Y13 Success Evening 2020

A great evening for Y13 today with three 20 minute sessions focussed on supporting their preparation for mock exams in January and for the real exams in the summer.  Really good turnout with over 70% of the year group present, all enjoying tea and cakes and tips for success. 

Thanks to Mrs Stevens for organising and all the staff who supported. 

Character and Culture: Year 12 Boys Gambling Awareness

Statistics show that those most likely to struggle with problem gambling are men aged 16-25. In order to educate students about the dangers of online gambling, Tom from Gambler’s Anonymous gave a talk to Year 12 boys about the industry and shared his own story.

Thanks to Tom for coming in and for the Sixth Form team for their support in organising this, the boys were all really engaged and moved by Tom’s words.

Mrs Cooper

Well-being team

Well-being team members Sophie S, George M and Alice V started handing out teacher uplifts today.

The girls have spent a huge amount of time creating a Christmas themed thank you card for every member of staff at the school including teaching staff, support staff, administrative staff, cleaning staff and canteen staff. They also managed to get enough chocolate Freddo’s donated to accompany each of them. Some of the departments visited so far include: social sciences, science, geography and history departments.

Well done girls, what a brilliant, thoughtful idea to boost members of staff’s mood in the last few weeks of term!

Crime Society

Corla and Izzy completed their PowerPoint on Arson this week. They gave us a great insight into this crime including some interesting cases on insurance fraud. Great job guys, a really interesting crime.


Mrs Southworth

Virtual Skills Show 26-28th Nov 2020

WorldSkills UK LIVE online: Spotlight Talks on Careers, Apprenticeships and excellence in partnership with BAE Systems will bring together the UK’s leading employers and apprentices to inspire even more young people, from all walks of life, to take up technical career routes and apprenticeships. Taking place from 26 – 28 November.

https://www.worldskillsuk.org/directions/worldskills-uk-live-online/spotlight-talks-on-careers-apprenticeships-and-excellence-in-partnership-with-bae-systems?fbclid=IwAR1xvXdiKdbqx9Vlg-Yzwa-1VXD-1xrl1KD-UQUM9yBmpSFGPW7xS14RgNw

NHS careers week

This week Y12 and Y13 Health & Social Care students took part in a variety of career taster sessions hosted by George Eliot hospital. 


Students engaged with Nurses, Surgeons and Speech and Language Therapists who discussed the roles and responsibilities of their job in the NHS and provided careers advice. 

Crime Society

This week in year 12 Crime Society Tabitha and Izzy presented their PowerPoint on their chosen crime ‘Kidnapping’. They included case studies and statistics which led to some really interesting debates.

Great job guys.

Mrs Southworth.

National Space Academy Online Year 12 Careers Conference Webinar

The National Space Academy, with the support of the UK Space Agency, is bringing its annual year 12 careers event online! This online event is aimed at 16-17 year olds based in the UK.

Join us on Saturday 28th November to hear from our speakers about their careers and top tips for forging an exciting career in the UK’s thriving, diverse space and aerospace industries. 

There will be a Q and A opportunity for you to ask our speakers, and experts from the National Space Academy your burning career questions. 

The event starts at 1.00pm – 3.30pm and you are able to join us slightly earlier from 12.45pm ready for when the event commences. 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6716052071673/WN_LzfbHcr4ThCR0-jA67H9nQ

Year 13 Maths support sessions

If you are looking for any support with A-Level maths then we have the solution for you!


During the following times there will be a maths teacher available to help answer any of your questions:

Day 1 Period 2 – Art 4

Day 3 Period 5 – BS3

Day 8 Period 5 –

E9Day 10 Period 2 – Art 3


No question is a silly question, and we look forward to helping you solve all your mathematical problems.