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  • Journalism Competition Winners Announced!

    Published 28/03/23


    This term the Sixth Form team at The Croak – the school’s online newspaper – ran a competition for budding journalists in the lower school. A number of high quality entries were received, and then were judged at a meeting of The Croak team, where the winner and runners-up were chosen.  You can read the winning articles on The Croak page on Frog, or by clicking on the links below.

    In a closely fought contest, Lois R won the competition overall with her entry about the pleasures of reading. However the team really enjoyed reading some entries on slightly more niche topics, and consequently judged Brandon P and Elliot W’s articles - about electricity pylons and tarmac respectively – as runners-up.  All students are currently in Year 11 and deserve to be congratulated for their informative and highly entertaining articles.

    The Croak is currently open to any sixth formers who want to contribute. In our meetings, we talk about ideas for articles, in discussions that are very much student-led, and those are then developed and written by students before being uploaded to Frog. The meetings are held fortnightly on Week 1 Tuesday lunchtimes in SF4, and we are always delighted to welcome new contributors.

    We would also like to encourage current Year 11 students who will be staying at Backwell for Sixth Form to think about joining us next year; there will be taster session held on Tuesday 2 May for any Year 11 students who think they might be interested.

    Well done again to our winner and runners-up of the competition, and thank you to all the students who entered. Particular thanks to Molly D in Year 12, who had the idea for the competition and was instrumental in organising it.

    Ms Procter





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  • Red Nose Day 2023

    Published 15/03/23

    Red Nose Day takes place in Friday 17 March 2023.

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  • School is OPEN - Wednesday 8 March

    Published 08/03/23
    The school site is open as normal to all year groups and school transport will run as usual on Wednesday 8 March Please ensure that you leave plenty of time for your journey and dress appropriately especially if walking to school or waiting on a b
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  • Year 7 Entry - September 2023

    Published 01/03/23
    Hello and welcome to all those families who have been offered a place in our year 7 from September 2023! We look forward to meeting you all, and introducing you to the school in due course. Please ensure you follow the instructions in your comm
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  • NEU Teachers Strike Announcement

    Published 17/01/23
    The NEU announced on Monday 16 January that teachers will be on strike on multiple days in February and March 2023.  We are awaiting guidance from the Department for Education, our Trust and for confirmation from the unions that the stri
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  • Sixth Form Production 2023: The Addams Family

    Published 13/01/23
    Every year, Backwell Sixth Form students give it their all to perform an entertaining, high quality level show. We are no different. No matter who you are, or what skills you have, partaking in the sixth form production is a great way to improve on y
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  • 'School Of Furniture' – specialist workshops for Design and Technology Students

    Published 05/01/23
    Throughout November and December every Wednesday evening 5 A Level Product Design students attended a specialist woodwork workshop at Artichoke Ltd (a bespoke furniture and kitchen company. The aim of the ‘School of Furniture’ is
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  • A Level Certificate Collection and Evening

    Published 13/12/22

    Details for former Year 13 students on how to collect their examination certificates.

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  • KS4 Production: Lord of the Flies

    Published 09/12/22

    On the 6 and 7 December 2022 our theatre was full of rebellion, chaos and tension in the Key Stage 4 production of Lord of the Flies.

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  • Ovid in the West Country

    Published 06/12/22
    On a cold December evening, three Year 8 students made their way to the Gothic delights of the Wills Memorial Building at Bristol University. These students had taken part in the Ovid in the West Country competition by producing a creati
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  • Reporting an absence from school due to illness

    Published 06/12/22

    Reminder of the process for if your child is unwell, unable to attend school or has an appointment......

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  • Winter Concert

    Published 23/11/22

    Backwell School Music Department are pleased to present their Winter Concert

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