Lipson The Co-operative Academy

Lipson Co-operative Academy


Principal's Blog 19th May 2017

This week saw the start of examination season and we are incredibly proud of the way in which our students have conducted themselves, with 100% attendance in all sessions.  Keep up the hard work, dedication to your studies and you will reap the rewards on August results day!

We have been proud to share our 2017 sixth form success stories this week with the local press, as we begin to look forward to their post 18 destinations to a range of universities such as Durham, Manchester, Southampton and Exeter.  We are also delighted to announce that many of our Year 12 students will be participating in various summer schools with Russell Group universities. Nieve Fay and Kayleigh Cuthbert have both been offered places at University College London and Imperial College London to sample degrees in Biological Sciences and Maths respectively, whilst Poppy Locke, Indira Whitehead, Jack Mooney and Marnie Traynor are off to Bristol University studying Biomedical Sciences for a week. Caroline Williams has also achieved a four week placement with Professor Littlechild at the Biocatalysis Centre in Exeter as part of the Nuffield Science Research Placement initiative. Finally, Indira Whitehead, Poppy Locke, Kayleigh Cuthbert, Lucy Wainman, Shanhana Hannan and Marnie Traynor all achieved places on the University of Exeter’s Progression Scheme, participating in a programme of study focussed on a degree subject of their choice which should they pass, will result in them being offered places for 2018.

In sport this week, our under 12 girls turned out for an additional training session ahead of their county cup final next week.  This is a massive achievement for them and comes as a result of finishing second in the Plymouth League-good luck girls. 

The school has been incredibly proud to hear that Harry Wilkinson has been undertaking trials for the under 16’s England Rugby team.  We wish him the very best of luck along with all the Lipson athletes competing in the Super 8 Athletics competition tomorrow. 

Last weekend we saw our first Netball tour go out to Torquay, Mrs Garland has worked very hard to organise the trip and the girls looked like they had a fantastic time, finishing 4th in their group and enjoying a range of adventurous activities.

After 2 days of intensive interviews, we welcome Mr Paul Boyes who has been appointed as a new Vice Principal and will join our school in September 2017.


Mrs Lynda Budd