On Thursday year 12 students had the privilege of attending the A- Level Sociology Conference at UCL, Institute of Education,  in London. The premise of the Conference was to enable A level students to gain an understanding and awareness into current and classic sociology of education research, theory and  methodical approaches. Students enjoyed hearing from…

  Monday the 27th of January saw four Cecil Jones Academy students attend the local holocaust memorial tree planting ceremony with Mrs Langdon. Our students were respectful while we listened to both a local Rabi and Priest explain why this day is important and how we must always remember the injustices and prejudices in the…

Last term, our Key Stage 3 students entered a nationwide creative writing competition.  The aim was to write a complete story using only 100 words, to fit the competition’s theme of ‘Hunted’. All our students took part, and we were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown by our learners throughout the task.  We were inundated by…

Career Ready is a UK charity who link employers with schools and colleges to the world of work. Cecil Jones continue to work closely with the organisation and would like to thank them for their ongoing support of the Academy. This week, 6th form students were able to attend the first of four enrichment sessions…

On Tuesday 21st January a group of year 9 and 10 students went on a dance trip to watch a performance of Giselle performed by the English National Ballet. Students were extremely amazed by the performance with many saying they did not know how dark and diverse a ballet performance could be. GCSE students also…

Southend United are setting up a free of charge Football Premier League Kicks session for young people aged 11-19 years old. This opportunity will take place at Garons Park New 4G Facility 5:00PM – 7:00PM Friday evenings Everyone is welcome and these sessions are free of charge to all.

On Thursday 16th January our year 11 students were able to watch a drama performance on road safety and take part in a workshop afterwards. This was an excellent opportunity for them to understand the consequences of drink and drug driving as well as using phones, speeding and distracting a driver. The thought provoking play…

Over the last few weeks year 7 have been learning about a pivotal moment in the history of England; the Norman Conquest of 1066. After learning how Anglo-Saxons lived, what their culture and society was like and developed the society was they looked at the significant local discovery of the Prittlewell Prince, and how this…

On Thursday 9th January we had a visitor from the MADE Training team here to deliver a motivational session to our year 11 students. He began by describing his background in television and radio which immediately captivated the students. The sessions were one hour long across the whole day with lots of interaction and audience…