Blog week ending 29th November

Posted on: 29/11/2019

The PE Department would like to congratulate all students who took part in the recent cross-country competition at the The Leigh Academy.  All participants were true ambassadors .. well done girls, you were amazing!  We should hear soon who qualified to the next round. 

Overall school positions

Year 7                   2nd out of 7 schools

Year 8 + 9             3rd out of 11 schools 

Year 10 + 11         2nd out of 4 schools

Year 7

Lottie C coming 2nd/52

Zara K 6/52

Nifemi S 18/52

Lauren C 19/52

Year 8 + 9

Tulsi B 4/73

Nazareth G 16/73

Thais G 18/73

Leah N 26/73

Georgiana H 36/73

Amy G 50/73

Adrial A 65/73

Elena D 67/73 (injured)

Year 10 + 11

Louise F 3rd/30

Faye C 4/30

Alice P 9/30

Uma L 24/30

Zara R 25/30

Kiersten W 26/30


Year 10 were amazing and Louise came third!


Year 7 at the cross country at The Leigh. They did fantastically well, especially Lottie who took 2nd place!


Year 13 Chemistry students completed a practical investigation to study the rate of reaction for their practical endorsement certificate.  Competencies being tested include; research, referral and report as well as making and recording observations.



Congratulations to our netball teams who put their heart and soul into every match played, you turn in a consistently stellar team performance at every tournament, in every game!



Thank you for all your support at our Christmas Fair, it was such a lovely festive occasion! The PFA were delighted that so many of you donated so generously and attending the fair in such large numbers.  The PFA would like to say an extra special thank you to all the students who worked so really hard on the day - amazing!

Congratulations to all forms for their brilliant .. and exceptionally professional looking Christmas hampers which made such an impact at our Christmas Fair and contributed so greatly to our grand total (please see below pictures!).  Overall, after costs the Fair raised £3,500 – a magnificent sum as I’m sure you agree.  Our Student Council have been canvassing opinion from fellow students to agree on the next student project that will benefit from the monies raised.  The current potential project under discussion is an environmental one, a gardening club to provide plants for areas within school as well as a small area set aside to cultivate herbs and vegetables.  Our Chair, Catherine Goodhind will meet with the School Council to hear their proposals.

I’m pictured below with the Mayor of Dartford, Councillor Roger Perfitt and Catherine Goodhind, Chair of the PFA. 


Pictured left school ulumni who in addition to enjoying full time careers have launched their own business selling luxury scented candles! Right, Diane Connell, Chair of Governors, Adrian Connell and Catherine Goodhind


Thank you to all students, members of the PFA and staff who helped on the day.



Pictured, WG6 students decorating their hamper.  And below that, all the winning House Hampers.


Hazel winner, 10H


Left, Beech winner 8B and right, Oak winner 8O


Ash winner, 11A


Chestnut winner, 9C


Overall Winner, 7H


Our Choir are busy practicing with me in advance of our programme of Christmas Events .. and they are sounding splendid!  We will be performing at ‘Our local Wilmington Christmas’ event on The Green on Saturday 30th November (we will be on at 5.15pm) as well as during the Christmas Carol Service which is on Thursday 12th December at 6.30pm in Wilmington Parish Church, St. Michaels. 


Christmas Lunch.

On Friday 13th December, we are having our traditional Christmas Dinner for all year groups. The set menu will be as follows:


*Please note there is no snack bar available on these days.


The cost will be £3.10. No other meals will be served on these days.

If your child is not having Christmas Lunch this day, please ensure he/she brings a packed lunch in.

The Christmas Lunch will be served by ticket only.  For catering purposes, we will need to know numbers in advance.  Payment should be made via the parent pay system using the “Christmas Dinner” option and not “Dinner Money”.  Students will then be issued with a ticket, in registration on the day.  Payments should be made by the end of the school day on Tuesday 3 December. I regret that we shall not be able to provide Christmas Dinner ordered after this date.  If your son/daughter would like the vegetarian option can you please select this on ParentPay when you make the payment.

Please note if your son/daughter is in receipt of free school meals they will receive a ticket for both days so it will not appear on your parent pay account as an option.


Best wishes,


Michelle Lawson



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