Pupil Achievements

First Story, 100-Word Winner!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Jaimie, Year 7, has won the First Story 100-Word Story Competition. The competition, now in its fifth year is open to all First Story pupils aged 11-18. Thirty-five schools from across the country submitted stories and we are very proud to say Jaimie received overall winner of the competition, a great achievement!

The competition gives young writers the experience of crafting something to a specific brief, meeting a deadline, going through a selection process and potentially achieving the first taste of publication success! 

Jaimie will receive a pile of prize books from Vintage and our Learning Resource Centre will also receive books which will benefit all our pupils. Jaimie’s 100-word story will also be professionally printed on specially commissioned postcards.

Well done Jaimie. Click here to view Jaimie's story.

Two of our Year 13 English Literature learners have had poems published in a booklet promoting women's engagement with the rail industry.

Huge congratulations to Ella who has returned home from the Special Olympic World Games in Abu Dhabi. Ella represented Team GB in Cycling, bringing home two medals!

Congratulations to Sixth Form learners, Jordan, Laurence, Jacob and Zak on receiving the title of top performing team from the Yorkshire and Humber region at the Big Bang Fair 2019.

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.

DSP pupils took part in a ‘Design a Cupcake Challenge’ hosted by Ahead Partnership. The hands-on activities included; developing a concept for a new cupcake design, choosing colours, designing a logo, creating the packaging, sharing ideas and finally taste testing and of course eating the delicious cupcakes made by Han-Made Catering Co. What a treat!

Six of our Year 12 learners proved that they are ‘brilliant’ by completing a programme of university-style tutorials with a PhD tutor.

‘The Brilliant Club’ is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. Their ‘Scholars Programme’ matches pupils with a PhD tutor, who delivers 6 tutorials on a topic relating to his or her PhD thesis.

Year 8 pupils, Lilian and Gemma, both Wellbeing Peer Mentors, attended the first ever joint Health and Social Care & Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday 5 February, to speak to Bradford Councillor's about why Mental Health and Wellbeing is so important to them.

We are delighted to announce that a group of Year 7 pupils will travel to Wembley Stadium to compete in the prestigious Ryman National Enterprise Challenge, the UK’s largest school enterprise education competition. Year 7 pupils took part in a full day session where the whole year group was divided into small groups and asked to design a logo, put together a business plan and present their ideas to a panel of judges as well as their peers.

If you didn’t catch this year's performance of the Little Shop of Horrors, you really did miss a treat! It was fun from start to finish and we saw just how talented our TSS pupils really are. 

Congratulations to all our pupils that took part in the Bradford Schools Cross Country Championship on Wednesday 16 January at Northcliffe Park. We had some amazing results from the event which showcased our incredible athletes. Well done.

Over 40 pupils from Year 7 and 8 took part in an exciting STEM careers carousel event. The cream of the crop from local STEM related businesses were in attendance.

Year 7 pupils are taking part in book groups in their weekly reading lessons.  Groups of between three and eight pupils are reading a book of their choice: reading together in the lessons, reading more at home and then discussing what they have read back with their peers. The groups are self-run, each one having a leader and deputy-leader to keep track of the group’s activities.

A five-strong, enthusiastic team of Year 9 pupils have worked together to design a garden by entering the Royal Horticultural Society’s Green Plan-it Challenge. The Year 9 team won the overall award for the best design with the judges being impressed by their inspirational sensory garden and their enthusiasm.

2018 was the ‘Year of Engineering’ and every Year 9 pupil had the chance to be an engineer at a STEM focus day in December. Activities including hovercraft building, robotics and making a replica London Eye using paper, which challenged pupils to consider the various stages of the engineering process, from design and prototyping through to construction and testing.