Information for Year 9 Parents

Year Leader:

Mr B Cole

Assistant Year Leader:

Mrs L Meek

Assembly Day:
Letters Home
Attendance Information

Mr R Bowry – 9RSB

Mrs E Massiah – 9EMC

Mrs V Thompson – 9EVT

Mrs K Holton – 9KH

Mr E Manson – 9EM

Mr N Preece – 9NJP

Mrs K Winnett – 9KLW

Home Learning

How can parents support Home Learning?
Knowledge Organisers

Important Dates

3rd January 2023 Spring Term begins
26th January 2023 Y9 Virtual Parents Evening
w/c 6th February 2023 Y7-10 Maths Assessments
12th – 17th February Inclusive Spring Half-Term
w/c 6th March 2023 Y7-10 Spring Progress Reviews home this week
9th March 2023 Y9 Curriculum Evening (Virtual)
17th March 2023 INSET Day 4
31st March 2023 1500 End of Spring Term
3rd April – 14th April inclusive Easter Holiday
17th April 2023 Summer Term begins
1st May 2023 Bank Holiday
w/c 22nd May 2023 Y7-10 Maths Assessments this week
29th May – 2nd June Inclusive Summer Half Term
w/c 19th June 2023 Y7-10 End of Year exams (week 1).
Y7-10 Progress Reviews published this week
w/c 26th June 2023 Y7-10 End of Year exams (week 2)
3rd July 2023 INSET Day 5
12th July 2023 Y9 Presentation Evening
17th July 2023 Sports Day
21st July 2023 1230 End of Summer Term

An up to date list of calendared events can be found here.

Extra-Curricular Clubs

Suggested Reading

At Harrow Way, we acknowledge the large body of research which indicates a correlation between reading and academic success and between reading and well-being and we encourage all our students to be readers. To this end, our Learning Resource Centre operates a library facility with thousands of fiction and non-fiction books supporting reading for pleasure and reading for purpose. Some audio fiction titles are available. There are also a wide variety of magazines.

We operate an E-book platform though Hampshire County Council and this now includes audio books too. Our Reading Cloud platform allows students to access the library catalogue, read and write book reviews, find out what new titles are available and more. Both can be accessed via the VLE. All of these are free to use. However, lost items will need to be replaced by the borrower. In addition, we run a student book group called NatterReads who meet informally most weeks over lunch to share what they are reading.

Our Learning Resource Centre Manager is able to provide recommended reading book lists for students who are reluctant or struggling readers as well as recommended book review and search websites.

Suggested Reading:

  • Malorie Blackman Noughts and Crosses (racism, romance)
  • LJ Smith Vampire Diaries series
  • Louise Rennison (humour)
  • Jane Austen
  • Ally Carter Gallagher Girls series (spy school adventure)
  • Robert Muchamore Cherub secret agent series
  • Michael Grant
  • Cassandra Clare City series (vampire, werewolves, shape shifters)
  • Joelle Charbonneau The Testing trilogy (dystopian)
  • Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games trilogy (dystopian)
  • PC Cast House of Night series
  • Rachel Cain Morganville Vampires series
  • Stephanie Meyer Twilight series (vampires)
  • Gemma Malley The Declaration (dystopian)
  • Cathy Macphail Between the Lies (missing girl, social media)
  • Lauren Kate (immortals)