Week ending 3rd July

  • Last Friday we said a final goodbye to this year’s Year 11s at their Prom. Despite the torrential rain there was a great turn out and everyone was in high spirits to celebrate their time at Chesterton. Everyone looked glamourous, in keeping with the 1920’s theme (even the teachers looked rather glam as they handed out drinks to students as they arrived!) and it was a wonderful sight to see the students arriving in their finery. A horse and carriage and an HGV were just some of the highlights of the students’ choice of vehicle to arrive in. Spencer Norman, our in-house chef, did himself proud by preparing a tremendous feast for the students whilst DJs, photo booth, candyfloss machine and Year 11 band, “Matty and the Bullsharks”, provided the entertainment. Both staff and students had a fantastic evening and it was great fun to send our Year 11 students off in such great style. We look forward to seeing them again on Results Day in August.
  • Photos of the event are available for viewing and purchase via the following link: http://jeanlucbenazet.smugmug.com/Events/Chesterton-Community-College/n-ng8LWw/i-S5hFLqX
  • Cavendish take first place!  The college sports’ days took place on Monday and Tuesday this week, with a wide range of activities from athletics to triathlon, dance to wheelchair basketball, climbing to ultimate frisbee and more.  When all the scores were in, it was Cavendish House that occupied the gold medal position! It is always an amazing event with high quality athletics’ performances and lots of fun.
  • The rugby world cup has inspired the Year 9 and 10 students to start early in their preparation for the college rugby season in September.  You’ll see them in action on the college fields as they are coached by two very competent rugby coaches on Tuesday afternoons until 5.00pm.
  • This week we had over 200 Year 5 students visit us for the morning, sampling different lessons and touring the school – they all had a fantastic time! These are students from our feeder primary schools. They were an absolute delight to talk to, as they shared their excitement about going into a real science lab or a food technology classroom. We can’t wait for them to join us in a year’s time.
  • Chesterton Singers joined Choir 2000 and Orchestra 2000 to perform ‘Opera Choruses’ and Act 1 of ‘Turandot’ on Sunday 28 June, conducted by Peter Britton. The choir, led by Roger Bond, excelled in this fabulous, professional concert. It was a truly integrated community event with past and present students, parents and teachers performing.
  • The Music Department was invited to re-submit a bid for 10k from the Music Hub to fund a South Asian Music project to enrich the GCSE syllabus, linking the international and national South Asian music performers throughout Britain. Fingers crossed for the bid.
  • Please do look at an updated feature on our website: this is information for Ofsted which brings together an overview of various aspects of our work in school. It is intended for an Ofsted inspection team, but is also interesting for parents to read.
  • We were pleased this week to again invite our local senior citizens in for their monthly lunch. Numbers do seem to be growing as word spreads, which is great to see. The interaction between our guests and students is lovely to see and we know that our guests are enjoying the lunch as they were very keen to book in the dates for the next academic year!
  • We are incredibly proud to share that thirty-six Year 10 students, who participated in the Bronze DofE award expedition which took place on Saturday 27 – Sunday 28th June, were a real credit to themselves and our school. They showed impressive maturity, endurance, resilience, problem solving, team working and navigational skills to help each other along the long routes; not forgetting great humour in times of need! The weather was a mixture of sweltering heat and wet, but this didn’t prevent every student from meeting the strict twenty conditions of the expedition. Students will be presenting the findings of their group aim over the next few days and then the last few assessment cards will be processed. All participants should be able to show off their bronze awards soon with great pride.



Chesterton Community College
Gilbert Road

01223 712150

Mrs Lucy Scott