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Closed due to snow

January 18th, 2013 by Ian in News

We are closed today, Friday 18 January, due to the snow. Almost all our students and staff have to travel quite a distance by car and the roads aren’t clear enough for me to feel that everyone could get to the centre safely. It’s better to miss a day and have everyone in safe and sound when it clears up than risk something awful happening.

Stay safe and enjoy the snow and unless you hear otherwise, we’ll see everyone on Monday!

Parents’ Christmas newsletter from the SSCT

December 14th, 2012 by Ian in News

The Safe Schools and Communities Team have published an e-safety Christmas Newsletter about what they’ve been up to and what they have planned, along with lots of helpful advice for parents.

It’s available for download here (pdf).

Christmas at Castle Gardens

December 14th, 2012 by Ian in News

M2On Friday Dillon visited Castle Gardens with Darren and Jemma to see all the amazing Christmas decorations. We found this incredible train set which Dillon particularly liked. We all had a great morning but unfortunately we didn’t get to see Father Christmas….

Maybe next year.

Peace, Europe, Future

November 19th, 2012 by Ian in News

This year the European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

We’ve been submitting entries to the competition the EU is organising to choose delegates to accept the prize on behalf of the whole of Europe!

The question to be answered is “What does peace in Europe mean to you?”

Fingers crossed!

Leavers’ Prom

October 17th, 2012 by Ian in Links for students, News

When around this time last year some Year 11 students came to ask me if they could have a prom I said what I say every year when I’m asked this, which is: Yes, if you organise it and raise some money towards it. What made this year group different was that they actually did organise it and actually did work hard to raise money to make it happen. So for the first time in SLC history we had a Leavers’ Prom.

As you can see from the photos, everyone had a great time.

Well done to everyone involved. It’s certainly very quiet here without you all. And thank you to Vicky and all the other staff who worked so hard.

WaterAid donation

March 9th, 2012 by Ian in News

Over the last year or so we’ve been collecting money for WaterAid. WaterAid uses practical solutions to provide clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. We take it for granted here that water is available and safe but that’s not the case in many parts of the world.

We are very proud to have raised £184.36. Many thanks to Phil Strong who organised the fund raising and thank you also to all the staff and students who contributed.

£184.35 is enough to pay for 36 village wells, making a difference to the lives of hundreds of people.

Prince’s Trust XL winner!

January 11th, 2012 by Ian in News

We’re very proud that one of our students has won the Prince’s Trust XL South West region Educational Achiever of the Year. Joe very much deserved to win and now has a chance at winning the national award.

The XL club is run at SLC by Vicky. This is the second year in a row that one of her students has won this prize. This is an exceptional achievement. Well done Vicky.

Now on Twitter

January 6th, 2012 by Ian in News


We’re now on Twitter!

Follow us here @SherborneLC.


October 3rd, 2011 by Ian in curriculum, News

Keeping safe online and with new technology (such as just about every kind of new phone coming on the market), otherwise known as e-safety, is becoming increasingly important. Know IT All for Parents is a great website for information about all aspects of what your child may or may not be up to!

Also available is this Guide for Parents, Carers and Teachers about Social Networking Sites, available as a pdf download.

Christmas Fair 2010

December 16th, 2010 by Ian in Links for students, News

Christmas Fair took place on Saturday 11th December. Despite it being one of the busiest shopping days of the year it was a great success. Vicky and her XL group set it up as the photos show. Once the customers started pouring in there was no time to take photos of the action. All the items sold were all hand-made by the XL group. Some of the group are taking their bronze level and some are taking their silver but they all worked together quite happily and the money taken on the day was more than we thought it would be. The students received positive feedback from the community and the 2 hours flashed by.

Everyone felt it was a great success. Well done to everyone especially Vicky, Jemma and Fran.