January & February 2016 Bulletin

At the time of writing the last bulletin, we were being inspected as a Church of England Academy. As you will be aware, this resulted in an ‘outstanding’ grading, with which we are obviously delighted. The full SIAMS report can be viewed here, but the highlights referred to the vision of senior leaders and governors, our strong partnership with local churches and the prominence given to Religious Studies and spiritual reflection in order to help pupils ’learn to live life to the full’.

The College continues to develop on what at times feels like a daily basis. After the Christmas holidays, all pupils received new timetables as we opened fully our new block of classrooms. The Humanities faculty has now joined the Language and RS faculties within the new block. We now have sixteen fully operational classrooms, three office areas and a canteen in full use. The movement of the Humanities faculty has allowed the Maths faculty to move downstairs in the main block and for the English faculty to expand further along the first floor corridor. This means that both faculties now have access to eight classrooms each within the same area, whilst Science now has six labs alongside one another with three further rooms to be added. Humanities/RS have a suite of eleven classrooms together, Languages four classrooms, Art two classrooms with one further room conversion to be added, Music two classrooms, Design and Technology four classrooms and Drama two working areas.

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