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Welcome meeting for our new Year 7s. You can now watch a recording of the full session, including Q&A.


Summer's Not Cancelled is an online summer programme to help young people aged 16-25 in develop their and skills. Find out more and sign up at


Can you spare 16 hours over July and August? Will you donate them to a project in this area? Sign up for the "One Million Hours" programme and find out about volunteering opportunities near you this summer.


FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer.


Aged 15-19? You can apply for Words for Work, a virtual internship programme from . Complete a large scale creative project, take part in employability training, receive 1:1 mentoring, and creative masterclasses led by industry experts.


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Looking for summer activities? Find out more about this 'Summer of Food and Fun' programme for children and families in and .


How will your son travel to school in Sept? In light of government advice, we want to encourage all students to make their way to school safely when we reopen. Please help us by completing this one-minute travel survey by Weds 15 July. Thank you.


This week's competition - What have you enjoyed during lockdown? Send us a review of one film or a selection of different ones that have helped you through lockdown - and if they are linked to a book that you have read, even better! Details


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Southwark Libraries have some great events, videos and fun activities for young people as part of their . Big thanks to our for everything they are doing for young people in .


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Massive to & for arranging a today ❤️ These bags were used as a top up for our neighbours in need, already receiving freshly prepared meals. We are so pleased to pass on the parcels from to


Calling all film-makers! Storyboard your movie idea and enter the Puffin Big Dreams on Screen competition. The winner gets their idea made into a movie plus there are lots of runners up prizes. Closes 3 August.


We are absolutely delighted the government has said all pupils can come back to school in September. We are today sending parents and carers a letter with an update on our plans for reopening in Sept. You can also read the letter at


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Thank you to all our academies who shared their strategies for supporting the most vulnerable pupils during lockdown by getting them into school


Thanks to the charity School Food Matters for making these breakfast packages possible through their funding. Families are coming in tomorrow to collect the breakfast bags (beans, wheatabix, bread, fruit and milk).


School food really matters. 280 students will receive two weeks’ worth of breakfasts. Many thanks to the Safer School Officers who came to help us get the breakfast packages together.


Have your say on the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. Write a story in 500 words for the competition. Categories for 5-9 and 10-13 year olds. Closes 3rd July. You can do it!


One of Mrs Okai's is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. "It's a fantastic story that allows you to gain a deeper understanding of Asperger’s syndrome. I love it so much I have seen the theatre piece 5 times." Mrs Okai


You're v welcome. Be great to have you back, once author visits get underway again!


'A Parent's Guide to Black Lives Matter' - resources, activities and tips for families to empower children to work towards racial equality. View and download at


All this week we're celebrating the 'books that make us'. Author Bali Rai is popular with our boys and visited our school in 2017 (pictured). Find out which books encouraged to become a writer at

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Posted on February 27th 2020

Student Leaders Focus on Men’s Health and Southwark Foodbank

We're really proud to have got this letter of thanks from Southwark Foodbank for donating £400 to them over Christmas last year. And also this certificate of thanks (below) from mens' health charity Movember for raising £517 to help stop men dying too young. See full story below.

Certificate of thanks

Student leaders assembly 2Our student leadership team is leading a school-wide campaign to raise awareness of men’s health issues, and also supported Southwark Foodbank in the run-up to Christmas.

The student leaders ran assemblies (pictured) last term looking at topics such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health – discussing how we can manage anxiety and stress. They also explained why Southwark Foodbank was so important and what we could do to make sure they have the food they need.

"Curiosity and tolerance"

“To carry out charitable events such as Foodbank and Movember in our school demonstrates our curiosity about the outside world," said Desaan, Year 9. "By making these contributions and by increasing the awareness around these important matters we are building tolerance, ambition and generosity into our school lives. I feel that it is an achievement that exceeds academic as it demonstrates the type of citizens we wish to be in the future.”

Our new student leadership team was elected during a day of voting in which every student could take part. In a close-fought race, Diego, Year 10, was elected Head Boy, with Dant’e and Abdul, both Year 9, becoming assistant principals.

“Since joining the student council I feel as though I have become more respectful and confident," says Ruben, Year 8. "Not only do we spread the important messages surrounding mental health and community spirit we are given the opportunity to present these to our peers in assembly, therefore building our skills as individuals.”

A foundation

“I think the student leadership team is important because it’s like a foundation for the school to stand upon,” says Diego. “The school probably wouldn’t develop as much without it.” Assistant principal Dant’e agrees: “We are a diverse academy in our cultures as well as our likes and dislikes, and we want this to be mirrored in what is offered to us as a student body.”

Two representatives from each Hub were also elected to the student leadership team, which meets once or twice a week. Previous successes of the team have included new meal deals in the canteen, new football tables and goals in the playground and raising money for charity.

Our student leaders are supported by Ms Taylor. “This is a real responsibility for the boys so the school is committed to supporting them through team-building and training too,” she said. “I’m very proud of how powerfully they spoke at the assemblies and their determination to make a difference to our school and the wider community.”

Abdul, Year 9, is pleased to have helped Southwark Foodbank. “By taking part in Foodbank we have expanded our horizons and many have been taught about the value of helping others,” he says.

Dant’e, Year 9, agrees: “Life can be a brutal journey, there are ups and there are downs, we sometimes do not always control our fate. Resilience, not only in ourselves but by helping others, will help us all achieve great things and survive difficult times”.

Below: Head Boy Diego (right), pictured with Assistant Principal Dant’e (left) and Ms Taylor.

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