We’re delighted to receive such positive press coverage this week in Essex Live, ranking the school 19th in the county and the 6th best comprehensive school in the county.
Our Year 11 students have had their last full day at school before embarking on study leave in order to prepare for their GCSEs. The tradition of the signing of the shirts was evident in the playground, followed by a special assembly.
Congratulations to all of the students who sent a story entry to the BBC Radio 2, 500 Words Short Story Writing Competition, especially Jessica Wood whose story was picked to go through to the next round. The Librarians and English teachers helped over 300 youngsters download their stories onto the BBC website.
On Friday 28th April, Charities Week concluded with our annual Year 8 led G Nation fundraiser. Year 8 were charged with the responsibility of coming up with enterprising ideas to raise money for the school charities. This year, our charities included Amnesty International, Marie Curie, Lesotho, Aloysian Boys Home, Oxfam and Centre P
We are very pleased to send you a link to our recent OfSTED report which will go live on their website on 25th April. https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/137727
Students in the Sixth Form were given an opportunity to take a break from the stress and worry of upcoming exams and enjoy an hour of therapeutic yoga in The Sanctuary. They were taught about the importance of breathing and stretching in order to relieve tension and anxiety and it gave them a chance to quietly reflect.
After the 2011 London riots, photographer Julian Mahrlein set out on a project to capture the faces of inner-city teenagers.
He began wandering across the city, approaching young people who caught his eye, wanting to photograph them in an uncontrived, natural, positive way.
Our Year 8 girls and boys have taken part in an initiative through the England Squash and Racketball Foundation to give students an opportunity to play squash. They have been given coaching from a qualified England squash coach on the basic rules and skills and games play.
Following our World of Work day in January, TMW were so impressed with our students they offered the opportunity for some Year 11 students to apply for a 2 week work placement. TMW Unlimited are a Customer Engagement Agency based in the West End of London.
Tom Smith was a former student who sadly passed away two years ago from a blood cancer. As part of charities week, the Upper Sixth and the Lower Sixth football teams played against each other for the Tom Smith Cup, donated by Tom’s family. After an exciting game of football the final score was 4-4 which meant penalties were needed to decide wh