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Academy Reopening: March 2021 update.


Mental Health Matters. We’ve produced a series of videos for our students to provide some tips on staying mentally healthy.


An article about our cooking and baking challenge


Writing your feelings down can be an effective method of processing complex emotions. Poem, lyric and story writing can help encourage stress release and improve mental health


Physical activity is crucial in maintaining good mental health. Why not look at what are doing to promote well-being through exercise?


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Chloe has set a very high standard for cake week. Check out her Mt Vesuvius that took 2 days to make. It includes chocolate sponge cake, butter, chocolate and glacé icing, plus flames created out of coloured melted lollypops


Engaging in dramatic arts is a fantastic way to relieve stress and to communicate complex thoughts and emotions. Why not ask about the benefits of Drama?


One way young people can express themselves is through artwork. Drawing, painting or creating can be a great way of processing complex emotions without words.


This has the theme “Express Yourself”. Throughout the week we’ll be sharing different ways that students can share feelings, thoughts and ideas. Here is a video from The Duchess of Cambridge to kick start the week.


Get involved with the challenge!


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HACH Netball Academy


Our MFL students have been exploring different cultures through a cooking challenge! Why not take a look at the contributions via ?


Remote Learning Information


The show must go on! We are proud to present our Winter Show 2020 via


Today we’ve launched our Wellbeing First Aid service. More opportunities for students to express themselves can only be a good thing.


For any queries relating to admissions, please get in contact via for the right support.


Our Virtual Sixth Form open evening is now live on our website.


Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening will go live from 6pm!


We are pleased to announce that our Sixth Form’s virtual open evening and application process will be live from the 19th November

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Latin, for two thousand years the language of many of the greatest thinkers and writers of the western world, remains a living and intellectually stimulating language which is the key to understanding many central aspects of western thought and culture.

Years 7 and 8

Latin is studied from Year 7 aiming for a more well-rounded and immersive experience of the classical world. In Years 7 and 8, we follow the Cambridge Latin Course which introduces the language through passages about different aspects of life in the Roman Empire.

There are interactive DVDs to support Books I and II and the Cambridge Latin Course website provides a wealth of additional activities and resources. We visit the Roman Baths and the Museum of London in Year 7.

The Classics department also offers an annual trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum and bi-annual trip to Greece. The ethos behind all these extra-curricular activities is to advance our students' understanding and enjoyment of the classical world.

Year 9

In Year 9, in addition to continuing language studies, we give pupils an introduction to some original sources, particularly the story of Ovid in the chariot races, including a few lines of the other original Latin poems, in order to give them a taster of GCSE set text study.

By the end of Year 9 pupils will have acquired a sound basis for further study to GCSE and will also have tasted some of the richness of Roman civilisation. Pupils who choose not to study GCSE have the option of taking the WJEC Level 1 / 2 certificates at the end of Year 10.

Latin GCSE (Eduqas C990PB)

Students continue to practice comprehension and translation skills, extending their understanding to include more complex grammatical structures such as relative clauses, participles and the subjunctive.

Students will begin to study their literature prescription in the summer term of Year 10, which currently focuses on Ovid's A Day at the Races. In Year 11, students continue to study language via Book IV of the Cambridge Latin Course alongside their literature prescription. In the spring term, students study the last part of their GCSE, which is a civilisation unit focusing on Roman entertainment.

Long term plans for each year group can be downloaded below.