Lipson The Co-operative Academy

Lipson Co-operative Academy


Principal's Blog 3rd February 2017


This week started on a real high note with an awards ceremony at Plymouth Pavilions - Mr Struan Mitchell was awarded runner up in the category ‘Sports Teacher of the Year’. We are all very proud and honoured that he is at Lipson and congratulate him on this award.

Our Year 11 BTEC Music students held a superb evening of musical entertainment; the students treated the audience with a variety of band and solo numbers. Our Catering Co-operative group provided the refreshments at yet another great music extravaganza was provided by our talented BTEC Music students.

Our Sports teams have had another week of great results, Under 14’s Girls Football had another two outstanding wins this week, a hard fought match against DHSG was won 1-0 , and a relentless attack against All Saints Academy resulted in a 5-0 win. This leads the team into their final game next week, still remaining unbeaten. 

The students are not the only ones awaiting results –some of our teachers eagerly awaited results of their recent Masters assignments. Merits were awarded to Jo Landsborough, Linda Blount, Struan Mitchell and Katy Geraghty, with a distinction being awarded to Claire Jones. All are to be congratulated on their fantastic results and all progress onto their final dissertation.

As I end my blog, I have just waved our ski trip off as they begin their journey to Bormio, Italy. Students were extremely excited and by the looks of their suitcases have packed enough clothes to keep themselves and the hotel staff warm for the week. They are certainly in for an action packed week with ski lessons, pizza making workshops, curling activity (the sport not hair), quiz and of course Bormio is hosting part of the special Winter Olympics so students will be in prime position to spectate a few of the competitive activities. Of course, they are accompanied by 5 of our school staff –Miss Geraghty, Mr Phillips, Mr Mitchell, Mrs Coomber and Mrs Trace. It was very difficult to tell who was more excited –the staff or the students. For some of our students, this trip will be the first time that they have travelled abroad so we look forward to hearing all about it when they get back.


Mrs Lynda Budd