We are very proud to announce that Lexi Bushnell in year 12 will be representing Cecil Jones Academy in the National Schools Diving Championships. We offer our support and wish her the best of luck during the competitions. Around ten years ago, whilst in primary school, I was talent spotted by Southend Diving Club and…

The whole PE department would like to extend a massive congratulations to our very own Georgia Gerenta in year 9 who has been selected for the next phase of The England Basketball development programme. Georgia attended selection event on Sunday  27th October as the field was whittled down from 40 to the final 25 girls…

On Thursday 24th October, the next democratically elected Head Boy and Head Girl were chosen by the Cecil electorate and will begin their Cabinet duties in the coming days. With voter turnout high, Jack and Lucy swept to victory in a keenly fought contest that won the hearts and minds of the Cecil faithful. Congratulations…

Tuesday saw an excellent interschool rugby fixture with the year 7 boys. It was a great turnout and we would love to invite any more students interested in taking part to attend rugby practise every Thursday. The PE Department

On Wednesday 23rd October, students from Cecil Jones Academy attended an Anti-Bullying Training Day facilitated by The Diana Trust. 9 students travelled to Tabor Academy, also part of The Loxford School Trust, in Braintree and worked collaboratively with 5 other schools in the area to design and implement the ambassador program in our schools. Congratulations…

Posters up. Rosettes adorned. Handshakes all round. Election fever is sweeping Cecil Jones Academy. As the candidates weighed in with pledges and anecdotes, the Cecil faithful have clung to every word and discussed who would secure their vote. With just a few days remaining, the candidates for Head Boy and Girl have been out at…

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…