Young Parliamentarians

Our extensive extracurricular opportunities include a ‘Young Parliamentarians Club’. We are very grateful to Chris Barry from Cumberland Council for coming in to help students learn about Parliament, voting and the rights of children. Ms Booker, who runs the club says: “All students are welcome to come along and get involved on Tuesdays during Break…

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Years 7 and 8 Tackle Maths Challenge

Our top Year 7 and 8 mathematicians tackled the UK Maths Trust’s Junior Mathematical Challenge today. https://ukmt.org.uk/junior-challenges/junior-mathematical-challenge The 60-minute, 25 multiple choice question paper encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency to make students think. To recognize the highest performers in the challenge, the UK Maths Trust award the country’s top-scoring 50% of participants…

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Year 7 House Challenge Day

To welcome Year 7 into their new Houses, the students attended a Hogwarts-style ‘sorting hat ceremony’ with their Heads of House yesterday morning. Once they had established which House they belonged to – Eden, Talkin, Gelt or Vindolanda – the students spent the rest of the day entering into a range of challenges and competitions…

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Year 7 Boys Football

30 Year 7 boys represented the school football team vs Richard Rose Morton Academy (RRMA) this week. Each school had three teams and William Howard came out winners in all three fixtures. “It was great to see teamwork and hard work from all three teams and the boys were buzzing to share their results at…

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Year 11 Experience the World of Work

Year 11 students are out of school this week sampling a variety of work experience. Locally, placements include Veterinary, Personal Training, Equestrian, Story Group, Peter Tyson, Architecture, Law and Centerparcs. Further afield, student placements include Scottish Sea Farm fishing in Oban, Wealth Management in Poulton-le-Fylde, Northumbrian Water at Kielder, Boatmaking in Ambleside and one student…

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Year 10 Team Reach Next Round of ESFA Cup

Our Year 10 Boys Football Team are currently involved in the English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) Cup, a national competition for secondary schools across England. Yesterday, they played their fifth fixture in the competition, away to Oasis Academy in Oldham. The boys won 4-1 and now enter the next round as one of just 32…

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