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Redborne Upper School

Redborne Upper School

& Community College

Year 9 Virtual Intake Evening

Welcome to our Virtual Intake Evening.  We are really looking forward to welcoming you properly to Redborne, but for now, we hope you find this webpage useful.

Here you will find a presentation from senior staff that we would normally do face to face on Intake Evening.  Hopefully, a combination of this presentation and the meeting you will have with your form tutor will go a long way to answering your questions, but if you do want to know more, please feel free to contact the year team.

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Year Team

We thought it might be helpful to get to know some of the key people before of you arrive here at Redborne.  A key source of support for all of you over the next few years will be your pastoral team:

Mark Cuthbert

Head of Year


Denise Osborn

Asst Head of Year


Joanne Baynham

Pastoral Support Officer


Ben Middleton



Year 9 Tutors

You have also been assigned to a form group, below are your form tutors and they have each written a brief welcome message for you.

Melissa Amos 

Hello everyone! I'm very much looking forward to meeting you all in September and being part of your new chapter at Reborne. During your time here, you will experience many fantastic opportunities and create some great memories. See you soon!

Ms A Anderson 

Welcome to Redborne, and all the new opportunities available. Try new things, stand up for what is right and always do your very best, I will be there to offer support and guidance and celebrate the successes with you. By making sure you are the best 'you' you can be, you will have no regrets when you look back – let’s make this a great chapter in your life!

Mrs H Birkett 

Welcome to Redborne; a school that values the development of each and every individual. Your time here will fly by so make sure you take advantage of every opportunity available to you - don't have any regrets! 

Mr M Brockway 

Welcome to the Redborne community! You are about to embark on an exciting new chapter, full of opportunity but potentially a little bit daunting. However, you have no need to worry. The Redborne staff and students are a wonderful team that will be here to welcome and support you whenever you need us. As your form tutor, I will be here to help you with any concern or questions you might have and I cannot wait to meet you all! Our journey together starts soon!

Mr G Capello 

Hello! Welcome to Redborne - with opportunuties for all students to suit a broad range of interests. You will be given an excellent academic experience here, so make the most of the support and guidance available to you. There are lots of extra curricular groups in all the different areas of the school, so there really is something for everyone. Remember, there is a lightness about beginning somewhere new - don't be weighed down by the past, be yourself and make the most of your new beginning at Redborne!

Dr A Casey 

A great big welcome to Redborne! I am very excited to be your Year 9 tutor and I am really looking forward to getting to know you and supporting you in this next important chapter of your life. The school will probably seem big when you first get here but you will soon get to know your way around and there will always be people to help you. Starting a new school is an exciting time - it can also feel a bit scary... don't worry though because you will very quickly settle in, make new friends and enjoy the many opportunities at this friendly and diverse school. Whatever the challenges, successes and milestones you experience over the next 3 years, I look forward to sharing them with you and supporting you every step of the way. See you soon!

Mr P Collins 

Welcome to Redborne! There will be lots of chances to say “I can’t do this”, but be the student that says “I can’t do this yet”. Your experience of these 3 years of education are an opportunity to learn, grow and become someone you can be proud of. I can’t wait to meet you all.

Mr D Day 

Hello :) And welcome to your new form class. Hopefully before too long we’ll be making a name for ourselves - for all the right reasons of course! I have been teaching at Redborne for seven years, and have even been in your exact position, joining year 9 as an ex-pupil myself. As much as I will be your support, and your first port of call for advice and guidance, your time at Redborne is exactly that… YOUR time. Establish yourself with really positive routines, and do your best. Fundamentally, be yourself, and take pride in doing so.

Mrs R Grainger 

Welcome to Redborne, the next 3 years are an important chapter of your life. You will grow as an individual, make new friends, develop new interest and most importantly you will have a lot of fun. There will be ups and downs but we are all here to help and support you. A key thing to remember on this journey is “The sky has no limits. Neither should you” (Usain Bolt).

Mrs A Hubbard 

It is my great honour and pleasure to welcome all of you to Redborne Upper School We all look very much forward to working with you in the coming years. I can’t even begin to describe how important it is for you to take advantage of and exploit the facilities and resources offered by our School. To a certain extent you could say learning at this school is learning to succeed and to define a field or an area to pursue at universities or other post‐secondary institutions or as your future career. As you’ll soon discover, the knowledge to acquire is vast. Good luck to all of you and have a fantastic year!

Mrs C Hunt 

Welcome to Redborne! I look forward to meeting you as you step into the next stage of your academic careers. The next three years will be full of changes, challenges and triumphs. It will be both difficult and rewarding as you grow and develop over your time at Redborne. You will have many opportunities to explore these next few years and I will be there every step of the way to help support you achieve your goals. This is the time to choose the person you want to become and set yourself on the path to a bright and happy future. You can achieve anything you set your mind to with a little hard work, a helping hand and some self-belief.

Miss K Maley 

Welcome to Redborne! I’m looking forward to meeting you and being your new form tutor. Over the next year you will have a lot of exciting opportunities, make sure you take advantage of these to make the most of your first year here. It might be a little scary or stressful at times but remember, as your form tutor, I’m here to help. See you in September!

Ms J Murdoch 

Welcome to Redborne, the next 3 years will be an enjoyable, developing and important chapter of your life. You will look back on this with fondness - one day - I promise. There is, and always will be, so many people here to help and support you whenever you need us. I will be your champion, your tutor, your confidant. I am looking forward to taking your GCSE journey with you.... Can you spot all the English devices?

Mr J Price 

Welcome to Redborne! You are joining a diverse school community with opportunities for all students to suit a broad range of interests. You will be given an excellent academic experience here, so it's up to you to make the most of the teaching that is available to you. There are also extra curricular groups in all the different areas of the school, so there really is something for everyone. Remember, the world would be very boring if everyone was the same, so be yourself!


If you have any other questions or queries that have not been answered by this page or following your form tutor meeting, please submit them using the form below and we will do our best to answer them.

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