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Scholars of the Week!

Congratulations all, some great nominations this week for being polite, respectful, having high standards and excellence attendance.

Year 7 – Charlie
Year 8 – Kai
Year 9 – Medeea
Year 10 – Ned
Year 11 – Clara




Sparx Readers

This week’s winners…

Year 7: This week’s winners were both 7y1 and 7y3 – Congratulations to Mrs Kara, Mrs Freestone and Mrs Donovan’s class!
Year 8: This week’s winners were 8y2 – Congratulations  Miss Lolin’s class!

We managed to reach 1st place in the world for Sparx Reader submissions this week! The English team want our scholars to know how phenomenal this is – well done!


Class Shoutout!

From Mrs Knights: “I would like to publicly praise my year 10 French groups on their continued effort; nearly every single student across both classes achieved their highest marks ever on the most recent assessments!”

Attendance Shoutout!

Miss Lewis is very proud of her Year 8’s for having the best year group attendance!

Year 8 Options Evening

Thursday evening was our Year 8 options evening. Scholars met our expert curriculum leads and started to think through their options for next year. We are very excited for our year 8’s! Remember to take your time and make your choices wisely….

In Science…

To complement Options Evening, we have been running taster sessions in science this week to give our year 8 scholars opportunity to experience some of the GCSE Triple Science content. Scholars learned about the additional topics they can study including: ion tests, lenses, food tests, organic chemistry, titrations and astronomy.

Spotlight on girls’ football

Let girls play – Wednesday 8th March

Isca was proud to support the ‘Let girl’s play’ England Football initiative on Wednesday 8th March. Girls in Year 7 -10 were able to access football sessions at break time in the sports hall. After school we also hosted an U15 girls football fixture to celebrate the day fully.

U15 girls football V St Luke’s

Our U15 girls football team came away with a resounding 5-0 win against St Luke’s in their second competitive outing of the season. The girls demonstrated clear team work, communication and created some fantastic build up play which resulted in some superb goals. Hannah couldn’t find the target initially, but after firing a couple of shots over the bar in the first half she soon found her range and scored a brilliant hattrick. Lily also scored a brace and demonstrated her versatility with both feet, skillfully beating defenders with ease. Daisy was the joint managers player of the match for her work rate and willingness to attack and defend for the team. The other player of the match was Kyah who had a superb game in goal despite this not being her natural position. The opposing team also voted Sophie as their player of the match who won plenty of 1-1 battles all over the pitch. Great result girls!

U13 girls football V St Peter’s

Our U13 girls football team followed the U15 girls result in style with a 6-0 win over St Peters on Thursday evening. The girls pressed St Peters high up the pitch and were relentless in their work rate during the first half, this lead to them winning the ball in the final 1/3 and ensured they created some fantastic goal scoring opportunities. Both Kayleigh and Hollie scored two goals each. Ella and Sofia both managed to get themselves on the score sheet. St Peters came back in to the game in the second half and were determined to increase their work rate and intensity. St Peters then won a penalty after a last ditch tackle in the penalty area lead to the foul. Callie tipped the ball onto the bar and managed to collect the rebounded effort to maintain a clean sheet.

A special mention to Megan who also made her Isca debut. It was an exceptional attacking and defensive display and the team executed the tactics that we have been practicing in training. Ella was nominated player of the match by the opposing team, she managed to demonstrate illusive agility and beat defenders at ease all game. Keep up the great work girls!

Next game is away to St Luke’s on Monday 13th March.

Climate Club

Following on from a previous blog where we talked about a litter pick in the Woodland Area where our school badgers live, Grace in Year 9 has led on putting together some information about these lovely animals.

The club members would also like to signpost an historic agreement reached about our world’s oceans.

Up to now, only 1% of the world’s high seas have been protected, leaving the majority of the seas at risk of exploitation. However, after 38 hours, the United Nations have agreed on a treaty to protect 30% of these international waters.

After 38 hours of talks at the United Nations, a historic agreement has been reached, protecting biodiversity in the oceans. The High Seas Treaty aims to protect 30% of the ‘High Seas’ (international waters), a great improvement from the 1% agreed on in 1982 and a big step in the right direction towards protecting our planet.

Next Week

Good luck to all of our Year 11’s taking mock exams plus our Year 10s taking mock English literature.

Have a lovely weekend, see you on Monday!