Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School
A Catholic School in the Diocese of Portsmouth
to the Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School website. Students
will find links to the vle
and other online resources,
and prospective parents
will find information about the school including the prospectus
, our admissions policy and other statutory policies
, recent examination results
and the latest Ofsted report.
SAINSBURY'S ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS
The last day for collecting Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers
is next Wednesday, 22 May
so please search all the nooks and crannies of your handbags, purses and wallets for any vouchers that you have collected and send them in to school as soon as possible!
You can hand them in at the office
or give them to Mrs Vaughan.
Don't delay - the more vouchers we have, the more equipment the school can order!
FOOD STUDIES - 20-24 May
|Year 7 groups
||will be making fresh fruit salad. You will need a SEALABLE CONTAINER to carry it home.
||the recipe this week is fruit pie. You will need an OVENPROOF DISH to cook it in. You can use apple, plum or rhubarb for the filling.
||It's Pudding Week! You may choose from three different recipes: Dutch Apple Cake, Marbled Pear Tray Bake or Pineapple Upside-Down Pudding. You must bring the CONTAINER/DISH in which to bake your pudding.
||There is no practical this week due to an exam being on. Make use of the time to finalise your timeplan. See Mrs Vaughan any lunch-time or after school for help or advice. Mrs Vaughan will also be in school on Saturday morning to give you an opportunity to practice your exam choices, and again on Friday 31 May from 9.00am.
KEY STAGE 3 (Years 7-9) ASSESSMENT/TESTS - SUMMER 2013
An outline of the topics and skills being tested is available here.
Latest on the Newsletters page
is the Key Stage 4 Newsletter
, for Year 11 students and their families
. It's full of information and revision tips and advice to help students make the most of their time up to and including the summer GCSE examination period.
, the newsletter of the Bishop Challoner PTA
, contains news of our fund-raising efforts together with information about future events including our Family Fun Day on Saturday 6 July.
KEY STAGE 3 MATHEMATICS
A 28-page revision guide
(Levels 4-6) for Year 9 students is available in the Key Stage 3 Mathematics section
on the Students page.
YEAR 7 - STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 2013
If your child has been offered a place to start in Year 7 in September 2013, please be aware that Monday 2 September 2013 is an INSET Day
when school is closed to students. Year 7 children should start the Autumn Term on Tuesday 3 September.
More dates on the Diary Dates page.
ADMISSIONS for SEPTEMBER 2013 - APPEALS
If your child has not
been offered a place in Year 7 for September 2013 after the offers have been made by Hampshire County Council after 1 March 2013
and you would like to appeal
, please contact Mrs Helbert, Admissions Clerk, at the school. Appeals will be heard on 23/24 April.
OPEN EVENING, 26 September 2013
Choosing the right secondary school for your child is an important decision. Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 and their parents
are therefore warmly invited to our Open Evening on 26 September 2013 from 6.00pm to 8.30pm
. For details please read our poster
; for more information for prospective parents
, please visit our Parents page.
Bishop Challoner School
serves the Catholic Community of Basingstoke and beyond. We seek to be a “Christ centred” community and readily accept the challenge of service to God and service to others. I am very proud of our students and staff and the incredible things they achieve every day. We are inspired by our Patron, Bishop Richard Challoner and his call for us to “do ordinary things extraordinarily well”.
I hope you find this website useful and interesting. Please contact the school
if you require any further help or information.