The Gaynes indoor rowing squad are all set for the Havering competition on Wednesday 8th May after receiving expert coaching on individual technique as well as relay changeovers! The Havering Indoor Rowing manager was very impressed by the standard. Outstanding performances at the competition will be rewarded with a place in the Havering team to…

Just before the Easter break, Gaynes and Branfil Primary school completed our latest collaboration by inviting parents of Branfil pupils into Gaynes to watch an ‘open’ Drama lesson. Parents were able to see their children take on character roles from Hamlet and explore the text with great success. This rounded off 7 weeks of Year 5 drama…

Letters will be coming out to year 11 parents this week announcing our Prom at Orsett Hall on Thursday 11 July. The school has agreed to subsidise this event, to keep the charge to students at a minimum. It is a condition of attendance. For safety reasons, students will return to school after the event,…

We have launched Google Classroom as a revision tool for year 11 students as we approach the Easter holiday. Students have their individual log-ins. The site has useful revision materials from all subjects and will be updated regularly.

We have managed to secure additional support for students on GCSE French and Business Studies courses during the Easter break.  These Master Classes will be taught by outstanding teachers from Loxford School who will visit us on Tuesday 23rd April from 11.50am to 2.50pm.  Students on these courses have been given letters to take home.

On Thursday 4th April, the school ran a workshop for parents on supporting students to reach their potential at GCSE. Some parents have asked for the powerpoint that was used, which is available here to download.GCSE Focus – Reaching Potential evening Mr Turner-Monk Assistant Headteacher.

The year 8 football team continued their unbeaten season by defeating Abbs Cross 3-0 on a difficult pitch.  As a side they worked hard, had a positive attitude at all times and were deserving winners. The goals came from Lenny, Harrison and an OG. This was the team’s 4th straight win.  Well done, boys.​​

Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 April 9am to 1.20pm Students in year 11 will be receiving their invites to the Easter revision centre, which runs in the first three days of the Easter holiday.  There will be a variety of subjects, with students selected for the lessons which will make the biggest impact on their…