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Year 11 Group Information

Dr I Willoughby is the Learning Manager for Year 11.  Based in the Key Stage 4 office, he deals with more serious behavioural issues and academic progress referred to him by tutors and teaching staff.

Mr R Black is the Student Support Manager for Years 10 and 11.  Based in the Key Stage 3 office, he deals with all major issues regarding the education and welfare of students.  He may contact parents about issues concerning their child. These may be referred to him by tutors and teaching staff or the Learning Manager.

Ms M King is the Senior Management Team link for Year 11. Dr Willoughby will discuss any pastoral concerns with her if necessary.


In the first instance it is the tutor (or sometimes Mr Black) 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 11 tutor groups and their respective tutors:


Tutor Group Tutor
11APA Mrs N Parkinson
11AEM Mrs E Walker
11ADU Mrs S Dunn & Mrs L Dillon
11&SA Mrs S Alecock
11&JA  Mrs J Antliff
11&GS Mr G Summerhayes
11&AS Mr A Spencer & Mrs K Rubery
11AEG  Miss E Gubbins


Students who wish to apply for places in our Sixth Form are requested to sign up for taster sessions and to speak to teaching staff.  Idsall Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday 14th November 2019 (6.30-8.30pm). Parents are invited to attend along with all our current Year 11 students to discuss the courses we offer for Post 16 Study.
Tutor Weekly Routine
Day Activity 
Monday Revision / Learning Conversations
Tuesday Reading
Wednesday Revision / Learning Conversations
Thursday Assembly
Friday Quiz


Key Dates

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

Event  Provisional Date 
Mock Exams (1) 4th-12th  November 2019
Sixth Form Open Evening  14th November 2019 (6.30-8.30 pm)
Sixth Form Open Morning (by appointment only) 15th November 2019 (9.30am -12.30pm)
MFL Speaking Mock Exams  18th-22nd November 2019
Mock Results  25th November 2019
ID Day  28th November 2019
Photographs  28th November 2019
'Elevate' F/E Fair  28th November 2019
Parents Evening  28th November 2019
Photographs  14th January 2020
English Literature GCSE Mock 14th January 2020
Sixth  Form Applications  20th-24th January 2020
Skills Centre Open Day  30th January 2020
GCSE Food Practical Exam  3rd-7th February 2020
Deadline for Idsall Sixth Form Applications  31st January 2020
Skills Centre Interviews 4th-5th February 2020
Sixth Form Internal Student Interviews  10th-14th February 2020
MFL Speaking Mock Exams  10th-14th February 2020
House Competitions  10th-14th February 2020
ID Day  11th February 2020
PIXL/Mock Exams (2) 24th-6th March 2020
PIXL Mock Results (2) 23rd March 2020
ID Day  24th March 2020
Parents Evening 26th March 2020 
MFL Speaking Exams  27th March-1st May 2020
ID Day  29th April 2020
Modified Timetable  13th May-12th June 2020
GCSE Start  11th May 2020
GCSE End  15th June 2020



Year 11 have their assembly on Thursday 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 sent to parents usually via pupil post, can also be downloaded from our Letters to Parents 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.