Dorset Young Chamber

Thank you to Dorset Young Chamber for coming in to talk to staff last week, about the Young Chamber 123 programme. We are excited about this new partnership and we are very grateful to Actisense for the sponsorship.

Old style £10 notes

As you may be aware, old style £10.00 notes are soon to be taken out of circulation.

We ask that you do not send your child into school with any old £10.00 notes after Friday 23rd March, as we will be unable to accept them.

Weather Update

Dear Parents and Carers,

Due to the forecast being so cold this week, please can you send your child into school with the appropriate warm clothing to be worn outdoors during break time and lunch time.

Should we need to close the school due to unforeseen circumstances, we will endeavour to contact you via text in the first instance.   We will also update the school’s website.


Year 10 Mock Interviews

Poole Rotary members have been in school this week to give Year 10 students the opportunity to prepare for and experience a mock interview.

Students have prepared their CV and personal statement during their English lessons and have had to face an unknown business person to answer those tricky questions that might be thrown at them in future interviews.

We have been working with the Rotary for many years now, as part of the ongoing careers work we do. This is a valuable experience which we could not offer without the support of their volunteers, who are experienced in offering students advice about making future applications

We would like to thank Poole Rotary for their continued support.

House of Maths

Year 7 students have been visited this week by House of Maths to get involved in some fun maths activities on probability, geometry and Euler’s Formula. Thank you Barney for an excellent morning.

Weekly Sport Update

Well done to our Year 7B Football team who drew their match against Lytchett Minster last week.

Well done to our Year 7 students who came 3rd in the PEDSSA Tournament last week. They have now qualified for the County Finals which will be on Saturday 3rd March – Player of the match was Kitty Hawtrey-Coombs.

Well done to our Year 10 netball team who came 3rd out of 9 schools in the netball league last week. Player of the match was Poppy Laidlaw.

Quiz Night Update

The School Association have confirmed that they raised £200 at the Quiz night last week, where over 90 people attended! We are already looking forward to the next event.

Ski Trip

42 students from Years 9-12 are off to Saalbach, in Austria today on a skiing trip. Students will have a long 16 hour coach trip across France and Germany and will arrive in Austria Saturday afternoon.They will be learning how to ski during the week, but will also go to see an ice hockey game and will get to try some curling. Thank you to all the staff who are taking these students.