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4
December
2014

Year 8 Geography - endangered species

This term, Year 8 Geography students have donated money to WWF in their efforts to help save endangered species. Classes have been studying issues such as habitat loss and poaching, and their impact on numbers of rare animals in the wild. Enough money was raised to adopt several animals including a panda, rhino, snow leopard, jaguar, and a gorilla named Ihoho.  Students are thrilled that they have been able to make a contribution towards an issue close to their hearts.  The soft toys that arrived in school as part of the adoption packs are now on display in each of...

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24
November
2014

Parliament Week 2014

On the 13th and 14th of November, 25 Year 8 students were off time-table, learning all about parliament and debating in celebration of national Parliament Week 2014. Students participated in several games and activities, giving them insight into the world of politics and the government. The debate days culminated in a formal debate chaired by Deputy Head teacher, Mr Henderson, and the school’s Learning and Behaviour Strategy Manager, Mrs Lucas. The motion students chose was that schools should adopt a zero tolerance bullying policy, with both sides making informed and valid arguments throughout. Students were also visited by Alex Cunningham...

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10
September
2014

World Challenge 2014

During the summer holidays, 11 Northfield students experienced the opportunity of a lifetime when they embarked upon a three-and-a-half week journey to Central America. Two years ago, students from Years 9 and 10 dedicated their spare time and energy to raising £3,795 in order to take part in the World Challenge expedition. At the time all they knew is that they would visit three countries and to expect the unexpected. As the two years progressed, the challengers chose exactly what their ideal expedition itinerary would consist of. This included: a three day trek at 3700m above sea level, through a...

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10
September
2014

Best Ever Examinations Results

This year, students and staff at Northfield are celebrate record breaking examination results!The number of students achieving 5+A*-C including English and Maths is the highest ever achieved at the school and a 14% improvement on last year’s results.111 students achieved 10 or more A*-C grades.13 students achieved 10 or more A*/A grades.English results improved by 16 % this year.Maths results have risen by 21% since 2011.Headteacher Craig Walker was delighted with the improvements. “Staff, students and parents have worked hard this year and I am so pleased that our students have received the excellent academic results they deserve. Today we...

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