We are currently working on our exciting new production of "Private Peaceful" which will be showcased on the 5th and 6th of February in 2024. Written by British author Michael Morpurgo and first published in 2003, it is about a fictional young soldier called Thomas "Tommo" Peaceful, who is looking back on his brother Charlie's execution by firing squad. The story focusses on the harsh realities of English rural life and warfare, and highlights the British Army's practice of executing its own soldiers during the First World War. Morpurgo was inspired to write the novel after learning about the around 300 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were shot for crimes like desertion and cowardice. The novel helped further the campaign to grant posthumous pardons to the men, which were agreed and implemented by the UK Government in 2006.
Private Peaceful won the 2004 Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award and has been adapted into a stage play, a radio play and a film.
Our talented cast are working hard in after school rehearsals. The art department and the technology department are busy designing and
creating the set design and props while the performing arts team focus on the
choreography, direction, vocal tuition and band rehearsals.
“The PE department endeavours to instil a love for lifelong participation of physical activity for all students.“
Our curriculum is supported by a healthy offer of city-wide competitions in a wide variety of sports and a variety of after school clubs.
Monday - Girls Football - Miss Noel
Tuesday - Y7 and Y10 Boys Football (alternate weeks) - Mr Belshaw
Y7/8 Basketball - Mr Smith
Wednesday - Y8 and Y11 Boys Football (alternate weeks) - Mr Smith
KS3 Fitness - Ms Tasmin Beresford
Wednesday - All Years - Dance - Miss Giblin
Thursday - Y9 Boys Football - Mr Smith / Mr Sutton Smith