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Students published in our Writers’ Studio Anthology

In October our beautiful anthologies arrived of writing from our 2018-20 Writers’ Studio. The Studio is made up of Year 7 students who excel in their writing skills, and who…


Sports Awards Evening, CAM Talks, Alan Gibbons and more: end of term round-up

The last few weeks of the school year are always an exciting time, with much to celebrate. In addition, as the exam season finishes, our staff plan a range of…

English, PE

“Grime gave me a voice.” Year 11 students lecture their teachers in a public speaking showcase

On Thursday 17 January, Year 11 students took to the stage to deliver entertaining and informative lectures to an audience of their parents, teachers and peers.

English, Expressive Arts (Art/Drama/Music), Humanities (History/Geography & RE), ICT/Computer Science/Business Studies, Maths, PE, Science, Technology

Annabel meets the Lord Mayor

Helping our students appreciate the joys of reading and writing is a priority for the academy, and so staff were thrilled to learn that Annabel in Year 8 had entered…


Film screening and lecture – students invited to think about how well Hollywood celebrates diversity

Dr Wilson ran a fascinating lecture on Wednesday 17 October on the film Black Panther. Popcorn was provided along with a lecture on this question: Hollywood has been praised for…


Year 7 experience a university-style lecture

Kimberley from Year 7 reports on a recent lecture she attended, designed to open Year 7’s eyes to the world of university education. “It was amazing! Year 7 have been…


Year 7 students develop their ‘Big Voices’

Just before February half term, a group of ten students from Year 7 graduated from our Big Voices project at a celebration event attended by Principal Mr Brice and the…