Category Archives: News

Come to our Book Fair

We will be holding our annual Book Fair for students from Monday 12, November to Thursday, 15 November in the Library. Over 200 latest teen fiction titles will be on offer, along with posters and stationery, which could make great Christmas presents. Prices start at £1. The fair will be open during break times and immediately after school. […]

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Year 11 Revision Conference

Almost 500 Year 11 students from across Cumbria Education Trust’s (CET’s) secondary schools and academies were brought together for the trust’s first ever Year 11 Revision Conference in preparation for the summer 2019 exams. The cross-trust event, held at Carlisle Racecourse, brought bus loads of students from William Howard School in Brampton, The Whitehaven Academy […]

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Creating a Community

Democracies and dictators. Empathy and equality. Resilience and respect. Just a few of the topics of conversation that buzzed around Carlisle Racecourse on Wednesday 7 November. Students from six of the Trust schools gathered and faced the mission of creating their own communities. The first hurdle was meeting their groups; a scary few minutes for […]

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Remembrance

Transparent silhouettes, donated by the “There but not there” remembrance charity (www.therebutnotthere.org.uk), have been placed around the school as a poignant reminder of the lives from the local area who were lost during World War I. The aim is to raise awareness and support for Help the Heroes and other veteran charities. Assemblies and Form […]

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Senior Maths Challenge

Ten students from Years 12 and 13 took part in the Senior Mathematics Challenge, on Tuesday. The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) organises these national mathematics competitions for UK pupils, to stimulate mathematical problem solving. Each Challenge leads into a follow-on Olympiad round, and to recognise the highest performers in the Challenge they award the top-scoring […]

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Students Tackle The Bebras Computing Challenge

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have been tackling the BEBRAS CHALLENGE this week, showing how they can tackle problems as varied as beavers on a lift (no heavier than 30Kg in total!) and designing plates in different colours – to specific rules. Their IT teachers have been highly impressed by how the students […]

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A Spectalur Science Lecture

Last Friday our Year 11 students were treated to an exciting science lecture with guest speaker, Dr Ian Johnston. Dr Johnston is an academic engineer and applied mathematician with a passion for taking science to the masses. He was a scientific expert and Richard Hammond’s aid on “Battle of the Geeks”, and has been academic […]

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Geographers Explore the Bay of Naples

Following the success of the Geography Department’s trip to Iceland in October 2017, this year’s Geography/Geology Trip for KS4 students was to The Bay of Naples, on the Amalfi Coast, Italy. This area is a very popular destination for fieldtrips due to the wealth of geographical and geological features and processes. It was an excellent […]

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Primary Schools Trampolining and Badminton Festival

Over 65 Year 3 and 4 pupils from our feeder primary schools attended a trampolining and badminton festival at William Howard School, on Thursday 18 October. Children from Lees Hill, Crosby, Great Corby, Castle Carrock, Lanercost, Fir Ends, Brampton, Hayton, Warwick Bridge and Longtown participated in taster sessions of both activities after school. The pupils […]

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MTB Club Test Skills at Whinlatter

Following a couple of weeks of students enjoying riding during their breaks on the school bike park it was time to travel to Whinlatter Mountain Bike Trails to test out the skills. Fifteen students and bikes arrived at a wet and dreary Whinlatter to be greeted by the guides from Cyclewise who would be responsible […]

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