Coopers is a warm, welcoming and friendly School where all students are happy learners. Your child is the most important person to you and to our School. My mission as Principal is to take Coopers from being a good to an outstanding school.
Our website gives you a flavour and an introduction to our School and the exciting educational opportunities. All students are expected to be ambitious for academic success and personal development. The School has a strong academic tradition, a reputation for high expectations and standards and an excellent atmosphere marked by positive relationships.
As of the 1st September 2014 this will be extended to cover school trips when you will be able to view trips, sign up and pay on-line. The system has been chosen as it is easy to use and offers significant benefits to parents: Payments can be made when the school is closed; all major cards accepted | Secure; balances and private account history can be viewed 24/7
Login instructions are being sent out over the next couple of weeks, please log on and change your password to one you will remember. Although we would encourage you to use the new system because of the benefits listed above, we will still accept cash/cheque payments for the foreseeable future.
Summer term commences at 8:50 on Tuesday April 22.
Period 1 - 8:50 – 9:50
Year 7 Intake for September 2014
If you have not been offered a place for your child to attend Coopers and would like to appeal against this decision, please email email@example.com or write to: Mrs J Kennedy, Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel, C/o Coopers School to request an appeal form by 28 March 2014.
Please ensure you include your child’s name, date of birth and address.
Please see the Admission Appeals Timetable 2014 Entry for key dates.
As part of the refurbishments works to the top site the pedestrian gate by the car park gate will be out of action for 12 – 14 weeks from Monday 25 November.
Students will be able to access school from the main entrance and in addition the “Middle Gate” which will be open from 7:15. As with the pedestrian gate now, the middle gate will be locked from 8:30, students who are late will have to get in to school through the main entrance and report to student reception to receive a late stamp in their planner.
Students should not enter school via the car park gate.
From April next year, children in care will attract £1,900 additional funding per pupil. At the moment, children in care attract Pupil Premium funding if they have been looked after for six months or more, but in future they will be funded from their first day in care. For the first time, children adopted from care and those who leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or Residence Order will also attract the Pupil Premium Plus.
If you think your child is in one of the above categories and you are willing to share this information please contact Carol Cahill on 0208 467 3263 extension 259 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Value added scores (how much students exceed their estimates by) have just been released. Our score puts us in the top 16% of schools nationally for Value Added.
Value added measures are intended to allow fairer comparisons between schools with different pupil intakes. The DfE publish value added measures from KS2 to KS4 which measure the progress that individual pupils have made from their KS2 tests (Year 6) to their KS4 GCSEs.
Pupil's value added scores are based on a comparison between their best eight results at GCSE and equivalent - sometimes referred to as their capped point score - and the median or middle performance of other pupils with the same or similar results at KS2.
The school has a 24-hour Absence Reporting answer phone for parents to report absences Tel: 0208 467 3263 (dial 1 when instructed by message) or text 07860 002420, clearly indicating your child's name, form and reason for absence.
Parents must inform the School by 8.30am at the latest. It is essential that parents report their child's first and each subsequent days absence. If the above procedure is followed, a letter confirming the absence is not required
We expect all students to be equiped with the following equipment for EVERY lesson. A planner and a pencil case with 2 pencils, 2 pens, a ruler and a rubber. An equipment check will be made during period 1 and students will be sent to the equipment shop to buy the correct equipment.
The School sells the following equipment: Empty Pencil Case - 60p, Pencils - 10p each, Pens - 10p each, Rulers - 10p each, Rubbers - 10p each, A pencil case with a pen, a pencil a ruler and a rubber - £1.
Students will receive a 15 minute lunchtime detention each day they do not have the correct equipment.
Dropping Off and Picking Up in Hawkwood Lane and Morley Road
Excessive traffic in the lanes outside the School causes congestion that is very inconvenient to the community. Please avoid dropping off, collections and parking in these roads, particularly at peak times. This would be greatly appreciated.
If you are dropping off, please drop students off at a safe location in Watts Lane (Tiger’s Head road), reducing the congestion in Hawkwood Lane