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Spring Newsletter 2021


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Well done Emma King! You truly deserve to be recognised for your outstanding leadership skills during our joint event last March. Young leaders like you play a vital role in inspiring all young people to be physical active for life. 🏃🏾‍♂️🏅


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Careers Subjects Focus Weeks - Students hearing about different careers in Music and Drama


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delivering money twist session virtually to the students


delivering money twist session virtually to the students


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TikTok has included two new features to help creators filter out comments as well as encouraging users to reconsider posting hurtful material. Find out how these new features work in this latest article


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We were thrilled to hold a Day this morning with , hosted by the - a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn top tips on how to kickstart their careers + hear how diverse EY employees have broken barriers and championed resilience. Thank you!


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New pupils at a Clayhall school took it upon themselves to cheer up a student nurse who was feeling lonely while at university.


Ernst & Young Event for Year 13 Business students. Thanks to and for the virtual careers event where students heard from apprentices and graduates working at Ernst & Young and also had the opportunity to ask questions.


A minute's silence was held to remember the victims of -19 by staff and students today


Safeguarding Information for Parents/Carers and Students available at Further information also available on Online Safety can be found at


British Science Week - Students have been involved in different experiments for


Collection of exam certificates will take place on Friday 19th March between 3.00 and 6.00pm at the main reception. If you are unable to collect the certificates yourself someone else can as long as they have a signed letter of consent.


UK University and Apprenticeship Virtual fair today from 12.00-6.00pm. To register use link below


Caterham High School is fundraising for Red Nose Day 2021 Help Caterham High School raise money to support Comic Relief:


London Borough Redbridge are holding a virtual public meeting on safely re-opening schools. We will discuss safety measures schools have taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 after the return of pupils to classrooms. Save this link to join ➡️


  - Two of our students had the opportunity to ask Victoria Adams MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Safeguarding) questions on a zoom call as part of International Women's Day. Thanks to for inviting us.


Our new is in use and ready for when they return to school. Mr Earl and Mr Schulte have been busy last week testing it out


GoingToUni is a one-stop-shop from with a wealth of resources for students considering their next steps. With taster lectures from City staff and sessions on courses.


Got skills? All employers value skills like Teamwork and Problem Solving, but can you talk about your skills? Discover your essential skills strengths using Benchmark


Brilliant article written by year 13 student


As part of careers hour sessions with employers including Santander, Virgin Media, VMware & Avado. All students need to do is register through the UCAS portal & join live at 2pm on Thursday:


Positivity Breeds Possibility 2021 Sign up now for this free online concert for Havering and surrounding boroughs run by and to raise awareness of mental health


Fancy working in the financial services sector?  has been training  financial services professionals for over 140 years – so they know a thing or two about what it takes to prepare students for their future careers!


The Mayor’s office for policing and crime are offering a free showing of the short film HATE on Thursday 4 March from 5.30pm to 6.30pm with a Q and A by the Director Humza Arshad. Recommended for students age 12+.  Use link to register.


A Day in the Life..... Wednesday 3rd March:… Wednesday 10th March:… Wednesday 17th March:… Wednesday 24th March:


Join for a Conversations: Dates available are as follows: Tuesday 2 March 4pm Thursday 4 March 6pm Register here:


Please visit the following link for more information about mental health and wellbeing


STEM Virtual Careers Fair -The fair will be open from 8am on Monday 1 March until 6pm on Friday 5 March. Attendees will be able to watch videos, explore challenges and try out activities from 25 national employers.


Welcome to National Careers Week The 𝙑𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙁𝙖𝙞𝙧 is open 𝘕𝘖𝘞! Click on the link to attend. 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲. Lots more careers information at school website


Reach Out is a support service for any adult in who are being abused or at fear of being abused. They provide help and support for a victim, counselling and practical advice on issues such as housing, finance and benefits

Student Information


If a student is likely to be absent for a genuine reason such as ill health or bereavement we would ask parents to contact us by telephone 0208 551 4321 (ext 524), or email

If we are not aware of a reason for absence we will attempt to call or text parents in order to warn them that their child has not arrived at school. You may sometimes receive an absence text if your child was in school but arrived late for the lesson.

Why attendance and numbers of AS and A Levels really matters

Over the years there has been much debate about what is a satisfactory level of attendance for Sixth Form students, and also how large their programme should be. At our Sixth Form we expect students to have 100% attendance, and certainly no less than 96% attendance.

Results of studies by ALPs (the leading organisation providing analysis of student performance at Advanced Level and BTEC Level 3) provides some answers. They looked at all the data for AS, A2 and BTEC National students comparing the results for students with the same average GCSE scores. 

On attendance they found a clear correlation between attendance and performance. 

A student with a particular average GCSE score will do a grade better on average if they have 95% attendance than if they attend 85% of the time. Broadly speaking, miss 10% of College and you can expect to drop a grade.

The research on programme size showed that in no instances did students perform better on average by dropping from 3 to 2 A Levels. For most GCSE ability bands those with the larger programmes did better. Amongst the most able students those doing 4 do at least as well as those doing 3. 

They conclude that, ‘students taking 3 A Levels are likely to perform nearly half a grade higher across the 3 subjects compared to those taking just two A Levels. It appears that a busy student is also more likely to be a successful one.

Dress Code

Caterham Sixth Form is an extremely happy and safe community.   We want our students to get the benefit of an excellent education without interference of any sort. Our sixth form building is staffed at all times and excellent security measures are in place.

We have a number of sensible procedures to ensure that only genuine students have access to the premises and to ensure that staff and students are kept safe.

The wearing of sixth form identity badges

Students will be provided with an identity badge at the start of the year. They should  put their badge on when entering the school grounds and should wear it visibly at all times. (There may be exceptions when doing sport or working with certain types of equipment)

If a student has forgotten their badge they may enter school but should go directly to the Sixth Form area to obtain  a temporary ID for that day.  On no account may a student go anywhere else in the school until they have dealt with their ID situation. The badge is issued free of charge at the start of the year but if lost replacements will need to be paid for.

Dress Code

The expectation is that as Sixth Form students, you lead by example and dress for school accordingly. You must be smart and professional in your appearance.

We aim to encourage high standards, whilst allowing a level of freedom of choice to students to prepare for their learning. The dress requirements are as follows:-


Shoes should be formal and polishable

Hair must be neat with no extreme cuts or colour


Trainers, canvas shoes, flip flops or boots to be worn

Sportswear or shorts are not permitted. No denim jackets or jeans are to be worn

No hoodies, sweatshirts or leather jackets

No hats to be worn within the school buildings

Underwear is not to be seen.


  • Suit or formal trousers
  • Formal collared shirt with tie or a smart polo neck jumper
  • A plain jumper or cardigan
  • Suitable smart jacket is optional
  • Coat should be plain in colour


  • Suit or a formal knee length skirt/trousers
  • Blouse/smart top or smart dress
  • A plain jumper/cardigan
  • Suitable smart jacket (optional)
  • No leggings or playsuits
  • Strapless tops or dresses are not acceptable
  • No low cut tops or bare midriffs

Mobile phones, headphones and other electronic gadgets should not be worn or seen, outside of the downstairs study areas.

Students are expected to look smart at all times. Students who do not comply will be sent home. The final decision as to what looks ‘smart’ rests with the Head of Sixth Form.


Dress code expectations apply during examinations. You are entered for exams on that condition. Failure to wear appropriate clothing will result in you being charged the cost of the exam and/or sent home.

Special arrangements may apply for Art, Sport and Drama practicals.

Student Planners

Students will be issued with planners which they should have with them at all lessons.
Apart from homework these may be used for recording data and booking the dates of important events such as exams and  careers conventions. Staff may sometimes use the diary to note issues of concern. We would ask parents to check and sign the diary and to contact the form tutor if the amount of homework being set seems inappropriate.

We believe that all of these procedures, together with the Sixth Form code of conduct, are sensible, reasonable and beneficial to our students well being and education.

We expect full co-operation from students and a high level of support from parents in maintaining high standards.

Fundamental Values

CHS Sixth Form is committed to working closely and in harmony with its community and celebrating the diversity of peoples and cultures throughout the United Kingdom.