Lipson The Co-operative Academy

Lipson Co-operative Academy


Principal's Blog 18th November 2016

This week has been packed full of opportunities for our students. We started this week feeling slightly Christmassy as many of us had visited the Buckland Abbey Christmas Fayre at the weekend to support our Co-operative Big Band who played to the crowd both days – they were fantastic. Even my mum back in Belfast is a fan as she is now a proud owner of their new Christmas CD. Then it was back to school on Monday and realising that we were still in November and had so much to fit in before we reach the Christmas break.

Our Sixth Form Open Evening took place this week – an opportunity for Year 11 students to consider their next steps after GCSEs.  We offer a wide array of courses and opportunities at post 16, both academic and vocational, which allows our students to have access to the best progression routes available. Lipson students are already very successful and leave here to pursue successful careers; they go to the best universities including Oxbridge and other top universities, but more importantly, the best university for the particular course or career that they want to follow. They achieve places on the best apprenticeships – good quality apprenticeships that allow progression to their chosen career and employment routes. Our Open Evening was just the first step and our Students will have many more opportunities to explore the options available to them throughout the year before confirming their chosen pathway.

We have been supporting Children in Need this week with a whole host of events taking place for staff and students including welcoming Pudsey himself to our school. Students have been getting involved with various sporting challenges, lip sync battles and of course enjoying the lovely Pudsey biscuits made by our canteen staff. I have also seen the competitive side of our staff this week as Thursday was our Great Lipson Bake Off Challenge. The vast array of cakes baked for the challenge was impressive and definitely allowed for a feast to be had at break time.


Mrs L Budd