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First Chapter Friday

Listen to our staff read out the first chapters from some of their favourite books. Our latest contribution is ‘Shug’, written by Jenny Han, and read by Miss R Reed. Continue reading …

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Look after your sight during the lockdown

As we spend more time using screens during lockdown, it is important to look after our eye health and general well-being. Looking at screens for a long time can cause a strain on eye muscles which can result in discomfort, headaches or changes in vision. Continue reading …

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Lockdown Literacy Challenge

Just ten minutes a day focusing on your literacy skills can help you to improve your overall reading, writing, comprehension, grammar and oracy skills. This will assist you in every subject you take across the school. Why not make these activities a daily routine just Continue reading …

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A therapist’s take on the joy of Christmas

We focus on happiness at Christmas, for ourselves and those we care for, but we often end up feeling disappointed, empty even; something is missing. Our presents and celebrations are all associated with giving happiness to others and experiencing something of the universal joy of Continue reading …

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The Seasons of Advent

In the Catholic Church, Advent is a period of preparation extending over the four Sundays before Christmas. The word Advent comes from the Latin advenio, “to come to,” and refers to the coming of Christ. And the term the coming includes three references: first of Continue reading …

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Get motivated with GCSEPod

As we are fast approaching the Pre Public Examinations (the “mock”) exams there are many ways in which our students can revise and prepare for them.  GCSEpod provides a great amount of web-based content, “pods” to revise from, questions to test yourself with, revision activities.  Continue reading …

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Year 11 revision and study skills

The time leading up to exams can be stressful for students, parents and carers. Being well-prepared can help alleviate this anxiety and help students to make the most of their examinations. So how can students revise better? Which techniques really work, and which don’t? Our Continue reading …