Pathways Evening, Great Effort and Butterflies

I would like to wish a Happy New Year to you all and welcome back our students and staff after the Christmas break.


Year 8 Pathways Evening

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On Thursday night Year 8 students had their pathways evening. Parents and carers joined the Year 8’s in school to begin the process of selecting their key stage 4 subjects. In curriculum enrichment week the students were given taster sessions for most of the option subjects and Thursday was a further opportunity to ask any questions about the courses, discuss the 6th Form qualifications that follow and the possible university destinations before employment.


Average Effort Grade Boards

 Blog 8.1.16 Top Effort Students

We believe that “with hard work, there are no limits”.  This is why we celebrate those who put great effort into their studies.  The following students came top of our effort boards and they will be rewarded by having their names placed on our honours boards.

Year 7
Linda Aspbury
Jodie Taylor
Year 8
Hannah Mabbutt
Thomas Huitema
Year 9
Elizabeth Cook
Kacie Milton
Year 10
Georgia Large
Kira Richbell
Year 11
Eva Blanco
Aimee Morgan



We celebrated the achievements of our students who have excelled in Sport or Performing Arts.  Students who receive colours are given a badge to wear and have their name recorded on our honours boards.  The following students were awarded colours:

Colours List

100% Attendance

Attending school is the single most important factor in determining academic success.  300 of our students achieved 100% attendance last term and they were awarded an Excellent Attendance badge.


Students of the week

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Students of the week for the first week in 2016 pictured with Mrs Powell and Mr Jones are : Demi-Lee Lindsay, Dominic Locke, Eloise Jackson, Georgia Large, Ryan Cole

 Austin’s Butterflies

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We have had some more work carried out by our brilliant sign writer over the Christmas holidays.  I often talk to our students about the importance of always doing our best and trying to improve upon what we have already done.  This display features six butterflies that were all drawn by a 6 year boy called Austin.  It shows how he made improvements based upon suggestions from his classmates and was able to achieve a drawing that was a dramatic improvement upon his first effort.

Austin's butterfly

Student Blog


In Technology we are learning about textiles. We are learning about the dangers and how to use equipment.  We have moved on to sewing as well. So far we have worked on:
Forward stitching
Backwards stitching
Cross stitching
Chain / loop stitching

We’ll be using these to make gloves.

By Chelsea Langford (Year 7)


New Technology

In Technology, first we did food. This was about cooking and stuff. Now we are doing textiles, which is using fabric to create stuff. It is really exciting because you learn how to sew and other things like that.
It is also helpful to me because I want to be a fashion designer and this helps me learn to sew.

By Aisa Kana (Year 7)


TA Library

The school library is an amazing world of imagination, dreams and history with hundreds of different genres of books from murder mysteries to fairytales with a twist. Get lost in a world of mystery and fun, and enjoy diving into a new book!

By Bethan Jackson (Year 7)