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Premiership Kicks Football Session

 We had a great turnout at the first Premiership Kicks football session led by Carlisle United coaches with over 50 pupils attending. The sessions are open to all boys and girls, all abilities and all year groups and will be held every Friday between 3:15-4:15pm - we hope to see more pupils there next week. Mr Irving, Head of PE.
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Get Caught Reading - Year 7 Competition

 'Go Big' - The secondary school survival guide' was given to all of our Year 7 pupils at the start of their secondary adventure.  Go Big is a self-help survival guide - helping readers navigate exams, overcome peer pressure and start building toward their future goals. Alongside this book the library is running a competition called "Get ...
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Cumbria Libraries Summer Reading Challenge 2022

It`s Summer Reading Challenge time again!  This year the theme is Gadgeteers, so join in and discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you. For more information visit the Summer Reading Challenge website.  Signing up is free, you just need to be a library member (which is also free!) The Challenge is si...
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We are a GOOD School!

School had an Ofsted inspection in May this year and the report has been published today.  You can read the full report here
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Step into the NHS competition

Our Year 9 Health & Social Care pupils recently entered the 'Step into the NHS KS3 competition' and we are delighted that one of the groups has been awarded 'highly commended' for their outstanding entry. Pupils were challenged to research and choose an NHS career that interested them and then create materials to promote it, starting with a job...
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Year 7API - Flower Dissection in Science

This week 7API were undertaking flower dissection in science as part of the ecosystems unit of study.
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Cumbria School Games - Orienteering

Year 7 & 8 had a great day at the Cumbria School Games on Wednesday 6 July at the Sheepmount. They all worked incredibly hard and kept challenging themselves to get the courses correct and their fastest time. They had the opportunity to try very competitive styles of orienteering and sample how it is done in the big competitions when ...
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Spellbinding Awards 2022

A huge thank you to all of the Spellbinders for taking part in this year's awards, for all of their reading, reviews, comments, engagement, and enthusiasm. It really was amazing to see reading for pleasure celebrated in such a way. Five of the Spellbinding group were invited to attend the Spellbinding Book Awards last week to represent the school a...
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Carlisle Schools Cricket Competition

 Well done to the Year 7 boys who took part in the Carlisle schools competition today down at Carlisle Cricket club. The boys won 2 games against RRC and Limehouse losing in games against RRM and Trinity. It was pleasing to see the boys improve as the day went on. Hopefully they will continue to attend after school cricket club on a Monda...
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Carlisle District Athletics Competition

Well done to all the Year 7 & 8 pupils who took part in the Carlisle District athletics competition yesterday. We had both team and individual success on the day. The Year 7 boys and girls combined score meant that we finished in 3rd place overall behind Caldew and the winners Trinity.We also had a number of individuals who finished either 1st ...
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Year 11 Exam Revision

For the first time in several years GCSE examinations are taking place. To help pupils prepare the Exam Boards have released guidance on what pupils should be revising. They will only be tested on the content in this booklet. Teachers have been supporting the pupils with revision skills and highlighting the key content.  As exam time...
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War Memorials

If you are an ex pupil or member of staff then you may recognise our new display at school. Thanks to Peter Naylor, the artefacts which were severely damaged in the last flood, have now been restored and with the addition of some information boards written by our current pupils now have pride of place in our school hall. Big thank you to Councillor...
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Family Action

Family Action is a charity that provides practical, emotional and financial support for families. Pupils in school have already been introduced to Family action through a Y7UP Assembly and informed of when drop in sessions are. For support call 0808 802 666 text 07537404282 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. their website is
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Year 9 BTEC construction class

Our Year 9 BTEC construction class had been given the brief to design and manufacture some public seating for the school. This first lesson was research, so they were looking at existing benches that we have in school and in local areas to see design ideas and ergonomics. Luckily for them the sun was shinning.
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Year 12's Visiting Newcastle University

All pupils in Year 12 visited Newcastle University on Thursday 21 April. The aim of the day was to help pupils to think about whether Higher Education is the right choice for them. They took part in several activities, including choosing the right course; student life; and study skills.
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Whole School Careers Fair

We had a fantastic whole school careers event today.  All year groups visited the event and had the opportunity to speak to local employers and higher education providers. The pupils really engaged with all the various employers and the event ran throughout the day was a great success.  
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KS3 Achievement Trip to Fusion

As part of our Key Stage 3 student of the month rewards programme we had a great morning at Fusion trampoline park this week.
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Year 8's visit the Newcastle Life Science Centre

An amazing day was had by our Year 8's on a visit to Newcastle's Life Science centre. The pupils enjoyed all the exhibits including a visit to the International Space Station, a virtual tour of the solar system in the planetarium, investigating Climate change with some experiments in the lab, broadcasting the news and off course checking out t...
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Year 7API planting trees as part of Science Week

 Years 7's are plating trees this week as part of Science week.
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Exam Season

It is exam season soon. You can't start to prepare too soon so here is a guide for pupils to help to prepare.  Download PDF File Here
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