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18th – 29th March 2019

ELAs w/c 18th March

Y7: Art                                                Y8: French

ELAs w/c 25th March

Y7: DT                                                 Y8: Science

Thought for the Week

18th March


25th March



“The first law of ecology is that everything is related to everything else” Barry Commoner (d.2012)


“Everybody is a political person, whether you say something or you are silent” Paulo Coelho (b.1947)

Celebration & Achievement


6th Form in the Community: On Sunday 3rd March, Billy Newman and Tom Hewer spent the morning in the rain at their old primary school helping to make a school garden and outside classroom area. They wheelbarrowed all morning - with no complaints! They impressed everybody with their willing and helpful attitude and were a credit to the school.












World Book Day: There were a variety of activities taking place for World Book Day last week, from teachers dressing up as their favourite characters to students dressing up potatoes! For full reports and pictures see our website


Music success: Saturday 9th March saw the Chase String Quartet taking part for the second time in the Worcester Competitive Arts Festival. They played their two pieces (“Basse Danse” from the Capriol Suite and “Plink Plank Plunk”) extremely well and once again came away with a Distinction and the Jasminka Kovacevic Trophy! The adjudicator was very complimentary, praising their sense of rhythm and particularly commending their pizzicato sound; he also gave them some very useful tips for further improvement as well as suggestions for future repertoire.  Congratulations to Thea Wilson (10BSK), Charlotte Neville (10PBR), Sophie Combes (9PCE)and David Hume (10JPC)


Junior Schools Challenge competition:  Congratulations to the team of Year 8 students who this week represented the school in the regional finals of the Junior Schools Challenge, a national general knowledge quiz competition loosely based on University Challenge. In the competition held at Kings School, Worcester on Tuesday 12th March, we played two group matches, winning one and narrowly losing the other on the very last question. That meant we were just pipped to a place in the final by the team from King’s, but we then won the plate match against Warwick School. The Chase team of Joel Tillett (8PCO), Florence Price (8PBM), Freya Firkin (8PCO), Josh Secretan (8BLP) and Maddie Laycock (8PBM) showed some amazingly impressive knowledge from subjects as wide as politics, musical notation, the geography of Florida, deer, nursery rhymes, and snakes & ladders.


Chase Sports Leadership Academy: The Chase has hosted the Year 3/4 Gymnastics Festival and the Key Stage 1 Multi-Skills Festival over the past two weeks.  Young Leaders from Years 7 and 8 delivered the Gymnastics Festival which gave the primary students the opportunity to do some Conditioning, Floor Work and Vaulting while Year 8 Young Leaders delivered the Multi-Skills Festival that focused on Agility, Balance and Coordination.  A massive thank you to all those students involved!


Members of the Chase Sports Leadership Academy concluded the final evening of the Chase Primary Netball and Football Leagues on Monday 3 March.  Both leagues were closely contested with Malvern Parish and Wyche emerging the eventual winners of the Netball and Football leagues respectively.  Thank you to all those members of the CSLA who given up their time and committed to officiating these competitions.


Huge success across the board for hockey: A fantastic 2018-19 season for Hockey sees The Chase claiming many of the winning positions at County tournaments across a variety of tiered tournaments.

Hockey Honours 2018-19

U12 County Girls Winners

U12 This Girl Can County Winners

U13 County Girls Runners Up

U13 This Girl Can County Winners

U14 County Girls Winners

U16 County Girls Winners

U16 County Boys Winners

Still to play this term are a variety of mixed hockey games, the U15s won their first with a dominating 7-0 win v Tenbury. Other fixtures to follow include:-

Thursday 21st  March- U16 Boys V John Masefield

Wednesday 27th March U15 Mixed team v John Masefield

Wednesday 3rd April- U14 Mixed team v John Masefield

Thursday 4th April- U16 Mixed team v John Masefield


The PE Department have been particularly pleased to see the progress players have made across the school. The introduction of Hockey to the boys’ curriculum has also improved the standards, seeing the introduction of a boys club this term and boys being invited to extra-curricular girls clubs in the first instance. It's also great to see an increase of students, both boys and girls, seeking and playing for community clubs and attending County Junior Development Centres to challenge themselves further; these factors have undoubtedly accelerated student and school progress. Thank you to parents who have assisted our pupils to find, transport and support our hockey players.  The students should feel very proud of their efforts this year, roll on 2019-20.


Congratulations also to:

·         Year 8 Chase Commendations on Friday 8th March went to: (8BLP) Harvey Suckling, Hannah Thomas, (8EKT) Mollie John, William Ward, (8ERB) Catherine Craig, Eleanor Dingley, (8JHT) Gabrielle Connor, Eliza Heard, (8JTU) Tye John, Naomi Luce, (8PBM) Marinela Petrova, Kevin Tu, (8PCO) Freya Firkin, Joel Tillett

·         Abigail Knight (10JLE) who represented The Chase in the District Final of the Rotary Young Chef competition on Saturday. She had to prepare cook and serve a 3 course meal and was a runner up. Well done Abigail!  Cooking Club takes place on Thursday after school in T10 – all years welcome; see Mrs Borthwick for more details

Events 18th – 29th March 2019

Mon 18th

Staff Christian Prayer Group 08:15

Tues 19th

Parents Information Evening – Nassfeld Ski Trip 6:15pm Main Hall

School Games Y5/6/7/8 Orienteering @ Malvern College 3:45pm

Weds 20th

HE+ event @ Christ’s College, Cambridge

Old Bailey trip (6th form law applicants)

Governors Full Board 6pm Conference Room

Thurs 21st

UCAS Information Conventions @ Worcs Uni 12:30pm

Y8 parents consultation evening 4:30pm

Family Learning Course 6:30pm 6th Form Area

Fri 22nd

Unit 5 & 6 in-school action for climate change

Chase Cluster Primary Participation Netball 3:30pm

Mon 25th

Staff Christian Prayer Group 08:15

Cycle checks with DirtWorks MTB shop 12:40pm

Tues 26th


Weds 27th

Psychology revision preparation @ Malvern College 8am

Geography trip to Knapp & Papermill

DanceFest @ Spires Theatre, Worcester 3:15pm

Thurs 28th

French Exchange arrives in Malvern

Poetry Slam workshop

Fri 29th

French Exchange welcome meeting 6:30pm Main Hall

Malvern DanceFest @ Chase (Main Hall)


Attendance: The school’s target for attendance is 95%. Current attendance is 95.22%


Should you wish to contact school to inform us of your child’s absence, please either leave a message on the school’s dedicated 24-hour absence line by 10:00am on each day of your child’s absence (01684 891961 and follow the instructions), email school on or text on 07860 095556. Please ensure that you contact school every day that your child is absent, not just the 1st day.


6th form: please ring 01684 898752, alternatively email or for attendance or any other queries


Sporting Results:






Player of the Match


Boys U14

5th March


Drew 2-2

Owen Gregory


Girls U12

11th March

Thunder vs Hanley

Lost 1-7

Daisy Williams


Girls U12

11th March

Lightening vs Hanley

Won 6-3

Megan Floyd


Girls U13 A

11th March


Won 10 -4

Thea Snee


Girls U13 B

11th March


Won 9-4

Charlotte Angwin


Trip Payments are due for:

·         Chase Diving Trip Greece Oct 2019 - Non-refundable Deposit required now. Full details from Mr Smye Science Dept.

·         PGL Netball Tournament - Final balance is now overdue.

·         Normandy Y7 trip - Final balance is due by 25th March at the latest.

·         A2 Biology Field course 2019 - Monthly payment will be due 28th March.

·         Italy Ski Trip February 2020 (current Year 9,10,11,12) Non-refundable deposit required asap. Full details from Mr Hood

·         Nassfeld Ski Trip February 2020 - Non-refundable deposit due 29th March (current Year 7,8)

·         Year 11 Leavers Hoodies and Yearbooks - Payments required by 5th April. No late Orders accepted.


Please ensure payments are kept up to date in accordance with the payment schedule for the trip.


For any payment queries, parents can check details on ParentPay or contact the trip leader.


If you require your login details for Parent Pay please contact


Ski Trip (Italy): Mr Hood and Mrs Smith are launching the 2020 Ski Trip to the Dolomites in Italy, which will take place during February Half term.  The trip will involve six days of skiing from a doorstep resort; meaning students will be able to go straight from the hotel onto chairlifts or gondolas and begin skiing.  All meals are provided at the resort and we will use the local area for shopping and entertainments such as ten-pin bowling.  Cost of the trip will be £1185 and a letter has been emailed to parents of children in Years 7-12 (copies are available from school) detailing the package and the payment schedule. Please note this is not the Year 9 ski trip going to Nassfeld, but is aimed at students who will be in Years 10 and above in the school year 2019 to 2020.


Spring Concert: Spring Concert tickets will be on sale from Monday 18th March through ParentPay! Concert is on Thursday 4th April at 7pm in the Main Hall. All welcome - wide variety of items from Y11 rock band to Chamber Choir - including world premiere of "Thirteen Eighths" by local composer David Cowell. Refreshments will be on sale, made by our Y10 students, and it should be a great evening.


Maths calulators: The opportunity to by the latest Casio calculators have appeared on Parent Pay. The calculators are identified as suitable just for GCSE (fx-85GT X) or for GCSE and A-LEVEL (fx-991EX). Students who intend to study A-level Maths will need to get the fx-991EX as its functionality is crucial to being able to answer certain questions. These will be available up to the end of March


Careers: To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week last week, the careers team held an Apprenticeship Fair over lesson 4 & lunchtime on Friday 8th March; all years were invited.  We had 19 stands for students to visit and find out more about opportunities and apprenticeships. There were a wide range of sectors represented to include Computer Science, Housing, Hospitality, Engineering, Armed Forces, Motor vehicle, Health and Social Care & Customer Service, and feedback indicates that it was a useful event, especially as a number of the employers had vacancies to fill for this summer. If your Year 11 or Sixth Form child is looking for an apprenticeship this summer and would like some help to do so then please get in touch. Mrs C Hunter , Careers Adviser  Please note all vacancies are listed on the Government website too: or alternatively


Debate on Intergenerational Fairness (what is the future for the young people of Malvern?): Two of our year 11 students (Maisie Robinson & Peter Snelling) will be speaking at this debate on Saturday 23rd March 7:30pm at the Methodist Church, Landsdowne Crescent, Malvern.  This is a topic which affects all young people in Malvern.  The event is free, and tickets can be obtained from


Friends of The Chase: Chase Community Auction

Many thanks to all the authors, poets, teachers, parents, business owners and local organisations who have donated items so far for our Chase Community Auction.  Here are just 10 of the 80+ lots in the auction:

·         Afternoon Tea at Head Teacher Mr Fieldhouse’s house

·         Tour of The Cotswold Gin Distillery with gin tasting

·         Cut and Blow Dry at Number One Hair and Beauty, Malvern

·         Two Tickets for Ledbury Poetry Festival’s Poetry Slam!

·         A Signed copy of Bad Dad by David Walliams

·         Crochet Lesson with a Chase mum by the end of which you will have made a crocheted hat

·         Afternoon Tea for Two at Witley Court Tea Rooms

·         A bottle of No 209 Distillery Gin from San Francisco

·         A Bronze Membership to Malvern Theatres

·         A signed copy of A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning (now a Netflix series) by Lemony Snicket


There are several Chase-specific lots.  In addition to serving afternoon tea at his house, Mr Fieldhouse is offering a chauffeur service to and from prom for up to 15 students in a Chase School mini-van!  Bidding will start on Friday 12th April at noon and will close on Friday 17th May at 8pm.  There is still plenty of time to offer an item or a service for the auction.  Email: if you would like to discuss.  All funds raised through the auction will be used to purchase teaching equipment for the school which will benefit all our children.


The Chase School Lottery: Congratulations to recent winners of The Chase School Lottery.  Winners in the past month have included three parents and one teacher, each of whom took home more than £42. The Chase School Lottery is a great way to support our children’s school.  Tickets cost £1 per week and every week someone wins the school jackpot which hovers around £40.  The more who play, the bigger the pot grows.  There is also a weekly draw for a national prize £25,000. To join The Chase School Lottery go to: . Join today and you will be included in a prize draw for one of five £50 restaurant gift cards.


The Co-op: You can support The Chase by becoming a member of The Co-op and choosing The Friends of The Chase as the charity you wish to support.  All money raised through the Co-op will go to the refurbishment of Music Room 3 and the purchase of new IT to support students’ music learning. To join go to:


Next Friends of The Chase Meeting: Wednesday 27th March at 6:30pm at The Morgan


Staff changes: We have welcomed Tracy Mason to our Lunchtime Supervisors Team


Lost Property : in order to try and reunite lost items with their owners, please make sure all items are clearly named. We cannot accept responsibility for any items that are lost. Items that have not been collected or reunited with their owners after 6 weeks will be donated to charity.


Contact details : please make sure we have up-to-date contact details for you to ensure we can contact you in the event of an emergency, especially if your child is unwell and needs collecting.  To update your details, email


Next bulletin due 29th March 2019