Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Outstanding Student Awards Success

We are absolutely delighted that John James Brown has won the UBS Award for Oustanding Students 2015.

John James was nominated for this award for his academic achievement in his GCSE's and AS levels where he achieved 3 As and a B. He has also been an outstanding member of the school and local community, being heavily involved in volunteer work.

John James has been a brilliant role model for the sixth form and we were delighted for him when we found out he had won one of the 50 awards presented nationally.

The award distinguishes state educated students who have excelled in their academic studies. Their accomplishments were celebrated at an awards ceremony hosted by UBS at their London office on Thursday, 29th October.

The award is a partnership between UBS and Pure Potential and is now in its sixth year. For 2015, there were over 300 nominations received for students across the UK. Binda Bhudia, Managing Director of Pure Potential said, "Once again we were completely overawed by the exceptionally high-standard of students, and are impressed by the hard work and commitment displayed by the award winners. We are certain they will go on to achieve brilliant things."

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Machiavellian (adjective)

Subject which uses this term: English Literature; Drama; History; Politics

Meaning: cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous.

For example: ‘Mrs Lyons is Machiavellian. She manipulates Mrs Johnstone into giving up her baby. She uses Mrs Johnstone’s superstitious nature to ensure she gets what she wants.’

MRS. LYONS: You do know what they say about twins, secretly parted, don’t you?


MRS. LYONS: They say…they say that if either twin learns that he once was a pair, that they shall both immediately die. It means, Mrs. Johnstone, that these brothers shall grow up, unaware of the other’s existence. They shall be raised apart and never, ever told what was once the truth. You won’t tell anyone about this, Mrs. Johnstone, because if you do, you will kill them."

Thought for the Week


"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

2017-18 Options Booklet

Year 7 Prospectus

Year 7 Parents' Handbook

Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Outlines