Public Speaking Competition

Year 9 students have been taught in house groups this term in English, working towards the inaugural inter-house public speaking competition. They have studied famous speeches from history and literature, and have learned how to write persuasive t...


Inter-house Reading Competition

The English department has run an inter-house reading competition for the first time this year, with the intention of improving rates  of reading for pleasure. It is a well-documented fact that children who read little and often for pleasure...


A Saturday with Shakespeare

On Saturday a group of students, accompanied by Ms Gaunt, Mr Herbert and Mrs Carr, spent the day in Shakespeare’s home town, Stratford. They visited the exhibition “The Play’s The Thing”, where they saw costumes used in pas...


Look what's waiting for you!

Ms Gaunt spent some of her Easter holiday at the annual conference of the Federation of Children's Book Groups where she picked up this stash of lovely books. They haven't been published yet - some of them will appear in bookshops later this year...


BBC News School Report Day

On Friday morning, a representative from the BBC will be joining Year 8 for a final preparation session for the BBC News School Report Day which takes place next week. You can see reports in progress by clicking on the BBC icon at the bottom of th...

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