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Den building and bacon sandwiches in the woods

September 27th, 2013 by Ian in News


On Monday KS3 decamped to the woods to do follow up work related to our “shipwrecked” topic.

We built our own dens and foraged as Robinson Crusoe must have done although we did have the luxury of a trangia cooker and a couple of packets of bacon.

We decided we could cope with being shipwrecked if we had enough bacon for bacon sandwiches. As one of the boys said, “it’s the smell isn’t it. It gets you every time.”

Talent for Writing Competition

September 6th, 2013 by Ian in News

Cassie Sharp was one of the English group who entered the National Young Writers creative writing competition.

Her brief was to create a short story using exactly 100 words. It’s not easy at all…you try it.


“Go on,” they dared, pushing her towards the broken door.
She squeaked, No! C’mon, don’t be stupid.”
They shook their heads and shoved her again. She fell inside the old putrid house. The boys pulled the door shut; they held the door so she couldn’t get out.
“Lemme out!” she screamed. She was banging on the door, in tears, when suddenly the boys stopped laughing.
“Guys?” she called out.
A floorboard creaked behind her. She turned slowly to see an old mummified woman standing there: her yellow teeth stained with blood. The monster stared at her, whispering “hello…”

Well done Cassie.


September 4th, 2013 by Ian in curriculum, News

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Wednesday mornings have been busy in the Art room. Jeff Body from Artslink has been helping the KS3 boys how to carve African masks from plaster. The sessions ran for 3 weeks and most of the boys took an active part in creating 3 magnificent masks which look like they have been made from bronze.

Well done to all the boys who took part, you did an amazing job. A special mention must go to Elliot who worked tirelessly for the full 3 weeks. I am very proud of your effort and I hope you are proud of your amazing mask.

Special thanks to Artslink for lots of things but mostly for putting us in touch with Jeff, a gifted and special man. He worked so hard with our students and brought the best out in every single one of them. Thank you!!

More pictures here

Welcome back!

August 28th, 2013 by Ian in Dates, News

The Summer holidays are almost over and term starts again on Tuesday 3rd September. (Staff are back the day before.) We are starting the new year on the back of our best ever exam results. This year is set to be even better, with our winning combination of amazing staff and wonderful students. Not to mention a shiny new Science room and revamped Maths room.

Sailing at Sutton Bingham

June 27th, 2013 by Ian in curriculum, News


Off in the distance you can just see a small sailing boat. In it, Chris is teaching Charlie and Louise how to sail. A beautiful spot for a challenging activity in which students learn not only how to sail but how to take responsibility for themselves and each other and how to work in a team.

Strange visitors

June 25th, 2013 by Ian in News

Even by our standards, we had some highly unusual visitors last week.

Some of our students bravely held the animals. I bravely kept away. Thanks to Zoolab for coming to see us.





Bake a Cake for Mosaic

March 18th, 2013 by Ian in News

Mosaic Bake a Cake

We raised £50.10 for Mosaic with a cake sale.

Thanks to Vicky for organising it and to everyone who either made cakes or bought them! Mosaic does great work.

Damaged Goods Workshops

February 26th, 2013 by Ian in News

Following the great performance of Damaged Goods by Facing Tides, students took part in a range of workshops.

Students produced a leaflet to help other people recognise the warning signs of being at risk and where to go to get help. They also made a page for this website and created these wonderful pieces of art.




Facing Tides

February 12th, 2013 by Becki in curriculum, News

On Monday, SLC had one of their Healthy Schools DaysThis term’s theme was ‘Reducing Risk-Taking Behaviour’! ‘Facing Tides’ theatre company started the day giving us a performance of their new play.

“The story approaches the issues teenagers struggle with, including the miscommunication and misunderstandings within families. Other issues such as suicide, despair, and reconciliation are addressed along with drug use. The horrors associated with living on the street are touched on sensitively in this emotionally charged drama.” Facing Tides Theatre Company

The play was enjoyed by all and illustrated that whatever the problem, there is always Hope!

Open again

January 21st, 2013 by Ian in News

We’re open again today (Monday 21 January). However some roads are icy and so there could be some disruption and delays to transport. Please be patient and contact Passenger Transport or ourselves if you have any queries.