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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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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


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'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


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Posted on March 12th 2020

Year 12 Visit Beautiful Roehampton University

Our Year 12 A-Level History class went on an outing where we visited the prestigious Roehampton University in South West London alongside our teachers Mr Walsh, Mr Blyth and Mr Connolly.

Whilst there, we got a tour of the campus by two of the third year students (China and Harry) as they split us up into two groups and gave us very useful insights into the work and life of a History student that I am certain none of us will forget. They gave us a tour we all very much enjoyed.


Our visit to Roehampton University included a university-style lecture in a room given to us by a professor. This lecture focused on Khrushchev and helped us with our Paper 1 knowledge. It provided us with useful information about the History course to help us decide whether to choose History for a course in university. This lecture taught us information-taking and gave us a good taster to university lifestyle.

Top notch facilities

After this, we were given a tour of the campus by the 3rd year historians. We were astonished by how impressive the campus was. Top notch facilities such as the library and halls of residence, kind people and a nice, natural environment that left the university looking more like a campsite then a place of intensive learning. Roehampton was incredibly diverse and absolutely humongous; definitely a place all students agreed they would like to go to or even visit again. There were too many impressive structures to even capture all of them in pictures.


Once we got back, we got treated to delicious cakes and drinks and we got to ask the 3rd year students questions to clear up unknowns and to ask about their life in university. They all had very interesting things to say about student life, student finances, choosing the correct course, work experience and future employment .

All in all, this university and the people there are more that incredible and I am certain that all of us would love to go again to study there or simply just to visit. We are very thankful to have gotten to speak to the professor, Harry and China.

Yussef, Year 12, History subject ambassador


What students said...

Hope, Head Boy of Harris Boys' sixth form says: “This trip was absolutely incredible. It gave great insight into the life of a university student and it informed me of the entry requirements I need to get into university. We were alongside three students who knew the university life inside out, being our guides with the professor, and they taught us how to treat university life. It pushed me to want to achieve better grades in my A Level tests. This university has definitely been put in the list of universities I would like to go to.”

Fernando, Ambassador at Harris Boys' sixth form says: “Our trip to Roehampton gave a great insight towards the university life and deconstructed the misconception that it requires all your time which will hinder your social life, when in reality there are a lot of events and opportunities to relax and de-stress to improve mental health.”


Vinnie foster, student at Harris Boys' sixth form says: “I enjoyed the trip to Roehampton. The lecture helped me visualise the university lectures and how it would be if I were to go. It has helped me finalise my decision about going to university, and I am grateful for the insight into university life and we were able to ask many questions that helped me make my decision.”

All Year 12 a level history students loved the trip and would love to go again. To find out more, visit the Roehampton University website.