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Johnson win Non-Uniform Day

Johnson win Non-Uniform Day

House News

Johnson House has won the termly prize of a non-uniform day for the 3rd time this academic year. So on the last day of this half term – Friday 16th February,  Johnson House students and staff are permitted to come to school in non-uniform. Usual dress, makeup and hair rules apply. The letter below provides more information.


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by Feb 13, 2018 No Comments
UPDATE: Year 7 PGL Activity Trip

UPDATE: Year 7 PGL Activity Trip


Parents of year 8 PGL students – the next installment for the PGL trip should have been paid by 29th January.  Can you please ensure that, if you have not already done so, you make the payment as soon as possible.

The dates for paying installments are as follows:

  • £50 by Monday 29th January 2018
  • £50 by Thursday 29th March 2018
  • £50 by Monday 14th May 2018


Below is the original letter sent to Year 8 parents last October:

Dear Parent/Guardian,


I am pleased to be able to offer your child the opportunity to take part in a school trip to Winmarleigh Hall PGL, In Preston, Lancashire from Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th July 2018. The trip will be led by Mr Ishtiaq (Head of Year 7) and Miss Parnell (Head of Year 8) organised through PGL Travel Ltd.


What’s it all about?
The trip features an action-packed itinerary of adventure activities but it’s not only about having fun. While they are enjoying themselves, students will be learning new skills, rising to new challenges and developing their confidence. The trip will be a great reward for a successful transition to Tottington High and enable the students to develop new skills as they get ready for Year 8. We have chosen to book with PGL because not only do they offer excellent value but they also have a reassuring 50 years of experience organising trips for schools. Their extremely high standards mean that students will be in safe hands at all times. Visit PGL‘s website to find out more about the company and the location we will be visiting.


What does it cost?
The cost per person is £185 which can be paid in instalments prior to the trip.
The cost includes:

  • Return coach travel from school
  • A full daily programme of adventure activities
  • Fun evening entertainment
  • All meals and accommodation
  • Full comprehensive travel insurance (details available on request or enclosed)

There are no extras, however if you wish, you can provide a small amount of pocket money for your child to spend in the gift shop.


What do I need to do next?
If you would like your child to go on the trip, please place your completed reply slip into an envelope, labelled Year 7 PGL ACTIVITY TRIP, also enclose your monies/cheque for the deposit of £35 by Friday 3rd November. Please note our easier and preferred payment option is to pay on line (details on the reply slip). Further payments will be required as set out below. Please note that once deposits have been paid to PGL they are not refundable and terms and conditions will apply.

  • £50 by Monday 29th January 2018
  • £50 by Thursday 29th March 2018
  • £50 by Monday 14th May 2018


If you have any particular questions or concerns regarding your child’s participation in the trip please don’t hesitate to contact me. Once places have been booked more information will follow including a parents evening about the trip in school.


Yours sincerely

Mr A Ishtiaq (Head of Year 7)
Miss D Parnell (Head of Year 8)

by Feb 1, 2018 No Comments
The Football College Open Evening

The Football College Open Evening

Parent News

The Football College is holding its Open Evening on Wednesday 7th February from 5pm to 8 pm. This is a further education college based inside Bury FC’s stadium at Gigg Lane in Bury. The college offers 16-18 year old students an opportunity to take a BTEC Level 3 course in Sports Performance & Excellence. This qualification is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and is an exciting opportunity for anyone who loves football and wants to possibly pursue a career in the game.

  • Study Sports Performance & Excellence
  • Learning in an Inspirational Environment
  • 16-18 Year College Courses
  • Multiple Player Pathways through its Networks and Partnerships
  • University Pathways

The address of The Football College is: Education Campus, Bury FC, Gigg Lane, BL9 9HR

Below is some information about the learning environment taken from The Football College’s website:

The learning environment is a key aspect of the experience we offer. The Education Campus sits within the heart of the professional football stadium providing a truly unique learning experience for every player/student. With smaller class sizes than you would experience in a main site College Campus you will receive a greater level of 1-1 support and grow much more quickly into your environment.

Further Education is about taking the first step away from school, getting work ready and becoming mature enough to take the next step again into the real world of employment or higher education. These are places where you will need to be more independent and confident, and by undertaking your education in the heart of a fully working and operational stadium you will achieve these qualities in abundance.

We believe that every young person when graduating from The Football College at Bury FC should be able to make themselves employable on two levels:

1) Employable On Paper: Your grades achieved whilst with us should allow you to take the next step and make a University want to enrol you, or an organisation want to employ you.

2) Employable As People: Every player/student will play, meaning EVERY student will benefit form the transferable skills that come with team sports. Communication, Leadership, Organisation, Team Player, Initiative, CONFIDENCE.. These are qualities that make you employable and that every employer is looking for, full stop. We aim to ensure that EVERY student leaving us possesses these skills IN ADDITION to what they leave us with on paper, and these things together will give you the tools by which to build a bright future for yourself.

if you are interested in applying but can’t make the open evening on the 7th February, there will be one final open evening on Wednesday 28th March from 5pm to 8pm.

Further information about The Football College is available on their website. Click the link below to visit the website.

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by Jan 31, 2018 No Comments
Collect green stamps as well as green points

Collect green stamps as well as green points


All our teachers have been provided with a new Green Point Stamper which they will be using to stamp your work in class as well as your homework.

During a recent Student Voice activity, some children told us that sometimes it wasn’t clear to them which teachers had given them a green point, and some didn’t know what their green point was for. So to improve the way we communicate our awarding of green points for good classwork, good homework, contribution in lessons and good citizenship in school, FROTHS bought the green stampers which we had specially made for our school.

The green stampers will be used to indicate on your work when a green point has been awarded to you. That way you will know when it was given , who it was given by, and what it was given for.

FROTHS (Friends of Tottington High School) are a team of parents, teachers and governors who work hard all year round raising funds for school which is spent on things which directly improve the lives of our students in school. To find out more about FROTHS, and how to become a member of the team, please visit our FROTHS page by clicking or tapping here.

by Jan 31, 2018 No Comments
Are you recycling right this year?

Are you recycling right this year?

Eco Council

Recycle for Greater Manchester encourage and support the people of Greater Manchester to recycle right and think about what we throw away.

They work with local councils in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford to improve the quality and quantity of recycling collected and processed.

We buy and throw away things every day. What we do with what we throw away makes a difference. Whether it’s a tram ticket, a shop receipt or a drinks can. By putting the right stuff in the right bin, we are all playing a big part in making sure what can be recycled, is recycled.


by Jan 29, 2018 No Comments
Year 9 Careers Week

Year 9 Careers Week

Parent News

Starting on 5th February, our Year 9 students will take part in Careers Week. This is a fantastic opportunity to find out about the GCSE and Vocational courses that they will take in Key Stage 4, as well as post-16 options, college, apprenticeships and careers.

More information will be posted on the school website which will explain what is happening, where and when.

by Jan 25, 2018 No Comments