School notices:

Lynx Magazine

The 2018 edition of the school’s magazine, Lynx, was handed out for students to take home before half term. If you haven’t received a copy, there are copies available to collect from Barham Reception. The magazine is also available to view on our website here.


Please take a look at the document in the downloads section from the Department of Education that offers parents advice when dealing with social media, and the issues facing today’s young people around cyberbullying.

Positive Mental Health and resilience

As part of our continued focus on mental health, students have had a series of assemblies on promoting resilience and positive mental health. Included in the downloads is one of these assemblies and a guide for parents, both of which we hope will provide you with advice on how to support your child’s mental health and give an insight into some of the work we are doing in school.

Student drop off/collection

As the spring term gets underway, please can we remind you to only use the In/Out drop off and collect zone at the front of school  for those purposes and to not wait there for longer periods of time. Parents may consider dropping their children in town so they can then walk the final stretch to school.  We would also be also ask parents who are picking up their children following after-school clubs or sport to remember not to block this area. If cars are lined up and waiting on the road, it can block the flow of traffic (including the public buses) up through the High Street and coming down Waterloo Road. If you are collecting your child following clubs or sports, you are welcome to use the Barham Drive car parks and ask your child to meet you there. With many thanks for your support.

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Clubs, Groups and Sports:

England Netball Easter Camp

Spaces are now available to book for the Netball Youth Camps happening around the country during the Easter Holidays, with one or three days coaching, fun games and match play to hone netball skills and confidence. For more information, visit the website.

Weald Table Tennis

The Weald Table Tennis Club are looking to recruit some young players. Please take a look at the flyer in the downloads section for more information.

Cricket for Girls, 16th-18th April

Cricket for Girls is delighted to announce details of their Cricket Summer Camp between 16th—18th April at £25 per day or £75 for all three days. For more information, please visit their website, email or email for bookings.

Free Therapy Sessions at Crane Surgery

Crane Surgery is introducing free group therapy places for all 15 and 16 year olds who are experiencing low moods or anxiety. Students or parents can refer themselves for an initial assessment, and the first round of sessions start in January. If you would like any extra information, please contact Caroline at, Mrs Harris or the med centre. A leaflet with further information is also available to view in the downloads section to the right.

Young Minds

Young Minds is an organisation with a vision to have all young minds supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. Their missions is to make sure all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s challenges.

There are a wealth of materials available through their website for young people, as well as parents, offering advice and guidance for a wide variety of mental health issues. At the moment, they have a blog giving support for young people who may find Christmas difficult, and they also have an excellent Parent Lounge offering video advice and guidance. The current video is entitled: ‘How to look after a young person feeling suicidal’. Please visit their website and we hope that you find all the help on there useful.

Cranbrook Carers Support Group

Come and join our parent and carers support group if you care for someone with anxiety, depression, an eating disorder or any other form of mental health condition. The group meets on the last Wednesday of each month between 7:30pm and 9:00pm at the Coach House near Cornwallis. The group aims to offer confidential support, share ideas and information, and offer a sympathetic ear. For more information, please email