Speaker’s Trust Competition

On Feb 1st Davina and Ashleigh, both in Year 10, took part in the Speaker’s Trust competition. Both girls commented on the experience saying that it was nerve wracking but gave them an opportunity to build their confidence. Ashleigh and Davina were selected to take part from over...
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Holocaust Survivor to visit Etone Sixth Form

On 14 February 2019 our Sixth Form will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Martin Stern, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). The testimony will be followed by a question and answer session to enable students to better understand the nature...
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Year 7 Lunch Club

Since November a small group of Y7 students have been attending our ‘Social Dining Lunch Club’.  The students get together every lunch time to make new friends and have the opportunity to play board games together.  ‘Mousetrap’ and ‘Snakes and Ladders’ have been firm favourites...
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Gory GCSEs

BTEC sport students in years 9 and 10 have recently been studying physiology and anatomy as part of their course. Part of this topic involved studying the heart and how it works. Some of our exceptional pupils took their learning one step further and attended our extra-curricular...
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A Trip to Bristol

Year 10 geography students embarked from Etone College on a cold January morning barely after the sun had risen, were they bothered by this fact? Yes, a few were but that did nothing to quell the excitement in the air for their first official field trip into a city and what a...
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Poets in the Making

With a record number of entries this year, 22 of our students from years 7 to 10 have been successful in having their poetry published in an anthology of poetry called ‘Poetry Escape’.  As part of their literacy activity programme during the autumn term students explored...
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Table Tennis Takes Off

Table tennis has really taken off at Etone college.   We have been having lots of students attending the satellite club and staying on until 5pm on Thursday nights. 5 of the students got selected to enter the local town championships on the 2nd February. Out of the 5, 3 of them...
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Child Development Visit Anker Moore Primary

The year 10 child development group went on a visit to Anker Moore primary school in Tamworth. On arrival we were greeted by the head teacher, Mr Russel, and we spoke about the activities we were going pursue throughout the visit. Whilst speaking to Mr Russel he introduced us to...
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Year 8 Willmott Dixon Enrichment Programme

So far this year, Y8 Technology lessons have been packed with fun! Mrs Beasley is a great teacher and makes life easier when it comes to making things! Also on hand to help everyone is the school’s carpenter Steve, who always helps those in need of the work. Here is what we made...
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Performing Arts Updates

We are currently in our second rotation of three in our newly formed Performing Arts lessons. Pupils will be covering dance, drama and audition skills as part of their Performing Arts experience. In drama students are focusing on the Blood Brothers play. With dance focusing on...
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End of Term Arrangements

I am writing to inform you about the arrangements for the end of term. School will close for pupils at 12.30pm on Thursday 20th December. Pupils entitled to free school meals should collect a packed lunch during break time. On Friday 14th December, pupils will be allowed to wear...
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Table Tennis Club

We have had a great turn out for Table tennis this half term at Etone college. Some students have really taken to the sport and have been attending regularly, making full use of the satellite club being ran from our school. With some of these students playing and training for two...
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True Life Conference Trip

On Wednesday 21st November 2018 year 12 and 13 Psychology, Sociology & Law students from Etone Sixth Form attended a True Life Conference in Birmingham run by ex-offenders entitled ‘Life Behind Bars’. The conference gave the students an excellent ‘once in a lifetime’...
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STEM Roadshow

On Friday 16th November, Etone College hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshop, led by the BAE Systems Roadshow team in partnership with the RAF and Royal Navy.  They presented their brand new show for 2018 “It’s a Numbers Game” to all Year 7 and...
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Restart a Heart Week

Etone college students participated in Restart a Heart week. Duke of Edinburgh participants and many students from KS3 were given the opportunity to learn CPR which is a vital skill for young people who may be able to help someone suffering from a cardiac arrest. “CPR stands for...
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Netball Trip

Year 7 pupils enjoyed a trip to the Wasps Netball Community event which was held at the Ricoh arena on the 15th November. The afternoon involved pupils developing their netball skills in practices that were led by coaches and players from Wasps netball.  Pupils also had the...
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International Links

On Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th November, Etone College hosted a group of 6 Chinese visitors. Our 6 guests were all teachers at schools in the Chinese city of Shenzhen and were keen to learn about what life was like in British schools. Over the course of the two days, our...
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Remembrance Week

November brought us all a reminder of the sacrifices that were made for us in the past. On the week leading up to the Centenary celebrations, Year 7 and 8 completed a number of Remembrance starters and a few super stars entered a poetry competition surrounding the theme of...
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Careers Day

On 25th October, Etone held a whole school Careers Day. The aim of the day was to inspire pupils’ exploration of career opportunities, expand their networks and open their eyes to exciting employment opportunities. The Gatsby Foundation ‘Good Career Guidance’ Report states that...
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Fundraising for JDRF

Etone College choir has been involved in a fundraising project for a charity called JDRF. This is a charity that funds research into ways of improving the lives of children with Type 1 Diabetes, with a cure being the ultimate goal. Type 1 Diabetes is an unpreventable, autoimmune...
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Marcus Jones MP visits Etone’s MacMillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 28 September, Etone College hosted a MacMillan Coffee Morning to raise money for people facing cancer. We were delighted to have over 100 parents and carers turn up to the event along with our local MP Marcus Jones. Mr Jones was given a guided tour of the school with...
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Open Evening 2018

Etone College Open Evening is being held on Thursday 4th October from 5.30-7.30pm. Open Morning will take place on Friday 5th October (by appointment only) from 9.30-11.00am.
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Etone College Maintains Strong Performance in GCSE Results

Etone College is celebrating yet another successful set of GCSE results with many subjects performing above national averages. Pupils continue to achieve strongly at grade 4 or above in both English and Maths and more pupils have achieved the government’s Ebacc measure. With the...
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Etone College Sixth Form Success in 2018 Results

Etone College continues to build on success with another excellent year of A-Level results. In a time of curriculum change and the introduction of new specifications, the school continues to provide a high quality Post-16 provision. The 2018 results show students making excellent...
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Sports Day

This year saw the Year 9 and 10 pupils first to arrive at the Pingles Stadium where some of them took part in their last ever Sports Day. The competition was fierce between the houses and the rivalries that had developed throughout the year, in other competitions, remained...
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Wasps Netball Tournament

The Year 7 Netball team had the great privilege of attending the Wasps Netball tournament on Wednesday 11th July. We travelled over to the great facilities at Bablake School in Coventry. This is the home of the Wasps Netball Academy. Here coaches from the Wasps team train...
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Horsing Around!

Six pupils from Etone were recently lucky enough to be chosen to take part in an Equine Assisted Learning Programme at Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Equestrian Centre, Galley Common, Nuneaton. The first session took place on 30th April followed by one session a week for the...
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PSHE – Healthy Eating

During Year 7 PSHE this term we have looked at Healthy Eating, following a week of activities and assemblies on this topic. Pupils in 7D1 looked at a range of fruits and vegetables- some of which they hadn’t seen before or didn’t even recognise! As part of this week, pupils were...
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Business and IT – End of Year Round Up

Well it has been a busy end of the year in Business and IT. All pupils have been working hard to discover their various talents within their subjects. In ICT pupils have been discovering their inner bloggers and finding out how influential social media is within marketing...
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Mathematics – Enrichment Activities

For the first week of Enrichment Activities, the Maths Department decided to focus on the relationship between Maths and Art.  All too often Maths is seen to have a standard format of here is the question, what is the answer, and as Mathematicians, we felt that the ‘love’ of this...
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Wilmott Dixon – Industrial Experience

Willmott Dixon is a family run construction business which operates all across the country. They believe in putting people and the community first. Every year they invest £2.5 million to improve the wellbeing of the community and in 2017 they received the giving back award. They...
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Create & Technology Overview

This year in Design & Technology, we have done many remarkable things. We started the year off with something simple by working with wood. Not many of us had been in the workshop before so Mrs Beasley taught us all about the tools and how to use them safely, along with what...
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STEM Activities

‘INSIGHT INTO ENGINEERING’ AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK On Tuesday 26th June, a selected group of year 8 went to Warwick University for an ‘Insight into Engineering’ day. The pupils had the opportunity to speak to engineers at different stages in their careers, participate in a...
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Visit to the Black Country History Museum

On Wednesday 11th July, the Humanities faculty took 95 Year 8 pupils to the Black Country Museum as part of their enrichment fortnight. The aim of the trip was for pupils to gain a better and more in-depth understanding of life in the Industrial Revolution and aspects of how life...
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It’s all in the ‘Shakespeare-ience!’

Year 7 pupils were treated to a day of creative delight as part of their enrichment activities in English.  Using ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as a stimulus, the pupils were given the opportunity to watch the play and following this, they then worked in groups to create a drama...
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Year 7 go see ‘The Tempest’

Shakespeare’s tale of illusion and revenge was brought vividly to life for our Year 7 pupils in Oddsocks’ production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ at the Belgrade Theatre. Year 7s were entertained with the musical and sci-fi adaptation. Once on board the spaceship...
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Lights! Camera! Action! BBC Mailbox Workshop

Pupils at Etone College were transported to the newsroom on Friday 29th June 2018 as they got a chance to visit the BBC at the Mailbox and get involved in the BBC School report newsroom. The BBC school report is a project run by BBC News, which allows pupils to have the...
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Adventures in Paris

Last week we were very privileged to be taken on an unforgettable trip to Paris. After a long and tiring morning of travelling we checked in to the Hotel Louis Blanc and the new experiences began immediately. We made our way to the metro station where we took the subway to the...
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Progress Praise Awards Evening 2018

We were honoured to welcome an ex Etone pupil, Retired Corporal of the Grenadier guard, Mr Scott Blaney, as the keynote speaker at this year’s Progress Praise Awards on the 4th July. He was truly an inspiration to those pupils in the audience who understand the meaning of effort...
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Year 11 – Class of 2018

Tuesday 12th June 2018 marked the last full school day for Etone College’s Year 11 pupils. Although Year 11 pupils still need to come into school for revision sessions and exams, it was the last time all of Year 11 would be together at Etone College. Year group photos taken...
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