Month: November 2016

Sport results 14 – 20 Nov 2016


No Netball this week, Venture postponed. The fixture is now being played next week.

However, the Yr 9 and Yr 11 teams went to the UEA on Saturday to play in the National Schools Competition.


The Yr 11 girls football team hosted Aylsham in the County Cup on Wednesday. They came up against a very strong talented group of girls losing 1-9. Our girls did not give up though and saw the game through with their spirits high.


Mr Flack took the Yr 8 boys to Reepham for a county cup fixture and came back worthy winners beating Reepham 35 – 15. An excellent result from the boys who are thoroughly enjoying their rugby which is shown by the numbers at the after school training sessions.



Mr Batt’s Yr 10 boys team had a busy week with two games, and they won them both. I had the pleasure in refereeing both of their games and they played some wonderful football.

On Tuesday they welcomed Caister in the District Cup beating them 2-0. This was a very close game with our boys scoring 2 goals in the last 5 minutes. Caister where reduced to 10 men for most of the second half; their goalkeeper was outstanding, so much so that I have recommended him to the Norfolk County FA’s Schools coaching network.

Last night they hosted Thorpe in the National Cup. Another cracking game of football with both teams trying to play good football in horrible gusting wind. The score was level 2-2 at the end of the game. Travis scored a ‘worldy’ of a free kick from about 35 yards into the top left corner. The team managers agreed to go to penalties straight away. Nail biting stuff, however our boys came away victories winning the shoot-out 7-6 as the Aylsham player struck the top of the crossbar. (Maybe England players should come and get some tips on how to win a penalty shoot-out!!!)

Mr Goddard had it all to do as well last night as the took his 4 times defending County Champions to Langley in the U16’s County Cup. For those that are unaware Langley are a football school of excellence which is run by non other than ex Canary Darren Eadie. In what was a nail biting game the score was 2-2 at full time. The boys dug deep as they won the game 4-3 after extra time. A great achievement for Mr Goddard and his team.


Year 9 Parents’ Consultation Evening

The Parents’ Consultation Evening for Year 9 pupils and parents is Tuesday 22 November between 5.00 and 8.00pm.  The purpose of the evening is to discuss your child’s progress with his or her subject teachers.  We would encourage your son or daughter to attend with you and request that they wear their school uniform for this important occasion.

Please see the letter below for more information on the details of the event and on future parents’ evenings this academic year.

Anti-bullying week 2016

The 2016 Anti-bullying week runs from 14th to 18th November. Thank you to all the staff and pupils who have been working hard to prepare for Anti-Bullying Week.




See the excellent presentation created by our Pastoral Ambassadors. There will be lots of activities throughout the week all aiming to raise awareness of the issue and to raise money for Children in Need.

Find out more on the Anti-Bullying Alliance website.

A visit to the House of Lords

Recently our Media Studies teach, Mrs Fish, attended an event organised by the House of Lords. Mrs Fish had the chance to meet with Lord Adebowale CBE during  the ‘Universities and the Next Generation – Creating Opportunities’ conference. She said “It was a fantastic experience and I was lucky enough to spend time talking to Lord Adebowale about our school and the future generations.”

Mrs Fish was invited as a graduate of Lincoln University who is teaching in a coastal school. The focus of the meeting was on creating opportunities for those youngsters who may not feel they have many options after completing school. The conference witnessed presentations from inspiring graduates who had defied the odds and showing that with real hard work and dedication amazing things can happen.