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. 

When in Rome

During February half-term, 14 students from Year 13 visited Rome in Italy with Mr Whitlock, Ms Ledwidge and Ms Weldon.

The highlights of this theologically inspiring trip were found in the Colosseum where the Gladiator movie was filmed, and the likes of the Sistine Chapel where the famous Michelangelo painting of God and Adam is found. 

The immense religious history behind the Vatican City with St Peter’s Basilica struck the students with awe as they learnt that this is where St Peter was crucified upside down and possibly buried. On one occasion, there was a rare opportunity to see the Pope processing during Ash Wednesday up close outside a Franciscan church. 

The breath-taking Pantheon, one of the oldest buildings in Rome, sent the students’ star-gazing through the oculus in the ceiling.  The staple diet throughout the week was  found in classic Italian pizza, pasta and gelato!  It was a cultural experience that will never be forgotten and a journey into religion, history, art and culture. 

Search "Adam Whitlock When in Rome" in YouTube to watch a short video from the trip.