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SBL's Christmas Concert 2019
Posted on: 13/Dec/19

SBL's Christmas Concert 2019

SBL's Christmas Concert 2019 flyerWe are pleased to announce that SBL's Christmas Concert is on Wednesday, 18/12/19 at 7pm.

Tickets avialable from main reception or student services. Adults: £3 and Conc: £2.

Sixth Form Open Evening: 9 October 2019
Posted on: 03/Oct/19

Sixth Form Open Evening: 9 October 2019

I have pleasure in inviting all parent/carers and students to the post-16 open evening on the 9 October 2019.

This evening is to give students and parent/carers an opportunity to investigate the sixth form at SBL Academy. I would encourage all students in year 11 to attend.There are courses suitable for almost all students, irrespective of their GCSE predictions. You will have the opportunity to talk to subject specialists about the A level and vocational courses on offer. 

I look forward to seeing you on the 9 October. 

D Clompus, Director of Sixth Form

More information

Take a look at this year’s Sixth Form prospectus (Pdf, 420kb)

 

Ski trip 2021
Posted on: 23/Sep/19

Ski trip 2021

Artesina/Prato Nevoso, Italy: 13-20 February 2021

We are pleased to be able to offer another exciting ski trip for the February half term in 2021. 

For full details please see the ski trip letter 2021 (Pdf, 446kb)

Open Events: October 2019
Posted on: 04/Sep/19

Open Events: October 2019

Prospective Year 7 students

To assist parents/carers in their decision making, SBL Academy are hosting a series of open mornings: Monday 7 October through to Friday 18 October 2019. Tours will take place at 9.15am and 10.15am (by appointment only). Please call 0117 456 5900 if you would like to book a place on a tour.

More information

See the school prospectus (Pdf)

Sixth Form Open Evening: 9 October 2019 

I have pleasure in inviting all parent/carers and students to the post-16 open evening on the 9 October 2019.

This evening is to give students and parent/carers an opportunity to investigate the sixth form at SBL Academy. I would encourage all students in year 11 to attend.There are courses suitable for almost all students, irrespective of their GCSE predictions. You will have the opportunity to talk to subject specialists about the A level and vocational courses on offer. 

I look forward to seeing you on the 9 October. 

D Clompus, Director of Sixth Form

More information

Take a look at this year’s Sixth Form prospectus (Pdf)

Hard work pays off as SBL reports significant improvement in GCSE results
Posted on: 22/Aug/19

Hard work pays off as SBL reports significant improvement in GCSE results

‘Results day is an important day in the lives of our students.  It’s a day where we see the reward for five years of commitment and hard work so, this morning, it was wonderful to have the privilege of sharing these life-changing moments with our students and their families at SBL Academy in Oldland Common.’

Overall results have improved considerably this year, in particular, outcomes in Maths and English have continued to climb. At this early stage, 40% of students have achieved a pass at 5+ in Maths and English and 73% have secured a pass at grade 4+ in these subjects. This represents a strong improvement on 2018 results and is testament to the high levels of commitment shown by hard-working students, staff and our supportive parents.  Science results were strong once again this year as well as seeing improvements in History, Languages and a number of other subjects from the previous year.

Principal, Dean Anderson, was very pleased with the hard work of students in Year 11:

“Following last week’s Post 16 results, it is a delight to once again see so many SBL students do so well. In particular, it is a pleasure to be able to tangibly see the rewards for this group of students who have really responded positively to what we are offering at SBL. High standards and a wide range of opportunities to learn, both inside and outside of the classroom, has led to this group of students being in a position where the vast majority can make positive choices on what they want to do in the next phase of their lives. To have so many students staying with us in Post 16 study from September is a wonderful reflection of the improvements we continue to see at SBL and the positive attitudes of our students and their families.”

Mr Anderson went on to say:

“There are so many students I’d like to mention but I would like to publicly congratulate the following high achieving students:

Jack Davies, Harriet Harding, Marley Toghill, Jade Morgan, Emma Norris, Toby Godfrey and Tom Brodie.

Our highest attainers include:

  • Lucy Stott with 3 x Grade 9 passes and 5 x Grade 8.
  • Bailey Clark with 7 x Grade 9 passes and 2 x Grade 8.
  • Rebecca Griffin with 2 x grade 9s and 4 x Grade 8.
  • Danielle Wood with 5 x Grade 9 passes and 3 x Grade 8.
  • Stefan Mills with 4 x Grade 9 passes and 3 x Grade 8.

Last week it was a pleasure to see that all of our students heading to Higher Education were able to secure strong university placements.  This week, the next crop of Post 16 students has shown that they are also ready for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

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