Dear Parents and Carers,

A response to Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson’s, announcement on the January return to education

As you will already know the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, has announced he will push back the staggered return for secondary schools by an additional week.  The information below is based on the latest government guidance; however, as I stated when I wrote to you before the start of the holidays, the government position may change yet again and I would ask that you continue to regularly monitor communication from school.

The Spring Term begins on Tuesday 5th January.  In that week, we will only provide face-to-face education in school for vulnerable children and the children of critical workersAll other students must remain at home and access their learning remotely for that week.

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Our Vision, Mission & Values

At Frederick Gent, we pride ourselves on the excellent pastoral care provided and the positive relationships that we foster across the schools – between staff and pupils, staff and parents and between the pupils themselves. The size of the school and the sense of community within it ensures that at Frederick Gent School every child is known, valued and matters. We have very high expectations for what our young people can achieve, not just academically but also through the personal growth and social development that we foster in the students at our school.

These values are encapsulated in our mission that, as a school, we will ensure that in everything we do we provide Quality, Care and Success.

This prospectus will give you a sense of how we deliver on these aims. We are a school with a broad

and varied curriculum which allows pupils to widen their horizons and experience success in a variety of different subjects. We are also a school that provides an extensive range of extra-curricular activities

to ensure pupils enjoy their time with us and are exposed to new and exciting opportunities which allows them to grow personally and socially.

We are determined that pupils will leave the school as confident and ambitious young people who are well prepared to embark on a happy and successful life beyond the school gates.

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Key Upcoming Dates January 2021

More Key Dates
Please find key upcoming events to be aware of:

Dec 3

Y11 Targeted Intervention Evening

Dec 10

Y11 Parents Evening 4-7pm

Dec 18

Christmas Jumper Day

Dec 18

School Closes Christmas Holiday

Jan 4

Inset Day

Jan 5

School Reopens

Jan 5

Y11 Mocks until Jan 22nd

Jan 5

School Reopens

Jan 21

Y10 Parents Evening 4-7pm

Jan 25

Food NEA Technicals until 5th Feb

Jan 28


Feb 4

Year 8 Option Evening 5-7pm

Feb 8

Y11 Dance Exams until 12th Feb

Feb 12

School Closes Half Term

Feb 22

Inset Day

Feb 23

School Reopens

Feb 23

Y9 Exams until 28th Feb

Mar 1

Y11 MFL Mock Speaking Exams until 5th March

Mar 2


Mar 3

National Apprenticeship Week 3-7th March

Mar 4

World Book Day

Mar 4

Y8 Parents Evening 4-7pm

Mar 12

Non-Uniform Day - Comic Relief

Mar 18


Mar 22

Prefect Hustings

Mar 22

Food NEA until 2nd April

Mar 25

Y9 Parents Evening 4-7pm

Apr 1

School Closes Easter Holidays

Apr 19

School Reopens

Apr 19

Head Prefect Elections

Apr 26

Y10 Mock Dance Exam Week

May 3

May Bank Holiday School Closed

May 28

School Closes for half term

May 10

Y11 GCSE Exams starts until 26th June

May 10

Y7 Exams Week

May 17

Y8 Exams Week

Jun 7

School Reopens

Jun 7

Y9 Exams

Jun 16

Rock Picnic

Jun 24

Y7 Parents Evening 4-7pm

Jun 28

Y10 Exams

Jul 2

Y11 Leavers Assembly

Jul 8

Y6 Parents Evening 6-7pm

Jul 8


Jul 14


Jul 19

Y10 Work Experience Week

Jul 23

Last day of Term - School Closes

Aug 19

Y11 GCSE Results Day

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Latest News, Events & Letters

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Here you will find all our latest school news and events within school.

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All subjects
To find out more about the broad and balanced curriculum offered at Frederick Gent School please click on the links below.



Modern Foreign Languages


Physical Education

Design Technology



Computer Science & I-Media




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Making the right choice of secondary school for your child is a big decision, I thank you for your interest in Frederick Gent. I trust that you will find this website interesting and informative.

What Students & Parents are saying

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