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September 2017

  • Papa's - A celebration in memory of Steven Hughes

    Published 28/09/17

    What a wonderful evening we were all treated to last night - but one tinged with sadness.

    Our annual celebration of all things 'Performing Arts' was it's usual, typical, flamboyant affair - with every single one the talented nominees dressed to impress as instructed! It was a pleasure to see so many familiar faces, supportive parents and students returing to support the faculty, those who are starting University, Dance or Drama school for the first time or those with a little more experience - all coming back to perform their own compositions, pick up an award or accompany the band. The first half ended with a tribute to dear Steven Hughes, an incredibly gifted musician, who, at only 21,  lost his battle to cancer only a couple of weeks ago. He will be sadly missed, many staff and pupils will remember him playing so beautifully on the pink grand piano in the atrium every morning, he was a constant presence at any showcase or performance and will be remembered by many as a good friend and true inspiration.

    Shamanie, Ozzie and Mikayla returned to perform a song Shamanie had written especially for Steven. It was an emotional and deeply touching part of the evening and of course, we are all so saddened by the news, but as Mr Condron and Shamanie  reminded us, Steven wouldn't have wanted us to 'bow our heads in sorrow' , and so the rest of the evening was a real celebration. A celebration not just of Steven and his legacy, but a celebration of all the wonderfully talented young people we have here at The Norwood School, whose efforts and achievements were recognised last night.

    A huge thank you to everyone who came to support the event, the excited nominees and prize winners, proud parents, staff and of course, the Performing Arts team - Mr Condron, Mr Crisp, Ms Acham, Mr Townsend, Mr Blakelock, Mr Wolstenholme and Miss Quay.

    Please do take the time to look through the gallery at some of the pictures of the evening or donate to the just giving page for Steven via the link below.

    Thank you to all the parents for their very kind words of appreciation - like, for example, Ms Bowern, parent of winner Ella in Yr 8;

    Dear Ms Nicholas,
    I just wanted to say a massive well done and thank you to everyone who was involved in organising the PAPAs last night. What a great evening and an amazing experience for the Norwood School students. I am blown away by the commitment and dedication of the staff.
    I was also really impressed with the tribute to Steven Hughes. I thought a really sad and difficult situation was dealt with perfectly.
    Best wishes
    Rachel (Ella's mum!)


    Just Giving Page - please give generously.


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  • Thank you from a member of the general public

    Published 21/09/17

    It is always a pleasure to hear from members of the public who notice how well behaved our students are whilst travelling to and from school. We recieved this early today;

    Dear Mrs Webster,

    I am a parent of a child who goes to a local school- St Joseph's Federation Primary and I just wanted to write to you to tell you of my experience on the 196 bus after school. It is not often that good behaviour is acknowledged, praised, or passed on. Too many of us are quick to complain or point the finger when students are behaving in a despicable manner, but too lazy to report the good. Some may even say the bad outweighs the good. I want to point out that two girls from your school travelling on the bus offered me their seat, this is indeed a rare scenario. I politely declined as I believe the children deserve to sit just as much as myself, maybe even more so as they have been at school all day. I am not elderly, I am not pregnant, I am not disabled, and my youngest daughter was asleep in her pram, yet these two girls put a fellow passenger before themselves and I am grateful for this. They then went on to offer their seat to another mum and her child and stood for the remainder of their journey. The children at your school on this particular bus set a good example and you should be proud to have such polite, respectful students attending your school. Well done!

    Kind regards
    Miss S K


    Well done to those girls for setting such an excellent example and acting as positive ambassadors on behalf of our school.


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  • Come and meet our new Year 7's on Open Evening!

    Published 20/09/17

    Lucien has written this short speech that he would have liked to present to prospective parents at our Open Evening on September 21st but unfortunately he is going to a class reunion at his old primary school so is not able to join us. We thought that it would be nice to share it anyway though! We are glad that Yr 7 are settling in so well!

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  • Take a look at our latest newsletter

    Published 19/09/17

    Our most recent newsletter will be given to the children to bring home this week.

    You can download a copy via the News and Events tab on the website - under Newsletters.

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  • Early Closure Thursday 21st September.

    Published 13/09/17

    Please note that we will be closing the school early on Thursday 21st September in order to prepare for Open Evening. (5 - 8pm)

    Students will be dismissed from school at 2pm.

    There will not be any refreshments or Wonder 7 clubs available at the end of the school day.

    Yr 8 Student Ambassadors, Prefects and invited students will be notified in writing by staff if they are needed to help in faculties throughout the evening. 


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  • Yr 7 Settling in quickly!

    Published 08/09/17

    Our first week has flown by, welcome back to everyone - students, staff and parents.


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  • We are welcoming applications for Visual and Performing Arts Bursaries.

    Published 07/09/17

    Look under the admissions tab for more information and read the attached booklet.

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  • Join us for Open Season

    Published 07/09/17

    We look forward to meeting you and your family throughout Open Season.

    Take a look at some of the great feedback that we have had from parents visiting so far this term.

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  • Congratulations!

    Published 04/09/17

    Congratulations to everyone for another great set of GCSE and A Level results.

    Headline Figures:

    English: 74% 9 – 4

    Maths: 66% 9 - 4

    Biology: 96 % A* - C

    Physics: 93 % A* - C

    Chemistry: 93 % A* - C

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  • Moving on to University. Good Luck! 

    Published 01/09/17

    A Successful and Expanding Sixth Form with 98% pass rate this year!


    Sixth Form Results

    A Levels
    A*-B  38%  

    A*-C  71%  

    A*-E - 98%


    D-D*   63%  

    D*-M   80%

    D-P - 100%  

    Madina Bengaly will be going to  Exeter to read Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Experience.

    Rosa Heaton will be going to  Surrey University reading English  Literature with Creative Writing.

    Lucinda Arizie Butah will be undertaking a degree in Computing at Galway University.

    Gabs Brhane (pictured above) is looking forward to his degree at UWE(Bristol) to study Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies.

    Ben Addai will be studying Computer Science and Fin Watson Forensic Chemistry, both of to Lincoln!

    Komal Hiray is returning to India to start her Medical Degree.

    Oliwia Zuber (pictured below) will be reading Accounting and Finance at London South Bank University.

    Ricardo is looking forward to his Acting Degree at the Academy of Live recorded Arts London.

    Ebeneezer will be undertaking a Music course at BiMM.

    Ashish (pictured below) will be going to City to start his Degree in Engineering.

    Demi and Laura are both off to Art College to undertake their Foundation Year studies.

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