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…

The students in year 7 have been learning in their English lessons how to use the technique of personification, which is when an inanimate object is given human emotions. Here is an excellent contribution by Kitty Callan, aged 11, who imagines herself as a tree and describes how it would feel to see the planet…

On the 15th October a selected group of year 9 and 10 students took a part in a dance workshop with the English National Ballet. The workshop was joint with Abbs Cross Academy, also part of the Loxford Trust. The students were a credit to the school all showing off their dance skills and working…

On Tuesday 15th October Year 7 and Year 8 girls competed in a football match against Chase High School.  It started off with Chase scoring an early goal and then Cecil started defending more and getting the ball to the other end.  We were lucky to get in one goal, scored by Destiny.  In the…

Tensions mount as the Cecil Jones Sixth Form students prepare for their Head Boy and Head Girl speeches in the next two week’s assemblies. So far 9 students have put themselves forward for this prestigious role of Head Boy and Head Girl. The candidates will spend the next two weeks making speeches in every year…

On Friday 27th September, 70 students in Years 10 and 11 visited the Towngate Theatre to watch a performance of ‘Macbeth’.At just 70 minutes, this engaging and fast-paced adaptation of Macbeth was the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for a modern audience. With themes of ambition, power and revenge, this dynamic production captivated students until the bitter end. Quite surprisingly, the entire play…

The artistic talents of Cecil Jones 6th  Form were on show today when they organised a lovely whole school charity event in aid of Macmillan Cancer support. Students baked and provided cakes, made milkshakes and ran a tombola stall. The community of the school was united in their support of this worthy cause. Congratulations to…