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BBC Radio 2 – 500 Words

Students in our creative writing group  – The Penrunners, entered the Radio 2 – 500 Words competition.

BBC Radio 2 – 500 Words Competition


Headteacher’s Message

Dear Parents/Carers,

At last some spring sunshine has arrived!  This also means that external exams are taking place.  Drama, PE and Art have had their practical’s already and then the bulk of the exams commence just before ½ term as well in the first few weeks of June.  As  always we wish our students well with their preparations and the actual exams themselves. We also know this is an anxious time for you as parents and carers and I’m sure you are doing all you can to assist your child through the next few weeks.  As a Mum with a child doing external exams as well, I find myself making endless cups of tea, keeping the fridge full, along with reassuring chats and revision sessions to help keep things running along smoothly !  I’m sure you’re very familiar with what I’m sharing.

Thank you to everyone who has attended our 1:1 Chromebook sessions or written to us for further clarification.  Your questions and thoughts have been added to our FAQ’s and this information is available on our website under the following link We will continue to add updates as we roll out the programme.

Just recently our Head Student team: Alex Wilson, Carys Reid-Davies, Jonty Wager-Leigh and Victoria Bennett-Salvador, handed over the mantle of responsibility to the new team; Laurie Garner, Emma Van Rhee, Matthew Wake and Jess Burckhardt. To celebrate the achievers in our 6th form we mark the event with their names being entered onto the reception wall in The Desborough Hall.  Inside this newsletter you will see more information about the individual  successes.

When this half term ends we celebrate our Year 13s with our annual champagne reception. This is always a magnificent event and we will all look forward to seeing our Year 13s looking wonderful and ready for a lovely evening together.

Meanwhile, I want to take this opportunity to wish every student who is taking external exams the very best of luck and that if there is any issues with their revision then please come and talk to any adult and we will endeavour to get this sorted as soon as possible. 

Sue Collings


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Lunchtime Clubs in the LRC

Monday Lunchtime – Penrunners

Wednesday Lunchtime – Doodle Club (Week 1) & Origami Club (Week 2)

Thursday Lunchtime – Carnegie Shadowing Group

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Cilip Carnegie Awards 2016 – Shortlist

The 8 books shortlisted for the Cilip Carnegie Awards 2016 are available to loan in the LRC.  The shadowing group consists of staff and students who are all reading and reviewing the books ready for the main event we are hosting in June.

Cilip Carnegie Shortlist 2016

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5K Cancer Research Muddy Run

The 5K Muddy Run for Cancer Research took place on Saturday morning at Dunstable Downs and was a great success, so far from Sponsorship the team have raised £1900 ! Thank you to everyone who has made a donation.


Chromebooks for Learning Scheme


Tring School is pleased to announce a fantastic new teaching and learning innovation for September 2016.  Today we are launching our Chromebooks for learning scheme.  Parents in years 7.8 and 9 will receive a letter and information pack today via in touch.  For further information click here

Photography by Dan Martin
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Tring School Year 11 Blue Ties, Shirts and Blouses now on sale – 9 May 2016

Starting today you will be able to buy the Year 11 blue tie together with blue shirts and blouses from the Tring School online uniform shop using the Wisepay account which you already use for paying for trips and school meals. This can be accessed via the school website and selecting ‘Payments’. You just need to login to your Wisepay account and everything should then be self-explanatory. If you have not activated your Wisepay account we will be sending you instructions shortly. If you don’t receive it or need a reminder of your Wisepay account details please contact


Cancer Research Pretty Muddy 5K

On 21 May 2016 a group of 16 Tring School Staff are taking part in the Dunstable Pretty Muddy 5K raising money for Cancer Research. We currently have a member of staff who is undergoing treatment for Cancer and we have all been touched by this dreadful disease. Its charities such as Cancer Research that work tirelessly to find cures, so please support us in the worthy cause.

If you would like to sponsor our group of staff please do this via our JustGiving page or you can text any amount of money to TRIN74.