We are now in the main exam season for Year 11 and I am delighted to report that the early exams have gone extremely well. The students have been working hard and have been incredibly well prepared by their teachers. We know that exams and revision are a stressful time for students and their families, but are proud about the way our students are approaching them with a positive mind-set. Very good luck, for the rest of your exams, Year 11.

Just before the exam season started our Young Enterprise team ‘Quality Sweets’ competed in the Suffolk Young Enterprise competition at the University of Suffolk against twenty-four Suffolk schools. In this event they reported on their year as a fledgling company and exhibited their trade stand. One of the main activities was to make a presentation to all competing teams, business sponsors and the panel of judges. After very rigorous judging across ten criteria, ‘Quality Sweets’ was awarded the trophy for Social Innovation (sponsored by the East of England Co-operative Society) for their contribution to community projects – a very well deserved recognition of their hard work in this area. I am also delighted to tell you that they were awarded overall Runners Up (sponsored by Ransomes Jacobsen Limited). Our team of Company Directors comprised five Year 11 students who showed remarkable commitment to making their business a success. On their behalf I would like to thank Mr N. Brown, Mrs Clarke and the local businesses who supported by acting as distributors for ‘Quality Sweets’. I hope that these students have gained real insight into the business world as a result of their participation in Young Enterprise. I look forward to seeing what ideas next year’s team come up with for their business.

With a General Election looming we are keen to engage our students in the democratic process. We have arranged for the local parliamentary candidates to come into school to address students and to take questions in a full school assembly. We will follow this up by holding our own mock election in school. It is important that young people begin to understand the democratic process and we hope that they will become more politically aware.

Please regularly look for updates on all our activities on this website. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss any aspect of school life.

Mr Axtell

Head of School

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