Year 9 motto - "Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen"

Year 9 Parents' Evening - Thursday 5 May 2022

You are now able to book both in person and online meetings with teachers of Year 9 students. These meetings are very important, especially as this is your opportunity to discuss the suitability of GCSE choices with your child's teachers. Please see the video below from Head of Student Progress, Ms Robson about the importance of these meetings.

The in-person appointments will run from 3.30 - 5 and online appointments will be from 5.30 - 7.30.

Both appointments can be booked using SchoolCloud which you log into using parent and child information. Ms Broom has created a video with screenshots of the booking process for both in-person and online meetings.

A message from Ms Robson, Head of Student Progress
Instructions for logging into SchoolCloud and booking appointments

Ms Becky Robson-

Telephone – 01865 759279


Mr Tom Haines-

Telephone - 01865 755256

The Year 9 Team are based upstairs in John Brookes.

Year 9 Vaccinations - Action Required from Parents

The Vaccination Team will be coming into school on the 3 May 2022 to deliver the Tdp/Men ACWY immunisations to all students in Year 9.

Please be aware that this date may have changed and be subject to change. Further information is available on our website: here .

If your child has AN APPOINTMENT DURING THE SCHOOL DAY and needs to leave school, please notify their year team who will be able to give your child permission to leave school.

Reporting Absence - Please note:  Year Teams are not able to record your child’s absence. If you child is absent from school for any reason, you must contact Attendance as early as possible using the online form at: Cheney School Student Absence, by emailing at: or by calling and leaving a message at: 01865 765726 - Option 1

Please spend some time going through this booklet with your child to start having conversations around their GCSE subject choices.

Students will be required to choose 4 subjects to take at GCSE, alongside the core subjects of English Language, English Literature, Maths, Science PE (not examined) and Enrichment/PHSE. Students are asked to indicate their initial preferences on Friday 21st January 2021. This is not a final choice.

Options Booklet Designs (Facebook Post)

YEAR 9 KEY DATES, 2021-2022

Tuesday 31 August and Wednesday 1 September: School closed for INSET

Friday 3 September: first day of school for Year 9 students

Thursday 23 September: Half day (to prepare for Y6 Open Evening)

Monday 1 November: School closed for INSET

Friday 3 December: School closed for Well-being Day

Monday 3 January: School closed for INSET

Friday 28 January: Year 9 HPV immunisations

Monday 28 February: School closed for INSET

Friday 18 March: Year 9 TDP/MenACWY immunisations

Thursday 5 May: Year 9 Parents' Evening

Thursday 19 May: Year 9 Options deadline

Student quick links

Tutor team Year 9

TU 1 Adi Kreminzer / Lara Fletcher - /

TU 2 Zayna Lebari / Jamshid Shahin - / /

TU 3 Oliver Toner -

TU 4 Amanda Castello / Shane Clark - /

TU 5 Robert Muddle / Najada Myrto- /

TU 6 Kieran Mclean -

TU 7 Nicola Hilton/ Lizzie Majithia / Tonya Greenhill - / /

TU 8 Ben Taberer / Jon Barquilla / Pearl Rodgers-Hatch / Sarah-Jane Lockyer - / / /

TU 9 Amanda Falconer -

TU 10 Samantha Millard-

cheney book canon - year 9 choice

Northern Lights by Philp Pullman


Winner of the 1995 CILIP Carnegie Medal.

His ‘Dark Materials’, is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about her mysterious guardian which leads to some dangerous questioning. It also marks the beginning of Lyra’s search for her friend Roger, a search that takes her to the ice kingdoms of the North where armoured bears rule. Lyra’s courage and stubborn determination lead her on this mission of incredible danger in this brilliant and imaginative story.

The author’s vivid imagination and vision is so spectacular and moving that it will leave you almost speechless with admiration and the amazingly diverse characters will be universally admired by all those who read about them. It’s completely original and totally spellbinding; a true classic that will stand the test of time much in the way Tolkien’s famous work has done.