M.E.N. attack anniversary advice

Guidance for Parents and Carers – supporting Children and Young People during the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena Attack This guidance provides information on how the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena Attack may affect the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. It has been developed for parents and carers by NHS professionals with experience of supporting people Read More …

Letter: Building work & reduction in kitchen facilities

April 2018   Dear Parents As you are probably aware, we have an extensive building project taking place on site this year.  The building work is funded and instructed by the Local Authority in order to create extra space for the increase in student numbers, which came into effect in September 2017. The building work Read More …

Yubo app (formerly yellow) – Child Safety Concerns

Yubo app (formerly Yellow) Dear Parent I would like to draw your attention to an app which seems to be growing in popularity even with our youngest students called Yubo (formerly Yellow) which is described crudely as “Tinder for kids”. There are a number of disturbing stories around the use of this app and the Read More …

Governors’ Meeting with Parents (Tuesday 6th February, 5:30pm)

Parents’ Forum letter to parents January 2018   Dear Parent   GOVERNORS’ MEETING WITH PARENTS TUESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2018, AT 5.30 PM, IN THE LIBRARY Our next Parents’ Forum meeting will be held on Tuesday, 6th February 2018 in the Main School Library.  The Governors’ Meeting with Parents is the occasion when we share our thoughts for Read More …

GCSE Media – Letter to Parents

Letter-to-Parents (Media) Leadership LatestAccountability or ResponsibilityVision and Purpose 3 years onFlunk and subsequently thunkLearning BehaviourElection fever hits Turton School!Revision time is here! Parent Zone LatestWhen should technology be used during exam season?How exercise can help raise your child’s self-esteemCan reality TV be a good thing?What is the dark web? A parent’s guideTalking to your teen Read More …

Art Enrichment visit to the Conway Centre in Anglesey (Fri 26th – Sun 28th Jan, 2018)

The Art & Design Department are taking 36 students (Year 10 & 11) to the Conway Centre in Anglesey, Friday 26th – Sunday 28th January 2018.   Raising Attainment in GCSE Art & Design: Visit to the Conway Centre – January 2018 Thank you for support in encouraging your son/daughter to participate in our visit Read More …

Exam re-sits on ParentPay (Sixth Form)

Exam re-sits on ParentPay (Sixth Form)   The link below is for Turton School’s Summer 2018 Exam Re-sits payments Shop on ParentPay. This facility allows you to enter and pay for the re-sits you want to sit in the next exam session – Summer 2018. The only method of payment for examination re-sit fees is online using a Read More …

Christmas Letter to Parents (2017)

Dear Parent, As Christmas approaches, please find below the arrangements for the end of term, including details of buses which will or will not operate on the last day. Please note that the final day of term is Thursday 21st December 2017 and as Friday 5th January 2018 is a Staff Training Day, term will Read More …

Year 9 options for 2017/2018 (A letter for year 8 parents)

Year 9 options for 2017/2018 (A letter for year 8 parents) Dear parents, Over the past few years the expectations of student attainment at GCSE level has increased, following government led initiatives.   To support and prepare our students Turton staff have increased the expectations for our key stage 3 students.  During lessons students have been working Read More …

Turton School to become an Academy ( Please read )

Academisation Despite last week’s TUC article in the Bolton News, Turton’s governing board actually only voted on whether to academise or not on Monday.  The vote was overwhelmingly in favour of academisation and there are very good reasons for this.   Turton’s aim is to maintain its strong position as a community school that serves Read More …