Blog: 4th October 2019

£222.32 was the sum raised for Macmillan by staff and students at the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ last Friday. Thanks again for all of your contributions.

Assemblies this week have had a number of themes and outlined a number of opportunities! Members of the current Student Council talked to students about how they can become a member themselves and influence developments in school. Years 9 and 10 found out about how to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. There’ll be a follow up information evening for Year 9 and 10 parents on Thursday 24th October 6-7pm. Year 11 were congratulated on their exemplary behaviour at the ‘Skills Yorkshire 2019’ careers event at Leeds United Football Club on Wednesday morning. They returned with many free gifts (who can resist a fluffy bug and a wind-up torch?) and a much deeper understanding of the career opportunities available to them. They also received information in assembly about how to apply for the role of Prefect, a really important position for us at BHS, giving students the opportunity to represent the school both at our own events and in the wider community. We’re looking forward to receiving many applications.

Each and every assembly has also included the ‘big reveal’ where each year group has found out the form class which has earned the highest number of Reward Stamps over the last four weeks. As you’ll be aware, stamps are awarded to students who do something extra to support a positive Climate for Learning during form time, lessons or social time. The victors were 7AA, 8CL, 9PK, 10CI and 11SJ. They celebrated by sharing a tub of yes, Celebrations! All students were reminded, however, that there aren’t many points between the form classes so there will be further opportunities for rewards ahead.

Similarly to Year 11, Year 12 will have their own opportunity to explore possible futures next Friday when they go to the University and Apprenticeship Search Fair in Leeds. It’s never too early to discuss next steps and thanks to those parents who came to the Year 12 Information Evening on Wednesday.

Whilst many were watching the cyclists come through Boroughbridge last Friday, over in France, Maisy, in Year 9, was representing GBR as an individual rider in a Showjumping competition. Over the three days, she secured a 3rd, 2nd and 1st place. Impressive indeed. Closer to home, our footballers were in action against RGS this week with the Year 9 team securing a 5-1 victory whilst Year 10 lost 1-0. Later in the week, Year 7 lost to Wetherby 7-5 in what Mr. Collings described as a ‘thrilling match’.

We’ve had our first planning meeting for the Christmas Fair which is our biggest fundraising event of the year. It’s on Saturday 30th November this year and if you’re interested in helping either before or during the event then please contact us on

A reminder that school will close at 1.30pm on Wednesday 16th October for Open Evening.

Have a lovely weekend!