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24/02/21

Science at home: Choose one of these three experiments or why not have a go at all of them! How do butterflies drink? Why do slugs and snails need slime? Or, Do leaves have different colour pigments? Send us your photos to media.org https://t.co/VsSPtfBU5u

23/02/21

We have some exciting opportunities to join our teaching team . You can find out more about the roles and apply online here: https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK https://t.co/AP08j3XDxN

12/02/21

Students took part in activities this week for Safer Internet Day. Read more here> https://t.co/C4MLdyDJ9D

12/02/21

Our annual Spelling Bee took place virtually this week and we are excited to share the winners with you! Find out who won from each year group here> https://t.co/TF5k4U6pCl

12/02/21

Some had real pianos and others used virtual piano’s, the results were fantastic! https://t.co/oLxpVoKid8

12/02/21

Y8 have been studying The Blues this term and were tasked with sending in a video of them playing the walking bass line! Mrs Powell was very impressed! Well done to Isabella and Natalie for playing it in such a short amount of time! https://t.co/2nw3tPQTgF

12/02/21

Have you heard about the BAFTA Awards and BAFTA online game competition? https://t.co/VtiP2WY87o Open to all 10-18 year-olds. Have a go and share your entries with school! https://t.co/V1LdCoDfEx

11/02/21

Here's another activity you could try...can you amaze your family with a toothpick star? https://t.co/xpAjEXm1TS

11/02/21

Thank you for sharing your timelapse Lucy! https://t.co/v102dpk9j4

11/02/21

In Science this week, our year 8 students have been investigating refraction. Great work everyone! https://t.co/OQQl8rIFAR

11/02/21

Science Club at home: Do strawberries have DNA? Why not see for yourself in this weeks Science Club activity! Send your photos/videos to media.org https://t.co/fx4TO1quYd

10/02/21

Students (and teachers!) have been taking part in our Faculty Spelling Bee finals this week, concluding with Year 10 on Friday. We are looking forward to announcing the winners at the end of the week...wish them luck!

09/02/21

Critical thinking is as important as ever during remote learning - Question, evaluate and reflect on the online content you see. See more Top Tips from https://t.co/4B4a1xX6Dc https://t.co/VVG8n7YuTp

09/02/21

“What could you do if someone shared something online which you don’t think is true?” This continue the conversations about online safety by using these resources for parents and carers https://t.co/4gc9iEJXtg https://t.co/q6VHMnKXbg

09/02/21

You receive a direct message from a close friend with a picture of some designer sunglasses that say 50% off and a long link to a website you don’t recognise. What do you do? Test your online safety skills with the quiz from https://t.co/kCJojH5cCT https://t.co/Dh8Dpkij8X

09/02/21

Today is Safer Internet Day and we are working with organisations across the UK to make . Join us and find out more at https://t.co/FT50xEfbGE https://t.co/fGq43phInL

08/02/21

Some more fantastic looking recipes our students have made over the weekend, well done everyone! https://t.co/4R7g0gulgG

05/02/21

We certainly have some impressive bakers here ! Well done to the students in B9MSE for taking part in this weeks faculty challenge, these look amazing! https://t.co/nE6znDuNvR

05/02/21

Retweeted From UK Safer Internet Centre

This we are holding a live event with FC to talk about the importance of reliability online. Tune into the UKSIC channel at 1:30pm on the 9th February for your chance to see the team support . https://t.co/Jqogr161J5 https://t.co/YWf2g0ol1P

05/02/21

Jordan in Year 9 has produced this fantastic timeline of medicine in Britain for his History work this week. Well done Jordan! https://t.co/4vyK8xHbUJ

Vision & Values

Motto and Mission Statement

Our Motto: Nurturing hearts and minds

Our Mission: We will instil courage, ambition and resilience in every student to empower them to achieve greatness as a global citizen through a combined drive for excellence.

Our Aims: 
To create an academically ambitious co-educational 11-16 school community where students leave with confidence to become successful lifelong learners, to create opportunities for students to prepare for their future economic wellbeing and to develop future leaders who understand the importance of empathy/kindness for others as well as respect/love for themselves.

To create an environment where we educate the whole child through our values-based curriculum. To create a body of students who have courage to act responsibly, to use their integrity in a diverse world and who work together to create an ethos of equality amongst their peers.

To create a learning environment with high academic expectations for all our learners by working with them to build resilience for them to flourish during and beyond their school years.

Our Values

Academic rigour is important. We strive to create a school where students achieve their highest expected results in their GCSEs. We have high expectations of our students for their school and homework, where they are expected to be submit the best work possible. We aim to find a balance between academic learning and a world class character programme. We aim not to be an exam factory as we believe it is equally important for our young people to be academically capable as well as emotionally literate, well-rounded individuals who are highly-employable global citizens.

  • We are a values-based school and received our VBE schools award in summer 2017.
  • We have 12 school values which underpin our culture and ethos.

Our Homily

  • Each value is explored for a month in our weekly assemblies.
  • Our values underpin our curriculum and we look for teachable moments to embed them in the real world. For example in a Drama lesson reading Anne Frank’s Diary we may explore the values of Resilience, Diversity and Kindness when discussing how the Jews were treated by the Nazis.
  • Our rewards celebrate when our values are embodied and our consequences sanction when choices contravene our values.