Last Day of Term – Friday 22nd December

On the last day of this term, Friday 22nd December, students will be taking part in festive activities in the morning and will be in crew sessions in the afternoon before leaving school at 2pm. Rovers and dance sessions will not be running on this day. It is important to note that school will close for all students at the earlier time of 2.00pm.

We look forward to inviting students back in the new year on Monday 8th January.

We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

C23 Presentation of Learning

C23’s presentation of learning for their expedition “Being Human” will take place on Thursday 14th December.  The event will start at 5.30pm and finish at approximately 7pm.  Guests may arrive from 5pm.


The culmination of C24’s first expedition for the last few months will be from 5.30 to 7.00 on Tuesday 19th December.

As such, we would like to invite the parents, carers and families of all our Year 7 students to their first Presentation of Learning.

Students will share an extract from the product, which they have worked really hard on over the last few weeks.

Please have your car registration details to type in at reception on your arrival.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 19th! Thanks for your continued support!

C24 Mining photographs

Does your family have a history of mining in their blood? If so, could we have a copy of any photographs that you may have or photographs of memorabilia.

Please could you send them in with your son/daughter or email them to

Many thanks in advance.

C21 Celebration of Learning: 13th December


As we approach the end of the term, C21 are busy preparing for the culmination of the current expedition, ‘Raiders and Invaders’. As such, we would like to invite the parents, carers and families of all our Year 10 students to their first Celebration of Learning for this academic year. This will take place at the school on Wednesday 13th December at 17.30. The event will last approximately 1 hour where our students will acts as historians, writers and scientists as they present their work and learning to you. This is especially important as this will be a first practice at being an expert for the Viking festival in York where our students will be representing the school in early 2018.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 13th! Thanks for your continued support!

Christmas Tree

Thank you to all the students and parents/carers who have donated decorations for our tree!

It looks beautiful!

Thank you again to the Frenchgate Centre for donating this amazing tree.

As you can see we have had quite a few presents donated already for the Trussel Trust. Many thanks to those who have donated so far.

We will be collecting presents for children up to the age of 18 to donate to the Trussel Trust Foodbank so if you would like to donate please drop any unwrapped presents in at the school reception or send in with your child who can place it under our tree.

Present ideas are selection boxes for all ages, toiletry sets, deodorants, soaps, shower gels, socks and stationery (pens, pencils, cute notebooks, etc).

They need to be brought in unwrapped too so we can wrap and label age wise. Students will be helping us do this. Deadline for us receiving presents in school is the 15th December.