A Level Literature Trip
Strawberry Hill House
Strawberry Hill House
The school is consulting on two changes to the admissions policy for new year 7 students joining in 2020.
Friday 18 October saw Barnhill’s first ever Deep Learning Day. All pupils across the school were off timetable to immerse themselves in real world enrichment activities.
Year 7 explored planets at the Science museum i-max
Year 8 pupils took a trip to look at the geography and ecology of Kew Gardens
Year 9 took part in a wellbeing day with inter-house sports competitions as well as sessions exploring yoga and mindfulness
Year 10 had a host of exciting visitors including the recording artist Elliott Morris and a Dance group from Uxbridge College. The highlight for the whole year group was a visit from Carnegie nominated author Savita Kalhan who talked about her new book, “That Asian Kid”.
Year 11 spent the whole day learning about a range of careers with talks from hospital consultants, microbiologists, credit rating companies, Wagamama and Hillingdon Mental health services.
Some of the students quotes are below:
“We learnt information that was relevant and realistic and we learnt about apprecticeships”
“I gained a new perspective on the importance of mental health”
“I loved the talk by the doctor because she was relatable. She didn’t tell us we have to get the best grades but perseverance, motivation, resilience and determination are key to make your goal a reality.”
As a class in Child Development, Miss Jumpp-Graham took us on a trip to the childhood museum in Bethnal Green and it was very enjoyable and intriguing to go there.
Increase in post-16 PAN
The school is celebrating another fantastic year of results for Year 11.
Our provisional scores for the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 measures again see us put firmly in the top category of schools where progress is well above average.
Barnhill High School are celebrating the best GCE A Level and vocational results including in the history of the school and we are extremely proud of our students.
These results are a real tribute to the hardwork and talent of students as well as the dedication of the staff who inspired and supported them throughout their courses. This exceptional success was replicated across a wide range of subjects.
Y9 Prince's Trust group have been having tennis lessons at Uxbridge Tennis Club over the last 6 weeks. They took part in activities against other Prince's Trust groups and won 1st Prize, Tickets to Wimbledon.
We started off with around 30 students and by the end we had 28 students celebrate their achievements in the final session from 7 Hillingdon Secondary schools.
On Friday 26 April Year 9 students learned of the harsh realities that come with choosing a life of crime. Throughout the day, students were rotated through a series of workshops where they heard about crimes from various perspectives.
As part of their studies, A-Level English students had an opportunity of developing their understanding of a key module on Gothic Literature by visiting Strawberry Hill House, the residence of Horace Walpole –the author of the first Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto (1764).