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VEX EDR North East Regional Qualifier 2016/17!

Posted on 28 Mar 2017
VEX EDR North East regional qualifier 2016-2017. Our team of 4 students from Year 10/11 produced a highly competitive robot for this years North East regional qualifier held at Nissan in Sunderland. We managed to finish a respectable 6th which unfortunately meant we just missed out on

VEX IQ National Finals 2016/17!

Posted on 28 Mar 2017
VEX IQ National Finals 2016-2017 In our first year of the IQ competition, our team of 3 Year 8/9 students were invited to compete in the National Finals held at the Big Bang Fair at the NEC Birmingham. The team managed to secure an outstanding 6th place, narrowly missing out on the In

House Masterchef Competition!

Posted on 23 Mar 2017
1st Place – Hawking  House, Liam Tomlin, Anna Conlin and Hollie Roberts These students made chicken goujon wraps with homemade salsa, wedges and salad along with a red velvet shortbread that was cut out in thumb shapes to represent the house charity logo. 2nd Place – Sharm

Changes to the National Funding Formula!

Posted on 22 Mar 2017
As you will have heard in the news in December 2016, the Government launched a new funding formula for all schools in England, ready to be introduced in 2018-19.  However this new funding formula is going to have devastating effects to all school budgets across Hartlepool. Key Funding

Third Annual STEM Lecture with Marcus du Sautoy – “Predicting the Future with Mathematics”

Posted on 22 Mar 2017
We are delighted to announce Marcus du Sautoy as the guest speaker at our third annual STEM lecture.  Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College. He was

Tunny Trampolining Tees Valley Triumphs!

Posted on 03 Mar 2017
After excelling at the Town competition several of our students traveled to Billingham to represent the college at the Tees Valley County Trampolining Finals. Within the KS4 Girls Novice event, Holly Salvin was the individual winner with Hannah Johnson finishing as runner up.  The tea

We Have Partnered With Tootoot!

Posted on 28 Feb 2017
We are pleased to announce that we have partnered up with tootoot. Tootoot is a safe, secure and diverse web-based safeguarding tool, which allows students of all age ranges – from Primary right through to University – to report incidents of bullying, problems they could be having in

Visit From Marc Schatzberger!

Posted on 20 Feb 2017
On Wednesday 8 February we were honoured to have Marc Schatzberger, a Holocaust survivor, visit the school to speak to our Year 9 students who are covering the Holocaust as part of the curriculum. Marc shared his testimony with the students explaining to them how his life had been thr

Could you be the future of games?

Posted on 31 Jan 2017
Whether you love to code, draw or write the story, BAFTA YGD gives you an insight into the world of game making, as well the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences with top game makers through our annual competition. The competition allows you to explore the different areas of m

Mr Turner’s Wonderful World of VEX Robotics!

Posted on 16 Jan 2017
VEX Robotics Clawbot Challenge Winners 2016 On the 14th of December 2016 our VEX Robotic team traveled to Park View Secondary School in Chester Le Street to take part in the Durham and Tees Valley VEX Robotics Clawbot Challenge, a competition designed to test the building, programming