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Grease Is The Word!

GreaseIsambard Community School is proud to announce that the annual production this year will be Grease.

As always the production will staged at the Wyvern Theatre with two performances, one on Tuesday 15th July and the other on Wednesday 16th July.

Tickets are available via the Wyvern box office and would make great inexpensive gifts. The show promises to be a fantastic night out for all the family.

Isambard Shows Off Its Talent

On the 12th of March we held our annual talent show which has become a cultural highlight in the school. Its not only the students who compete for the honour of winning points for their house (and a cash prize), but competition for those house points is also fierce amongst staff performers.

Isambard Shows Of Its Talent

Last night Georgia in Year 11 triumphed with her passionate rendition of ‘This is a Man’s World’, but the audience were also treated to Irish Dancing, beat-boxing, Bollywood dancing and extreme skipping! Students from all year groups took part in the show which was attended by an enthusiastic audience of parents and friends. One parent commented:

I had a very enjoyable and entertaining evening in the audience…..the talent was very inspiring and the atmosphere friendly and good fun.

World Book Day 2014

World Book Day took place on Thursday 6th March and was a celebration of authors, illustrators and the pleasure that books bring people of all ages. World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

World Book Day 2014

Isambard celebrated World Book Day by encouraging Year 7 and 8 students (and a few brave members of staff) to dress up as their favourite book characters. The costumes were fantastic with everyone making a huge effort and we were able to raise £156.85 for the Book Trust.

Students Win 2 Awards At STEM Event

On 12th February students from Isambard attended the ‘Super Sonic @ The Big Bang’ event at the University of the West of England. We were recognised for the outstanding work our students are doing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Isambard Students Win 2 Awards At STEM Event

Winner of the ‘Best Communicator’ award went to Calista and Ben won ‘Best Presentation’, they received the award from UWE’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve West. Read more...

Isambard Receives The Prince’s Teaching Institute Mark

Isambard receives The Prince’s Teaching Institute MarkIsambard Community School is pleased to receive The Prince’s Teaching Institute Mark for 2012/13.

The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) launched the Schools Programme in 2007 to recognise and reward school departments that develop inspirational ideas and activities which enhance the teaching of Art, English, History, Geography, Science, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages and Music, regardless of their pupils’ backgrounds or abilities. It is run as a membership group for school departments that choose to commit to increasing the challenge of their subject provision.

Our Mathematics and Science departments received the Mark in recognition of the department’s work that was inspired by membership of the Schools Programme carried out in 2012/13.

Mrs Mattey says, ‘We are delighted to have been awarded the PTI Mark for our Mathematics and Science department’s innovative work, and will be proud to carry the Mark as evidence of our commitment to inspirational teaching.’ Read more...

Year 7 Artsblast Performance

Year 7 Artsblast Performance

What a great way to celebrate the end of term! A choir of over 200 year 7 students sang a selection of songs to an appreciate audience of parents. This was the culmination of a singing project which introduced every year 7 student to the highlights of the American song repertoire. Accompanied by Isambard’s excellent jazz band, they gave sweetly sung renditions of classics such as Blue Moon, Somewhere over the Rainbow and King of the Swingers.

Older students supported the event by providing technical and front of house support at what has become an annual event to celebrate the end of a period of intensive arts activities called ‘Artsblast’. Our music department staff, Mr Jones and Mr Dobson feel that it is important to give all of our students an opportunity to perform in front of an audience at an early stage in their journey through Isambard. Hopefully, lots of our Year 7 students will be inspired to take part in our production of ‘Grease’ at the Wyvern Theatre on 16 and 17 July.

Hour Of Code

Hour Of Code

Students all across the globe have been taking part in an “Hour of Code” as part of Computer Science Education Week (9-13th December 2013). So far 12,687,354 students around the world have taken part and we are pleased and proud of the Isambard students this number includes. The initiative has exposed over 12 million students to programming and over a quarter billion lines of code have been written during the week, by students in 170 countries. Read more...

Post 16 Provision Information

Information regarding post 16 providers, including apprenticeships, can be found here.

Peace Project Winner

On Monday 11th of November, Isambard hosted the “Lions Club Peace Project” for the second time, and we are delighted to announce Isambard Year 8 student Cameron won the competition on a school level and will now progress to the national selection.

Peace Project Winner

The global project encourages children between the ages of 11-13 to express their vision for world peace through posters, which are then judged to decide who will progress to the next stage of selection before an overall winner is chosen. Isambard would like to congratulate Cameron and wish him luck in the national selection.

To see Cameron's winning entry click here. For more information on the Lions Club and the “peace project” please see their website.

Report It To Isambard

Isambard has designed it's own online Reporting Tool (similar to the CEOP button). We can help and protect you both online and in and around school and your local community.

Report It To Isambard

If someone has acted inappropriately online towards you or someone you know, you can report it directly to the school. It could be inappropriate chat online, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone asking to meet up. It could also be that you feel unsafe in school or on the way home.

Whatever your worry or concern, you can now report it either anonymously or by providing your name. Reports cannot always be treated confidentially. If we feel you are in danger or at risk we will share the concern with other professionals.Information will be analysed too so that we can further improve our e-safety and anti-bulling work in school.

The reporting tool can be found by clicking on the icon on the homepage of our main site or directly at: www.isambardreportingtool.co.uk.

Isambard Receives Second Artsmark Gold Award

Achieving Artsmark is a great accolade. It demonstrates that our arts provision is broad, balanced and of high quality and that our school is committed and dedicated to the development of the arts across our community.

Little Shop Of Horrors

Kirsty Winnan, Assistant Headteacher responsible for arts and media, says ‘we are thrilled that our passion for creativity and our exciting arts offer has been recognised by Ofsted and the Arts Council.

Our local community can get involved by attending our annual Lantern Parade on Wednesday 23 October or by viewing the work of our talented art students at our annual Art Show on 26 September.

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