Week Ending 17th November

  • You may have read the story about a former Big Issue seller winning his dream place at Cambridge University, however, you may not have appreciated that his tutor was Deb Goodrick, our Sociology teacher, who encouraged and supported him to reach his potential in getting there:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/09/big-issue-seller-wins-dream-place-cambridge-university/


  • Congratulations to Annemarie Federle who recently found out that she has gained a place in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for a second year; she has also been offered the role of Principal horn player!


  • We are delighted here at Chesterton Community College to have been able to facilitate, for our Muslim staff members and students, a space for Friday prayer which enables them to carry out their worship at school during Friday Lunchtimes.


  • This week we welcomed over 50 children, Years 4-6, from our feeder primary schools to take part in a cross country competition.  All runners performed very well, in some muddy conditions!


  • Mrs Phillips’ Year 8 Drama class are getting the opportunity to work with a real script writer to improve their script writing skills. Ms Osbourne works in theatres, schools and festivals, and will be in our lessons leading a script writing workshop.


  • The year 7 rugby team played outstandingly well in the recent Cambridge District School Tournament at the Cambridge Rugby Club.  It was clear to see that the team had trained well and were using everything which had been learnt in a short space of time.  The forwards were increasingly reliable in the ruck and the backs looked dangerous when the ball was released via the scrum half – Ben Millerchip.  It was great to see the determination to win every game and often this was the difference between the two teams on the field.  Although there were great examples of team play, there were also some excellent individual performances:  Victor Dwumah was a powerful runner throughout the afternoon and Henry Wilson came away with the greatest number of tries.


  • Badminton and table tennis success! A number of students represented the college last week, in the Cambridge District School KS4 badminton and table tennis competitions.  There was a great deal of quality on show and the level of competition was high.  We are pleased to say that Jeremy Yuan and Nico Chapelot won the badminton competition!


  • Inter-house cross country: Year 7, 8 and 9 students have all been taking part in the annual inter-house cross country competition throughout the week.  It has been fantastic to see so many excellent runners in action, with the opportunity for some to take part in the district school competition in December.


  • Northampton Saints Rugby: two students in Year 8 will be attending the Northampton Saints’ Under 13 development programme, from January 2018.  They were nominated as a result of their excellent performances in the college rugby matches this term.  Good luck to Ollie Myers (scrum half) and Oliver Wareham (second row).


  • Chesterton Community College is delighted to announce that new Edexcel Arabic GCSE classes will be starting this month, as part of our twilight offer. The classes are available to students from Year 7 to Year 9.


  • This week we held our Y11 GCSE Awards’ Evening where we were delighted to welcome Sherry Coutu, a Member of the Cambridgeshire Educational Trust, to provide an inspiring speech for our former students.



  • Tickets for the traditional ESOL Christmas Lunch are available to buy. It will be held on Friday 15th December at 12.30pm. Tickets to be bought in advance. £5



  • Wine Tasting Evening: PTA Fundraiser Friday, Dec. 1 (Ticket price: £20 per person, available on ParentPay). Want to learn a bit about wine? Looking to stock up for Christmas gifts and parties? The PTA is hosting a Wine Tasting Evening on Friday, Dec. 1 in the Apex room from 7:30pm-9:30pm. The knowledgeable Paul Bowes from Bacchanalia wine shop will share with you a selection of fine wines to suit the season and engagingly impart some of his deep knowledge about wines. Tickets are only £20 per person. Book your place now!

Chesterton Community College
Gilbert Road

01223 712150

Mrs Lucy Scott