Cross Country February Update

Last weekend the Herts Cross Country Championships took place at Verulanium Park, St Albans.

In the Senior Girls race, Elspeth G was defending her title from 2017. After a steady start she worked her way through the field to finish in an excellent 5th place and will now represent Hertfordshire at the English Schools’ Cross Country Championship in Leeds during March.

In the Pre-Junior girls (Y7) race, both Simon Balle girls, Lily H and Niamh S ran well to finish in the top 25.


Y13 Mock Exam Results

Last Friday we held the Y13 students mock results afternoon.  As you can see from the photos, it was set up to mirror the experience they will have in August.

They gained some excellent results and I am encouraged as we move forward towards the Summer 2018 exam window.

I would like to thank all of the teachers for their continued support and all of the Sixth Form team for their hard work.

Well done to all of the students – we will be tracking their destinations with interest all too soon!


Old £10 Notes

You may be aware that the old style paper £10 bank notes are ceasing to be legal tender from midnight on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

So from Thursday 1st March 2018 we will no longer be able to accept the old £10 note for any cash payments in the school.  You can still exchange your old notes at your bank.

We urge you to ensure that any payments made into the finance office or canteen are made with the new polymer notes!

Y12 Medicine Congratulations

Y12 student Beth Emsley has secured a place with Oriel College, Oxford’s Medicine Outreach Day. There were over 250 applicants for the 80 available places and Beth was chosen due to the strength of her application.

This is an outstanding achievement and will provide Beth with some excellent experience moving forward for her chosen pathway of Medicine. Well done!


Team Music

In the coming few weeks all the musicians at Simon Balle will be awarded a badge to wear in school, showing that they are part of ‘Team Music’.

This is our way of bringing together all our musicians and celebrating how many there are at Simon Balle, in all phases of our learning. Y2 are already wearing them and others will receive them in assembly.  Parents and carers are an important part of our team as well, supporting the musicians in their learning.

Being a musician at Simon Balle means that everyone is part of the team supporting each other at all times.

‘Our Musical Family’

Online Safety Tips

As part of our programme of e-safety training we have produced a set of guides regarding online safety.  These are age-specific with relevant information and advice for parents.

We have set up a specific page on this website for ease of access – you can find it via the ‘About SBAS’ tab/E safety/Online Safety Tips

We add new resources to the e-safety area periodically so please remember to check it for new additions.