• Sarah D. Young, Headteacher : telephone 01263 578144
04Nov
2021
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Cleaner – Vacancy

Cleaner – GR9002 Scale A £9.24 per hour Monday- Friday 6.30am-8.30am OR Monday – Thursday 3.30pm-5.30pm Friday 3.00pm-5.00pm Term time plus 30 hrs to be worked over school holidays with prior notice. Permanent Required as soon as possible. Cleaner Job description and person specification DOWNLOAD...

21Oct
2021
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Cover Supervisor Vacancy

Cover Supervisor Scale E 37 hours term time plus one week Cover Supervisor Job Description and Person Specification Sidestrand Hall School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and conscientious cover supervisor to help support our pupils. Our school caters for pupils from 7-19 years...

21Oct
2021
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Teaching Assistant Vacancy

SEN TEACHING ASSISTANT – GR9014 Scale D point 5-6 – Permanent £15,574 – £16241 (£19312 – £19698 FTE) 35 hrs a week, term time plus one week only Scale D Job Description and Person Specification The school is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and...

21Oct
2021
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Teacher Vacancy

Permanent Teacher – MPS + SEN Allowance Required ASAP Teacher Job Description and Person Specification  (click to download) Set in a beautiful location on the North Norfolk coast, Sidestrand Hall School is a Complex Needs school providing education to pupils aged 7-19 years.  The...

08Sep
2021
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September 2021 letter from the Head Teacher

Dear Parent/Carer Welcome back to a new term, it has been lovely to see all of the pupils back at school. As you will be aware, unfortunately we are not free of Covid-19 and schools have been given guidance from Government with the flexibility...

01Sep
2021
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Vacancy – Kitchen Assistant

Kitchen Assistant GR0330 Scale B £9.43 per hour Monday- Friday 11.30am – 1.30pm, Term time plus 1 week Permanent Required as soon as possible. Kitchen Assistant Job Description and Person Specification DOWNLOAD We are looking for a reliable staff member to join our kitchen team...

10Mar
2021
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Remote Learning Survey for Parents

We would appreciate for all parents/carers to complete this online questionnaire.  Your responses will help us to evaluate the Remote Learning we are providing.  It should only take a few minutes and your data is confidential. http://w.pfrms.co/yrk54tty

02Feb
2021
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Family Learning – Fun at Home Week

Make at home learning fun and creative with @NorfolkAdultLearning Family Learning’s brilliant #free week of drop-in sessions from 8-12 February, where parents/carers and their children take part together. You will explore games and activities and develop your skills to create a natural and fun...

25Jan
2021
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UEA – sleep study research

We have been approached by the University of East Anglia asking if would share information on a research study being currently undertaken by their School of Psychology Sleep Lab. Link to find out more about the research project,  Investigating the link between infant sleep and sensory profiles and...

22Jan
2021
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Angela Wrighton

Chairperson Hello there, my name is Angela Wrighton and I have been a Governor here at Sidestrand Hall for several years. Before that, I was a full time teacher for many years at Cromer High/Academy, where I was also a staff governor with responsibility for...

22Jan
2021
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Vivien Harrington

Vice Chairperson Vivien has recently moved from Bedfordshire to north Norfolk to retire. She has over 25 years experience of working with management teams developing and implementing strategy and designing solutions to complex issues across a range of industry sectors. Vivien hopes to draw...

22Jan
2021
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Roger Billings

Co-opted Governor I was born in Leicester and leaving school worked for Midland Bank for 18 years in a variety of branches across the Midlands. I then left and trained for the Anglican Ministry and served in Tunbridge Wells, Chatham and Brize Norton and...

18Jan
2021
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Paul Hinson

Co-opted Governor My Wife and I recently moved to north Norfolk to retire. I have been a School Governor for some 30+ Years and I have held a variety of positions . I have also chaired the Governors at 3 Schools I have been...

18Jan
2021
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Peter Godfrey

Foundation Governor I currently work as a consultant to the chemical industry and deal with clients across the globe. In the 1990’s I was a member of the Kettering Employer Education Partnership. This supported local schools by bidding for funds to finance projects where...

18Jan
2021
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Rachel Middleton

Parent Governor I am a mother of 3, my oldest child attends Sidestrand school. I live in Great Yarmouth, so understand the challenges many of us parents have faced in finding a suitable school close to home to cater for my son. I became...

18Jan
2021
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Patrick Bennett

Parent Governor My name is Paddy Bennett and I am married with 5 children. I live in Cromer and have been in the area since 1979.  I work as a youth worker based at the churches in Reepham. I have previous been a governor at another...

17Jan
2021
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Marie Greer

Co-Opted Governor My name is Marie Greer and I live in Mundesley with my husband and two dogs, having moved from Worcestershire in 2013 I am now retired but worked for local and central government for 35 years in the fields of; Training, Enterprise, Regeneration...

15Jan
2021
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Natasha Allen

Staff Governor I am the school’s receptionist, joining in September 2019. I have worked in a variety of different roles in other schools including providing one to one support, nursery assistant, exams officer, student services and clerk to a local Academy Trust. Prior to...

01Jan
2021
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Lloyd Johnson

Parent Governor Joined Jan 15th 2021 I am married and we have a Son who has attended Sidestrand Hall school since 2017. I have worked in senior roles in financial services for over 30 years and live in Aylsham. I understand what it is like to...

18Dec
2020
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School Closed Today (18th Dec)

School Closed Today (18th Dec)

Unfortunately the school will be closed today due to a positive Covid case.  Parents/Carers of pupils who may be affected will be contacted this morning. We apologise for the short notice.

03Dec
2020
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Free School Meal Vouchers for the Xmas holidays

Free school meal vouchers for the Xmas holidays – £30 (£15 per week) Norfolk County Council are using the Winter Support Package provided by central government to provide FSM vouchers for the Xmas holidays and schools in Norfolk are distributing these vouchers via Edenred....

03Dec
2020
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Christmas Dinners

Attention Parents and Carers:  Christmas Dinner can be booked online or via the class teacher, they must be booked by midnight 9th December.

02Dec
2020
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Transport Announcement

Norfolk County Council are updating the transport risk assessments for pupils attending Sidestrand Hall School and request that you complete the new travel needs assessment to ensure we have the most up to date information for your child. The form can be found here: https://online.norfolk.gov.uk/TravelNeedsAssessment/...

28Jul
2020
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Strands Charity Shop has re-opened!

We are pleased to announce that our charity shop Strands has now re-opened Covid safely. For the foreseeable future donations can only be accepted on a Wednesday between 10am and 2pm at the shop . The shop will be closed to buyers on a...

15Jul
2020
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FSM postal vouchers for summer holidays

Free school meal vouchers for the duration of the summer holidays have been sent out today (by special delivery because of the high value of them -£100) to the families using the postal vouchers option. They have to be signed for on delivery. For...

01Jul
2020
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Free School Meal Vouchers During Summer Break

Our entitled FSM pupils will be receiving a voucher for £100 to cover the 6 week 3 day holiday period.  For those having  vouchers sent out by post they will be sent by special delivery because of the high value. The government has added...

21May
2020
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Parent Survey

Parent Survey

Dear Parents and Carers, As a Special School we are required to risk assess our premises and pupils in order to open the school to more pupils. We are asking if you could complete the survey in order that we best understand your needs....

27Apr
2020
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Harvey Barrington

Co-opted Governor I’m a class teacher at Sidestrand Hall currently working in Key Stage 2. Prior to moving into teaching a few years ago I held several different IT roles in the business sector and then worked as the IT Manager of a large special...

20Apr
2020
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Free School Meals Redemption Codes

Free school meal redemption codes for FSM vouchers have been issued to all applicable families for weeks commencing 6th April, 13th April and 18th April by Edenred (the new national system being used during Covid 19 lockdown). You should have had 3 separate emails...

06Apr
2020
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Free Schools Meals Update

Following the government announcement on Saturday night Free School Meal vouchers WILL now be issued for the Easter holidays. The government have now set up a contract with Edenred to do this. Weekly £15 vouchers will be issued by email for use in a...

25Mar
2020
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Free School Meals Vouchers

Free School Meals Vouchers

If you child is eligible for free school meals (whether they have them or not) a £25 e voucher will be sent to you today from the sbm@sidestrandhall.norfolk.sch.uk email address. Enter the SBM email address in to collect the voucher. Follow the instructions on screen to...

23Mar
2020
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Free School Meals Vouchers

Free School Meals Vouchers

Tesco vouchers for £25 will be sent to parents/carers of those pupils entitled to free school meals within the next few days . These will either be by post or email.  This covers school days from today up to 20th April.

18Mar
2020
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Nelsons Journey – Support for Children

Nelsons Journey are increasingly becoming aware that a number of children and young people are experiencing increased levels of anxiety connected to the Coronavirus and concerns that people around them will die.  They have put together some professional guidance for supporting adults that can be...

28Jan
2020
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Buildings and Architecture

This term in Pine class our topic is Buildings & Architecture. We have been taking inspiration from artists such as Stephen Wilshire, Steven Holl and James McNabb to create our City skylines. Pine class students have been creating some fantastic pieces using junk modelling and...

27Jan
2020
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Week 9 In Lower School

Week 9 In Lower School

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year from all of the Lower School department. Well the year 2020 is off to a flying start in Lower School, Conkers have started their Vikings topic and are really enjoying it and have also started a new theme...

27Jan
2020
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Week 8 In Lower School

  It has been the last 2 full weeks before the Christmas holidays and WOW! It has been a fun packed 2 weeks with a trip to the Norwich Cathedral, Christmas  jumper day, Christmas dinner day, Christmas Maths and Christmas Nativity rehearsals. On the 4th of December,...

16Jan
2020
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Gill Leah

Clerk I have been the Clerk to the Governors at Sidestrand Hall for about 3 years.  Previously I was a Class Teacher and I still work as a SENCO, thus keeping up to date with changes in education, legal requirements, etc.  I am also...

17Dec
2019
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Bake Off comes to Oak class!!

This terms food tech lessons finished with a highly competitive Bake Off technical challenge with the brief of producing the absolute best home-made sausage rolls. In addition to the traditional puff pastry and sausage meat the contestant cold choose from a range of additional...

04Nov
2019
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Week 6 In Lower School

Week 6 In Lower School

This week in lower school on Friday we had a Autumn themed day. There were lots of activities that the children participated in. The activities ranged from Apple bobbing and fruit kebab making and making firework displays and pictures on the laptops, to singing...

04Nov
2019
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Week 5 In Lower School

This week in Lower School, we have had a Science Themed day. The Science day was all about birds and nests. There were 5 different activities for the children to do. Each activity was 30- 40 minutes long depending on which activity they were...

03Oct
2019
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Week 4 In Lower School

Week 4 In Lower School

This week in Lower School Olive class have been looking at the 17th century. This is what Olive Class had to say about what they have been doing. ” Olive class have travelled back in time to the 17th Century. We became chandlers, seamstresses, apothecaries,...

03Oct
2019
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Week 3 In Lower School.

This week in Lower School we had a visit from the Cromer fire service. Olive class has been learning about ‘The Great Fire Of London’ and invited the Cromer fire service to Sidestrand Hall School to talk to Olive class about fire safety. After...

03Oct
2019
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Week 2 In Lower School

Its the end of week Two now in lower school and Conkers Class have just had their first swimming lesson. This is what they had to say about it. “Conkers have had their first swim of the year, they all did a brilliant job...

26Sep
2019
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This week in lower school

This week in lower school

Olive Class this week have just had their first swimming lesson. This is what they had to say! “Olive class enjoyed their first swimming lesson at Victory in North Walsham. The extra time in the pool allowed all children to improve their swimming distances....

06Jun
2019
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Summer Survival Guide for Parents

The new Summer Survival Guide for 2019 provides activities and events for children and adults throughout the summer holidays in Norwich and the surrounding areas. These include festivals, planned days out, workshops, summer clubs, rainy day activities and also budget friendly family meal deals....

08May
2019
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Volunteer Shop Assistants

Volunteer Shop Assistants needed for Strands Charity Shop, Cromer Sidestrand Hall School is a state maintained school for pupils with complex educational needs including ASD, ADHD, speech and communication difficulties and emotional and social difficulties. Strands charity shop was opened in 2013 and funds raised from...

03Apr
2019
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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

D of E Bronze Award Year 11 students will begin preparations for this years D of E Expeditions – a practice camp has been arranged and will take place after the Easter break. Parents and Carers can get additional information about the D of...

03Apr
2019
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City College Visit

Year 11 and 6th form students visit City College for course taster sessions and interviews ready for taking their next steps in the autumn. A great day was had by all.

07Mar
2019
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Eclectic book selection

Eclectic Book Selection We are recycling books from the charity shop all monies raised go towards this years school prom! First up ..an Eclectic mix of popular fiction..the complete box yours for a princely £4.00 We have a vast selection of books …no reasonable...

11Feb
2019
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Parent / Carers survey

SEND Surveys Norfolk County Council and partners are working with partners to improve support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.  The link to the survey is : https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HPT3VH3  and should take no longer than 10 minutes.

15Nov
2018
0

Pudsey Cake Raffle

As part of our activities for Children in Need on Friday 16 November, we will be raffling this amazing Pudsey cake which was kindly made and donated by staff member Kathleen Pym.

18Oct
2018
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INSET Day training – Staff Feel the Heat!

Staff Feel The Heat! Training day today and of the many courses on offer one was the Fire Safety – Fire Marshals Course. Several staff completed this mornings course and then had the opportunity to put out several fires using different types of extinguisher!...

10Oct
2018
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Blickling Hall Trip

This month saw year 10 and tear 11 students visit Blickling Hall and grounds in search of the Tudors! They also stumbled across Blickling Halls’ current art installations…..‘The Word Defiant’.

10Oct
2018
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School Council News – Wow!!!

Wow! Well done to all our students who took part in the School Council today, meeting and posing questions to the candidates for the Deputy Head post. Great questions! Next Meeting Don’t forget next weeks School Council meeting  Monday October 15th at 2.30 in...

10Oct
2018
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Brand New School Council

Kerpow! News Flash!!We now have a brand new school council! Look out for future announcements from the school council about exciting news, events and more! Kerpow! End of News Flash! School Council Display….more to follow… Kerpow!

19Jun
2018
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Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Practice Expedition

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Practice Expedition Year 11 students taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Practice Expedition ahead of their Bronze Final Assessment in a few weeks time. Expedition walks took place around Northrepps, Mundesley and Overstrand over two days with an...

22Mar
2018
0

Ground Force!

Year 10 vocational students show a terrific work ethic getting to grips with practical ground works today clearing and maintaining the log store area. Great application, teamwork and problem solving skills very evident. Well Done Boys!!

21Mar
2018
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Charity Week..’Wear A Hat Day’

This week is our Charity Week  and today was ‘Wear A Hat Day’! in support of The Brain Tumour Research Charity https://www.braintumourresearch.org/fundraise/wear-a-hat-day Initial estimates suggest approximately £145.00 has been raised today so far! Below are some pictures of upper school students posing against a green screen...

14Mar
2018
0

National Trust Work Experience Day

This month students in Key stage 4 visited Sheringham Park on the North Norfolk Coast to experience working with the National Trust. A great time was had by all with students and staff fully participating in the experiences on offer. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheringham-park

14Mar
2018
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Last Chance Books

We are selling bundles of second hand pre-loved  books, fiction and non fiction at seriously ridiculously low prices. These books were destined for land fill before this initiative. It is an initiative by and on behalf of the school council, all monies raised will...

12Mar
2018
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Computing equipment in Lower School

Over here in Lower school we now have some exciting new computing equipment that all the children in Lower School will have the opportunity to use. Acorns Class have been using these over the past few weeks in their ICT classes. Its been really...

27Feb
2018
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School and Boarding Closure Information

School will remain shut for the week. We hope to open as normal on Monday. School remains closed on Thursday 1 March 2018. Due to adverse weather and poor travel conditions,  the school will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday 28th February. Boarding is cancelled for...

21Feb
2018
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Internet Safety

Internet safety and social media ….check out this BBC site. ‘Own it’, it answers quite a lot of questions and highlights a few things you might not even have thought about too. https://www.bbc.com/ownit  

21Feb
2018
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New Mechanics and Construction Classroom

A little potted history thus far. As the old mobile classroom waved good bye…. ….take a look at the new Mechanics and Construction classroom for KS3 and 4 students and vocational students. Not forgetting the resulting newly configured Mechanics workshop.

21Feb
2018
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It’s Gone!!!!

Where has it gone…….? Oh no! over the half term holiday, it’s only gone and vanished!!! The old construction and mechanics classroom has gone…. The old mobile classroom has now been retired, leaving over the holiday on a flat bed low loader to that...

31Jan
2018
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Key Stage 2 Book Tournament

On the 10th January Lower School started their Book Tournament, which will lead into World Book Day that will happen on the 1st March. The children of Lower School have had 3 weeks of books already in our morning Wednesday assemblies. They have been...

03Jan
2018
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French Day

On the 5th December 2017, Key Stage 2 took part in a French day. The children did various activities like learning about St Nicolas and making their own St Nicolas out of clothes pegs or colouring, cutting and sticking stencils together. The children also...

30Nov
2017
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Amazona

On Friday 17th November Bay class visited Amazona Zoo in Cromer as part of our classwork about animals. While we were at the zoo we saw lots of different animals and talked about whether they were mammals, reptiles or birds. We were really happy to go...

15Nov
2017
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Pudsey Cake Raffle

We are raffling this Lovely Pudsey Cake Kindly made for us by Kathleen Pym, one of our lovely cleaners. Tickets are £1 per strip, and can be purchased from Reception. Draw to take place on Friday 17th November

05Oct
2017
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Toxic! Teamwork skills.

Toxic! Year 10 students displaying their teamwork skills as part of the physical and working as a team element of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Toxic teamwork game focusing on communication and social skills.  

05Oct
2017
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Logs ready for sale.

First batch of logs split and bagged by Sidestrand Hall School students are available at school and are also on sale at The Strands shop in Cromer. Logs are a mix of hard and soft wood seasoned over the last year. Really good value!...

03Oct
2017
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Year 11 Enterprise

Year 11 students begin their enterprise project… (actually they are Santa’s elves in civilian clothing, working in Santa’s workshop! (Optional hats and costumes to follow).

11Sep
2017
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Bay Class Science

This half term in Science, Bay class are learning about solids, liquids and gases.  This week we have focused on gases and explored how they make things move and float.  We had lots of fun finding out how helicopters fly and parachutes fall.  ...

18Jul
2017
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Thetford Sports KS4

In June a number of ks4 students attended a sporting event at Thetford Sports Centre, little did we know that it would be attended by ex England goal keeper Peter Shilton, Bob Champion – Grand National Winner (in 1981 with Aldaniti), and Mike Liggins...

18Jul
2017
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Presentation Skills

D of E students skillfully showing their presentation skills. KS4 Duke of Edinburgh Students were asked to devise a new ball game, come up with rules, playing area and teams… a few pictures of them explaining their game.

18Jul
2017
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Activities Week for KS4 Students

A busy week with lots of fun activities going on…   Crazy Golf at Mundesley…along with some interesting wildlife…. Games on the park… And at Overstarnd… King of the castle! Off to the beach… I see no ships…. and lets not forget lunch….:-) And...

18Jul
2017
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Muckleburgh Trip 2017

KS4 students visited the Muckleburgh collection earlier this year and had a great day out! The Muckleburgh Collection is a military museum sited on a former military camp at Weybourne, on the North Norfolk coast. The students explored the site, had a very bumpy...

12Jul
2017
0

Snap Map

Snapchat has introduced a new feature Snap Map.   Nadia Sawalha and her daughter have SHARED the following video to highlight the potential dangers and alert parents to make sure children and people are educated.  Snapchat’s new feature allows other people to see exactly...

12Jul
2017
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NSPCC Share Aware!

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE The NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to help parents teach their children to be Share Aware.   It can be hard to keep track of what children and young people are doing on social networks, apps and games.  Just...

13Jun
2017
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Outdoor Learning Day!

Pine Class had a fabulous time during Outdoor Learning Day! The class became honorary Australians for the afternoon, making their own Aboriginal art work using sticks, having a go at playing a didgeridoo, throwing boomerangs and having a good, old fashioned BBQ! Lots of...

07Jun
2017
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Bay Made Yummy Pizzas!

Bay class have really enjoyed making ‘muffin pizzas’ in food technology this week. The pupils were taught the signs for several pizza topping options and were then allowed to design their own pizza. Several pupils in Bay class were brave and tried out new...

05May
2017
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Ash’s Super Structures!

Middle School topic this term is Buildings, Structures and Monuments. Ash class have been working hard making their own 2D Eiffel Towers out of match sticks. Here is their work in progress! Finished pictures to follow soon!  

16Mar
2017
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Goal posts!

The final set of goal posts have been set in the ground today – and what a fine day! In the next few weeks we will expect to see budding Ronaldo’s and Rooney’s plying their skills!   

16Mar
2017
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London Trip Meeting

On Tuesday evening Mrs Gilman and Mr Harrod delivered details of the year 10 / 11 London Trip taking place in April to parents. The students will be staying at the Meininger Hotel near Hyde Park. Visits to the Tower of London, the Saatchi...

15Mar
2017
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New Football pitch takes shape..

A fine Thursday afternoon saw students working with Mr Smith and Mr Davies being shown Ranging and setting out techniques using a dumpy level. Pictures of other students putting together the new football goal posts.         

22Feb
2017
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Big Yellow Feet!

BIG FEET! I returned to school after half term and wondered what large bare footed being had been roaming the grounds during the break, not only roaming around but had managed to tread in some yellow paint too! 🙂 The new yellow markings form...

05Jan
2017
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School Closure

Unfortunately the school will also be closed on Monday 9th January 2017. We hope to be open Tuesday but will confirm on website and text parents. Due to a broken boiler, we are closing the school on Fri 6th Jan 2017.  We will keep...

30Nov
2016
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IMPORTANT – School Closed Fri 2nd Dec

IMPORTANT – School Closed Fri 2nd Dec

Due to a high level of staff absence, we have had to make the decision to close the school for a deep clean. We apologise  for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Mrs S D Young Head Teacher

19Jul
2016
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Strandfest 2016

Students enjoyed a day of festival activities for the second annual Strandfest held on the school field.  They worked hard planning events, making banners and lanyards and practicing performances for weeks leading up to the big day and it all went off with great...

09Jun
2016
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Africa Theme Day

Pupils and Staff got to visit the schools IT Department where they had fun choosing an African theme background, standing in front of a ‘green screen’ and having their photo taken. Even our most camera shy wanted to join in on the fun. Watch out for...

12May
2016
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The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

Pupils and staff had an amazing day celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday. Everyone attended a street party on the playground which included sandwiches, cakes and jellies! Thank you to the kitchen staff who laid on a super range of party food. The celebrations continued...