Week Ending 23rd February

On Tuesday this week, many of our Year 8s enjoyed fantastic sessions with our visiting Storyteller Jamie Crawford. They were gripped by his stories and totally fell for his amazing ‘jump’ story! If you want to find out more, ask them to tell it to you!   The evening of…

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Week Ending 9th February

In an experimental collaboration with Sheila Ceccarelli from AccessArt, Ms Bigglestone’s Year 9 and 10 English classes were independently treated with an opportunity to explore their current area of study through mono-printing.   Year 9s are currently working towards creating two pieces of creative nova fiction:  narratives told through just nine…

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Week Ending 2nd February

On Tuesday 20th February storyteller Jamie Crawford will be visiting the school to run workshops with Year 8 pupils. As well as being great fun these workshops can help to bring stories to life; engage readers and writers; transform speaking and listening skills and instil a lifelong love of reading…

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Week Ending 26th January

We were delighted this week to have confirmed in the secondary school league tables that Chesterton Community College is one of the very highest performing schools in the whole country.  The progress students make at Chesterton places them in the top 0.3% of all schools in the UK (14th out…

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Week Ending 19th January

The Great War Debate is coming to Chesterton on March 7th (3.30 – 5.35); this prestigious event allows you to get up close to genuine artefacts from the war and hear a panel of four experts answer your questions in a lively and fully interactive debate. The event is completely…

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Week Ending 12th January

Book your tickets now for the Chesterton PTA Ceilidh dance evening Friday, Feb. 2! It’s always a lively evening with jigs and reels performed by the ever-popular St Ivel Valley Band. Dancers will be treated to a special buffet menu during the interval. The unique menu is designed by Chesterton’s…

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Week Ending 5th January

A short blog this week, as we have only been back for a few days after the holiday.   We start the new term with a Freshers’ Fair to advertise our extensive range of extra-curricular clubs; the exciting range of clubs will be displayed and demonstrated during this week’s break…

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Week Ending 15th December

Physical Education – Autumn Term Awards: the PE department presented its Autumn term awards this week, to six lucky students in Key Stage Three! The awards recognised outstanding sporting attitudes with commitment to extra-curricular sport at Chesterton. It was a very difficult task for the PE staff to choose only…

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Week Ending 8th December

This week we hosted our High Performance Learning event, for schools nationally. Our guest speaker was Professor Deborah Eyre who established the HPL approach which we have been trialling with some teaching groups. The focus of HPL is on growth mind-set and creating the correct environment for all students to…

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Week Ending 1st December

On Wednesday we had our first tea-time concert of the year. We had a large number of performers and the standard was extremely high. Many of the students performing are preparing for Associated Board music exams so we wish them well with these.   On Saturday Chesterton Singers enjoyed a…

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