Lipson The Co-operative Academy

Lipson Co-operative Academy


Principal's Blog 25th November 2016


This week has been another busy week in the life of the school.

Year 11 students have taken part in a study conference this week - covering key themes such as revision planning, study techniques and stress busting strategies. Students enjoyed the sessions and have taken away key strategies to aid their planning for final examinations this year. Similar to the Scouts motto ‘be prepared’, our Year 11 students have been taking advantage of the Study Café facility newly opened this year. Students are getting ahead by attending regular slots with their teachers after school and working on their own individual areas for development. Year 11 students have also been part of discussions regarding our recent Sixth Form Open Evening. Whereas many schools are limiting their course offer at Sixth Form, at Lipson students have even more choice of curriculum and vocational pathways as we work in partnership with our PLE consortium. This means students have even more access to progression routes as they consider their future career paths beyond post 16 and research the requirements for their ideal apprenticeships, employment routes and those top university places that many of them are aspiring to.

We hosted the Primary Indoor Athletics competition on Thursday for our local Primary schools. Our sports leaders from Years 7-13 co-ordinated the event and ensured it was an enjoyable and competitive event for all. Congratulations goes to Salisbury Road Primary School who were crowned the overall winners of the event. Our sports leaders were great ambassadors and promote the values of sportsmanship excellently.

Well done goes to Chara Abdullah-Thomas in Year 9 who has won our Christmas card design competition – keep an eye out for the design which will be revealed in December. Excellent effort from Chara who has won an Amazon voucher to kick-start her own Christmas shopping.

Preparations are done and we look forward to welcoming you at our annual Celebration Evening on Monday 28th November at the Methodist Central Hall. One of my favourite events on our annual calendar as we recognise achievements of our students for academic success, community involvement, sporting achievements and many more. I look forward to welcoming you there.


Mrs Lynda Budd