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. 

House Building Camp

During the Easter break a group of students integral to the SchoolHouse Project attended a four-day workshop, allowing for an extended period of uninterrupted construction.

The group produced a temporary canopy, to protect the building site from the weather, and continued work on the large timber frames. They were encouraged to familiarise themselves with a wide range of hand tools, including chisels, saws and hand-powered drills, to help them transform mortise and tenons into large beams.

At the end of the week, students competed against one another in a race to saw through the beams and to drill the fastest mortise. Well done to Mohamed Hussein and Raeem Leavy, who won the cross-cut race.

In the second week of the holiday, the school garage was demolished to make room for the house. Dame Sally was on hand to drive the digger that destroyed the existing structure.