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  • Surge Covid 19 Testing

    Published 20/04/21

    Please see the email sent home today regarding Surge Covid 19 testing arrangements. 

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  • End of term letter from Mrs Webster

    Published 31/03/21

    30th March 2021

    Dear Parents & Carers,

    Thank you so much for your continued support throughout the very difficult last few months. We are delighted to have our students back in school and return to face-to face teaching. It has been impressive how well the students have settled back into school routines and how quickly they have re-established their friendships and football teams and favourite places. They have much to catch up on and are wasting no time!  Break times and lunch times are very noisy places but we don’t mind! Our school has been empty for far too long.

    After school activities are returning. PE and Sports activities are up and running, with other curriculum areas offering an extra-curricular programme, once their work with Year 11 and 13 students has been completed.  With no terminal exams this year, teachers are busy working with students to gather the strongest and more robust evidence possible to support school assessments. They are having to work quickly and intensively as deadlines for submission are tight. Students know this and are focused and determined to demonstrate how much they know, despite school closures and much teaching being remote.

    If there is one area that needs improvement for next term it is uniform. This is predictable and we have allowed  for a period of adjustment. However, from next term all students from Year 7 to Year 11 will be expected to be in immaculate school uniform with sixth formers abiding by our smart dress code. This is a non negotiable. Our expectations are clearly explained in The Student Handbook – page 7 on our website here.Please do not allow your children to convince you that ‘everyone else does’ – they don’t! Thank you for your cooperation.

    Perhaps the one positive that has come out of school closure is the break through with independent learning, technology and parental engagement.  As parents you have engaged first hand with our live teaching and now know much more about what we teach and how our young people learn. We must build on this engagement and find ways to maximise our support for future home learning. Our curriculum is being adapted and designed to respond to this.

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  • Network Rail Competition Winner!

    Published 30/03/21

    During lock down in their Product Design lessons year 9 students entered a national STEM competition delivered by the IET and Network Rail. 

    The brief was to design an innovative product that would help Network Rail with their waste management.

    We were delighted to receive the news that Jasper was chosen as a winner for his invention. Well done Jasper!

    "My product is a small box that is handed to you at the doors of the station. All litter collected from purchases are to be scrunched up and put in the correct compartments. When it’s time to get on the train, there will be large bins at each doors for the boxes to be scrunched up and disposed of.

    A QR code will be on each of these bins for you to scan along with the code located on the side of the box, to activate reward points in the Network Rail app for discounts off of future purchases in the station."

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  • Clubs starting again!

    Published 30/03/21

    Keep your eyes open for new clubs and after-school activities scheduled to start again in the summer term!

    Look out for notices in form time, on google classroom and in lessons.

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  • Inspirational messages from our Performing Arts Sixth Formers....Keep on Smiling!

    Published 26/03/21

    Due to restrictions on  performances this year, the Performing Arts team have put a short film together with all their Sixth Form students. They have missed performing so very much and we have really missed seeing them all, but this was an uplifting, generous and inspiring way to start the day - 'Feel Good Friday' - thank you all! Keep on smiling!

     

     

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  • Who said 'Lockdown Learning' was boring?

    Published 26/03/21

    It has been delightful to see all the creative practical work coming back into school that the children have completed during lock down. This was just one of the many fabulous 'favela' that was brought in this week - well done Simon in 7HRO.

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  • Welcome back to after school PE Clubs!

    Published 26/03/21

    So nice to see the children joining in with the before and after school PE clubs again after a long break during lock down. Even on a rainy Friday night!

    Thanks to the great PE team and to our wonderful Greenhouse basketball coaches who start their sessions every day early in the morning at 7am and then again at the end of the busy day. 

     

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  • Mahalia in Year 8 Speaks Out!

    Published 25/03/21

     

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  • Covid 19 Home Tests Issued

    Published 16/03/21

    We have come to the end of our onsite mass testing for Covid 19. 

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  • Raising the voices of her local community. Nicole Fernandes de Silva

    Published 16/03/21

    Since winning last year’s under-21 category for her first art exhibition, a series of portraits of young people in South London entitled ‘Through My Eyes’, Nicole Fernandes de Silva has become increasingly confident with her photography.

    Go to the website and see the full story

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  • 'Cheer up Luv' a photography workshop

    Published 15/03/21

    CHEER UP LUV

    As part of our International Women's Day Celebrations, Ms Goodwin and Ms Bouchaib organised a Photography workshop and talk with feminist photographer Eliza Hatch. Her work is based on young women around the world who have been victim to everyday sexual harassment. Her project Cheer Up Luv has won several awards and is currently exhibiting.

    Students took part in an online discussion with Eliza and then undertook a practical workshop.

    Cheer Up Luv is an internationally recognised photo and interview series, retelling accounts of street harassment. The project combines photography with journalism, activism and social media, and has gained interest from all over the world. Subjects are photographed in public places related to their experience of harassment, then the stories are featured on @cheerupluv and cheerupluv.com.

     

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  • In Loving Memory of Daphne Marchant

    Published 15/03/21

     

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