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The Gala Sri Lanka Ball

April 26, 2017

Villiers Hotel Ballroom March 2017


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Photography Competition

April 21, 2017

Photography Competition – Theme Rainbow


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Easter Holland Hockey Tour

April 21, 2017

5th Place Dutch Field Hockey club tournament


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Alice’s Adventures #Tile House Mansion

April 19, 2017

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Year 7 English Summer Term 2017


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Akeley Equestrian Team

April 12, 2017

Akeley Equestrian Team


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Salters’ Festival of Chemistry

April 12, 2017

Salters’ Festival of Chemistry


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History at the Senior School

March 31, 2017

Spring Term History Department


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Year 5 Spring News

March 30, 2017


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Junior School Music News

March 30, 2017

Junior School Spring Term Music News


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ICT at Akeley Wood Junior School

March 30, 2017

ICT at the Junior School


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English

March 30, 2017


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RS at the Senior School

March 30, 2017

RS News


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Year 1 Spring News

March 30, 2017

Year 1 Spring News


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Golfing Success

March 30, 2017


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The Spring Term in Year 2

March 30, 2017

Year 2 Spring Term


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Photography End of Term News

March 28, 2017

Senior School Photography Report


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Art Department End of Spring Term News

March 28, 2017

Art Department End of Spring Term News


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Patterns and Dots

March 28, 2017

Patterns and Dots


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End of Term Football- Junior School

March 28, 2017

Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun. I just can’t believe how quickly this whole term has gone and what another fantastic term of Sport. I’ve seen teams represent in Cross-Country, Swimming, Rugby, Rugby 7s, Football and Netball. We’ve also watched two year groups of boys play Hockey fixtures and that was so much fun.


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End of Term Netball – Junior School

March 28, 2017

Myself and Miss Kandaros have been particularly impressed with the hard work and commitment from all the girls this term from attending morning netball club, break time shooting practice and netball club after school.


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Junior School – Drama News

March 28, 2017

Spring Term Drama


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Junior School Food Technology

March 28, 2017

Junior School Food Technology


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Reception Spring News

March 28, 2017

Spring Term in Reception


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Year 4 Spring Term News

March 28, 2017

Year 4 Spring Term


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Top Notch Coaching Skills

March 27, 2017

Top Notch Coaching Skills


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U11 Netball Cognita Festival

March 27, 2017

On Thursday 23rd March Akeley Wood held their annual Cognita festival. Akeley entered two teams which enabled all the girls in year 6 to represent the school.


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Super Camps

March 25, 2017

Super Camps


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It’s all about the books!

March 24, 2017

Library at the Junior School


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5D’s Assembly

March 24, 2017

Assembly Report Junior School


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Akeley students wow Stables Theatre audience   

March 24, 2017

Stables Music Concert


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A tale of two Mother’s Day breakfasts

March 24, 2017

Mother’s day Breakfast


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Akeley Girls’ Football

March 24, 2017

Year 7,8 &9 Girls Footbal


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Netball District Tournament

March 24, 2017

District Tournament


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U9 B Netball v Maidwell Hall and Winchester House

March 24, 2017

On Tuesday the U9 B netball team played a triangular with Maidwell Hall and Winchester House B.


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New Skills for Year 8

March 23, 2017

New Skills for Year 8 Textiles, Design Technology and Food Technology.


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Shakespeare’s Humour comes alive at Tile House Mansion

March 23, 2017

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Year 8


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Akeley Wood School Project Volunteer Sri Lanka 2017

March 23, 2017

Akeley Wood School Project 2017 with Volunteer Sri Lanka


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Budding Historians meet Historian Andy Robertshaw

March 21, 2017

Lecture to our Year 13 Historians and Year 9 EP Historians on the changing nature of British Warfare 1791-1945.


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U9 Netball Tournament at Bedford

March 20, 2017

U9 Netball Tournament at Bedford


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Christmas Stamp Competition

March 20, 2017

Christmas Stamp Competition


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Year 6 Trip To Tile House Mansion

March 17, 2017

Thursday 9th March- Theme- Festivals


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Insight into the British Army

March 17, 2017

Insight into the British Army


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U12- U13 Football v Wellingborough

March 16, 2017

U12- U13 Football v Wellingborough


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Not quite the Golden Goal

March 15, 2017

On Friday 10th March, 31 pupils from Years 7 and 8 set off on the annual Condover Hall Netball trip. As soon as we arrived the pupils had their dinner and launched straight into activities including abseiling, Jacob’s ladder and rock climbing. The next morning, we were up bright and […]


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Storming the Bastille

March 14, 2017

On Thursday 9th March some students from Years 6 and 7 spent an hour learning about Bastille Day. After finding out what it was all about, the pupils had great fun working in groups to create news bulletins. We had a group of unruly peasants being interviewed about their living […]


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SPF Factor!

March 13, 2017

As part of an Activities Day based around the theme of Festivals, pupils from Year 6 at Wicken Park joined those from Year 7 to conduct an experiment to see which factor of sun cream is the most effective in blocking harmful UV radiation from the sun. They compared SPF […]


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Internet Savvy Equals Internet Safe

March 13, 2017

Internet savvy equals Internet safe On Tuesday 7th March a singer, dancer and song writer called Lexie came to visit us at Tile House Mansion. The purpose of her visit was to talk to us about Internet safety, but first she sang several songs to us. One of her songs was an Ed […]


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Oxford University Trip – Year 12

March 13, 2017

  On Wednesday 8th March, a group of Year 12 Biology and Psychology students went to Oxford University. We were invited by a former Akeley wood student, Bradley Roberts, who is in the first year of his DPhil in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. Bradley discussed his research […]


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U10 Netball v Spratton Hall

March 9, 2017

A Team On Wednesday the U10 A team travelled to Spratton Hall. From the start of the game the girls were up against a very strong and experienced U10 team. The Akeley girls were quickly put under pressure early on and struggled to prevent Spratton Hall from scoring. Akeley continued […]


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U11 Rugby 7s at Bedford Modern

March 8, 2017

Last week started with the U11 7s team playing in a festival at Bedford Modern. The boys started with a win over Bedford Modern B team, which really got them fired up. The final score was 25-0. The second game saw the boys step up a level with a win over Harrold […]


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U10 Football v MK Prep Football Festival

March 8, 2017

Last week saw a 5-a-side U10 team play in the MK Prep Indoor Football Festival. Six teams took part in a round robin and I was delighted for the boys as they finished in third place. They drew three matches – won one and lost one. The last game was a […]


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Science – Year 7

March 7, 2017

Last half of term, Year 7’s covered the Solar system topic. Their project was to make Solar System models. We have had some fabulous examples.   Mrs  Koshal Teacher of Chemistry and Science Akeley Wood School                     Mrs Kushal Science Teacher Akeley […]


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U13 v Bedford Modern

March 6, 2017

On Friday, 3rd March Akeley travelled to Bedford Modern School to participate in their annual sevens tournament and were drawn in a pool with NSB, QE Barnet and heavy weights, Whitgift from London. Whitgift put us to the sword with a first half blitz and were comfortable winners with six […]


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Year 8 Art and Design Trip to The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

March 6, 2017

On Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd March two groups of year 8 students went to Oxford to explore the cultural wonderland which is the Pitt Rivers Museum. By immersing themselves in the huge variety of objects and artefacts, which are presented in an imaginative way, Year 8 were able to […]


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Taking Responsibility

March 6, 2017

On Thursday 2nd March, Year 7 and 8 had an assembly on personal responsibility. At the start of the assembly, Mrs Exarheas gave some notices: there is going to be a Library Club, a House Debating Competition, an opportunity to learn braille, and a BBC Report Day in which lots of other […]


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Vitality Netball Super Ten – Genting Arena

March 3, 2017

On Saturday 25th February myself, Mrs Howkins and 15 students departed Akeley Wood house and headed to the Birmingham Genting Arena for a day of top quality Netball. The first game started at 12pm with a mouth-watering clash between Loughborough Lightning and the newly formed Severn Stars, where the experience […]


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U14 Netball v Sir Henry Floyd

March 3, 2017

On Wednesday 1 March Year 9 A team played Sir Henry Floyd at netball. We got off to a strong start with our defence intercepting balls and our shooters, Maddie and Mia, scoring well. We maintained our strong defence and attack throughout, however, in the last quarter we were getting […]


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Year 9 Historians – VE Celebrations

March 2, 2017

These past few weeks in History our Year 9 Historians have been busy researching how lives were changed during World War Two. We culminated the learning of this topic with a VE Day Celebration lesson. This was a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their own character for the party […]


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Just a dot in the skies

March 2, 2017

On Wednesday 1 March the Junior School held an astronomy evening. Mr Novakovic, and his friends from the Natural History Society, brought along their powerful telescopes and set them up to view the moon, stars and planet Venus. They were visible for about ten minutes until the cloud unfortunately rolled in, […]


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U11 Hockey v Maidwell Hall

March 1, 2017

U11 Hockey v Maidwell Hall On Wednesday the U11 A team played a very tight and competitive match against Maidwell Hall. From the whistle, both teams were evenly matched and this showed in the score line early on. Amelia and Hope worked together really well to prevent Maidwell from scoring […]


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Inspired art by Year 7

February 28, 2017

Following their trip to the Natural History Museum in Oxford where Year 7 pupils spent the morning sketching the insects on display, we have been working on watercolour paintings. We have used contemporary Turkish artist Ergan Inan as inspiration, and the students have achieved great accuracy in their observational drawing […]


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Help For Heroes Non Uniform Day

February 28, 2017

Non uniform day raises £807.67 for Charity The last day of term, 10th February, saw yet another fundraising success for Akeley’s third chosen Charity – Help for Heroes. Students and parents gave generously on this non-uniform day and more than £800 was sent to the charity. A big thank you […]


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Fashion and Textiles now at GCSE and A Level at Akeley Wood School

February 28, 2017

Thinking of a career in the Fashion Industry? With our new revised courses for GCSE and A-Level students have the opportunity to study Fashion and Textiles.  These qualifications provide the practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make real and useful products. The study of Fashion and […]


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Bercow Debate – Annual inter school competition

February 27, 2017

Bercow Debate On Friday 24th February, we held our fourth Bercow Debate, an annual inter school competition, run by Akeley’s Senior Debate team under the watchful eye of the Rt Hon John Bercow MP – who has kindly lent his name to it.   This year, due to unforeseen, last […]


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U12 Netball – Akeley Wood School vs Royal Latin

February 24, 2017

On Tuesday 21st  February the U12 played an away game against the Royal Latin school. Royal Latin had first centre pass. They were doing great passing, which ended up as a goal. Now it was our centre, and we did some accurate passing to the goal but the goal keeper […]


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Exceptional Poetry – Creative and thoughtful

February 24, 2017

As part of her English holiday homework, Julia Normann 7LKJ, made this beautiful poetry diary and here is a selection of her poems. She used a typewriter on scrapbook paper to create a beautiful effect. The poems were inspired by events during Julia’s holiday. The way in which she drew […]


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U14 Netball v Cokethorpe

February 24, 2017

On 22nd February we had a netball match against Cokethorpe. It was so windy and that meant that we had to do short sharp passes. The game got off to a good start, using our short passes well and we had some good shots on goal. Unfortunately, Cokethorpe got the […]


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Sri Lanka Gala Ball fundraiser

February 23, 2017

      Sri Lanka Team 2016 Join us for our fifth annual fundraiser – the biggest yet – in aid of our Volunteer Project in  Sri Lanka. Tickets are now on sale from lisa.stone@akeleywoodschool.co.uk for the Sri Lanka Gala Ball on Friday, 31st March 2017 at the Villiers Ballroom, Buckingham. […]


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Battle of the Bands

February 23, 2017

The Battle of the Bands is part of the Buckinghamshire Learning Trust’s Contemporary Music Strategy and is aimed at aspiring young musicians at secondary schools and we are delighted to announce that Sixth former Tom Brown has made it through to the final. This will be taking place at 6pm on Saturday, […]


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Cupids Bow at Tile House Mansion

February 22, 2017

Cupid’s Bow for Valentine’s Day Just before half term, Tile House Mansion held a Valentine’s Day Cupid Archery Competition. Couples were invited to enter from all Year 7 and 8 forms. The winners were Katie and Calum from 8IB and Jacob and Tyler from 7NBR. Many thanks to Harrison Westcott […]


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Akeley students perform  in High School Musical

February 20, 2017

Past and present Akeley students took to the stage this weekend to perform the Disney hit – High Street Musical at the Stantonbury Theatre. Anaya played the lead, Gabriella, performing alongside Erin Hall, who played the other main part, Sharpay. Erin was a student at Akeley Wood until the end […]


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Akeley Under 12s 7s squad compete in MCS Tournament 

February 20, 2017

After a bruising first game defeat against a much stronger (and bigger) team of giants from Portsmouth Grammar, Akeley raised their game and held their own in a series of closely fought matches against MCS and schools from KES Birmingham and South Wales on Sunday, 5th February. The best performances, however, were reserved […]


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Podium places at the English Alpine Championships

February 20, 2017

Kayne Stanway of 7AOG is back in school this Monday following his latest training and racing block. He spent the week before half term training with his academy team, prior to travelling to Bormio, Italy to compete in the English Alpine Championships which took place in half term week. The English Alpine […]


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Project Volunteer Sri Lanka – News Flash

February 20, 2017

Really exciting news! We have just received our summer challenge, and this year we have been asked to renovate and decorate a ‘safe house’ in which several generations of disabled Sri Lankans, rejected by their families, are looking after one another in really primitive conditions. The oldest residents are in their […]


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Photography Competition #THM

February 17, 2017

Results as follows 1st  – Fergus Bassett 8KS 2nd – Katya Mackenzie 8FH 3rd – Christopher McCarthy-Archdeacon 8KS Highly Commended William  Shepherd 8KS     Fergus Bassett                                               […]


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Jacobsthal Holocaust Memorial Debate 2017 

February 17, 2017

Akeley Wood’s Senior Debate Team was out in force for the Jacobsthal Holocaust Memorial Debate 2017. Initially founded in partnership with Oxford University’s archaeology department, the competition aims to encourage young people to celebrate the importance of free speech and diversity. This year’s event was hosted at Tudor Hall, Bloxham, on Tuesday 7th February […]


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Year 7 and Year 8 Castle Building Competition

February 13, 2017

AWH 2017 History Department Castle Compeition winners 1st Place = Lia Gorman 7MDM 100 House points for Pilgrim! 2nd Place = Ewan Bell 7MDM 75 House points for Pilgrim! 3rd Place = Georgia Winney 7MDM 50 House points for Thompson!   Special Mention = Twana Sayar 7LKJ 25 House points […]


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Noughts & Crosses – Review

February 10, 2017

I was on the edge of my seat, totally gripped, tears pouring down my face, captured in the world of Noughts and Crosses. For a moment, I forgot these were our incredible Akeley Wood Students and believed they were real people, fighting for equality and for their lives. For over […]


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Yr 10 GCSE ART and Yr 12 A Level Photography visit to the dreaming spires of Oxford

February 10, 2017

On Tuesday 7th February, our Art and Design GCSE students spent the day at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The aim of the visit was to produce and collect drawings and sketches from first hand observation, which would then be used to enhance coursework portfolios. The group had diverse interests ranging […]


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Apprentice Talk

February 10, 2017

Sixth Form students were visited by Mel, who is currently an apprentice studying for a medical qualification. She explained the diverse range of apprenticeship opportunities that offer qualifications at degree and Masters level. The students were excited to learn that there is a plethora of careers available – including finance, law and […]


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Hitchhiker’s guide to the Science Department

February 10, 2017

A hitchhiker was welcomed into the Science department today, when year 9 pupils discovered a water snail on some pond weed we had bought to use in an experiment. Pupils looked at the snail under the microscope and we all agreed that he/she was really very cute! We were also interested to […]


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Netball triumph for Year 7 A Team

February 9, 2017

On 4th February 2017, year 7 A team had a netball match against Thornton. Everyone in the team played really well and the defence made lots of good interceptions. In fact, the defence played so well that they only conceded two goals in the first half. We were all quite […]


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Coca-Cola Real Enterprise Challenge

February 9, 2017

Despite one broken foot and an eye wateringly early morning, seven students from 10 EMC (including David Aburad, Sam smith, Jess smith, Jaiten Solano, Jemma Richardson, Ellie Coxall and Matt Lambros) arrived punctually at the iPro Pride Stadium in Derby to take part in the Coca-Cola Real Enterprise Challenge regional […]


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Natural History Museum – Oxford Year 7

February 8, 2017

Natural History Museum – Oxford On 24th January, Year 7 went to Oxford to draw insects and birds from the extensive range of exhibits in the Natural History Museum. Two coaches left Tile House Mansion with the whole of Year 7 and the pupils had a very productive morning.  Everyone […]


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Nigel – The Tile House Mansion History Mascot

February 8, 2017

Hello! My name is Nigel and I’m the TMH History Mascot. I am a Crusader Bear and really enjoy observing all the pupils learn in Room 2.2. This week I’ve been observing Year 7 as they prepare for their assessment on the murder of Thomas Becket. I’m pleased to report […]


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