Headteacher's Blog - 3/5/2019

Over the Easter break the Science Department hosted a team from Cambridge Assessment International Education who came to record their new video resources for their international science qualifications. The team were very impressed with the new facilities in the Stratton Science Centre, which they said provided a fabulous setting for the filming. Liz Duncombe, the Development Manager and former teacher at Stratton, was also very complementary about the Science Technicians, Andrew Peacock and Jackie Cooper who liaised with the team in advance and supported them throughout the project. We are very grateful that the Cambridge International team generously donated a significant amount of equipment that will be used for practical work at GCSE and A level.

On Tuesday 30th April, Year 12 drama students went over to Willington Peace Memorial hall to perform the murder mystery again, this time for Willington History Society. The group had a lovely evening and the performance was superb, only 2 teams managed to work out who the killer was! Thank you to the History Society for inviting the students to perform and for the donation of £50 towards new equipment for the drama studio.

GCSE and A level practical and oral language exams have been taking place over recent weeks and the written papers start in force from the 13th May. We therefore will be seeing Year 11 and 13 off on study leave next Friday 10th May. This is always an emotional as well as happy and exciting occasion for both staff as well as students. Year 11 will be dressed in formal attire and will have a farewell assembly after break. Year 13 will be dressed in Hawaiian outfits and from period 3 will take part in activities, followed by a farewell lunch and assembly in a suitably decorated common room. We wish both year groups a focussed and enjoyable final week of formal studies.


Ms Roz Hodges
Interim Headteacher


Drama students dressed up ready to play their part in the murder mystery evening.