Year 8

Head of Year 8

Mrs J Jackson is Head of Year 8 and will take the year group through to Year 11

Year 8 Assistant Head of Year

Mrs N Davis Batchelor is the Assistant  Head of Year for Year 8. Mrs Davis Batchelor is based in the Year 8 Office and is available to support students throughout the day.

The Year 8 Team

Ms L Ashdown
Ms K Bigland-Coles
Mrs C Tandy
Mr J Thomas
Mrs S Graham
Dr I Hall


Students will receive positive postcards, letters, phone calls home, certificates, prizes and house points from subject departments, tutor and Head of Year throughout the course of the year.

Equipment List for school

This is also listed in student planners and tutors will check on a weekly basis that students have the correct equipment needed for school.

  • Black pen – all exam boards now require students to write in black ink.
  • Green pen – to clearly show development and progress in work.
  • Calculator – available via the maths department.
  • Reading book
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Colouring pencils

Top Tips for Success

Communication with school is really important. Parents should contact their child’s tutor in the first instance; this can be via the student planners, telephone or e-mail. There are several opportunities to receive feedback on your child’s progress throughout the year; progress report, Parent-Teacher Consultation Evening and a subject report.

Organisation is also really important – please encourage them to pack their bag the night before including their Planner, Homework, Pencil case and PE kit. Please label everything.

We encourage all Chipping Norton students to get involved by joining as many lunchtime clubs, after school clubs or extra time clubs as possible. Financial assistance is available for pupils in receipt the Pupil Premium Grant to help with the cost of extra time clubs.


There is substantial evidence showing that homework leads to greater academic achievement. Homework is an opportunity for students to develop the skills of independent learning which is an essential skill required for GCSE courses .The expectation at Chipping Norton School is that Year 8 students should spend approximately 90 minutes a day or 7.5 hours a week on homework.

All homework should be recorded on the Show My Homework website/app. Some departments will set larger project-type homework which may take longer.