Artist of the Week

Well done to the latest Artists of the Week. Thank you for your continued effort and hard work.

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Knit & Stitch Show Harrogate 2017

The Y10 textile students have had such an inspirational day! They were able to have a wander around the textiles exhibitions and take a peek at graduate textile students work from various university’s, to get an insight into the textiles industry and career paths. They have all been inspired to experiment and test new media and processes that they have seen or been shown how to use at the today show. Its definitely got everyone’s creative juices flowing!
I’d like to say a massive well done to all the students!

Y11 Boys Locked Horns with Oakwood For The Second Time This Season

Our Y11 boys locked horns with Oakwood for the second time this season. We were keen to gain revenge for our cup exit at the hands of the hosts in the opening game of the season. We did this in some style with a 6-0 victory.

We started the game strongly and created a couple of decent openings before we took the lead. Louis Waterhouse’s deep corner was met smartly on the volley by Brendan Walker for his second goal of the season.
We took control of the game from this point with front pairing Amaan Ghnani and Connor Coady linking up well to create chances for one another. Not for the first time this season we met an in form goalkeeper who kept us at bay. The pressure was mounting though and we doubled our advantage through Connor after a well placed cross from Amaan. The boys at the back were keeping Oakwood at bay with Jack Johnson making 3 smart blocks to repel their main threat.

2-0 at half time and we were able to up a gear after Faisal Khairy scored our third just after the break with the help of a massive deflection.
Connor then latched onto a long ball and kept a calm head to make the score 4-0 as Oakwood began to tire.
Henrik Santana gave a strong performance in defensive midfield and he scored our fifth following a rare foray up field.
Connor rounded the scoring off with a well taken lob to complete his hatrick.
6-0 at full time and an excellent performance that showed that the boys are turning into a very good footballing team.

Connor was our Man of the Match but there was not a weak link in the side.



Progress Shown in Year 7 Football

Mr. Gurran had the pleasure of taking 11 Y7 lads to Oakwood for a football fixture.  Having been beaten 8-1 in the corresponding home fixture we were certainly looking for improvement.

Half-time saw us 1-0 down from their only shot on goal.  We were a little sleepy at the back first 5 minutes and were lacking in composure (Logan Billen – “Sir, what’s composure?!!”) in the final third.
Second half a few poor passing decisions cost us and we trailed 3-0 against the run of play.
However, the effort, endeavour, and skill of these lads saw them score two fantastic goals (Ludo Sivak and Alfie Lowe) to get back to 3-2.  Unfortunately, as we pushed for an equaliser Oakwood scored a couple on the break to win 5-2 (hugely flattering to them).
Many positives, not least the number of chances we are creating and with the lads now knowing what I mean when I say they need to have a bit more composure in the final third, our goal tally should improve!!
Well done!
Richard Eblet
Richard Sivak
Tyler Ely
Mitchell Soar
Alfie Lowe
Kain Skidmore
Charlie Wilde
Logan Billen
Ludo Sivak (man of the match)
Kyle Atkinson
Lewis Richardson

Superior Students in English

Congratulations to the new ‘Superior Students of the Week’ in English!

These students have shown consistent effort and enthusiasm in English lessons this week.  They have involved themselves in class discussions and are working hard to reach their target grades.  Well done everyone!

Mrs Mather: Callum Boyle 7.6 Sameera Mazhar 11.4

Miss Pyott: Archie Birch 7.6 Alzbeta Chroma 9.4

Miss Foster: Frantisek Gabor 7.4 Juste Ziulpaite 10.4

Miss Wilkinson: Lana Abdulrahman 8.5 & Zara Hussain 8.1 Jessica Lee 10.6

Miss Allison: Korie Keeling 9.1 Natalia Dunkova 10.1

Miss St. Pierre: Saleh Ali 8.1 Tomas Sivak 9.1

Miss Stephen: Richard Eblet 7.3 Jack Stocks 9.5

Dance Workshop Delivered By A Professional Practicioner From Phoenix Dance Company

As part of BTEC performing Arts Dance, the Y10’s and a few Y11’s took part in a dance workshop delivered by a professional practitioner from Phoenix Dance Company. This is a well known contemporary repertoire whose works have entertained audiences all over the world. Students studied a piece by Christopher Bruce called shadows.

All the BTEC students worked extremely hard in the workshop which lasted two and a half hours. The warm up was almost an hour long which stunned some of our students who thought it was actually the routine and not a warm up. All students learned new skills that they can take with them and use in future choreography classes. Following on from the workshop, students were invited to watch Phoenix perform at Barnsley Civic theatre.

World AIDS Day 2017

We are supporting World Aids Day on the 1st December. Miss Miller will be selling red ribbons to be bought at 20p for students and 50p for staff from the Humanities workroom on both breaks.


End isolation
End stigma
End HIV transmission

You’ve helped us fight HIV. Now, let’s end it. This World AIDS Day join the fight to end the negative impact of HIV.

This year in the UK there have been the first significant reductions in HIV diagnoses for gay men in London, thanks to frequent testing, rapid treatment and PrEP. Let’s grow this success so that it includes everybody at risk, across the UK.

But our fight is not just about the virus. For the more than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, ignorance and discrimination can still limit opportunities, preventing them from living full and happy lives. HIV means you are more likely to live in poverty, and more likely to have poor mental health.

This is an exciting turning point. But we need a new burst of energy to end stigma, end HIV transmission and end the isolation experienced by people living with HIV, for good.


World AIDS Day is the perfect time to ask your MP to show leadership on HIV issues. Is your MP thinking of their constituents living with and affected by HIV? Will they or do they support the Let’s End It campaign? Learn more about the Let’s End It campaign.

Send our email to your MP now.


Mark World AIDS Day in your school by using our free teaching resources. Your students will learn about what life is like with HIV, how to protect themselves and about HIV history with our assembly PowerPoint and illustrated timeline, which you can download here.


Fundraising for NAT (National AIDS Trust) on World AIDS Day is a great way to support a fantastic cause, helping to champion the rights of people living with HIV and raise HIV awareness. You can do a little or a lot, we have something to suit everyone!


Click here for more information.

The Year 8 Showcase

Artist of the Week

Well done to the latest Artists of the Week. Thank you for your continued effort and hard work.

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The KS3 Ball Tickets Are Now On Sale