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. 

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award

Mr Lawrence, Mr Prasad and Miss McCartney: 23 year students completed their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition in the beautiful New Forest last weekend. This involved three days of hiking, carrying their own equipment and food and being completely self-sufficient.

The external assessors noted the progress our students had made since the practice expedition in March and it was good to see their camp craft and navigation skills much improved. We were very fortunate to have sunny weather.

Students are now completing their skill, physical and volunteering sections and should receive the award in September. This final expedition was the culmination of months of preparation and training covering camping skills, navigation, first aid and actual practice hikes. Well done Team Silver!