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3rd – 14th June 2019

May 17th was both a sad and celebratory day as we said goodbye to our Year 13s. We had a wonderful morning with the students enjoying a breakfast with staff, photographs and then a Leavers’ assembly.  As usual, there was a theme to the day and this time it was TV and film characters. As you can see, it was a great turn out and students’ efforts with their costumes could be witnessed for several hours as dinosaurs, oompa loompas, fairies, ghostbusters and Jedi warriors could be seen pacing the pavements of Malvern and spreading the force!  Ms Massam and I would like to say a big thank you to students and also to parents for their support. We’ll be here for on results day on 15th August. Good luck everybody with your exams and in the future!

ELAs w/c 3rd June


ELAs w/c 10th June

Y7: Maths                                           Y8: DT

Thought for the Week

3rd June


10th June


Liberation: “They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate.” President Franklin D. Roosevelt on D-Day landing

Utopia: “Whoever tries to imagine perfection simply reveals their own emptiness.” George Orwell (d.1950)


Celebration & Achievement

Best of luck: Best wishes to Esme Ruff competing in the NSEA Eventers Challenge Championships at Hickstead, West Sussex this Saturday!


Friends of The Chase Community Auction: Many thanks to all who donated, bid and shared links for our auction – an amazing £6,500 was raised for the school!


Tag Rugby: Congratulations to the Year 9 and 10 students who helped officiate at the Malvern Primary Tag-Rugby Festival on Friday 17 May.  Isaac Flewers, Seth Robinson, Peter Palmer, Evan Almond-Harker, Ben Flewers, Owen Gregory, Solomon Newton, Edward Levett, Charlie Pallett, Lawson Price, George Soley and Dylan Fletcher attended training delivered by Steve Josilin from Worcester Warriors before assisting with the primary event.  The twelve were involved with the scoring including awarding marks for Fair Play and a large number had the opportunity to referee the games.  All were fantastic ambassadors for the Chase!


Young Voices and New Visions:  exepect the Unexpected!  16 students from Yr 8/9 have been busy rehearsing this month  with Lee Farley from Perfect Circle Theatre. This culminated in a moving performance in Worcester Cathedral on Wednesday 22nd May, as part of the local authority initiative: Young Voices and New Visions: Expect the unexpected!  For full report visit our website.


Congratulations to:

·         Mrs Jenny Pritchard, Assistant Headteacher, who has qualified to become an SLE (Specialist Leader in Education) for Pupil Premium.  SLEs are outstanding middle and senior leaders, with at least two years' leadership experience. They have a particular area of expertise and a successful track record of school improvement.  This is a prestigious achievement for both Mrs Pritchard and the school.

·         Mrs Jo Fieldhouse who has won a Generation CAN award.  These are local awards to celebrate the remarkable achievements of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and the adults who support them.

·         Borys Lenczyk has been involved in an art project with a very important message to the world.

·         Congratulations to Beulah Hurst (9PMH) who was a member of Worcestershire’s winning team in a County Archery Competition against Gloucestershire on 12 May.  This is the second year running that Beulah has been invited to represent Worcester at County Level following their competitive trials earlier this year

·         Emma Finch (11BDV) competed at the The Senior Jumping Winter League Finals at the David Broome Event Centre 26th to 28th April, competing on her new horse, Halida.  It was a weekend of jumping involving an accumulation of points across all classes competed in.  On the Sunday Emma won the 1metre class (against 30+ competitors) and ended up coming home with a bronze medal!

·         The year 8 and 9 Netball players had a fantastic time on tour to PGL Liddington. The Year 9 team captained by Isabelle Smith-Porcher came away with a bronze medal. The year 8 team Captained by Hannah Thomas narrowly missed out on a place in the semi-finals. All teams played brilliantly and represented the Chase well in their behaviour on and off court. All of the staff are now exhausted and looking for ward to half term, but are enthusiastic about another netball tour next year!



Events 3rd – 14th June 2019

Mon 3rd

Staff Christian Prayer Group 08:15

Biology trip parents information evening 6pm – Lecture Theatre

Tues 4th

Talking 4 Teens course – 12:30pm 6th Form Quiet Study Area

School Union Rep meeting 3@15pm Conference Room

Weds 5th

Normandy trip parents information evening 5:30pm 6th Form Quiet Study Area

Thurs 6th

Holocaust trip to Newark

Fri 7th

Chase Cluster meeting 2:45pm Conference Room

Mon 10th

Staff Christian Prayer Group 08:15

NMiTE Ingenuity Studio Programme – Mon – Thursday

Scuba training Cheltenham

FoTC Meeting 6:30pm @ The Morgan

Tues 11th

Talking 4 Teens course – 12:30pm 6th Form Quiet Study Area

Weds 12th

RQT meeting @ Chantry 4pm

Thurs 13th

Watermill Theatre trip – Importance of being Earnest 4:30pm

Governors Pastoral 6pm Conference Room

Fri 14th

Religious Studies Conference Worcs Uni

Y10 Commendations 3:30pm 6th Form Quiet Study Area


Attendance: The school’s target for attendance is 95%. Current attendance is 94.57%


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

Netball Tour to Liddington

18th May




Team 1

Chace Community School

Lost 1-9




Sacred Heart High School

Won 7-4




St John the Baptist School 4

Lost 3-4




Priory Community School

Won 4-3



Team 2

Priory Community School

Won 2-0

Wooden Spoon : Olivia Stubbs & Lily Fieldhouse



Sacred Heart School

Lost 6-3




Chase Team 4

Won 10-0



Team 3

Newport Girls High School 5

Lost 3-5

Wood Spoon : Cerys Thomas & Amelia Smith



Chase Team 5

Won 3-0




St John the Baptist School 5

Lost 8-4




Newport Girls High School 7

Lost 13-1



Team 4

Chace Community School 2

Lost 10-0




Newport Girls High School

Lost 4-2




Priory Community School 3

Lost 6-2




Chase Team 2

Lost 10-0



Team 5

Newport Girls High School 7

Lost 14-1




Chase Team 3

Lost 3-0




St John the Baptist School 5

Lost 10-5





Lost 19-0




19th May





Newport Girls High School

Won 8-2




Newport Girls High School 2

Won 9-2



Team 2

Newport Girls High School 6

Won 12-2

Naomi Luce & Scarlett Leatham



Chace Community School 2





Newport Girls High School


Hester Hill & Maddie Laycock


Team 3

Cheam High School

Lost 18-1




Newport Girls High School

Won 4-3




Newport Girls High School 5

Won 4-3




Newport Girls High School 7




Team 4

Sacred Heart School

Lost 3-0




Chace Community School

Lost 10-0



Trip Payments are due for:

·         Chase Diving Trip - All outstanding balances to be paid by 28th May

·         Italy Ski trip February 2020 - Monthly payment due 28th May

·         Nassfeld Ski trip 2020 - Monthly payment due 28th May

·         French Exchange 2019/2020 - Non-refundable deposit now due

·         Year 8 Coventry Cathedral - Payment required by 10th June

·         Duke of Edinburgh Silver expedition - Payment required by 14th June

·         Duke of Edinburgh Bronze expedition - Payment required by 15th June

·         Summer Hockey Camp - Payment required by 5th July


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


Dinner Money on ParentPay for School leavers: Please make sure your child uses up their dinner money on ParentPay before they finish school. If there is money left on your child’s ParentPay account at the end of the year, we can issue a refund but only if it is over £5.  To obtain a refund or if you require the balance to be transferred to a sibling please e-mail


If they are staying on at The Chase Sixth Form then the money will roll forward to next year.


Music tuition (instrumental/vocal): fees for Autumn 2019 are due by Monday July 8th via ParentPay. Fees will remain the same as this year and will be on ParentPay for all current students. Please let Mrs Livingstone know if your child wishes to stop lessons at the end of this year so that we don't chase non-payments. Full information is on our website for those wishing to check or to start lessons.


Medical Room: Some Care Plans now are overdue for review. If you received a letter from us regarding this please complete the form and return it the Medical Room as soon as possible. It is important that we hold up to date information regarding your child’s medical condition. If you have any questions regarding the forms or would like to have a replacement form, please do not hesitate to contact the Medical Room.


If you have any queries or not sure if your child needs a Care Plan please do not hesitate to contact the Medical Room Team.


Italy Ski trip: Places are still available on the February 2019 ski trip to Italy – please see Mr Hood or Mrs Smith.


Year 5 Taster Days:  Our Taster Days for Year 5s will be taking place on July 4th and 5th.  To book your place please visit


Normandy Trip: A reminder for all Year 7 parents whose children are coming to Normandy; the pre-trip meeting is on Wednesday 5th June: 5.30pm for surnames A – K and 6pm for surnames L-Z. Please bring along copies of your child's EHIC and passport. The meeting is upstairs in the Sixth Form Block.


Digital Skills: an exciting new Digital Skills Qualification course has just been approved and is starting in September for 16 to 18 year olds, with good grades, at Malvern Science Park.  This is an opportunity to build on existing aptitude in IT working towards a career in our strong cyber industry without the need to move away from home.  To apply for these courses or for any other course at Malvern Hills College: Call 01386 712600 Email Visit


Cooking: On Tuesday 14th May, The Chase staff and pupils celebrated National Vegetarian Week thanks to a grant from the Vegetarian Society. We were very lucky to have a local vegetarian chef ‘Our Lizzy’ who kindly demonstrated a variety of vegetarian dishes to groups of year 8, 9 and 10. Well done to all pupils who were involved and tried the free samples and also to a year eight group who got to make the Vegetarian dishes along with the chef, which were served at lunchtime.


Also, cookery club will be finishing this Thursday (23rd May) until the competition, which will be held on Thursday 20th June. Pupils are required to make a batch of 12 cakes or cookies that could be served at afternoon tea- all pupils are welcome!!


Great Malvern Primary visit: Year 9s have been looking at the nominations for the Carnegie award, exploring how these books are enjoyable for every generation through the morals that take on a different meaning, depending on your age.  On Monday afternoon, a group of Year 5s from Great Malvern Primary came to work with the Year 9s.  They looked at the picture books, and explored how they can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike.  Natalie Rawlings, 9EBC


Eco-Committee: NEWS JUST IN...Did you know that you can recycle card, plastic, metal cans, empty aerosol containers and glass in our classroom recycling bins - not just paper?


The council use a mixed (co-mingled) recycling collection - the waste material goes to a modern, technologically advanced MRF which separates recyclable materials into specific streams e.g. paper, plastic, metal and glass.  Please note - we have signed up to a crisp packet recycling scheme, and these will be collected and recycled separately - not in the plastic classroom crates.


Do not put food waste, paper towels, tea bags, wood, carrier bags, cling film, foil, paint pots or flammable material in your recycling bins, as this will contaminate the items that can be recycled.


For further information, see   Happy recycling!


Friends of The Chase: Going, going, gone!  The Chase Community Auction closed at 8pm on May 17th with bids totalling £6,503!  Anyone watching the final moments of the auction would have seen the total jump suddenly by hundreds and then thousands of pounds as a lastminute bidding war broke out over the Allan Morris & Ashton no fee house sale which went for £3600.  It was very exciting.  By the time the auction closed, 6620 visits had been made to the auction website and 1146 individual bids had been made on the 124 items on offer.  Our 55 highest bidders are collecting their lots from Main Reception this week.


Friends of The Chase would like to thank our hundreds of donors, bidders and supporters.  The Chase Community Auction was a true community effort and each and every contribution was valuable.  Friends of The Chase will meet in early June to finalise decisions on how the auction’s profits will be allocated to best support our children’s learning at The Chase.


Second Hand Uniform Sale on Thursday 27th June from 5pm until 8pm  We welcome any items of school uniform especially ties, PE kit and school jumpers with the house stripe.  Please leave donations at The Chase Main Reception in a bag marked “Donations”. 


The Chase School Lottery  If the auction has left you wondering how you can help support The Chase, you can do so by joining The Chase School Lottery.  To date, there have been 49 winners of the weekly jackpot and we are all hoping someone from The Chase will win the weekly draw for a national prize of £25,000, but you’ve got to be in it to win it! To join go to: . Join today and you will be included in a prize draw for a technology bundle that includes an Amazon Echo, Fire TV Stick, Echo Dot and Fire HD8.  Grannies, grandads, aunties, uncles, and neighbours can join as long as they are over 18 years old.


Ledbury Tesco  The Music Room 3 Refurbishment at The Chase is one of the charitable projects shoppers at Ledbury Tesco can vote to support during May and June.  If you ever shop at Ledbury Tesco (or know anyone who does) encourage them to vote for us.


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:


Call for Volunteers  Friends of The Chase is getting organised for next year.  We have an amazing group of volunteers who help in lots of different ways and always have room for more.  We need volunteers to help with serving teas and coffees at parents’ evenings, selling second hand uniform, serving sweets at The Disco, and helping out at events like Quiz ‘n’ Chips and The Christmas Fair.  If you would like to join our bank of volunteers, please email


Next Friends of The Chase Committee Meeting: Monday 10th June at 6:30pm at The Morgan. Please note, this meeting replaces the one originally scheduled for 12th June



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 14th June 2019