6th Form Young Leaders Shine

A group of 6th Form Young Leaders recently helped lead the Kirklees projectability day at the Al Hikmah Centre in Batley. The day was a a disability inclusion day  which aimed at encouraging disabled children within Kirklees to participate in sport. The day involved a number of different adapted sports that allow disabled participation including sit down volleyball, Bocha and adapted Hockey. The young leaders worked with groups and individual pupils to help them succeed and ensured the day was a huge success. The feedback from schools and organisers has been fantastic. Comments relate to student’s general manner, encouragement and enthusiasm as well as their level of organisation and empathy with pupils with a range of disabilities.

Involved in the day was: Laura Broadbent , Heather Haigh, Joe Cottrill, Ben Thirkhill, Charlotte Oates, Isabelle Fox, Jordan Ellis, George Turton, Lisa Brewerton, Nick Kaye, Will Warne, Alex Drake, Joe Cottrill, Sam Pashley, Ryan Bamforth, Niall Coyle, Sophie Cardus and  Lauren Micklethwaite.

Well done. It’s great to hear such positive comments about our sixth form students.


UCAS Board – Year 12

The deadline for Year 13 students applying for University has just passed, so Year 12 – this time next year you will have chosen your course and finished your application!!As promised, there are lots of opportunities coming through which are displayed on the UCAS board outside the common room.  Including the very popular ‘Bitesize Uni’, a four day residential at Newcastle University 16 – 19 July  – ALL FREE!  Your University application or CV needs to stand out from the others so go on Taster Courses, apply for Summer Schools, help out in school, volunteer for lunchtime duty – BE PROACTIVE!

Details of all opportunities are on the board, or please see Mrs Hamill for more information.

I Am Learning Competition – House Results

Looking at the school as a whole, the following house points are awarded based upon total hours spent using I Am Learning:

Campion – 4 Points

Becket – 3 Points

More – 2 Points

Clitherow – 1 Point


A massive WELL DONE to everybody that has contributed to the school being a top 50 I Am  Learning school and to putting in over 850 hours of work!

Exciting Design Competition…all year groups invited to enter

It was wonderful to see so many enthusiastic pupils attend the launch meeting of the Logo Design Competition. But don’t worry if you couldn’t make it here is what you missed…
Our school along with 26 other schools in the Dewsbury area have been invited to help create and design a brand name and logo as part of the plans for a major rebrand of the ‘Princess of Wales’ precinct.
The winner will have their ideas developed and created by a professional design agency and eventually will see it full size across the precint for everyone in the area to see. The winner will receive up to £150 (the prize will be split if the judges choose a seperate name and design).
Competition Design Brief
Be part of your town’s history and design a new name and logo for the Princess of Wales Shopping Precinct in Dewsbury.
  • Your entry can be produced in pencil or wax crayon.
  • Maximum size 10cm x 10cm
  • If you use an electronic design package, please submit your design as a JPEG or PDF
Entries to be with Miss Blanchfield by Thursday 28th October
A copy of the competition booklet is available on…
Student share/Technology/Miss Blanchfield/Dewsbury shopping LOGO Competition

Fisher Focus

Welcome back!

At the start of this new term, and with so many enthusiastic new students, I am opening up some positions as co-editors on our school newsletter.
For those of you not aware, The Fisher Focus is a termly magazine with all the news about our school. We have lots to celebrate this term especially, with some incredible exam results and lots of exciting subject experiences to share.
If you have a flair for English, love to read or simply wish to get involved, please see me in M17 to put your name down. All years welcome.

Looking forward to working with you!

– Miss. Harris