Year 8

Head of Key Stage 3

Mr Franklin will work closely within school and with outside agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students.

Assistant Head of Key Stage (Year 8)

Mrs J O’Brien is based in the Year 8 Office and is available to support students throughout the day.

The Year 8 Team

Mrs Avery

Mr Blois

Mrs M Deans

Mr Newton

Ms Miles

Mr L Robinson

Ms Smith

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 telephone or e-mail. There are several opportunities during the year to meet with tutors and teachers. Students will also receive a progress report and a subject report every year.

Organisation is also really important – please encourage them to pack their bag the night before including their 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.