Year 8

As a Head of Year, leading a team of Tutors and Year Team Assistants, we aim to teach our students to take responsibility. We encourage our students to develop a strong moral code and make informed judgements about what is right and wrong. Under our WE CARE ethos, we actively encourage respect and good behaviour and promote the importance of caring for others. Students are expected to play their part in our community and take pride in their own and other students’ achievements.

Students are made to feel welcome and safe and know that their problems are listened to and dealt with. They are taught the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through a series of assemblies, tutor group sessions and a PSHE programme, which helps students to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to live confident, healthy, independent lives, achieve well and contribute to society.

Routines are critical and we seek to promote excellence in all aspects of school life, including having high aspirations, excellent attendance and punctuality, and becoming resilient.

As a Head of Year, my team and I also recognise the importance of open communication between staff, students and parent/carers and are always ready to listen.

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Welcome to Year 8 - Mr J Williams

Your first years’ experience means that you are well-prepared and comfortable in the school environment. We must now work together to become young leaders – supporting younger students to settle and proving a level of maturity and responsibility. This year is very important as you will continue to aim high and build resilience so that you are ready to make your KS4 choices in the Spring. Be ambitious, aim for Excellence. This is your final year in the “lower school“.  We will end this year with a Year 8 Graduation Ceremony, so be prepared – make sure you are attending and punctual, and are behaving for learning – arriving with the correct equipment, ready for challenges and aiming high in every lesson.

Head of Year: Mr J Williams

Acting Year Team Assistant: Mrs C Hawkins

Assistant Head Teacher: Mr D Phillips

Raising Aspirations Co-ordinator: Ms A Sanford​

Contact details: 020 8428 4330


Cohort 1 - ANGELOU (A)

Tutor Tutor Group Room
Miss A Rigali ARI 69
Miss C Woods AWO RH
Ms E Saunders / Ms A Sanford ASA 61 / M10


Tutor Tutor Group Room
Mr A Cottle  TCO 34
Mrs H Firth / Mr P Adams         TAD GH1 / J13

Miss H Hussain

THU 42

Cohort 3 - EINSTEIN (E)

Tutor                             Tutor Group Room
Mrs P Burchell EBU 78
Ms A McGavery EMC 22
Ms N Harper EHA 72

Cohort 4 - MALALA (M)

Tutor                            Tutor Group Room
Mrs K Mohanty MMO 39
Mrs M Warschawsky MWA 80
Dr Z Liang MLI 66