Secondary Update – End of Term 1 Academic Year 2017-18

January 11, 2018

Term 1 – end of term update from Secondary Principal

The Secondary phase at Bromsgrove has gone from strength to strength this academic year and has been packed full of inspirational learning opportunities and innovative and holistic opportunities for students to embrace the wider enrichment of education.


We started our final week of term with the Big House Christmas Quiz which is now an annual event and it was wonderful to see all students taking part in a fun and fact-filled general knowledge Kahoot quiz in the auditorium. There were different quizzes for different year groups and even one for the staff; leading to a friendly, competitive and somewhat festive atmosphere to start our week. We have also had the Christmas assembly where students from Key Stage 3 showcased the music that they have been learning this term with a mixture of Christmas favourites and also popular songs. The Christmas Fayre organised and ran by our Secondary tutor groups allowed everyone to get into the Winter Spirit with games and delicious treats, with all profits going to our chosen House Charities. We have also recently enjoyed our inaugural House Debate competition, with the final taking place on the stage and Junior and Senior teams competing with two different motions. The quality of argument and rebuttal was superb and the rest of the school got behind the participants to support them. Students are already asking for more opportunities for debate so House Debate is here to stay!


I have also been so impressed with our students’ commitment this term. Not only have they shown themselves to be dedicated to their studies but also they have shown a keen awareness of their role as Global Citizens and developed and carried out a number of fundraising activities for their House Charities as well as, in the case of Year 13, for their Challenge Week project. Their enthusiasm for Service Learning seems to know no bounds, and I look forward to seeing this continue in Term 2.


None of the above could be possible without the hard work and enthusiasm of teachers and support staff, so I invite you to join me in wishing them a restful Christmas holiday which, I am sure you agree, they fully deserve! Also, thank you to you, the parents, for your support and I look forward to seeing you in January 2018.


Wishing you a happy holiday,


Ruth Young

Secondary Principal