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Secondary Weekly Highlights: Rise and Shine!💪🌄 Secondary Weekly Highlights: Rise and Shine!💪🌄

As the pandemic continues to have a hold over our leisure time, we have sharpened our focus on personal and community wellbeing. At EP, we strive to provide a holistic education that reaches far beyond the classroom and one that supports the whole community. One overwhelming success story has been the introduction of Rise and Shine Morning Motivation. 

This week, our House..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: A Dramatic Year 🎭 Secondary Weekly Highlights: A Dramatic Year 🎭

This week we were treated to our annual Key Stage 3 Drama Assembly - a celebration of all things Drama that have taken place this year and by which our students have been stretched, challenged and captivated. 

Our Drama Team - Ms. Sullivan and Ms. Watkinson - have creatively and expertly adapted the Drama curriculum at Key Stage 3 this year to be delivered virtually. They have..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: Care and Wellbeing Secondary Weekly Highlights: Care and Wellbeing

Our Secondary Counsellor Team - Jason Pervas Ahmed and ChenYing Lee - provide crucial support and guidance in our wellbeing services of care for our community. They support students through 1:1 counselling and family counselling and they also lend their professional knowledge, skills and experience as members of our safeguarding and child protection team. In addition, both..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: A Leadership Legacy of Excellence Secondary Weekly Highlights: A Leadership Legacy of Excellence

Last week saw the culmination of our Head Student application process for 2021-2022. The Head Students play a pivotal role as ambassadors for the school throughout the entire year of their tenure. They manage and lead events, spend a great deal of time together planning initiatives and event management to support the community, provide guidance to students, liaise with..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: Our Amazing Students Secondary Weekly Highlights: Our Amazing Students

This week, I would like to pay tribute to our Year 11 and 13 students who have braved the storm of announcements and MCOs and braced themselves against the changing tides of examination arrangements to continue their studies and work towards their final assessment points.

Our Year 13 students have now almost completed their final internal assessments and external Cambridge..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: Wow! Is every day at EP like this?! Secondary Weekly Highlights: Wow! Is every day at EP like this?!

This question burst forth from a delighted Year 6 student at the end of the Creative and Expressive Arts transition day that took place at the EP Campus this Tuesday. Our Head of Creative and Expressive Arts and Associate Vice Principal, Holly Sullivan, tells us more about the day that elicited such excitement and awe:

"The day that many of us worried would never happen..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: Behind the Easel Secondary Weekly Highlights: Behind the Easel

Friday was the final day of mock exams for our Year 10 and Year 12 artists and photographers. Art and photography exams are somewhat distinctive in terms of both their structure and length. Students have 10 (Year 10) or 15 (Year 12) hours to create their final piece based on a particular theme.

Our Year 10 artists have been crafting a representational A3 sized self-portrait..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: World Book Day! Secondary Weekly Highlights: World Book Day!

Today is UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day - the day that we embrace and remind ourselves of the joy of picking up a book and allowing ourselves to be taken off to other places, times, experiences and people. We may, in 2021, find that the book we pick up is no longer made of paper - it may be electronic and housed within a device - and yet the experience of learning,..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: Hooray for ECAs! Secondary Weekly Highlights: Hooray for ECAs!

What a fantastic first week in school we have had, particularly with the re-launch of our ECA (Extra Curricular Activity) programme after school. We have 96 ECAs running this term across a wide range of areas, skills and experiences. From Model United Nations and KLASSComm to over 50 students playing in the Orchestra, our students are engaging in and discovering new passions..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: Year 8 Island Adventures and Easter Secondary Weekly Highlights: Year 8 Island Adventures and Easter

This week, our Head of Faculty for English and Media, Victoria Miles, shares with us the island adventures that our Year 8 students have been on in English this term. 

Every year Year 8 students take part in the 'Island Project Competition'. Even with virtual learning, this year was no exception. Students worked in teams within their English classes to create a brand new,..

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Secondary Weekly Highlight: STEM Week '21 Secondary Weekly Highlight: STEM Week '21

We have had a STEM-tastic week at EP. Our fabulous student prefects for STEM, Maths and Computer Science, Biology, DT, Physics, Eco and Chemistry have treated staff and students to a medley of activities and learning moments as part of STEM Week - a week-long exploration of all things Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths related. 

Our student prefects have worked..

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