Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 


A gentle reminder that initial payments are due in by 22 October. Please note that the initial payment is non-refundable.


Bronze practice: 4-5 May

Bronze assessed:  7-8 and 9-10 June. (Note that, owing to the number of students taking part this year, we will need to run two separate expeditions with one half of the group at a time. We will advise students nearer the time which of the two expeditions they need to attend.)

Silver practice: 25-27 June (leaving after school on Monday 24 June at approx. 16.00)

Silver assessed: 8-10 July (leaving school on Sunday 7 July at approx 16.00)

Note that Silver expeditions will no longer be at weekends as previously stated on the letter.

Any queries, please contact Mr Ward or Miss Frankland.


GCSE Art Resources and Information

Key dates and other important information about this year’s GCSE Art exam can now be found on the school website under ‘Art’ in the ‘Departments’ section, or by following this link:


Water Bottles

It is our expectation that all students bring a water bottle to school with them, which they can fill at the fountains in the canteen or Sports Hall. Your support with this is greatly appreciated.


Kitchen and Canteen Refurbishment

The works to refurbish the kitchen and part of the canteen are now almost complete and still on track for hot food and dining facilities to be available again after Half Term. Further confirmation will follow next Friday.