Forthcoming Events, Quiz Results, Community Events and Apprenticeship Info

Forthcoming Events

Monday 25th March

Year 9 immunisations 9.30am – 12noon

Burton Art Gallery trip 12.30pm – 3.10pm

Year 7 boys’ football v Bude – away – 3.10pm – 5.15pm

U14 girls’ football at home – 3.45pm – 4.50pm

Tuesday 26th March

GCSE Food practical 8.50am – 3.10pm

Year 7 netball tournament at Park School – 12pm-5.30pm

Year 8 boys’ football v Bude – at home – 3.45pm – 4.50pm

Year 11 revision evening for parents and students – 5.30pm – 7pm

Wednesday 27th March

U13 girls’ rugby tournament – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Thursday 28th March

GCSE Food practical 8.50am – 3.10pm

Year 8 netball v Bude – away – 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Friday 29th March

GCSE Food practical 8.50am – 3.10pm

GCSE Music recording day (composing) 8.50am – 3.10pm

Cashless catering registration day 8.50am – 3.10pm

PTFA Bingo night – doors open 6.45pm – eyes down 7.30pm

Monday 1st April

Cultural Champions to complete workshops with Year 8 students 8.50am – 3.10pm

HLC Handball Festival 12:45pm – 2:45pm

Year 9 Football v Launceston – at home – 3.45pm – 5.15pm 15:45 – 17:15

Wednesday 3rd April

U13 North Devon netball tournament at Park School 12pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 4th April

GCSE PE moderation 9am – 3.10pm

Friday 5th April

GCSE Music recording day (performing) 8.50am – 3.10pm

Last day of Spring Term

Tuesday 23rd April

First day of Summer Term

Quiz results

Poseidon 84

Highest groups KB & PB 16

Zeus 64

Highest group DB 17

Apollo 63

Highest group AV 16

Thor 54

Highest group JS 16

Question 11 of 20:

True or false, the number of students taking French or German in UK schools has more than doubled in the past five years.


False – Language learning is at its lowest level in the UK’s secondary schools since the turn of the millennium, with German and French falling most. There has been a drop of between 30% and 50% since 2013 in the numbers taking GCSE language courses in the worst affected areas in England.

Forthcoming Events, Quiz Results, Community Events, Apprenticeships & College Open Days

Forthcoming Events

Monday 4th March

HLC Dance Festival 12.45-2.45pm

Tuesday 5th March

PTFA Meeting – 6pm – all welcome

Monday 11th March

Year 8 A & B North Devon netball tournament at Park – 1.30pm – 6pm

Year 10 Football v Launceston – away – 13.10pm – 5.15pm

Tuesday 12th March

Year 8 Southwest netball tournament at Bude 1pm – 6pm

Year 7 Parents’ Evening 4pm – 7pm

Friday 15th March

KS3 musicians’ sinfonia festival in Barnstaple – 8.50am – 3.10pm

Quiz results

Poseidon 91

Highest group MG/NB 19

Thor 86

Highest group JS 17

Apollo 73

Highest groups NTR/PL 16

Zeus 65

Highest groups JG/DB 17

Question 14 of 20:

Which area has the westernmost point on the island of Britain? 
a. Cornwall, England  
b. Pembrokeshire, Wales   
c. Highland, Scotland


c. Highland, Scotland – Corrachadh Mòr lies at the western end of the Ardnamurchan peninsula in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, and is the most westerly point on the island of Great Britain. Many people forget that the island of Britain ‘tips’ west, as it is often displayed in a more upright position.

Local Apprenticeships

Year 11s – Please come to see Mrs Cobbledick if you would like any further information on these roles:

 Holsworthy Apprenticeships: 

  • Swannacott Manor Meats is delighted to be able to offer a butchery apprenticeship. This is an excellent opportunity for a person who is self-motivated, committed and wishing to build a long term career.
  • Apprentice Stockperson, Ellacott Brothers – Beaworthy. This is a good opportunity for an apprentice to gain valuable experience, working on a successful farm, whilst gaining an industry recognised qualification.

Okehampton Apprenticeships:

  • Horticulture and Landscape Apprenticeship, Okehampton Town Council. This is an exciting opportunity to gain a horticulture and landscape operative apprenticeship whilst working with Okehampton Town Council. The apprentice will assist in maintaining the wide variety of open spaces in Okehampton, available for the public to frequent, such as Simmons Park.
  • Agriculture Apprentice. A & E J Kirk & Son. If you are interested in increasing your knowledge of the agriculture industry then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you. Heanton Barton are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to become part of the team on their Dairy Farm.

Launceston Apprenticeships:

  • Apprentice Stockperson. An exciting opportunity has arisen for somebody who is passionate about farming to work, with Rich at West Honiton Farm, as an Apprentice Stockperson. Learning on the job to gain an industry recognised qualification.
  • ATA Apprentice Branch Assistant – for a leading electrical wholesaler. The candidate will start in the Warehouse picking and packing products and then move into all other areas of the business (Sales, Customer Service and some basic Admin). We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic candidate who wants to make a career in this industry.
  • Customer Service Apprentice (Business Developer) HOWDEN JOINERY LIMITED. You will learn how to work effectively in a depot customer facing, you will also ensure Health and Safety requirements are met and company policies are adhered to.
  • Apprentice Stockperson, Richard Carpenter Screech. An exciting opportunity has arisen for somebody who is passionate about farming to work, with Rich at West Honiton Farm, as an Apprentice Stockperson. Learning on the job to gain an industry recognised qualification.

Bradworthy Apprenticeships:

Hospitality Team member Apprenticeship, The Farmers Arms(Woolsery) Ltd. A great opportunity to understand front and back of house roles. Working alongside a very skilled set of chefs headed up by the head chef.

 Bideford Apprenticeships:

Gymnastics Coach Apprenticeship – THE NORTH DEVON DISPLAY GYMNASTICS CLUB, Bideford. We currently looking for an Apprentice to train as a gymnastics coach and an activity leader.

Forthcoming Events, Quiz Results, Open Events and Apprenticeship Info

Forthcoming Events

Week B

Monday 4th February

Year 10 football v Bude – away – 3.10pm – 5.15pm

Year 8 football at home – 3.40pm – 4.40pm

Tuesday 5th February

Year 9 KS4 Curriculum Information Evening 6pm – 8pm

Year 10 football v St Joseph’s 2.15pm – 3.30pm

Wednesday 6th February

Early help 4 mental health parents’ information evening

3.45pm – 5.30pm

Week B

Monday 11th February

Dartmoor MAT AGM 5pm at Okehampton College

Wednesday 13th February

Year 10 North Devon netball tournament at Park School 1.30pm – 6pm

Thursday 14th February

Year 7 football v St Joseph’s – at home – 2.15pm – 3.30pm

Friday 15th February

Last day of first half of Spring Term

Monday 25th February

First day of second half of Spring Term

Quiz results

Poseidon 93

Highest group MG/NB 19

Zeus 86

Highest group CW/CH/SH 17

Thor 82

Highest group JS 19

Apollo 45

Highest group 18

Question 5 of 20:

What type of eclipse was the ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ that excited stargazers recently?
a. full lunar eclipse 
b. partial lunar eclipse 
c. solar eclipse


full lunar eclipse – The “super” part comes from the fact that the Moon will be near its closest approach to the Earth – when it will be marginally bigger in the sky than usual. The “wolf” part comes from the name given to full moons in January – “wolf moons”. “Blood’ refers to the red tinge the moon gets while Earth shades it from the sun. The event is the last chance for sky watchers in the UK to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029.




The next few weeks can be a fantastic time to help your child to reflect on what they might want for their future and to start to get their apprenticeship applications ready.

New apprenticeships are being developed and released all the time through The Institute for Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships are real jobs and therefore individuals will need to participate in a competitive application, recruitment and selection process. For some employers this could be a fairly short process of an application and interview, but for other positions this could mean months of working through multiple application stages and activities. It is likely that your child will need to apply for a few vacancies before they are successful in securing the perfect apprenticeship for them.

Click on the link to read the Parents’ Pack Apprenticeship Information for help, information and recommendations of how to keep your child on track to securing an apprenticeship that they will be happy in.