Year 8

Head of Key Stage 3

Mrs Gannon will work closely within school and with outside agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students

Pastoral Lead Y8  

Senior Pastoral Lead is Mrs D Cottrell

The Year 8 Team

Mr Barker
Mrs Du Cros
Mrs Howlett
Miss Richmond
Mr Robinson
Ms Skill

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


Subject areas covered at CNS


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.

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.


Why and how we set homework