Friday 17 January 2020 - Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone in the school community had a great Christmas and New Year. 

The break was very much needed to ‘recharge the batteries’ for the term ahead.  Even though we have only been back in school for two weeks, there has been so much going on in school.  We held an extremely…

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My last blog for 2019 (Friday 20th December)

We have had a wonderful last week of term in school with every year group attending an Advent Service in the school hall and a magnificent Carol Service at St Oswald’s Church on Wednesday evening!  What a great way to prepare for Jesus’ birth! 

On the last day of term we are also showing our…

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Monday 2 December 2019

On Sunday 1 December 2019 our school was invited to perform at the ‘Ashton Christmas Lights Switch On’ by Wish FM.  Two of our Year 11 pupils, Joshua and Patrick performed on the stage and were both superb! Joshua played his guitar and sang and Patrick sang ‘O holy night’.  The boys were a…

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Monday 11 November 2019

We recently celebrated our Year 11 Certificate Presentation Evening and it was another brilliant night at St Edmund Arrowsmith CHS.  It was fantastic to see our former pupils and have a chat to them about the courses they are studying at 6th form college or how they are doing on their…

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Monday 4 November

Thank you to all parents, pupils and staff who attended the All Saints Mass in the school hall on Friday, it was a lovely occasion to have in school. We are so lucky to have Father John, who gives up so much of his time to celebrate Mass and also be a presence in our school community, many thanks…

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Monday 21st October

Fantastic, amazing, brilliant and superb were just some of the superlatives used by members of the audience after last week’s performance of Annie! As I stood at the front doors of the school thanking parents, grandparents and extended families for coming to watch our school production over…

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Monday 14th October

Here are just a few examples of the outstanding work produced over the last 2 weeks.

Mrs Hind told me that Katie Southworth in 7M produced a brilliant piece of homework in her English class (7Y3).  They have a 'Nando's' Menu and they choose which task to do each week.  Brilliant work Katie,…

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Monday 16th September 2019

The first two weeks of the school term have absolutely flown by! I should not be surprised that it has after 27 years teaching, but the start of term still takes my breath away!  We are all settling in to the new school year extremely well and I have been immensely impressed with the standard of…

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Friday 12th June

 
As we approach the end of the school year I would like to share with you some fantastic success stories before we finish.  First of all we held our Year 11 Leavers' Ball - Hurlston Hall, Ormskirk last Friday night. It was brilliant to see the Class of 2019 looking so wonderful, happy and…

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Friday 24th May 2019

It was a privilege to welcome back to the school Ryan Taylor, our Head Boy from 2011, who came to speak to our Year 10 pupils on Thursday during our assembly. Ryan gave a fascinating insight into his adventures since he left us and his opening slide was a picture of him and Theresa May with the…

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Tuesday 21st May 2019

Last week was ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ in school and what a great week it was! I know that sometimes parents don’t always get the information of what has been going on in school, so I thought I would share with you what we did.

For every year group and every form group at…

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Wednesday 4th April 2019

We have had a fantastic few weeks leading up to our Easter break.  I had the privilege of attending the three Music Festivals, where our pupils had the chance to perform solo in a mini concert-setting in our school hall.  All three evenings were brilliant and I drove home from each one an…

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