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. 

Sixth form trip to CERN

Year 12 and 13 physics students enjoyed an inspiring visit to CERN last week, home of the world famous Large Hadron Collider.

During the trip, students learned about how CERN is helping to answer some of the most fundamental questions about the origins of our universe. They were also taught about the engineering challenges faced by those working with the vast experimental machines essential to major scientific breakthroughs, such as the discovery of the Higgs boson.

A highlight for the group was a visit to the 7000-tonne ATLAS detector, which is the largest volume particle detector ever constructed and can be found 100m underground. They also stopped by the spot where the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced in 2012, for which Peter Higgs and Francois Englert were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Our keen sixth form scientists will be closely following any new discoveries made at the location once the accelerators are switched back on this coming spring.

Ahmed Osman, Year 13, said: “The trip to CERN was really fun and we got to explore a different city whilst understanding particle physics.”

We would like to thank the two PhD students who accompanied the group on the tour and answered countless questions, covering topics from fundamental particles to life at university and future career prospects.