A farewell to our Headteacher

David Turrell retires after two decades at the helm of The Sir Bernard Lovell School.

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TV actor returns to SBL stage

Broadchurch actor Joe Sims has paid a return visit to the scene of his stage debut – his former school.

Accident reconstruction event September 2014

Year 11 had the opportunity to watch a road traffic accident reconstruction, students were stunned by the power and impact of the event.

Homework club

We are now running an after-school club for anyone who would like to catch up with their work.

When children miss school they miss out

We aim to maximise achievement for all students by valuing and rewarding high attendance rates and by working in close partnerships with parents.


4/9/14 13:42PM revised 15/09/14 10:10AM

Our first week of the term!  Students have settled back into their classes quickly.  A great deal of work has taken place over the holidays to ensure that we are ready for the new academic year.  We are pleased to welcome new staff and new students to the school.  We are checking carefully on punctuality and uniform.  Your support is very important for both of these issues.  We have increased our numbers in Year 7 to accommodate the extra applications this year.  Post 16 numbers have also increased.  This is our last year of working in The Kingswood Partnership.  However, we are very pleased that we are starting a new partnership with Wellsway Sixth Form.  This year we will have a small number of Year 12s in joint classes with Wellsway.  We are planning an expansion of this collaboration next year.


We have introduced a new, online system for logging homework, called Show My Homework.  Please check to see that your sons or daughters are completing homework on time.

Examination results

Congratulations to the many students who succeeded in their examinations this summer.  We are delighted for Year 13 students who secured their university places and wish them well in their new courses.  We were pleased to see improvements in AS results this year and a substantial improvement in vocational level 3 courses.  As you can see from the results for GCSE, we have seen an improvement in 5 A*-C including English and Mathematics, up to 57%.  We were very pleased that Mathematics increased to 72% of students gaining an A*-C.  We have also seen a more modest increase in Science.  English remained static at 62% which was a disappointment.  This unfortunately reflected the national position with many other schools seeing a drop in English results. Overall, we are seeing improvements and we look forward to further improvements in 2015.  If you would like further discussions on the school’s progress, please come to our next Parent’s Forum on Wednesday, 24th September, 7 - 9pm.

David Turrell
Executive Head



PTA meeting


PTA sightseeing/shopping trip to London

Tickets are now on sale from JA student services.


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