Pupil Achievements

Nicole Mitchell, Year 12, has not only received the highest possible award in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, but also achieved the highest score in the country! The national competition aims to stretch and challenge students interested in chemistry. Set by an experienced team of teachers and university chemists, it takes students significantly beyond the syllabus and encourages them to think about science in the way they would at university. Thousands of students entered from schools across the U.K. but they couldn’t beat Nicole.

‘Eat My Art: create an artistic masterpiece using food’. That was the brief given to the students for this exciting competition. The rules were simple: the masterpiece was to have at least one home-made element to show off the student’s cooking skills; be edible and taste good; and be as visually creative as they could make it to fit their title.

Yet again it has been an outstanding year for the Girls' Intermediate Athletics Squad, this week we became Bradford Champions, proudly bringing home the title.

The girls competed in rounds during the summer against many Bradford schools, making the final alongside Beckfoot and Woodhouse Grove. The girls showed outstanding team spirit, entering every event, determined to do their best.

Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 have been on a mission … to brighten up the huge graffiti wall in Roberts Park! The group created their designs and made their own stencils before working with professional Street Artist, Si Mitchell, to transfer their ideas, using acrylic spray paint, onto the enormous wall.  

Nine, Year 8 and 9 students are the first to achieve their Rookies Award in our newly established Student Librarian’s scheme. The scheme is based on The School Library Association Pupil Librarian Toolkit which forms the basis of many such initiatives at schools throughout the country.

Paige Morley, Year 8, claimed first place on Beam and joint first on Bars at local gymnastics competition, Level 7 Yorkshire. Paige started gymnastics as a very active youngster at the age of nine at Astre Academy.

The coaches saw potential from the very beginning. Paige’s skills, strength, flexibility and co-ordination were noted as she continued to attend the two training sessions per week. Paige is now competing in local competitions and continues to progress and develop her skillset. 

Amy Illingworth, Year 11, won a major award at the ‘One in a Million’ STARS Award ceremony which took place at Bradford Grammar School. The main award of the evening went to Amy for her great attitude, behaviour and enthusiasm whilst undertaking over 300 hours of volunteering. Amy volunteers twice a week, running a youth club for children aged 5-12.

Article written by Jen Holland and Jack Alderslade.

After a little bit of a delay we got our Rocket Seeds on Monday 18th April and our Rocket Science team which includes 2, Year 12, 1, Year 10, 2, Year 9 and 3, Year 8 students, planted 200 seeds. We had 100 red and 100 blue and we have no idea which has spent time in space and which has stayed on earth.

A number of our students wowed the audience with a range of dance performances at St George’s Hall School Proms. The talented dancers produced three pieces, including KS3 Hip-Hop Mash Up, KS4 Contemporary Dance, entitled ‘Fallen Angel’ and a KS5 Urban Dance ensemble performance. It was immediately apparent how much time, effort and careful consideration had gone into the dances. One member of the audience said: “The Fallen Angel piece in particular was exemplary- it was a mesmerising performance.”

Several Sixth Form students volunteered to take part in the BIG Cookathon this year to help promote nutritious cooking within school. The event took place after school with our very own Bake Off star Sandy Docherty on hand to assist the contestants. On the menu was the traditional and delicious Cottage Pie which is great for families to cook and enjoy together.

Help for Heroes is encouraging people to get baking and to raise money for our heroes. With aprons on and armed with piping bags, whisks and plenty of chocolate, seven military veterans teamed up with TSS students in a Bake Off Style competition putting their baking and decorating skills to the test. The participating veterans, who are all receiving support from charity, Help for Heroes received top tips from our very own Ms Docherty as they created show-stopper cakes. The event which was held in school launched the charity’s Bake for Heroes campaign which runs from 16 April to 2 May across the country.

BBC News School Report gives our students the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.

With support from BBC staff and partners, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters.

Our students have been busy sourcing and preparing news stories and creating video interviews based on real current news.

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Katy Halfyard and Rukkayah Robun, both Year 12 students, are celebrating achieving the highest Arts Award – Gold!

Taking on the challenge in their own time was a huge undertaking, and was a voluntary addition to a collaborative project, designed to showcase over 100 years of Bradford’s rich film heritage, with Bradford UNESCO City of Film and Heritage Lottery Funding.

Article from the Bradford Telegraph & Argus published 29.2.16

A NEW report shows that a Baildon School has improved in the two years since inspectors concluded it 'required improvement'.

Ofsted inspectors visited Titus Salt School last month, and have now released a report describing the school as 'good' in every category.

Climbing club took a team of twelve climbers to the Bradford Schools Climbing competition at Appleton Academy last Friday and ran out winners.  The team was made up of students from Year 7 and 8.  Climbing on a wall that was brand new to them, the climbers had to complete as many routes as possible in the allotted time, being scored on each climb.  The points for the whole team were then added together so everyone played their part.  It was a great day and a fantastic opportunity for the students to show their climbing and belaying skills.