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The school opens at 8:15am for breakfast club, last entry is 8:30am. Children need to enter school at 8:45am ready to start lessons at 8:55am. Y3/4 enter via the side gate, Y5/6 by the main entrance. Please check the Key Information tab on a regular basis for updated risk assessments. Thank you for your continued support, Mrs. Lakey.

11 Children Graduated from the University of Durham

Proud does not even describe how I felt today seeing 11 of our Y6 students graduate!


The have been taking part in a University style maths module for the last 6 months as part of the Brilliant Club Program. They began, back in April, with a day at Collingwood College, where they learnt about University opportunities and met their tutor Katie.  Katie then taught the children in weekly tutorials and they had a group study session every Friday. 


Their module was based on investigating who came up with Pythagoras' Theorem and then reporting their views in a 1500 word assignment.


All children completed the work well and enjoyed learning through tutorials and study sessions. I think that throughout the program they have all realised that by broadening their horizons they can achieve things they thought were far too hard for them.


Today they celebrated their success with family and friends,  alongside Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 pupils. Hopefully,  the children will use this opportunity as a chance to truly realise that they have bags of potential and that they need to use every opportunity available to them to help the realise their personal dreams and aspirations.



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