Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Lovely London Trip

A group of our year 12 and 13 art students recently took a trip to London to take inspiration from the historical and contemporary masters at the Tate Modern and Tate Britain galleries.

They travelled around the city by tube and on foot, walking along the South Bank in the bright winter sun to take in the sights and sounds of the capital.

Students not only had the chance to see some spectacular works of art they also had time to create some of their own during practical activities designed to explore different styles and techniques.

After a culture packed day the group decamped to Chinatown for dinner and there was just time to visit Piccadilly Circus to see the Chrismas lights before heading to Euston to catch the train back up north.

Well done to Sam, Ambar, Lewis, Emma, Peter, Joseph, Liam, Michael and Michael, Jamie and Luke on your conduct and excellent behaviour, on the train home two ladies commented to teachers: "What a lovely group of students and staff who obviously care and respect one another."

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