Effort Grade Competition – Form Group Winners
Well done to the students in 5B, 6L, 7U, 8K, 9P and 10L for achieving the best overall effort grade scores. They have been awarded a free mufti day on the last day of term. Congratulations to you all.
Please remember appropriate clothing should be worn ie. no crop tops or hot pants-style shorts.
GCSE results will be available to collect from the school hall on Thursday 24th August, between 9:30-11:00am. If you are not able to collect them in person you can nominate someone else to do so on your behalf, but they must have your written permission. Any results not collected on the day will be posted to your home address.
Our first Year 11 students had their Prom on Friday 30th June. We are so proud of them and are pleased they had this opportunity to “let their hair down” after all their hard work. We wish them all the very best for in their future endeavours.
On Thursday 16th March 2017, we were very excited to host a writing workshop for some of our Year 10 girls with the author Laura Jane Williams.
Laura uses a number of platforms to publish her writing: she is the author of Amazon bestseller ‘BECOMING’ (Hodder & Stoughton) and wrote a weekly column in Grazia magazine. In addition, she is Marie Claire magazine’s’ #BREAKFREE From Fear’ ambassador, and has published everywhere from The Guardian to RED to Buzzfeed, The Metro, Stylist and The Telegraph as well as online via Instagram and her blog. Her second book, ‘ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST’ is out in April 2017. She often gives talks and sits on panels about being a woman and being a writer and teaches creative writing, too.
Testimonials from two of our Year 10 girls who attended her workshop:
“Meeting Laura Jane Williams was such an incredible opportunity! All through our school lives, we learn how to write to please an examiner. With Laura, we were taught ways to write a piece that people will WANT to read and be inspired by! She has motivated me to write more passionately with confidence. I am so thankful for the possibility of meeting someone so encouraging and influential. Laura was so friendly and made everyone in the room feel like they can relate to her and not be uncomfortable saying anything.
When I write next, I will use the advice and skills I have been given to really enhance my piece and be proud of it.” LAYLA
“The writer Laura Jane Williams visited to do a writers’ workshop. She taught us valuable skills like how to adapt your writing to specific audiences, or even social media to engage with people and tell your real life stories in an interesting way! She assured us that there’s a writer in everyone and we don’t need to be a stereotypical writer in an American coffee shop to access it”. LUCY
We are going to be holding a talent Showcase Night for students at the end of term. We want as many students to be included as possible. If you have a talent that you want to show then come and take part in the auditions which will take place in M7 on Monday 6th March from 3.00pm for Year 5/6 and Tuesday 7th March from 3.15pm for Years 7-11. The end time of these auditions will be dependent on the numbers auditioning, but shouldn’t be later than 4.00pm. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a solo or group act.
If you are interested in coming along please sign the sheet on the Drama Room door (after gaining written permission from your parent/carer – a note in your planner will be fine).
The Showcase Night will be held as a competition, with the winning act being selected by a panel of judges.
Come along and have a go!
If you have any questions please feel free to speak with us.
Ben, Emilia, Oliver and Amy
Head Boy/Girl and Deputy Head Boy/Girl