Secondary School Entrance Changes

From Monday 14th January our entrance on Wood Lane will be open to students only until 8:55am. Students will also leave via this entrance as usual at the end of the school day. Any students arriving after 8.55am will have to enter via the Du Cane Road entrance and register at the all-through reception, which is located in the Primary. They will then be escorted to their lessons.  

All visitors, parents and guests will arrive and leave via the Du Cane Raod entrance, at all times and also check in to the all-through reception.

The all-through reception is reached by following the pavement around to the left and entering the primary building. 

Speak Out Challenge

Ms Forsyth: On Thursday, 25 Year 10 students took part in Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge. This is a programme run by Speakers Trust and funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation to improve students’ skills, confidence and their desire to speak in public.

During the day, students were given an opportunity to speak on a range of topics and the trainer commended the students, saying “this was an excellent group of intelligent, lively and articulate young people and they were very focussed”.

Feedback from the students themselves was also positive, Klaudia said “it was a great confidence boosting experience” and Eman described it as “an excellent opportunity to learn new skills”. I particularly enjoyed a persuasive speech from Sumet about homework being bad for your health because you should be outside in the fresh air, taking exercise – nice try!

All students should be congratulated for their hard work and focus, the winners for the best speeches were Hajar Benmehdia, Reece Healy Elliman and Ezra Gill.