Much Ado about Shakespeare


On the evening of Friday 21st September Y11 took a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon to see an RSC production of Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Erica Whyman, the play has been reinterpreted to consider the role of women in a more modern context with the key roles of Mercutio and Prince Escalus being played by women. The students enjoyed exploring the […]

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“Find Your Voice” Day


Clyst Vale has a committed and energetic student Amnesty International Group. led and coordinated by Sara Watt.  In April. The Group won a national award with funding to hold this special ‘Find Your Voice’ Day.  The aim of the day was as the t-shirts said: standing up against hate, and encouraging more people to find their voice against it. The […]

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Macbeth Comes to Life!

macbeth 3 Laurie Walker Finn Potter Sam Taunton Chloe sommerwill Lucie halliwell Jaimee Slocombe

Shakespeare has become a significant and heavily weighted feature of the brand new 9-1 GCSE for English Literature, so to prepare for this Y9 classes have been actively exploring the theme of conflict within the play Macbeth for the last two months.  This will culminate in a GCSE style exam assessment on how Shakespeare crafts the theme of conflict throughout the […]

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Beats and Rhymes


Year 8 showed off their talent for poetry and rapping during Wednesday’s DLD when the English Department, supported by MFL, organised a writing workshop and then a competition for the best performance in the afternoon. Well done to Year 8 and a big thank you to all the staff.   Click image to see slide show

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Cavanna Homes Enterprise Gifted and Talented Challenge Day!


On Friday 8th May, 50 Gifted and Talented Key Stage Three students took part in a property challenge day. Students worked in mixed teams and took on different roles: project manager, surveyor, architect, marketing director and finance director.   Groups created their own companies and produced layouts for houses and roads; complete accounts; information about internal features; advertisement materials; a […]

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A Spotlight on Clyst Vale


As the school bell rang 9.00am, twenty-nine KS3 students were tasked with the mission to write, film and edit eight news stories as part of the BBC School Report project. Thanks to the hard work of teachers and students, almost all the reports were published on the BBC News website before the 3.30pm deadline.   Whilst students in the previous […]

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