Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Art trips to the British Museum and Tate Britain for years 9, 10 and 11

Just before half term, Years 9, 10 and 11 went on two visits to galleries to support their "Natural Forms" topic within their Art and Design GCSE courses.  Students visited the British Museum and the Tate Britain, with some lovely sketches of paintings and sculptures being produced whilst on the trips.  Students also wrote valuable feedback for the trips as well, reflecting on their days.

Help Townsend whilst you shop!!

Dear Parents/Carers/Staff

Raise money for Townsend School whilst doing your online Christmas shopping! It won’t cost you a penny but will help your students.

Be it groceries, getaways, clothes or Christmas gifts, many companies will donate money to our school via Friends of Townsend. It's as easy as clicking on the following link:

Online companies include:, John Lewis, ebay, Argos, GAP, The White Company, M&S, Waitrose, Boots, Sainsburys, House of Fraser, The Book People, Expedia,, British Gas

Thank you!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

What is Art? who should win the Turner Prize and why?

Take a look at the Tate website below:

Friday, 18 November 2016

Anti bullying week day 5 and CHILDREN IN NEED!!!!

Friday - Celebrate your individuality at the Townsend Talent Show. 1.20pm - 155pm. 50p to watch.  All proceeds go to Children in Need.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Anti Bullying week - Day 4

Thursday - Anti - Bullying Cinema - Years 7,8 and 9 - The Imitation Game 3.30pm - 5.30pm in the Discovery Centre.  Also, show your support for Children in Need by watching the charity netball match.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Anti bullying week day 3

Wednesday - Anti - Bullying Cinema - Years 7,8 and 9 - X Men: The Last Stand 3.30pm - 5.30pm in the Discovery Centre. Support Children in Need by playing bingo at lunch!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Anti bullying week day 2

Tuesday - We are lucky enough to welcome 3 Special Olympians to Townsend today to talk about their experiences of bullying and how they have overcome difficulties. Also, show your support for Children in Need by watching the charity volleyball match.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Anti Bullying week - Day 1

Monday - All students and staff have been given an act of kindness to complete everyday this week.  Have you completed your act of kindness today? 

Don't forget to show your support for Children in Need at the Townsend Bake sale!

Anti bullying week timetable

Friday, 11 November 2016

Anti Bullying week next week culminating in Children in Need Friday

14th - 18th Anti- bullying week - Join Townsend in supporting Anti-Bullying Week 2016.  Next week there will be numerous activities to take part in.  Ask your form tutor, Anti-Bullying Ambassadors or Miss Scott for more details.

Drama trip for year 9 GCSE

Our Year 9 GCSE drama class went this week to a free schools viewing of 'Cathy' at the Abbey Theatre and conducted themselves beautifully. 'Cathy' is a modern British drama dealing with our current housing crisis in The UK and funded by the charity theatre company 'cardboard citizens', the students reaction to the piece was fantastic and proved to be very thought provoking in the forum theatre workshop run after the showing of the play. The students were a credit to the school and I was very proud of them. Mrs. Coates. 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Diversity Day a success!

The Friday before half term saw our Diversity event being held in the school hall.  Each form was given a country to research and prepare a stall for a diversity market to educate other students about their designated country and the research they had found out about it.  Lots of the stalls included traditional cuisine from the countries, with lots of taste sessions taking place!!  The spectators then cast their vote for their favourite stall before leaving the event.

Well done to the top three forms 8C, 10C and 12 D for receiving the most votes!