Monday 5 October 2020

What a welcome back to school we have had so far!  Our Year 7 pupils have joined us and I can honestly say that they have settled into life at St Edmund Arrowsmith without any problems, the whole staff have been very impressed with them.  Considering that these pupils had not had the opportunity…

Posted by /blog/author/Plennon on 5 October 2020

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17 July 2020 - My last Blog of the year!

In my final blog of the year I would like to pay tribute to all our wonderful staff who have worked so incredibly hard during these difficult and strange times.  It has been a testing time for everyone involved in keeping our school open and I would particularly like to thank my fantastic School…

Posted by /blog/author/Plennon on 17 July 2020

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Monday 29 June 2020

A former pupil made this for me to sit on the wall next to my desk – thank you Alicia.


As I write this blog it has been a really tough couple of weeks for everyone associated with our school community because of the tragic passing of our universally loved Head of Mathematics,  Mrs Jo…

Posted by /blog/author/Plennon on 29 June 2020

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Friday 15 May 2020

Hello Everyone

These are strange and uncertain times we are living through at the moment. We have had 6 school weeks of lockdown, but it feels more like 60 to me!

Life in school is surreal with only around 20 pupils each day and around 8 staff, but everyone is making the most of the…

Posted by /blog/author/Plennon on 15 May 2020

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Monday 2 March 2020

You will have noticed from my letter to parents/carers on Wednesday last week that we had several parents/carers contacting the school about Coronavirus and my statement that we will be following the advice of Public Health England. I notice over the weekend that the Government are stating that…

Posted by /blog/author/Plennon on 2 March 2020

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Friday 14 February 2020

What a fantastic couple of weeks it has been for our fabulously talented pupils! I was absolutely delighted to speak to the Year 10 pupils at their assembly last Friday to tell them that Niall Osborne was about to represent England in an under-16 international football match. Niall played the…

Posted by /blog/author/Plennon on 14 February 2020

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Friday 31 January 2020

We held another very successful Year 9 Parents’ Evening in school last night, thank you to all the parents and cares who attended to discuss progress and option choices. It has been a busy few weeks for Year 9 pupils and parents, as last week they were in school to discuss their thoughts on the…

Posted by /blog/author/Plennon on 3 February 2020

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Friday 17 January 2020 - Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone in the school community had a great Christmas and New Year. 

The break was very much needed to ‘recharge the batteries’ for the term ahead.  Even though we have only been back in school for two weeks, there has been so much going on in school.  We held an extremely…

Posted by /blog/author/Plennon on 17 January 2020

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My last blog for 2019 (Friday 20th December)

We have had a wonderful last week of term in school with every year group attending an Advent Service in the school hall and a magnificent Carol Service at St Oswald’s Church on Wednesday evening!  What a great way to prepare for Jesus’ birth! 

On the last day of term we are also showing our…

Posted by /blog/author/Plennon on 20 December 2019

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Monday 2 December 2019

On Sunday 1 December 2019 our school was invited to perform at the ‘Ashton Christmas Lights Switch On’ by Wish FM.  Two of our Year 11 pupils, Joshua and Patrick performed on the stage and were both superb! Joshua played his guitar and sang and Patrick sang ‘O holy night’.  The boys were a…

Posted by /blog/author/Plennon on 3 December 2019

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Monday 11 November 2019

We recently celebrated our Year 11 Certificate Presentation Evening and it was another brilliant night at St Edmund Arrowsmith CHS.  It was fantastic to see our former pupils and have a chat to them about the courses they are studying at 6th form college or how they are doing on their…

Posted by /blog/author/Plennon on 18 November 2019

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Monday 4 November

Thank you to all parents, pupils and staff who attended the All Saints Mass in the school hall on Friday, it was a lovely occasion to have in school. We are so lucky to have Father John, who gives up so much of his time to celebrate Mass and also be a presence in our school community, many thanks…

Posted by /blog/author/Plennon on 4 November 2019

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