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  • 02Sep

    A new academic year at Cumberland begins...

    A new academic year at Cumberland begins, and not only are we welcoming 300 new Year 7 students to our community, I am also joining as the school’s new Headteacher.  I am very much looking forward to getting to know Cumberland’s vibrant community, and have already been made to feel most welcome by staff and students alike on my recent visits.

    Welcome back to all of our current students, rested from your holidays, we will be expecting great things from you this term. And a special welcome to all of the new Year 7 students, I am certain that by the end of your first week at Cumberland you will have made some great friends, and know your way round the school better than I do.

    A special well done to Imogen Singer, who this summer took part in the Brighter Futures Sailing Summer School. Her excellent enthusiasm and attitude were noted by all those who worked with her.

    Gillian Dineen

    Posted by Brooke O'Callaghan @ 08:35

  • 13Jun

    A Final Fairwell...

    An amazing day, 286 Year 11 pupils completed their final maths exam today and then we all gathered for their leavers assembly. Pupils, the Year 11 Team and staff who had worked closely with the year group presented an emotionally charged assembly, celebrating all the pupils achievement since day 1 in Year 7.

    We meet again at the Prom, except for the few who still have exams.

    Many thanks and best wishes to all our Year 11 pupils, to their future and to an incredible group of young people.



    Posted at 12:34

  • 06Jun

    Year 10 in the news...

    There has been a lot of exciting news for Year 10 this week. Firstly, I would like to congratulate 5 of our Year 10 pupils who have their art work on display at Somerset House.  The pupils have been attending the National Art and Design Saturday Club at NewVic and their work has been selected for display, which is a fantastic achievement.  Please see the web site for more details. 

    Also, 48 of our Year 10 have been selected as Prefects, and they spent a busy weekend at Fairplay House developing their Leadership skills and we are looking forward to them representing the school and leading by example as they carry out  their responsibilities in school.

    Well done to all of the Year 10 pupils involved. 

    Posted at 08:51

  • 09May

    A very creative start to the Summer Term

    A very creative start to the term, Year 11 exams are now in full flow.

    Photography, Drama and Art are leading the way, their work is amazing!

    We all wish our Year 11 pupils every success in their final exams.

    Posted at 16:24

  • 04Apr

    Happy Holidays

    Happy Holidays everyone! A busy and exciting term is coming to an close, ending with the Year 7 residential and visits by Year 11 to the Science Museum on Sunday.

    At the end of term it is always sad to see colleagues leave and I do wish Ms Steyl, Ms Trojanowska, Mr Williams, Ms Valentine and Mr Maunsell good luck in their new jobs and thank them for all their hard work and commitment to the pupils at Cumberland.

    I would like to wish you all a happy Easter break.

    Posted at 09:37