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Safe and happy - see the results of our student survey “I am delighted that our students feel so safe and happy while at school. I am especially pleased with how secure they feel during unstructured time such as break and lunch." Mr Carey


Stuck for ideas on what to read? Wondering what to read after 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'? Check out our recommended reading lists including top 10 for and loads more at


"Very proud of all our MANY boys who received certificates for outstanding effort, attainment and progress at the end of last term." Mr Ingham Full story and pics at


Download pictures and films from . Loads to look back on and enjoy here


A huge THANK YOU to our staff who gave up 9 days of their Easter hols to make happen, to the families who saved up for the trip, and to this fabulous group of students who made friends wherever they went by their exemplary behaviour. Simply unforgettable!


Our beginner groups took the challenging run through the forest this morning at . Watch them in action! Fantastic work everyone...


Boys.... stuck for ideas on what to read??? Check out the Year 7-10 recommended reading lists on our page at Loads of compelling suggestions, plus new recommendations for the summer term


Lots of pictures and films from Crans Montana today at See our beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders in action... We're soooo proud of this group and how well they are doing!


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Students are developing nicely with a push for beginners to move to the intermediate levels tomorrow.


Day 3 of saw blue skies again. See more pics of our snowboarders and skiers as they develop their skills and take on new challenges Great work everyone!


News and pics from Day 2 of with and . Beautiful sunrise, fantastic conditions, amazing progress - and relaxing in a thermal spa at day's end. Heaven! More pics and full report Great work everyone...


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An inflatable challenge.


Day one on the slopes . A few faces in the snow, bumps and bruises but loads of learning and fun. Novices now snowploughing. Advanced group at 2257 feet! Proud of you all... More pics and full report at


We've arrived safely in , Switzerland, for 2018 snow sports trip. Greeted by heavy snow. Bodes well! Reports and pictures from tomorrow at


We're so proud of Crispin for his excellent performance in the Speak Out challenge regional final last night . Many congrats to winner Omotola from and all the other fantastic contestants. What a great event!


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"Wotsists for 50p" brilliant speech by Crispin from about the black market in unhealthy snacks on the playground fuelling an unhealthy lifestyle.


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Amazing to have so many Southwark schools represented by impressive young people at tonight’s event - high 5 Teams and SILS!


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Good afternoon Please can you let your students 16+ know we are recruiting thank you ☺


Great game indeed and congratulations to the winners too! :-)

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Posted on October 14th 2015

Year 11 'Most Able' Students Raise University Aspirations

Raising University Aspirations"What do you want to be when you grow up?"

This is the question on the mind of every Year 11 student during their final academic year before further education.

Are 6th form studies for me? What grades do I need at college to work as a plumber? Which university is best for engineering? Which A Levels do I need to become a doctor? Could I be successful through doing an apprenticeship? How long does it take to become a teacher?

These are all questions we're been asked by our students recently and this event on Tuesday 13 October was designed to answer them. 

The Year 11 Most Able group attended the Dutch Rooms in central London for the Raising University Aspirations event, run by Making the Leap.

They entered with thoughts of uncertainty and anxiety, hoping to alter these through inquisitive questioning and examining into their options. The event was attended by a huge variety of students and staff from Russell Group universities who provided an intellectual and informative environment for our students. The list of universities included:

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • University College London
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of York
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University of Durham
  • SOAS

Southwark Apprenticeship Scheme were also present for students to gather information on alternatives to university. It would be safe to say that the initial thoughts of the students who attended the event were altered. The students departed with a new perspective on their futures, enlightened and without significant doubt. Reservations had been discarded and replaced with an emotional state of motivation. Initial, seemingly unrealistic aspirations were now inspired goals.

Here are some of the quotes from the event.

“A truly inspirational experience that I will take forward with me into further education." Theodore, Year 11

“Thank you, your students have been impeccable and have asked some really genuine and fantastic questions.”Ms Campbell, Programme Manager, Making the Leap

“Thank you for this experience. I now feel confident about making choices about further education and university.”Joshua, Year 11

The students represented the Academy in a professional and proud manner, and this reflected in the comments received by the events company and their staff. We are looking forward to the next event and the bright future for all of our year 11 students, moving into further education.

Mr Butler

Most Able Co-ordinator/ Teacher of PE

Jack Petchey Co-ordinator