Free Books for Year 7 Students

Thursday, 08 December 2016.
There has been a great buzz in the library this term, thanks to the “Book Buzz Scheme”. Much excitement has been had by every student in Year 7 who, thanks to specialist funding from the Senior Leadership Team, were able to choose a free book as a Christmas present from the school. 

Iceland Trip 2016

Monday, 14 November 2016.
On 20 October 2016, 45 students travelled to Iceland for a once in a lifetime trip to explore the area surrounding Reykjavik to include the famous Golden Circle and south shore tours and also to visit the remote and desolate Reykjavik Peninsula.

Braintree Sixth Form Open Evening

Thursday, 10 November 2016.

On Wednesday 9 November our annual Braintree Sixth Form Open Evening took place. This allowed prospective students and their parents and carers to visit the Sixth Form and meet members of staff in the different subject areas that we have on offer at A level. 

Operation Christmas Child

Tuesday, 22 November 2016.
The charitable reputation of our staff and students was on full display throughout November as we were busy collating gift-filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Year 12 Enterprise Fair

Wednesday, 07 December 2016.

On Tuesday 6 December 2016, Year 7 students were invited to Braintree Arts Theatre to attend the Year 12 Enterprise Fair. Year 12 students had been planning this event for the last half-term.

Ypres: Friday 18 November 2016

Monday, 21 November 2016.
It was on a cold and dark morning at 3.30am on 18 November 2016 that 67 Year 9 students and 6 members of staff once again boarded a coach for the annual History Department Battlefields trip to Ypres in Belgium.

Olly Murs' Surprise Visit for Children in Need

Thursday, 10 November 2016.

We were pleased to be contacted by BBC Children in Need earlier this term to congratulate us on being in the top 200 schools in the UK for raising money for the charity last year. They asked whether we would be happy to be included in any media coverage of the event this year, and when we agreed we expected to possibly send in a report and photos of our fundraising activities this year.

Year 11 Progression Day

Tuesday, 08 November 2016.
On Wednesday 2 November a Progression Day took place for all year 11 students. This provided students with the chance to attend different taster sessions of subjects and courses which they are considering pursuing next year.