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SLT Update November 30th

2nd December 2018


  • Be aware that the road closure in Shepreth will mean the bus will not able to service the Memorial or The Plough stops. Please board the bus on these three days at Fowlmere Road.  Unfortunately, Frog End will also not be serviced, as the bus will not be able to turn, so these students will also need to make their way to Fowlmere Road.
  • We are currently looking for a L1 teaching assistant to work within our Student Support Centre. If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact 
  • We have just heard that Victoria Kay in Year 10 got full marks for her Japanese speaking GCSE as part of her A* - taken in Year 9 two years early. She only dropped nine marks out of 300 to finish on 97%, a phenomenal achievement.
  • On Wednesday, Abigail Rickels in Yr8 and Martha Taylor in Year 9 competed in the well-recognised FutureChef competition. Five other secondary schools took part in this local heat at Newnham College, Bedford. Both girls did brilliantly well. Martha Taylor came runner-up with her Italian-themed dishes, homemade pizza and tiramisu. Abi made a stuffed roast chicken with roasted carrots and parsnips and steamed green beans, followed by a plum and apple crumble. The chef judges commented on flavours and skill for Martha and Abi, as the youngest competitor, said she will compete next year! Both girls were praised on their manners and conduct – Miss Giles is a very proud teacher.
  • This week was one of our busiest weeks for boys’ sport, with four basketball matches over two nights. There were some really positive performances that reflected how much progress the boys have made. In fact, all four teams in Years 7, 8, 9 & 11 were unbeaten. There is no game next week but there is a KS3 enrichment session on Wednesday after-school. In addition to this there are cross country races at Netherhall School on Tuesday morning and the Varsity Rugby Trip on Thursday...good luck to our runners (many of whom go to the Friday running club) and ‘come on the Light Blues on Thursday!
  • We were delighted to welcome Year 5 students from Meldreth and Hauxton on Friday, giving them a chance to experience Mandarin, Spanish, Maths, DT and PE lessons at secondary school. They worked very well and all the staff were extremely impressed by their work ethic and attitude to learning. Our Year 9 Language Leaders were wonderful too; they taught the children words for fruit and how to say which fruit they like and don´t like, playing some games to help them learn Spanish and Mandarin. They had to think on their feet and invent a new activity as the students worked very fast - well done to all of them.
  • With Christmas just around the corner, we will use any excuse for a Christmas jumper! On Friday 14th December, students and staff can swap their school jumper for one more befitting the season with a 50p donation to Save the Children. THIS IS NOT A FULL NON-UNIFORM; the only part of the uniform that can be changed is the jumper. So, glittery, fair isle, Nordic or flashing lights, let’s celebrate the season!


Have a good weekend.


Regina Lawrence

Deputy Principal



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