To ensure that parents are always kept up to date, all correspondence to parents is also available on this page.
Letters and forms
Please see our Letters and forms section for letters sent to parents.
GCSE Certificates 2017
GCSE certificates will be available for collection from the School reception from Monday 27 November until Friday 15 December 2017, 9am-3.30pm.
Certificates are valuable documents and you are required to sign for them. A friend or family member may collect them, but only if bringing a letter of request signed by you and your identification.
You can only replace lost certificates by contacting each exam board and paying their fee of around £45.
Camps International Kenya trip
Following the success of this summer’s expedition it is very exciting to be offering our Year 10, 11 and 12 students the opportunity to travel to Kenya with Camps International during the summer of 2019. Here students will be working on a range of sustainable and meaningful community and conservation projects before scuba diving towards their PADI Open Water Certificate!
Parents and interested students are invited to attend our Parents Presentation Evening to find out more. This will be taking place on Tuesday 3 October at 6.30pm in the Lower School Hall.
As we continue to raise standards of behaviour, we are making sure that every warning given to a student for anything from uniform to behaviour in class is logged on Epraise. These warnings are available for parents to view daily.
To log in as a parent, go to www.epraise.co.uk, click on log in and then search for The Bicester School. Select the Parent option and then enter your email address. The first time you log in you will be asked to enter a password.
Parents will only be able to view their own child and only using their email address which school hold on the system. To update your email address, please contact the school directly.
By using Epraise, you will be able to see all positive and negative points which are assigned to your child and also track any sanctions or rewards that they collect along the way. This year, there is a detention for every two negative incidents recorded.
Fitbits in school
Fitbits and smart watches being worn by students are allowed for non-contact sports such as cross country, fitness etc. but must be taken off for invasion games such as netball, rugby etc. Whilst they are great as they encourage students to monitor their fitness levels, The Bicester School will NOT be responsible if they break or are damaged during lessons.
Grace donates her hair
Year 7 student Grace West has had her hair cut so she could donate it to The Little Princess Trust, who make wigs for children with cancer. Well done Grace for being so brave!
A message from Tim Peake
Mrs Riches led assembly for Lewis House on the topic of facing your fears. She discussed her own fears and broadened the subject out to discuss how fears can stop you being a success and how important it is to try new things and have dreams and goals.
She had decided to use the British Astronaut, Tim Peake, as an example, and had sent him a message via Facebook to let him know he was being featured in the assembly. He was kind enough to reply with this lovely message:
Molly donates her hair – by Molly Price (Year 9)
‘Two weeks ago I donated my hair to The Little Princess Trust. I thought that I was really lucky having long hair and I thought about the children who are unlucky enough to have something like cancer and I thought how could I make their lives slightly easier to cope with. Then I heard of this charity and I decided to donate it to them. It was all my idea, so I researched it then asked my mum if I could go and get my hair cut. I did and I sent it off last Monday.’
A Day at the BBC – An account of Lewis Walduck’s (Year 7) visit to the BBC studios.
‘In the Christmas holidays I was fortunate enough to go to the BBC Broadcasting house in London. I had been wanting and wishing to go there for a while. My best friend’s Mum works for the World Service at the broadcasting house and she was able to give us a guided tour. When we arrived at the building it looked far smaller than how it looks like on the television.’ Read more…