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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 2nd 2017

Flash Group Poem for National Poetry Day 2017

Creating poetryWe celebrated National Poetry Day last Thursday by creating our own poem at lunchtime!

This year’s theme is Freedom and we have been displaying poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah in the library to raise student awareness of his work in particular. Staff also displayed their favourite poems in their class windows for everyone to share.

At lunchtime, 40 students from years 7 to 11 took part in a flash group poem which we created using words and phrases plucked from pages of old and damaged books in the library – a wonderful piece of recycling which inspired many of our boys (see picture). Here's what they created!

The Green Death

The Green Death had pierced


Pickled rats’ brains

Dead man’s click.

A chill ran down his back

Turning to ice

Depressingly  frayed.

By the light of the few fires that still burn,


Conjure it:


Death Eaters.

A hollow laugh –

The terror it inspired.

Hacking his way

With characteristic anxiety,

Pain and fear.

The disgusting river.



Pure Terror.

Thanks to all the boys who took part creating our poetry bank and special thanks to Arthur Healey and Nabil Shukree who put this poem together.

Competition - write a poem about freedom

Students now have the opportunity to compete for a £10 Amazon voucher by writing their own poem or rap on the theme of freedom – the competition closes on Friday 6 October.

Here's some tips to get you started... Think about what you want to say. Choose the most powerful words and phrases. Move them around until they click together and sound fantastic. You have a poem! 

Jo Mead, Learning Resources Manager

We've created a display of poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah to raise awareness of his work in particular.