Year 10 Photography Enrichment

The Y10 enrichment photographers had the topic of ‘light’ this week having looked at natural light, low light and the use of flash over the last few weeks. The image by William uses an even natural light for a ‘found’ still life with the round shapes of the empty snail shell contrasting with the linear branches, leaves and stems which create a natural frame for the shell.


Keep up to Date

As part of our commitment to reviewing and improving our communications with parents, we have invested in the SIMS Parent App. The App enables parents to check and, crucially, to edit the various contact details that we hold on our database. Using the App will ensure that our records for addresses, medical conditions, email accounts and phone numbers are 100% up to date which is very important from a safeguarding perspective.


Five Oxbridge University Offers

Five offers to study at either Cambridge or Oxford University, have been made to current Year 13 students. Students have succeeded in a rigorous entry process during an obviously difficult year in which the usual demanding tests and interviews of their College or University of choice had to take place entirely online.


Running for Romanian Roxy

Ella (8E1) set herself a challenge to run 113k for her 13th birthday with her Romanian rescue dog Roxy.

They had 4 weeks to cover the distance which meant squeezing in short runs after school and longer 10k runs at the weekends.

Ella has raised over £350.00 which will go to the charity, Saving Romanian Strays, which saved her dogs life.


World Book Day

Winners & Prizes!

The bookmark contest, adjudicated by the Library team, has a 1st, 2nd and 3rd; the other competitions, judged after much head-scratching and agonising by Mr Clayton, have just a single prize for each winner, but everyone who entered the Masked Reader competition or whose work for World Book Day was shortlisted by their teachers will receive a Kudos point.

Thank you to all who took part, it was great to see your creativity and bookish passions brought to life, and cake.


7P1 Theatre Champions

Congratulations to 7P1 for winning the World Theatre Day competition this year!!! 

10/10 correct answers with the most exciting answers from their teachers, including finding out that Miss Suggitt was once a pink lady in Grease when she was younger!



Whole School Poetry Competition

There were 50 entries from across the year groups to the whole-school poetry competition. It was fantastic to read every one, and to appreciate the emotion, imagination and craft that students put into their work. Judging was tricky but no punches were thrown, and ultimately Mr Robbins, Miss Devitt and Mr Clayton were unanimous in their choices.

The overall winner, whose poem follows below, was Clementine Barry from 9D3.


Composition Competition Success

Two Sixth Form students, Ceri (13D5) and Lucy (12P2), have been selected as winners in the prestigious national composition competition run by ORA Singers.

They were competing against students from across the whole nation for the chance to create a piece for this renowned professional choir. For the Youth Competition, they were seeking young musicians with the potential to write a piece of new music.

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