Entries by Clare Pomfrey

Sports Day 2019 Information for Parents

Stanborough Sports Days are on Tuesday 9th July and Wednesday 10th July. Tuesday 9th July: Years 7 and 9 come to school in PE kit. (They will need equipment and books for normal lessons in case of bad weather.) They will have Sports Day periods 1, 2, 3 and 4. Period 5 is normal lessons. […]

District Athletics 2019

Mr Harris, Joint Curriculum  Leader: PE, writes: After a long summer of athletics in some indifferent weather, Stanborough’s athletes took part in the annual District Athletics Championships at Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead. Stanborough competed against all 12 schools from the district which includes very talented athletes from all girls’, private and selective schools such Dame […]

Medical Mavericks

Ms Jolly, Teacher of Science, writes: On Friday 28th June, we welcomed Medical Mavericks to Stanborough School for the first time. Newly qualified medic, Ollie, and student doctor, Eashan, first introduced our students from Years 7, 8 and 9 to some of the 350 different careers available in the NHS, including paramedics, physiotherapists and phlebotomists.  […]

Armed Forces Day – Fly the Flag

Mrs Wallis, HLTA and Deputy Year Leader: Y10 writes: To show support for our military community both serving and retired, at home and aboard, the Council organised a Flag Raising ceremony and Stanborough School were lucky enough to be invited to attend with a small number of students. The Mayor raised the Armed Forces Day […]

A Visit from Quantum Theatre

Miss Wolff, Primary Liaison for English, writes: On the 19th of June, all Year 7 students had the opportunity to watch Quantum Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Year 7s have been reading this text in their English lessons, and this performance gave students the opportunity to better understand Shakespeare’s language and […]

Dance Showcase 2019

Miss Smith, Subject Leader: Dance, writes: Congratulations to all the dancers who took part in this year’s Dance Showcase. The event celebrated the talents of a wide variety of Stanborough students including dance club students, BTEC classes and our Dance Captains. Many students also took advantage of our audition process and the competition was tough […]

Year 11 Leavers Assembly

Mrs Vlijter, Assistant Headteacher, writes:  Last Friday saw the last main GCSE exam for our Year 11 students (let’s not forget the final Polish writing exam this week!). There were tears as students engaged in that rite of passage of writing farewell messages on each other’s shirts, and collecting leaver’s hoodies. We had a fantastic […]

Future First Employability Sponsored by IGD

Mrs Adams, Life Skills Leader & HLTA with Careers, writes: A fantastically motivational morning was had by Year 9 as they met 16 employers from Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield. The sessions were led by Future First Employability which are sponsored by IGD, a research and training charity, who use a percentage of their profits […]

Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Canoe Training

Miss Bowen, RE, Philosophy & Ethics Teacher, writes: Last weekend a group of Year 10s completed their Duke of Edinburgh Canoe training ready for them to complete their Canoeing Expedition in a few weeks’ time. On the first day of training the students got to grips with handling the canoes and working in pairs on […]