Read if you dare…

If you think there is nothing better than reading a thrilling story, one that grips you so tightly and puts your senses on alert simply through the power of words, you are wrong…

Writing a story that includes unbearable tension, immense suspense and spooky atmosphere can be as exciting and rewarding!

The English department had cast spells on SWSC pupils, which made them say and write hair-rising, bewitched and electrifying mini-sagas. Pupils from KS3 and KS4 created their own original mini-sagas and submitted them for the National Young Writers Competition. Funny and creepy, scary and odd, the pupils’ work has been ignited by their imagination and with a little bit of extra work outside their usual lessons (!) they achieved truly inspiring and petrifying results.

Take a look below at some of our favourite so far.

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World of Work Day

On Tuesday 12th July  Year 8 students had the chance to talk to a number of employers about the jobs they do. Attendees included: Solihull SOLO, WM Housing Group, Solihull College, Ex Students Alex Drinkwater who is a Chef & RAF Officer Jodi, Solihull Community Housing and the Police. Students had a great day.

One student from Bay house stated ‘I would like the chance to do volunteering work in the future, it seems like a really worthwhile opportunity’

World of work day


Transition Events Give Pupils A Taster

AMAOver the past 2 weeks, our new Year 7 cohort have experienced three great events.

On Wednesday 6th July, over 230 incoming pupils experienced one day at Smith’s Wood Sports College. Pupils left excited for the new start in September following some enjoyable lessons delivered by teaching staff and support staff.

On Tuesday 12th July, over 50 pupils were presented with a certificate by Mrs Miller for their outstanding efforts on the Smooth Transition Programme run by Gareth Cushion. Pupils built confidence, self-esteem and respect for one another as a result of this unique opportunity where they explored the Lickey Hills and Creation Climbing Centre.

Transition 2016

Transition 2016

On Thursday 14th July, we hosted parents/carers as well as pupils for the New Intake Evening. This year we welcomed more pupils, parents and carers than ever before. Pupils were introduced to their form tutors and tutor group and parents/carers met the principals Mrs Miller and Mrs Craig. Many left with nothing but positive words to say about the evening.

Thank you to all who attended these events and we look forward to working closely with you over the next 5 years.

Term Dates 2016 – 2017

Term / Holiday Dates
Autumn Term Monday 5 September to Friday 21 October (Pupils return Wednesday 7)
Autumn Half Term Saturday 22 October to Sunday 30 October
Autumn Term Monday 31 October to Friday 16 December
Christmas Holiday Saturday 17 December to Monday 2 January
Spring Term Tuesday 3 January  to Friday 17 February
Spring Half Term Saturday 18 February to Sunday 26 February
Spring Term Monday 27 February to Friday 7 April
Easter Holiday Saturday 8 April to Sunday April 23
Summer Term Monday 24 April  to Friday 26 May
Summer Half Term Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June
Summer Term Monday 5 June 5 to Tuesday 26 July
Summer Holiday Wednesday 26 July to Sunday 3 September