Pupil Achievements

Programme aimed to support learners apply to prestigious universities

Sixth Form learners hoping to apply to Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities are taking advantage of an in-house support programme.

The mentoring scheme for higher attainers was set up by and is run by Mr Reid. He identifies pupils as early as Year 9 that may benefit from extra support, encouragement and super-curricular development throughout their GCSE’s and as they look ahead to university places on hard-fought for courses such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. During Sixth Form the group is introduced to specialist speakers, including university admission tutors and current undergraduates; they participate in mock interview evenings with industry professionals and academics, including the disciplines of medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. 

Individual reading lists are curated for each member to encourage super-curricular activities based around an extensive range of texts and dedicated critical personal statement support is undertaken in Year 12 and throughout the summer break in preparation for the early UCAS deadline in Year 13.

Learners are also encouraged to apply for courses in which they can gain experience and progress their learning.

After attending a one day STEM course at Bradford University, Emily took it upon herself to apply to the Engineering Development Trust to attend a three day residential at Southampton University for aspiring young engineers.

Congratulations to Year 13 learner Cherri who has been awarded with a CREST Gold Award for her outstanding work to create a robotic arm to assist people with arthritis.

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!

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.