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Letters home

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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

Y8 Webinar Invite

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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

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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 Halloween Disco

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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)

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)