On Friday 7th December, Year 9 visited Whittington Barracks at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum and were able to experience what it might have been like to have lived in the Trenches during the First World War. They were taken on tours of the trenches by ex-military volunteers and learnt a lot about the privations the soldiers experienced from 1914-1918.

Read more: Year 9 trip to The Staffordshire Regiment Museum & National Memorial Arboretum


Years 7 to 9 have been celebrating their splendid effort this term with a Spanish Fiesta. They enjoyed tasting some traditional tapas, such as jamón serrano, chorizo, queso manchego and aceitunas. Everyone contributed to the buffet, with homemade delights such as tortilla española, fruit sangria, and fresh bread. A lovely end to the term, Spanish style!


Mr Liversage, who's son Jude, is a student in our Prep School set up a Cerebral Palsy Football club for young children back in 2015 to give children an opportunity to participate in sport for fitness, strengthening and conditioning, social skills and confidence building. He had personally seen the difference that this opportunity has given the children and how these children have grown in a social environment. His football club is now part of the Stoke City Community Trust where they have professional coaching which gives the other children with various needs more opportunities to take part.

Read more: PAN Sports Event

Early Year's parents, carers and children enjoyed carrying out ‘Advent’ themed activities in both the Pre-school and Reception classrooms yesterday. They made Christmas decorations, festive biscuits, Advent wreaths and also engaged in the other areas of learning that they like to play, 

Thank you to all of the families who supported the event.

Read more: Early Years - Stay and Play

For the ninth year running a giant community Advent Calendar is being unveiled day by day in Stone shop windows from the 1st to the 24th December. The theme they are focusing on is Christmas Carols. 

This year, St. Dominic's Priory School window will be opened on the 13th of December at 'Vantage Point Creative' - All windows will be opened at 11am  throughout the month.

The event is being organised by Christ Church Stone www.christchurchstone.org. They are also inviting people to join them for a special Advent Calendar carol-singing Walk on Monday 24th December. They will be starting at Lock Keeper's Cottage on Stafford Street at 9.30am and sing their way through the calendar and up the High Street. At 11am they will arrive at Christ Church in time for the opening of the final window after which mince pies and other refreshments will be served in Christ Church centre.




Year 8 Geographers have been learning about plate boundary types and their associated hazards in their lessons. They were challenged to create a model of a volcano or a poster on types of volcanoes as a homework task.
Some students had lots of fun making their volcanoes erupt! The class were treated to a slice of amazing volcano cake!

Mrs Longmore is very impressed with the enthusiasm of the students and their hard work. House points were awarded to recognise their achievement. Well done to all.

Read more: Year 8 Geography Volcano Models


Last Tuesday, students in Year 9 visited the NHS Careers Fair at the Staffordshire County Showground.

As part of our careers programme, this annual event provides the opportunity for young people to see the huge range of career paths available in the NHS, and the chance to get advice and information from the experts.
As well as getting ‘hands on’ with the resuscitation technique, students gained information travelling from stand to stand and even made the most of talking to representatives from local sixth form colleges and from the armed forces.
One student remarked, ‘I had no idea there were so many opportunities open to me!’

Year 9 have created a range of wonderful poster designs for the Lions Club international peace poster.

The theme was ‘kindness matters’. The Lions club have selected Holly's poster to go through to the regional competition.

Well done Holly for creating such a beautiful poster, and good luck in the next round.

The art department is very pleased to announce, Sophie Brogan won 2nd place in the fashion category KS4/5 of the National ISA Art Competition.

Sophie’s beautiful and inventive dress was up against fellow GCSE students, as well as A Level.

Such an amazing achievement, well done, Sophie!

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