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.
Year 13 Student Wins Scholarship to Travel the World
At the beginning of the academic year, Marcella Cilia, Year 13, applied for a scholarship as part of a gap year scheme offered by the Royal Geographical Society.
The scheme involves travelling around the world to select destinations and working with specialists across various disciplines. The scholarship offers financing of up to £4000 to cover costs throughout the year, including air travel, food and accommodation.
With hundreds of applicants vying for a place, Marcella was one of just 25 to be shortlisted for an interview, with only 12 scholarships offer. After days of waiting, it was finally confirmed at the beginning of this week that Marcella is to be one of those 12 – a fantastic testament to her dedication and talent.
She said: “It was one of the best feelings... with hard work and passion, great things can happen.”
Marcella will begin her travels in September 2014 and will return in August 2015, when she will enter university to study geology and geography. We are all incredibly proud of Marcella and look forward to hearing all about her incredible adventures.