Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Weekly Update : 1st March 2023

School of Rock

Our School of Rock production takes place on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th March 2023, at 6:30pm. 

Please come and support our students who have been working incredibly hard in rehearsals. 

Tickets are now on sale and are available to purchase via ScoPay and then to collect from Student Reception. 

Tickets are £8 for adults and £4 for children/students. The price of admission includes a souvenir programme.

Higher Education and Careers Fair

We are pleased to once again be hosting our Careers and Higher Education Evening on Thursday 30th March.

The event will follow the times below:

14:10 – 15:00 Year 10 and 12 students will attend the event during their period 6 lesson.

15:00 – 15:50 Year 11 and 13 students will attend the event during their period 7 lesson.

17:00 – 19:00 Open to all students, families and the wider community.

The exhibitors below have already confirmed their attendance and we expect to add to this list over the next two weeks.

If you are involved with a local or national businesses that would like to be involved in the event please email

Confirmed Exhibitors

  • Aspire Higher
  • Bishop Grosseteste University 
  • East Midlands ambulance service 
  • Home Instead East Northants
  • Imperial College London
  • Kettering Study Programme
  • Kettering Vets4Pets
  • KROHNE Ltd
  • London School of Economics
  • Moulton College
  • Northampton College
  • Northumbria University
  • Prospects part of Shaw Trust
  • Starting Off Ltd
  • Tresham College
  • TUTS (UK) Limited
  • UCFB (University Campus of Football Business)
  • University of East Anglia (UEA)
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Northampton Podiatry Department
  • University of Winchester
  • UTC Silverstone
  • Wilson Browne Solicitors

How To Write A Great First CV

We would like to promote this FREE interactive online workshop to help young people write a CV that really sells their skills....and helps them get a Great First Job.

The webinar takes place on Wednesday 1st March at 7:00pm and can be joined here.

The webinar will cover:

How to write a great Summary Statement

What order to put your CV in (and why that can sometimes change)

How to lay out your qualifications

Why your part time jobs are really important...and how to present them

Interests? Is anyone interested in your interests? Of course they are!

What should I do about references?

What design templates to use, and which ones to avoid

Parents of Year 9 students – GCSE Options

Thank you to all parents who have supported their child with their options for courses in Key Stage 4. 

A reminder that all information, including a recording of the options talk last week, can be found on the KBA website. Please follow the link on our home page or click here

The deadline for submission of options forms is Monday 6th March so please remind your child to complete this on time.


Helen Sharman Talk

On Thursday 2nd March we are really excited to have students from Years 5 to 7 attending an online talk with Helen Sharman, the first British person in Space. 

Some of our students’ questions have also been chosen to be answered by Helen. This is an amazing opportunity available to us through the OPEN learning partnership. Please watch out for more events through the blog and termly emails sent to you.

This week’s PSHE 

Votes For Schools  


Ahead of Food Waste Action Week (6th-12th March), voters are going to consider the action being taken by UK supermarkets to tackle this ever-growing problem. 

In the lessons, they will explore what is being done and how – if at all – this might be improved. They will then have their say on “Are UK supermarkets doing enough to tackle food waste?”

We have provided some additional help and support in the Home Information Sheet, as we are aware this discussion may be challenging for some students in the current climate.


Have a look at the lesson – how would you vote?


image001.png VFS 15min - Food waste - wk beg 27th Feb.pptx


Life Lessons


This week in Life Lessons students are learning:


Year 7 

Theme = Body Awareness 

Topic = Developing sexuality


Year 8 

Theme = Well being

Topic = Know your rights


Year 9 

Theme = Body awareness

Topic = Cycle awareness and period poverty


Year 10 

Theme = Well being

Topic = Social media – radicalisation and extremism


Year 12

Theme = Well being

Topic = Using social media responsibly


Year 11 and 13 have this time dedicated for exam revision and intervention prior to their forthcoming mock examinations.

Sixth Form News

Year 13 Mock Examinations

Mock examinations for our Year 13 students are now in full swing and we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of them the very best of luck.

Year 13 Town Hall Meeting

Please find below the link to watch the recent Year 13 Parent/Carer Town Hall meeting which included key information, dates and revision tips.

Year 12 Applications

We were delighted to welcome 60 external Year 11 students to their Sixth Form interview last week. Conditional offers have now been sent to all applicants for our Year 12 cohort and they should check their inboxes to accept these offers. The application process is still live. To apply for a place, please click here

Sixth Form Cultural Day

On Friday 28th February, we celebrated our very first Cultural Day organised by one of our Year students, Joy. 

Joy did an amazing job of coordinating events for the whole day which included students being able to taste world foods from countries such as Nigeria, Congo, Thailand, New Zealand and Romania to name a few. 

Some students wore traditional dress whilst others took part in quizzes, cultural dances and games all hosted by our resident MC Mr Mba.

The day was a great success and we are looking forward to building on this next year and ensuring that it always forms part of our Sixth Form calendar year.