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  • Maths in Literature Competition

    Last term the Maths and English department joined forces for a Year 8 writing competition. Pupils in Year 8 were taught a range of mathematical concepts over the course of three weeks. These concepts were then used as inspiration by the English department. Pupils wrote creative and imaginative pieces on a range of mathematical ideas: a world with no number two, the golden ratio, what is infinity? and many others.

    The overall winner was Patrick Mowles.

    February 25th, 2015

    Toyota External Partner Engineering Apprenticeship – Open Evenings – 10th /12th March 2015 – Year 10 & 11 Pupils

    Toyota are pleased to announce Manufacturing Uk will be opening it’s ‘External Engineering Apprenticeship’  with local partner companies for 2015 from March 1st to March 27th  2015 . Applications can be made directly to the ‘National Apprenticeship Service’ website from 1st MarchTo support this campaign we are holding 2 open evenings to allow potential year 10 and year 11 candidates and their families to view the ‘Apprentice Development Centre’ at Burnaston , talk to current apprentices , tutors and recruitment staff . There will also be the opportunity to meet reprentatives from  ’Local Partner Companies’ who will be placing their apprentices on the scheme.  

    The dates for the open evenings are :- Tuesday 10th March 5pm to 8pm, Thursday 12th March 5pm to 8pm 


    February 17th, 2015

    Year 8 have a visit from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service


    Year 8 students from Bakhita, McAuley, Romero and Teresa Houses received important information that could save theirs and their families lives today.  They have been told to go home and test smoke detectors and discuss a fire plan for their family.  More information, including how and where to fit smoke detectors are available from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue website.  They also have valuable information on twitter and Facebook too.

    February 16th, 2015

    Great British Make Off – The Whole Story


    English adventurer, author, broadcaster and writer Ben Fogle presents our year 8 pupils, Shauna Scott, Paige Dean and Airann Richards with their award!. The Design and Technology Association have made a short video which explains the competition that 3 our year 8 pupils, Shauna Scott, Paige Dean and Airann Richards won!

    Celebrating the success of young, talented design and technologists. There is no doubt about it, good D&T makes good press, and that’s exactly what we were trying to do with the launch of our new design competition, The Great British Make Off! was an opportunity to challenge Key Stage 3 students across the UK to demonstrate their creativity and innovation. View this great video about the whole story of the Great British Make Off. Click here to view the video > Video

    February 3rd, 2015

    Five a Day Fortnight – November 2014

    Thank you to the staff and students who supported the Five a day fortnight and for those who completed the survey.

    The 5 a day extreme reading photo competition was judged by Mr Gritton, Mr Growcott and the leadership team and they decided as follows:

    Overall winner KDR/JSN for their Abbey Road inspired entry

    And a honourable mention goes to JP.RGB for their science themed response.

    A big well done (and a plea not to be bitter – you know who you are) to Mrs Vause who is the winner of the random staff draw!

    January 28th, 2015

    KS3 English Excellence Awards

    KS3 English Excellence Awards

    To celebrate the hard work of our pupils in English, the English Department has held individual assemblies for Year 7, 8 and 9.  The Excellence in English Awards  have taken place for the first term of this academic year and it was wonderful to read excellent creative and analytical pieces of writing by our own pupils across the years. Teachers put forward nominations for Excellence in English and Outstanding Progress. Certificates were also awarded for Outstanding Effort and Outstanding Homework. The work entered was of such high standard that it was very hard to judge! Well done to all pupils and thank you for all your hard work.

    Autumn Term Awards
    Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
    Excellence in English:

    Gloorena Raju

    Excellence in English:

    Brendan McAteer

    Excellence in English:

    Roisin Kirkpatrick

    Outstanding  Progress:

    Harun Yusuf

    Outstanding  Progress:

    Jade Jackson

    Outstanding  Progress:

    Viktor Kawka

    January 19th, 2015