Head Teacher Mike Henderson takes the MND/ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Head teacher gets an icy soaking for MND/ALS ice bucket challenge

Bishopsgarth School’s head Mike Henderson was nominated for the ice bucket challenge by his friend Clarky all the way from Australia and accepted in the name of a very worthy cause.

Rather than simply taking on the ice bucket challenge at home in his back garden, he came up with a novel way of encouraging pupils to donate to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) charity, by setting all his students a challenge to raise £500 by Friday the 12th of September.

New Beginnings!

New uniform, Year 7, and Mr Henderson's Ice Bucket Challenge

New Beginnings!

A BIG thank you to all staff, pupils and parents for an amazingly smooth start to the new academic year.

The first few days can always be a bit chaotic until Y7 pupils settle in and older pupils get used to their new timetables and new teachers (and brand new subjects in Y10), but this year we also had a new uniform, a new pastoral system with Houses and Vertical Tutor Groups, a new rewards system and a new Behaviour Policy to introduce too! To everyone’s credit, the first week went like clockwork and I am delighted!

School Blazers (UPDATE)

School Blazers (UPDATE)

The new school blazers are now available to collect from school reception. As expected when kitting out nearly 500 pupils with a brand new uniform, there have been some teething problems, but nothing that can’t be resolved. Please bear with us, we have never done this before and are relying on the expertise of our suppliers!

A minority of parents are not happy with the size of blazer that they received. All children were measured by either Elizabeths Embroidery (Year 7 and Year 8) or by Motif8 (Year 9 and Year 10) so if the sizing is wrong, please get in touch with the relevant company and they will sort you out.