Monday 16th April 2018

I hope you all had a great Easter holiday! Even though we have only had 2 days last week, there was a great deal of work done!
Miss Baybutt told me that there has been great assessment work produced by Olivia, 7M, in geography. She produced an excellent Cyclone Sidr 2007 storyboard independently…

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Monday 19th March 2018

Mrs Outterside has told me that year 11 pupils have returned to normal lessons this week following their trial examinations and many pupils have already impressed their teachers. In order to be rewarded for their efforts, Miss Westwell has organised a Leavers’ Prize Draw for pupils. There have…

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Monday 12th March 2018

Mrs Scott told me that 7H have raised £146.03 this week with the toy sale and the Mothers' Day raffle. The winners were: Ist Prize - Mother’s Day Hamper - Anabel Y10; 2nd Prize - No.7 Hamper - Jack Y8; 3rd Prize - Gucci Perfume Set - Alfie  Y7; 4th Prize - Soap & Glory Bauble - Tyler  Y9. A huge…

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Monday 5th March 2018

Aimee Styles and Kate Walmsley from 9A are walking 10,000 steps every day in March, around 155 miles by the time they have finished!  They are doing this to raise money for Cancer Research UK, a fantastic charity which I am sure you are all aware of.  Please use the link below to sponsor Aimee and…

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Monday 26th February 2018

The week before half term was a very busy one!  Mrs Duncan had the right idea in her science lesson with 7Y1 - they made cakes to represent a rock type form of the Earth.  The class had to explain which rock their cake/chocolate bar was.  Then they ate them!

Historians of the week: for Mrs…

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Monday 12th February 2018

 

We celebrated one of the highlights of the school calendar on Wednesday with wonderful performances at our annual ‘Music Showcase’. This has rapidly become one of my favourite events as it shows off everything that is great about our school; pupils performing superbly, staff giving them every…

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Monday 5th February 2018

I have fantastic news this week! Our school appears in a short video on the BBC website, you can click on this link to watch it: 

https://www.bbc.com/ownit/take-control/gross-phone-video 

I am so proud of all the pupils and staff involved as this continues our work with the BBC, where we…

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Monday 29th January 2018

We held two very successful Year 9 ‘Options Evenings’ last week, where members of the extended Senior Leadership Team meet with the parents and pupils of all Year 9 to discuss what option choices will be the most appropriate for them.  I really enjoyed both evenings, with the chance to talk about…

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Monday 22nd February

We held a very successful Year 11 Parents’ Evening on Thursday evening - it was great to be able to catch up with parents about how well their children are doing in school and how we can help them to progress in some areas.  It was also a little sad and inspirational at the same time, to talk to…

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Monday 15th January 2018

After a restful Christmas break, it was good to get back to school this week and start, what is going to be a very busy term! Aaron Massingham from 7S, gave me two chapters of a comic that he had created, written stories for and illustrated himself, and what a fantastic job he has done. I really…

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Monday 18th December 2017

We’ve all had an extremely busy week! We have had the Christmas carol service at St Oswald’s on Wednesday - thank you very much to all the staff, parents and pupils involved, it was superb! We also had eight pupils represent the school at the St John Rigby carol concert on Thursday, plus the Y10…

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Monday 4th December 2017

I had the honour of attending the Makerfield Christmas Veterans’ Lunch on Saturday, which Yvonne Fovargue, our local MP organises, and what a fantastic event it was. It brought home to me how few ex-service men and women from World War II we have left and the incredible sacrifices they made so we…

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