Year 8 

Dear Families, 

I hope you and your family have enjoyed the summer break. Firstly I would like to thank you for all your contributions and ongoing support throughout Y7 that helped to make the transition a smooth and successful one for the year group. We are all very much looking forward to welcoming your child back to Acland Burghley this year! 

As your child begins Y8, they will no longer be the youngest in the school, in fact they will be key role models for the incoming Y7. We will be looking for the students to carry on demonstrating exceptional standards around school, both within the year group and towards the new members of our community, to reinforce a positive and stimulating environment for the younger students in our school. 

Our Year Team’s goal is to develop a group of high-achieving, well-rounded and resilient learners who are prepared for the wider world – Creating Excellence Together. 

This will be achieved through a continued focus on pupils... 
  • Being ready to learn, through excellent attendance and punctuality, correct equipment, and sustained effort and focus in lessons. 
  • Maintaining a calm and purposeful environment, through the way pupils conduct themselves around school and in the classroom. 
  • Creating a culture of kindness and respect, through their interactions with their peers, teachers, and other members of the school community.        

Understandably we have high expectations of all our students reaching their potential, and the team of dedicated form tutors will be working continuously with you and your child to ensure they achieve their potential. Whilst I am broadly responsible for the progress and pastoral care of the year group, your child’s tutor (details below) should be the first point of contact, for both you and your child, for day-to-day issues and the monitoring of your child’s progress, whilst for subject-specific questions or concerns I recommend you reach out to the class teacher or the respective Head of Faculty for more tailored support.  

Should you have any questions about the above, would like to discuss more serious concerns, or have wider questions regarding your child’s progress and welfare, please do not hesitate to contact myself via email ( Due to my teaching timetable, I am not able to take phone calls during the school day but I am always available after school to discuss issues over the phone or in a pre-arranged meeting. Again, if you would like to arrange this, please drop me an email and I will be happy to accommodate.  

I hope this year will be a successful and enjoyable one for your child. We are all very excited to welcome them back into our community and help them achieve their potential in the diverse and stimulating environment that is Acland Burghley School!  

Will Allen
Y8 Year Team Leader


Y8 HPV Vaccinations - Thursday 6 October 2022

Y8 HPV for all boys and girls 2022-23 (Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination)

We are writing to advise you that the School Aged Immunisation Team will soon be visiting Acland Burghley School on Thursday 6 October 2022 to deliver the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination.

The HPV vaccine is now being offered to all students, male and female and offers protection against infection from the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) which can lead to a range of cancers in later life. This virus increases the risk of developing some cancers later in life, such as cervical cancer, some mouth and throat cancers and some cancers of the anus and genital areas. By having the HPV vaccine, they will be protecting themselves and others from a very serious disease later in life.

We believe your child should be vaccinated and we are now inviting parents/guardians to register your consent for the above vaccination. The School Health Service are now using an electronic method of communication which is a faster, more efficient and a safer way to deliver your child's health information. We have developed a secure online link that parents/guardians can use to register consent for the vaccination. The process is quick and easy to use.

STEP 1: Please either register for an account if this is your first time using the Thomson parent portal or login if you have already created an account. If this is your first time registering you will receive an email to confirm your account and set a password.                                                                              

STEP 2: Once you login you can read the information on the HPV vaccination programme and indicate your consent.

Please right click on the link (open hyperlink) to access the eConsent:

Please complete the eConsent by: Wednesday 5 October 2022

If you are experiencing problems please call the help line number:             
020 3958 4181 (we do not accept verbal or email consent via the school)

If your child cannot take their immunisation in school or anything related to the school-aged vaccinations and further advice please contact the Child Immunisation Service team directly below:

For the Hammersmith & FulhamKensington and ChelseaWestminster and Camden school-based immunisation service, please contact the inner London Immunisation Team:
Ground Floor, Peckwater Centre 6 Peckwater Street London NW5 2TX
Telephone: 020 3317 5076 (Immunisation office) or 020 3317 5074 (Immunisation Nurse)


With best wishes
Acland Burghley School

Director of Learning KS3

Annie Parkin 

Year Team Leader

Will Allen 

Student Progress Leader

Eshu Christianson


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  • 27 Apr 2023
    Y8 HPV 2nd dose
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