Lipson The Co-operative Academy

Lipson Co-operative Academy


Principal's Blog 12th October 2018

As we come to the end of the first half term, I can’t help but reflect on what a positive and enjoyable start to the year this has been. I would like to thank my staff for making the half term the great success it has been and thank the students for their hard work and dedication in making such a commitment to their studies this academic year.  There really is a buzz around the school and I am full of enthusiasm for what lies ahead after half term. 

This was the first year we ran the year 7 residential, which proved to be massive success in aiding the transition of our new students from Primary to Secondary school.  It was lovely to see the bond that students made with their peers and Heads of Guild.  We really focused on welcoming our Year 7’s and held a tutor evening as well as the fantastic Bikeability course.  Year 7 really have settled in well.

At the other end of the school, we held our Empowering Parents evening on Wednesday which was very well received by all those in attendance.  The evening was designed to show parents how they can support their children in the study element of this vital year.  Parents were very impressed with GCSE Pod and there was a real sense of school and home working together in the best interest of the students. 

I love to hear about the enrichment activities our students get involved in outside school, so it was lovely to hear about Bailey Page and his success at the Table Tennis Para Open Championships in Southampton at the weekend.  He won gold in the Junior Open Singles competition, which included players up to 18 years old, and also won silver in the Class 8 singles competition. Well done Bailey, I can’t wait to hear about your next success!

Last minute preparations are well underway for our Celebration Evening which will take place in the Muse Theatre on Thursday night.  This prestigious event always fills me with pride as we celebrate the hard work and commitment to studies and extra-curricular activities, our  young people have undertaken.  This really does have to be my favourite event on the school calendar, a chance to celebrate all that is good at Lipson. 


Mrs Lynda Budd