Week Ending Friday 24th February 2023

Message from the Headteacher, Ms A. Sharma:

It was great to see so many Year 8 parents/ carers this Thursday evening when they were able to meet with different subject teachers to get information about the progress of their child.  Over 95% of the parents/ carers attended the evening and if you were unable to attend, please email the Head of Year 8, Mr. Nandi.

Please note that there will be another teachers’ strike on Thursday 2nd March and therefore, the school will only be open for Year 11, 12 and 13 students.  Year 11 and 13 students are sitting their mock examinations and these will be carrying on as normal.  If any Year 11 and 13 students do not have an exam on that day, they can focus on their revision at home.  Year 12 will be expected to attend as per their normal timetable. Key workers’ children and vulnerable children will also be invited to attend and we will make appropriate provision for them. Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students will be expected to do extra homework/ research/ consolidation/ online learning on this day.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and thank you for your support in advance.

Have a good weekend.

Debate Mate Club

The Debate Mate Club had lots of fun debating against local schools in the Urban Debate League Round 1. The students had a fantastic result and Villiers came 1st place in the Novice League. Students were very enthusiastic and clearly showed a lot of skill.


If your child requires a replacement ID card, card holder, lanyard or school planner this can be purchased via ParentPay and must be collected from the school office.

Charity movie night

Villiers will be holding a charity movie night for students on Wednesday 1st March at 3:10 – 6pm in the school hall.  Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be showing and tickets are £2, an extra donation can be made if you wish. The following snacks will be sold separately: 

  • Treat bags: £1
  • Popcorn: £1
  • Crisps: 70p
  • Drinks: 70p a cup
  • Cupcake: 50p

Noughts and Crosses

A group of Year 9 students visited The Rose Theatre in Wimbledon to watch Noughts and Crosses the play. Year 9 students studied the play in the autumn term, and this was a unique opportunity for them to see the play being performed to enrich their learning. 

The story is set in an alternative reality where people are split into black ‘crosses’ and white ‘noughts’ presenting an inversed version of Black history. Despite some violent themes, the production managed to find a balance between highlighting the grim reality of the society and a young, hopeful love between a nought and a cross.

Hospitality Taster Day

Students attended the Hospitality Taster Day at the University of West London and took part in the mocktail competition led by Salvatore Maggio. They had a lot of fun learning how to make and roll sushi from Keiko Urakawa the Sushi Master.

Year 11 and 13 mock exams

Y11 and Y13 mock exams begin on Wednesday 22nd February, please find the timetables attached. We wish all students the best of luck!

A.L.F.I.E. Programme

Please read the attached flyer regarding the A.L.F.I.E. programme for females ages 14 – 16 years old. 

LGBTQ+ in citizenship

Year 10 citizenship students were introduced to ideas about devolution and discussed different laws regarding LGBTQ+ in Scotland. Students read articles which discussed why the Scottish and UK governments are going to court over gender recognition laws.

Parent ambassador

We are very pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Silva as our second Parent Ambassador. As part of a three year project with the John Lyons Charity, Mr. Silva’s role will be to help bridge the gap between parents and school, as well as aid the integration of parents and families through engagement with Villiers and signpost other services available to both students and parents.

He will initially be working closely with students and families from the Goan community by acting as a valuable link in supporting inclusion, well-being and educational outcomes, but will be working with other communities as well to support community cohesion, encouraging increased parental engagement and raising awareness of extended services in the area.

If you would like to meet Mr. Silva for an informal chat or discussion, or if you have any concerns you would like to raise with him, he will be providing a drop in service between 8:30 and 9:40am every Monday and Thursday in reception. You can also contact Mr. Silva on 02088138001 or by sending him an email on msilva@villiers.ealing.sch.uk

DEI in science

Please read the attached for more information regarding the science DEI competition. 

Mental health bookmark competition

Villiers are officially taking part in Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/ Please click here to see our school flag on the national map.       

Future Frontier

Future Frontiers is an educational charity that runs a career coaching programme to enhance young people’s knowledge and understanding of career opportunities. They are working on a research project with Year 11 students in schools across London to find out more about their career knowledge and aspirations, so that they can use the findings to better meet the needs of young people in this area.

If you are happy for your child to take part in a ten minute survey about careers, please read and sign the following consent form. FF22E Research Parent

Participating students will be included in a prize draw to receive one of five £50 vouchers, as a thank you for taking part in the research.

Breakfast and lunch menu

Mental Health support for parents and caregivers

Young Mind’s Parent Helpline and Webchat provides advice and support for parents and caregivers who are worried about a child or young person. Please click here for further information.

DT competition

Please encourage your child to participate in the DT competition.

DT Competition

Please see the attached for further information regarding the DT competition. 

Families with children entitled to FSM

Parents/ Carers who are not currently registered as eligible for free school meals, can apply on the FSM portal if you think you might be eligible. Please click here for further information.

If your child is eligible for free school meals, Ealing Council will be providing additional financial support during the February half term holiday. You will shortly receive a supermarket voucher to support you to meet food and other essential costs over the school holiday. Please click here for further information.

Ealing food bank

Ealing food bank welcomes donations to provide help to people in crisis. Please click here for more information regarding drop off locations.

Message to Parents of Year 11 – 13 Students

Students sitting any exams this summer need to be available for the full exam period. They cannot book holidays until Thursday 29th June 2023 onwards.

They will not know their summer exam timetable until later this year, as some exams are still being moved due to clashes. However, regardless of when their last exam is, they must be available up until Wednesday 28th June 2023, as this is the contingency day, alongside two contingency afternoons on Thursday 8th and Thursday 15th June 2023.

Contingency dates are added in case there is a national or local emergency and an exam has to be moved and students must be available for this. 

Key Forthcoming Dates

Get in Touch

If you have any suggestions on how to improve the school further or any concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email: info@villiers.ealing.sch.uk