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The English department aims to enable students to use the English language confidently, accurately and effectively in a variety of situations and for a variety of purposes. The ability to use the English language is not only an essential skill required for academic success across the curriculum, but is also vital in the wider world of work. Our teachers also believe that the study of English and Literature enriches the lives of individuals, not only enabling them to succeed in education but also improving their quality of life beyond the classroom.

View the staff team

Curriculum Leader

Mrs L Clayton

Deputy Curriculum Leader

Miss S Hannon

Assistant Curriculum Leaders

Miss G Breach
Miss S Sawbridge

Head of Media

Mr B Milligan

Teaching Staff

Miss K Axten Ms V Cox
Miss J Jarman Miss F Massiah
Ms L Minkarious Miss M Russell
As a department, we organise a number of extra-curricular activities for students of all ages. These include:

  • Debate Mate
  • Shadowing the Carnegie Medal
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Theatre trips
  • Visiting authors
  • Lecture study days (KS5)