For the second consecutive year pupils have been invited by Arris Engineering; a global innovator in consumer electronics to take part in an exciting challenge, to design and promote a product that would be used to help or assist in some capacity and would be designed and manufactured by an engineering company.

Last year’s winners invented HUME, a device to monitor and display humidity levels and temperature in the home - enabling users to control humidity from anywhere due to alerts and real time outdoor humidity readings from local weather stations.

The benchmark is set high so can this year’s competitors match last year’s success?

The challenge was kicked off by senior engineers at company headquarters.

The brief was specifically designed to challenge and empower pupils to work together to invent something that could impact consumers across the globe. Pupils were given a glimpse into engineering; creativity and innovation in the world of work and through these insight pupils have been receptive to ideas and have come up with some fantastic concepts, including the Nurse Smart Watch, a device to help improve the way a nurse communicates with a patient.

A device called the CAT wireless, this device can charge up to 15 devices at one time using wireless charging electromagnetic fields. Another product called AudioPod; a product which will help people who dislike loud noises or lots of sound. It goes into someone’s ear and searches different decibels and blocks them out. Another idea is a smart wheelchair that is designed to help disabled people move around independently. It will connect to an app/maps feature and assist the user to find safe passage through a town or city (similar to the google car). And last but no means least, a car visor that extends down further than a regular car visor to block out the blinding sunlight. There will be both automatic and manual modes: automatic being where it will scan the person’s height and bring the visor down to a height specified for you. It can also be manually operated. It will also have a feature where it can be used at night to weaken the glare of headlights.

The six week challenge will see teams will go head to head for the title and benefit from mentoring, feedback and guidance from Arris engineers. The final products and lifecycle framework will be presented later in March. The winners will receive recognition for their product as well as a goody bag and trophy presented by Arris.

  • Community

    • Good community links add relevance and interest to students’ work. We have strong business links and work closely with voluntary groups, our local primary schools and other organisations. Our growing partnership with local providers is a real strength.

      We are keen to be ‘community partners’. Students and staff are active members of local focus groups and attend local forums. As the lead secondary school within the Shipley Achieving Success (SAS) partnership we are proactive in our support with young people and their families. Our Extended School provision is wide ranging and offers opportunities to engage in after school and holiday clubs together with a wide range of workshops.

      Read More

  • Vacancies

    • We are an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school that is extremely popular and oversubscribed.  We moved into our new school building in September 2008 and have outstanding facilities and a state of the art learning environment.

      We are proud of our comprehensive school principles and our daily work is centred on four key values; summarised as together we can make a difference; resilient to change; ambitious to excel and caring for the lives of individuals. We are a school with great aspirations; proud of our history and heritage, yet always looking to the future – celebrating student well-being, high academic standards and achievement for all. Success at school is the result of students, parents/carers and teachers working together.

      Read More

Contact Us


Higher Coach Road 
West Yorkshire 
BD17 5RH 
United Kingdom



01274 258969


01274 258970

click here for further details on who to contact