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STEM Clubs
by R Mansfield (Teacher) - Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:47 AM

STEM clubs are starting up this week but will have slightly different timings. The activities are now split over two afternoons after school:

  • Wednesday - STEM: Science (This will include science club and other activities related to interesting science topics)
  • Thursday - STEM: Logic (This will ...
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Summer Reading Challenge Leaflets
by P Ward (Staff) - Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:40 AM

Thank you to everyone who has returned their Summer Reading Challenge booklets to the Library already, but there's still time if you haven't brought yours in yet.  Just pop into the Library and put it on the box on the desk by Friday 20th September!

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Drama Club Starts TODAY (Monday) - 3:15 - 4:15pm DS1
by K Shackell (Teacher) - Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:24 AM

We hope to see you there!


Drama Department 

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Music Notices Monday 16th September
by R Walker (Teacher) - Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:11 AM

Jazz Band and vocal Group are on at lunch time today, and woodwind is on tomorrow lunchtime - please come and join us.

Today's instrumental lessons and percussion, violin, brass and signing - please check the timetables by the music practices rooms or come to see me if you need help.

Little Shop of Horrors Band - please come to a short meeting at 10.45 (morning break) in the music room.

Sri Lanka 2019 Team - please come to a short meeting TOMORROW at 10.45 (morning break) in the music room.


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Spanish Club Starts Monday 16 Sept
by J Robins (Teacher) - Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:01 AM

...oh yes, that is indeed today! Please come along to room 10 for a 12.45 start. Schedules are on the website / on my door and I have copies if you'd like to take them away. 

Hasta luego

Mr Robins 

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by A Barclay (Teacher) - Monday, 16 September 2019, 7:55 AM

Just a reminder that there will be year 7 football club on today and tomorrow (Tuesday 17th) in preparation for a school match next week. Details about the game will be posted sometime this week.

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PE Weekly Schedule - come and get involved!!
by J Loosemore (Teacher) - Monday, 16 September 2019, 7:50 AM

Please have a look and come and join in! Last week was great for attendance so let's make it another fab week :-)

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GCSE French Revision
by L Jones (Teacher) - Monday, 16 September 2019, 7:35 AM

GCSE French revision will be taking place in room 28 with Mr Jones at 12.40. Bring your lunch and come along. 

See you at lunchtime. 

Mr Jones


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Year 11 History After School Revision Session
by A Binding (Teacher) - Monday, 16 September 2019, 6:45 AM

A reminder that the first History Revision session after school today begins - 3.05-4.45

Mrs Rushmere's class please go to Mrs Kenny's classroom in H3 if you are unable to make your Wednesday Lunchtime slot.

Session 1 = Elizabeth's Problems and Decisions

Many Thanks

Mrs Binding

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by Lottie MARSHALL Y11 S 11 (Student) - Sunday, 15 September 2019, 6:45 PM

Just a reminder that there is a meeting today at break time in B4 for anyone who is interested in coming to the Sports ACTSLAB that will be running for the next two weeks during lunch time. All years are welcome and the sports we will be running are Bench Ball, Football, Basketball and Badminton. We hope to see you all there.

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Panto - 'Sleeping Beauty'
by C Oram (Teacher) - Friday, 13 September 2019, 3:46 PM

Dear All,

Following last year's huge success of 'Aladdin' we are going to be performing another Pantomime this December.  

The Panto will be student-led, with the playwrights directing the show, so an excellent opportunity to be involved in something completely driven by yourselves.

If you are interested in auditioning you will need to attend a meeting on TUESDAY lunchtime in the Drama Studio where you will be given more information.

We hope to see lots of you there - oh yes we do!

Thank you,

Lydia and Hannah.


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GCSE Art & Photography Booster studio sessions
by C Rose-Burns (Teacher) - Friday, 13 September 2019, 10:46 AM

Starting Today for Art and Wed for Photography students in  yr 11

Please remember to Attend your Art / Photography Booster Session in preperation for your GCSE Mock in a few weeks (this counts towards your actual GCSE grade)


Art room 36 Monday 3 to 4;30

Photography room 34 Wed 3 to 4-30

Thank you Mrs Rose-Burns

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Book of the Week
by G Pugh (Staff) - Friday, 13 September 2019, 9:38 AM



“When Suzy hears a strange noise in the middle of the night, she creeps downstairs to find a train roaring through her house. But this is no ordinary train. This is the magical delivery express for the Union of Impossible Places.


Whisked on board by a troll-boy, Suzy's world is turned upside down when she's asked to deliver a cursed package to a fearsome sorceress. And quite suddenly, Suzy realizes the fate of the Impossible Places is in her hands...”

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Word of the Week
by G Pugh (Staff) - Friday, 13 September 2019, 9:38 AM

Word of the Week


for the w/b 16/09/19 is: PROBITY (noun)


Meaning :  The quality of being honest and behaving correctly.


Example :  “Her personal probity is exemplary.”


Get your sentences to the Library by the end of the day on Friday 20th September for your chance to win house points and a sweet treat!

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Model United Nations 2019
by S Collinson (Staff) - Thursday, 12 September 2019, 3:53 PM



There are a number of senior positions for the MUN committee which are open to all students who are taking part in MUN 2019. They are as follows:-

SECRETARY GENERAL - Chairs the conference 

ASSISSTANT SECRETARY GENERAL - Assists the Secretary General and takes a ...

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by A Barclay (Teacher) - Thursday, 12 September 2019, 8:34 AM

There will be training next Monday AND Tuesday in preparation for a game on the following Monday. If you want to be considered for the team, please come to football club on both days. Please remember that if you do not make the team for the first game, that DOES NOT mean you won't be considered for future games so please continue coming to football club after school. This also applies to those who make the team.


Thank you.


Mr Barclay

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Summer Reading Challenge
by P Ward (Staff) - Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 8:38 AM

If you took part in the Summer Reading Challenge over the long summer break, remember to return your leaflet to the Library by 20th September to receive your rewards.   Achievement points are available for all reading done over the holidays!

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Please read on Friday: Spanish Club starts soon!
by J Robins (Teacher) - Friday, 6 September 2019, 8:02 AM

Spanish club begins on Monday 16 September, 12.45 - 1.10 in room 10. All welcome. The weekly schedule in on my door / on the school website and I have spare copies in my room if you'd like to take one away. 

We will cover basics in grammar / tenses to begin with. Years 10 and 11, it is assumed that you will want to attend to make sure you are experts in the areas covered and of course you can provide support for younger students at the same time.

Any questions, please come and see me and I'll be happy to help.

Muchas gracias,

Mr Robins  

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Y11 Science Exams
by H Hutton (Staff) - Friday, 19 July 2019, 8:09 AM

All students will be sitting 6 GCSE Science exams in Summer 2020 :

  • Exams in Biology B1, Chemistry C1 and Physics P1 in May 2020
  • Exams in Biology B2, Chemistry C2 and Physics P2 in June 2020

In order to emulate this spacing of Science GCSE exams, our six Mock exams have been scheduled to be ...

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