Issue 1040: 28th March 2024


Social Media Launch

I am delighted to announce the launch of our new Facebook page where we will be sharing achievements, successes and signposts to important information. This will not replace the weekly ߴýTimes but will include a link to each edition with the aim of reaching a wider audience of our parent body. Please follow us at “The ߴýSchool” and if your child has anything they would like to share about their hobbies and/or interest outside of school, please do forward a few a few short lines and photos to us at pupilservices@sweynepark.com

Goodbye to Miss Bingley

I am sorry to be saying goodbye to Miss Bingley today as she leaves to pursue a new career in the care sector. I know this has been a difficult decision for Miss Bingley and that she will be missed by the many pupils she has supported so well since she joined us. However, I am sure you will all join me in wishing her every happiness and success in the future. We are in the process of advertising for a new Assistant Head of Year and I will, of course, let you know once we appoint.

Student Leadership Team 2024

This week saw a Panel comprised of Mrs Welch, Deputy Headteacher, Miss Banks, Head of Sixth Form and Ms Chawner, one of our Local Governors, interview an extremely strong field of candidates for our Student Leadership Team. All of the candidates conducted themselves in a mature, professional and considered manner and this presented the Panel with some tough decisions. However, after an extremely rigorous selection process, I am delighted to announce our Student Leadership Team for 2024 are:

Abigail B, Melissa C, Daisy D, Kessia H, Daniel N, Ruby M and Jay T.

Congratulations to them all! We are all very confident that our new Team will continue the excellent work of previous cohorts, and work hard to represent their peers and drive forward on a number of interesting projects. Watch this space!

And Finally….

Have a wonderful Easter and I hope you all get to relax and spend some quality time with your friends and family.

We will look forward to welcoming all our pupils and students back to ߴýat the usual time of 8.35am on Monday 15th April 2024.

EPQ celebration event

Our students really enjoyed sharing their research projects with staff on Wednesday morning. Everyone was rightly impressed and very proud of the quality of the students’ research and their hard work and commitment.

London Marathon

Girls Trampolining

Well done to the girls Trampolining team, they performed extremely well at the District Trampolining event.

It was great to see their talent and the potential for the future.

Mrs Harris

Southend Wheelers

The Southend Wheelers coaching team will be delivering some more coaching sessions at Garon Park Sports Centre, Southend for children aged between 10-16 years of age during the Easter school holidays.

Sign up now at as places are limited or use the QR code below. The cost is £5.00 per session (+ booking fee). There are 20 places on each of the two sessions available. Information will be updated on our club webpage –

These sessions will be suitable for children with BMX’s, cyclo cross or road bikes or mountain bikes. There will be a variety of skills delivered by the coaches, with a progression pathway either to cycling with Southend Wheelers, or the Travers MTB series which starts in April. There are other superb cycling facilities available in Essex and the Southeast. Parents can download this “What’s next” document to plan a progression pathway.

Parental consent forms are completed as part of the booking process.

Please bring suitable hydration and nutrition for your child, and waterproof clothing if wet.

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

Rochford Youth Council

Rochford youth council invite pupils from ߴýSchool to the opening of the brand-new youth centre in Rayleigh.

The opening date is set as Thursday 25th April 2024 6-8pm in the FitzWimarc sixth form block.

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 2’.

Click here to see the menu.