Jack and the Beanstalk

Last night was our staff pantomime - both performances sold out, no-one asked for a refund, and £1500 was raised for charity. Congratulations to all involved, especially scriptwriter Nick Simms and producer Simon Robson.

Carols by Candlelight

The Choir and Lower School Choir led a privileged congregation in a festive, candlelit service of nine lessons and carols with a wonderful ambience.

Micro:bit coming soon

Early in the New Year all Year 7 pupils will receive their micro:bit computer from the BBC. Last Friday (5 Dec 2015) members of the computing department were fortunate to be among some of the first teachers nationally to get hands on and program these amazing devices. Year 7s can already start coding on this website www.microbit.co.uk in readiness for the arrival of their micro:bit. For a short introductory video please go to: https://www.microbit.co.uk/getting-started/meet-your-microbit#​ or for ideas of some of the things that can be made: https://www.microbit.co.uk/#lesson​. The mircro:bits will be sent to school and given out in computing lessons.

Biology Field Work

6th Form Biology students enjoying ecology fieldwork at FSC Orielton, Pembrokeshire.

GCSE Celebration Evening

Lots of proud faces last night as our old Year 11s received their GCSE certificates.

Alton Towers

Our Year 11s had a day of roller-coaster fun as an immersive way of supporting their learning about energy and forces. *Some* of the teachers had a go too...

Year 7 Team Building in Ambleside

Our annual team building trip for the new Year 7 pupils moved to a new venue this year - the beautiful waterside village of Ambleside, in the Lake District. They participated in a wide range of activities over a memorable three days.

BBC Media Day

BBC News presenter Roger Johnson led a workshop for our Year 9 pupils. They then used his advice to create their own video news features.

News from Nepal

Former Physics teacher Simon Rimmington, recently returned after three years in Nepal, led our assemblies this week. He shared his experience of being in an earthquake zone and how it had affected people who live there. He showed some photos of the children whose school was destroyed who are going to have a new earthquake-proof school built using money raised by UK schools, including ours.

CERN

Our Lower Sixth Physics students flew to Geneva to visit CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider. They had guided tours of the facility by leading scientists who were happy to try and answer their many questions about the universe.

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