Friday 28th June 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

A special shout out to our Year 11 and Year 13 students who marked their academic milestones this week at their Proms. They were fantastic events, filled with music, speeches, lots of laughter and even some tears (for the right reasons!). Having parents/carers join us and jointly celebrate our young people is unique to SNS. It is also a time to celebrate our partnership to secure the very best for our children. We appreciate your incredible support throughout your young person’s time with us. Thank you to all of you who attended and made the evening special.

SNS Appreciation Week – Starting Monday 1st July

The annual SNS appreciation week starts on Monday. We will be marking the week with planned assemblies, ‘Thank you’ cards distributed and reward trips for students. In addition, we invite all parents and carers to write a 'Thank you' message to staff members using this link. All messages are much appreciated and will be forwarded to staff members if named.

Year 9 GCSE English Literature Texts

Parent/Carers of Year 9 students will have received a letter from the English Department last week with information about purchasing the GCSE English Literature texts your child will be studying next year. Thank you to the many of you who have already made your purchase. The texts can be purchased via the school’s online shop: Stoke Newington School Shop ( If possible, could purchases be made by Wednesday 17th July to ensure the order is completed for September.

SNS Mock Election Day – Thursday 4th July

We are holding our very own election on Thursday 4th July, to give the students a firsthand experience of the right to vote, an essential element of democracy.

On the day of the General Election, students will be voting for their preferred candidate, with results being announced on the morning of Friday 5th July. We have five excellent candidates standing, represented by students in Years 8, 9 and 10, in which all students in Year 7 – 10 will be eligible to vote. Please encourage your child to come to school on the 4th July and be ready to vote!

SNS Summer Showcase – Friday 5th July 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Stoke Newington School are excited to present to you work from all subjects within the expressive arts faculty for the annual end of year Summer Showcase. Work will span a range of disciplines including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, 3D art, mixed media and graphic communication, musical performances, fashion, textiles, product design and drama. There will also be performances throughout the evening, along with food and drinks. Please confirm attendance using this link. We look forward to welcoming you for a night of celebration. If you require access arrangements, please let us know.

SNS Language of July – Chinese

The language of July is Chinese, selection by students in 7G. Students are completing posters for display in the foyer, sharing information and resources. All suggestions from students and parents to promote Chinese language and culture are most welcome. Please encourage your children to send us posters and presentations which can be sent via email to or given to their Form Tutor. This is not limited to Chinese speakers only and materials researched and prepared by all students are welcome.

Inspiring Futures Day – Wednesday 3rd July 2024 9.45am – 12.45pm

The Sixth Form Team are looking for participants for our Inspiring Futures Day, taking place on Wednesday 3rd July. The event is designed to give students insights into their careers by giving them the opportunity to speak with a range of professional people from a diversity of sectors.

If you think you or someone you know has an interest in helping young people in their career choices and could advise our students on how to access your industry/ area, or are interested in receiving further information, please contact Mr Richard Maiden,

The event will be in the format of a speed networking event, where participants will be talking to individuals or small groups. There will be no need to prepare anything. We are a diverse Sixth Form and our students have a broad range of aspirations and interests. If in doubt, please get in contact.

Reminders for PE Lessons – Mr Eamonn Fahy, Head of PE

A reminder to please ensure your child is fully prepared to take part in PE lessons outside during the summer term. Students are to bring a filled water bottle to lessons, and if required a hat and suncream to ensure they are protected from the sun. They must also bring their full PE kit, which includes a red t shirt or a red jumper, black shorts or black leggings/ joggers and trainers. Shorts must be appropriate length (mid thigh).

Uniform and Equipment Donation Request

We are running low on spare uniform, especially skirts and trousers. If your child does have any outgrown items, please do send them into the main office for donation.

We are also seeking second hand scientific calculators. If your child has one they no longer need, please send to the main office for donation.

Key dates, Cultural Events, Opportunities in the Community and Access to Support Services

Please see a link to our key dates here for this term on our school calendar that include Information Evenings, Forums, and Parents’ Evenings.

You can also find information on local cultural events here and opportunities in the community here.

Alongside this, you can find services available to support you and young person’s mental health and wellbeing using this link.

With best wishes,

Zehra Jaffer