On Friday 13th October and Friday 10th November, the year 11 geographers traveled to Walton-on-the-Naze to undertake a day of coastal fieldwork. The students learned a range of fieldwork techniques which will help them in their GCSE exams in the summer, as well as seeing some coastal management strategies to protect the coast from longshore…

Christmas Dinner at Abbs Cross with a string quaret Our annual Christmas dinner day was a huge success. Our students said it was the best school meal of the year. They were accompanied by our amazing string quartet led by Mrs Tweddle.

This production of Aladin was incredibly funny and incredibly silly but most of all it was incredible fun to watch.  We liked the show for the funny costumes and the crazy characters.  Everyone enjoyed the performance, especially because the actors really engaged with the audience.  We had a great time and Year 8 students talked…

Each Christmas Abbs Cross students participate in the Samaritan’s Purse shoebox appeal. Students work together in forms to fill a shoebox (or two) with gifts and trinkets.  The boxes are then sent off to third world countries where the ability to give presents is too often little more than a dream. Students were most generous…

Friday 15th December will be National Christmas Jumper Day. We are participating in this event and pupils are allowed to wear a Christmas jumper over their school uniform in place of their blazer. Please donate £1, which will go to Save the Children and our Ghana project. On Tuesday 19th December we will be serving…

80 pupils form year 8 took part in the first Abbs Cross Team Maths Challenge this term. In teams of four they competed to answer mind bending puzzles, number words and algebraic conundrums set by the UK Maths Trust. Over two hours teams had to work together to solve these taxing problems, and show their…

An enterprising group of Year 7 students organised a cake sale to help raise money for Children in Need. Together students managed to raise an amazing £170 for the charity. Four students from each Year 7 tutor group volunteered to help sell the cakes at break and lunchtime. There were a huge number of delicious…

Between October 13th – 15th an intrepid group of Year 9 pupils visited the Isle of Wight for a packed weekend of team building activities. The group faced a wide range of challenges including zip wire, outdoor climbing, leap of faith, nightline as well as paddle boarding, kayaking and raft building.  Everyone who accompanied the visit was exhausted by the time they arrived…