Student Success Stories

We’re always excited to hear about individual students’ interests and successes. Here are just a few of those achievements to be proud of: Hugh congratulations to Year 10 student Bella Richardson who won in the 2024 North of England Trampolining Reginal Semi-finals, which took place in Billingham on Sunday. She now goes on to compete…

Rafts Without Rifts

Our Service Family students had an adventurous Monday afternoon at Talkin Adventures, building and sailing rafts on the tarn. Working in teams, the pupils were challenged to build a raft and learn to paddle it on the water, without falling in. Clearly, they had lots of fun! One or two ended up in the water…

Headteacher’s Award for Resilient Student

Conscientious Year 10 student, Max Foster was chosen to receive the Headteacher’s Award this week. Max has shown the utmost resilience recovering and returning to school following a serious sporting injury. He has displayed the highest level of academic excellence and is consistently achieving outstanding results in his GCSE subjects. Max is focused and hard…

Year 10 Footballers Through to County Cup Final

Our Year 10 boys football team played the first of their two semi-finals on Tuesday. Playing a very good team from Cockermouth, the boys started slowly and conceded first going into half time 1-0 down. After some reflection at half time, they came out and scored in the first minutes of the 2nd half, with…

Musicians Play in Spain

51 of our musicians had an incredible trip to Spain during the first week of the Easter holidays. As well as giving fantastic performances at Poble Espanol and Loret de Mar, their packed itinerary included visits to Barcelona (Las Ramblas and La Boqueria Market), a visit to the beautiful medieval walled town of Girona and…

Headteacher Award for a Wonderful Role Model

Bella Judd is the deserving recipient of this week’s Headteacher’s Award. Bella is always punctual, polite, willing to put herself forward for all opportunities and is a wonderful role model to younger students in school. Bella has amassed 939 achievement points this year – with these being regularly awarded for Learner of the Lesson, going out of her…

Free Support Webinars

At this time of year many young people will be preparing for their exams. The experience of working towards and taking exams can be a stressful one for many young people and may impact on their mental health and wellbeing. The Anna Freud Organisation provides a range of webinars for parents and carers, both live…

Summer Term

A reminder that Summer Term begins on Tuesday, 16th April for all students. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back! Monday is an INSET day for staff only.

Careers Celebration

We extended National Careers Week in March to cover the entire month! Here’s a summary of our recent celebration of careers guidance: A Year 9 careers event was held to support the students’ GCSE option process. A representative from Oxford University came along to talk to Year 10 and 12 students about how to apply…