I am pleased to announce that, in conjunction with Young Writer’s annual competition Poetry Escape, poems by two of our Year 10 students have been chosen for publication. As a result of a national competition, Clara Robson’s poem New Forms of Art and Barbara Molnar’s work A Mask have been chosen to be printed in…

I was pleased to start the term with a Year 9 assembly that celebrated the excellent behaviour, effort and progress of our students in year 9. Today in assembly, Levi Clutterbuck was recognised as our first ‘Student of the Week’ for excellent progress and attainment in lessons across the board. Excellent work Levi! Mia Winters…

Achievement Assembly  What a pleasure it was to be able to recognise all the efforts of our year 8 students in our end of year Celebration Assembly. The students have been recognised by staff within the school both in and out of lessons for all their positive contributions. 100% attendance awards for the Summer Term:…

All students in the school have now been issued with a new school planner to be used for recording homework, home-school messages, attendance and reading journals. The planner is a crucial tool in helping students stay organised and equipped for learning. Students will carry their planners with them at all times and they should be…

It was a pleasure to start the term with a Year 10 assembly that celebrated high expectations and achievement. Today in assembly, Tania Woods earned the Student of the Week for her engagement and attainment across the board. Tania embodies the Year 10 motto, “If you are true to your work, your work will be…

GCSE 9 to 1 grades: a brief guide for parents If you have children in year 11 taking GCSEs this year, many of their results will be reported on the new grade scale which runs from 9 (the highest grade) to 1 (the lowest grade). Here’s a brief guide to what that means. Why do…

Once again Cecil Jones’ Annual Art Competition has shown the amazing talent of our students. Winning our lower school competition is Alex McPherson in year 8 with his countryside landscape. The upper school winner is year 9’s Yasmine Warren with her amazing portrait tiger. Our finally recipient is, Stefani Marcinova, in Year 10, who won…

As part of the on-going Enrichment programme for Sixth Form, this week we hosted a visit from a member of the Outreach Team from the University of Essex who delivered a session on Study Skills to the Year 13 students in preparation for their upcoming A Level exams and for when they go to university;…