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College Newsletter 22nd March 2019


College Newsletter – 22nd March 2019

Bishop of Loughborough visit - Art Competition

This Tuesday we welcomed the Bishop of Loughborough, the Revd Canon Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, to the College to judge the Church secondary school’s Art competition inspired by Stormzy’s lyrics in ‘Blinded by your grace’.


Featured above (L to R) are Carloyn Lewis (Diocese Director of Education), the Bishop of Loughborough Guli Francis-Dhqani, Mrs Jephcote (College Art teacher) and Graham Thomas, our school Chaplain.

All of the 26 pieces of art work came from Year 8 and the following five were selected by the Bishop to be on display at Leicester cathedral on Wednesday 3rd April as part of an exhibition in which the final winner and 2 runners up will be selected. The exhibition starts at 6pm.




The Spirit of Endurance – visit from Captain Louis Rudd MBE


Captain Louis Rudd MBE came into College this week to talk to students about his inspirational trans-Antarctic, solo, unsupported trek called The Spirit of Endurance - A solo, unsupported and unassisted crossing of Antarctica, although attempted, had never yet been completed. Captain Louis Rudd talked about his success in traversing 1,500km of Antarctica.

 Our new caterers Aspens share some of their food offer plans for the College


Apprenticeship Fair – 4th April 2019









Motivational speaker Dave Keeling from ‘Independent Thinking’ empowers Year 11 and 13 students




To support our students with their exam preparations, Year 11 and 13 students recently attended an inspirational talk by ‘stand-up educationalist’ Dave Keeling on learning, motivation and making the most of their time at school.

 Dave is a speaker who works on behalf of Independent Thinking, an organisation which promotes creativity and excellence in education.  He uses comedy and audience participation to engage his learners and leave them feeling motivated and inspired to take ownership of working towards their external exams in the summer. Dave’s sessions focused on how the brain works, organisational skills and touched on revision and exam preparation.

Feedback from students attending the session has been really positive, talking about how motivated the session left them feeling, knowing that they could do well in the summer and what they need to do to be successful.

Mrs Hadley

 Year 7 careers talk in demolition!


As part of our programme of meaningful encounters between students and employers Year 7 had a talk this week from Trish Sloneczny from AR Demolition about careers in the demolition industry; and I think we were all quite taken aback by the myriad of potential careers that were available.

House of Lords Peer visit to the College – 29th March

Mrs Williams, one of our teachers of History & Politics has been able to arrange a visit and a talk next week to Sixth Form students from a member of the House of Lords, Baroness Byford, through the Peers in Schools programme.

Baroness Byford is a Canon of Leicester Cathedral, President of LEAF and Leicestershire Clubs for Young People and an Associate Member of Royal Agricultural Societies. She is also a patron of several rural organisations: Women Food and Farming Union, National Farm Attractions Network, and the Institute of the Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators.  We look forward to reporting on her visit.

 School day time changes for the examination period

Parents should be aware that timings for the day will change from Monday 29th April through to Friday 14th June inclusive to accommodate the Year 12 internal exams straight after Easter followed by the external GCSE and A Level exams. This will mean that morning break will remain unchanged from 11.00 – 11.20am and lunch will move earlier to be from 12.20 – 1.05pm.

 Enrichment Day –  Friday 12th April

All students (excluding Year 11, Year 12 & Year 13 who will be busy preparing for their examinations) will take part in enrichment activities, trips and visits on Friday 12th April.

The lists will be on display on the Hall window.  If students do not have a place, they will be in school and taking part in departmental activities.

If they do not wish to keep their place on a trip, then parents need to follow the instruction in the allocation email to email h.creasey@lutterworthcollege.com  Notification of non-participation in a trip must come from parents.

 All years - Rock Climbing / paddle sports  60 spaces

All years - Film in a day - (in school) 30 spaces

Year 7 - Warwick Castle 70 spaces

Year 8 - Black Country Museum 69 spaces

Year 9 + 10 - Cadbury’s World 98 spaces

Year 10 - Justice Museum 30 spaces

Year 10 and some 12’s - Shakespeare Experience


Year 10 Work Experience

Year 10 Work Experience dates this year are Monday 10th June to Friday 14th June 2019. This process will begin on the 8th April when we receive the first placements from LEBC. The school Work Experience co-ordinator is Alison Cant and she can be currently contacted at a.cant@sirfrankwhittlestudioschool.com if parents have any questions about student placements.

 Next week’s ‘Thought for The Week’

‘Respect for the rights of others means peace’ Benito Juarez


All the best

Nick Summers 




Upcoming Events


1st-12th April – Pre Public Examinations (2nd set) – Year 11 & Year 13

 3rd April – Parental Engagement Evening 7/9 (3.30-6.30pm)

 4th April – Apprenticeship Fair (6-8pm)

 5th April – FOLC Easter Quiz (evening) – SOLD OUT!!!

 12th April – Enrichment Day – All students excluding Year 11 & Year 13

 13th- 28th April – Easter Holidays

 29th April – 8th May – Pre-Public Examinations – Year 10 & Year 12

 6th May – Bank Holiday

 10th& 11th May – Alice in Wonderland performance

  13th May – 28th June – GCSE & A level examination period

27th May – 31st May – Half Term

 10th – 14th June – Year 10 Work Experience

 24th June – Year 11 Prom (King Power Stadium)

 28th June – Year 13 Prom (Leicester Tigers)

 3rd July – College Commemoration Service

 4th July – Sports Day

 6th July (Saturday am) – Sixth Form open morning 

 6th (Saturday pm) July – FOLC Colour Run

 12th July – last day of the academic year