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Friday 3rd February, 2023


Ideas Amnesty: we would like to hear your ideas!


At Frensham we value originality of thought and encourage everyone to bring fresh thinking to our community.  During the past few years we have faced some challenges and we haven’t always been able to consider or implement your ideas. 


We would like to invite anyone from our community to share with us any ideas or suggestions they believe in, whether or not they have been suggested before. 


Please send all your ideas and suggestions to


We look forward to hearing from you!


Dear Parents,


Happy Friday! Hope you have all had a great week.

The Junior School has certainly had a productive week and it has been great to see the children out of their learning spaces and using our amazing landscape to aid and inspire their different activities and projects. This culminated in the whole Junior School linking up across year groups to complete the RSPB Spring Birdwatch audit this morning in their assembly time and what fun it was!


Other educational adventures this week have seen Year 4 out and about, visiting different parts of the school where they were set and solved a number of maths division problems from members of the Frensham staff. Year 2 have completed some collaborative work with Year 6 and made and tested paper helicopters before also jointly dreaming up new ideas for Transport of the Future. The EY children have completed a volcano experiment which in turn linked into a look at dinosaurs and Year 1 have been exploring the scientific concept of blubber in polar animals. Year 3 having been making their own Buddhas in their PRE and exploring prisms in their maths. Reception children have been making and painting their own space helmets and Year 5 have been making ammonite fossils using salt dough. What a week!


Next week sees the start of our run of Year Group Assemblies. Year 6 lead the way on Monday 6th February with a performance based around their Refugee inspired theme of ‘Conflict, Crisis and Courage’ and then Year 5 will be following up on Friday the 10th February with their assembly reviewing their work on both Space and David Attenborough. Assemblies are a great way to both creatively showcase the children’s learning from their educational adventures while also getting a chance to perform on the stage, express themselves and build self-confidence.


I wanted to offer an update on Performance in the Junior School as we head toward the Spring 2 Half-Term. Due to staff illness, we have had to alter the staffing within the Junior School for our performance sessions. Moving forward your child (or children) will have their session with either Lorna (who is currently our Film Studies Teacher, an EPQ leader and who has been a Head of English and Drama for many years), Niah (who is our dance specialist graduate gap) or Albert (who is a LAMDA trained drama teacher). The coverage for Performance will therefore continue to be led by strongly skilled performance specialists who will work hard to give the children of the Junior School the best opportunity and guidance in this field possible.


I have talked a lot about Changemakers over the course of this half term and I am excited to announce that our new tribe of trained-up Peer Mentors will be out and about after half-term, supporting and guiding the children of both the N-3 and 4-6 play-spaces. The Changemakers ECA has come up with two great causes to champion next term (still top secret at this point I’m afraid) and today has also seen the first Outreach event, a lunch and entertainment showcase run by the Year 6 children in Jade’s class, for the members of the Brightwells Gostrey Senior Centre. This was an event that really shone the beacon for everything that Frensham represents.


On a busy Friday, I also had a productive and enjoyable meeting with the Junior School Parent Voice Reps. These meetings are valuable and a great way to keep up the key dialogue, conversations and feedback (in both directions) with you, the parent community. We discussed many key areas and ideas and it was also great to celebrate all of those elements to the Junior School that are working well, having an impact and making a positive difference. I also really enjoyed being part of a meeting where everybody carries the same passion and interest for what is going on in our fabulous Junior School!


Next week is the final one of this half-term and within it we will be celebrating and recognising both Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 and Safer Internet Day 2023. This will be done through morning activities, assemblies and my Emerging Horizons sessions throughout the week. On the Safer Internet Day front, you should have received an email from Katie (Year 4 Teacher and ICT Lead) on a free Webinar being run by Natterhub, earlier in the week. My encouragement is to try and access this webinar if you are able as Natterhub run great sessions and this one is aimed at supporting safety online with Junior School aged children.


Thank you for all of the energy that you bring as parents to the Junior School and I hope that whatever your adventures this weekend, that you have good one!

Take care and see you on Monday.


Nick O-T




Please could we remind you that there should be no aerosols in school.

HISTORY GCSE TRIP: Battlefields of France and Belgium, October 2023

Current Year 10 History students and Year 9s who want to study GCSE History have the great opportunity to visit some of the main battlefield sites of the First and Second World Wars. Please click for further details. The closing date for replies is next Friday (10th February).


Please could we remind you to check your child’s timetable(s) regularly via the Parent Portal  (under their Real Time Timetable) just in case we have had to make any updates to accommodate changes due to events in the School Calendar.  

As ever should your child wish to have individual music lessons with us, then please click here to complete our application form.


Some of our amazing Visiting Music Teachers are offering free 20 minute taster lessons. If your child would like to try any of the following wonderful musical instruments, then why not get in touch with Sally 

  • Clarinet

  • Saxophone

  • Violin

  • Flute

  • Trumpet

  • Trombone


Got something amazing to shout about? Click the logo to use our Parent Voice Frensham Heights positive feedback link.



Please have a click through to see if anything belongs to your child. 

To claim anything and for any other lost property queries, please contact Amy Lee.


Saturday 4th February | 10apm - 4pm
Music School

You are invited to the second Self-Expression Safari workshop taking place in the Music Hall at Frensham Heights. Please let us know if you can make it by RSVP by Friday 27th January to this email or completing the form of how you can get involved.

This is an informal and fun relaxing get together to share ideas from students from the school and makers and designers who are on board to start to bring together outfits that we have now sorted that can be used to show sustainability and more importantly adaptable clothing and we will have a workshop on tie dyeing and other activities taking place. There will be lots of information for you to get to know more about this amazing event.

Tea , coffee and refreshments will be provided, and we ask you to bring your own lunch.

If you have anything you might have that you want to contribute, please feel to bring – see list on form

You are more than welcome to bring anyone along with you just let us know and please feel free to pass this on to anyone you think might want to get involved.

As well as advertising this opportunity to students, if any parents have a background in fashion, adaptive clothing and equipment or sustainability regarding textiles – please contact Lynn and consider coming to one of the workshops coming up to share your ideas too.

We are looking for clothing and shoe donations, for teenagers to adults of all ages and genders to adapt or add to an outfit too. If you have any offerings of clothes – please drop them off under the green canopy in the car park next week and thank you.

Please follow SES on their socials -Facebook   Instagram

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2nd & 3rd March | 7pm
4th March | 2pm & 7pm
Aldridge Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for our Senior School production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

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Saturday 11th March  | Aldridge Theatre
10am - 1pm: Spanish Masterclass
1pm - 2pm: Lunch
2pm - 5pm: French Masterclass

These sessions will provide students with motivational, informative and valuable revision techniques for GCSE French and/or Spanish. The sessions are specifically designed by a current senior examiner, who will give expert advice, guidance and examples - focusing on key points to maximise students’ exam achievements. The masterclasses are targeted at AQA and Edexcel GCSE students.


In celebration of the wonderful talents past and present at Frensham Heights, our Creative Arts Department would like to invite everyone in our Frensham Community to be part of a printed Art Exhibition. Covering Art, Photography, Ceramics, Graphics and DT. There will be a launch event and the exhibition will be up in the Aldridge Theatre until Founders' Day.
Please click here to submit your artwork by 31st March, or email for more info.

Frensham Art Exhibition


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We really hope you can come along to our first big indoor event since lockdown. Featuring:

  • welcome drinks

  • a bar (card only)

  • three course meal

  • entertainment

  • casino tables

  • DJ, and

  • silent auction.

….this is a night you don't want to miss. Buy your tickets and get ready to glam up for the big night.

Please click here to buy your tickets


FOF are currently raising funds to purchase a garden pod for the students to meet in and use during the day. In addition, 10% of all profits will be going to the Eikon Charity who provide a wide range of wellbeing support for young people in Surrey. The ball is kicking off these efforts and promises to be a fun night while raising money and getting together.
We have had some fantastic donations already- a stay in a hotel, gli
der flight for two, Shynefest tickets, pilates and PT sessions, football corporate hospitality tickets, wine tasting and restaurant vouchers to name just a few already - thank you!

Are you able to sponsor the event at all, or offer a prize for the auction to be held on the evening? If so, please let us know. Details of all donations / sponsorship will be on the programme which will be sent out via email ahead of time and available on the evening.  If you would like to donate to the auction or sponsor this event please email for your support.

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The ever-popular FOF sweet stand will be back next Friday 10th February, 3:15pm- 4:30pm under the gazebo in the main car park.



It's getting close! Rehearsals are taking place every day for Beauty and the Beast, and cast and crew are preparing to perform in just a few weeks. 


It has been another busy week in the Maths department. On Wednesday over 60 students in Y9, Y10 and Y11 took part in the UKMC.  UKMC is a national Maths Challenge and is designed to make students apply mathematical reasoning and precision of thought to interesting mathematical problems. We look forward to finding out how all the students got on.

On Friday we welcomed 13 schools from all over Surrey and Hampshire competing in "The Maths Feast" in the Aldridge theatre. Frensham had 2 year 10 teams competing and it was great to see all the schools battling it out solving interesting and sometimes complex (!) Maths problems. Well done to all those that took part. 


Arlo H has auditioned and won a place with the very prestigious Tomorrow's Warriors Young Artists Development Programme. He is having lessons with Sam Jones, one of the UK's best kit players and attends sessions and masterclasses every week at the Southbank Centre. 


A lot of you will know that during school holidays, our beautiful school is available for weddings and events. We are very proud to say that due to receiving all five star ratings from couples on Bride Book and Hitched our wedding service has recently been awarded gold standard awards.


In year 5, as part of our Space topic, we created the heliocentric model of the solar system which created a colourful display of planets in class. 


On Thursday 26th January we had our first Greenpower ECA session. As part of the application process Giles came in and gave us a talk about Greenpower and what to expect. To apply for a place on the team we had to write an application outlining why we would be good for the team and to include any prior experience we might have, this wasn’t essential though.  

Some of the roles are:  

The Team Leaders: Harrison P and David SF 

The Principle Engineers: Ava S and Edward S 

The Engineers: Aragon AL, James F, Frankie M and Elijah I 

The Communications Engineer: Richie S and CJ O 

The Data Analyst: Sully F 

The Media Officer: Juno P 

We discussed what Greenpower was all about and what we should expect on race days, we also discussed what everyone would be doing throughout the season and in the run up to events. 

Over the next few months, we will be constructing the car and developing areas which include: Aerodynamics, gearing, weight reduction and the cars panel graphics.  

Written by Juno P (7TJJ)


This week in Year 4 we’ve been looking at tooth decay. The children had two practical sessions in the lab investigating how different drinks affect the health of teeth. The children used eggshells for this experiment. The were interested to find out that apple juice had the worst affect on the eggshells, most of them had predicted correctly.


The Junior School children enjoyed taking part in the The Big Garden Bird Watch. The 30 minutes they spent doing Big Garden Birdwatch is a big help to the RSPB work as a conservation charity, monitoring well-loved birds in the face of the nature and climate crisis.


Year 10 lunchtime jam session turned into a impromptu concert.