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SLT Update October 6

6th October 2017

Senior Leadership Weekly Round-Up – 6th October 2017

  • On Tuesday, 40 year 11 students carried out part one of their fieldwork enquiry along the North Norfolk coast. A range of fieldwork techniques were used with some very successful results achieved. Part two will look at the Sphere of Influence surrounding Cambridge Railway Station. 
  • Once again, we are delighted to be able to offer our year 10 Spanish students the chance to carry out a work experience placement in Cantabria. This is a tremendous opportunity not only to improve one’s Spanish but to gain valuable employability skills at the same time. Please see Schoolpost for further details.
  • The Science Department is offering an exciting opportunity for 30 pupils to visit the facilities at CERN during Activities Week 2018 (week commencing July 16th).  Students will be going underground to see a huge detector (which gets hotter than the sun) and visiting a testing facility (colder than deep space).  We will be staying in one of the fanciest Youth Hostels and shopping for some of the best Swiss chocolate, while speaking French to the locals!  This is a trip of a lifetime for school pupils and pupils have already had an assembly detailing it.  At this stage, Dr Wilson is gauging interest in the trip, and securing a refundable deposit for our Geneva accommodation (£40 payable through ParentPay).
  • Ed Watson and Ryan Henry Barnett have been selected to play for the district schools football team. Congratulations to them both. 
  • On Monday the U16XI travelled to Cambridge for their annual tournament, beating Cottenham 2-0 but losing to St. Mary’s 0-3. Cerys Want was excellent in goal and player of the tournament was Olivia Greenaway.
  • On Wednesday afternoon, the year 7 and 8 rugby and hockey teams travelled to Impington. Despite a high, late dropout rate from the year 8 hockey teams, there were some excellent results: Year 7A hockey won 3-0, 7B hockey drew 1-1 and Year 7 Rugby won easily and convincingly 85-5! 8A hockey lost 0-4 and the Year 8B hockey lost 0-7. Year 8 Rugby lost a close battle 20-25. The PE department would like to remind students to inform them early if they are unable to attend the fixture when selected. Congratulations to all who took part.
  • The Finance Department would like to inform parents that they will no longer accept old one pound coins.
  • Once again our fabulous catering staff have achieved a 5 star rating from Environmental Health. Well done!
  • On Tuesday 10th October, Students are encouraged to wear an item of yellow with their school uniform to mark ‘World Mental Health Day’. This can be in the form of yellow socks, yellow t-shirt, bow, belt etc. We would also encourage them to bring in a donation to the charity ‘Young Minds’ to go into the collection boxes around school. There will be assemblies on mental health and the support that there is within school and out for students also.
  • The ‘Link to Hope’ shoe box appeal is launched this week, we are looking to collect as many filled shoeboxes as possible for families in Romania and surrounding areas. This is different to ‘Operation Christmas Child’ as the focus is on boxes that focus on the Family as a whole or the Elderly. If you would like to support this initiative, there is further information on School Post. If you would rather not complete a shoebox, but would still like to provide items to go into a box, please place items into the wire bin at Reception.

Have a lovely weekend.


Regina Lawrence

Deputy Principal

CERN 2018

Pupil name:                                         Year:                                        Form:

My son/daughter is very keen to go on this residential trip to CERN in Geneva.

To show my intent I will pay the fully refundable deposit of £40 by ParentPay.



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