Admissions at Coopers
All students who apply to Coopers for ordinary admission at the start of Year 7 will be asked to
undertake a banding test, the results of which will place them in one of eight academic bands. All
applicants will take a banding test. The assessment is not a pass or fail test. It is designed to ensure
that students of all abilities have an equal chance of gaining a place at Coopers. This information will
only affect the admissions process if the College is over-subscribed.
You must also submit an Expression of Interest Form (SIF) to the College. Parents should drop their
completed forms in to the College main reception or e-mail and attach the completed form (WORD
Version) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Safer Schools Youth Task Force
We work closely with the Safer Schools Youth Task Force with matters connected to the police. We no
longer have a dedicated Police Officer but instead have a designated PC from the Task Force who
regularly visits the College and fulfils a similar roles required. Their role is to support the whole College,
including parents and carers. To many students, this maybe the first contact they will have had with the
Metropolitan Police Service, and their aim is to be an approachable police representative within the
The main aspect of their role is to work in partnership to create a safe learning environment for both
pupils and staff alike. This can take on various forms; from taking part in assemblies, advising on
personal safety and other relevant issues, addressing challenging behaviour and yes even making
arrests when appropriate.
Remember: "You never get a second chance to make a first impression'
Read our Fortnightly Newsletter - Issue 16
Refurbishment of the English Faculty
The English Faculty moved into their beautiful, newly
refurbished area last week and are now settling in.
Approximately £1M has been spent on creating a
fresh, modern learning environment with state of the
art facilities to maximise learning potential.
Hawkwood Lane, Chislehurst
Kent BR7 5PS.
Enquiries to Mrs R Gulyas
Congestion outside College
Excessive traffic in the lanes outside the
College causes congestion that is very
inconvenient to the community. 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.
Principal: Mrs Shirley Puxty BSc (Hons) NPQH
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Donovan Mawete wins a Jack Petchey Achievement Award
Donovan Mawete has been presented with a Jack Petchey Achievement Award for his work on a fire
fighting course. Donovan won for the positive influence that he had on the Local Intervention Fire
Education (LIFE) programme, despite being one of the youngest people on it. Donovan was referred to
the LIFE course run by the London Fire Brigade by his Learning Community Leader, Mrs Adolpho.
He received a medallion, framed certificate and cheque for £200 - which went towards the cost of a
freezer. The award was presented by London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson at the sixth annual LIFE
awards at the London Fire Brigade's Southwark Training Centre.
Mr Dobson said: "Since it started in 2002 the Brigade’s LIFE scheme has helped to put the lives of
thousands of young Londoners on the right track. "This is my favourite event of the year when we
recognise the achievements of young people who have taken part in the LIFE project." The programme,
which is run by the London Fire Brigade, teaches young people between the age of 13 and 17 fire
fighting skills alongside real fire fighters.