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  • 19/07/24

    19th July 2024

    Sports Day! With a delay of a day to allow the ground to dry out, the school's competitors took part in a range of track events on Thursday morning. With a new school 1500m record already set earlier in the week by Will H in Y8, expectations were high and it proved to be an exciting day, w...
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  • 12/07/24

    12th July 2024

    It has been a lovely week of transition and taster days for primary school children. On Monday we had over two hundred year five students in school for a secondary school taster day. We believe that a smooth transition onto secondary is based upon frequent experiences and this is informing our plann...
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  • 05/07/24

    5th July 2024

    We end this week with the knowledge that we now have a new government. We hope we can now put behind us the long period of challenge that we have faced as schools and look to the future with the hope that the new government will act to prioritise education, to invest in our children and to valu...
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  • 28/06/24

    28th June 2024

    This week was one of both formal and fun farewells for year eleven and year thirteen students as well as a focus on our developments for students as we approach a new academic year. With buildings going up, new projects being agreed and an enhanced pastoral support in place, the new year will be an...
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  • 21/06/24

    21st June 2024

    On Wednesday, the Chilwell family of schools held a singing festival at John Clifford School. What a wonderful experience. Our year nine singing group, Harmonix, performed two songs and it was a delight to see children from five to fourteen joining together in song. Congratulations to them all!
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  • 14/06/24

    14th June 2024

    Y6 online meeting On Thursday 20th June at 6.00pm, we will hold the second of our online events for parents of children joining us in year seven in September. Again we have been asked to increase our numbers to accommodate the demand in the local area and so we look forward to welcoming over two hu...
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  • 07/06/24

    7th June 2024

    In this final half-term we are starting to set our sights on the future and the next academic year. We have the second of our welcome events on 20th June for parents of students joining us next year in year seven and transition meetings are taking place in primary schools to ensure that the tra...
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  • 25/05/24

    24th May 2024

    Friday was our last day of full timetable for our year elevens. With our year thirteens already well into their examinations, the school will seem quieter and it was a morning of pride and sadness to say farewell to students, even though we will see them again very shortly at the mathematics ex...
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  • 17/05/24

    17th May 2024

    This week saw two big sporting events for our younger students whilst our older students have been engaged in examinations. First, our U14 football squad narrowly missed out on the title in the county cup. Second, our year eight students were on the water at the National Water Sports Centre with Oly...
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  • 10/05/24

    10th May 2024

    Last week we held our consultation evening for year twelve and next Thursday 16th May will be an opportunity for parents and carers of students in year seven to get an update from teachers on progress and achievements this year. Please make sure you have signed up for appointments from the link sent...
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  • 03/05/24

    3rd May 2024

    The year 7 team played their first game of the season on Thursday, losing narrowly to a talented Toot Hill team. With a growing range of opportunities for students to take part in team sports, we are also keeping an eye on individual success in the school's sports day in July which will soon be...
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  • 26/04/24

    26th April 2024

    On Thursday we met families of September new starters at the first of our welcome evenings with information on the support available over the next few months. We shared the exciting developments at the school and what will be in place for our cohort of 2024.
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