Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy is thriving

This half term has been a real success at Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy (CLCA) with the school moving into its brand new building. The students have settled in really well and have made an excellent start with their learning in the state-of-the-art classrooms and studio spaces.

David Gurney, Executive Headteacher said:

“It is fantastic to see students enjoying the new academy building and making an excellent start to the term.”

There have been some excellent events this term and students have engaged in a large number of enrichment opportunities:

  • Open Evening saw over 750 people come to see the new facilities and find out about school life
  • The staff to some sweet treats on World Teachers’ Day
  • The History department led assemblies and lessons about Black History Month
  • Students in Years 7, 8 & 9 had assemblies about mental health and wellbeing
  • Record numbers are engaging with sport and fitness after school, with very successful sports teams in all years in football, rugby and netball.
  • The school production ‘Oliver’ has a cast and crew of over 75 students who are preparing to perform in the brand new theatre space that is opening after half term.

Vicky Smith, Head of School, said:

“It is fantastic to see students thriving in their new classrooms and producing exceptional work. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful building for students to continue their secondary education in.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy


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