School trip to the Italian Alps

During the first week of Easter, Mr Courtney, Mrs Ware, Miss Wood, Mr Maddox and Sue Quinton took 39 students from years 8 and 9 to the Italian Alps, for a week of skiing. The 18 hour journey took us through France and on through the Mount Blanc tunnel into Italy. We arrived at Pila, Aosta […]

School Sports Leaders run ‘This Girl Can’ festival

Brookside Primary School hosted the inaugural Bicester Family Year 3/4 ‘This Girl Can’ festival on Wednesday 15 March. The aim of the event was to engage less active and less confident girls by promoting the many benefits and positive feelings sport and exercise can bring. Sixty-seven girls attended the event from the following schools; Brookside, […]

Business students learn the history and development of Alton Towers

On Tuesday 4 April, Mr Burke took a selection of year 12 and 13 students to Alton Towers as part of their Business Studies qualification. The students attended a lecture covering the history and development of Alton Towers Resort and how the brand has evolved. The students learnt about brand positioning, marketing campaigns, utilising profits, […]

Netball county tournament

On Wednesday 29 May, the Year 10 Netball team (pictured below) got through to the county tournament playing all the top schools in Oxfordshire. They won all their games in the Banbury and District league and have worked extremely hard to get to this stage. All girls worked together as a team and represented The […]

Students impress at Dance Showcase

Our recent Dance Showcase evening was a fantastic success. Our students gave an impressive display of dance performances across all key stages and it was positive to see such a good turnout from parents supporting the evening. There were ballet, tap, contemporary and street dance performances, with certificates and house points awarded as well. Sarah Masterson, Head of […]

History Department and Lessons from Auschwitz Project

The History Department are active participants in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ Project, which involves sending two A-Level History students on a day’s visit to Auschwitz. The Lessons from Auschwitz project has been running since 1999 and over 30,000 students have taken part. As a department, we were very pleased to send Lily […]

A-Level History students visit Auschwitz

In the first week of March, we took part in the two-part ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ Project, run by the Holocaust Educational Trust, where we became Auschwitz Ambassadors. We first attended an orientation seminar, where we learnt about pre-war Jewish life, and heard from a Holocaust survivor named Rudi Oppenheimer. At the age of 12, in […]

John Fieldsend returns to school

Exactly one month after visiting The Bicester School to talk to Year 9, John Fieldsend, a Kindertransport child, returned to the school – to talk, this time, to the staff and over one hundred students from Year 7 to Sixth Formers. John spoke of his journey across Europe and his life since arriving in Britain. […]

TBS Dance Showcase

We are ready and excited for tonight’s Dance Showcase! Please see below for the programme – we look forward to seeing you there: