Year 9 Options 2024-2026

Dear parents and carers of Year 9 students, 

It is finally time for your child to choose their options. Most students are excited at the prospect of this, as it is their first real opportunity to take control of their education. It also allows both school and home to talk to students about the courses and careers that they may follow when they leave school.

Our approach at Bishop Luffa is to emphasise the opportunity that this gives students to really immerse themselves in subjects that they enjoy; however, it is also important that students do not narrow their focus so much that they limit their options when they leave school. The role of teachers, parents and carers is to help the children to find that balance.

There are a number of key dates during the process:

Wednesday 3rd - Friday 5th January 2024 Faculties talk to students about their subjects
Wednesday 3rd January

14-16 Course booklet issued online to students

Year 9 Assembly to explain process

Monday 8th January Windows for making preliminary online choices starts.  Instructions will be emailed to parents and carers.
Thursday 11th January

Year 9 Grades issued

Year 9 Options Information Evening (parents and carers only) - 5.30pm

Monday 15th January Deadline for Year 9 Preliminary online choices deadline
Thursday 25th January Parents' & Carers' Consultation Evening (Parents, Carers & Students) - 4.00pm - 7.00pm Virtual
Monday 29th January Year 9 final online choices deadline

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Head of House or Mr Stuart White, Deputy Head, who will be running the options process.

Thank you for your support,


Austen Hindman
Head Teacher