Stand Up To Cancer Bake Sale

Over the last week Crew Piper and Crew Rosa Parks have been holdings Bake Sales during the school day to raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer. We had an amazing response from crew members and their families for all the cakes that were sent in. Students dug deep into their pockets over the 3 days of the sale and we are so pleased to announce that the final total raised was £257.75. A massive thank you to all the students and their families for making this possible.

Countdown to Barcelona – six weeks to go!

There are now around six weeks remaining before our X23 students’ visit to Barcelona. Participants took home a letter last week to invite parents and carers to an information evening on Wednesday 24th April from 5.30 – 6.30.

This event will provide an opportunity for you to receive further information about the itinerary, meet representatives from our travel company – one of whom will accompany us throughout the visit – and for you to ask any questions that you may have. We will also clarify the luggage sizes and liquids permitted in the cabin by the airline.

Please could you bring your child’s passport, EHIC card (if not already provided), details of your GP (name, surgery) and details of any prescribed medication that your child will be taking during the duration of the visit? There will be some forms to complete, including emergency contact details, that are needed before the visit.

Could we also respectfully remind parents and carers that payment for the visit may be made at any time, in instalments, via the Parentpay portal?

Thank you.

There will be sessions from 10 am until 2.30 pm on this date. Students are welcome to arrive at school from 8.30 should they need to, please go to X08 in this case.
The day will be split into morning and afternoon sessions; the morning will be a mix of both subjects, and the afternoon focusing on History. Lunch will be provided. Any questions, please contact Mrs Batty or Mrs Sprakes.

We are looking for Learning Coaches (Teaching Assistants) to start their induction on Monday 17th June 2019.

We will consider ANY LEVEL of experience as there are a number of vacancies available. Any experience of the following would be advantageous for some of the vacancies:

  • To promote inclusion and acceptance of all learners in the classroom.
  • To work as part of a Learning Expedition team in supporting and including students with learning difficulties/disabilities, such as autism, in mainstream classes.
  • To help with planning, delivering and implementation of work programmes to individuals, groups and classes of learners under the direction and supervision of Expedition staff.
  • To take into account a students’ special needs and ensure their access to a lesson and its content through appropriate clarification, explanations, equipment and materials.

Deadline for applications is 12 noon, Tuesday 7th May 2019.

Interviews will take place w/c 13th May.

To access the application form and to find out more about our recruitment process click here.

A tour of the school will be part of the interview schedule if you get through to this stage.

A reminder that students need to stay after school tomorrow till 4.30pm to pack their rucksacks for their expedition.

Please make sure they come to school with everything they need for the expedition including clothes, water bottle, food etc.

They do not have to bring in the hiking clothes that they will be wearing to come to school in on Thursday morning.

They should also come to school in their trainers instead of hiking boots as we won’t be leaving straight away.

We are recruiting for a Modern Foreign Languages Lead

We are actively looking for a Modern Foreign Languages Lead.

Visiting the school would be advantageous but not necessary. If you would like to visit the school please send an email to or call us on 01302 898792 to choose a slot we have available.

Deadline for applications of all posts is 12 noon, Monday 29th April 2019.

Interviews are likely to take place the same week.

Please click here to see how to apply.