Lipson The Co-operative Academy

Lipson Co-operative Academy


Principal's Blog 14th September 2018

We started the week by welcoming prospective students and their families to our Year 5/6 Open Evening.  There was a real buzz in the air as the excited students experienced all the wonderful facilities and resources we have here at Lipson.  I was immensely proud of the display of fantastic work on show around the school site.  Families were keen to get involved with the interactive activities available to them on the night and we very much look forward to them choosing Lipson, as their first choice for secondary education.  There will be another opportunity for families to come and see what we have to offer on Thursday 20th September between 4pm-7pm at our Open Afternoon, as well as our Monday morning tours, during the normal school day.

Plans are well underway for next year’s Enrichment Week.  Teachers are busily using their creative talents to plan some fantastic excursions both out of school and some in house.  Enrichment Week will be even bigger and better than last time, with option booklets and booking forms coming out much earlier than last year to give more time to budget for activities.  Details will be out before the end of the autumn term

Celebration Evening will take place on 18th October this year in the Muse Theatre at school.  Heads of department are undertaking the difficult task of narrowing down who they would like to nominate for an award from the vast array of deserving students that we have here at Lipson.  Letters to those students successful in being nominated will go home next week, so please keep an eye out.  The format of the evening has changed slightly to give a dedicated KS3 session and then a KS4/5 session afterwards; this should make the event feel far more intimate and personal.

Year 7 are looking forward to Bikeability, starting 24th September.  This valuable life skill is very similar to cycling proficiency and will give our younger students the skills and understanding for cycling on today’s roads.  As a keen cyclist myself, I understand the benefits as well as the dangers of cycling and am keen for as many of our young people as possible to obtain the respect and skills required to enjoy this fabulous past time.

We are all now back in full swing of school life and enjoying the new term, Year 7 have settled in well and I am looking forward to all the exciting events we have on the agenda.  Wishing you all a lovely weekend. 


Mrs Lynda Budd