Head's Blog June 2018

Posted on 1st Jun 2018

The main focus in school remains the GCSE exams, which Year 11 are very busily engaged with at the moment. It was great to see so many come into school over their half term break for additional revision sessions with their teachers, who were so generous with their time. Teachers here certainly go above and beyond to make sure that students are well prepared to succeed in their exams. We wish all of Year 11 the very best of luck for their remaining exams.

As always, there is a lot happening in school this month.

Some students in Years 9 and 10 were recently taken for a tour of Cambridge University, during which they were able to discuss university life with current undergraduates. They enjoyed visiting St. Catharine’s College and The Fitzwilliam Museum, and were delighted to catch sight of Sir David Attenborough whilst there!

For the second time this academic year, Stradbroke is hosting a prestigious cycling event. This month the Women’s Tour is passing the school, and, as we did for the Men’s Tour in the autumn, we will be showing our support by lining the route and cheering the cyclists on.

I am delighted that we have been able to offer our superb sports facilities to Suffolk Positive Futures and Catch-22 who are hosting Free Sports Sessions every Monday from 7:30 until 8:30. We are always pleased to support community initiatives of this type.

On 20th of this month, on the cricket field behind the Leisure Centre, the eighth annual cricket match between the Stradbroke Vikings and the school will be keenly contested. The school has won on three previous encounters, and the Vikings have lifted the trophy four times. We are looking forward to this event, and hope that as many of you as possible come along to spectate and support.

For several years we have had various leaks in our roof. We are thrilled to have secured significant funding from the government to replace large sections of the roof in school. The work on the roof will be starting this term and continue through the summer and into the autumn term. The contractors will be keeping disruption to a minimum, and we will be able to go into the winter months knowing that we will be drip-free!

I would like to finish this time with some congratulations to those who were nominated to become our new Head Boy and Head Girl. Ten students were nominated by their peers and by the staff. Each was invited to apply by submitting a manifesto, and were then interviewed. We are incredibly proud of each nominee and after a rigorous selection process the following students were confirmed in their new role:

Head Girl – Heidi Bevan

Deputy Head Girl – Sophie Oliver

Head Boy – Spencer Kent

Deputy Head Boy – William Vincent


We look forward to their leadership of the student body.


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.

Written by Mr Axtell
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