25/02/2021We work alongside Innervate; a dedicated Careers Advisory company, guiding our students through career planning and future goal setting as well as through the practical aspects of local provision, college courses and application forms. Working together enables us to help our students unlock their potential, open their eyes to all the opportunities and to help them follow their dreams. The Innervate newsletter contains lots of hints and tips on apprenticeships, work experience, college interviews and CV writing. Well worth a look!
This year might look a little different for our Year 11s but there are still lots of great opportunities to be looked into and investigated. Take a look at some of the links below and see if anything catches your eye!
To mark International Women's Day 2021, the Royal Air Force (RAF) in partnership with Amazing Apprenticeships, will be running an exclusive free webinar for students in Years 10-13, to explore the incredible apprenticeship and career opportunities available for them. Please see the link below.
Interested in becoming a dentist? Below is your opportunity to undertake 30 hours of work experience, starting with the launch day on Saturday 13th March. Interested students can apply directly on the link below.
Interested in becoming a vet? Below is your opportunity to undertake 30 hours of work experience. The launch of this exciting opportunity will take place on Sunday 21st March with future information on the link below.
24/02/2021Have we got any budding young bakers out there? Do you know your madeleines from your macarons? Your eclairs from your Eccles cakes?
Well, if you do, here is your chance to shine as Channel 4 are looking for contestants for the next series of Junior Bake Off!
You need to be aged between 9 -15 years old and filming would take place from July 2021. Applications close on Sunday 28th March 2021 and you can apply online at -
On your marks, get set, apply!! 🥧🍩🍰
22/02/2021Welcome back to the second half of term! We hope you all had a restful and happy break. The days are getting longer and spring is starting to shine through and there is lots to look forward to! 🌿🌼
We are all very much hoping that tonight's PM announcement will tell us when we can all get back to school but for now we continue with remote learning and that kicked off this morning with tutor time.
We have several competitions running over the next few weeks, so if you are looking for that little bit extra to fill the newly light evenings, then have a go at entering one of these! Details are below. Please note that for the MFL competition, entries should be emailed to your class teacher, not the address on the poster, by 8th March.
If anyone needs any assistance following the break, if your circumstances have changed or if you need any advice, please do contact a member of our staff, we are very happy to help.
11/02/2021Recognising that our students have spent a significant amount of time in front of screens over this half of term, we wanted to adopt a different approach on Wednesday and Thursday this week; declaring them "Digital Detox" days.
The plan was that all remote learning work set on those days was to be completed away from a device. It really got everyone thinking outside the box and we had a wonderful array of tasks and learning exercises set by Subject Departments. The students really stepped up to the challenge, turning in work reflective of their ability, ingenuity and creativity.
We had river diagrams made of Lego and fabric, maths practice done in colour by formulas and indices, empire plates designed and created in History, climate change reflected in recycling, new book covers created for classic tales, meal planning for 2000 calories in Science, calligrams and poems created in MFL, outdoor treasure hunts in PSHE, Chemistry experiments in the kitchen and so much more!
All of this a testament to what can be learned and achieved without a keyboard and screen. Well done to everyone, amazing efforts and we hope you enjoyed it!
9/02/2021Year 8 have been given a photography related task during their Art lessons this term and that was to find letters of the alphabet in nature or the environment. Not easy! But Year 8 took on the challenge and wowed their Art teachers with their efforts!
Well done, Year 8, awesome work!!
8/02/2021Year 7, as part of their Drama studies this term, have been gaining an introduction into the wonderful world of Shakespeare, the plays he has written and the characters he has created.
7ADI had the opportunity to portray a character from The Tempest called Caliban. They could make a mask reflective of Caliban's character, create a costume or build his den and Mrs Boorman was thrilled with the wonderful interpretations that came back!
Well done, Year 7!
'Here you sty me in this hard rock' 🎭
5/02/2021For this week’s ‘Feel Good Friday’, and as part of children's mental health week, we are encouraging you to 'express yourself'!
Self expression is about communicating your individuality, through words, clothing, hairstyle, or through art forms such as writing, lyrics, drawing, music, dance or sport. This can help you showcase your true self and make you feel good and free your mind!
The Welfare team are creating an ‘Express Yourself’ collage at school and they’d love to see some photos or examples of the things you all like to do that make you happy. Please email any photos or pieces of work you produce to Miss Fitzwilliams and she can include them. We can’t wait to see the finished piece!