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Parents Evening Dates

Year 8 – Thursday 25 January (appointments can now be made online)

Year 10 – Thursday 1 February

6th Form – Wednesday 7 February

Lord-Lieutenant’s Award for Young People

If you know an exceptional Young Artist aged 13-19 within our school who demonstrates real skill, innovation and expression then please nominate them for the Lord-Lieutenant’s award for young people.

Lord-Lieutenant’s award for young people | Leicestershire …



The Poetry Games 2018 Poetry Competition for 11-18 year olds


If students require more information or want to submit a poem they can either email Mr Joseph or go to the English planning office.

The Poetry Games 2018 Poetry Competition for 11-18 Year-Olds

The Poetry Games inspires your students to write for what they believe in! From voicing their opinions to what ignites a passion within them, students can be inspired …

Poetry Competition

The Poetry Games inspires your students to write for what they believe in! From voicing their opinions to what ignites a passion within them, students can be inspired by something or someone that really matters to them.

They can write in any style and play with language as they want to as long as they deliver a powerful, passionate poem that proves the pen is mightier than the sword.

Closing Date: Friday 16th of February 2018



  • Only one entryper student
  • Poems can be written or typed on any theme and in any poetic style
  • Please ensure that all students include their name, surname and age on the student entry form


1st Prize – £1000
and the Young Writers’ Award of Excellence for the school sending in the best overall group of entries

2nd Prize – £500
and a trophy

3rd Prize – £250
and a trophy

Plus every participating school will receive a complimentary copy of the book their students feature in!

Our top 5 poets will be invited to turn their poem into a video, which will then be put up for public vote – the most votes wins! 1st place wins an iPad and 4 runners-up each receive a Kindle Fire HD.

(Winners will be chosen from the entries received during the Spring Term 2018.)


Online Safety – Net Aware

From Facebook and Instagram to Snapchat and Tumblr Net Aware (set up by the NSPCC  and O2) is a no-nonsense guide for parents to social media platforms, apps and games that kids use. It outlines some of the risks to children using them, and offers advice on how parents can reduce some of those risks.

Please click here for more advice on Online Safety.


DofE newsletter

Please click here for the DofE New Year’s newsletter.


Ghana Chocolate Hamper winner!

Congratulations to Mrs Patel who won the Ghana Chocolate Hamper.

2nd  – Mr Nott

3rd – Mr Mbewe

4th – Mrs Has

£73 was raised for Team Ghana – thank you to everyone who bought tickets!

Thanks go to Aspire People for the donation of the hamper.


Book talk

St. Paul’s December Year 9 book talk

This month year 9 students had the opportunity to listen to a book talk. These are 30 minute talks which aim to build enthusiasm for reading and introduce new authors and titles to our pupils to broaden their experiences of reading.  

 Titles discussed at the book talk were:

Girls book talk:
Twenty Questions for Gloria by Martyn Bedford
Jet Black Heart by Teresa Flavin
Until We Win by Linda Newbery
My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Shadow Girl  by  Sally Nicholls
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
Seed by Lisa Heatherfield
Wishbones by Virginia Macgregor
Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell 

Boys book talk:
Web of Darkness by Bali Rai
Senseless by Steve Cole
The Novice by Taran Matharu
Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton
My Smokey Bacon Crisp Obsession by J.A. Buckle
Truth or Dare by Non Pratt
Five Hundred Miles by Kevin Brooks
Tinder by Sally Gardner
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
Ghosting by Keith Gray

 Please encourage your child to read as many books as possible on the list, to discuss with you what they are reading and to share their ideas about books with their peers, either by writing a review on Eclipse, our online system, or by recommending a book to a friend. These new titles are available in our school library now. 

 Thank you for your continued support for reading.

 Mr Joseph
Creative Arts Mentor/Reading Coordinator



Christmas News from the Library

Christmas  news from the Library:


We all need a bit of a break from all the excitement of the Festive season and settling down to have a read is one of the best ways to relax and escape for a while… whether it’s the latest title, a new Annual or an old comfortable book you love to read…

 Some Christmas book suggestions from the World Book Day website:

Here are lists of some of the best Christmas books to get you and your children excited in the run-up to Christmas! Full of festive cheer, these brilliant books will make excellent stocking-fillers and Christmas gifts. The first is for 0-5 years old and the second for 8-12+:

Even if it doesn’t snow at Christmas here is a list of 5 super snowy books to make you feel cosy!

We have “The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club” available to borrow in the Library.

Christmas Book Giving Campaign

Many thanks to the parents who have generously donated books to the Library so far. We have asked pupils for suggestions of suitable titles and they have been added to the Wish List. You can also use the list to get ideas for last minute gifts…

Please remember that reading in all its forms is good for mind and body – make a resolution to read more in 2018

Season’s Greetings from the Librarian and all her Student Library Elves…


Pennie Wilson