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Weekly News Bulletin: 31 October 2016

Year 7 Settling In Evening We would like to offer Year 7 parents and carers the opportunity to attend our Settling In Evening on Thursday…

E Safety Training

Important Diary Date “The Dangers of Strangers in 2016” We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday 16th November from 7pm – 9pm there will…

Welcome from the Headteacher


As Headteacher, I am committed to providing our students with a first-class educational experience.  You and your child will be our partners in valuing, encouraging and ensuring their success within a climate of high expectations.

You can experience our passion for learning by visiting the school and meeting the team: our students, staff and governors.  The information on this website can only provide a glimpse into The Helena Romanes School experience, please do come and see for yourselves.

Simon Knight B.Ed. (Hons), MA

Events Calendar

Monday 10 October 2016: WEEK A

Thursday 13 October 2016
Year 5 & 6 Coffee Morning
Uttlesford Schools’ Careers Fair

Friday 14 October 2016
Year 11 Post 16 talks – during assembly and Period 1
Autumn lunchtime Music Concert

Saturday 15 October 2016
Half-term Holiday until Sunday 30 October 2016

Monday 31 October 2016: WEEK B

Tuesday 1 November 2016
Governors’ Training

Wednesday 2 November 2016
6pm: Berlin trip Parents’ Information Evening

Thursday 3 November 2016
Year 7 Settling In Evening

Sports Fixtures

Thursday 13 October 2016
U15 BS&D Hockey (Away)
U16 County Cup Football vs. SWCHS (Home)
Year 8 Rugby NWE (Away at Braintree RFC)

Wednesday 2 November 2016
U15 Netball NWE Tournament (Home)

Thursday 3 November 2016
Year 7 County Cup Netball vs. Notley (Home)

Listen to what our students have to say

Moving to Secondary School is like nothing I had ever experienced before.  At primary school, I had one teacher and one classroom.  Now I have a timetable with different subjects taught by many teachers in a variety of classrooms.  I have to be responsible to get to the right classrooms at the right time and have the correct equipment for each lesson.  This was very daunting at first, but after a few weeks it became second nature and now I love all of the different classrooms and teachers because it is so invigorating and different. Whichever subjects interest you, I am sure you will find something at HRS to inspire you.

Isabelle, Year 9

The school is really good – it feels big when you start but you soon get to know your way around.  HRS helps you prepare well for your future – whatever it may be.  You can see the Careers Advisor if you need help choosing your options.  My favourite subjects are Maths, ICT, Spanish and Design and Technology. There are many different extra-curricular clubs available.  I took part in the Great British Space Dinner competition.  We use the Learning Zone for homework and can take on-line quizzes on the books we have read.

Ben, Year 10