Modern Foreign Languages trip

On 9 February a group of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) students went to the inaugural MFL Open Day at the University of Oxford, at Queen’s College.  The afternoon began with a talk entitled ‘What is language’, which was very entertaining and thought-provoking. Students then had a go at learning some Russian, before moving on to subtitling a […]

Masters of Maths Trip to Florence: Day 1

Year 9 Maths students have had a fantastic start to their Florence trip. Their first long and fun filled day included Pythagoras, Archimedes and Leonardo DaVinci, with all staff and students arriving safely at the gorgeous Plus Florence Hostel. They are now looking forward to some amazing adventures in beautiful Florence during their trip.  

The Bicester School welcomes survivor from the Holocaust Educational Trust

On Wednesday 1 February, Year 9 students from The Bicester School will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor John Fieldsend, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET), Miss Constantine and Ms Riches. The testimony by Mr Fieldsend will be followed by a question and answer session to enable students to better understand […]

The Royal Latin School challenge GCSE Maths students

Our Maths department recently took up the opportunity to challenge some of our GCSE Maths students.  The Bicester School teamed up with The Royal Latin School, who sent three of their Year 13 Maths students along to visit us with Maths teacher Mandy Martin to run a revision session. Set one and set two Maths students […]

Shoebox appeal

Year 8 students wanted to help other children less fortunate than them this Christmas. They donated over 40 shoeboxes and organised a charity bake sale that raised an amazing £55! They, along with students from other years that got involved (and staff too!), worked together to make Christmas extra special for many children.

A peek into the university experience

Mrs Ware recently accompanied 34 year 10 students to Oxford Brookes University to experience a day on campus and work with current 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates. The students took part in various workshops and tasks to gain an understanding of university life and the range of courses available. They left inspired to work hard in […]

The sweet taste of success

Year 7 held a cupcake competition last week. It was a great success, with some fantastic work done by all the students. We had varying flavours and decorations, with some students really planning their work well. The winners were William Baker and Jamie Williams from 7JTT, followed by Ruby Chennells and Evie Harding and Esther […]

Science club update

Science Club started last term with a bang!! …. (Puns intended). Each week we saw new members joining and existing members returning. With the focus on chemicals and colour, Lab 6 has had strange colours and smells (and lots of smoke) pouring out of the windows. Week 1: Flame testing Many Year 11 students will associate […]

For TBS parents – report grades explained

We have made some important improvements to our reports for the new academic year. In addition to Effort (all years), Progress (KS3), and Expected Grade (KS4 and KS5), we will be reporting on ‘Presentation of Written Work’. This will be graded using the same 1-4 scale as has been used for Effort for a number […]

History students create poetry to remember the First World War

Over thirty Year 9 and Year 11 History students have written poems on the theme of the First World War and have had them entered into a national poetry competition run by the ‘Never Such Innocence’ charity and promoted by the Historical Association. Never Such Innocence is a unique project which fits into the wider […]

Year 6 open evening, Thursday 5 October 6-8pm: Register online