Alfie is our playground king after beating Mr Smith on our new mega board. "This was the first time I've played Mr Smith," says Alfie. "It was a bit of an achievement for me. I knew he'd be a challenge." Top work, Alfie!


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Our KS2 netballers won their match tonight 24-0! They were aiming for 26 goals! High expectations even when winning at HGA!


The tables have turned: English teachers being the students learning about the writing and influence of Jekyll and Hyde.


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We've a new Code of Conduct for our students when they are out and about in the community. We are always looking for ways to further improve and develop our links with the local community. Let us know what you think. Read the Code of Conduct here


and are two just of our popular extra-curricular clubs this year. See a complete list at including and . Loads to enjoy!


Year 11 spent Saturday afternoon enjoying an excellent production of Blood Brothers in preparation for their GCSE. Thanks so much for having us and good luck to all our students sitting mock examinations this week!


The coach is currently en route through lots of traffic. Looking at a 5.20pm arrival. Thanks for your patience.


Year 6 residential update: looking to be back around 5pm depending on the traffic. See you all soon!


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Victory! A delicious feast prepared for our evacuees for their VE party tonight!


Our year 6 evacuees exploring wartime recipes at Hooke Court!


Dilcy, Year 8, did this fantastic about and and different models of our solar system. She even included her own research sources. Well done, Dilcy! See more examples of out students' great homework at


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. once again had some brilliant results: , Harris St Johns Wood, and had great P8 scores of 0.34, 0.58, 0.89 and 1.27 respectively.


Good morning from Hooke Court! We really enjoyed our woodland walk and code breaking last night.


Year 6 have arrived safe and sound! They saw Stonehenge and lots of sheep on the way! Looking forward to code breaking tonight!


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Posted on June 26th 2018

Battle of the Bookworms 2018 - Watch the Heats

Battle of the Bookworms   Do You HaveStudents will answer questions on their favourite books in a bid to win our first Battle of the Bookworms at the end of term.

“In the early knockout stages the questions will be about plot and character, with the questions getting progressively harder,” says English teacher Ailish Langan, who’s organising the competition. “In the later stages the questions will be about symbolism and themes too, for example.”

Sammi, Isaac, Taofeeqat and Ancuta from Year 10 are confident their team is going to win. “I thought it would be a great opportunity to be rewarded for all the reading we do,” says Sammi. Isaac adds: “I used to read more when I was younger but I don’t so much now but I saw there was a £200 prize for the team and I thought YES!”

The four have chosen to answer questions on five of their favourite titles: The Fault in our Stars, The Hunger Games, Holes, Private Peaceful and The Outsider. The early rounds will take place after school, with the semi-final and Grand Finale taking place at lunchtime and in front of an audience, for added pressure!

Here's when the heats will happen!


Sammi, Isaac, Taofeeqat, Ancuta – one of the teams competing in our 2018 Battle of the Bookworms.