A letter regarding early entry

A letter regarding early entry / English discounting in performance tables from David Laws MP has been received recently.
Click above to see both the letter and the response from Shirley Watson, Principal.

Click here to read the letter and here to read the response from Shirley Watson, Principal.

Students at the Hepworth Gallery!

On Thursday 20th November, 6 of our Yr11 art students took part in an ARTiculate workshop at The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield.  They had to work with students from another school and research works of Art.  This lead to working together in teams, gathering more research and preparing presentations for the afternoon.  They worked with Natalie Walton, who is Head of Learning at the Hepworth and Dr Abigail Harrison-Moore, Head of the School of Fine Art and Cutlural Studies at the University of Leeds.  They were supported by the fantastic Learning team at the Hepworth and some very helpful students from the University of Leeds, acting as their mentors. It was an intensive day, especially when they had to go and interview Simon Wallace, the Director of The Hepworth!  After rehearsing their group presentations, they then presented to the whole party and other senior members of the staff.  In a very nerve racking situation they were amazing, and presented their findings with clarity and confidence.  The feedback from the staff was very positive as they were amazed by the maturity of the students and the way they handled such an difficult fast paced learning workshop.

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Remembrance Day at Dixons City

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Author Chris Bradford visits students

Chris Bradford author of the ‘Young Samurai’ and ‘Bodyguard’ series came into school today to talk to Year 7&8 about his books, and to show us some of the many skills he has picked up throughout his career as a ‘method-writer’. The students were treated to a dynamic presentation and had the opportunity to learn secret samurai techniques along with some bodyguard’s tricks of the trade!

Financial Centre of Excellence Award Achieved

Dixons City has now been awarded the prestigious financial centre of excellence award, congratulations to everyone involved in helping to achieve this. The video that was produced to help with the required evidence can be viewed below.

 

Year 10 Information Evening

Thank you to the parents of year 10 students who attending the Year 10 information evening.  Use the following links to see the presentation and the booklet given out on the evening.

Year 10 Achievement Evening

KS4 Information for parents booklet 2013-14

The Big Draw – In our world

Click on this post to see the Year 9 pre GCSE project film

Best buddies!

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Wide awake for breakfast …… apart from the wide awake bit!

Winmarleigh Hall

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