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. 

Student Visits Buckingham Palace

Cherri Noel, Y9, was lucky enough to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime visit to Buckingham Palace for the launch of Prince Charles’s Step Up To Serve campaign yesterday.

Hosted by the prince and attended by David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband, the event saw all three major political party leaders pledge their support for the initiative.

The campaign aims to see the number of young people engaging in activities to help their local communities doubled to over 50% by 2020.

Cherri was one of more than 50 young people invited to the event in recognition of their services to others.

Following a picture with Prince Charles, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband on the stairs of Buckingham Palace, Cherri was chosen to join them on stage as they delivered their speeches.

Cherri said: “It was a great experience and I felt very privileged to be there to meet Prince Charles and support such an exciting project.I also spoke with David Cameron and Ed Miliband. The prime minister said that he was very impressed with my school.”

A member of her local church, Cherri has volunteered at a care home for the elderly, helped clean the Thames of litter and even donated her pocket money to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

She also took part in a sponsored row during last year’s Charity Week to raise money for the school’s sixth form trip to India, where students spent a week teaching children with physical disabilities.

The visit was an unbelievable experience that will live long in the memories of both Cherri and Mr Cooke.

Mr Cooke said: “Cherri was an absolute credit to the school and is a fantastic ambassador for everything that this project stands for.”