Senior Ski Trip (Years 11, 12 & 13)
February Half Term 2016
13th February – 21st February
Cost £930

Following the success of yet another Senior Ski Course over half term to the Italian Alps it is our pleasure to announce the launch of our trip for 2016 to Pila in The Aosta Valley, Italy.
The main focus of this school trip is learning to ski and developing existing skills to the highest level. A good level of physical fitness is required. Students are expected to ski for a minimum of 4 hours each day and could get up to 7 hours depending on ability, conditions etc. All levels of ability are welcome.
If you are interested in coming on the trip then please see Mr Penny or Mr Evans for a letter. There is also a copy of the letter on the school website.

Mr Penny & Mr Evans

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Please be aware that the dates for the Bronze DofE Expedition have changed. Instead of Friday 19th – Saturday 20th June 2015 as initially planned The expedition will now take place from Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st June 2015.

Please contact Mr Bailey/Mr Bouquet if this change of dates will be a problem for you.


Please note the date that the Year 8 Term 5 Reports will be issued has been changed to Thursday 30th April.


For the fourth year running we are going on our residential trip to Buckfast Abbey in South Devon.

Trip Dates: July 3rd – 5th 2015

This year’s theme of Journeys, ‘steered’ by Mr Watkin, will take us on a boat trip and steam train. We will reside in the beautiful Benedictine Abbey in Buckfastleigh.

The following courses and activities are available:
• Yr 10 RE Group
• Junior Choir
• Yr 7 and 8 Boys’ Choir
• Song Writing Club
• Creative Instrumental Music
• Music Technology

While we are away we will study and create original songs and instrumental music, and give a concert in the abbey church. This will all be recorded and made into a CD by our Music Technology students. The CD will be available on 8th July at the Boogie Nights concert event at the Wiltshire Music Centre.

Letters are available from the Music Office and RE Departments


The Sixth Form induction day will take place on Tuesday 23rd June 2015. The day will commence at 08:35 and conclude at 15:00. The day will provide students with their first taste of their Sixth Form subjects as well as a chance to gain a deeper insight into what they will be studying during the courses. It is vital all students attend as summer work will also be issued during the day that will need to completed fully over the summer as vital preparation for September.
At the conclusion of the day all of our current Year 11 students are invited to attend the annual Year 11 Leavers Tea in the Restaurant from 15:10 – 16:00.

Mr Penny
Assistant Headteacher
Director of Sixth Form