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Our School Our Week - 26 November

DRHS House Cross Country, Christmas Card Competition, Christmas Jumper Day, LRC News, Forward Look ....

Denmark Road High School



Our School, Our Week


Student News

DRHS House Cross Country


Get prepared …

Wear a Christmas jumper and donate £1 - it's for the kids, people!  For Save the Children


DRHS Christmas Card Competition

Mrs Williams


News from the LRC

National Tree Week

National Tree Week runs from 28 November to 6 December (  In a year in which the devastating effects of climate change have been seen throughout the world, BBC Radio Gloucestershire is part of a local effort to replant 2020 specimens of our native tree species, specifically oak, beech and hazel (

I’ve collected pocketfuls of acorns and hazelnuts for this purpose and I’ve always wanted to grow a hawthorn tree from seed too, so perhaps it will happen this year! 

The LRC holds a range of resources about wildlife and the environment – and as it’s still National Non-Fiction Month, a selection is included below.  These are reservable by Click and Collect and count towards the DRHS Reading Marathon Challenge.

There are still many LRC books and textbooks on loan which were due back during last academic year.  I have sent lists to tutor groups and visited some of the least responsive tutor groups in order to expedite this process.  Where necessary, I am currently contacting parents and carers on SchoolComms to ask that you encourage your son or daughter to return or renew all overdue items to the LRC.  If there is any problem with returning these school resources, eg they are lost or damaged, please have your son or daughter see me to sort out a solution.  I appreciate your support with this matter.


I have opened our Scholastic Book Club page to new orders this month.  It is open until December 10:  Books are offered at a discounted price to parents and carers.  The LRC benefits in that we receive credit to the value of 20% of orders which we can spend with Scholastic on resources for our students.  Your books will be delivered to School.  Thank you, as always, for your support.

Ms Carol Cordall, School Librarian

Follow the LRC on Twitter   @DRHS_LRC and Instagram   drhs_lrc



Forward Look – dates for your diaries:

Tuesday 24 November - 4 December        Year 11 Mocks

Friday 27 November                                            INSET Day – School closed

Monday 30 November                                    KS3 (Year 7-9) Revision CPD Session for Parents/Carers –                                                                                 6.00-7.00 pm

Friday 11 December                                          Christmas Jumper Non-uniform Day

Tuesday 15 December                                    Year 8 Chelsea’s Story – 2.30 pm

Friday 18 December                                         End of Term 2 at 1.30 pm

Monday 21 December 2020 – Friday 1 January 2021 - Christmas Holiday

Monday 4 January 2021                                  Start of Term 3

Monday 11 January - 15 January                   Year 13 Mocks

Saturday 16 January                                         Bronze D of E Training

Sunday 17 January                                            Silver and Gold D of E Training

Thursday 21 January                                        (TBC) Sixth Form Open Evening

Tuesday 26 January                                         Invest Day 3

The DRHS calendar 2020/21 is available here.


How do I report a student absence?

Please email or telephone the school on 01452 543335 and follow the automated message or before 8.30 am on the first and subsequent day of any absence.


Lost Property

A large number of items is lost each week within school. Please encourage your daughter/son to look after their own property (and seek to locate it rather than just buy a new one!) Whilst staff will make every effort to return named items to students it is the responsibility of all students to care for their possessions and seek to locate lost items.  Students’ property is brought into school at their own risk.


School Closure Information

In the event of bad weather or any other reasons,  information for school closure can be found on our website or Facebook: or:

The information will also be available on the local radio station. Please also check the bus company websites for their up-to-date information:





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