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Letters home

09 Jul 2024

GCSE Results Day Information

Dear Parent/Carer & Student, We hope you are well and that our Year 11s are enjoying their extended summer break. It was lovely to see so many of them at the prom a couple of weeks ago. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening for both students and staff who ... (click to read more)

09 Jul 2024

Arbor Parent Portal 2024

Dear Families, Today you should have received an email from Arbor about your Parent Portal account. To finish creating your account you just need to set a password. Your username is the email address the email was sent to. Getting started - Log into the Parent Portal and the Arbor App The information below also provides ... (click to read more)

05 Jul 2024

KS3 Reports – Summer 2024

Dear Parents and Carers of KS3 students, Your child’s end of year report is now available to view on the Arbor Parent portal under Report Cards, but what you will see is slightly different. In the past year, we have engaged with parents, carers and students through surveys and forums ... (click to read more)

28 Jun 2024

An Inspector Calls Trip

Dear Parent/Guardian,  The English Department is delighted to be running a trip to watch a performance of ‘An Inspector Calls’ on Wednesday 25th September 2024 for current Year 10 students. The performance is at the Regent Theatre in Stoke on Trent and should be an amazing opportunity to see a ... (click to read more)

25 Jun 2024

Tutor Group Changes

Dear Families,     We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and high spirits. In our ongoing efforts to enhance your child’s educational experience, promote a sense of community amongst our students, staff, and the wider community, next academic year will see changes made to tutor ... (click to read more)

24 Jun 2024

Pride Festival 2024

Dear parent / carer, I am delighted to confirm that Ibstock Community College’s second annual Pride Festival will take place on Friday 28th June, 1pm-3pm.   Students will be taking part in Pride related activities throughout the week such as a design the badge competition, a guest speaker and our Pride Council ... (click to read more)

21 Jun 2024

Music Lessons 2024 - 2025

Dear Families,   Here at Ibstock Community College, there are fantastic opportunities to learn an instrument with the team of peripatetic tutors.  All lessons take place during the school day and are worked out on a rota basis to ensure that students do not miss the same curriculum lesson each week.  ... (click to read more)

21 Jun 2024

Kenilworth Castle Trip October 2024

Dear families, The History Department is delighted to be running a trip to Kenilworth Castle on Thursday 3rd October and Friday 4th October 2024 for our current year 10 students. It is a firm principle of the Humanities faculty that we provide opportunities for students to experience history outside of ... (click to read more)

17 Jun 2024

Letter from Mrs Williams June 2024

Dear Families, I hope that this finds you all safe and well and no doubt looking forward to some warmer weather and the thought of spending quality time together this summer. As a member of LiFE Multi Academy Trust, our staff and students are afforded various opportunities to develop academically, professionally ... (click to read more)

14 Jun 2024

Year 11 Prom

Dear Parents/Guardians, We hope this letter finds you well. As we approach the end of the academic year, we are excited to announce our plans for the Year 11 Prom. This event marks a significant milestone in our students' lives, celebrating their achievements, hard work, and the memories they've created ... (click to read more)

14 Jun 2024

Year 11 visit to Berlin, Germany - Payment Update

Dear families Payment Update - Year 11 visit to Berlin, Germany Thank you so much for keeping up with the scheduled payments, especially as our trip is so far away. This letter is a reminder of what should have been paid by the end of the year. Please take note of ... (click to read more)

13 Jun 2024

Introducing 'Noodle the Doodle'

Dear families, We would like to introduce you to Noodle, our new school dog. Noodle is a miniature Australian Labradoodle puppy who lives with Mrs Johnson, Our Lead Practitioner of SEND. Noodle will be spending time in school over the next few months and she will slowly be introduced to ... (click to read more)

13 Jun 2024

iPad Scheme 2024

Ibstock Community College – iPad Scheme   Portal Close: 28th June 2024 | First Direct Debit: 2nd September 2024   Dear Parent/Carer,   At Ibstock Community College, we recognise that digital learning is a crucial component of modern education. Our aim is for every student to have access to an iPad both in and out ... (click to read more)

13 Jun 2024

Paris Trip Update

Dear families,   We are now less than two weeks away from our trip to Paris and I wanted to give you some important updates and reminders.   Passports (and GHIC cards if your child has one) Please send these into school between Monday 17th and Wednesday 19th June. They should be brought directly to ... (click to read more)

11 Jun 2024

Year 11 Exam Reminders

Dear Parents and Carers of Y11,   The final week and a half of Year 11 exams is here - thank you so much for your support during the exam season. Year 11 have been brilliantly behaved in the exam hall and demonstrate their commitment to achieving their best on a ... (click to read more)

06 Jun 2024

Year 10 Summer Reports 2024

Dear Parent/Carer of Year 10 students Your child’s report is available to view on the Arbor App under Report cards; this letter contains information to support conversations regarding their progress. A reminder of the grading structures at KS4 Previously, A*-U was used to grade students at GCSE, however the 9-1 system was ... (click to read more)

21 May 2024

Exam Information

Dear Parents and Carers,   As we begin our third full week of exams, students have shown great resilience and effort as they completed their longest exam yesterday (2 hours 30 minutes). Well done to them!   To reiterate the messages last week - we want students to benefit from structure and support ... (click to read more)

20 May 2024

End of Year Reward Trip - Alton Towers

End of Year Reward Trip – Tuesday 9 July 2024 Alton Towers - £40.00 per student (leave ICC 09:00 – Leave Alton Towers 16:30) Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 & Year 10  Reward Trip Students are invited on the reward trip based on their attitude for learning, punctuality and behaviour for learning across the academic year. Students ... (click to read more)

03 May 2024

National Crime Agency Update

Dear families,   All schools in the UK have recently been sent information from the National Crime Agency, raising awareness of the recent rise in reporting of financially motivated sexual extortion (a type of online blackmail often known in the media as ‘sextortion’).   Children and young people worldwide are being targeted. This ... (click to read more)

30 Apr 2024

Ibstock Community College Updates April 2024

Dear Families The momentum is mounting as we head towards next week and the beginning of the 2024 GCSE/KS4 exam season. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in encouraging our students to attend after school booster sessions, Easter school sessions, online tuition and ... (click to read more)

26 Apr 2024

Student Exam Checklist and Exam Handbook

Dear Year 11 Parents and Carers,   As we enter the final GCSE exams season (beginning 7th May), we will provide regular updates to support you and your child.     It's important that students know the rules regarding exams and what to do if they are late or unwell. Please read the ICC Student ... (click to read more)

23 Apr 2024

Information for Year 7 Parent Consultation Evening

Dear Families of Year 7 students, Please see below the list of classrooms teachers will be using for tonight's Parents Consultation evening along with a map.  Paper copies of this information will be available at the entrance doors. On arrival, please enter the building via the Humanities doors opposite the Mobile classrooms. We ... (click to read more)

22 Apr 2024

Year 11 Spring 2 Report 2024

Dear Families of Year 11 Students.   Your child's Spring 2 Year 11 report is ready to view in the Arbor App under Reports.   You will have discussed their progress, strengths and areas for development at Parent Consultation evening. This report is provided for further detail and to support conversations around revision.   The ... (click to read more)

19 Apr 2024

Year 7 Report Spring 2024

Dear Families of Year 7 Students,    Your child’s report is available to view on the Arbor App under Report cards.   For each subject, your child has been awarded an ‘Attitude to Learning’ grade by their teacher. These grades have been revised for this year, following parent feedback and input from students ... (click to read more)

15 Apr 2024

Year 7 Parent Consultation Evening

Year 7 Parent Consultation Evening We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday 23 April (4-7p.m.) to Year 7 Parent Consultation Evening. Appointments will be bookable through our School Cloud system from 5:30p.m on Monday 15 April, but the meetings will be face to face in school on Tuesday 23 April. Please use this guide ... (click to read more)

12 Apr 2024

Year 10 Work Experience

Dear families, As part of our ongoing commitment to provide comprehensive career guidance and support to our students, I am excited to announce our workplace experience programme for this year’s Year 10 cohort. As an essential component of our career’s curriculum, our year 10 students will have the opportunity to participate ... (click to read more)

10 Apr 2024

Building a Year 10 Culture 2024

Dear families, As your child will soon be progressing into Year 10 and beginning their Key Stage 4 journey, we would like to invite them to take part in our Year 10 team building day, aimed at developing a “Year 10 culture” and building relationships as a Year 10 group. ... (click to read more)

10 Apr 2024

Year 10 Exams and Assessments

Dear Parents and Carers,   From Monday 29th April, students will complete Year 10 Exams and Assessments. This will provide opportunities for students to practise key skills such as revision, organisation and exam techniques. Also, it will give teachers an indication of students' areas of strength and areas for development so that ... (click to read more)

21 Mar 2024

Information for Year 11 Parent Consultation Evening

Dear Families of Year 11 students, Please see below the list of classrooms teachers will be using for tonight's Parents Consultation Evening along with a map. Paper copies of this information will be available at the entrance doors. On arrival, please enter the building via the Humanities doors opposite the Mobile classrooms. We look ... (click to read more)

19 Mar 2024

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination - Year 8

Dear Parent / Carer and Young Person,   Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect against various cancers   We are offering all young people in school year 8 (aged 12 to 13 years), the chance to have an important vaccination that helps to protect from the human papillomavirus (HPV). This is a common ... (click to read more)

15 Mar 2024

Easter Holiday Subject Boost Sessions

Dear Parents and Carers,   We are so PROUD of our Year 11s who have been brilliant during their second set of mock exams! Well done to them on their hard work and commitment. When we return from the holiday, Year 11 students will have only 4 weeks until the main exam ... (click to read more)

14 Mar 2024

Toilet Facilities Update

Dear Families,   I am writing to update you on the recent changes to the use of our toilet facilities in school. You may be aware that since the beginning of the academic year a small minority of students have caused significant damage to our main block toilets resulting in high repair and ... (click to read more)

13 Mar 2024

Year 11 Berlin trip - Payment Update

Dear families Payment Update - Year 11 visit to Berlin, Germany Thank you so much for keeping up with the scheduled payments, especially as our trip is so far away. This letter is a reminder of what should have been paid by now, and the upcoming payment dates. As of 1st February, a ... (click to read more)

12 Mar 2024

The National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Museum Trip 2024

Dear families,  We are delighted to re-run our annual The National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Museum trip on May 16 2024 for our current Year 9 cohort. The trip is open to students that are in Year 9 who consistently demonstrate our RESPECT standards in History and across the school. Places ... (click to read more)

08 Mar 2024

Year 11 Parent Consultation Evening - Thursday 21 March

Y11 Parent Consultation Evening   We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday 21 March (4-6p.m) to Year 11 Parent Consultation Evening.   Appointments will be bookable through our School Cloud system from 5:30pm on Monday 11 March but the meetings will be face to face in school on Thursday 21 March.   As Year 11 Pre-Public ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2024

Implementation of New Safeguarding Procedure

Dear Families,   We would like to inform you about a new safeguarding procedure that we will be implementing with immediate effect. This decision is essential for the safety and security of everyone at our school.   Effective immediately, parents and carers will not be permitted on the school site during break time ... (click to read more)

29 Feb 2024

Harry Potter Trip Information Letter - Monday 18 March 2024

Dear Parent/Guardian,   We are very excited for the English Department’s upcoming trip to visit Harry Potter Studios on Monday 18th March 2024 and I’m delighted that your child will be able to join us on the day! In preparation for the visit there are just a few details which I’d ... (click to read more)

27 Feb 2024

Harry Potter Trip Information Letter - 7 March 2024

Dear Parent/Guardian,   We are very excited for the English Department’s upcoming trip to visit Harry Potter Studios on Thursday 7th March 2024 and I’m delighted that your child will be able to join us on the day! In preparation for the visit there are just a few details which I’d ... (click to read more)

27 Feb 2024

Information for Year 8 Parent Consultation Evening

Dear Families of Year 8 students, Please see below the list of classrooms teachers will be using for tonight's Parents Consultation Evening along with a map.  Paper copies of this information will be available at the entrance doors. On arrival, please enter the building via the Humanities doors opposite the Mobile classrooms. Mrs ... (click to read more)

13 Feb 2024

Year 8 Report Spring 2024

Dear Families of Year 8 students   Your child’s progress report for the Spring term is now available to view in the Arbor Portal under Report cards. This letter provides information to support your discussions of the report with your child.   Year 8 Consultation Evening is on Tuesday 27th February, which will provide ... (click to read more)

12 Feb 2024

Y8 Parent Consultation Evening – Tuesday 27 February 2024

Dear families,   On Tuesday 27 February (4-7p.m.), it is Year 8 Parent Consultation Evening, which will provide an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their subject teacher.   Appointments will be bookable through our School Cloud system from 5.30p.m on Thursday 15 February, but the meetings will be face to face in school ... (click to read more)

06 Feb 2024

Information for Year 10 Parent Consultation Evening

Dear Families of Year 10 students, Please see below the list of classrooms teachers will be using for tonight's Parents Consultation Evening along with a map.  Paper copies of this information will be available at the entrance doors. On arrival, please enter the building via the Humanities doors opposite the Mobile classrooms. Mrs ... (click to read more)

06 Feb 2024

National Reference Tests 2024

NFER tests apply to selected Year 11 students only and their parents or carers will have been informed.                                                                   ... (click to read more)

06 Feb 2024

Bosworth Battlefield Trip Expression of Interest- April 2024

Dear families,   We are delighted to announce the launch of the Bosworth Battlefield trip in History. The trip will take place on 17 April 2024 and is open to students in year 7 and year 8. During the visit we will have a soldier and archer session and a ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2024

Year 10 Reports Spring 2024

Dear Families of Year 10 students, Your child’s report is available to view on the Arbor App under Report Cards; this letter contains information to support conversations regarding their progress. A reminder of the grading structures at KS4 Previously, A*-U was used to grade students at GCSE, however the 9-1 system was ... (click to read more)

29 Jan 2024

A Midsummer Night's Dream Trip Information Letter

Dear Parent/Guardian,   We are very excited for the English Department’s upcoming trip to see ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the RSC on Thursday 8th February 2024 and I’m delighted that your child will be able to join us! In preparation for the visit, there are just a few details which ... (click to read more)

23 Jan 2024

Year 10 Parent Consultation Evening February 2024

Dear families, On Tuesday 6th February (4-7p.m.), it is Year 10 Consultation Evening, which will provide an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their subject teacher. Appointments will be bookable through our School Cloud system from 5.30p.m on Thursday 25 January, but the meetings will be face to face in school on ... (click to read more)

16 Jan 2024

Support and Key Dates for Year 11

Dear Families,   We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas break and wish you a Happy New Year. Year 11 students have returned for their final full term before their GCSE exams: the main exam period begins in 13 school weeks; 65 school days. At this important time, the partnership between ... (click to read more)

16 Jan 2024

Information for Year 9 Parents Evening

Dear Families of Year 9 students, Please see below the list of classrooms teachers will be using for tonight's Parents Evening. On arrival, please enter the building via the Main Reception doors. We look forward to welcoming you into the college to discuss your child's progress. Best wishes, Sarah Nelson Assistant Headteacher ... (click to read more)

09 Jan 2024

Community Reading Mentor Applications

Dear Families,   We have an exciting opportunity open to students in Year 9 and 10 to become a Community Reading Mentor. The role will involve students on a rotational basis spending time at Ibstock Junior School helping with reading to enthuse and support younger students.    Reading aloud is a vital tool ... (click to read more)

22 Dec 2023

Letter from Senior Leadership Team 22 December 2023

Dear families, As we finish for Christmas, we have spent time reflecting on what has been a great term with lots of engaging activities and opportunities for our students.  We have spent time this week celebrating and rewarding students in our Faculty Colours Celebratory Assemblies. These assemblies recognise the hard ... (click to read more)

21 Dec 2023

Paris trip 2024 updates

Dear families, Paris trip 2024 updates First of all, I would like to thank all those who have sent in the information requested for the Paris trip in June next year and who are up-to-date with payments. If you could ensure that these are both done by the end of the ... (click to read more)

20 Dec 2023

3-in-1 teenage booster and meningitis vaccinations - Year 9

Dear Parent / Carer and Young Person, 3-in-1 teenage booster and meningitis vaccinations programme for young people We are offering all young people in school year 9 (aged 13 to 14 years) or above, the chance to have two important vaccinations that continue, or complete, the protection they had as part ... (click to read more)

20 Dec 2023

Year 9 Report December 2023 and Consultation Evening January 2024

Dear Families of Year 9 students, Your child’s progress report is now available to view in the Arbor Portal under Report cards. On Tuesday 16th January (4-7p.m.), it is Year 9 Consultation Evening, which will provide an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their subject teacher – please see ... (click to read more)

08 Dec 2023

Flu Vaccination - Community Clinics

Dear parents and carers, We recently visited your child’s school and offered the flu vaccination, which helps to protect against the latest strain of the virus. Do you still wish to get your child vaccinated against flu? We are able to offer the nasal flu vaccine and the injectable flu ... (click to read more)

08 Dec 2023

Year 9 KS4 Option Choices

Dear Families, Thank you for responding to our options form for Year 10. We will now begin the process of working through this information and you will hear from us further in February 2024 regarding this. We aim to provide students with all their options choices, however in some cases this is ... (click to read more)

06 Dec 2023

Admissions Consultation 2025 - 2026

Dear Interested Party,   Consultation on LiFE Multi Academy Trusts admissions arrangements for 2025 – 2026.   I am writing to notify you of the consultation on the 2025 – 2026 admissions arrangements for each of the Trust’s ten academies. The consultation period will run from today, the 6th December, 2023 until the ... (click to read more)

05 Dec 2023

Information for Year 11 Parents Evening

Dear Families of Year 11 students, Please see below the list of classrooms teachers will be using for tonight's Parents Evening. On arrival, please enter the building via the Main Reception doors to sign in. We look forward to welcoming you into the college to discuss your child's progress. Best wishes, Sarah Nelson Assistant Headteacher ... (click to read more)

04 Dec 2023

Belgium Trip October 2024

Dear families, Battlefields Trip to Ypres and the Somme October 2024 After another successful trip to the Battlefields this October, we are delighted to re-run this visit next academic year 2024-2025 for current Year 8 students. The trip will run the week before the October half term break, Wednesday 16th – ... (click to read more)

28 Nov 2023

Year 11 Report and Trial Results Autumn 2023

Dear Families,   Your child's Autumn 2 Year 11 report is ready to view in the Arbor App. It provides a range of information to support conversations at Y11 Consultation Evening on Tuesday 5th December. If you have yet to book your appointments, please follow this link:  School Cloud   We are proud of ... (click to read more)

23 Nov 2023

Harry Potter Studios Trip 2024

Dear families, The English Department is delighted to be running a trip to Harry Potter Studios on Thursday 7th March 2024 for Year 7 students and Monday 18th March 2024 for Year 8 students. The day will include a lesson on costumes and their design using the Harry Potter films. Students ... (click to read more)

23 Nov 2023

Year 11 Parent / Carer Consultation Evening

Dear families,   We hope you are well, and we look forward to welcoming you to our Year 11 Consultation Evening on Tuesday 5th December, 4-6p.m. This is the first of two Year 11 Consultation Evenings where you will be able to discuss your child's progress and how we can work together to ... (click to read more)

23 Nov 2023

Ski Trip Parent and Carer meeting

Dear families, RE: Ski Trip Parent and Carer meeting – Monday 4 December 2023. I am writing to you with further information regarding the Junior Ski trip to Piancavallo in February 2024. A parent and carer meeting will take place on Monday 4 December 2023 at 16:45 in the Main Hall. This will ... (click to read more)

22 Nov 2023

It's Not OK Campaign

Dear families, It’s Not Ok Campaign – focus for this half term I am writing to provide you with an update on our It’s Not Ok campaign for 2023-24, working as part of LiFE Multi-Academy Trust. We are working with all schools across our trust to raise awareness of key safeguarding issues. ... (click to read more)

09 Nov 2023

Further Education Evening 2023

Dear Families, I am excited to invite you and your child to our Further Education evening on Thursday 23rd November 2023. The event will run in two sessions: 4.30-5.30 pm and 5.30-6.30 pm. There will be a short talk from myself as careers lead, and from Ellen Rayns as our ... (click to read more)

09 Nov 2023

PS-16 Launch

Dear Parent / Carer,        As the window for Post 16 applications approaches, we wanted to communicate to you about the following: Our Careers intent at Ibstock Community College. What the options are for your child after Year 11. How the application process will work. The available support in school. Advice on how to support ... (click to read more)

08 Nov 2023

Year 9 - Options Update

Dear families,   I hope this letter finds you well.  With the academic year moving forward, the options your child will be wanting to take in Year 10 will be at the forefront of your mind and making sure that you make the best choices possible that lead towards success at ... (click to read more)

06 Nov 2023

Change to times of the school day

Dear Families, Most of our families will be aware that this academic year we changed the times of our school day - for the day to begin with lesson one, followed by tutorial. As this was a new routine we assessed the impact at the October half term and sought feedback ... (click to read more)

31 Oct 2023

Year 7 Enterprise Challenge

Dear Families,   I am excited to announce that our year 7 students will soon be taking part in the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Challenge. The Enterprise Challenge is a school competition where young people are supported by trained volunteers to take on a range of challenges. By taking part young people ... (click to read more)

26 Oct 2023

GCSE History Trip - Berlin 2025

Dear families,    GCSE History Trip Opportunity    As we continue to grow as a department, we are delighted to be able to offer an exciting GCSE History enrichment opportunity to Berlin next academic year. The trip will take place Friday 14th- Monday 17th February 2025 which is the half term break in ... (click to read more)

10 Oct 2023

Antarctic Flags Project 2023 

Dear families, After-school UKPN Antarctic Flags Project 2023  As part of our extra-curricular provision at Ibstock, the Geography department are running 3 after-school sessions for Year 7 students, for the Antarctic Flag Project Competition 2023. This sits alongside our Cold Places Topic that students will be completing in class. Students will ... (click to read more)

09 Oct 2023

Information for families

Dear Families, There may be times when you need to speak to a member of staff. In order that we may facilitate this please ensure you make an appointment with the appropriate person in advance, all contact details can be found on our website https://www.ibstockcollege.co.uk/staff-list- Due to the commitments of a school day, should ... (click to read more)

05 Oct 2023

Year 10 - Settling in report Autumn 2023

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 10 Students,    Your child’s report is available to view on the Arbor App under Report cards   Teachers for each subject have awarded your child an ‘Attitude to Learning’ grade to give Parents and Carers an indication of how they are approaching KS4 study. Their commitment and focus ... (click to read more)

05 Oct 2023

Year 7 - Settling in report Autumn 2023

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 7 Students,    Your child’s report is available to view on the Arbor App under Report cards.   For each subject, your child has been awarded an ‘Attitude to Learning’ grade by their teacher. These grades have been revised for this year, following parent feedback and input from students ... (click to read more)

03 Oct 2023

Important Updates Regarding Our Enhanced Behaviour System at Ibstock Community College 

Dear Familes,  I trust this letter finds you well. We are excited to share important updates regarding the behaviour system at Ibstock Community College this academic year. Our commitment to providing a safe, respectful, and conducive learning environment remains unwavering. To this end, we have implemented several improvements to ensure ... (click to read more)

03 Oct 2023

Belgium Trip - Information Pack

Dear families, Please click the link below for an information pack for the upcoming Belgium trip. Belgium Trip Information Pack May I also remind you that passports and medication need to be handed in by Friday 6 October. If you have any questions please contact me on via email. Kind regards, Miss Emily Woolnough Teacher of Humanities, History Trip ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2023

Paris Trip 2024

Dear families, We are very excited to offer our current year 7 and year 10 GCSE French students the opportunity to visit Paris next June. The trip dates will be Monday 24th - Thursday 27th June 2024. The trip is open to students who consistently demonstrate our RESPECT standards in MFL and across ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2023

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Dear Parent/Guardian,   The English Department is delighted to be running a trip to watch a performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on Thursday 8th February 2024 for Year 7 and Year 8 students. The performance is at the RSC Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon and should be an amazing opportunity ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2023

Romeo and Juliet Performance

Dear Parent/Guardian,   The English Department is delighted to be running a trip to watch a performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on Friday 22nd March 2024 for Year 7 students. The performance is at the RSC Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon and should be an amazing opportunity to see a live ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2023

D&T and Art Contribution 2023-24

Dear Parent or Carer.   To enable the Art, Design and Technology department to continue to provide a wide variety of opportunities for students we are asking for a £8 contribution towards the cost of materials.  As in previous years, a contribution of one annual payment per family will allow students ... (click to read more)

22 Sep 2023

SEND at Ibstock Community College

Dear Families, Ibstock Community College is an inclusive school where we want all children to have a positive learning experience and achieve good outcomes, enabling them to succeed in the wider world when they move forward - whether that be into further education or the world of work. Our belief ... (click to read more)

20 Sep 2023

Annual Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Dear Parent / Carer and Young Person, Annual Seasonal Flu Vaccination All children and young people from reception to year 11 are being offered the flu vaccination in school as part of the national vaccination programme. The NHS immunisation team will be at Ibstock Community College on Friday 17 November 2023. Please click the ... (click to read more)

19 Sep 2023

Year 11 GCSE Geography Birmingham Trip

Dear Parent/Guardian,     As part of our ongoing dedication to your child’s learning, the school is arranging a trip to Birmingham for our Year 11 Geography students. Birmingham is the perfect destination for students to understand urban issues and development in the UK. A visit here will prove to ... (click to read more)

18 Sep 2023

Year 10 CATs test 

Dear Families, RE: Year 10 CATs test  At Ibstock Community College, we wish to assess all our students to see what their needs are and how we can best help them learn and achieve. As part of this process, we will be administering the Year 10 Cognitive Abilities Tests (CATs) to all students ... (click to read more)

12 Sep 2023

Food Bank Collection

Dear families,    Here at Ibstock Community College, a group of Year 11 students have come together and have organised a food bank collection. This will be a school-wide collection, both staff and students, of food and non-perishable items which will be donated to Coalville Foodbank, Feed the Need Coalville and ... (click to read more)

12 Sep 2023

Ashby School KS4 Open Evening

Re. KS4 Open Evening Dear Parent/Carer, We are delighted you are considering Ashby School for your child.  Our Open Evening on Thursday 21st September from 5 – 7pm is an opportunity for you to visit our school, hear from our Headteacher and experience our faculty areas and facilities so you are in ... (click to read more)

12 Sep 2023

GCSE Y10 Media Studies trip

12/09/2023 Dear Parents and Carers, As part of our extra-curricular provision in English and Media Studies at Ibstock Community College, we are delighted to launch a GCSE Y10 Media Studies trip to London 3rd – 4th June 2024. The trip is a way for GCSE Media students to experience a variety ... (click to read more)

11 Sep 2023

Year 11 Power to Perform

Dear Families, We hope you are well and that your child has settled into a routine as they begin Year 11 at Ibstock Community College. In school, it has been lovely to see the maturity and focus of students in this year group; teachers' feedback has been that they are ... (click to read more)

08 Sep 2023

Year 7 CATs test

Dear Year 7 Families, At Ibstock Community College, we wish to assess all our students to see what their needs are and how we can best help them learn and achieve. As part of this process, we will be administering the Cognitive Abilities Tests (CATs) to all students in Year 7 starting ... (click to read more)

08 Sep 2023

Building a Year 10 Culture - Trip to Spring Lakes

Dear Year 10 Families, We hope our Year 10 students are looking forward to their trip to Spring Lakes on Friday 15 September. Students will need to be in school for the usual time, rather than going to lesson 1 they will go to the main hall to register. The bus will depart ... (click to read more)

07 Sep 2023

Year 10 Families

Dear Families of our Year 10 students, I am writing to apologise for the issues regarding the timetable for our new Year 10 cohort. I want to acknowledge the frustration and anxiety the poor timing of the Year 10 option choice confirmations being sent out to you and the subsequent confusion ... (click to read more)

05 Sep 2023

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC)

Dear Parents and Carers,   You may have seen recent media coverage regarding Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and its use in educational settings. RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete; because it is weaker than regular concrete, concerns have been raised about its long-term durability. Department for Education (DfE) has ... (click to read more)

01 Sep 2023

Belgium Information Evening and Hoody order

Dear families, As part of our trip package, students get a trip hoody to commemorate their time in Belgium. Please complete the form below to order the size required. Students will collect these from HU5 once they have arrived and will be required to initial that they have collected it. ... (click to read more)

01 Sep 2023

Supporting Reading at Home 

Dear families, On Tuesday 19 September, 5:00 - 6:00pm, we are hosting a session for year 7 parents focusing on how you can support reading at home. If you child finds reading challenging, or has lost interest in reading and if you wish you could do more to support and develop their ... (click to read more)

01 Sep 2023

Piancavallo Trip Payment Update

Dear Parents,    I hope you are all well. We have been working behind the scenes to ensure we are prepped and ready to go on our amazing Skiing experience to Piancavallo Saturday 17 – Saturday 24 February 2024.    This is a friendly reminder, we are coming close to the deadline for when the trip must be paid for, which ... (click to read more)

29 Aug 2023

English GCSE Text Books

Dear Parent/Carer,  During the next two years, your son/daughter will be preparing for two GCSEs in English Language and English Literature. To aid them in their study, we would like them to purchase the texts they need for the GCSE Literature exam so they can annotate them as we study ... (click to read more)

21 Aug 2023

Welcome to the new academic year 2023 - 24

Dear Families, Welcome to the new academic year 2023 - 24 The start of the new academic year is fast approaching, I hope you have all had a restful summer break. Whatever you have been doing, I hope that you are all safe and looking forward to returning to school. Staggered return ... (click to read more)

10 Jul 2023

Arbor Parent Portal 2023

Dear Familes, Today you should have received an email from Arbor about your Parent Portal account. To finish creating your account you just need to set a password. Your username is the email address the email was sent to. Getting started - Log into the Parent Portal and the Arbor App The information below also provides ... (click to read more)

07 Jul 2023

Year 9 Report Summer 2023

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 9 students Your child’s progress report is now available to view in the Arbor Portal under Report Cards. You will be aware that we are currently reviewing our reporting format. The Summer 2023 report remains the same, and changes will be introduced in the new academic ... (click to read more)

07 Jul 2023

Year 8 Report Summer 2023

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 8 students, Your child’s progress report is now available to view in the Arbor Portal under Report Cards. You will be aware that we are currently reviewing our reporting format. The Summer 2023 report remains the same, and changes will be introduced in the new academic ... (click to read more)

06 Jul 2023

Building a Year 10 Culture

Dear families,   Friday 15 September 2023 – Spring Lakes Water Park.   As your child progresses into Year 10 and begins their Key Stage 4 journey we would like to invite them to take part in our Year 10 team building day, aimed at developing a “Year 10 culture” and building relationships as ... (click to read more)

03 Jul 2023

Warwick Castle Itinerary

Dear families, The week has finally arrived! We will be heading to Warwick Castle this Thursday, 6th July, to practice our History, Geography and Art skills with various tasks, questions, field sketches and watercolours to complete. It will be a great day out, with lots planned throughout the day. ... (click to read more)

03 Jul 2023

Music Lessons 2023-24

Dear Families,   Here at Ibstock Community College, there are fantastic opportunities to learn an instrument with the team of peripatetic tutors.  All lessons take place during the school day and are worked out on a rota basis to ensure that students do not miss the same curriculum lesson each week.  ... (click to read more)

26 Jun 2023

Change to next academic year

Dear Families, I hope this letter finds you well. We are fast approaching the final few weeks of this academic year. It will be a busy few weeks  with lots of activities planned across the school. While at the same time continuing our planning for five year groups in school ... (click to read more)

26 Jun 2023

Strike action - 5 and 7 July 2023

Dear Families, As you may be aware the NEU have proposed two further dates of industrial action. These are Wednesday 5 July and Friday 7 July 2023. Based on our current understanding of the information we have at this time. I write to confirm that: On Wednesday 5 July we will be ... (click to read more)

20 Jun 2023

Tasmin Winter Signed Book

Dear Parent/Guardian, Your child attended a virtual event with award-winning author Tamsin Winter on Monday 19 June and they have the opportunity to buy a signed bookplated copy of her new book – Bad Influence.  Of course, pupils are under no obligation to buy the book but we know that often they ... (click to read more)

14 Jun 2023

End of Year Reward Trips – Alton Towers - Year 9 & Year 10

End of Year Reward Trips – Wednesday 12 July 2023 Year 9 & Year 10 Alton Towers - £40.00 per student (Leave ICC 09:00 – Leave Alton Towers 17:30) Reward Trip Students are invited on the reward trip based on their attitude for learning, punctuality and behaviour for learning across the academic year. Students who are not ... (click to read more)

14 Jun 2023

End of Year Reward Trips – Drayton Manor - Year 7 & Year 8

End of Year Reward Trips – Wednesday 12 July 2023 Year 7 & Year 8 Drayton Manor - £30.00 per student (Leave ICC 09:30 – Leave Drayton Manor 16:30) Reward Trip Students are invited on the reward trip based on their attitude for learning, punctuality and behaviour for learning across the academic year. Students who are not ... (click to read more)

14 Jun 2023

Ashby Sixth Form Taster Morning

Dear Student / Parent,   We are delighted to invite current Year 10 students to a Sixth Form Taster morning at our National Forest Hub Sixth Form – Ashby Sixth Form, on Wednesday 28th June 2023. The taster morning will allow our Hub students to experience our Post-16 opportunities, meet with ... (click to read more)

12 Jun 2023

Parent Forum - Reports

Dear Parent/Carer,   We are beginning the process of reviewing and developing the reports that we send home to families. We would welcome your thoughts and contributions on what is useful and what could be added; there will be two ways of getting involved: a parent forum on 21st June at 15.45 (in ... (click to read more)

12 Jun 2023

Pride Festival

Dear Families, I am excited to inform you that we are celebrating Pride Month this year at Ibstock Community College by holding our second annual “Pride Festival”, a Pride themed day on Friday 30th June. We will be fundraising throughout the day, with any money raised being split between Leicester ... (click to read more)

09 Jun 2023

GSCE Geography Fieldwork Trip

Dear families, As part of GCSE Geography, it is a course requirement that students complete a piece of Physical Geography fieldwork. Students will be examined on this piece of fieldwork on Paper 3 of their GCSE exams. In order to ensure that students are able to meet this requirement, students ... (click to read more)

26 May 2023

Ibstock Community College – iPad Scheme 2023

Dear Year 8 and Year 9 Parent/Carer, We believe that digital learning is an essential part of 21st-century education. We encourage every student to have their own iPad to use in and out of school as an additional learning resource. This does not replace traditional teaching methods, rather it enhances opportunities ... (click to read more)

25 May 2023

Y10 summer reports

Dear Families, Your child’s report is available to view on the Arbor App under Report cards; this letter contains information to support conversations regarding their progress. A reminder of the grading structures at KS4 Previously, A*-U was used to grade students at GCSE, however the 9-1 system was introduced from 2017. The table ... (click to read more)

24 May 2023

Year 9 End of Year Assessments

Dear Year 9 Families,  In a few short months, our Year 9 students will make the important transition to Year 10 and begin their Key Stage 4 journey. To mark the end of Key Stage 3, but also to provide students with exam practice in preparation for next year, they ... (click to read more)

22 May 2023

Letter from Mrs Williams 22 May 2023

Dear families, I hope this letter finds you well. We are fast approaching the final half term of this academic year, we will be sending our half term Newsletter out on Friday but I wanted to give you a few updates before then. Firstly, there has been a change of time to ... (click to read more)

19 May 2023

Year 10 Trial Exam Results

Dear Parents and Carers, This half term, Year 10 completed their trial exams, and made us very proud; they showed maturity, focus and resilience throughout the process. The purpose of trial exams at this stage in Key Stage 4 is to give students experience of the exam hall and working ... (click to read more)

15 May 2023

Information for Year 7 Parents Evening - 7RG, 7JA, 7JH

Dear Families,   7RG, 7JA, 7JH   Tomorrow, we look forward to welcoming you to your child's progress consultation evening at Ibstock Community College. Your child is welcome to attend the meetings with you to discuss their progress in different subjects. The appointments are in classrooms in the main building; we have attached ... (click to read more)

10 May 2023

Warwick Castle Trip - Year 7

Dear families, As you are aware, we had to postpone the residential trip to York later this year due to small numbers and rising costs. Instead, we have planned a trip to Warwick Castle, taking place on Thursday 6th July 2023. Students in year 7 are currently studying the Norman Conquest, ... (click to read more)

05 May 2023

Holocaust Centre Trip Information

Dear families, As our visit is drawing closer, please read the information below for further details about our visit to the Holocaust Centre and Museum on Wednesday 10th May 2023. Just a reminder that payment is now due; should payment not be made the place will be withdrawn. Students are expected ... (click to read more)

02 May 2023

Year 7 Progress Evening and Reports.

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 7 Students, We look forward to welcoming you to Ibstock Community College for Consultation Evenings in the next couple of weeks, which will offer the opportunity to speak to subject teachers about progress. The SENDCO and Y7 pastoral manager will be available for ‘drop in’ sessions ... (click to read more)

28 Apr 2023

Belgium Battlefields Trip - Passport Information

Dear families, As we are drawing closer to our trip, we are now gathering passport details, medical and dietary requirements and are getting ready to order our trip hoodies. Firstly, please see a reminder of the payment schedule – if there are any issues or queries regarding payments please contact ... (click to read more)

21 Apr 2023

Strike action - 27 April and 2 May 2023

Dear Families, As you may be aware the NEU have proposed two further dates of industrial action. These are Thursday 27 April and Tuesday 2 May 2023. Based on our current understanding of the information we have at this time. I write to confirm we will be able to safely house ... (click to read more)

19 Apr 2023

Kenilworth Castle Trip

Dear families, The History Department is delighted to be running a trip to Kenilworth Castle on Wednesday 14th June 2023 for year 10 students. It is a firm principle of the Humanities faculty that we provide opportunities for students to experience history outside of the classroom, a principle that has ... (click to read more)

19 Apr 2023

Outstanding Vaccination Session

Dear Parents/Carers,   The Community Immunisation Service from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust will be delivering any outstanding vaccinations at Ibstock Community College on Thursday, 8 June 2023 for the:   3-in-1 Teenage booster + meningitis ACWY vaccination for young people any outstanding doses for young people in school years 9 to 11   Human papillomavirus (HPV) ... (click to read more)

30 Mar 2023

Holocaust Centre and Museum Trip

Dear families, The History Department is delighted to be running a trip to the Holocaust Centre and Museum on Wednesday 10th May 2023 for Year 9 students. The trip is open to students who are taking GCSE History at Ibstock next year and offers an excellent opportunity to further embed their ... (click to read more)

30 Mar 2023

Year 10 Mock Exam Information

Dear Year 10 Families, As you will be aware the first round of Year 10 mock exams will run from Monday 17 April to Friday 28 April. Students have all received a copy of the exam timetable, this information was also sent home to families on 17 March https://www.ibstockcollege.co.uk/letters/mock-exams Morning will start at 9am and ... (click to read more)

28 Mar 2023

Shakespeare Scholars

Dear Families, The English Department are looking to offer a range of trips, visits and activities across the school year to students who have an interest in Shakespeare and his plays. This opportunity is going to be open to students across all year groups and my aim is to make regular ... (click to read more)

27 Mar 2023

Wales trip - Parent information

Dear Familes, Year 10 Wales Trip May 2023 With less than 2 months until our trip to North Wales, we are now finalising details for our trip. On Wednesday 26th April 5:00 – 6:00pm, we will be holding a parent meeting to provide more information about the trip. This is where ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2023

Raising Expectations - week one feedback

Dear Families, We find ourselves at the end of the first week of our whole school behaviour reset.  Hopefully, through discussions with your children, through the Drop Ins and at Progress Evening you will have heard that the reset has been well received by all and that the impact has ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2023

Ski Trip – Piancavallo, Italy 2024

Dear Families,  I am delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity for a Ski Trip to Piancavallo, Italy. The trip will be for the next academic year 2023-2024 will be ran from Saturday 17th February 2024 – Saturday 24th February 2024 (over half term).  The trip is open to students who will ... (click to read more)

21 Mar 2023

Information for Year 8 Parents Evening

Dear Families of Year 8 students, Please see below the list of classrooms teachers will be using for tonight's Parents Evening. On arrival, please enter the building via the Humanities doors. We look forward to welcoming you into the college to discuss your child's progress. Best wishes, Sarah Nelson Assistant Headteacher ... (click to read more)

17 Mar 2023

Year 10 Mock exams

Dear Year 10 Families,   Today, Year 10 students had an assembly about beginning to prepare for their mock exams; there will be further input in form times and subject lessons regarding specific revision techniques in the next two weeks.   The attached leaflet contains information for parents/carers regarding the exams. It details: the ... (click to read more)

16 Mar 2023

PSHE Newsletter - Spring term 2

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. This has been redeveloped following thorough consultation with students, ... (click to read more)

16 Mar 2023

Raising Expectations Plan at Ibstock Community College

Dear Families, Raising Expectations Plan at Ibstock Community College I hope you and your family are safe and well. As we reach the mid-point of the academic year, we are in a position to reflect on all the excellent things our students are doing as well as identify areas to improve ... (click to read more)

13 Mar 2023

Year 8 Parents/Carers Evenings

Dear parent/carer,   Year 8 in person parents/carers' evenings will take place on the following dates:    21st March 16.00-19.00 - I half - 8SI, 8KT, 8SC, 8AF   Appointments can be booked on School Cloud from 16.00 on Tuesday 14th March. See this guide for parents - Parent guide   28st March 16.00-19.00 - O half - 8NPW, 8AM, 8CS, 8TL   Appointments can ... (click to read more)

10 Mar 2023

Strike action 15 and 16 March - confirmation

Dear Families, Further to my letter on 20 January 2023 you will be aware that 15 and 16 March 2023 are further proposed dates of NEU strike action. I write to confirm the arrangements for Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March 2023. We will be open for all of year 7 and all ... (click to read more)

07 Mar 2023

Information for Year 10 Parents Evening

Dear Families of Year 10 students, Please see below the list of classrooms teachers will be using for tonight's Parents Evening. On arrival, please enter the building via the Humanities doors and sign-in in the SLT meeting room. We look forward to welcoming you into the college to discuss how we can work with ... (click to read more)

02 Mar 2023

Harry Potter Studios - Trip Information

Dear Parent/Guardian,   We are very excited for the English Department’s upcoming trip to visit Harry Potter Studios on Wednesday 8th March 2023 and I’m delighted that your child will be able to join us on the day! In preparation for the visit there are just a few details which I’d ... (click to read more)

01 Mar 2023

GCSE Pod

Dear Parent/Guardian, We are delighted to announce that Ibstock Community College has recently invested in GCSEPod, the award-winning digital content and revision provider used by over 1,700 schools worldwide.  As a subscriber, your child now has access to GCSEPod’s library of over 6,500 ‘Pods’, 3-5 minute videos designed to deliver ... (click to read more)

28 Feb 2023

Belgium Battlefields Trip October 2023

Dear families, After a successful trip to the Battlefields this October, we are delighted to re-run this visit next academic year 2023-2024. The trip dates will be Wednesday 11th- Friday 13th October 2023. The trip is open to students who will be in Year 9 (current Year 8s) who consistently ... (click to read more)

21 Feb 2023

Strike action 1 March - confirmation

Dear Families, Further to my letter on 20 January 2023 you will be aware that 1 March 2023 is second proposed date of NEU strike action. I write to confirm the arrangements for Wednesday 1 March. We will be open for all of year 7 as well as students who fit the following ... (click to read more)

15 Feb 2023

Year 10 progress report and parents evening

Dear Families of Year 10 students, Your child’s report is available to view on the Arbor App under Report cards; this letter contains information to support conversations regarding their progress in Year 10. A Parent/Carer Consultation evening will take place on Tuesday 7th March, 16.00-19.00, providing an opportunity to discuss progress ... (click to read more)

15 Feb 2023

Year 9 Report spring 2023

Dear Familes of Year 9 students, Your child’s progress report is now available to view in the Arbor Portal under Report cards. This letter provides information to support your discussions of the report with your child. GCSE Estimates In this report we have included a Fisher Family Trust (FFT) estimate for your child ... (click to read more)

10 Feb 2023

Careers Evening

Dear Parents/Carers of our year 9 and 10 students, I am delighted to be able to invite you to our first careers evening at Ibstock Community College. Over the last year we have been working hard on overhauling and updating our careers programme as we prepared to welcome our first ... (click to read more)

30 Jan 2023

Strike action - confirmation

Dear Families, Further to my letter on 25 January I write to confirm the arrangements for Wednesday 1 February. We will be open for all of year 7 as well as students who fit the following categories: has an EHCP or SEND Intervention Funding is on an active Child in Need Plan ... (click to read more)

25 Jan 2023

Strike action - update

Dear families, Further to my letter on 20 January 2023 I am able to confirm that, based on our current understanding of the information we have at this time. We will be able to safely house all of year 7 and students who fit the following categories on 1 February 2023: has ... (click to read more)

24 Jan 2023

Health and Social Care - PSA

Dear Parent / Carer,   As part of their qualification in Health and Social Care, your son/daughter is due to complete their first Pearson Set Assignment [PSA], following the release of the formal documents on 6 February 2023. This assignment will count for 30% of their final grade.   After the February ... (click to read more)

23 Jan 2023

Year 10 Mock Exams - Key dates 2023

Year 10 Mock Exams - Key dates 2023 Access Arrangements Testing Wednesday 25th January 2023 lessons 1-4 Community Room. Year 10 Art (Fine Art and Fashion and Textiles) WC Monday 6th of March – Friday 10th of March. Students will receive individual timetables before February half-term to confirm what day applies to them ... (click to read more)

20 Jan 2023

Strike action

Dear Families, As you will know from the national press, one of the main teaching unions, the NEU, has voted to take strike action over unresolved pay negotiations. The proposed dates for our area are currently 1 February (national), 1 March (East Midlands) and 15 and 16 March (national). However, negotiations may ... (click to read more)

20 Jan 2023

3-in-1 teenage booster and meningitis vaccinations programme for young people

Dear Young Person and Parent / Carer, 3-in-1 teenage booster and meningitis vaccinations programme for young people We would like to offer all young people in school year 9 (aged 13 to 14 years) the 3-in-1 teenage booster and the meningitis vaccinations. These routine vaccinations ensure continued protection against ... (click to read more)

20 Jan 2023

Uniform expectations - changes from 23 January 2023

Dear Families, Further to my letter dated 6 January 2023 regarding school uniform expectations, I am really pleased to see that the vast majority of our students have taken this onboard – thank you for your support. Disappointingly, however, there are a few students still not wearing the correct school uniform ... (click to read more)

13 Jan 2023

Harry Potter Studios Trip

Dear Parent/Guardian, The English Department is delighted to be running a trip to Harry Potter Studios on Wednesday 8th March 2023 for Year 7 students. The day will include a lesson on screenplay stories using the Harry Potter films. Students will also take part in a studio tour of one of the ... (click to read more)

12 Jan 2023

Holocaust Enrichment Project

Dear Families, As part of our SMSC provision at Ibstock, we are delighted to inform you that we have been invited to take part in a national project relating to the Holocaust and its legacy. The project works with over 150 schools across the country, with more than 4,000 students. ... (click to read more)

11 Jan 2023

Boys Curriculum PE Lessons - Rugby

Dear parents/carers,   Boys PE groups in years 7, 8 and 9 are moving onto rugby as of Monday 16 January 2023. They will need to come to school dressed in their school uniform and bring either their PE kit or other clothing which they do not mind getting dirty with them.   The expectation ... (click to read more)

11 Jan 2023

York Trip

Dear Parents and Carers, As part of our extra-curricular provision in Humanities at Ibstock Community College we are delighted to launch a Year 7 cross-curricular trip to York 26 – 27 June 2023. The trip is a combination of History, Geography and Art and will take place over 2 days ... (click to read more)

09 Jan 2023

Military Careers Session

Dear Parents/Carers, Broadening the horizons and raising the aspirations of our students is really important to us, and we aim to support all students to achieve their goals. As such, we are offering two 30-minute workshops to support any students in years 8-10 who would like more information about pursuing ... (click to read more)

09 Jan 2023

PSHE Newsletter - Spring Term

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. This has been redeveloped following thorough consultation with students, ... (click to read more)

06 Jan 2023

School uniform expectations

Dear families, At Ibstock Community College we have a clear uniform policy and we are keen to work with you to maintain high standards and ensure that all students are dressed appropriately. Our uniform serves the purpose of: Preventing students from being judged on how they dress and look; Teaching students the benefits of ... (click to read more)

06 Jan 2023

Year 8 Report Autumn 2022

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 8 students, Your child’s progress report for the Autumn term is now available to view in the Arbor Portal under Report cards. This letter provides information to support your discussions of the report with your child. At Ibstock Community College, we want KS3 students to concentrate on ... (click to read more)

06 Jan 2023

Seasonal Flu Vaccination - Year 10

Dear parent/carer, Flu vaccination offer for young people in year 10 and 11 Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Community Immunisation Service had hoped to offer the flu vaccine to young people in year 10 and 11 this flu season starting from January. Unfortunately, we have not received confirmation from NHS ... (click to read more)

05 Jan 2023

Ashby School Options Letter Year 10 Intake 2023

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05 Jan 2023

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination

Dear Young Person and Parent / Carer,  Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect against various cancers All young people in school year 8 (aged 12 to 13 years) are offered the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in school. The vaccination offers protection against up to nine HPV strains, which can cause various cancers. ... (click to read more)

09 Dec 2022

Scarlett Fever

Dear Parent / Guardian, You will be aware from the media that there are a number of children nationally who have been diagnosed with suspected or confirmed Group A Streptococcus infections (Strep A) infections which can include illnesses such as scarlet fever, sore throats and impetigo. At this point there ... (click to read more)

07 Dec 2022

Important letter from Mrs Williams 7 December 2022

Dear Families, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for everyone’s resilience and support over the past week while we deal with the heating situation. As you know we have brought heaters into the classroom impacted to try and raise the temperature to make it more comfortable. However, with the ... (click to read more)

05 Dec 2022

Update from Mrs Williams 5 December 2022

Dear families, Following on from my letter on Sunday, I wanted to update you on the situation with the heating system. Unfortunately despite paying a premium for express delivery on the portable heaters these were not delivered this morning. This evening we purchased and collected 12 heaters which will be used ... (click to read more)

04 Dec 2022

Letter from Mrs Williams 4 December 2022

Dear Families, During the middle of last week the heating system in the main school building stopped working. Upon investigation we have discovered the reason for this is a leak from a pipe underneath the school kitchen. Until this leak is fixed the heating will not work. Unfortunely however due to the ... (click to read more)

29 Nov 2022

Religious Studies Drop Down Day - Year 8

Dear Parents/carers of year 8 students, To enable our students to study as broad and balanced a curriculum as possible, we have changed the format of our religious studies curriculum, as detailed on our website. This year students will receive their religious studies lessons in the form of drop-down days ... (click to read more)

18 Nov 2022

Letter from Mrs Williams 18 November 2022

Dear families, This half term is always a busy one, so I thought it would be helpful to capture a few reminders for everyone. Thursday 24 November – Denim for Diabetes non-school uniform for £1 donations. Donations will be split between Camp Charnwood and Children in Need. Thursday 24 November – Year ... (click to read more)

11 Nov 2022

County Lines information sheet

County Lines information sheet Are you listening film - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Ny_aOWI-k What is CCE? Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) is a term used to describe when children and young people are manipulated or coerced into committing crimes. Targeted by individuals, gangs or Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) - both boys and girls can ... (click to read more)

10 Nov 2022

Seasonal flu vaccination

Dear Parent / Carer and Young Person, Annual seasonal flu vaccination All children and young people from reception to year 9 are being offered the flu vaccination in school by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Community Immunisation Service, as part of the national vaccination programme. Young people in year 10 will be offered the vaccine ... (click to read more)

08 Nov 2022

Parental study information sheet

Parental study information sheet   Research project: Understanding the impact of physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) labelling in secondary schools   The School has agreed to take part in a research study. The information below gives more details about this study. If you have any questions, please contact Natalia Iris, the researcher, via ... (click to read more)

03 Nov 2022

Year 9 Virtual Parents' Evening

Dear Parents and Carers, We would like to invite you to attend our Y9 Virtual Parents’ Evening. This is an important evening, which provides an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress in different subject areas and to find out how they can build on their learning. After careful consideration we have ... (click to read more)

02 Nov 2022

Further Education Evening

Dear Parents/Carers of our year 9 and 10 students, I am delighted to be able to invite you to our first further education evening at Ibstock Community College. Over the last year we have been working hard on overhauling and updating our careers programme as we prepared to welcome our ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2022

A Christmas Carol Performance

Dear Parent/carer,   We are really pleased with the way our Year 10 students have started their GCSE English courses; they are taking them very seriously and are working conscientiously. As you are probably aware, students are just about to begin their studies of ‘A Christmas Carol’ which is a set ... (click to read more)

31 Oct 2022

Toy Swap

Dear members of the school and local community, At Ibstock Community College our eco-council are working hard to promote sustainability. As we approach the festive season, we would like to support our community in limiting the environmental impact of gift giving by hosting a toy swap. This will take place on ... (click to read more)

28 Oct 2022

PSHE Newsletter - Autumn Term (2)

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. Please see below for a brief overview of what ... (click to read more)

27 Oct 2022

Y8 (HPV) vaccination - Second dose and mop-up session

Dear Young Person and Parent / Carer,  Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect against various cancers All young people in school year 8 (aged 12 to 13 years) are offered the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in school. The vaccination offers protection against up to nine HPV strains, which can cause various cancers. ... (click to read more)

27 Oct 2022

After School History Club

Dear families, After-school History Club 31 October & 8 November 2022 As part of our extra-curricular provision at Ibstock, the History department are running 2 after-school sessions in the run up to Remembrance Day on 11 November. We will be creating a window display for the reception area, a display about our recent ... (click to read more)

12 Oct 2022

Religious Studies Drop Down Day - Year 7

Dear Parents/carers, To enable our students to study as broad and balanced a curriculum as possible, we have changed the format of our religious studies curriculum, as detailed on our website. This year students will receive their religious studies lessons in the form of drop-down days delivered by specialist humanities ... (click to read more)

07 Oct 2022

Letter from Mrs Roberts 7 October 2022

Dear Families, Its been a busy few weeks in school with lots of exciting opportunities for our students, it’s hard to believe we are only one week away from half term.  In the past couple of weeks,  we have been awarded the Rainbow Flag Award as part of our commitment ... (click to read more)

03 Oct 2022

Year 9 Belgium Battlefield Trip - 1 week to go

3rd October 2022 Dear parents/carers, Year 9 Belgium Battlefield Trip 10th-12th October 2022 We are 1 week away from our departure, and we are busy organising the final details for our trip. Therefore, we ask that you please read this letter carefully. Attached to the end of this letter are the ... (click to read more)

28 Sep 2022

World Mental Health Day

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26 Sep 2022

Religious Studies - Drop Down Days

Dear Parents/Carers, To enable our students to study as broad and balanced a curriculum as possible, we have changed the format of our religious studies curriculum, as detailed on our website. This year students will receive their religious studies lessons in the form of drop-down days delivered by specialist humanities ... (click to read more)

22 Sep 2022

Supporting Reading at Home

Supporting Reading at Home On Thursday 29th September, 5-6pm, we are hosting a session for year 7 parents focusing on how you can support reading at home.  If you child finds reading challenging, or has lost interest in reading and if you wish you could do more to support and ... (click to read more)

22 Sep 2022

GCSE Geography – North Wales Trip

GCSE Geography – North Wales Trip   Dear Parents/Carers,   This year Ibstock Community Colleges Humanities faculty are delighted to offer our GCSE Geography students a subject enhancement opportunity, with a trip to Snowdonia, Wales from Wednesday 24 May – Friday 26 May 2023.   It is a firm principle of the Humanities faculty that ... (click to read more)

21 Sep 2022

LiFE MAT survey

Dear Families, Please complete the LiFE MAT survey using the appropriate link below.   These surveys are for all current students and their parents. Included are questions around safeguarding, curriculum, learning experience, behaviour, and student wellbeing.   As we continue our journey of school improvement it is vital for all members of our school community to have a ... (click to read more)

16 Sep 2022

Letter from Mrs Williams 16 September 2022

Dear families, I hope that this finds you all safe and well after a challenging week for many of us in the United Kingdom and across the world. I know that you are all aware that our school is closed on Monday 19 September as a mark of respect for ... (click to read more)

12 Sep 2022

State Funeral

Dear Families, Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of our sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a period of National Mourning has started and will continue until the end of the State Funeral. This is a period of time for reflection in response to the death of ... (click to read more)

09 Sep 2022

Letter from Mrs Williams 9 September 2022

Dear families, I write this at a time of great sadness for our nation as we mourn together the loss of our Queen. Today in school we have provided resources for both students and staff reflecting on her remarkable impact on our nation. We also held a two minutes silence to ... (click to read more)

09 Sep 2022

Belgium Battlefield Trip - Kit List and Itinerary

Dear parents/carers, Year 9 Belgium Battlefield Trip 10th-12th October 2022 Firstly, it was brilliant to see so many families attend our launch meeting; I hope that it was useful to have someone from Equity and for the meeting to have taken place. Here is all of the information as well as ... (click to read more)

07 Sep 2022

Duke of Edinburgh Award launch 2022

    Dear parent/carer, I’m delighted to let you know that we are about to launch the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). I am the DofE manager for Ibstock Community College and wanted to write to let you know more about what’s involved. Why do DofE? Doing their DofE is ... (click to read more)

05 Sep 2022

The Art, Design and Technology contribution

Dear Parent or Carer, To enable the Art, Design and Technology department to continue to provide a wide variety of opportunities for students we are asking for an £8 contribution towards the cost of materials.  As in previous years, a contribution of one annual payment per family will allow students ... (click to read more)

02 Sep 2022

Letter from Mrs Williams 2 September 2022

Dear Families, Welcome back! What an amazing first week back it has been, it is great to see all the students busy in their lessons and happy to see their friends again. On Tuesday all students had extended tutor time to complete our learning camps which highlight our expectations in line ... (click to read more)

02 Sep 2022

Year 9 visit to Belgium October 2022

2 September 2022 Dear parent / carer Year 9 visit to Belgium October 2022 With just over 1 month to go before our visit to Belgium we are now finalising details for our trip. On Tuesday 6th September 4:30-5:30pm, a member of the Equity team will be visiting Ibstock to give you ... (click to read more)

01 Sep 2022

Music Lessons

September 2022   Dear Families,   Here at Ibstock Community College, there are fantastic opportunities to learn an instrument with the team of peripatetic tutors.  All lessons take place during the school day and are worked out on a rota basis to ensure that students do not miss the same curriculum lesson each ... (click to read more)

31 Aug 2022

PSHE Newsletter - Autumn Half Term

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. This has recently been redeveloped following thorough consultation with ... (click to read more)

31 Aug 2022

Food and Nutrition Education

Dear parent/carer   Re:  Food and Nutrition Education at Ibstock Community College   During Food and Nutrition lessons at Ibstock Community College, your child will be learning about healthy eating, cooking and where food comes from.   Food Storage   Students will make a variety of dishes throughout the year and it is essential that we ensure ... (click to read more)

25 Aug 2022

Arbor Parent Portal

Dear Familes, Today you should have received an email from Arbor about your Parent Portal account. To finish creating your account you just need to set a password. Your username is the email address the email was sent to. Getting started - Log into the Parent Portal and the Arbor App The information below also provides ... (click to read more)

22 Aug 2022

Welcome to the new academic year 2022 - 23

Dear Families, Welcome to the new academic year 2022 - 23 The start of the new academic year is fast approaching, I hope you have all had a restful summer break. Whatever you have been doing, I hope that you are all safe and looking forward to the start of the ... (click to read more)

07 Jul 2022

Y8 (HPV) vaccination

Dear Young Person and Parent / Carer,  Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect against various cancers All young people in school year 8 (aged 12 to 13 years) are offered the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in school. The vaccination offers protection against up to nine HPV strains, which can cause various cancers. ... (click to read more)

01 Jul 2022

Letter from Mrs Williams 1 July 2022

Dear Families, Return to school August 2022 The end of the school year is fast approaching, this term has felt busier than ever as we prepare our school for age range change. We will send our usual end of term newsletter out next Friday but I wanted to share some key information ... (click to read more)

23 Jun 2022

Year 10 Induction Evening

Year 10 Induction evening Dear Families, I am delighted that so many of our current year 9 students will be staying with us next academic year forming our first year 10 cohort, it is a very exciting time! To share some information about year 10 we would like to invite all ... (click to read more)

23 Jun 2022

Mobile phones

Dear Familes,                                                                                                ... (click to read more)

15 Jun 2022

Text Guide Purchasing

Dear Parent/Carer,   During the next two years, your son/daughter will be preparing for two GCSEs in English Language and English Literature. To aid them in their study, we would like them to purchase the texts they need for the Literature exam so they can annotate them as we study each ... (click to read more)

09 Jun 2022

End of Year Reward Trip

End of Year Reward Trip – Thursday 7 July 2022 Alton Towers - £34.50 per student (leave 09:00 - return approximately 17:30) Reward Trip Students are invited on the reward trip based on their attitude for learning, punctuality and behaviour for learning across the academic year. Students who are not invited to join the ... (click to read more)

07 Jun 2022

Summer 2 PSHE Newsletter

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. Please see below for a brief overview of what ... (click to read more)

27 May 2022

Belgium Battlefields Trip October 2022

Dear Parents and Carers, Next academic year (2022-2023), Ibstock Community College is organising a trip to Belgium Battlefields which will take place on Monday 10th-Wednesday 13th October 2022. The trip is open to students who will be in Year 9 (current Year 8s) who consistently demonstrate our RESPECT standards in ... (click to read more)

24 May 2022

Clothes Swap – Tuesday 7 June

Dear Families, Clothes Swap – Tuesday 7 June On Tuesday 7 June, as part of our World Environment Day celebrations, we will be holding a clothes swap from 2:50 pm – 4:00pm in the school library. Students will be asked to bring any clothing they have (this can be home clothes, ... (click to read more)

24 May 2022

Year 9 End of Key Stage Assessments

Dear Year 9 Families, I am writing to inform you that our year 9 students will shortly be sitting their end of key stage assessments, which will take place in the sports hall between Tuesday 7 June and Thursday 16 June. Where possible, students will sit an exam for each of ... (click to read more)

23 May 2022

Year 7 drop in session.

Dear Year 7 Families, It has come to my attention that there is a year 7 Facebook group in operation, whilst groups of this nature can be helpful to share information I am concerned to learn the group is being used to air concerns about Ibstock Community College and some ... (click to read more)

09 May 2022

Ibstock Community College – iPad Scheme

Dear Year 9 Parent/Carer, We believe that digital learning is an essential part of 21st-century education. We encourage every student to have their own iPad to use in and out of school as an additional learning resource. This does not replace traditional teaching methods, rather it enhances opportunities to learn ... (click to read more)

04 May 2022

Year 7 Online Parents Evening

Dear Parents and Carers, We would like to invite you to attend our Y7 Virtual Parents’ Evening. This is an important evening, which provides an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress in different subject areas and to find out how they can build on their learning. For parents’ evenings, the school ... (click to read more)

29 Apr 2022

Year 10 Induction days – Building a Year 10 Culture.

Dear Parent/ Carer,   In preparation for your child being part of our first KS4 cohort we would like to invite them to take part in our year 10 induction days team building trips, aimed at developing a “Year 10 culture” and building relationships as our first KS4 year group.   The induction ... (click to read more)

27 Apr 2022

The Art, Design and Technology contribution

Dear Parent or Carer, Thank you to those who have paid the £6 yearly Art, Design and Technology contribution money. If you haven't already and are able to contribute then please check patent pay.  The Art, Design and Technology contribution money goes towards projects in Graphics, Food Technology, Textiles and Resistant ... (click to read more)

25 Apr 2022

PSHE Summer Newsletter

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. Over the coming weeks, students will be covering the ... (click to read more)

07 Apr 2022

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Dear Families, Young people eligible for free school meals attending Leicestershire County Council schools can attend the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre over half term - at no cost and with lunch included. They will undertake 2-3 adventurous activities each session! Kayaking, Canoeing, Climbing, Abseiling, Archery to name a few! Please click ... (click to read more)

31 Mar 2022

Living with Covid - changes from the 1 April

Living With Covid - Update from the Department of Education What’s changing? Regular asymptomatic testing in mainstream settings hasn’t been recommended since February. From Friday 1 April we will no longer be recommending regular asymptomatic testing in SEND, Alternative Provision and Children Social Care Settings. In the event of an outbreak, a ... (click to read more)

29 Mar 2022

Ukraine Hosting Survey

Dear members of the LiFE community, You will recall that we wrote to you recently to find out if the LiFE Trust could be a strategic partner with CitizensUK, to offer sponsorship for refugees fleeing war in Ukraine. In order for us to be a strategic partner we had to ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2022

Anti-Bullying Ambassador

Dear Families,   Charlie Hulme has recently taken responsibility for the anti-bullying programme at Ibstock Community College and is now the ambassador for students to contact should they have any concerns regarding themselves or others being bullied.   If your child experiences bullying, they must inform their form tutor and/or Pastoral Manager who ... (click to read more)

22 Mar 2022

Letter from Mrs Williams

Dear Families, What an exciting four weeks we’ve had since returning from February half term! As we prepare for the Key Stage 4 curriculum next academic year I am delighted to announce some key appointments made over the past few weeks. Amy Millward has been appointed as Deputy Faculty Leader for Design, ... (click to read more)

18 Mar 2022

Y8 (HPV) vaccination - New Date

Dear Young Person and Parent / Carer, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect against various cancers As part of the national vaccination programme, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Community Immunisation Service would like to offer to all young people in school year 8 (aged 12 to 13 years) the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) ... (click to read more)

14 Mar 2022

Year 8 Online Parents' Evening

Dear Parents and Carers, We would like to invite you to attend our Y8 Virtual Parents’ Evening. This is an important evening, which provides an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress in different subject areas and to find out how they can build on their learning. You will also have ... (click to read more)

11 Mar 2022

Red Nose Day 2022

  Red Nose Day – Friday 18 March 2022     Red Nose Day is back and we’re all looking forward to a chance to get together for a giggle. What is Red Nose Day? Red Nose Day is a fundraising event run by Comic Relief. Comic Relief is a UK charity which aims to create ... (click to read more)

03 Mar 2022

3-in-1 teenage booster and Men ACWY vaccination - Year 9 only

Dear Young Person and Parent / Carer, Teenage booster and meningitis vaccinations programme for young people As part of the national vaccination programme, our Community Immunisation Service are offering all young people in school year 9 (aged 13 to 14 years) the 3-in-1 teenage booster and the meningitis vaccinations. These routine ... (click to read more)

25 Feb 2022

PSHE Newsletter - Spring 2

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. This has been redeveloped following thorough consultation with students, ... (click to read more)

22 Feb 2022

Living with Covid 19

Dear Families, I hope this letter finds you well and safe from all the recent storms. This letter contains a lot of new information, please take the time to read it thoroughly. Covid 19 Update I am pleased to report that just before the half term break and since our return to ... (click to read more)

21 Feb 2022

Year 9 Holocaust Centre Trip

Dear Parents and Carers,   This year, Ibstock Community College is organising a trip to The National Holocaust Centre and Museum which will take place on Wednesday 11th May 2022.   The trip is open to students in Year 9 who will be taking GCSE History and offers an excellent opportunity for students ... (click to read more)

10 Feb 2022

Progress report for the Autumn term

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 7 and 8 Students, Please find enclosed your child’s progress report for the Autumn term. This letter provides information to support your discussions of the report with your child. GCSE Estimates Within this report, the current progress indicator is based on a GCSE Fisher Family Trust (FFT) estimate ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2022

Plan B Update

    Dear Parents / carers, Following the success of the booster programme, the Government have lifted measures that were implemented under Plan B. This means that there is no longer a mandatory requirement to wear face coverings in indoor venues, and Plan A measures have returned. The spread of Coronavirus has ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2022

County lines awareness sessions

Leicestershire Police are raising awareness of County Lines and CCE during ‘County Lines Awareness week’ w/c 7th March 2022. They will be completing an ‘Are you Listening’ CCE focusing on county lines awareness.   This session is aimed at parents, carers and family members and is FREE to attend.   These ... (click to read more)

28 Jan 2022

Daily testing for all students.

Dear Parents/Carers, Leicestershire County Council, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and Ibstock Community College have been working together to consider measures to reduce transmission and to ensure that the school remains a safe place for children. Due to the number of students with Covid 19 the Health Protection Team have ... (click to read more)

27 Jan 2022

Test request for specific groups - 8LC

Dear Parents/Carers, Leicestershire County Council, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and Ibstock Community College have been working together to consider measures to reduce transmission and to ensure that the school remains a safe place for children. A number of measures have already been put into place, aligned with the Government’s ... (click to read more)

27 Jan 2022

Second COVID-19 dose for 12-15-year-olds

Dear Parent / Carer, Second COVID-19 dose for 12-15-year-olds In line with government guidelines, we will be revisiting your child’s school to offer them the chance to have their second COVID-19 vaccination – or the chance to have their first COVID-19 jab if they haven’t already got the protection of the ... (click to read more)

27 Jan 2022

Test request for specific groups - 7SC

    Dear Parents/Carers, Leicestershire County Council, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and Ibstock Community College have been working together to consider measures to reduce transmission and to ensure that the school remains a safe place for children. A number of measures have already been put into place, aligned with the Government’s ... (click to read more)

25 Jan 2022

GCSE Option Choices

Dear Familes, If your child is staying on at Ibstock Community College for Year 10, please click on the following link with them to complete their GCSE Option choices: https://forms.office.com/r/fQMCmrWaTW When they have clicked on the link, your child will need to sign in with their School email address and password (they may already be signed ... (click to read more)

21 Jan 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day Webcast

Dear Year 9 Parents/Carers 26th January 2022 - Holocaust Memorial Day Webcast I am writing to inform you that our year 9 students have been offered a fantastic opportunity to take part in a live webcast as part of our Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration activities. On Wednesday 26th January 10-11am, our ... (click to read more)

19 Jan 2022

Clarification - face coverings in school

Dear families, Further to the Prime Ministers announcement this afternoon explaining the county will be reverting to Plan A next week and face coverings no longer be required in classrooms from Thursday 19 January I wish to clarify what this means for Ibstock Community College. Currently 6% of our students have ... (click to read more)

18 Jan 2022

Test request for specific groups - 7AM

18th January 2022 Dear Parents/Carers, Leicestershire County Council, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and Ibstock Community College have been working together to consider measures to reduce transmission and to ensure that the school remains a safe place for children. A number of measures have already been put into place, aligned with ... (click to read more)

14 Jan 2022

UCL Art Competition

Dear Parent/Carer Holocaust Memorial Day Art Competition – Monday 31st January and Monday 7th February 2022 3:00-4:30pm I am writing to invite your child to take part in the afterschool sessions as part of our History Club provision at Ibstock Community College. To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, UCL Centre for Holocaust ... (click to read more)

14 Jan 2022

Letter from Mrs Williams 14 January 2022

Dear Families, It has been lovely to have the school full of students again this week. Our Covid numbers, for both students and staff, are inevitably on the rise however they remain manageable and thankfully have not had an impact of teaching and learning as reported in the press. Face coverings ... (click to read more)

10 Jan 2022

Flu vaccination - New date

Dear parent/carer, Changes to Flu vaccination programme – new date for your school We have had to revise our school flu programme dates this year and will now be coming to your child’s school on 13th January 2022 to administer the nasal flu vaccination. Since starting the school vaccination programme this year, we ... (click to read more)

06 Jan 2022

PSHE Newsletter - Spring Half Term

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. This has been redeveloped following thorough consultation with students, ... (click to read more)

03 Jan 2022

Returning to school January 2022

Dear Families, I hope this letter finds you well and you have all had an enjoyable Christmas break. I am aware a number of families, staff included, have been impacted by the Covid Omnicom variant during the holidays. I wish those effected a speedy recovery. I appreciate today is a bank ... (click to read more)

17 Dec 2021

iPad scheme at Ibstock Community College

Dear Families, We are currently reviewing an offer to parents to facilitate at 1:1 iPad scheme at Ibstock Community College. The following letter details this, and provides an opportunity to declare your interest and raise any queries you may have. iPad scheme introduction letter ... (click to read more)

16 Dec 2021

COVID-19 vaccination clinic taking place over the school holidays.

Glenfield COVID-19 vaccination clinic for 12-15 year-olds over Christmas school holidays   Young people aged 12-15 who haven’t yet had their COVID-19 vaccine are invited to come along with their parent/ guardians to have it at a specialist temporary clinic at Glenfield Hospital during the school Christmas holidays.   The clinic is being ... (click to read more)

16 Dec 2021

UPDATE - Covid 19 testing in January 2022

Dear families, Covid 19 testing in January 2022 Further to my letter to you on Monday 13 December we have now been asked to plan for a staggered return to school in January 2022 for students. In order for us to prepare as fully as possible please can you complete this short ... (click to read more)

14 Dec 2021

Update from the Department of Education

Daily testing for contacts of COVID-19 From Tuesday 14 December, a new national approach to daily testing for contacts of COVID-19 is being introduced (including until the end of this term). All adults who are fully vaccinated and children aged 5 to 18 years and 6 months, identified as a ... (click to read more)

13 Dec 2021

Ashby School Yr 9 student and parent letter

Dear Year 9 families, Please see the link below for a letter from Ashby School regarding their online Options Evening on Wednesday 12 January 2022. Ashby School Yr 9 student and parent letter ... (click to read more)

13 Dec 2021

Covid 19 testing in January 2022

Dear families, Covid 19 testing in January 2022 As you are aware schools have been asked to prepare for testing student once on their return to school in January 2022. All students will still return to school on Tuesday 4 January 2022. While the lateral flow test is not compulsory we encourage ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2021

Flu vaccination

Dear Families, We have not yet been given a rescheduled date for the student flu vaccinations. However the Community Immunisation team have asked us to share this letter and ask parents to complete the consent form in readiness. Flu vaccination letter Kind reagrds, Sophie Williams Headteacher ... (click to read more)

07 Dec 2021

Rapid lateral flow testing quality assurance

  December 2021 Dear Families, Thank you for your continued participation in asymptomatic lateral flow device (LFD) testing at home. Up to 30-50% of people who have Covid-19 virus may have no or very mild symptoms, but they could still spread the disease to others. Regular twice weekly testing and reporting, along with ... (click to read more)

02 Dec 2021

Flu vaccination session rescheduled

Dear parents/carers, We want to let you know that the flu vaccination date for child is being rescheduled to a later date. This is due to the pressing need for our School Aged Immunisation Service to carry out the COVID19 vaccination programme for 12–15-year-olds. We sincerely apologise for this short notice and ... (click to read more)

30 Nov 2021

Letter from Mrs Williams 30 November 2021

Dear Families, At the end of last week, and then again over the weekend, the Government announced further arrangements for schools regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Face coverings should now be worn in all communal areas in school (unless exempt). This is already in place at Ibstock Community College for staff and students. ... (click to read more)

26 Nov 2021

Y7 or Y8 Parent/Carer survey

Dear parent/carer of Y7 or Y8 student,   Re: Parent/Carer survey for Y7 or Y8   As we move towards the end of our first term, we would like to invite you to complete our survey. This is an opportunity to share your views regarding a range of aspects of the Ibstock Community ... (click to read more)

26 Nov 2021

Y9 parent/carer survey

Dear parent/carer of Y9 student,   Re: Y9 parent/carer survey   As we move towards the end of our first term, we would like to invite you to complete our survey. This is an opportunity to share your views regarding a range of aspects of the Ibstock Community College experience, including options evening, ... (click to read more)

23 Nov 2021

Changes to COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-15 year olds

November 2021 Dear Parent / Carer, Changes to national COVID-19 vaccination guidance affecting 12-17-year-olds Due to changes in national COVID-19 vaccination advice affecting 12-17-year-olds, we are writing to outline how this will impact your child’s vaccination session at school. The UK Health Security Agency has recommended that young people, who are not at ... (click to read more)

19 Nov 2021

Letter from Mrs Williams 19 November 2021

Dear families, Worryingly we have seen a sharp increase in the number students with Covid 19 this week. Some students are coming into school with symptoms, putting other students and staff at risk unnecessarily. The following is list of possible symptoms of Covid 19: Fever or chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Muscle ... (click to read more)

09 Nov 2021

Humanities Family Learning Evening

Dear Parent/Carer, I am writing to invite you and your child to take part in the Humanities Department’s Family Learning Evening. In order to give the parents and carers of our year 7 students the opportunity to have a look at our faculty and to see what goes on in ... (click to read more)

03 Nov 2021

Year 9 Online Parents’ Evenings

Dear Parent/Carer for Y9, Re: Year 9 Online Parents’ Evenings  We would like to invite you to attend our Y9 Virtual Parents’ Evening. This is an important evening, which provides an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress in different subject areas and to find out how they can build on their ... (click to read more)

29 Oct 2021

Admissions Update

Dear Parents/carers, Due to a miscommunication within the Local Authority, the LiFE MAT received incorrect information regarding the implementation of the admissions criteria.  I would like to make you aware that the sibling criteria will be applied for current year 6 students applying to Ashby School in Year 7 if ... (click to read more)

28 Oct 2021

Autumn Half Term PSHE Newsletter - 2

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. This has recently been redeveloped following thorough consultation with ... (click to read more)

28 Oct 2021

D&T and Art Contribution

Dear Parent or Carer. To enable the Art, Design and Technology department to continue to provide a wide variety of opportunities for students we are asking for a £6 contribution towards the cost of materials.  As in previous years, a contribution of one annual payment per family will allow students ... (click to read more)

27 Oct 2021

Sport England questionnaire

Secondary Teacher Training Dear Parent / Guardian, Sheffield Hallam University would like to inform you about research taking place at your child’s school to evaluate the effectiveness of a new initiative to improve students experience of PE and physical activity, that is currently being offered to all secondary schools ... (click to read more)

26 Oct 2021

NHS online Covid-19 vaccination booking.

Dear parent / carers, We are aware that many of you have received a letter from the NHS informing you that the NHS have now opened online COVID-19 vaccination bookings for 12-15 year olds. Many of you have starting booking your child’s vaccination via the NHS online system. We have received ... (click to read more)

25 Oct 2021

School choice application letter

  Dear Parents/Carers,   It has been lovely to meet so many of you over the past few weeks at the open evenings and information events for the LiFE Multi-Academy Trust schools in North West Leicestershire.  Thank you for your questions and queries, and I hope that you all now have the ... (click to read more)

15 Oct 2021

Letter from Mrs Williams 15 October 2021

Dear families, Further to my letter on 17 September we committed to reviewing the changes made to our risk mitigation plan in response to the increasing cases of Covid, both in our school and the North West Leicestershire area. I am pleased to say that the measures have had a ... (click to read more)

15 Oct 2021

Covid-19 vaccination programme - New Date

October 2021 Dear parent/carer, We want to let you know that the COVID-19 vaccination date for young people aged 12-15 at your child’s school has changed. The new date at Ibstock Community College will be on Thursday, 25 November 2021. Since starting the schools programme, we have unfortunately had ... (click to read more)

05 Oct 2021

COVID-19 vaccination webinars

    Covid-19 vaccination for 12-15 year old: This week’s webinars for students and parent and carers     Do you have questions about the Covid-19 vaccine that you want to ask before deciding to consent to the vaccine for 12-15-year-olds? Would it help you to talk to a health professional to find out more? ... (click to read more)

04 Oct 2021

School Choice Letter

Dear Parent/Carers The deadline for school choice for September 2022 is rapidly approaching There are two choices you can make: your child continues at Ibstock Community College school and automatically rolls forward into Year 10. No further action is required.    you apply for a place at Ashby School by 31st October 2021 using the LA’s online ... (click to read more)

24 Sep 2021

Letter from Mr Mason 24 September 2021

Remote Learning From Monday 27th September, all our online learning resources will be moving to FoldR.  For our students in Y8 and Y9 they will be familiar from how FoldR works, from the lockdown period earlier this year. For our Y7 families FoldR is an online facility that allows teachers ... (click to read more)

23 Sep 2021

COVID -19 vaccination - update

Dear Parent / Carer,   We were due to visit your school tomorrow, Friday 24th September 2021 to offer students aged 12-15 the opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine.   Unfortunately, we are not able to continue with planned the session tomorrow.   Our immunisation service carefully plans for each vaccination session ... (click to read more)

18 Sep 2021

COVID-19 vaccination programme

Dear Young Person and Parent / Carer, The UK’s Chief Medical Officers have recommended that the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination should be offered to all healthy children aged 12-15 years. Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Community Immunisation Service will be providing this vaccination service in schools throughout Leicester, Leicestershire ... (click to read more)

17 Sep 2021

Letter from Mrs Williams 17 September

Dear Parents and Carers, As we approach the end of the fourth week back I wanted to update you on the situation regarding Covid-19 cases in school and changes to our risk mitigation plan. The Public Health Protection Team at Leicestershire County Council have shared with me this week that Covid-19 levels ... (click to read more)

10 Sep 2021

Letter from Mrs Williams 10 September

Dear Parents/carers, Welcome back to the new term at Ibstock Community College.  Hopefully, you have all had a pleasant summer holiday and have enjoyed being back at school again, ready for a new academic year.  From a teaching and learning point of view, we have already seen some amazing learning ... (click to read more)

07 Sep 2021

Sim Parent Lite - Additional Guidance

Dear Familes, Further to my letter last week I hope this additional guidance assists those still having difficulties with accessing Sims Parent Lite.  SIMS Parent Registration and Login Guide This guide is intended to help Parents at Ibstock Community College successfully register for the SIMS Parent Lite system. Registration Firstly, you will need to ... (click to read more)

03 Sep 2021

Letter from Mrs Williams 3 September 2021

Dear parents and carers, This week’s assemblies focused on our school motto “Respect and Pride brings Success” and how we can all live and breathe it every day.  Again, our students behaved impeccably. It has been another busy week with Y7 photographs and Y8 HPV vaccinations. Extra-curricular clubs are getting up ... (click to read more)

02 Sep 2021

Sims Parent Lite

Dear families, You will by now have received an invitation to join Sims Parent Lite or have tried to access it again this academic year. We have been made aware that Capita made some changes to the system over the summer which has created some problems in accessing Sims Parent ... (click to read more)

01 Sep 2021

Food and Nutrition Education at Ibstock Community College

Dear parent/carer, During Food and Nutrition lessons at Ibstock Community College, your child will be learning about healthy eating, cooking and where food comes from. Food Storage Students will make a variety of dishes throughout the year and it is essential that we ensure that the food your child makes is as ... (click to read more)

27 Aug 2021

Letter from Mrs Williams 27 August

To all our families, Welcome to the start of this new academic year 2021-22.  I hope that you have had a peaceful and relaxing summer break.  We have had a fantastic week with INSET days on Monday and Tuesday followed by our belated Induction day when we welcomed all 223 ... (click to read more)

27 Aug 2021

Autumn Half Term PSHE Newsletter

Dear Parent/Carer,                                  Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. This has recently been redeveloped following thorough consultation ... (click to read more)

26 Aug 2021

Peripatetic Lessons

Dear Parent / Carer, Here at Ibstock Community College, there are fantastic opportunities to learn an instrument with the team of peripatetic tutors.  All lessons take place during the school day and are worked out on a rota basis to ensure that students do not miss the same curriculum lesson ... (click to read more)

10 Aug 2021

Returning to school August 2021

Dear parents / carers, I hope that you have all been enjoying the weather this summer.  No doubt many of you will have also chosen a “staycation” rather than venturing further afield.  Whatever you have been doing, I hope that you are all safe and looking forward to the start ... (click to read more)

03 Aug 2021

Y8 (HPV) vaccination 1 September 2021

Dear Young Person and Parent / Carer, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect against various cancers As part of the national vaccination programme, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Community Immunisation Service would like to offer to all young people in school year 8 (aged 12 to 13 years) the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) ... (click to read more)

02 Jul 2021

Suspected case of COVID-19

Dear Parents/Carers, We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a suspected case of COVID-19 within the school. We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform ... (click to read more)

28 Jun 2021

Y8 Webinar Invite

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28 Jun 2021

End of Year Celebrations

Dear Parents and Carers At Ibstock we believe in celebrating every success and despite the restrictions in place this year, it is important that we mark the end of this most challenging year. The vast majority of our students have consistently showed such high levels of resilience throughout the lockdown and ... (click to read more)

28 Jun 2021

Year 9 Transition day to Ashby school

Dear Parent/Carer, As you will be aware year 9 have a one day transition day to Ashby School on Thursday 1 July. The plan for the day has altered slightly - all Ibstock Community College student must come to Ibstock first thing in the morning - please do not go straight ... (click to read more)

15 Jun 2021

Year 8 PSHE Summer Newsletter

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. This has recently been redeveloped following thorough consultation with ... (click to read more)

09 Jun 2021

Project 24 letter - Y8

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07 Jun 2021

Year 9 PSHE Summer Newsletter

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. This has recently been redeveloped following thorough consultation with ... (click to read more)

13 May 2021

Face coverings in education guidance

Dear Parent / carers, Face coverings in education guidance As you will be aware earlier this week the Prime Minster, Boris Johnson, outlined Step 3 of the roadmap in the progress made against the current pandemic. As part of the Step 3 roadmap, it has been determined that it is no longer ... (click to read more)

29 Apr 2021

PSHE Summer Newsletter

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. Over the coming weeks, students will be covering the ... (click to read more)

23 Apr 2021

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for all Year 8 students

Dear Young Person and Parent / Carer, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect against various cancers As part of the national vaccination programme, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Community Immunisation Service would like to offer to all young people in school year 8 (aged 12 to 13 years) the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) ... (click to read more)

22 Apr 2021

Year 7 & 9 parent meetings

Dear Parent / Carer Year 7 & 9 tutor meetings Unfortunately, our Year 7 & 9 parent’s evenings are unable to be held in the usual way. As an alternative there will be an opportunity for a virtual meeting with your child’s tutor. The meetings will be held electronically from 4 ... (click to read more)

13 Apr 2021

Year 9 - End of Year Hoodies

Dear Parent / Carer, As with previous years we are working with Revolution Shirts to provide leavers hoodies for our Year 9 students. These are now available to purchase on Parent Pay priced £11.00 each. You will see you can choose the size you wish to purchase; the measurements are provided ... (click to read more)

18 Mar 2021

Covid - Home Testing Kits

Dear Parents / Carers, Thank you for all your support with our return to school student covid testing. Since Friday 5 March we have tested 521 students three times each, which is a fantastic effort and all helps to reduce the spread of the virus. Testing students at home As you will be ... (click to read more)

10 Mar 2021

Year 9 vaccines - Monday 22 March

Dear Young Person and Parent / Carer, Year 9 vaccines Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Community Immunisation Service are pleased to be able to recommence the national vaccination programme.   On Monday 22 March year 9 students will recieve the following vaccinations;   Teenage boosters (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio (is one vaccine)   Meningitis ACWY vaccine. HPV vaccinations (either their ... (click to read more)

09 Mar 2021

Return to School PSHE Newsletter

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. During the period of remote learning, the PSHE curriculum ... (click to read more)

05 Mar 2021

Returning to school arrangements update

Dear parents / carers, Firstly, I would like to thank you all for the incredible support we have received with regards to the Covid 19 lateral flow test for students in school.  This has allowed us to arrange the testing of our students quickly and efficiently to mitigate the risks ... (click to read more)

01 Mar 2021

Returning to school arrangements

Dear parents / carers, I am now in a position to inform you of the arrangements for the return of students to Ibstock Community College from 8 March 2021. As you are aware the guidelines from the Government highly recommends that students coming back to school should not return to full-class, ... (click to read more)

01 Mar 2021

Family Zumba Session

Dear Parent/Carer,   At this point in the year I was hoping to be able to invite you in to school to a PSHE Family Learning Evening, however due to the current situation this will not be possible. Following a student voice questionnaire, where students identified wellbeing as an area they would ... (click to read more)

25 Feb 2021

Full Return to School from 8th March

Dear Parent and Carers, Full Return to School from 8th March We are delighted that the government has announced the return of all pupils in the week beginning 8th March. I am writing to you about how we are planning to ensure a safe return to school for all students and ... (click to read more)

25 Feb 2021

Year 8 parent meetings

25 February 2021 Dear Parent / carer Year 8 tutor meetings As you are aware the Year 8 parent’s evenings were scheduled for last month, but clearly that was unable to happen in the usual way. We would however like the opportunity to speak with you about your child’s recent report, share information ... (click to read more)

23 Feb 2021

COVID-19 testing for all Students

NHS Test and Trace: COVID-19 testing for Students Dear Parent or Guardian, You will be aware that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms has been taking place across the country using new, quicker COVID‑19 tests known as ‘lateral flow devices’. This letter is to help give you more information about the testing ... (click to read more)

09 Feb 2021

My Tutor

Dear parent/carer, I am really happy to be able to invite your child to take part in bespoke online tuition which will begin after half term.   As part of the Government Covid-19 catch up fund, we have been allocated money to spend on small group tuition in English, Maths and ... (click to read more)

29 Jan 2021

G L Assessments 2021

Dear parents/carers, This academic year we invested in an assessment package called GL Assessment.  The package allows us to track each student, individually across their KS3 journey.  We can then accurately measure their progress throughout KS3 and into KS4 using nationally verified data. Our roll out of the GL assessment package ... (click to read more)

15 Jan 2021

Keyworker and Vulnerable Category

Dear Keyworker and Vulnerable Category Parents/Carers, The numbers of students coming to school has been rising and we are becoming concerned about the number of households mixing in school.  The latest guidance from the Department of Education and the statements given by Matt Hancock on the news make it clear ... (click to read more)

14 Jan 2021

PSHE Newsletter - Spring half term

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging, and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. This has recently been redeveloped following thorough consultation with ... (click to read more)

13 Jan 2021

COVID-19 testing for Students

NHS Test and Trace: COVID-19 testing for Students Dear Parent or Guardian, You may have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID‑19 tests known as ‘lateral flow devices’. This letter is to help give you more information about the testing programme ... (click to read more)

05 Jan 2021

Seneca Parent Letter

Dear Parent/Carer,   Most weeks students are set an online piece of work via Seneca, this can be done at home for homework or completed during one of the two catch-up lessons students have in the IT suite. These sessions recap prior learning and consolidate the work we do in lessons.   As ... (click to read more)

31 Dec 2020

Update - January 2021 Closure

Dear Parents and Carers, Following the announcement from the government yesterday I write to confirm Ibstock Community College will now remain closed to the majority of students for two weeks from Monday 4th January 2021.  We expect to return to normal schooling on Monday 18th January 2021.  The closure and move ... (click to read more)

23 Dec 2020

Positive case of COVID 19 - 8RM only

Letter for direct and proximity contacts  FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Ibstock Community College - 8RM Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 10 Days    Dear parent or carer,   We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Ibstock Community College in 8RM.  We have followed the national guidance and ... (click to read more)

18 Dec 2020

January 2021 closure

Dear Parents and Carers, Following the announcement from the government yesterday, we are writing to inform you that Ibstock Community College will be closed to the majority of students for one week from Monday 4th January 2021.  We expect to return to normal schooling on Monday 11th January 2021.   The closure and move to remote learning, is in line with the guidance ... (click to read more)

11 Dec 2020

Parentlite

Dear Parents / Carers, We are constantly striving to increase our engagement with parents and carers, we are aware that we use different systems within school and this can sometimes make it more difficult for parents / carers to access information. In order to bring everything together into one system and ... (click to read more)

09 Dec 2020

Change to end of term arrangements

Drear Parent/Carer, Change to end of term arrangements I apologise for the late change to end of term arrangements. The government made an announcement yesterday about some flexibility for schools regarding Friday 18th December. They have made the changes to make sure that there are 6 clear days before the end ... (click to read more)

08 Dec 2020

Bookbuzz

At Ibstock we believe reading is so important that we buy each of our Year 7 students a book to keep! Your child will receive their books in the next few days. Please encourage them to read it, do some of the challenges and look out for our BookBuzz ... (click to read more)

04 Dec 2020

Letter from Mrs Williams 4 December

Dear Parents & Carers, As we near the end of term, we are pleased that we have been able to re-establish successful learning across the full range of subjects at the college. Thank you to all staff and students who have worked so positively within the necessary safety procedures and ... (click to read more)

27 Nov 2020

Letter from Mrs Williams 27 November

Dear Parents and Carers I hope that this finds you all safe and well.  Yesterday it was announced that despite the lockdown ending on Wednesday next week, we in North West Leicestershire will be entering Tier 3. As we approach the festive season we must remain positive, follow the guidance as ... (click to read more)

26 Nov 2020

Important letter to Year 8 parents / carers - 27 November 2020

Advice to All Parents - Single case  Dear Parents & Carers,   We have been made aware of a member of our school community in our Yr 8 bubble has tested positive for COVID 19.     We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. ... (click to read more)

26 Nov 2020

Positive case of COVID 19 - All 8GW, 8RS boys only plus other close contacts

Letter for direct and proximity contacts  FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Ibstock Community College (all 8GW, 8RS boys only, Plus other close contacts).  Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days    Dear parent or carer,   We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Ibstock Community College in 8GW.  We ... (click to read more)

25 Nov 2020

Year 7 PSHE letter

Dear Parent/Carer, Due to last year’s school closures, many year 6 pupils across the country missed out on their puberty lessons and talks. In order to make sure that your child does not miss out, we are providing Key Stage 2 catch up lessons on puberty as part of our ... (click to read more)

23 Nov 2020

Positive case of COVID 19 - 7NW

Letter for direct and proximity contacts  FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Ibstock Community College (7NW).  Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days    Dear parent or carer,   We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Ibstock Community College in 7NW.  We have followed the national guidance and ... (click to read more)

22 Nov 2020

Important letter to Year 7 parents / carers - 22 November 2020

Advice to All Parents - Single case  Dear Parents & Carers,   We have been made aware of a member of our school community in our Yr 7 bubble has tested positive for COVID 19.     We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health ... (click to read more)

22 Nov 2020

Positive case of COVID 19 - 7JM and boys in 7DB plus 2 others.

Letter for direct and proximity contacts  FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Ibstock Community College (7JM, boys from 7DB plus two other close contacts).  Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days    Dear parent or carer,   We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Ibstock Community College in 7JM.  We have ... (click to read more)

16 Nov 2020

Positive case of Covid 19 8MH

Letter for direct and proximity contacts  FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Ibstock Community College (8MH) Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days    Dear parent or carer,   We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Ibstock Community College in 8MH.  We have followed the national guidance and have ... (click to read more)

16 Nov 2020

Follow up letter from Mrs Williams

Advice to All Parents - Single case further information. Dear Parents & Carers, Following on from Saturday’s letter, as stated we have been made aware of a member of our school community who have tested positive for COVID 19. Now having completed additional track and trace processes and deep cleaning we look ... (click to read more)

14 Nov 2020

Positive case of COVID 19 8RM

Letter for direct and proximity contacts  FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Ibstock Community College (8RM plus other close contacts).  Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days    Dear parent or carer,   We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Ibstock Community College in 8RM.  We have followed the ... (click to read more)

14 Nov 2020

Important letter to Year 8 parents / carers - 14 November 2020

Advice to All Parents - Single case  Dear Parents & Carers,   We have been made aware of a member of our school community in our Yr 8 bubble has tested positive for COVID 19.     We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. ... (click to read more)

09 Nov 2020

Follow up letter from Mrs Williams 9 October 2020

Advice to All Parents - Single case further information. Dear Parents & Carers, Following on from yesterday’s letter, as stated we have been made aware of a member of our school community who have tested positive for COVID 19. Now having completed additional track and trace processes and deep cleaning we look ... (click to read more)

08 Nov 2020

Important letter to all parents / carers - 8 November 2020

Advice to All Parents - Single case Dear parents carer, We have been made aware of a member of our school community who have tested positive for COVID 19. We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health ... (click to read more)

08 Nov 2020

FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Ibstock Community College (9TL).

FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Ibstock Community College (9TL). Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days Dear parent or carer, We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Ibstock Community College in 9TL. We have followed the national guidance and ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2020

Important letter from Mrs Williams

Dear Parents and Carers, We have been made aware of a member of our school community who has tested positive for COVID 19. We know that you may find this concerning but please rest assured that we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health ... (click to read more)

31 Oct 2020

Letter for Parents and Carers of children in 7EW, 7LC or 9SI

Dear Parents and Carers, Today we have been made aware that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID 19 and may have had contact with your child/ren. We know that you may find this concerning but please rest assured that we are continuing to monitor the situation ... (click to read more)

30 Oct 2020

Letter from Mrs Williams 30 October

Dear Parents and Carers, Welcome back after the half term break. I would like to reassure you that whilst all over the country people are facing further challenges, here at the college we continue to do our upmost to keep our students and staff as Covid safe as possible. Despite the dreary ... (click to read more)

27 Oct 2020

PSHE Newsletter

Dear Parent/Carer, Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. This has recently been redeveloped following thorough consultation with ... (click to read more)

16 Oct 2020

Letter from Mrs Williams 16 October

Dear Parents and Carers, It has been a busy and productive half term and I am immensely proud of the resilience that our students and staff have showed in light of the changes to life in college that we now experience. Our Yr 7’s have settled in well and are building ... (click to read more)

09 Oct 2020

Letter from Mrs Williams 9 October

Dear Parents and Carers We are fast approaching the end of our first half term.  Just a gentle reminder that students break up on Thursday 15 October for their half term break.  I am sure they are all ready for some down time after a very busy few weeks.  I ... (click to read more)

18 Sep 2020

Letter from Mrs Williams 18 September

Dear Parents and Carers, I hope that this finds you all safe and well. It has been a fantastic week in school with our students learning well and settling into this “new normal”.  Students have been enjoying the lovely weather out on the all-weather pitch, developing their tennis skills and ... (click to read more)

11 Sep 2020

Letter from Mrs Williams 11 September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers We find ourselves at the end of our first full week in college and how busy it has been. I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting Oak, Elm and Rowan and seeing so much engagement and positive attitude to learning from the majority of our students. Now that we ... (click to read more)

04 Sep 2020

Dear Parent / Carer

Dear Parent / Carer, I hope this letter finds you all safe and well.  Here at the college we are all ready for a rest this weekend after a very busy but equally successful few days. It was wonderful to welcome our new Year 7 cohort last Thursday.  They enjoyed a ... (click to read more)

01 Sep 2020

Instrumental lessons

Dear Parent / Carer, Here at Ibstock Community College, there are fantastic opportunities to learn an instrument with the team of peripatetic tutors. All lessons take place during the school day and are worked out on a rota basis to ensure that students do not miss the same curriculum lesson ... (click to read more)

27 Aug 2020

Year 7 Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme

Dear Parent / Carer, Childhood seasonal flu vaccination programme As part of the national vaccination programme, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Community Immunisation Service would like to offer you the opportunity to protect your child against seasonal flu (influenza) this winter. The flu vaccination programme is a high priority within public health ... (click to read more)

27 Aug 2020

Governor recruitment for September

Dear parent / carer, Help make a difference to our students - join us a governor! The Governing Board at Ibstock Community College Academy Trust has one parent governor vacancy and at least one community governor vacancy. Therefore we will be seeking nominations for an enthusiastic and committed parent or carer to join the ... (click to read more)

12 Aug 2020

Coronavirus - Stay Alert to Stay Safe

Please do not send your child to school if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms. If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result. Main symptoms The main symptoms of coronavirus are: a high temperature – ... (click to read more)

10 Aug 2020

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination

Update 28 August from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Community Immunisation Service Changes to the school aged immunisation programme 20-21 Due to recent change in public health guidance, we are now needing to offer all year 7 students the flu vaccine this year. The government’s priorities have changed therefore, all HPV vaccinations are ... (click to read more)

10 Jul 2020

Return to School Autumn 2020

Dear Parent/Carer Following the release of the government guidance regarding the reopening of schools for the AW term 2020-21 last week, the Senior Leadership Team have spent the past week in planning meetings to ensure a safe return to school for staff and students. We are confident that we have a ... (click to read more)

05 Jun 2020

Year 9 - End of Year Hoodies

Dear Parent / Carer, As with previous years we are working with Revolution Shirts to provide leavers hoodies for our Year 9 students. These are now available to purchase on Parent Pay priced £10.50 each. You will see you can choose the size you wish to purchase, the measurements are provided ... (click to read more)

04 Jun 2020

Student Emails - updated guidance

Dear Parent / Carer, Following on from the information in our last Newsletter please see below updated instructions on how students can access their college emails. Any problems please email icc.admin@ibstockcollege.co.uk Your choice here is personal preference, however if the device you are using is a shared device, please click No You ... (click to read more)

07 May 2020

Relationship and Sex Education Parental Consultation

  Dear Parent/Carer, As you may be aware, the Department for Education has made some changes to the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) which come in to effect from September 2020. In order to ensure that we are meeting these requirements, we are re-developing the PSHE lessons your child receives. As part ... (click to read more)

27 Mar 2020

Update: Friday 27 March

Dear Parent / Carer, Update: Friday 27 March The government closed all schools indefinitely from Friday 20th March. At present, the children of the following key groups, will be allowed to attend Ibstock Community College, if their parents/carers have no other childcare option: Key workers (as defined by the government) Children with an EHCP Most ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2020

Year 9 Italy Trip June 2020

Dear Parent / Carer, Italy Trip June 2020 We fully understand parent’s concerns about the Italy trip due to take place 1 to 4 June 2020. We have been liaising frequently with NST as the tour operator and whilst the government have issued a statement to say that no foreign trips are to take ... (click to read more)

20 Mar 2020

Closure due to national Covid-19 response

Dear Parents and Carers, Closure due to national Covid-19 response It is an unprecedented time for all of us and this is a difficult letter for us to write to you. We appreciate the support of parents in the changes we are being told to make to school provision. As you ... (click to read more)

19 Mar 2020

Home Learning Resources

Self Isolating or Emergency Closure General Instructions. We are living through unprecedented and extra-ordinary times. Ibstock Community College will aim to continue the learning of children until we return to normality. We are still waitng for guidance from the govenrnment about which students will be attending school, however this is an ... (click to read more)

17 Mar 2020

Coronavirus update

Dear Parents and Carers, Following the announcement from the UK Government yesterday Ibstock Community College will remain open and is operating as normally as possible in the current circumstances.  We are entering the “fast growth” part of the upward curve of the virus. The situation may result in some cancellations ... (click to read more)

16 Mar 2020

Social Media advice

Dear Parents and Carers, It has come to our attention that some of our year 7 students have been targeted by an adult male posing as a student on Instagram. Parents of these studemts have been made aware. Please be vigilant, discuss with your child and ensure that the follow settings are switched ON in ... (click to read more)

13 Mar 2020

Coronavirus - information from Head of School

Dear Parents and Carers, I am writing to you about Coronavirus and the measures the College is taking to keep all students safe. We continue to monitor the situation regularly and to follow the advice of Public Health England (PHE). Public Health England (PHE) and Leicestershire County Council have this week ... (click to read more)

03 Mar 2020

Y7 Parents' Evening

Dear parent / carer, As you will be aware we have our year 7 parents’ evenings in March which run from 16:00 to 19:00. Tuesday 17 March 2020 - I half - 7A, 7B and 7C (7BH, 7AM and 7RM) Thursday 26 March 2020 - O half - 7W, 7X, 7Y and 7Z (7RP, 7JM, 7SM and ... (click to read more)

12 Feb 2020

Coronavirus – advice to schools from the Department of Education

Dear Parents and Carers, The government is monitoring Coronavirus and taking action at home and abroad. We are following the advice and guidance provided by the Government. For the current advice for education settings please visit the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings Department for Education Coronavirus helpline The Depertment of Education have launched a new helpline ... (click to read more)

07 Feb 2020

Letter from Executive Headteacher

Dear parents and carers, I am writing to let you know that I will be retiring from my post at Ibstock community College, and also Ivanhoe College, at the end of the summer term this year. I am giving governors sufficient notice so that we can ensure a smooth transition ... (click to read more)

06 Feb 2020

Friday 14 February - Wear it green for Ewan

Dear Parents / Carers, Following last week’s tragic news about Ewan Rodriguez, who was a student at Ibstock Community College before moving onto Ashby,  staff and students would like to celebrate Ewan’s life and raise awareness of the issues around young people’s mental health -in particular amongst young men. Next week’s assemblies for all years will ... (click to read more)

05 Feb 2020

Year 7 Stratford upon Avon trip

Dear Parents and Carers, This year, Ibstock Community College is organising a trip to Stratford upon Avon which is to take place on Friday 19th June 2020. The trip is open to all students in Year 7 and offers an excellent opportunity for all students to gain an insight into Shakespearean ... (click to read more)

22 Jan 2020

Apollo Trust - Options Evenings

Dear Parents / Carers, Options evenings at Apollo for year 9 students are as follows;  Monday 27th January 2020, at Newbridge School, at 6.00pm Tuesday 28th January 2020, at Castle Rock School, at 6.00pm. During the course of these evenings, you will have the opportunity to meet with subject leaders to discuss the most ... (click to read more)

10 Jan 2020

Parent Governor Vacancy

Dear parent/carer,   Help make a difference to our students – join us as a governor! We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor to serve on the governing body at Ibstock Community College and are very keen to encourage parents (or those with parental responsibility) of registered students to nominate ... (click to read more)

07 Jan 2020

Y9 Teenage booster and meningitis vaccinations programme for young people

        NHS England A university teaching and research-active Trust Bridge Park Plaza Bridge Park Road Thurmaston Leicester LE4 8PQ   www.leicspart.nhs.uk   December 2019 Dear Young Person and Parent / Carer,    Teenage booster and meningitis vaccinations programme for young people  As part of the national vaccination programme, our Community Immunisation Service would like to offer all young people in school year ... (click to read more)

16 Dec 2019

Behaviour Policy - introduction of period 6

Dear Parent / Carer, Firstly, I would like to thank you all for your support so far this year, regarding the implementation of our new two tier behaviour system – The S system for inside the classroom and our “pink slip” system which mirrors the RESPECT ethos which our college ... (click to read more)

03 Dec 2019

Advance notice - Y9 Options Evening

Dear Parent / Carer,   Please be aware of the following dates for Year 9 Options Evening;   Ashby School - Wednesday 15 January 2020. Surnames A - M at 6pm, surnames N - Z at 7pm. King Edward VII - Tuesday 28 January 2020.   More details to follow nearer the time.   Yours faithfully Marianne Clements, Progress Leader ... (click to read more)

31 Oct 2019

Student Lockers

Dear Parent/Guardian, We have a very limited supply of lockers within the college and are now in a position to allocate these to students.  If you would like your child to have a locker, please complete the reply slip below and return it to reception by Friday 8th November 2019. Lockers will be ... (click to read more)

03 Oct 2019

NAPLES Year 9 residential visit - June 2020

Dear Parents and Carers, This year Ibstock Community Colleges Humanities faculty are delighted to offer your child the opportunity to visit the Bay of Naples which is to take place on Monday 1st June 2020 to Friday 5th June 2020.  It is a firm principle of the Humanities faculty that we provide our students with ... (click to read more)

24 Sep 2019

Apollo Trust - Year 9 Information Evening

  Apollo Trust Year 9 into 10 Information Evening ... (click to read more)

17 Sep 2019

Year 7 Bookbuzz

Dear Parents/Carers,   Today our Year 7 students had their Bookbuzz launch assembly. Bookbuzz is an exciting initiative from Book Trust to encourage students in their reading. The research behind this programme has shown that the transition from primary to secondary school is a crucial time when formative attitudes towards reading ... (click to read more)

17 Sep 2019

Year 7 Halloween Disco

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13 Sep 2019

Contribution for art and design and technology materials

Dear parent / carer, Our students are continually striving to produce better and better products, using more innovative technology, creative materials and methods of manufacture. To enable the art and design and technology departments to continue to provide our students with a wide variety of opportunities to make and take home the products they ... (click to read more)

12 Sep 2019

Open Evening 19 September 2019

  Music from 17:45 Presentation 18:00 - 18:20 and 19:00 - 19:20 Visit ​the classrooms from 18:00 Join us for our open evening to find out more about the excellent outcomes and exciting opportunities for students at Ibstock Community College and how we best prepare students for their future through effective partnerships. 'We are really pleased with the progress our ... (click to read more)

11 Sep 2019

Apollo Partnership Trust

Dear Parents / Carers,   We have been asked to shared to following two letters with our Year 9 parents / carers; Apollo Partnership Trust letter 1 Apollo Partnership Trust letter 2   Kind regards ... (click to read more)

06 Sep 2019

Blazers

Dear Parent / Carer, Following a number of enquiries regarding the school blazer I can confirm the following: Blazers must be worn at all times with the exception of ; PE lessons, when full Ibstock Community College PE kit must be worn.  During exceptionally hot weather, when a decision is made by the college ... (click to read more)

31 Aug 2019

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for all Year 8 students

Dear Young Person and Parent / Carer,  From 2019-20 both boys and girls in school year 8 are eligible for the HPV vaccine. The vaccination offers protection against high risk HPV strains, including 16 and 18, which can cause cervical cancer and are linked to various cancers that can affect ... (click to read more)

05 Jul 2019

SIMS Parent Lite

  Update information such as medical details, dietary needs and contact information with SIMS Parent Lite. In a move to improve home-school communication, we are adopting a more paperless approach to contacting parents and carers.   Introducing SIMS Parent Lite, which: Aids schools in managing data accuracy and upkeep, and also ‘security in transit’ by ... (click to read more)

01 Jul 2019

Vertical Tutoring to Horizontal Tutoring – Academic Year 2019-2020

Vertical Tutoring to Horizontal Tutoring – Academic Year 2019-2020   To all current year 7 and 8 students, As you are aware there will be a number of changes to college life starting in August 2019; including our smart new uniform, changes to the curriculum which will mean some changes to how ... (click to read more)

21 Jun 2019

Letter from Ashby school

Induction Travel Information 3rd – 5th July 2019   The procedure for transport during induction this year has changed.  Roberts travel will be co-ordinating the induction travel on behalf of Ashby School.  Parents wishing to arrange school transport for induction days and for August 2019 onwards should contact Roberts Coaches to express an ... (click to read more)

12 Jun 2019

Prom 2019 - Year 9

Wednesday 10 July 2019 – 19:00 to 22:00 (students can arrive from 18:00 and should be collected at 22:00) The Ibstock Community College prom is just around the corner.  With guidance from Linda Hgginson, our prom committee will be working hard to plan the event. As in previous years, the dress code will ... (click to read more)

05 Jun 2019

10 June - Uniform 'try on' evening

Dear Parent / Carer, As you will be aware from August 2019 there will be changes to school uniform, following a consultation with students, parents and staff. We would like to invite you into school on Monday 10 June where there will be an opportunity for our current Year 7 and ... (click to read more)

03 Jun 2019

End of year trips - Thursday 11 July

Please complete and return the CONSENT FORM by Friday 14 June 2019 Year 7 - Drayton Manor Park - £28.00 per student (leave 09:00 - return approximately 18:00)  Year 8 - Drayton Manor Park - £28.00 per student (leave 09:15 - return approximately 17:30) Year 9 - Alton Towers - £28.00 per student (leave 09:15 - return approximately 19:15) Registration Students should ... (click to read more)

13 May 2019

Year 9 - End of Year Hoodies

Dear Parent / Carer, As with previous years we are working with Revolution Shirts to provide leavers hoodies for our Year 9 students. These are now available to purchase on Parent Pay priced £10.50 each. You will see you can choose the size you wish to purchase, the measurements are provided ... (click to read more)

02 May 2019

Year 7 Stratford Trip details

Dear parent / carer, Year 7 Stratford Trip details Students need to register on the Astroturf at 8.15am tomorrow. We will be leaving school at 8.30am. Students can wear non-uniform and should wear comfortable shoes. They need to bring their own lunch and a drink, free school meal student will have ... (click to read more)

09 Apr 2019

Mobile phones in school

Dear Parents / Carers                                                                                                                     9 April 2019 I am writing to remind you of our policy regarding mobile phones in school. The policy has not changed and the rule is that mobile phones are not allowed on school site. This includes before and after school, waiting for the bus and ... (click to read more)

05 Apr 2019

Y7 Parents' Evening

Dear parent / carer, As you are aware we have Year 7 Parents’ Evenings coming up in May: Teaching Groups 7A, 7B and 7C - Thursday 2 May 2019 4pm - 7pm Teaching Groups 7X, 7Y and 7Z- Tuesday 7 May 2019 4pm – 7pm It is important that you attend Parents’ Evening ... (click to read more)

26 Mar 2019

Year 9 Key Stage Science

Dear parent / carer, As you are aware, your son / daughter will be sitting end of Key Stage Science exams in May. These are an important part of the transition process to Key Stage 4, with exam results being shared with our partner schools and used to place students ... (click to read more)

25 Feb 2019

Year 7 Trip to Stratford upon Avon

25 February 2019   Dear Parents and Carers This year Ibstock Community College are organising a trip to Stratford upon Avon which is to take place on Friday 3rd May 2019. The trip is open to all students in Year 7 and offers an excellent opportunity for students to gain an insight into ... (click to read more)

04 Feb 2019

Rockley Point Trip

Dear Parents/Guardians,   I am pleased to announce plans for a residential School Activity trip to Poole, 10th – 14th June 2019 for students in year 7.   We will be staying at Rockley Point in Poole. The trip is being organised in conjunction with Rockley Adventure, whose activity centres are recognised by ... (click to read more)

28 Jan 2019

Y9 assembly - Health and Wellbeing

Dear Parent or Carer, On Thursday 31st January the school nurse will deliver an assembly for Year 9 students on Health and Wellbeing during their PSHE lesson period 3. Teachers will send students to the hall, the assembly will last 10-15 minutes. Students will then be asked to complete a ... (click to read more)

08 Jan 2019

Ashby School Options Evening

Dear parent / carers, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to an options presentation at Ashby School on Wednesday 16 January 2019. It will begin at; 6pm for Brunel and Da Vinci. 7pm for Nightingale and Shakespeare. The presentation will be held in Ashby School lecture theatre on the Nottingham ... (click to read more)

18 Dec 2018

Year 9 parents' evening

  Dear parent / carer, As you are aware we have Year 9 Parents’ Evenings coming up in January: Brunel and Da Vinci houses (all tutor groups starting with 9 A, B, C and D) - Thursday 24th January 2019 4pm - 7pm Nightingale and Shakespeare (all tutor groups beginning with 9 W,X,Y and ... (click to read more)

30 Nov 2018

Itinerary for Belgium/France visit 18 March -21 March 2019

Dear parent/carer, Itinerary for Belgium/France visit 18 March -21 March 2019 Detailed below is the itinerary for the visit to France and Belgium.  Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding the itinerary.   Day 1: Monday, 18 March 2019 06:45 hrs 07:15 hrs A double decker coach will ... (click to read more)

09 Nov 2018

Christmas dinner 20 December 2018

Dear Parent / carer, Student Christmas dinner will he held on Thursday 20 December, students sit and eat together with their tutor group. Students are required to preorder a Christmas dinner by paying for it at the till during break or lunchtime. This will be available to order from Monday 12 ... (click to read more)

08 Nov 2018

Italy visit 3 June 2019 - 7 June 2019 - payment plan

Dear parent/carer, Payment guidance for Italy visit 3 June 2019 - 7 June 2019 Below is the payment guidance advice for the visit to Italy - 3 June 2019 - 7 June 2019. In order to ensure the full balance of £525.00 for the visit is made in advance of the event ... (click to read more)

08 Nov 2018

France and Belgium visit 18th-21st March 2019 - payment plan

Dear parent/carer, Payment guidance for France/Belgium visit 18th-21st March 2019 Below is the payment guidance advice for the visit to France/Belgium visit 18th-21st March 2019. In order to ensure the full balance of £325.00 for the visit is made in advance of the event it is vital that regular payments are made.  ... (click to read more)

29 Oct 2018

Student Lockers

October 2018   Dear Parent/Guardian, We have a very limited supply of lockers within the college and are now in a position to allocate these to students.  If you would like your child to have a locker, please complete the reply slip below and return it to reception by Monday 5th November 2018. Lockers ... (click to read more)

24 Oct 2018

Bay of Naples letter

October 2018 Dear parent/carer, Many thanks for allowing your child to join us on our visit to Italy next year.  Certainly, it will be a valuable educational and cultural experience and a visit that will long live in their memory. Our accommodation for the duration of the stay will be at the ... (click to read more)

22 Oct 2018

Bus Trip to Roberts Travel Group

Dear parent or guardian,   All Year 7 Students and their teachers are going on a trip to Roberts Travel group in Hugglescote, o half on the morning of 30 October 2018, i half on the morning of 6 November 2018.   The aim is to allay any anxiety about travel on the ... (click to read more)

22 Oct 2018

Year 8 parents' evening.

  Dear parent or guardian, As you are aware we have Year 8 Parents’ Evenings coming up in November: Brunel and Da Vinci houses (all tutor groups starting with B or D) - Thursday 8th November 4pm - 7pm Nightingale and Shakespeare (all tutor groups beginning with N or S) - Tuesday 13th ... (click to read more)

01 Oct 2018

Information for Parent / Carer

Dear Parent / Carer   There may be times when you need to speak to a member of staff. In order that we may facilitate this please ensure you make an appointment with the appropriate person, all contacts details can be found on our website http://www.ibstockcollege.leics.sch.uk/staff-list-   Due to the commitments of a school ... (click to read more)

27 Sep 2018

Year 7 Tutor Evening

September 2018 Year 7 Tutor Evening Dear parent or guardian, We will be holding a Year 7 Tutor Evening on Thursday 11th October 2018 from 4-6pm. This evening gives you the opportunity to meet with your child’s tutor to discuss how they have settled in at Ibstock Community College and to share ... (click to read more)

18 Sep 2018

YEAR 8 trip to France and Belgium

September 2018   Dear Parent/Carer, Year 8 trip to France and Belgium The Humanities department is delighted to announce its intention to organise an exciting visit to France and Belgium.  The visit will take place between 18/03/2019 - 21/03/2019 and will last for 3 nights and 4 days. Accommodation for the trip will be ... (click to read more)

14 Sep 2018

CONTRIBUTION for art and design and technology materials

Our students are continually striving to produce better and better products, using more innovative technology, creative materials and methods of manufacture. To enable the art and design and technology departments to continue to provide our students with a wide variety of opportunities to make and take home the products ... (click to read more)

07 Sep 2018

Student Volunteer Parental Permission Slip - Open Evening Thursday 20 September 2018

  Dear Parent/Carer   Ibstock College Open Evening - Thursday 20 September 2018 The greatest success of our open evenings comes from the enthusiastic and wholehearted commitment and involvement of our students who are sensational ambassadors of the college. Your child has expressed an interest and has been chosen to assist with activities ... (click to read more)

07 Sep 2018

Year 9 Dynamic DNA Trip at the University of Leicester, Thursday 13 September 2018

07 September 2018   Dear Parent / Carer   DYNAMIC DNA TRIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER, THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2018 We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to take 45 Year 9 pupils to Dynamic DNA event delivered by the University of Leicester’s Genetics Department. The event is divided into variety ... (click to read more)

07 Sep 2018

Football and Netball teams

Football / Netball Team 2018-19 Season   Dear Parent/Carer, Congratulations, your son/daughter has been selected to represent Ibstock Community College in the football/netball team, competing in the North West Leicestershire League.  Home Football matches are played at Ashby Road playing field (Ibstock Junior Football Club LE67 6HA) near to Melbourne Road off ... (click to read more)

06 Sep 2018

Open Evening 20 September 2018

Music from 17:40 Presentation 18:00 - 18:20 and 19:00 - 19:20 Visit ​the classrooms from 18:20 Join us for our open evening to find out more about the excellent outcomes and exciting opportunities for students at Ibstock Community College and how we best prepare students for their future through effective partnerships. 'We are really pleased with the ... (click to read more)

27 Jun 2018

NAPLES Y9 residential visit - June 2019

The humanities faculty are delighted to offer your child the opportunity to visit the Bay of Naples.  The visit is due to depart on Monday 3rd June 2019 and return on Friday 7th June 2019.  The visit, available to Y9 students only, will include full board accommodation, with all ... (click to read more)

27 Jun 2018

NEW appointments at ICC

Dear parents and carers Further to the resignation of David Phillips as principal of Ibstock Community College, I am delighted to advise you that we have appointed Sophie Williams as Head of School and Anne-Marie Blewitt as Executive Head Teacher with effect from August 2018. Mrs Williams has been assistant principal ... (click to read more)

20 Jun 2018

ARRIVA bus travel

Did you know?  If your child travels to school on an Arriva bus you can get big savings on their travel costs with the Arriva Saver ticket.  For less than £1.50 a day your child can get unlimited travel on any of our buses across all Arriva routes in the Leicestershire ... (click to read more)

06 Jun 2018

PARK Farm, Melbourne school trip

CONSENT FORM for completion and return I am delighted to inform you that your child has been selected to go on the FREE Park Farm trip (25 students from Y7 Y8 Y9). This cross-curricular visit linking with geography, food technology and careers offers an excellent opportunity for students to gain an insight ... (click to read more)

24 May 2018

Y7 STRATFORD-upon-Avon trip - 4Jun18

CONSENT form - for completion and return 24 May18 We intend to leave school around 08:30 and aim to be back at school between 16:30 and17:00 - school will update you by text when we are on route.   Students should arrive at school in the morning, meet staff at 08:15 on the astro ... (click to read more)

16 May 2018

LEADERSHIP at Ibstock Community College

Since the letter to parents on 30 April from Gary Grey, our chair of governors, I have been grateful for the positive comments I have received following my resignation. I have had a wonderful time in my post as principal and have been fortunate to work with a talented and ... (click to read more)

15 May 2018

'MORALITY through religion'

‘Morality through religion’ has been a successful topic for the year 8 students this year. As part of this they have been looking at attitudes surrounding charity and looking after those less fortunate in society. The end of this topic involves each year 8 group completing a 4-week project. They ... (click to read more)

08 May 2018

SUNNY weather

As the sunny weather has finally arrived, it is now a good time to remind parents and students of our expectations during hot weather. All students are asked to bring in their own water bottle which can be re-filled at one of our water stations before morning lessons start and ... (click to read more)

03 May 2018

Y7 Bradgate Park Archaeological Field School – 13Jun18

We are organising a visit for approximately sixty Y7 students to Bradgate Park to visit the current excavations being conducted by the University of Leicester.  SCHOOL visit programme BRADGATE Park flyer The visit will take place during the morning of Weds 13 June, departing at 09:00 and returning about 13:00. Due to the ... (click to read more)

30 Apr 2018

RESIGNATION of David Phillips, Principal

Dear parents and carers I would like to inform you that David Phillips has resigned his post of Principal at Ibstock Community College and will leave us on the 31 August 2018 after nearly four years in the role. During this time, David has led the college through two Ofsted inspections ... (click to read more)

30 Apr 2018

END of year school trips (Y7 Y8 Y9) - Wednesday 11 July 2018

Please complete and return the CONSENT FORM by Friday 25 May 2018 Year 7 - Warwick Castle - £23.00 per student - Sophie Williams trip leader (leave 08:45 - return approximately 17:15) - PLUS an additional £6 for visit to the dungeons Year 8 - Drayton Manor Park - £23.50 per student - Cairn Smith trip leader ... (click to read more)

16 Apr 2018

Y7 PARENT evenings 3 May (B and D) 8 May (N & S)

Dear parent / guardian As you will be aware we have our year 7 parents’ evenings in May which run from 16:00 to 19:00. THURSDAY 3 May 2018 - Brunel and Da Vinci houses (tutor groups beginning with B or D) TUESDAY 8 May 2018 - Nightingale and Shakespeare (tutor groups beginning with N or S)  It is important ... (click to read more)

10 Apr 2018

PROM 2018 - Y9

Tuesday 10 July 2018 – 19:00 to 22:00 (students can arrive from 18:00 and should be collected at 22:00) The Ibstock Community College prom is just around the corner.  With guidance from Cairn Smith, our prom committee will be working hard to plan the event. As in previous years, the dress code will be ... (click to read more)

09 Mar 2018

HARLECH, Gwynedd Y9 residential trip 2018

March 2018 I am delighted to inform you that your child has been selected to go on the trip to CMC Pensarn Harbour in Wales. The cost of the trip is £320.00. The trip can be paid either in full or in instalments via ParentPay and the details for payment are as follows: £50.00 non-refundable ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2018

Teachers2Parents

As a school, it is very important that our parents/guardians are informed of updates and changes at school in addition to the personal updates you will receive about your child’s progress and wellbeing. From the week commencing Monday 5th March, the text messages you receive from school will appear differently ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2018

PGL Language Detectives trip (Y8) - 12-16 March 2018

CLICK here for travel information, kit list etc. French Language Detectives "As your students explore the local villages, interview the local people and buy from the local stores, they'll get the chance to practise their French in authentic situations - helping to build their confidence and inspire a passion for the language ... (click to read more)

19 Feb 2018

SCHOOL production - We Will Rock You - June 2018

REPLY SLIP - for completion and return...  Following the amazing success of ‘School of Rock’ last year, we are pleased to announce we are planning a production of the hit musical ‘We Will Rock You’ to be performed on Wednesday 20th June to Friday 22nd June.   For those of you ... (click to read more)

19 Feb 2018

YOUNG Shakespeare Company - Y9 - 8 March 2018

We are delighted to have the opportunity to host an afternoon visit on 8 March from the Young Shakespeare Company to work with our Y9 students, focusing on the Shakespeare play they are currently studying – Romeo and Juliet.  This will be a unique opportunity for students to interactively engage ... (click to read more)

19 Feb 2018

BLETCHLEY Park - Y9 - 26Apr18

We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to take forty Y9 students to Bletchley Park.  The day will be divided into three different activities. We will be taking part in a workshop session on Interception to Intelligence (an interactive workshop exploring the history of Bletchley Park and its ... (click to read more)

08 Feb 2018

HAVE your say on school term and holiday dates

Residents across Leicestershire are being given the opportunity to have their say on their preferred school term and holiday dates from autumn 2019. Leicestershire County Council has launched a consultation to capture the views of the public on three suggested options, one of which is to align with patterns in city schools. The ... (click to read more)

17 Jan 2018

LACHES Wood Y7 residential trip 2018

January 2018 I would like to confirm that your child’s place has been confirmed for the Y7 trip to Laches Wood activity centre in April 2018. Now the students are confirmed we have been able to arrange the students into two groups. Group 1 - Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 April Group 2 - Wednesday ... (click to read more)

21 Dec 2017

Y9 PARENT evenings - 18 January (B & D) 23 January (N & S)

Our year 9 parents’ evenings take place on 18 and 23 January 2018 and run from 16:00 to 19:00. THURSDAY 18 Jan 2018 - Brunel and Da Vinci houses (tutor groups beginning with B or D) TUESDAY 23 Jan 2018 - Nightingale and Shakespeare (tutor groups beginning with N or S)  It is important ... (click to read more)

12 Dec 2017

Inspection of Ibstock Community College - 13 December 2017

We have just been advised that we will be inspected by Ofsted on 13 December 2017. Ofsted have written a letter to parents because they would like to know what you think about our school - you can complete Ofsted's online survey, Parent View, at http://www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk To read the parents' letter, please CLICK ... (click to read more)

11 Dec 2017

The college will be open on Tuesday 12 December 2017

Whilst parts of the college grounds remain icy, our premises team have worked hard to ensure there are clear paths on site between blocks. I am happy that the site is a safe place for staff and students. Please can parents ensure that students leave home in the morning with ... (click to read more)

22 Nov 2017

SAFETY issue - school bus

It has come to our attention that a number of students are putting themselves at risk whilst waiting for the S139 bus to arrive at the Atherstone Road, Measham pick-up point. It appears that students are waiting for the bus to arrive on the opposite side of the road, by ... (click to read more)

13 Nov 2017

SWIMMING gala - 28 Nov 17

Inter-house swimming championships To take part, students should sign-up on the sheet in the PE / leisure corridor. Equipment needed for swimmers goggles swimming hat swimming kit t-shirt towel x 2 Times Y8 - 08:40 (register with form tutor first)  Y9 - 11:10 Y7 - 13:05 ... (click to read more)

20 Oct 2017

Y8 PARENT evenings - 9 Nov (B&D) 14 Nov (N&S)

Dear parent / guardian As you will be aware we have our year 8 parents’ evenings in November which run from 16:00 to 19:00. THURSDAY 9 Nov 2017 - Brunel and Da Vinci houses (tutor groups beginning with B or D) TUESDAY 14 Nov 2017 - Nightingale and Shakespeare (tutor groups beginning with N or S)  It is important ... (click to read more)

16 Oct 2017

Parents and carers - help protect your children by attending a free performance of Chelsea’s Choice

This term, thousands of children across the county will see a powerful theatre production about child sexual exploitation (CSE), a form of child sex abuse.  AlterEgo’s Chelsea’s Choice is currently being shown in secondary schools across Leicester city, Leicestershire and Rutland. The play was created to raise awareness of CSE ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2017

Y7 tutor evening - 12 Oct 17 - 16:00 to 18:00

The tutor evening gives you the opportunity to meet your child’s tutor and discuss with them how your child has settled in at Ibstock Community College and to share any other information to support the partnership between home and school. We are using our online Insight system for booking parents’ evening ... (click to read more)

28 Sep 2017

PARENT governor vacancies

Help make a difference to our students – join us as a governor! We currently have vacancies for two parent governors to serve on the governing body at Ibstock Community College and are very keen to encourage parents (or those with parental responsibility) of registered students to nominate themselves to ... (click to read more)

19 Sep 2017

Y9 RESIDENTIAL trip - Snowdonia National Park - 30 Oct to 3 Nov 2017

September 2017 CODE of conduct - for completion and return... PARENTAL consent form - for completion and return... There will be a meeting on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at 17:30 in the main hall lasting no longer than 45 minutes. The meeting is a chance for any queries to be answered. Whilst on the ... (click to read more)

15 Sep 2017

SAFER travel bus service

We have had concerns about bus transport for some students and on Friday Mr Phillips met with Safer Travel to discuss this. Please see the statement below from Safer Travel and Roberts coaches. Dear Parents We are aware that there have been some incidents on the school transport services to Ibstock ... (click to read more)

14 Sep 2017

SPORTING fixtures

Your child has been selected to represent Ibstock Community College in the football or netball team, competing in the North West Leicestershire league. Home football matches are played at Ashby Road playing field (Ibstock Junior Football Club - LE67 6HA) near to Melbourne Road off the double roundabout. Parents need to pick ... (click to read more)

11 Sep 2017

CHELSEA'S Choice (Y9)

Dear parent/carer of year 9 student A performance of Chelsea’s Choice by the AlterEgo theatre group is being made available to your child as part of the ‘Could you spot the signs?’ and ‘CEASE’ (Commitment to Eradicate Abuse and Sexual Exploitation) campaigns that we support. The performance will take place, ... (click to read more)

04 Sep 2017

DYNAMIC DNA - University of Leicester - 13Sep17

Return your signed CONSENT FORM no later than Thursday 7 September... We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to take fifty Y9 students to the University of Leicester’s Department of Genetics, for their twelfth Dynamic DNA event.  The day will be divided into a variety of different hands-on activities for students ... (click to read more)

04 Sep 2017

OPEN evening - 21 September 2017

MUSIC from 17:40 PRESENTATION 18:00 to 18:20 VISIT classrooms 18:20 to 20:00 Join us for our open evening to find out more about the excellent outcomes and exciting opportunities for students at Ibstock Community College and how we best prepare students for their future through effective partnerships. 'We are really pleased with the ... (click to read more)

29 Aug 2017

WELCOME to the new school year

We welcome everyone back for the new academic year and a new set of challenges and experiences for our students. We give a specially warm welcome to our new year seven students who are joining our community for the first time.  The academic year ahead is going to allow students ... (click to read more)

26 Jun 2017

END of term

Dear parents / carers These last few weeks of term are racing by and we will soon be at the summer holidays. In the weeks before the term ends, we will be issuing year eight reports and also grade sweep information for year seven and year nine students. In addition, year ... (click to read more)

19 May 2017

FIDGET toys

Dear parents / guardians We have a large number of students bringing into school a variety of fidget toys such as toy spinners, toy skate boards or fidget cubes. Due to the inappropriate use of these during lesson time, they are distracting other students from learning. There are some students who ... (click to read more)

31 Mar 2017

ASHBY School - transport - Sept 2017

Dear parent / carer  I am sure you are well aware that the local authority have removed the “frozen transport status” of Ashby School with effect from the start of the next academic year. This means that the local authority will only provide free transport to the nearest secondary school providing ... (click to read more)

22 Mar 2017

TERM dates 2018-19

Ibstock Community College will be making a change to the published dates on our website and will be adopting the terms dates as published by the local authority for 2018-19. We had previously published amended term dates to ensure that the educational provision for students was balanced and evenly ... (click to read more)

31 Jan 2017

SCHOOL of Rock - school production - 21 to 23 June 2017

We are really pleased to inform you that we are planning on a production of “School of Rock” to be performed on Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 June 2017. For those of you who do not know the story, the play tells the story of a musician who pretends to be ... (click to read more)

06 Jan 2017

Y9 PARENT evenings - 19 Jan (B & D) 26 Jan (N & S)

Dear parent or guardian As you will be aware we have our year 9 parents’ evenings in January which run from 16:00 to 19:00. THURSDAY 19 January - Brunel and Da Vinci houses (tutor groups beginning with B or D) THURSDAY 26 January - Nightingale and Shakespeare (tutor groups beginning with N ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2016

School Transport to Ashby School

The county council has determined that with effect from September 2017 the current 'frozen' transport status given to Ashby School will be removed. This is a direct result of the age range change at Castle Donington Community College. The effect of this is that students currently living in the Ashby ... (click to read more)