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Cancellation of Stowmarket High School Celebration Event, 21st March 2020

It is with huge regret, that due to the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, that I am forced to cancel this historic event. I have taken into consideration that we were expecting at least 300 people, with a number who would fall into the Government defined 'most vulnerable' category. In this once in a lifetime defining moment, public health has to override sentimentality. I did not want to do this but this is the only sensible course of action to take.

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Year 7 Smart Card

As you know all Year 7s have a SMART card and the trial is now well underway but recently some have lost their card which results in the sanction of an after-school detention, please can you work with your child at home to ensure it is kept safe.  If students happen to forget their card, they should see the Head of Year who will issue a temporary one for that day.  Please also stress to your son/daughter the importance of making sure cards are not left in blazers when they go in the wash. 

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School Committee and FOSH

If you are interested in supporting the school either in the more formal setting of our School Committee (formerly our governors), or the more informal fund-raising work of the Friends of Stowmarket High (FOSH).  Just call the main reception and we can talk you through what either would entail.  Or, email our School Liaison Officer Julie Cooper:

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Visit from Costumier Alumna Eleanor Bronwyn Hughes

GCSE and A-Level textiles pupils were treated to a visit from a professional Costumier last half term. Eleanor Bronwyn Hughes attended Stowmarket High and studied Textiles at A-Level, leaving in 2016. She went on to study Costume Interpretation at the University of the Arts London, where she created a wide range of interesting and historically inspired garments. Eleanor has worked in a variety of areas within the textiles industry such as a dresser in London Fashion week and on TV shows including Call the Midwife and Peaky Blinders, as well as working on opera and theatre productions.  The pupils were given a wide range of garments and textiles to handle as Eleanor talked them through her journey from A-Level to Degree and beyond.

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Students from Wood Ley Primary School join our Science lessons

This week, the Science department has entertained all of the Year 6 students of Wood Ley Primary School. The students came up over 3 days to learn more about the Circulatory system and got stuck into activities including a Heart dissection, making models of the blood and measuring the capacity of their Lungs! Our sixth form students Zoe, Zuhra, Ebony and Imke made excellent teachers in guiding the students through their activities.

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Poppy Bingham Hearing Impaired Swimming Gala

Congratulations to Poppy and her team!
On January 28th Poppy Bingham from year 9 was part of the Suffolk team who competed at the National Deaf Secondary Swimming Championships in London. Poppy is a committed member of Stowmarket Swimming Club and this is the fourth year running she has been invited to attend.
Poppy and the Suffolk team took home the bronze medal for the second year running.

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Special Guest Visitors

We were delighted to host a very special meeting this week; the visit of a group of ex Stowmarket Grammar School students who attended here many moons ago. One of the cohort was 91 years old! They had a wonderful visit and loved seeing spaces such as the gym which they said had hardly changed at all since their day. They regaled us with stories from the past, including tales of sadistic teaching methods, award winning rugby teams and the requirement to wear house slippers!

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Trip to the recycling centre Claydon

Last week Mr Howes, Site Manager ran an excellent trip to the recycling centre at Claydon. The students had an excellent and highly inspirational tour, seeing the extraordinary world of a large-scale recycling plant. A great trip, and as environmental impact is something we need to consider more at our school, a really worthwhile experience.

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