Order forms are available from the Key Stage Offices or download from this link. Last date for orders is 20th June 2014.


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Financial Support from the school

The school receives dedicated additional funding to support the education and welfare of disadvantaged and vulnerable students.

Some of this funding is used to provide additional staffing that supports the learning, progress and wellbeing of these students.

The funding is also used to provide a range of financial support that may include:

  • Help to meet the cost of school trips
  • Help to meet the cost of learning resources, such as revision guides and text books
  • Help to meet the cost of uniform
  • Help to meet the cost of different types of tuition (music tuition, learning support etc.)

Largely the funding is directed towards students in receipt of free school meals, or those who have previously been eligible for free school meals. We do however look at each case or request independently.

If you think you need such support please contact us in confidence. In the first instance please contact our school Bursar, Mrs J Cooper either by telephone, through the main school switchboard, or by email – jcooper@imberhorne.co.uk



We value open communication with parents and use a range of different methods to communicate as effectively as we can.  This website contains detailed information about the school and its operations, generally most information will be posted here, including all letters that are sent home.

All formal communication about events, trips and activities are communicated in writing; this information will either be posted or sent home with students.  In addition we also email the content of these letters to parents.

Finally we use Twitter and Facebook to post urgent information, knowing that Facebook content is actively ‘pushed out’ to subscribers means we can usually be confident that such messages are disseminated quickly.  Facebook is particularly well suited to celebrating achievements, we therefore also use it to share images of school events, trips and activities, we find that this is much appreciated by students and parents.

For full details of our communications policy see this link.



East Grinstead town council are currently undertaking a consultation exercise regarding their proposed Neighbourhood Plan.

We would like to take this opportunity to clarify our thoughts about possible future developments in the town. The school's Windmill Lane site has been identified, along with a number of other sites in East Grinstead, as a potential area that could be developed for housing. Whilst we appreciate that this is unlikely to be a short term outcome it has the potential to ultimately lead to the rebuilding of our lower school (currently at Windmill Lane) as a separate but adjacent school alongside of our existing upper school site at Imberhorne Lane.



Possible costs for the start of the Autumn term and beyond
In response to parental requests we have created a summary of possible costs associated with the start of term for students in each year group. Please click here to see the summary sheets. We hope these sheets help you budget appropriately for what we realise can be an expensive point in the year.

Please note that we have shown on these sheets all possible costs, this includes optional trips. These costs will appear on Parent Pay (our on-line payment system) when necessary. Costs associated with the start of term will appear on Parent Pay from September, letters informing parents/carers of when these requested payments are due are usually issued in the first few weeks of term.

We would like to remind parents and carers that the school is able to support anyone who has difficulties making requested payments. Please enquire about such support through the school bursar.

  Sport Relief - 21st March 2014  
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For the third year we took part in the BBC News School Report on Thursday, 27th March 2014.

To view the results look here.



... that the Summer Term 2014 starts for students on Wednesday, 23rd April.



Please note that the school entrance from Dorset Avenue is only intended for pedestrian access.  We cannot accommodate cars being parked in this road since it causes real congestion and has a significant impact on local residents.

We are requesting that our community police officer visits Dorset Avenue at the beginning and end of the school day to help ensure that the entrance is kept free of congestion.


  Exam season is approaching and to help in your revision the KS4 staff have compiled this Revision Guide. There are also revision sessions being held in school - here is the timetable.  


Congratulations to our young gardeners supported by Mr Langstone and Mrs Daw.  They feature in a case study recently created on the Royal Horticultural Society website, the article recognises their wonderful achievements both within and beyond the school. 

To see the article please click here.



To accommodate exam timetable changes, the Year 11 Boat Party has unavoidably been moved to the later date of Tuesday 17th June 2014.



We are currently reviewing our e-learning strategy and are looking for parental opinions on a range of e-learning issues. It would be appreciated if you could spare ten minutes to take a brief survey to share your views.

Click here to participate in the e-learning survey.



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We are getting a large number of 'undeliverable' responses when we send out bulk emails, so if you have not received any letters by email so far this term, please contact your son's/daughter's Head of Year to advise/update your email address.



Lessons are available on a wide variety of instruments during the school day at Imberhorne. For drums, piano, and guitar lessons fill out the school application form and for singing, brass, woodwind, strings and guitar go through the West Sussex Music Trust. Please note that guitar is taught both by our school teacher and through county.
If you would like your son or daughter to have lessons see this letter for full details.
Follow this link for the WSCC Application Form and this one for the regulations and conditions covering group lessons.


Thursday, 24th April
09:00 -  Provisional GCSE Dance Moderation
Friday, 25th April
6th form Higher Education Conference
Monday, 28th April
09:00 -  GCSE PE external moderation day
AS Photography exam 1
Tuesday, 29th April
Year 7 ICT trip (P,G & T)
AS Photography exam 1
Year 13 Media (Oscars) evening
Wednesday, 30th April
AS Photography exam 1


22nd April 2014



If you wish to enquire about the hire of our facilities please contact Jan Kirby by email, on jkirby@imberhorne.co.uk, by telephone on  01342 310982 or in person on a Monday between 8am and 3pm or Wednesday between 8am and 4pm.
Alternatively, contact can be made on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, between 9am and 10am only, on 01342 310982.  Term Time only.



The ‘Doddle’ website provides curriculum resources to students in all Key Stages.
You can find a link to it under the 'Students' tab above.



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