With Christmas fast approaching, we want to give students a present a little early. 

For this week, every reward point that students are awarded will be doubled.

More points will get you closer to those prizes, whether it is a lunch date with friends (where lunch will be brought to your table and you can jump to the front of the queue) or putting all your points together as a group to have sole use of the Astroturf for a lunch or after-school session (this must be booked). It could be simply saving up for a Christmas lunch or one of the many vouchers on offer. 

I will also be offering prizes to the top five students in each Year Group for this week.

So remember, ‘you need to be in it to win it!’

Good luck. 


L Sutherland

Radford Radio

Radford Radio is a new community radio station which started broadcasting on the internet last week. The station is run entirely by local volunteers for the local community, and people of all ages are involved in the project.

I have been involved for the last month and have a show which is broadcast live each Sunday morning, from 10 – 12pm. On Monday night I was invited to talk about Radford Radio with two other presenters from the station on Michael Chequer’s evening show on BBC Radio Devon. It was a great opportunity to see how a radio station operates, and to participate in an interview broadcast live on air.

Have a listen to this amazing new online station:


Archie F (Year 11)

Student Photographs for School News

If you would like photographs of your child /children, or yourself (post 16 only), to be included in our news posts and haven’t done so already, please complete the relevant consent form below:

Online forms (can be filled out on a mobile device):

Years 7 to 11
Post 16 Students

Physical forms can also be downloaded, printed, completed and returned to Reception via the following links:

GDR Photo Consent – Years 7 to 11
GDPR Photo Consent – Post 16

For full information on how we use data and our GDPR compliance, please refer to our dedicated webpage:

General Data Protection Regulation


N Hughes

Anger Management

Young people sometimes talk to us about their anger and emotions, occasionally saying that they find it hard to manage.  A key part to managing emotions is understanding them. 

Here is Rosenberg’s view:

So, if we start from the premise that anger is just another way of showing the world that you need something (even if you cannot fully understand it yourself) it might help us to understand some of our young people better.  Definitely talking through the problems is a start point!

Next, young people might wish to use the Kooth service.  This is a fully registered and monitored online counselling service that we endorse.  It is staffed until 10pm on weeknights.

We would also recommend looking at the NHS advice on:

Another very useful website is Mind.  Here is the link to the appropriate section:  Our local Plymouth Mind service is detailed here:

Another suggestion would be to contact your GP for a referral to counselling or CBT.  We do have regular counsellors coming into school – but there is currently a waiting list so registering the need with the GP is also a good idea.


M Dennis


Exams Officer Notice

A level, BTEC and GCSE exam certificates for the Summer 2018 exam season are now ready for collection from the school Reception.  If you are unable to collect personally, then a signed permission letter brought by someone on your behalf will be acceptable.

Certificates may be collected during school opening times; between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Thursday – and 8am to 3.30pm on a Friday. Please bear in mind that there may be a delay during break and lunchtimes.


D Hilton