Lipson The Co-operative Academy

Lipson Co-operative Academy


Principal's Blog 13th January 2017

This week has seen our school really thrive as the term proceeds. Year 11 and 13 have been involved in PPEs (pre-public examinations – ‘mocks’ if you are old school like me) and the students’ preparation and engagement in preparation for this has been remarkable.

Our PE department has gotten 2017 off to a flying start – their results at recent matches has showcased the high level of coaching and sportsmanship on offer here at Lipson.

Year 8 boys football against All Saints  6-2  (4 of the goals scored by Robbie Traynor).

Year 7 Girls football against Plymstock  4-0

                                    against Eggbuckland  9-0

                                    against Sir John Hunt  4-0

Year 11 boys football against St. Boniface 3-1  (Goals scored by Harry Addis).

Our Year 9 netball teams also found out that they are at the top of the league for the city. Great performances by our sports teams and we are looking forward to some more excellent results over this term.

I had the pleasure of attending a Year 7 History class to be shown their latest homework activity. Students had been studying medieval history and had been tasked with designing and building their own castle. I was very impressed at the designs – they ranged from being made out of clay, cardboard and even cake – I clearly picked the wrong day to attend as the cake was eaten the lesson before. Year 7 are obviously looking after my waistline :) 

The first parent forum session of the year took place this week and gave a lovely opportunity to discuss some key events and plans this term with parents and carers. I really enjoy these sessions as it gives me the opportunity to hear from parents/ carers and listen to their ideas for the school – after all we all want the same thing – the very best education our students.

Our next forthcoming event is the year 8 Options evening taking place on Monday 23rd January – this is an opportunity for parents to discuss subject choices for GCSE study. There will also be a careers fair at the evening in order that students can get a flavour of progression routes available to them.

Have a lovely weekend and who knows we may see snow yet!


Mrs Lynda Budd