On Tuesday 19th June, Year 7 students enjoyed a fun packed visit to Conkers in Derbyshire.
The purpose of the visit was to develop an understanding of the regeneration of the former mining area. The students listened to a talk on ‘Coal to Conkers’ led by Ranger Jack and participated in a ‘Barefoot Walk’ where they developed their understanding of the history of the site while experiencing different textures underfoot!

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Primary Two were delighted to take part in the Pottermus Challenge. Pottermus is the Stoke City Football Club mascot.
The challenge consisted of agility, balance and coordination activities against the clock. Primary Six were trained as the activity leaders and did a fantastic job of demonstrating the events, timing, counting and recording the scores.
Pottermus entertained and encouraged the pupils whilst they took part in the activities.

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On Wednesday 6th June the Year 10 History students set off to Kenilworth Castle. They enjoyed a day of glorious sunshine and were able to explore the castle at length. This trip is part of their GCSE ‘History Around Us’ module and involves them learning all about the history of Kenilworth Castle. They climbed up the Strong Tower, explored the Keep, ventured to the very top of Leicester’s building and enjoyed the heady scents of the Elizabethan garden. A fantastic day out was had by all!


On Tuesday 22nd May, the Art and History departments took Year 9 on a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum. The students have been studying the First and Second World Wars in History, with a focus on remembrance over the past year. Combined with their work in Art on the importance and creation of memorials, the visit to the Arboretum was a fantastic way to experience a variety of different ways to commemorate and celebrate the past.
The students examined the History behind many of the different memorials and then sketched aspects of them. The weather was glorious and the students were able to truly appreciate the sacrifices so many have made for our country.

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Our Prep Sports Day took place on Friday and as always the children had lots of fun.

Children from Pre-school to Y6 participated in a number of events. They had lots of fun doing the obstacle course, running, long jump, javelin, ball throwing, just to name a few. 

It was lovely to see so many families and friends attend and to see them cheering their children on from the side-line.

Thank you to our  PFA who organised 'Posh Cow Ice Cream and Creperie' to attend the event and supply the children with a free ice cream each, they were delicious.

Thank you to the students from Years 7, 8 and 9 who helped Miss Capper organise another enjoyable and successful Sports Day.

Congratulations to Hallahan House, who were this year’s sports day winning house.

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On completion of our new school site, we will be in the unprecedented and exciting position of being able to offer new modern teaching facilities on a consolidated and much improved site. These new facilities will enrich the education experiences of our current pupils and those who attend the school for many years to come. We will also expand our offering to gradually double the entry intake within our Senior School from September 2019.


Shauney and Georgina attend ballroom dancing every Saturday at Premier Dance in Longton, under the expert tuition of Barbara and Robert Lichfield.

The sessions include a variety of Ballroom and Latin dances including the Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha cha, Quickstep, Jive and Salsa. Recently, both have taken dance examinations in association with the ISTD Dance examination board.

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Last week, our Prep children enjoyed getting into the Royal wedding spirit. In preparation for a Royal wedding ‘Bake-Off’, P4 used their art lesson to design unique cake toppers, followed by lots of measuring in their maths lesson and with the help of Eleanor in the kitchen, they produced some impressive, no ‘soggy bottom’ sponge. The children then had the chance to follow their design brief and decorate their cakes, before presenting them to Mrs Harrison for judging.

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