Friday 14th February INSET day and Year 11- 13 Half term revision

Friday 14th February - 09:00 - 14:30 - ALL Year 11 students in school 

Please see Y11 letter for half term dates

Friday 14th February is a staff training day. However, several Year 11 & sixth form teachers have requested to teach key stage 4 & 5 lessons on that day to help students prepare for both GCSE's and 6th form up coming mocks on the 24th February. Attendance to these lessons is compulsory. Students should arrive 15 minutes before their lesson in their daily, professional attire. If students would like to remain on site during lunchtime, lunch will be provided free of charge. Students must sign in and out at reception.




Young Enterprise - The Small Business Challenge!


A Dragons Den style challenge for our Year 8's last week as Young Enterprise held 'The Small Business Challenge'. The event gave students a day in the driving seat of an entrepeneurial business owner - teaching them Financial Literacy, Logo and Branding, Marketing and Campaigns and other key employability skills.


We had this report from APA student Leiah Fiamanya:


'The day centred around starting a small business. In small groups, our task was to buy and improve an existing business. 

We had to design a logo, slogan, t-shirts, a floorplan AND cover finances. The final thing was to write a speech and present it to the 'bank' (judges).

I learnt that creating a business is much harder than I thought - especially thinking of a business name!

I enjoyed the financial side the most because I enjoy Maths and working out sums.

I think I could run my own business in the future but it would be hard to get used to being a Manager!'