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  • 22May

    May Half Term

    So many fabulous things have happened this half term, it’s difficult to remember them all. Sporting successes, Year 11 approaching their exams with real focus and determination, the Speak Out Challenge hosted at our school. As ever so many of Cumberland’s pupils have acted in ways that should make all of us proud.

    We are also in the final stages of getting the new uniform and logo ready for September 2015 (apologies about the typo in the Cumberland Chronicle this week where it says 2016). I’ll be writing to all parents with information about after school events next half term to order the new uniform so everyone is ready for September. I ‘ll also let you know how we’re going to support our current parents to purchase the blazer.  

    Have a great half term everyone.

    Posted at 17:03

  • 12May

    Sporting Achievements

    We go from strength to strength in our sporting achievements. So far, we’ve also made a fantastic start to our tennis seasons. Our three teams have played 5 matches and won all 5! All teams are doing brilliantly but the highlight so far is the Year 10 girls team. Our team, consisting of two year 7 girls and two year 9 girls, took on four year 10 girls from Felsted, a private school in Chelmsford, and beat them 12-0, despite playing in gale force conditions! Fantastic! Well done to the all of the tennis players across the school.

    Posted at 11:07

  • 28Apr

    Year 11 Football

    What a great way to spend a Friday afternoon. I was lucky enough to be able to watch our brilliant Year 11 Football team play in the semi - final of the London Cup against Cardinal Pole after school on Friday 24th April. It was a great match, competitive and action packed. Cumberland won the game 1-0, a well-deserved win! They took the lead in the first half and fought hard to retain it in the second. There were chances for both sides, and some good saves from both goal keepers. Out on the field with the sun shining, there were lots of staff and pupils there to cheer them on. It was a really positive way to end the week. Thank you to the Year 11 team, and the staff who work with them, for providing such a great game.


    Posted at 11:36

  • 20Mar

    Year 10 Work Experience

    There has been so much positive feedback about how brilliantly year 10 have done on their work experience over the past two weeks. Words like responsible, hardworking, professional and willing to go the extra mile shows Cumberland students at their best. The students have made us very proud and have shown the community that Cumberland is a school that promotes the values of respect and ambition.  Well done to all of our year 10 work experience students!

    Posted at 12:54

  • 09Mar

    Spring Term - March 2015

    What a great day World Book Day was. Staff came dressed up in a range of different characters, with the English department paying homage to Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men; whilst the Humanities team recreated characters from some wonderful fairy tales. The Big Bad Wolf was a particular hit!

    Clothing seems to be very much part of Cumberland’s thinking at the moment as we are also consulting with our community over a new school uniform. A smarter look has been demanded by many pupils, so a brand new look will be in place for September 2015 – watch this space for developments!

    Posted at 11:57