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Principal’s Pen

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Mrs Conaghan was delighted to present a number of students with the ‘Principal’s Pen’ at the end of the first half term.

Students were recognised for a number of attributes from ‘consistent engagement and hard work’ and ‘always working to the best of their ability’ to sporting achievements both nationally and internationally.

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Congratulations to Chelsea, awarded second place in the Sue Townsend Creative Writers Award

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Year 10 student English student Chelsea Watts came a very commendable second in the prestigious Sue Townsend Creative Writers award hosted and sponsored by De Montfort University on Friday 4 October.  Her imaginative and beautifully crafted short story was well received by the judging panel chaired by local Leicester writer Bali Rai.  Chelsea also made an unexpected, profound and heartfelt speech to the audience of writers, parents, teachers and students.

Named in honour of the famous author and creator of the unforgettable Adrian Mole, this award drew entries from schools in Leicester and Leicestershire.  Chelsea received a framed certificate and some Amazon vouchers for her entry.

Very well done Chelsea, you were a credit to the school.

Sixth Form Charity Team Support ‘One Roof – Leicester’

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On Friday 3rd October the Sixth Form Charity Team organised a dry and packet food collection.

The donations went to One Roof Leicester who support homeless people across the city at 7 different shelters.

Thank you for your contributions.

Mr Cockcroft

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‘No to Hate’

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11 of our Year 10 students spent the day at the National Holocaust Centre with students from four other schools for a day sponsored by the ‘Not to Hate’ campaign.

During the day students heard from a former EDL member and from the SOPHIE foundation.

Students then produced a 2 minute film to be shown in schools highlighting what to do to be an upstander if they witness a hate crime.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning- Friday 27 September

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A big thank you to everybody that supported our event on Friday with donations of cakes, attending our coffee morning or sending your child to school with some money for a cake.

We raised £525 with some more money to come from our online donations. We did manage to sell 750 cakes at break time to students with the help of our prefect team in the sixth form.

All monies raised will go to Macmillan.

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Sixth Form Success

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With a new term underway at school we would like to wish all our A Level students from this summer good luck when starting university over the next couple of weeks. This A Level Results Day saw many students anticipating the opening of their results and celebrating the grades they have worked hard to achieve. We are delighted to announce that our students achieved a pass rate of 96% with an increase in the % of A* and A grades. Again, we have 100% of students heading off to University that want to attend. We also wish those students well starting their apprenticeships, au pair jobs and employment.  The results were made possible by the dedication of our teaching staff and the hard work put in by students. Congratulations to you all.


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Henrietta Otta, Principals Trophy Winner 2019. Henrietta will go on to study Medicine after achieving A*AA and balancing her academics with mentoring, prefect team duties and passing her EPQ to mention a few.



I am always amazed at the range of University courses being undertaken this year is no exception from Mechanical Engineering at Oxford University to Linguistics and Philosophy. I hope you find the following list of courses interesting from this year’s cohort.

Assistant Principal
Head of Sixth Form

University course destinations 2019

These are just some of the university course our Sixth Form are going on to do:

• Accounting and Finance  • Aerospace Engineering  • Architecture  • Biological Sciences  • Biomedical Engineering   • Biomedical Science  • Business Management  • Chemistry  • Computer Science • Electro-Mechanical Engineering • Engineering • Fashion Promotion • Health, Sport and Social Care • Geology • International Relations • Interdisciplinary Science • Media, Culture and communications • Medical Sciences  • Medicine • Musical Theatre Performance • Pharmacy • Psychology

• Criminology  • Early Childhood • Economics and Accounting • Education Studies with Psychology • Law  • Law with Criminology  • Linguistics and Philosophy • Mathematics • Mechanical Engineering • Psychology with cognitive neuroscience • Sociology • Sports Science • Zoology • Zoology and Geography

Activities Day, Friday 5 July

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On Friday the 5th of July, we held our annual activities day. Students were, as always, amazing in how they threw themselves into the day and showed real team spirit as form groups as they competed for points for their year group trophies. Points were rewarded for team spirit, community strength and sportsmanship. In addition to the wonderful experience for our students, we hosted a speaker from the charity MOVE against Cancer. This is a charity which promotes fitness, sports and activity for people affected by cancer. We raised £506 for the charity – an amazing amount of money for which they passed on their gratitude to the parents in our community. A special thanks also to our dancers who performed in front of the whole school on the field and were cheered on by their very impressed friends! A community to be proud of.