Rokell House Newsletter

Rokell House Newsletter 10th December 2018

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper Day will be the last day of term. Watch out for details.

Thurrock Education Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the William Edwards staff who made the short-list for this year’s Thurrock Education Awards:

Innovative and creative teaching : Ms Trunley
Excellence in English: Ms Levine
Excellence in science, technologies, engineering and maths (STEM): Mr Hamilton
Teacher of the year in secondary education: Mr Bowden
Cross-school collaboration: Mrs Stevens (TTSA)

Special congratulations to Ms Levine who won the Excellence in English award.

Kids’ Lit Quiz 2019

On 19th November 2018, two teams of year 7 and 8 pupils travelled to Gable Hall School to take part in this year’s ‘Kid’s Lit Quiz 2019.’ Here, pupils demonstrate their outstanding knowledge of a range of fiction texts and compete to become Regional champions. Whilst we didn’t quite make it to the next round this year, Miss McGrane and Mrs Kirk were incredibly proud of the enthusiasm and dedication both of our teams displayed. Well done to all involved!

PE clubs next week 8th October – 12th October

All sports clubs cancelled next week. Sports Aptitude testing taking place

early closure notice

Reminder – Early Closure – Open Evening 13/09/18

Please be aware that the school will be closing early at 1.20pm on THURSDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2018 in preparation for the school’s Open Evening.

I should be grateful if you would amend your diaries accordingly.

Thank you to those of you who have already agreed to support the evening. Please ensure that your reply slips/email responses are returned as soon as possible to ensure that we have accurate numbers and are able to provide refreshments for your child.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Bell

Photo booth

School Photos for Year 7 to 11 will be taken on Monday 10th September

School photos for year 7 to 11 will be taken on Monday 10th September.

Students should be in full school uniform, with school blazer please.

GCSE Re-marks

Any parent who wishes to raise a query about a Year 11 examination result, or to request a remark should contact Mr Slade – Examinations Officer – at the school by the 12th September at the latest:

Please be advised that parents will incur charges for re-marks, and that marks can go down as well as up.


YEAR 10 GCSE DANCE students: Please bring your dance kit to school tomorrow – Wednesday – because you have a double Dance lesson P3&4.


Ms McCarthy

Back to School

Back to School.

Years 7 and 10 – Wednesday 5th September.
Whole school – Thursday 6th September.

We look forward to seeing you next week. 😀

Another strong set of GCSE results at William Edwards

Another strong set of GCSE results at William Edwards

Once again pupils at William Edwards School have achieved a very strong set of results, outperforming nation averages across many key measures and subjects.

67% of students achieved at least a standard pass in English and Maths. The overall attainment across all subjects has improved again on last year’s record breaking exam performance.

Headteacher Simon Bell said, “we are delighted that all the hard work of our students and staff has paid off. Across the country this has been a turbulent year with a number of new GCSE exams and I’m delighted that we have managed that transition well and ensured that we another strong set of results and have enabled our students to move onto the next stage of their education.”