time/distance/height possible which is then converted into points.  Our team score a respectable 308 points which was better than the previous round even though they were competing against tougher opposition.  They finished in twelfth place out of 96 teams.  Individual highlights include Lucy Couzens achieving 52 points from 100m/Long Jump and Lola Andrews scoring 35 points from 300m/High Jump.

The Junior Boys team also qualified for the South West Regional round of this competition and they travelled to Millfield School in Somerset on Wednesday.  The team scored 354 points placing them eighth out of 76 teams.   Individual achievements from the boys include Sammy Pemberton scoring    38 points from 1500m/High Jump and Josh Mingoia obtaining 35 points from 800m/Long Jump.

Well done to all athletes who took part in these events.

County Championships

Last weekend several of our students took part in the Schools County Championship at Palmer Park in Reading.  We had eight medal winners who are listed below.  Fantastic results and well done to all students who took part. 


Age Group



Nathalie Camp

Junior Girls



Matilda Robinson

Inter Girls



Ella Van Heerde

Inter Girls



Lottie Ambridge

Senior Girls



Sammy Pemberton

Junior Boys



Ross Van Heerde

Inter Boys



Josh Patteson

Inter Boys

1500m Steeple Chase


Will Lewis

Inter Boys

Long Jump



Duke of Edinburgh Award - Gold Training and Practice

Over half term, thirteen Year 12 students successfully completed their training and practice expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.  Students spent two days at Tyr Abad, where they were given extensive training to equip them to be self-sufficient in the mountains.  This included work on navigation, clothing, diet and emergency procedures

On day three students were driven to their start point in the Brecon Beacons.  Unfortunately the conditions were quite unpleasant, but this improved throughout the day so that by the time they reached camp, the sun was shining.  Camp one was a wild camp on the banks of Lake Llyn y Fan Fawr. Students cooked a substantial meal on Trangias before taking themselves off for an evening stroll.  

The students continued their expedition through the Brecon Beacons National Park over two more days.  Students made outstanding progress, utilising all the skills required for their qualifying expedition. At the end of day five the students returned to Tyr Abad where they planned their routes for their next expedition, hoping to summit Snowdon and Meol Siabod. 

The students were a credit to the school and the instructors had nothing but praise for all thirteen students. They were accompanied by Miss Mac Donnell, Miss De'Ath and Mr Taylor who were delighted by the progress made by the students over the week.   

“It was a great experience and a lot of fun. The instructors were brilliant, teaching us all the skills required to complete our training.” Esther Sleigh

SSE Road Closures

We have been advised by SSE of the guideline for the roadworks which will be taking place over the course of the next few months.   

Until the works begin we won’t know the full impact, however, the bus companies as well as ourselves will be able to assess the impact once the works begin. 

Please click here for further information.

The Oaks Leisure Centre Support Deadline

Thank you to everyone who has emailed to show their support for the building of the new Leisure Centre.  We have had a fantastic response.  If you haven’t already done so, please can you send an email giving your support to by the end of next week Friday 21 June.  We will be sending your responses to the planning team after this date. 


Tickets for 'Matilda' will go on sale today, via Try Booking. Please click on the button below to book your tickets now.   'Matilda' is on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June at 7 pm in A10, with a cast of Year 8 and 9 students. It will be great to see you there, supporting your children who are working incredibly hard to create a magical show for you all.

Art Exhibition

Message to Parents/Carers about Parking Responsibly

I am afraid that we have had some complaints from local residents about parents’ cars parked in places which prevents them from easily accessing their property, and being greeted with some hostility when reminded of the fact.  I’m sure the current weather will help to cool things off.

No Drone Zone

Thames Valley Police have advised that during Ascot week this area will be a no fly space for drones.  They have also requested that if there is a drone sighting that we report it to them.

Message from The School Shop re Orders

Items which have been ordered during the last term but have not yet been collected are starting to mount up and with new orders from Year 7s joining in September beginning to come in, the School Shop is becoming somewhat overcrowded!  Please can any previous on-line orders that have not yet been collected, be picked up as soon as possible.  Thank you.  


Please note that unfortunately Charterstock on 19 July has been cancelled. 

Book Drive

Year 11 and Year 13 will be finishing their exams over the next few days, and we would like to ask all parents and guardians to consider donating their children’s textbooks and revision guides to the school to support learners in lower years. Many families cannot afford these valuable resources and the school will be able to identify students who need them the most. In addition, it will give you a chance to clear out your child’s room, especially books relating to those subjects which they are not planning on studying in the future.

If you are able, please consider donating these books to the school. Any books can be dropped off at reception or the English Faculty office for sorting. Thank you in advance.

Charters Friends

Thank you to everyone who brought in clothes etc. for our Bag2school collection.

An amazing £408.80 was raised, our best ever!

Community News

Fire Tech Camp – Summer Courses at Charters School

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Alice in Wonderland

The Quince Players, the local amateur dramatics group, in Sunninghill are hoping to put on a production of Alice in Wonderland exclusively performed by under 18's as their Autumn production in September.  Please click here for further information.

Forthcoming Events 

Monday 17 June – Friday 21 June
Royal Ascot Week

Monday 24 June
Sixth Form Parent Council
6.30 – 8 pm in the Durning Room

Tuesday 25 June
GCSE and A Level Art Exhibition 
5 - 7 pm in the Main Hall

Wednesday 26 June
Post 18 Pathways Day

Wednesday 26 June and Thursday 27 June
Year 8 & 9 Musical: Matilda
7pm in A10, the Drama Studio

Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June
Sixth Form Induction

Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 July
New Year 7 Transition Days

Tuesday 2 July
New Year 7 Parents Information Evening
6.40 pm arrival for a prompt 7 pm start
In the Main Hall

Wednesday 3 July
Year 10 Music Concert
7 pm in the Main Hall

Thursday 4 July
Sports Day

Friday 5 July
Year 11 Prom

Monday 8 July – Friday 12 July
Year 12 Work Experience Week

Wednesday 10 July
Music for a Summer’s Evening
7 pm in the Main Hall

Monday 15 July
Sports Presentation Evening
Times tbc in the Main Hall

Wednesday 17 July
Celebration of Achievement Evening
7 – 10 pm in the Main Hall (invitation only)

Thursday 18 and Friday 19 July 
Gamelan Workshop for all Year 8 students
Main Hall

Friday 19 July
Charterstock – CANCELLED

Wednesday 24 July
Term ends at 1 pm

Monday 2 September

Tuesday 3 September
Term 1 starts at 8.30 am for Year 7 and Year 11 Prefect Mentors
Year 12 (by individual appointment)

Wednesday 4 September
Term 1 starts for Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13
Year 12 not in school

Thursday 5 September
Term 1 starts for Year 12

Richard Pilgrim