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22/02/18

A reminder that tomorrow is the deadline date for Year 11 photograph orders. Please ensure forms are completed and returned to Student Services.

21/02/18

Meet the founder members of debating society. Looking forward to their first meeting tomorrow having been inspired by the debating competition. https://t.co/rvkVH9ptmo

21/02/18

Our Year 7's have been issued with appointment sheets for next week's Parents Evening. We look forward to updating their parents/carers on their progress this year. https://t.co/hYM4mHBfLN

18/02/18

Looking forward to welcoming students back to tomorrow after the half-term break - remember it is week 1 on your timetable!

09/02/18

Retweeted From de Stafford School

Catch up with all the recent news and events at de Stafford in our latest newsletter:- https://t.co/k6qjlgynCh

09/02/18

Catch up with all the recent news and events at de Stafford in our latest newsletter:- https://t.co/k6qjlgynCh

08/02/18

Retweeted From RE_Teacher_Papworth

Huge well done to all the students who took part in the GLF Debating competition today. What a talentrd bunch of young people!

08/02/18

Than you!

07/02/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Congratulations to all the winners of the .... what wonderful entries from the KS3 teams this year- such a fantastic addition! Congratulations and you did your schools proud! https://t.co/475Xcta77e

07/02/18

Great to welcome David Dein to today to talk to Y9 about his life in football and valuable lessons that he has learned along the way. https://t.co/c86Q0naLhb

07/02/18

A quick reminder that tonight is Year 8 Parents Evening. We look forward to welcoming parents/carers from 4:30pm. https://t.co/DKU5U5NNPZ

06/02/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Great to be at the event this evening along with & .

02/02/18

Retweeted From Cuddington Croft

☕️ Absolutely loved production of Alice in Wonderland tonight! Well done to all involved! https://t.co/TwfRkSB2dP

02/02/18

A reminder to all Year 8 parents/carers that the deadline for your son/daughters options form is this time next week (9th February). A copy of the Options Booklet can be found on our website https://t.co/Lf1QqsiDic.

01/02/18

Retweeted From elaine shaw

Fantastic production of Alice in Wonderland - huge congrats to all pupils and staff

01/02/18

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

congratulations on another brilliant performance by pupils and staff

01/02/18

Online bookings for tonight's opening performance of Alice in Wonderland closes at 1:30pm today https://t.co/wy2VdV98Sn Don't despair, tickets will be also be available to purchase on the door along with raffle tickets for tonight's draw. https://t.co/2ifxwroLvV

01/02/18

Good morning if you could provide us with some leaflets that would be fantastic, thank you. Please mark them for the attention of our Head of Year 9, Miss Bradshaw.

31/01/18

It's Safer Internet Day on 6th February. We are encouraging our students to support our Year 9 charity and choose one day in February for a NoTech4Breck Day, to raise awareness and educate others about online safety. For info visit https://t.co/elZz3UfehE

30/01/18

Our local primary schools look to be really enjoying their preview of Alice in Wonderland today. It's not too late to get your tickets from Reception or online via https://t.co/wy2VdV98Sn https://t.co/gHgCZseovy

Posted on: 30/01/2018

Year 10s get inspired at Oxford University

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Year 10 More Able – Visit to Oxford University

 

I had the privilege of taking some of our More Able year 10 students on a visit to St Hilda's College at Oxford University on Friday 26th January. With the stunning backdrop of the Oxfordshire countryside and the river Isis just outside, our morning started with a preconceptions-busting talk from Hannah Rolley, the University's Outreach officer. This enabled the students to discuss their ideas about who a typical student at Oxford might be compared to the modern, actual reality. They now know that 60% of Oxford's intake comes from state school students - just like them! Although standards are undoubtedly high, they are achievable, and there is also plenty of financial help available for those who need it. The students were told about the broad depth of studies available to undergraduates as well as the world-renown quality of their lecturers and individual tutor system.


Next, our students were introduced to two current undergraduates based at St Hilda's who honestly, and humorously, answered all their eager questions about the reality of life at one of the world's most admired universities. The undergraduates told them all about the social and fun side to their life at St Hilda's as well as the academic side. Their enthusiasm was catching! The advocates then lead our students on an eye-opening tour of the campus including student accommodation and the well-equipped library. We ended up surrounded by many more of the current undergraduates as we enjoyed a very generous free lunch in their very elegant canteen. Great cheesecake!


The afternoon continued to inspire with a stroll through the heart of Oxford city centre incorporating all of the iconic and world famous colleges in their glorious settings, but avoiding the multiple bicycle- riding academics intent on pursuing their degrees! Just being in the same environment gave our students a real taste of the fun that studying in these surroundings could bring as well as the prestige!


Our walk culminated in a visit to see some of the priceless treasures housed in Oxford's Ashmolean museum to make our students realise that Oxford's scholars are encouraged to use the whole city as a resource to make learning come alive! Here our students undertook a structured creative writing session, using some of the museum's classical collections as inspiration. Our students responded with the ease of imagination that the young and gifted possess and produced some worthy writing indeed which they were happy to share. I felt very proud!


Finally, a quick pit-stop at an eye-catching old-style sweet shop, with its multiple magical jars full of every delight imaginable, finished off a truly inspirational and horizon-broadening day. I hope our visit has now encouraged our students to aim high and believe that they too would be warmly welcomed at Oxford and could thrive, and succeed, at the very top!


Mrs Cassie
More Able Coordinator