Art trip to Edinburgh

Some of our pupils who study Art & Design have had the opportunity to visit Edinburgh this week. We travelled by train, a journey that our pupils thoroughly enjoyed. We went to the Scottish National Art Gallery and Scottish National Museum and pupils were able to take photographs and make sketches whilst there that can be added to their portfolio of G.C.S.E. art work. In addition to this we were able to stroll through the Grassmarket area, take in the local sights and do a spot of shopping too. A big ‘thank you’ to Mr Wood for all of his hard work in organising such a succesful art trip and to our pupils for making it such a great day out. We are looking forward to going there again next year!!DSCF0477 DSCF0495 DSCF0497

Eggstraordinary Heroes!!!



During enrichment activities students designed superhero eggs and a Gotham city inspired set. Well done Craft Club!

Egg drop challenge

The 3D model makers have had an egg-cellent afternoon, designing a container in which to protect an egg. A good effort was made by all, although some designs didn’t work out quite as egg-spected!





Easter art competition

Well done to this months competition winners.

Joint winners (Beech)
Amelia 9F and Luke 7E

Zoe 9F (Ash)
Emily 9F (Elm)







Thank you and Happy Easter!

We had an unexpected treat on Tuesday when staff from the Co op funeral service came to school. They brought us lots of Easter eggs for a sweet treat before we break up for the holidays. Thanks to Richard and Barbara for thinking of us. Here they are pictured with 7S.


County Champions!

On Friday four of our pupils represented Sedgefield Partnership in the County Games at Maiden Castle, Durham. Daniel and Joshua won gold medals in the Yr 7&8 Kurling, Liam won a silver in the Yr 8&9 Kurling and Nathan won a gold as part of the Wheelchair Basketball team! What an achievement from all four!





The Oaks Fashion Designer of the month!

Well done to Nathan for his completed silk screen printed T shirt. He is our fashion designer of the month! Also well done to Chloe and Sam for achieving a Star Pupil award in textiles


Easter Egg Silk painting

Some of Y10 have used Easter eggs as inspiration for their silk painting


Silk painting

Dean has looked at The Lindisfarne Gospels to inspire his silk painting!


KS3 Basketball Competition

Nathan, Matthew, Zoe, Reece, Peter, James, Andrew and Jack competed in special schools Key Stage 3 basketball competition at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre.