Have a great Summer!

The Summer holidays have finally arrived, we would like to wish everyone a fabulous time over the next few weeks.  We’d also like to thank you for all the great work that we have been privileged to support you with.  We have had over 3600 students visit us since moving into our new home, and over 2200 teachers.  We are really looking forward to another very busy year.  Have a great summer, and see you in September!

Snap Maps

You may be aware that there is a new feature on Snapchat called Snap Maps which     worryingly posts the location of the user. The LSCB have produced some information sheets to raise awareness with parents/adults and children.

The guides can be downloaded here:

User Guide

Parent Guide

Summer Events

We are hosting some exciting activities for young people over the summer break in OpenZone and Fab Lab.

Pirate Scratch

Suitable for ages 9-12

Design and code your own pirate themed game using Scratch. this coding session will

Wednesday 26th July 10am – 12

Wednesday 2nd August 1:00- 3:00

£10:50 per person

Pirate Comic

Suitable for ages 9-14

Use green screen and iPads to create your own pirate digital comic book with you as the star!

Wednesday 26th July 1:00- 3:00

Wednesday 16th August 1:00- 3:00

Wednesday 23rd  August 1:00- 3:00

£10:50 per person

Pirate Animation

Suitable for ages 7-11

Create a swashbuckling digital animation. you will shoot, edit and enhance your animated movie using iPads in this interactive session where you are the creator!

Wednesday 23rd  August 10am – 12

£10:50 per person

In the News

Suitable for ages 9-14

Make the headlines in a hands on moviemaking experience using green screen and virtual set technology that put you right at the centre of the action!

Wednesday 2nd August 10am – 12

Wednesday 16th August 10am – 12

£12:00 per person

Laser fun for children

Suitable for ages 9-14

Laser cutting sessions for children.n Use your imagination and design skills to make keyrings, coasters or badges.

Wednesday 9th August 10am – 12 and 1:00- 3:00

£12:00 per person


To find out more and to book your place please visit


First Lego League JR Expo

We had a fabulous time on Thursday 29th June at our First Lego League Jr Expo.  As you can see from photos the children had enormous fun too.  We were really impressed with the models that were made this year, so much thought and research went into their design.  We gave out a number of awards:

The Amazing Movement Award went to St Oswalds RC “Creature Crunchers”.  

The Construction and Innovation Award went to “Team BG” from Bernard Gilpin Primary.

The Effort and Learning Award went to Cleadon “Brill Buzzers”.

The Enquiring Minds Award went to “Ozzy’s Honey Hunters” from St Oswalds C of E.

And the Super Scientist Award went to St Gregory’s “High Fliers”.


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Kate Fox – Inspiring Poetry Writing

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Kate Fox ran a highly interactive and enjoyable session for the students, from which they all benefited.  Students who might not normally participate in spoken activities really shone.  After a series of warm up activities the students constructed a collaborative performance poem, which they then filmed in the Media Studio.  They also wrote their own poem, which Kate scaffolded, these were also filmed.  These poems really gave an insight into the personalities of the writer.  All the movies were then shared with the schools.

School Website Checklist

At the recent Primary School Improvement Forum Ann Muxworthy (Ofsted Inspector and SIA) spoke about the need for your Accessibility Plan or Disability Equality Plan to be on the school website.

I have taken the opportunity to update the School Website Checklist document accordingly and the new version can be downloaded here.