Friday 26th February 2016

Dear Parents & Guardians,

The college was delighted to host a presentation by Stephen Moss, BBC producer of such programmes as Big Cat Diary, Springwatch, The One Show and Britain's Wildlife revival.  During a career at the BBC spanning almost three decades, spent mainly at the world-famous Natural History Unit in Bristol, he had the good fortune to travel to all seven of the world’s continents in search of wildlife: From Killer Whales in Patagonia to Elephants in the Okavango, and from the freezing wastes of Antarctica to the heat of the African plains. It was a fascinating talk and our thanks go to Amy Hall, a student from 2015 Year 11, now studying at The King's School, for organising this.

The Great Big Dance Off is a popular national dance competition open to schools all across England & Wales. This is the only national dance competition aimed solely at schools.  The UCC team came 5th so very well done to them.

Georgia Immins in Year 9 has had her poetry published in The Poetry Trials, a new book from Future Voices. Well done Georgia.

 Finally, huge thanks to the staff who took the students to the Spanish Exchange and to Austria for the ski trip. These activities require a great deal of organisation and staff time so the college is always grateful for them for doing this. The students had a wonderful time and were excellent ambassadors for the college as always.

Please see the attached information about The Rucksack Project

Jan Turner

Email's sent this week:

  • 23/02    Year 11  Meningitis Vaccination
  • 23/02    Year 9    Booster and Meningitis Vaccination
  • 25/02    ALL    Tennis Information
  • 25/02    Year 9    GCSE English Information
  • 26/02    ALL     Sport/After School Activities

Highlights for next week


  • Performing Arts Review
  • 29/2 Year 11 Harington Interviews
  • 1/3 Governors Finance Committee
  • 3/3 Year 11 GCSE Drama Moderation 
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