Rossett News Update – 9 February 2018

Rotary club success

This week two groups of Rossett students took part in the annual, regional Rotary Technology competition. They had to work together to design and make a crane, using motors and gears. This was then tested to move along a track and pick up a weight.  Congratulations to the Year 10 group (Karthik Krishnan, Bram Fisher, Evelyn Richards and Vicky Naylor)  who came in 3rd place, winning them Bronze prize.  The Year 9 group (Josh Simpson, Oliver Nalder, Amy Oliver and Emma Guneyogullari) also performed very well and enjoyed the experience.


Sixth Form Debating Team

On Tuesday, the Sixth Form Debating Team took part in the regional round of the Oxford School’s Debating Competition at Sheffield High School.  Arran Kennedy and Shaun  Wilson took part in two debates against a number of different schools. In their first debate, they argued in favour of the motion ‘This house believes animal testing should be banned’. In their second debate, they were arguing against the motion ‘This house believes citizens should take a current affairs test before being able to vote’.  The team were fantastic and won both their debates against some difficult competition. 

Year 9 MenACWY/DTP vaccinations catchup session

The immunisation team will be visiting Rossett on 28 March to administer vaccinations to any Year 9 students who did not have valid consent/permissions from parents/carers when they visited in January.  Further details have been sent to Parents/Carers – please return all completed consent forms to the First Aid room.

Arts intervention sessions for Y11
Drama GCSE – every day after school (Wed specifically for written work / Mon, Tues, Thurs + Fri for practical rehearsals
Performing Arts – Tuesday and Wednesday after school
Music Listening – Mondays  after school in M1
Music composition – Thursdays after school in M1
Art Monday- Thursday after school in the Art Block


One of our Teaching Assistants (Mrs Terzza) has taught more than 100 students to knit over the past few years.

Knitting has been scientifically proven to calm anxiety, lower stress levels and help with depression. The rhythmic repetitive movements, calm the heart rate and breathing. Knitting has therapeutic benefits for both mind and body, improving concentration and focus, leaving students happier and calmer.

Rossett students have created a very colourful scarf, which is on its way to a homeless recipient – someone in need of a little warmth. The students have had many thoughtful discussions along the way, about the issues of being homeless.’

With the scarf, goes a note with one hundred (first) names of students who have learnt a new skill and who wish to pass on their best wishes to its new owner.

What’s happening after half term …

19-23 February

  • Year 7 Bewerley Park trip

Monday 19 February

  • School re-opens after half term

Thursday 23 February

  • Year 9 Parents’ Evening

Ms Woodcock


Year 11 Intervention

Rossett News Update – 2 February 2018

Reminder: Sixth Form Interviews

Our Year 11 Sixth Form interviews take place in this next week5 –19 February.  Our students will have the opportunity to discuss their A Level subject choices with senior staff and formal offer letters will be issued to students after the interview process has been completed.

Year 9 Marrick Priory trip

Year 9s enjoyed a very successful two day trip to Marrick Priory last week taking part in a variety of activities which promoted resilience and resourcefulness!  Their skills were developed as part of a pastoral programme to highlight the importance of teamwork.

A Level English Language Trip

Next Tuesday, twenty of our A Level English Language students will be attending a lecture by the nationally renowned linguist David Crystal, writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster. Students will gain considerable academic benefit from this event, as David will be speaking about two linguistic areas that have a strong bearing on the new content of the A Level syllabus.

Lepra – fighting disease, poverty and prejudice

Each year Rossett support Lepra, a UK registered international charity working with individuals and communities affected by some of the world’s oldest and most neglected diseases, including leprosy.  Representatives of the charity have attended a Year 7 assembly to give students information about the charity and the work they do.  Students were given the following facts and were encouraged to raise as much as possible by taking part in a variety of activities culminating in a Zumba workout next Wednesday:

  • £3 buys a self-care kit so individuals can care for their disability
  • £4.50 can buy a pair of shoes so they can walk again
  • £25 can run a health education programme in a school reaching 100 children
  • £30 can pay for a medical diagnosis with aftercare
  • £50 can give someone a course of physiotherapy to restore the function in their hand/foot
Intervention/Support Sessions for Y11

As our Year 11 students begin to prepare for the external exams this summer staff have planned the following intervention/support sessions that will run every week:


Biology – Wednesday and Thursday after school.

Chemistry – Wednesday after school in Lab 3.

Physics – Thursday after school in Lab 8.


Spanish – 1:1 support by Mrs Jackson after school on a Thursday.

Spanish – ‘Aim Higher’ Monday after school with Mr Halliwell and Mrs Bowman.

French – Monday lunchtimes with Mrs Clarkson.


Mr West’s class – after school on a Monday.

Mr Otway’s class – 20 minute YouTube live sessions at 8pm on a Sunday night on Mr Otway’s YouTube channel, MrAOtway.

Philosophy and Ethics

Miss Veitch – Wednesday after school.


Mondays after school with Mrs Martin.


Each Year 11 Maths teacher runs a Maths catch up once a week for their class. Students can attend any class but usually students attend their own class teacher’s session. Students should check with their teacher to find out when the most relevant one takes place.

Computer Science

Wednesday after school in PC10.

Product Design and Design Technology

Thursday after school.


Homework drop-in/club for Y11 students on a Monday after school. Starts on Monday 22nd January 3.10pm in R12 and R13.


Tuesday and Wednesday. Both sessions will be the same so students do not need to attend both of them.

Safer Internet Day

On 7 February 2017 Rossett will be participating in Safer Internet Day and the theme is “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.  Assemblies will be held throughout the week and students will take part in a variety of activities involving internet safety. This event is being organised in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre – please click the link for further details:

Music Department: Acoustic Night

Next Thursday 8 February is our acoustic evening in the Main Hall, with many talented performers lining up to entertain you.  Tickets can be obtained from the Finance Office at just £3 each.  The PTA will be serving refreshments throughout the evening which starts at 7pm.

Ski Trip

The 2018 Ski Trip to Austria departs from school on Friday 9 February.  Staff will be using Twitter to keep everyone up to date with their activities during the week @rossettschool and #Rski17 for day to day highlights.

Congratulations to …

  • the U13 girls’ football team who beat Thirsk 5-3 on Friday to reach the semi finals of the County Cup.

What’s happening next week …

Monday 5 February

  • Mock GCSE PE Moderation Day

Tuesday 6 February

  • Safer Internet Day

Wednesday 7 February

  • Year 7 Zumba workout

Thursday 8 February

  • Acoustic Night

Friday 9 February

  • Ski Trip Departs
  • School closes for half term

Ms Woodcock


Rossett News Update – 26 January 2018


Year 8 Options

Please click the link for Year 8 Options information including a copy of the Presentation given at the Year 8 Options Evening yesterday:  The deadline for the return of the completed options forms is Wednesday 7 February.

Road works

Yorkshire Water have informed the school today that the junction of Beckwith Road and Otley Road will be closed for two weeks from 10 February 2018.

External summer exams 2018

The summer 2018 provisional external exam timetable is now available on the website.

This is relevant to students in Years 9-13 and should be consulted for information by students and parents.  We remind parents annually that no absences should be planned during this period.

National Centre for Children and Families

Last month the Government published its Green Paper on children and young people’s mental health.   The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is supporting schools to meet these new demands through their Schools In Mind learning network.  They recognise that the teenage years can be an exciting and challenging time for both parents and children.  Please click the link to read their leaflet offering advice to parents and carers.

A Level Art Trip

Next Friday our A Level Fine Art and Photography students will be visiting the Tate Gallery in Liverpool.  This trip will offer them an excellent opportunity to experience original art in a gallery setting and they will gain fantastic starting points for their Year 12 major project or Year 13 Externally Set Assignment.

Percussion Day

Next Sunday Mrs Waddington will be taking a group of students to visit the Royal Northern College of Music to take part in Percussion workshops and concerts which will introduce them to a variety of percussion music from different cultures.  This is an excellent opportunity for our students to practise in this environment.

Term Dates 2018/19

Please find below the term dates for 2018. The dates of the five training days are still to be finalised.

Autumn Term:

3 September 2018 – 21 December 2018

Half Term:  29 October – 2 November 2018

Spring Term:

7 January 2019 – 12 April 2019

Half Term:  25 February 2019 – 1 March 2019

Summer Term:

28 April 2019 – 22 July 2019

Half Term:  27 May 2919 – 31 May 2019

What’s happening next week …

Tuesday 30 January

  • Governors’ Teaching & Learning Committee meeting

Thursday 1 February

  • Intermediate Maths Challenge
  • Year 8 Parents’ Evening

Friday 2 February

  • A Level Art Trip to the Tate Gallery, Liverpool

Sunday 4 February

  • RNCM Percussion Day – Manchester

Ms Woodcock


Year 8 Options Information

Rossett News Update – 19 January 2018

Year 8 Options

Next Thursday we will hold our Key stage 4 Options Evening to which all Year 8 parents and students are invited.  The timings are as follows:

7.00-7.20 &


Presentation on Curriculum and Options Process in the Main Hall for Year 8 students and parents
7.00-8.30 Year 8 students and parents will have an opportunity to look round the subject displays and talk to staff about possible option choices
7.20-8.00 Opportunity for parents to discuss the options process with a member of the leadership team in the main hall

An email will be sent out to students and parents on Monday with the option booklets and form for completion.

Science CPD

On Wednesday evening Rossett School hosted a Science CPD event for local primary and secondary schools.  The training looked at the delivery of a sequence of lessons that have been created by Cogent Skills in partnership with Calderdale College.  This lesson sequence is designed to allow pupils from Year 6 to Year 11 to explore a range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers and the pathways leading to these.  The training gave the schools in attendance access to the Science Industry Partnership on-line resources to allow students to explore STEM careers, and a range of teaching and learning resources to further engage students with Science.

Oxford offer

We are delighted to report that Tom Hullah has received an open offer to study Chemistry at Oxford following four separate interviews over the course of two days.  Tom worked hard on his application and we are extremely proud of his achievement.

Our congratulations also go to all the other Sixth Formers who have already received offers for their chosen universities; many of these offers are unconditional!

British Biology Olympiad

Next Wednesday 24 January, six of our talented Year 13 Biology students will be taking part in the British Biology Olympiad. This will challenge and stimulate our students and enable them to demonstrate their broad biological knowledge and may give them an opportunity to take part in further competitions.

Year 12 Listeners

Listeners are an integral part of Rossett’s peer mentoring scheme and their work supports the transition of Year 6 students from local primary schools to Rossett.  They continue to maintain a high profile in Year 7 forms throughout the academic year. They also support students in other year groups, who may be finding certain issues challenging.

The selection process to become a Sixth Form Listener is a rigorous one and the successful students have to commit to an intense training programme.  This week students celebrated the completion of their training and were awarded their certificates and Listener badges by Ms Woodcock.

Year 12 Listener Maisie Sadler said “I remember how much my Listener helped me when I was in Year 7, so now I look forward to it being my turn to help younger students manage the challenges of ‘Big’ School.”

Graphic Design project

Year 9/10 Graphic Design students have been working on a community project with Friends of Valley Gardens, Harrogate. They have been designing the information board and leaflets for the recent restoration of the Japanese Garden and their work is now on display in an exhibition at Harlow Carr until 25 February.

The winners of the competition will have their work displayed outside the entrance of the garden and have their leaflet design mass-produced for the promotion of the garden.

Year 9 Marrick Priory trip

Next Friday 33 of our Year 9 students will be visiting Marrick Priory Outdoor Education and Residential Centre situated in Swaledale, near Richmond on a two day experience.  Students will take part in a wide range of activities including climbing, abseiling, orienteering, low and high ropes courses and team building exercises. Thank you, in anticipation, to Mrs Jackson, Ms Cameron, Miss Hellawell and Mr Wilson for volunteering to accompany the trip.

Congratulations to …

  • The Year 7 girls’ football team who gave a fantastic performance but were unfortunately beaten by SJF in the National Cup 3-1. Most of the girls will be playing in the U13 County Cup quarter final next week.

What’s happening next week …

Monday 22 January

  • Year 8 ‘Introduction to Options’ assembly at form time

Wednesday 24 January

  • Year 8 Option Pathway assemblies

Thursday 25 January

  • Year 8 Options Evening

Friday 26 January-Saturday 27 January

  • Year 9 trip to Marrick Priory Outdoor Education Centre

Ms Woodcock


Rossett News Update – 12 January 2018

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to all parents and students from all staff at Rossett School.

Mock success

This week Years 11,12 and 13 celebrated their success in having performed extremely well in their mock exams before Christmas.  The students had a ‘mock results’ day on Wednesday with their Directors of Learning handing out the dreaded ‘official’ envelopes. Tutors were on hand to work with Year 11 and Sixth Form to look at mock results against expected targets.  Most students were pleased with their outcomes; all know that there is still much more to do in terms of hard work to revision as we start our next two ‘short’ terms before Easter (five weeks until February half term and then five weeks, four days before Easter).

Peace Poster Competition

Last term students took part in the Harrogate Lions Peace Poster Competition.  The theme was ‘The future of Peace’.  Congratulations to Connie Smith and Freya Hoare (Year 8) who were the competition winners – their certificates were presented to them during the celebration assembly at the end of last term.

End of school pickup

As a school we appreciate that pickup at the end of the school day is a difficult time.  However, as a school it is important that we work with the local community and we have been contacted by the residents of Hartley Road (opposite the Sports Centre entrance) who are concerned for the safety of pedestrians by the number of cars using the road.  They would particularly ask that drivers are considerate when parking and do not park across driveways thus blocking access for residents. Thank you.

Year 9 MenACWY/DTP vaccinations

The MenACWY vaccination for Year 9 students take place next Tuesday 16 January. This vaccination will help protect students again four types of meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and septicaemia.  Students will also receive the DTP booster vaccine to help protect them against diphtheria, tetanus and polio.  Information regarding the vaccinations has been emailed to all Year 9 parents – any parent who has not signed their child up can still do so using the NHS link ( and these students will be included in the catch up session later in the year.


Please be aware that the roadworks on Otley Road (traffic lights between Beckwith Road and Crag Lane) have started this week.

Roadworks have also started at the Burn Bridge Lane junction with the A61 and Burn Bridge Lane is closed.

Both roadworks are due to last for eight weeks and have caused major delays to buses and ordinary traffic this week.

Re-set Assemblies

By Wednesday of next week, all year groups will have had a reminder of the focus for this term from the Senior Leadership Team.  Assemblies welcomed back each year group to 2018 with a focus on reflecting on last term and thinking about new years’ resolutions; top tips for academic success; and a reminder of the importance of staying safe by reporting any safeguarding issues to the right people in school.

Reminder for parents

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mr M Richardson (

Deputy DSL

Mrs S Ashman (

Congratulations to …

  • the U14s girls’ football team who beat All Saints at the end of last term and are now through to the semi-final of the County Cup.
  • the Year 9 B team who have progressed through to the last eight of the B team National Cup beating Hull Collegiate 2-1.

What’s happening next week …

Monday 15 January

  • Year 11 – Year 13 MFL mock orals

Tuesday 16 January

  • Year 9 MenACWY/DTP vaccinations

Wednesday 17 January

  • Year 11 – Year 13 MFL mock orals
  • Listener Award Celebration 30pm

Thursday 18 January

  • Marrick Priory Parents’ meeting
  • Bewerley Park Parents’ meeting

Ms Woodcock


Rossett News Update – 22 December 2017


I am delighted to report that the school has raised over £6,400 already this term through a variety of activities including bake sales, rag week, sponsored ‘Start a Heart’, Year 7 Christmas Disco an enterprise activity and the Children in Need non-uniform day.  In addition to the three main charities sponsored this year (Harrogate Young Carers, Candelighters, Wateraid) Macmillan Cancer Support, Grenfell Tower, Alzheimer’s Society have also received extra donations.

We are delighted to report that the defibrillator sponsored by the school has gone live this morning and is positioned on the side of the Prince of Wales pub in Starbeck.

Celebration Assemblies

On Wednesday 20 December we held our annual end of term Celebration Assemblies for all year groups.  As well as music and art contributions we celebrated the progress, effort, attendance and sporting achievements of students from Years 7 to Sixth Form:

Sport Community 3Rs Average Attainment
Year 7 Charlie Lumsden Mollie Schofield George Papadopoullos Varsha Sivakumar
Teija Beckford Spencer Huggett Ella Lewis Zach Houseman
Year 8 Jess Street Adam Caswell Thomas Grant Alice Bristow
Harry Bandeira Natalie Gaffney-Smith Esmee Howie Adam Naylor
Year 9 Aliya Bridge Joe Cooper Eliza Shrimpton Chloe Verity
Oliver Washbrook Rebecca Shaw Ava Craven Piotr Czarnecki
Year 10 Milly Moncrief Jai Sagoo Katie Merckel Kiera Bollon
Cam Rushworth Cara-Mia Cruise-Brahm Sam Cliff Alex Howell
Year 11 Gabriel Sheehy Emilia-Rose Manship Eleanor Whitehead Sienna Croft
Charlotte Knowles Alex Middlebrook Tom Hawkins Jacob Poulton
Year 12 Lucas Umpleby Georgia Battty Imogen Fisher Cosmo Bown
Maisie Sadler Josh Merrick Shaun Wilson Kitty Long
Year 13 Chloe Bellerby Olivia Parish Victoria Morrell Alex Lewis-Jones
Jack Loudoun Cameron Rennison Matt Petty Oliver Hall

We also saw the award of our first new Vivos Bronze badges – awarded when students receive 300+ reward points.  Congratulations  to:

Tayla Davies (8JCA)

Harry Toole  (8JCA)

Sophie Bate (8OSN)

Alex Armitage (8MPK)

Year 7 Double Your Money

The Year 7s took part in the ‘Double Your Money’ enterprise event last week.  Students were challenged to devise a stall that would hopefully double their initial investment of £5.  The money making ideas ranged from smoothie makers, toffee apples, shoot the hoop challenge, sock snowmen, fruit kebabs, pom-pom decorations, lucky dip and a festive photo booth.  A total of £247.65 was raised for Young Carers and 7JCG was the winning form raising £58.  Well done to everyone who took part.

Mock Results Day for Years 11 and 13

We will be running a formal Results Day for Years 11 and Year 13 on Wednesday 10 January where students will receive results’ envelopes containing their overall grades, following our recent mock exams.  Tutors and year teams will then work with the students to identify areas for improvement and revision programmes in preparation for the external examinations in May/June. 

Year 7 Creative Writing Competition

Rossett Writers, our Key Stage 3 writing club, kept Year 7s entertained this advent with their own festive story in episodes. It featured our very own Mr Stone turning into the Grinch and trying to ruin Christmas for all Rossett students! Well done to Jacob Kisby who won the subsequent writing competition for finishing off our story, turning Mr Stone back into the hero!

Cake sale

Year 13 students Chloe Bellerby and Chloe Ramsay hosted a bake sale in aid of mental health charity Mind this week raising over £160.  The full story of their fundraising can be read here;


Mr Phil Kilford has completed 14 years as Chair of Governors at Rossett School and a gift has been given, on behalf of Governors, staff and students, to mark his unstinting and dedicated service to the school.  He continues as a Governor in 2018, but has taken the decision to ‘retire’ from the Chair of Governor post.  An election to determine his successor will take place in the New Year.

Year 9 MenACWY/DTP vaccinations

The MenACWY vaccination for Year 9 students will take place on Tuesday 16 January – information has been emailed to all Year 9 parents – please ensure that consent forms are returned to the NHS link.  This vaccination will help protect students again four types of meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and septicaemia.  Students will also receive the DTP booster vaccine to help protect them against diphtheria, tetanus and polio.

Goodbyes this term

This week we will be saying good bye to:  Mrs Macaulay (Deputy Head: Pastoral), Mr Oldfield (Science), Mr Reader (ICT), Mrs Styles (English maternity cover), Mr May (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Barker (Science Technician).

Other staffing news

  • This week we have welcomed back Ms Bannar-Martin (English) and Ms Rowe (PE) from maternity leave.
  • Miss Horsfall (DOL Year 11/Teacher of Geography) is getting married during the holidays and will be known as Mrs Grimshaw on her return.

What’s happening next term …

Monday 8 January 2017       

  • School re-opens 8.50am
  • MFL orals for Year 11-Year 13 take place all week

Wednesday 10 January 2017

  • Year 11 + Year 13 Mock Results

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holiday; the staff and I look forward to seeing the students back on Monday 8 January 2018.

Ms Woodcock


Rossett News Update – 15 December 2017

Visit to York University

This week, nine of our A-level Chemistry students travelled to the University of York for an afternoon of organic chemistry. They had the opportunity to synthesise paracetamol from scratch in a university lab and then get hands-on experience of using IR and NMR spectroscopy equipment to check the quality of their product with the support of an expert in NMR.

Mock exams Year 11 and Year 13

In the last few weeks of term Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students have been sitting mock exams in all subject areas.  For many of them it was the first time sitting one of the new style longer terminal papers in our Sports Hall.  All students were impeccably behaved and revised to ensure that they got the most from this experience.

Staff and students are going through the raw results of these assessments before the end of term.  As usual we will be running a formal Results Day where students will receive the ‘dreaded’ brown envelope continuing their overall grades in the first week of January.

Tutors and year teams then work with the students to identify areas for improvement and revision programmes in the weeks going forward to the actual examination preparation period.

Christmas Jumper Day

We have seen some fantastic Christmas jumpers today and have raised over £1800 for Save the Children, giving hope for a brighter future to children around the work.  Thank you to everyone who joined in and donated.

End of term

Wednesday 20 December + Thursday 21 December

Christmas Dinner will be served by the Senior Leadership team on these days, in our Main Dining Hall.  (Please note sandwiches will be available on these days but there will be no salad bar)


We will be holding celebration events during the week.


Friday 22 December

School finishes at 2.10pm for all students.


We have arranged for the buses to run early on Friday 22 December.  Please be aware that no after school clubs will be running and there will be no late bus on this day.


Year 8 Healthy Living Tutor Programme

All Year 8 students have been following the Healthy Living Tutor Programme material this term. They have looked at how sleep, diet and exercise all play a vital part in reducing mental health and physical health concerns. Schools often give advice and guidance to students: eat 5 a day, get 8 hours of sleep a night, increase how much water you drink in a day and attend the clubs that are available both inside and outside of school.

This time around, the Year 8 pastoral team thought they would ‘act’ rather than just ‘discuss’ lifestyle changes, we thought that this would send a more powerful message. On 4th, 5th and 6th December 260 students walked, power-walked, jogged or ran a mile during form time at the start of the day. This was a real spectacle, the students entered into the spirit of the event running round with footballs or rugby balls and huge smiles on their faces.

As a community event it was a real success. Although the initiative only lasted three days we hope that one or two students might have been moved to join extra-curricular clubs or do a little HIIT (high -intensity interval training) at home themselves. They enjoyed the opportunity to do something as a whole year group.


Today some of our students met with Rabbi Pink to discuss Hanukkah and its meaning and importance. They looked at some of the ways Hanukkah is celebrated, including making doughnuts and olive oil pressing.

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. The word Hanukkah means rededication and celebrates one of the greatest miracles in Jewish history. Hanukkah is celebrated by lighting one candle on the Hanukiah (an eight-stemmed candelabrum) each day. The Hanukiah symbolises how God looked after the Jewish people at a difficult time in Jewish history.

Year 7 Disco

DJ Dent (former student) did an excellent job at the Year 7 Disco this week.  It was a great success and was enjoyed by all – thanks to the Year 12 students who were involved in the organisation and to the PTA for their support.

What’s happening next week …

Tuesday 19 December

  • read@rossett – 3.10pm in the Resource centre – open to all KS3 students

Friday 22 December

  • Celebration assemblies
  • School closes at 2.10pm (no late buses)

Ms Woodcock


Rossett News Update – 8 December 2017

Gambaru Adversity Awards

This week Gambaru Fitness held their annual Sports Adversity Awards in Harrogate.  We are delighted that Abbas Hassan (Year 10), Adi Suleiman (Year 10) and Chloe Bellerby (Year 12) were presented with awards for showing that they have not let adversity define them or what they can do and have used sport to overcome the challenges they have faced.  The awards were presented to the boys at The Pavilions this week.

Please click the link to hear about Abbas and Adi’s story:

Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 15 December

Next Friday 15 December is a non-uniform day and we are encouraging all students (and staff) to wear a Christmas jumper and to donate £2 per student – all monies raised will go to Save the Children.

Dry Stone Wall

Thanks to volunteers from Nidderdale AONB some of our Vocational Studies students have been learning the skill of dry stone walling.  We now have a fantastic dry stone wall in our Sensory Garden.  The picture shows us congratulating the team with a donation to their charity with thanks for their work and expertise.

Winter Warmer Concert

This Thursday saw our Winter Warmer Concert which featured a selection of our extra-curricular ensembles plus solo performances reflecting the amazing talent of our students.  Thank you to everyone involved.

Congratulations to …

  • Aidan Bailey and George Taylor’s who have received a CREST silver award for their project Creating a House of the Future.
  • the girls’ U14 football team who beat Bedale 7-2 to progress to the next round of the National Cup.

Road works from 8 January for four weeks

Morrisons Utility have informed the school they will be installing a new water mains on behalf of Yorkshire Water from 8 January and have warned this may cause long delays on the Otley Road as temporary lights will be in place between Beckwith Road and Crag Lane.

What’s happening next week …

Wednesday 13 December

  • Year 7 Double Your Money
  • Sixth Form Information Evening 7pm Main Hall

Thursday 14 December

  • Year 7 Christmas Disco 6-7.30pm Main Hall and Blue Dining Hall
  • Full Governing Body meeting 7pm Resource Centre

Friday 15 December

  • Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children
  • Sixth Form Application deadline
  • ‘Rainbow Christmas’ cake sale in support of our LGBTQ+ group

Ms Woodcock