Sports Day 2015

Sports day takes place on Friday (3 July) and the weather is once again set to be extremely hot and sunny. With this in mind, we ask that your child comes well prepared as they will be outdoors for over an hour. We strongly recommend you child arrives with the following:

  • Plenty of water (to keep hydrated)
  • Sun cream (to apply before and during the event)
  • Hat/cap (to be worn outdoors only)

If we take these necessary steps, then we will have an enjoyable day together.

Race for Life

The Smith’s Wood Sports College Race for Life 2015 takes place on Friday 3rd July 2015 at 2pm on the College Sports Field. College will close at 1.20pm ready for a 2pm start.

The event consists of a 5km (3.1mile) trek around the College fields. The event is open to all pupils, parents and staff. You can run, walk, talk, dance, cartwheel or any combination of the previous to complete the circuit.

To date our last 3 Race for life’s have raised over £10,000 for Cancer Research. Please encourage your tutees to participate and raise money for a good cause.

Joining us in September?

Here are some dates for your diary:

Wednesday 1st July: Transition day, for all year 6s coming to Smith’s Wood Sports College in September.  An opportunity to experience a taster day of our college, taking part in a range of lessons with your new teachers.

Wednesday 1st July: Treasure Hunt evening, for all year 6s coming to us.  An exciting way to get to know your way around our college.  Come and explore all the corridors, and use the clues to try and find the treasure.

Thursday 9th July: New Intake Evening.  You will meet your tutors and take part in some guidance activities, whilst parents enjoy a presentation in the theatre.

If you have any questions, contact Mr Sims, our Year 7 and Transition Manager.


FREE SCHOOL MEAL APPLICATIONS are changing with immediate effect!

If you wish to apply for free school meals you will need to do this through the ‘parent portal’.

Paper applications are no longer valid.  Please look at the attached Free school meal leaflet for further details.


Year 11

Year 11 in Altius and Fortius are no longer required to attend College for timetabled lessons.

Students in Citius are still to attend College as outlined in their revised school timetable which they have been given today and which is attached. They must attend in full school uniform All of Year 11 must sit their remaining examinations and these must also be attended in full College uniform.

Please read our full letter here and GCSE timetable here.

Football Misery for Sixth Form!

Staff versus sixth form. The gloves were off. No, more accurately, the gloves were never on because we couldn’t find them.

So, poor Matt took his place between the sticks with no protection from the thunderbolt shots raining in, wind-assisted, from the remotest parts of the astro-pitch.

The other item we couldn’t find was a ninth player for this 9 v. 9 encounter. The sixth form captain, Harry, offered our team the services of the referee, Year 10 Jacob, to even-up the contest.

What irony that proved to be when Jacob scored for the staff to tie the game at 6 – 6 with a minute remaining on the watch.

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Community Fun Day – Saturday 11th July 2015

Smith’s Wood Sports College will be holding a Community Fun Day on Saturday 11th July 2015 from 12.00pm-4.00pm.  The highlight of the day will be a visit from ‘Elsa’ of ‘Frozen’ as well as a car boot.  If you would like to book a ‘pitch’ for the car boot, at a cost of £5.00, please contact Mrs Bailey on 0121 788 4100.  Pitches will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served basis’.    We are also asking parents if they are able to make contributions of new/nearly new items suitable for a generic tombola, and bottles, I.e., squash, fizzy pop, sauce, shampoo, etc (no alcohol please) for our bottle tombola.  If you are able to help please send in donations with your child, to pass on to their Tutors.  Please have a look at our Poster to see what other events/activites will be running on the day.