May 09, 2022

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The Easter holidays saw the first overseas trip take place for three years when 45 Year 9 students set off on a five-day trip to the beautiful Rhine valley in Germany. Once over the shock of a 3.30am start, the students and staff settled down for the 500 mile journey. We already knew that the [...]

May 09, 2022

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We had a number of Year 10 students compete in the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. This is a national competition open to Year 11 students and below, it is a 60 minute, multiple-choice Challenge. It is designed to encourage mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. The problems on the [...]

Apr 25, 2022

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A band in Year 13 (Madi Bishop, Ellen Baxter, Ben Lucas, Toby Arnold and Theo Quick) were lucky enough to experience performing live at an established music venue, The Stables, on Monday 21st March. The performance was part of the annual Bedfordshire ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition, which comprised several bands from upper schools and [...]

Apr 25, 2022

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The Sixth Form students have had an insight in to the different roles in the Uniformed Protective Services and what their jobs entail. They have learnt about the physical aspect of the jobs and why health and fitness are important in the uniformed protective services. They have also learnt about teamwork and the importance of [...]

Apr 25, 2022

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Recently we have had a number of external speakers from an array of public services come into school to further enrich the educational provision that is offered to our students. We were fortunate to gain first-hand knowledge from a local firefighter, members of the police force and a guest speaker form the prison service. They [...]

Apr 25, 2022

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On Friday 4th March 180 Year 12 students visited the ‘What Career Live’ Exhibition at the NEC Birmingham. This is an event for 15-19 year olds to help them decide what to do after leaving school; whether this be an apprenticeship, school leaver programme or university after A Levels. Students were able to find out more [...]

Mar 28, 2022

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It felt like a monumental occasion to have the Year 13  Commercial Music class perform live in the school theatre on 15th March, following the cancellation of their GCSE  performance exam evening in March 2020. With this weighing on the students’ minds throughout the planning and rehearsal process that began in January this year, they [...]

Mar 28, 2022

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Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th March marked our very first live music performance evenings since March 2020; a truly joyful reminder of how good it feels to celebrate our students’ musical achievements. The students in 11/A and 11/C had been preparing for the performance since January this year, creating plans based on a brief provided [...]

Mar 28, 2022

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On the 7th and 8th March, the English department were pleased to welcome back theatre company Box Clever, as they performed their adaptation of Macbeth for students in Years 10 and 11. This was a wonderful opportunity to see the play live, and for some enthusiastic individuals to participate in key scenes such as the [...]

Mar 14, 2022

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March 3rd was the 25th anniversary of World Book Day with the theme this year being 'you are a reader'. Teachers brought in their favourite books and discussed with students their journeys as readers. Tutor time was a dedicated World Book Day session with reading tips, videos and a themed Kahoot to play together, which was [...]
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