Moving On Up – Transition Programme Week 4

Following the latest guidance from the Government, we still intend to run the Transition Days on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th July. Unfortunately, Year 10 Summer School, due to be held on Thursday 8th July, has been cancelled. We have a provisional date rescheduled for the new academic year and will provide more details of this soon.

It is so important for us to see you before you start in September – the day will not run as usual, but we have changed our plans, so you still get a chance to experience Sixth Form life.

We will send out your invite with a specified time for you to join us in the Sixth Form on one of the dates.  We are changing the outline of the day to ensure we can comply with all Covid regulations and keep everyone safe when they are on site.

You will be offered a lateral flow test before you enter the Sixth Form, you are advised to wear PPE (mask), all staff will be wearing PPE and full cleaning procedures and social distancing will be in place.

We can’t wait to meet you all and get you started on your next big adventure.

Click here to access the Week 4 activities.

A Farewell Exhibition

The Year 13 art and photography exhibition attracted visitors from all year groups, to engage with the masterpieces that have been created over two very difficult school years for Year 13. We are so proud of what students have worked on over these two years and are glad to show them off all together in the beautiful surroundings of Southmoor House. What a fitting but emotional send off.  A massive well done to all of our budding artists!

Moving On Up – Transition Programme Week 3

Year 11 leavers continued our 2021  Transition Programme. In week three of the six week programme we take a look inside our ‘Takeaway’ booklet full of topics to explore and tasks to complete for the subjects you have picked!

The booklet is split in to 2 sections – The Arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Check out our full menu to see what tasty transition tasks we have planned over the coming weeks.

You can access the Week 3 programme of activities by clicking this link.

If you cannot access the online information and resources, please email:

Mini Medical School

Bookings for the Newcastle University Mini Medical School are now open!  The event is open to those over the age of 15 and will be delivered virtually online via a Zoom Webinar. Learn more about the exciting world of Medical Science during this series of free events. Evening lectures will run on Thursdays (6.00-7.00pm) on 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November and 2nd December.

To request a place on our Mini Medical School, please complete this form.


Moving On Up – Transition Programme Week 2

Our recent Year 11 leavers continued our Transition Programme for 2021. In week two of the 6 week programme we have teamed up with Oxplore, from Oxford University, to ask some BIG questions to challenge our budding sixth formers.

Check out our full menu to see what tasty transition tasks we have planned over the coming weeks.

You can access the Week 2 programme of activities by clicking this link.

If you cannot access the online information and resources, please email:

Year 12 Geography Visit

Year 12 Geography students visited The Ouseburne Valley in Newcastle.  Students enjoyed a guided tour to learn about how the area has changed over time as well as its recent regeneration. Students were also given the opportunity to practice field work techniques which they can apply to their Independent Investigation (an important part of the A Level course, worth 20% of their final grade). Soon they will learn physical field work techniques and study contrasting coastal management at Bambrough and Blythe beaches.