Issue 1051: 5th July 2024


Year 10 Celebration Evening/Prefect Presentation

On Tuesday we hosted our Year 10 Awards evening. It was a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate the superb efforts of our Year 10 pupils for their hard work in school, excellent attendance and for their contributions to the community.

The event was also an opportunity to award over 80 pupils with their prestigious Prefect ties and badges, recognising their status as excellent role models for the rest of the school.

Thank you to everyone who attended the event.


Please note that due to some of our pupils and staff having a nut allergy/intolerance we politely request that your child does not bring nuts (or products containing nuts) into school.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this.

Year 11 Prom

Last night saw our Year 11 pupils celebrating the end of their exams at their Prom at the Rayleigh Club.

I know that all of the Year Team who went along thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate with our Year 11 pupils in a relaxing and beautifully decorated environment.

While it was lovely to have the chance to mark the end of their Key Stage 4 journey, I really do hope that we will see many of our Year 11s back with us in September in our Sixth Form.

We are in the process of collating all of the photographs and will include a collage next week of all of the very smart looking Year 11s!

End of Term Arrangements

I wanted to remind you that the summer term will finish on Friday 19th July.

Unlike in previous years, pupils will be expected to wear full school uniform. School will finish early at 12.30 pm.


Southend Wheelers

Join us this summer for exciting cycling coaching sessions at Garon Park Sports Park, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4FA. Designed for children aged 10-16, these sessions run throughout July and August.

Sign up now at

Session Details:

• Dates: July 27th, August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
• Time: 09:30 – 11:00
• Duration: 1.5 hours

These sessions are perfect for children with cyclocross, gravel, road bikes, BMX, or MTBs. Our coaches will deliver a variety of skills, with pathways to progress into the Southend Wheelers racing program or Hadleigh Park MTB activities.


What do you do when you're not in school?

We would love to hear about your hobbies, interests and achievements...

If you have any stories and/or photos that you would like to share, please contact us at pupilservices@sweynepark.com

Contact details and personal preferences:

As you are aware we keep confidential records on our systems with parents/carers contact details, ie. addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts and email addresses. If you have recently made any changes could you contact Pupil Services on: pupilservices@sweynepark.com so we can update our systems please.
We also hold information re your preference for use of pupils’ biometric data and school photos both inside and outside of school. If your preferences have changed, could you make us aware of the change by also emailing Pupil Services.
Thank you in advance.

Next week, the Caterlink menu will be ‘Lunch Week 1’.

Click here to see the menu.

Due to the inflation of food costs and rises in minimum wage, new catering tariff prices will come into effect from 1st September 2024.

Click here to view the price changes.

The meal deal option always offers the best value in terms of cost and nutrition. The cost of healthier foods are protected to promote healthy choices with those items being lower priced compared to the more unhealthy items. Please remember that if you would like to check your eligibility for free school meals (FSM) to follow the link below:-

Reading Game with Year 7

Congratulations to Seb who was the overall winner in this year’s Reading Game with Year 7.
Seb’s winning adjective (which had to describe either a front cover, blurb or start of one of the books they were judging) was ‘demonic’.

Seb was presented with a certificate, chocolates and an Amazon voucher – well done Seb!