Important Letter to Parents of Year 9 & 10 Students regarding School Closure

September 2018 Dear Parent I am sorry to have to contact you with news of further delays to our building work. Despite several consultations during the summer holidays and reassurances from the construction company Kier, it has become clear today that the main school building is not in a safe state to allow all students Read More …

Governors’ Meeting with Parents (Tuesday 6th February, 5:30pm)

 Dear Parent GOVERNORS’ MEETING WITH PARENTS TUESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2018, AT 5.30 PM, IN THE LIBRARYOur next Parents’ Forum meeting will be held on Tuesday, 6th February 2018 in the Main School Library. The Governors’ Meeting with Parents is the occasion when we share our thoughts for the future as well as current progress.The items for discussion at the Read More …

Pathway Choices for Year 9

 Dear parent,Students in year 9 have received their pathway booklet today; the booklet details the subject choices available in year 10 and 11, starting in September 2018.  The students have been placed onto one of two pathways.  The EBacc pathway asks students to choose a language (French or Spanish), a humanity subject (history or geography) Read More …

Science Homework #4: Year 9

Science Homework:  Year 9  (Mrs Downing)How does an object gain gravitational potential energy?Name the different layers of the Earth.How is igneous rock formed?  Give two examples of igneous rock.What are the vertical columns in the periodic table called?Describe the process of photosynthesis. Use a word equation to help.Why does blood from a smoker contain less Read More …

Year 9 students taking part in the BBC’s School Report – Annual News Day!

Annual News Day with BBC School ReportsToday a selection of year 9 students are participating in the “BBC News School Report” which gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.Articles and videos will start to be published from this afternoon onwards on our  LIVE PAGE! (Please check Read More …

Science Homework #3: Year 9

Science Homework:  Year 9  (Mrs Downing)Why do some rocks have bigger crystals that others?How does an object gain gravitational potential energy?Combustion reactions are exothermic reactions.  What does this mean?Describe what is meant by the ‘law of conservation of energy’.How do we test for the presence of water?Describe the process of photosynthesis. Use a word equation Read More …

Science Homework #1: Year 9

Science Homework:  Year 9  (Mrs Downing)How can we test for carbon dioxide gas?What is the word equation for anaerobic respiration in humans?Write a word equation for the reaction of sodium with water.What is the difference between sexual and asexual reproduction?Describe the process of photosynthesis. Use a word equation to help.Microorganisms are an important part of Read More …