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Archive: November 2011

  • 25Nov

    Year 8 successful cup run comes to an end

    Congratulations to the year 8 football team for their excellent excellent start to the season. Before today they were unbeaten in six games.

    English Scools 3

    Today they were up against Haberdashers' Askes Knights Academy, from South London and were unfortunately beaten 1-2 in a very close match.

    English Schools 1

    English Schools 2

    School will be closed next Wednesday due to strike action by Public Sector Unions.

    Posted at 16:00

  • 18Nov

    Cumberland Cares

    Just over two weeks ago we set the pupils a target of collecting 100 shoe boxes to support Operation Christmas Child as part of Cumberland Cares. I am pleased to say we collected well over 200.


    This was a fantastic effort by our pupils who were supported by the whole school community including the Admin and Catering Teams.

    Admin team support Shoe Box Appeal



    Posted at 15:43

  • 11Nov

    Only 48 hours to go!

    Pupils and parents have this weekend to complete the on line surveys. Your opinions matter, so please tell us what you think. We have had a short week this week but only for pupils. Staff have been working hard, together, looking at ways to improve teaching and learning the future curriculum at Cumberland School.

    Posted at 16:31

  • 04Nov

    Cumberland plans for 2012


    Cumberland School has been awarded a grant of £8,800 to support other schools in their area to get involved in London 2012 and make the most of the opportunities available through the official London 2012 education programme ‘Get Set’.  LOCOG chairperson, Seb Coe, said: “We are delighted to be working even more closely with DfE, and the ‘Plan your 2012’ programme of grants will mean that more schools and more young people can be inspired by and benefit from local leadership and best practice in their area".  “Members of the Get Set network, like Cumberland School, are brilliant advocates for London 2012 – demonstrating what a positive difference linking learning to the games can make to young people.”

    One of Cumberland’s future stars, Trieu Ho, features in this month’s 'Newham Mag'.  Click here to view the article.

    Congratulations to ex-Cumberland pupil, Wendy Zadigue who has been appointed Deputy Young Mayor.

    Yvonne Opiyo (11C) also stood for Young Mayor.  On this occasion she was unsuccessful, but she had an excellent campaign and was congratulated by the headteacher at St Bonventures School for the maturity she showed when speaking at their school assembly.

    Posted at 15:46