The LeicestershireLive Carer of the Year awards was held on the 30th January, rewarding, recognising and celebrating unsung private and professional carers who help better the lives of others.

Year 9 student Madison Dunn, was nominated by her mum Deborah, who spoke about how Madison had been through a lot with her father’s illness and friends’ situations but she still continued with her school work and would help her brothers out. Deborah mentioned that Madison’s older brothers were terminally ill and her younger brother has dyslexia. Madison helps her younger brother with his homework and helps her mum around the house, as well as supporting her friends.  

It was an afternoon event that started at 12pm and finished at 4pm.  The host was Kate Solomons and the guest speaker was Councillor Christine Radford. There were over 200 guests in attendance and 13 different awards were presented. The afternoon included a 3 course meal and sparkling drinks on arrival.




Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Mrs Stewart’s Year 12 Media students attended a Film Director Day at the Warner Bros. Studio on Friday 14th February.  They had access to the VIP areas and participated in a ‘Camera Choices’ workshop led by the studio team.

They then enjoyed a tour around the studio learning how special effects are created within the movie industry.  Some students even gave the Butter Beer a try!

A fantastic and informative day was had by all.


Ex-student Michael Goodall, aged 47, is a Commander in the Royal Navy and is appearing in the new series of the Channel 5 documentary ‘A life at sea’ 9.00pm tonight. The documentary follows everyday life on board Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan.
Well done on your successful career Michael!
We love to hear from ex-students who would like to share their stories with us, so please get in touch!

‘County Lines’

This morning Year 9 students saw a production of ‘County Lines’ by the AlterEgo Production Group.
A useful and innovative way of reaching young people raising awareness around Child Criminal Exploitation.


Mikayla Wildgoose

Year 10 student Mikayla Wildgoose has just returned from her winter England training camp, where she captained the team to a 2-0 win in their first match and they drew their second match 2-2.
Next fixture will be in Ireland for the John Read cup in Dublin on the 6/7th March.
Good luck Mikayla!


Volunteers needed for our campus new reading venture:

If you are able to give some time to the school, are a keen and enthusiastic reader, who would like to share your reading skills with others and who enjoys a challenge – then please contact us, on or before Friday 6th March 2020:

Ms Kathryn Lee, Assistant Headteacher E:
Mrs Sarah Norton, Campus Librarian E:

StudyWith Digital Media Workshop

In Mrs Stewart’s Year 10 Media class this morning, students took on the challenge of creating their own digital version of the Radio 2’s ‘The Archers’.  The students planned, designed, produced and then presented their ideas at the end of the workshop.   #thearchers     #radio2

The U16 Girls Football ESFA National Cup journey came to an end at the quarter-final stage on 30th January. After a long mini-bus journey to Durham, we were slow out of the blocks and were 2-0 down within 15 minutes. We rallied and got back in the game through Dulci Binns, who finished well after a Mackenzie Smith through ball. We conceded again just before half-time when a deflected strike flew over Rianna Lin in goal. We had a lot of pressure in the second half, but couldn’t take our chances – forcing their goal keeper into good saves and hitting the woodwork. Durham Johnston hit us on the break twice, with Darcy Warden netting in between, to leave the final score at 5-2 in the oppositions favour. A disappointing result, but a fantastic achievement to be in the top 8 schools teams in the country. All the students did themselves and the college proud. Our attentions now shift to winning the Team Leicestershire County Cup.

Team Leicestershire Champions!

This morning Liam from Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport (LRS) came onto campus to present us with an award.  We received the Team Leicestershire Champion school trophy by virtue of winning the joint highest number of Team Leicestershire county titles last year with 5!  Rawlins Academy have had the trophy for the first half of the year and we will hold it until next year.  All of our students involved in the winning teams last year were invited to an assembly to receive the trophy of the schools behalf.

Another fantastic achievement by our students – well done!