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Year 8 Group Information

Mr B Fisher is the Learning Manager for Year 8.  Based in the Key Stage 3 office, he deals with more serious behavioural issues and academic progress referred to him by tutors and teaching staff.

Mrs H Lynn is the Student Support Manager for Years 7 to 9.  Based in the Key Stage 3 office, she deals with all major issues regarding the education and welfare of students.  She may contact parents about issues concerning their child. These may be referred to her by tutors and teaching staff or the Learning Manager.

Mrs S Wood (Assistant Headteacher) is the Senior Management Team link for Year 8.  Mr Fisher will discuss any pastoral concerns with her if necessary.


In the first instance it is the tutor (or sometimes Mrs Lynn) who will be the first point of contact for parents.  Please phone the main school office (01952 468400).  If they are unable to speak to you straight away, you will usually receive a reply within 48 hours.   Here is a list of Year 8 tutor groups and their respective tutors:


Tutor Group  Tutor
Mrs J Smith
8AJP    Mrs J Pugh & Mrs T Woolley
8AHA Mrs H Hazlestrine & Mr C Jew
8ADO Ms J Donohue
8&SB Mr S Bell
8&LK Mrs L Kendall
8&HL Mrs H Lowndes
8&GR Mr J Gregory


Tutor Weekly Routine


Day Activity 
Monday Uniform and Equipment Check
Tuesday Assembly 
Wednesday Quiet Reading
Thursday  Numeracy Booklets
Friday  Quiz


Key Dates

Listed here are any important dates for parents and students' diaries.

Event  Provisional Date 
Tutor Review      10th September 2019
Tutor Review 15th January 2020
Parents Evening   23rd January 2020
Year 8 Girls HPV Vaccinations    25th January 2020
House Competitions  23rd March-2nd April 2020
Tutor Review  30th April 2020
Maths Challenge 30th April 2020
School Reports  29th June 2020
House Competitions  6th-10th July 2020
Exemplary Behaviour Day  8th July 2020



Year 8 have their assembly on Tuesday mornings in the Main Hall.  Students should go directly to assembly at 8.50am instead of their usual tutor room. Punctuality is as important on assembly days as it is at daily registration.

Year Group Letters to Parents

Copies of recent year group letters sent to parents usually via pupil post, can also be downloaded from our Letters to Parents page.

House Information

When students join Idsall School in Year 7 and the Sixth Form they are placed into 1 of 4 Houses – Long Mynd, Caradoc, Ragleth and Wrekin and remain in the same House throughout their school life.  Placing students in Houses enables inter-school competition at all levels as well as creating a sense of belonging.