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Year 8 Group Information


Mr Willoughby is the Learning Manager for Year 8.  Based in the Key Stage 3 office, he deals with more serious behavioural issues and academic progress referred to him by tutors and teaching staff.

Mrs Lynn is the Student Support Manager for Years 7 to 9.  Based in the Key Stage 3 office, she deals with all major issues regarding the education and welfare of students.  She may contact parents about issues concerning their child. These may be referred to her by tutors and teaching staff or the Learning Manager.

Mr Bourton (Headteacher) is the Senior Management Team link for Year 8.  Mr willoughby will discuss any pastoral concerns with him if necessary.


In the first instance it is the tutor (or sometimes Mrs Lynn) who will be the first point of contact for parents.  Please phone the main school office (01952 468400).  If they are unable to speak to you straight away, you will usually receive a reply within 48 hours.   Here is a list of Year 8 tutor groups and their respective tutors:

8AEG  - Miss Gubbins - Room B2
8LWW – Mrs Whitwood - Room S3
8ADU – Miss Massey - Room E1
8LHL – Mrs Lowndes -  Room T13
8APA  – Mrs Parkinson - Room H3
8LKA – Mrs Appleby and Miss Bickley - Room L3
8AHO – Mr Howell - Room E9
8LGS  – Mr Summerhayes - Room H1

Tutor Weekly Routine

Monday - Planner, Equipment and Uniform Check
Tuesday - Silent Reading
Wednesday - Tutor Activities/Quiz
Thursday - Numeracy Booklets
Friday - Assembly

Key Dates

Listed here are any important dates for parents and students' diaries.  Please note, these dates are provisional.

Event Provisional Date
Year 8 Parents Evening 30th March 2017
Tutor Review 5th January 2017, 25th April 2017, 29th June 2017
Year 8 Girls HPV Vaccinations 1st February 2017
Exemplary Behaviour Activity 6th ad 7th July 2017

Year 8 have their assembly on Friday mornings in the Main Hall.  Students should go directly to assembly at 8.50am instead of their usual tutor room. Punctuality is as important on assembly days as it is at daily registration.

Year Group Letters to Parents

Copies of recent year group letters sent to parents usually via pupil post, can also be downloaded from our Letters to Parents page.

House Information

When students join Idsall School in Year 7 and the Sixth Form they are placed into 1 of 4 Houses – Long Mynd, Caradoc, Ragleth and Wrekin and remain in the same House throughout their school life.  Placing students in Houses enables inter-school competition at all levels as well as creating a sense of belonging.   Here is a list of Year 7 tutor groups and their respective houses:

8AEG - Caradoc
8LWW - Caradoc
8ADU - Longmynd
8LHL - Longmynd
8APA - Ragleth
8LKA - Ragleth
8AAH - Wrekin
8LGS - Wrekin