News from Mr Ramsey

Pastoral Organisation

As Mrs Harrison is leaving I thought it would be helpful for parents to understand the pastoral structure for the rest of this academic year  and 2019/2020.

  • Mr Flack as Deputy Head Pastoral oversees the entire pastoral system.
  • Mr Tromans has been appointed as Pastoral Director with specific responsibility for attendance.
  • Mr Tansley has been appointed as Pastoral Director with specific responsibility for mental health and liaison with outside agencies including counselling, school family workers and Connexions.

Both will also remain as Heads of Year

  • Ms Moss remains our Pastoral Support Worker
  • Mr Newsome continues as our Behaviour Coordinator.

National Cup

Thomas Telford School 4-3 Verulam School

I would like to give my congratulations to the Year 9 football team on their superb performance in the National Cup.  Their comeback from 3-1 down was riveting and their conduct throughout the competition exemplary.  If you wish to watch the full match it can be found at:

 Mrs Harrison

Mrs Harrison departs from Verulam School today for a new life in the West Country.  I would like to thank her for her extraordinary contribution to the school during her 15 year service.  Mrs Harrison joined us as a newly qualified Maths teacher but soon claimed the additional responsibility as Head of Year 7.  Over a number of years she made this position her own and redefined this role.  After joining the Leadership Team, she continued to train and mentor a number of Heads of Year.  She also served as a teacher governor, mental health champion and has been a valued and stalwart colleague. I know many pupils and parents are grateful for her care and compassion.

Headmaster’s commendations

I would like to commend the following boys on being ambassadors for Verulam School.  They have been integral members of STEM club this year, helping to fundraise for WaterAid, campaigning to help our school community to understand the shortage of water in our region and representing our school in the Affinity Water final day of Challenge Water 2019.  Well done boys.

Year 7 – Ben Carlisle, Jack Gentleman, Tristan Gilbert, Nathan Hall, Angelo Hansen, Bobby Pickard, Ben Turnbull, Robert Evershed, Dominik Cofone, Oscar Hollingsworth, Jack Ritchie, Lewis Ritchie, Ailbe Tidd, Edward Browne, Kaleb Edwards, Tufayl Kasim. Vincent Ross, Elyan Bakour, Milan Fazekas, Fadi Hanania, Seb Jones, Robbie Laird, Alfie Penn, Abdur Siam, Harry Pearce, Vinnie Ogden

Year 8 – Joe Emanuel

Year 9 – Cameron Dunn, Faizan Qutbi, Sean Tidd

P A Ramsey



Verulam Medieval Festival 30th June

We are delighted to invite you, your family and friends to attend Verulam School’s first ever Medieval Festival on Sunday 30th June from 11am to 4pm. This will be no ordinary school fair – Verulam has joined forces with the UK’s leading provider of interactive historical events to create a full day of medieval merriment that your whole family can get involved in. There will be demonstrations and activities for all ages, including axe and spear throwing, warrior training, battle enactments and archery, as well as craft and refreshment tents.

Further details about this exciting event, along with information on how to buy tickets through Parentmail Pay are in the attached leaflet. Tickets can be bought in advance (for a discount) until 11.00am on Friday 28th June . All proceeds will be invested in improving Verulam School’s Sport and Recreational facilities.

If you would like to support the event by helping out on the day, providing sponsorship for a mention in marketing materials, providing fund matching, lending a gazebo etc., please sign up here: or contact Julie Williams at [email protected]

Crafts and stalls – if you or someone you know is interested in booking a stall space for £20 we would love to support our community’s small businesses, so please contact Gill at [email protected]

We hope to see you there.


Request for old tower PCs by 15th June

If you have any old tower PCs that are working but that are perhaps out of date, we would appreciate if you would consider donating them for a workshop in Computer Science whereby students will de-assemble and re-assemble PCs.

We are happy to return them after the workshop which will be as of 5th July.

Please liaise with Mrs Nazir to agree drop off time and point via [email protected]

Thank you.

Mrs S Nazir


For advice regarding gaining a place at Verulam School for your son via the Continuing Interest process, or for queries regarding appeals, please contact Ms K Bonass on 01727 754102 or [email protected]

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