The OFSTED inspection of the school was completed on May l8th. We await
a draft version of the report but the initial feedback from the inspectors
was very positive and complimentary. As soon as we receive the summary
report we will be distributing a copy to everyone via the students.
Well done to Chris Kearns, Adam Lee and James Marshall of Year 8 who took
part in The Guardian Newspaper's "The School that I'd like Competition".
The boys took one of the major prizes from an entry of more than 20,000.
This is a wonderful achievement.
Ivy Bank has won a DfEE School Achievement Award in recognition of the
quality of work in recent years.
Many thanks to the anonymous donor who presented a large amount of fabric
to The Technology Faculty.
Thirty two Year 7 students in 7B have been taking part in an exciting
and original photography project "Spirituality in Focus". Students
were given disposable cameras to capture their vision of Religion in Bumley
in the new millennium. More news to follow.
Many congratulations to our colleagues in The Physical Education Department
who have won a Sport England "Sports Mark', for the second time.
The award recognises commitment to Physical Education and Sports provision
during both lessons and the extra curricular programme.
Following the success of 28 appeals we will have a new intake of approximately
210 students in August. The County Council has given an undertaking that
additional accommodation will be provided.
Well done to the Year 10 soccer side which beat St Theodores in The Keighley
Cup Final at Turf Moor by 2 goals to 1, James Keogh hit both Ivy Bank
goals, This is the first time that Ivy Bank has won the prestigious competition
since it began in 1922, A fantastic achievement!
Everyone is reminded of the School rules on appearance: Baseball caps
and denim jackets are not appropriate and we ask that parents ensure that
students do not set off to school with these items.
Preparations are underway for the 20th Sports Awards Presentation Evening
that will be held in the James Hargreaves Executive Suite, Turf Moor on
Thursday June 281h.
R.E (Yrs 10 and 11)
Thirty four Year 10 and Year 11 students enjoyed a visit to Bradford where
they met members of local faith communities, visited a Mosque and Serbian
The Manchester United Soccer Schools Roadshow will be at Ivy Bank on the
16th and 17th of June. Talented soccer players from across Burnley will
be taking part.
Three of our Science labs have now been refurbished to the highest possible
standards; all have the finest IT facilities available. Work in the dining
room will be finished shortly and the cashless system will be operational
before the end of term.
70 of our girls will be involved this term as we have entered 7 teams
in the Burnley School Rounders Tournament.
We have attracted additional finance for the building of 2 new Science
labs. Work should begin in the Autumn.
The Year 7 and 8 team pIayed Barden recently. In a tense final we lost
in the final over to what appears to be an accomplished side.
On Wednesday June 20th we will be completing in the town championships
at Seedhill, Nelson. Good luck to all competitors.