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  • Sixth Form Textiles Students at FAD Fashion

    Published 12/02/19

    Lower Sixth Textiles Students have started this years series of Saturday schools run by FAD Fashion.

    We know, from experience, that this is a fantastic opportunity for them to work with other creative designers, meet industry professionals and develop skills that will be crucial to those of them who are thinking of a career in the fashion industry.

    Maria from FAD told us, 'After last Saturday’s intensive creative research day at the Victoria adn Albert Museum, this week the Fashion Futures students got hands-on with introductions to pattern cutting, draping, and sewing on the industrial machines – all key skills they’ll need as they develop their designs in the weeks to come.

    We were happy to welcome new volunteers from ASOSKaren Millen and Seraphine,  who helped the students to get to grips with new vocabulary, tools and techniques.

    In the draping session, students worked in 3D to create a range of silhouettes and fabric manipulations on the stand.

    The next task was working to transform a half-scale dress block into a working pattern: moving darts, manipulating the skirt shape, drafting a facing and adding seam allowance.

    The next task was to cut out the pattern pieces in calico and piece them together to construct a half-scale dress.  Many students were using the industrial equipment for the first time – but after some careful practice with foot control, they were stitching away like pros.'

    If you want to know more about the project or  see how the students are getting on then follow them on social media @FADCharity for more news and updates, as well as our Instagram stories live every Saturday.

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  • Half Term Basketball Camp

    Published 12/02/19

    Calling all Year 5 and 6 girls and boys!

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  • Frantic Assembly Workshops

    Published 08/02/19

    Frantic Assembly workshops in school, masterclasses in physical theatre for Upper School.

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  • Year 9 Creative Industries Day

    Published 08/02/19

    Thank you to all the staff who helped organise such an amazing Specialism Day last week. In the run up to Yr 9 choosing their 'Options' they were all invited to opt for trips and workshops that in some way would explore the vast  possibilities of employment in the Creative Industries. 

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  • Careers and Aspirations Fair

    Published 03/02/19

    Thank you to everyone who joined us on January 31st for our annual Careers Fair.

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  • Friday 1st Feb School Open As Normal

    Published 01/02/19

    There has only been a light dusting of snow overnight.

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  • Important Safety Message

    Published 23/01/19

    Please note

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  • Students Visit to Wimbledon School of Art

    Published 21/01/19

    Thank you to Miss Ockwell for organising Wimbledon School of Art this week.

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  • School Open as usual Monday 21st Jan

    Published 18/01/19

    The school will be open as usual on Monday 21st January.

    Engineers have been on site over the weekend and the heating is on and working across the school.

    Sixth Form exams that were postponed on Friday 18th January will happen on Monday 21st January.


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  • Thank you for your generosity.

    Published 20/12/18

    Thank you to everyone for their kind donations to the West Norwood and Brixton Food Bank.

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  • End and start of term arrangements

    Published 14/12/18

    Dear Parent and Carers
    Arrangements December 2018/January 2019

    Re: Important Information for Parents Dear Parents/Guardians/Carers, End/Start of Term

    Please be advised that the school will close for students for the start of the Christmas break on Friday 21st December 2018. On this day, school will finish at 12:40pm. Lunch will be provided for those who request it.

    Friday 21st December will be an Own Clothes Day – all students are asked to contribute £1 on the gate towards our chosen charities.

    Monday 7th January 2019 has been designated as an INSET day and the school will be closed to students.

    The school will reopen for students on Tuesday 8th January 2019 at normal time – 8:30am.
    As is tradition at this time of year, we will be encouraging everyone in school to help us raise much needed funds for a range of charities that we have been talking to the children about in assemblies this week.

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  • Norwood Factor Tickets Selling Fast!

    Published 14/12/18

    Get your tickets early and avoid disappointment!

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