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Year 8 Group Information

Miss S Clarke is the Learning Manager for Year 8.  Based in the Student Support Office, she deals with more serious behavioural issues and academic progress referred to her by tutors and teaching staff.

Mrs H Lynn is the Student Support Manager for Years 7 to 9.  Based in the Student Support 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.

Mr M Bishton (Deputy Headteacher) is the Senior Management Team link for Year 8.  Miss Clarke will discuss any pastoral concerns with him 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
Miss L Mehra
8AHS Mrs H Shaw
8AJG Mrs J Glover & Miss A Perry  
8ACR Mr C Russell
8LFR Mr A Forster
8LJH Mrs J Horrell
8LRC Mrs R Calvert 
8LDW Mr D Williams 

Tutor Weekly Routine


Day Activity 
Monday Oracy
Tuesday Numeracy
Wednesday Skills builder
Thursday  Quiz
Friday  Assembly 


Key Dates

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

Event  Provisional Date 
Virtual Parents Evening 25th February 2021
Year 8 Girls HPV Vaccinations TBC
House Competitions  Week beginning 22nd March 2021 (provisional)
Activities Week Week beginning 12th July 2021
Exemplary Behaviour Day  Thursday 8th July 2021



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 emailed to parents can also be downloaded from our Letters to Parents & Carers page. Letters to the whole school can be downloaded from our School News 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.