Y11 Information Evening

Year 11 students and parents are invited to an Information Evening in the Sports Hall on Tuesday 26th Sept 2017, where we will present and discuss various strategies for maximising success.

Details of revision materials and software will be available and a comprehensive handbook about GCSE and BTEC courses.

Letters are being posted home; please return the reply slip.

School’s Out For Summer!

School's Out for Summer Image

Another outstanding year comes to an end, and as we ponder Mr Beighton’s eloquent prose in our final end of year assembly with him, can I modestly echo his parting adjurations … please have a restful time and please do keep yourselves safe. See you in September.

Hello, Summer! — (A Last Day of School Poem)
by Gregory K.

Goodbye, classroom!
Goodbye, Teach!
You can find me at the beach…
Or in the park or at the pool
Or any place that isn’t school.

Goodbye, quizzes!
Bye, reports!
Hello days packed full of sports
And days when I’m just lazybones
While eating melty ice cream cones.

Goodbye, homework —
Lunchroom, too.
There’s so, so much I wanna do.
I know the school year flew on past…
But please, please summer — last and last.

New Website Launch

After approximately 7 years of long hard service, 150000 unique visitors and 1000000 page views to name just a few big numbers, we feel that our old website was due for retirement. It had served our community well, and considering the little known fact that one web year is equivalent to about 10 human years (probably), we believe that a long service medal and a gold watch is well over due. With that said, I am sure that you will be pleased to browse this younger and more contemporary replacement.

They say “some creatures can never change their spots”, and our website is no different. Although on the face of it our new website may look a little fresher, crisp, and responsive, as you delve deeper into its pages you should bear witness to a more refined and ‘mobile friendly’ beast that is willing and able to grow into the boots of its predecessor.  An uncommon cliché around these parts is that “not all webpages are created equal”, and you may discover that a page you once adored is now ‘missing in action’. Please be comforted in the fact we will “leave no one behind”, and all pages of significance will join the ‘published’ ranks in due course, as they pass through our stringent gentrification processes.

Thank you for reading this obituary/salutation, and please do grace us with your comments and suggestions below.


D. Holford (Co-ordinator of New Technologies)
C. Drew (Webmaster)