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Smestow Leaders help at Play Unified

Smestow Leaders help at Play Unified

Play Unified is an international initiative to use the power of the red ball to help mainstream and children with special needs to play with and against each other. On Wednesday Leo, Charley and Jeevan refereed at the inaugural primary football festival at Walsall...

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Interactive Careers Event a big success

Interactive Careers Event a big success

On Thursday 29th June all students took part in an Interactive Careers Event. The event hosted over 30 different exhibitors from sectors as diverse as construction and engineering to childcare and media. Students spent time engaging with employers and universities to...

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Colour Run for Luke

Colour Run for Luke

8SLE and the family and friends of Luke Peter Astley will be undertaking a 5km ‘Colour Run’ in his memory on Wednesday 5th July 2017. Luke passed away suddenly in April and we will remember his kind and loving nature by raising funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital...

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Leaders in charge at Black Country School Games

Leaders in charge at Black Country School Games

The Black Country School Games Level 3 Championships are the pinnacle of the sporting year for children and young people in the area. On Friday, June 23rd, 41 Smestow students traveled to the University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus to help lead the event. Four of...

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Junior Maths Challenge

Junior Maths Challenge

Maths Challenge is a national competition where students answer intriguing maths and logic questions. Although it is a multiple choice test, it is very tough! Some of our pupils in Years 7 and 8 took part in the Junior Maths Challenge (UKMT) and did very well. Over...

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Cricket Activators in action

Cricket Activators in action

On the hottest day of the year, Smestow's Cricket Activators officiated at the City Finals for Year 3 and 4 pupils. Having attended a course on how to umpire and score, the students took charge of the 15 matches on the day. Staff and organisers were full of praise for...

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Inspiring the jewellers of the future?

Inspiring the jewellers of the future?

Children at Smestow have been getting an expert insight into the world of fine metals thanks to a partnership with a jeweller. Philip Eccleston, a Walsall-based jeweller, has been working with a group of Year 10 pupils as part of their Resistant Materials studies, and...

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Hills Coach – revised route during roadworks

Hills Coach – revised route during roadworks

Clifford Street will be closed in both directions between its junction with Newhampton Road West and Sweetman Street until 4 July. During this time students who normally catch the Hills Coach at Clifford Street should now please go to the junction of New Hampton Road...

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Great School Run

Great School Run

The Great School Run took place on Friday 16th June. 19 year 10 leaders and 1 year 13 Sports Ambassador planned and lead the day on behalf of Smestow School. To give an insight to the magnitude of the event the following figures should suffice: 698 PRIMARY SCHOOL...

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Year 9 Leaders at Festival of Sport

Year 9 Leaders at Festival of Sport

Aldersley Leisure Village played host to the Year 5 Festival on Wednesday 14th June, with a range of Year 5 students from Primary Schools within the City participating. Our students received training the previous Monday by Mr Shaffery. As always Mr Shaffery was...

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Preparing for university

Preparing for university

As part of preparation for life after A Levels, Year 12 visited the annual UCAS Convention at the NEC in Birmingham. With over 300 exhibitors at the convention from all aspects of Post 18 life, including gap year opportunities, Universities, Higher Level...

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Hair today gone tomorrow!

Hair today gone tomorrow!

It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow for one Smestow pupil who added another event to her growing list of charity endeavours. Jessica Hodgkiss, of Year 8, used to have long hair but decided to cut it short and help raise money for youngsters who are battling...

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Sociology superstars

Sociology superstars

At Smestow, we expect effort and commitment from all of our students. But sociology teacher, Miss King, says she has been lucky enough to teach a group for the past two years who have each gone above and beyond. She says: "The 2015-17 sociology group have, from day...

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Castlecroft and Smestow join forces

Castlecroft and Smestow join forces

Youngsters from Castlecroft Primary School have been having fun at Smestow as part of a new project to build links between the two schools. Children from Year 5 at Castlecroft have been taking part in a number of activities to develop their STEM (science, technology,...

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Supportive student group gets big thumbs up

Supportive student group gets big thumbs up

A group set up to give students a “sanctuary” at Smestow has proven so popular that there is already a waiting list of pupils wanting to join. The Connect Club was established for pupils who want to take part in structured activities during the lunchtime break. There...

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Smestow girls keep dancing!

Smestow girls keep dancing!

A group of girls from Smestow are doing themselves and the school proud in the world of dance. Year 10 students Tegan Watson, Sophie Deeley and Holly Hawkins, along with Year 8 pupil Tajah Shea, are all dedicated dancers at various academies in the Midlands. Sophie...

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Why choose Smestow Sixth Form?

Why choose Smestow Sixth Form?

If you want to go to university, Smestow Sixth Form is the best place to be - that’s the message from a student who tried college before coming to Smestow. Choosing where to study their A-Levels can be a difficult decision for Year 11 students with various options...

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Smestow Leaders in charge at Festival of Sport

Smestow Leaders in charge at Festival of Sport

In 2013, nearly 200 Year 3 pupils from Smestow’s partner primary schools took part in a Festival of Sport at Aldersley Leisure Village. Four years later, some of those same pupils, now in Year 7, were the Leaders who ran a whole day of different activities for the...

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Tarelle wows the crowds at Wolverhampton festival

Tarelle wows the crowds at Wolverhampton festival

We were delighted to see Smestow pupil Tarelle Harvey hit the stage at the recent WayFest event in Wolverhampton. Rap artist Tarelle performed in front of a crowd of more than 300 and went down a storm - well done Tarelle! You can read a full report on the event on...

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Smestow student encouraging an interest in politics

Smestow student encouraging an interest in politics

With a General Election looming, politics is at the forefront of the national news, but it has an extra significance for one Smestow student. Grace Hodgkiss, in Year 11, is a member of the Young Labour group and is doing her bit to get fellow pupils interested in...

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I went to Smestow – and look at me now!

I went to Smestow – and look at me now!

Welcome to the second in our series of articles catching up with former pupils of Smestow to see what they went on to achieve after leaving school. Here, we talk to Maxine Mallen who was at Smestow from 1989 to 1994 and is now a presenter on BBC Radio Stoke, as well...

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Smestow students off on American adventure

Smestow students off on American adventure

Two Smestow students are jetting off to America to work with youngsters at residential summer camps. Jacob Smith and Megan Hartley, who are both in their final year at Smestow Sixth Form, will be working at Camp America bases for three months. Megan is heading off to...

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I went to Smestow – and look at me now!

I went to Smestow – and look at me now!

In this series of articles we are catching up with former pupils of Smestow to see what they went on to achieve after leaving school. Here, we talk to Satnam Rana who was at Smestow from 1989 to 1995 and is now a familiar face as a news reporter on BBC Midlands...

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Smestow Awards Evening

Smestow Awards Evening

We will be celebrating the success and endeavour of our pupils at our awards evening in Wolverhampton on 5th April. The event will recognise the success of the 2015-16 Years 11 and 13, with students being given awards in a variety of categories for progress, academic...

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Fairtrade poster success

Fairtrade poster success

Earlier in March a group of Year 7s celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight by designing a range of posters including the slogan ‘Put Fairtrade in your break’. The posters were entered into a regional competition and we are happy to announce that three students were chosen to...

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Languages trip to Nice – deadline approaching!

Languages trip to Nice – deadline approaching!

Smestow students from Years 9 to 11 are being given a fantastic opportunity to travel to the south of France for a Languages trip later this year. The trip to Nice is due to take place during the October half-term and will give students the chance to immerse...

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Smestow Girls Can!

Smestow Girls Can!

A group of Smestow pupils had an inspiring day as part of the ‘This Girl Will’ event in Wolverhampton. Megan Harrison, Year 13 Ambassador for Smestow Girls Can, tells us about the experience... On Thursday 9th March, five sixth form girls and I took part in the ‘This...

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Library news – author visits and a book sale

Library news – author visits and a book sale

There is always plenty going on at Smestow School’s library. Here’s the latest library news from our librarian, Mandy Wright... So far this term we have been extremely lucky with the opportunities we have had that have allowed us to see some real life authors! This is...

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Year 13 Students develop their cooking skills

Year 13 Students develop their cooking skills

“Can’t cook, won’t cook” is often the label given to students but Smestow School is trying to change that by teaching sixth-formers to cook before they head off to university.  We are giving a group of prospective university students a crash course in cooking so they...

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Awards Evening

Awards Evening

Awards Evening for last year's Years 11 & 13 [2015-16] takes place at Chancellors Hall, University of Wolverhampton on Wednesday 5th April at 6.30pm. Award winners will receive personal invitations within the next fortnight. If you don’t receive an invitation but...

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Mechanics Day at University of Wolverhampton

Mechanics Day at University of Wolverhampton

On Friday 17th February, eighteen Year 9 students visited the University of Wolverhampton for a Mechanics Day. Students took part in three practical activities that used mechanics and maths in a real world context. By far the most popular activity of the day was siege...

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Wolves Community Trust Case Study: Cavhan

Wolves Community Trust Case Study: Cavhan

by Lee Smith Project Lead Premier League 4 Sport community programme Cavhan Sanghera was identified by coach Nick Shaffery as someone with great potential in Volleyball, but difficult to keep on task. Nick approached me to see if there was anything we could do to help...

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Next Stop! Your Future

Next Stop! Your Future

Smestow students recently had a different experience of university life when the Next Stop! Staffordshire University bus arrived to take them on a magical tour. Key Stage 4 and 5 students were given a virtual tour of the university campus.  Through virtual reality...

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The countdown is on for NSPCC’s Number Day at Smestow

The countdown is on for NSPCC’s Number Day at Smestow

We are getting ready to make the days count when we take part in the NSPCC’s Number Day next month. Smestow students will be going head-to-head in a treasure hunt across the school on February 2nd and 3rd and will also be taking part in Dress Up For Digits, making a...

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Smestow 3rd in City Table Tennis Final

Smestow 3rd in City Table Tennis Final

Smestow boys have taken part in some fantastic matches at Woodfield Table Tennis club. The team, which is made up of Year 9 and Year 10 boys, finished third in the Year 11 Wolverhampton Schools' competition. One of the most memorable matches involved Alfie O'Connor...

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Kiran makes National Final

Kiran makes National Final

One of Smestow’s sixth form students has done incredibly well to win a place in the final of a national employability challenge. Kiran Bawa earned her place in the final of the National Schools Employability Challenge after answering a series of questions and then...

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Smestow leads the way in Computing

Smestow leads the way in Computing

Smestow has been awarded Lead School status within the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science. We received the accolade from Computing At School - an organisation which was set up with the aim of giving children the best education in computing. There are...

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Newsletter

Newsletter

Merry Christmas everyone! Our latest newsletter can be viewed and downloaded from here 

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Careers Survey

Please click on this link to complete a survey based on your experiences during Careers Week: Survey Monkey

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Wolves Star joins Smestow’s volleyball players

Wolves Star joins Smestow’s volleyball players

Wolves star Michal Zyro joined Smestow's volleyball players on Friday. As one of the Premier League 4 Sport Clubs, Smestow regularly has over 30 players attending sessions on a Friday evening. It's great to have so many playing and Michael was certainly impressed with...

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Year 12 Computer Science visit to London

Year 12 Computer Science visit to London

The Computer Science department took the “business leaders of tomorrow” to visit a multinational business solutions company, Apttus, to develop their knowledge of how Computer Science is used to support business. Year 12 Cyber Security and Computer Science students...

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Smestow make the Table Tennis final

Smestow make the Table Tennis final

Smestow hosted the first round of the City Table Tennis competition against The Royal School.  For the first year, Smestow entered two teams in the Yr9,10 and 11 age category. After some tense matches and excellent table tennis the A Team qualified to represent...

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Presentation Evening

To Smestow students who were in Year 11 and Year 13 during 2015-16: Dear All Presentation Evening We hope that you have had a successful start to this academic year, whether you are in your first year of Post 16 education or university. We are looking forward to...

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Year 7 & Year 8 Girls’ Football

Year 7 & Year 8 Girls’ Football

As a result of attending the extra curricular football club since September, Year 7 and 8 girls have attended a round robin tournament each Tuesday during the past four weeks. The tournament gave the girls the chance to play against a number of schools from across the...

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Local MP visits Smestow Science department

Local MP visits Smestow Science department

Smestow students were joined by their MP for a radiation experiment as part of a project to encourage more children to take up physics. Rob Marris, MP for Wolverhampton South West, visited Smestow to talk to teachers and students about the school’s work with the...

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Cleaner Glynis is a star

Cleaner Glynis is a star

One of our hardworking cleaners here at Smestow has been presented with a bunch of flowers as part of a national awards campaign. Glynis Turner was nominated for a ‘Celebrating The Stars In Our Schools’ award, and received a lovely bunch of flowers from Simon Taylor,...

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Top marks for Ryan

Top marks for Ryan

One of Smestow’s students has amazed his teachers by achieving a perfect score in his Computing exams. Ryan Kalirai achieved 300 out of 300 across all controlled assessments and the exam in Computing, which must surely put him among the best students in the country....

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Outstanding Health & Safety Award

Outstanding Health & Safety Award

Smestow School is celebrating an “outstanding” award for its work to keep pupils safe. The award follows on from a silver award handed out last year and emphasises our commitment to keeping staff and pupils safe while at school. Elite Safety in Education, based in...

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A Fantastic Week for Netball at Smestow!

A Fantastic Week for Netball at Smestow!

Year 8 Smestow 18-4 Highfields Smestow 21-6 Ounsdale Year 10 Smestow 7-1 Highfields Smestow 3-21 Ounsdale This week students had their first two league games of the season. Highfields On Tuesday both teams faced Highfields in their first away fixture. As a result of...

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July 2017 tour to the Netherlands

July 2017 tour to the Netherlands

Coming Soon......... Letters about the July 2017 tour to the Netherlands will be distributed after half term to Year 9 students. This fantastic opportunity for students to learn about the effects of the Holocaust in the Netherlands has proven extremely popular in...

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Download our new Smartphone App

Download our new Smartphone App

If you have a smartphone you can download OurSchoolsApp free of charge. It is a personalised app for Smestow School that will allow us to keep you updated with school information, news, calendar events and contact information.  It provides you access to school...

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Tanzania Summer 2016

Tanzania Summer 2016

Students recently returned from a once in a lifetime trip to Tanzania. The trip was a partnership between the school and Camps International, who offer school expeditions across Africa, Asia and South America. The six Year 11 and 12 students, Jacob Harvey, Isobel...

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PhD for Smestow Learning Support Assistant

PhD for Smestow Learning Support Assistant

A learning support assistant at Smestow School has been inspired to become a teacher after working alongside students while studying herself. Dr Jessica Gray spent four and a half years studying for a PhD at the University of Leeds, and for the past year and a half...

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