Blog week ending 29th June

Posted on: 29/06/2018

On Thursday, periods 1 and 2, Year 7 took part in a Shakespeare Festival – the final stage of a project they had been working on in their English and Drama lessons for about a week. We saw five performances on the day inspired by ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, all teeming with fairy mischief and tangled love stories. The girls performed with enthusiasm and confidence, and the costumes were absolutely amazing! Congratulations go to the most entertaining playlet of the day performed by 7B, and to the runners-up from 7O. All this was followed by some merrymaking which involved eating refreshments, playing games, chatting and socialising with peers. Who says that Shakespeare isn’t fun?

Pictured, the ‘Most Entertaining’ of the day 7B

Pictured, the ‘Runners up’ 7O

Pictured, the Judges!



PFA notices

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The Science Department invited veterinarian, Dr Rolf, to give a talk to those of our Y9 & 10 students who are considering a career within the field of veterinary medicine.  Dr Rolf has completed her veterinary degree and is now working in a veterinary hospital in Bristol which specialises in neurology cases.  Dr Rolf spoke about her course in terms of the modules covered and field experience – including a placement in an abattoir!


This year’s GCSE & A Level Art Exhibition contained a dazzling range of pieces.  Students work took in sculpture, installations, mobiles and 3-D artworks in additon to more ‘traditional’ medium.  Moderation has taken place and we eagerly anticipate the outcome. 





 Mrs Chambers, Head of MFL organised a focus day for our Y10 students.  The purpose of the day was three-fold;

  • To ensure students have a detailed understanding of their GCSE speaking exam.
  • To create strategies and resources for all sections of the exam
  • Explore the benefits of studying a language beyond GCSE

Sessions ranged from ‘How to get top marks’ to a lively cultural quiz hosted by our Y13 language students.  The day ensured our students are not only fully equipped for the final year of their MFL GCSE’s but crucially, exposed them to the power of MFL ‘A’ levels in terms of both University opportunities and prospects within the workplace.

Music students performed at Bluewater Shopping Centre.  They each gave confident and accomplished performances on the grand piano to an audience of shoppers and family members who had come to listen to them play, the support was greatly appreciated!  Mrs Dent was pleased so many people stopped to admire their playing and incredibly proud of the standard of their performance.