16 July 2021

On Tuesday 13 July we held our annual Sports Day at the Brickfields arena. The weather was kind to us and students and staff all had an enjoyable day.


Three school records were broken this year and Mackenzie Pike 10W was involved in all of them!


100m 11.6 Mackenzie Pike

200m 23.4 Mackenzie Pike

Relay 49.75 Mackenzie Pike, Harry Taylor, Andreas Isaias, Jay Hagan - Glassup

Our Guest of Honour this year was British olympic athlete and former student David King who sent in a video message of congratulations ahead of his trip to Tokyo next week. David will be competing in the 110m hurdles.

Regrettably we were unable to accommodate parents, carers and families at this year's event but we have attached the presentation which was shared with the school remotely this morning.

I hope that you enjoy it.

Mr Orkney

SDP Update July 2021


Here is the termly update on the progress we are making as a school towards our current priorities and to ensure that we strive to achieve our vision that ‘Everyone Succeeds’


We have targeted the most significant challenges since September and have formed our School Development Priorities which you can find here: https://www.dhsb.org/sdp-update


We don’t report on every single priority each term but provide details of evidence of the areas that have been highlighted so far this academic year.


Link to SDP update


Celebration Assemblies


During Wednesday’s celebration assemblies each Head of House celebrated a student of the term for each year group, a prize draw for students who have demonstrated excellent behaviour this term and also for our students with attendance above 95% and 100% attendance.


It was lovely to hear the celebrations coming from the form rooms across the school.


Student News

Very well done to Harry McCulloch 7E who has been highly commended in the ISRSA Theology, Philosophy and Religion Essay Competition. Harry’s essay can be read at this link (and was also featured in the Head’s Blog of 25 June 2021)


Mrs Wardle said, “This is, quite simply, amazing. Harry should feel very proud indeed of his effort and achievement. “


Link to Harry's essay

DofE Update

Congratulations to the two Gold walking teams who finished their assessed expedition on Tuesday 6 July and to the final Silver walking team who completed on Sunday.


Well done to all involved.

One of the gold teams

Silver team


PSHEE Activities

The end of the final full week of the school year today, and what a strange year it has been. Heads of House gave their end of term Celebration assembly to their students on Wednesday, with recognition and presentations for achievements in school and out, academic and pastoral.

Marks for all the assessments for the Year 11 and Year 13 students have been submitted and we now await the results days in August. (10/8 for A level, 12/8 for GCSE).

For the end of term tutorial lesson today I planned a wide variety of short activities all based around RNLI guidance on water safety, and/or various first aid activities from the Red Cross or St John Ambulance so that tutors could choose as appropriate for their class.

This morning was also time for the annual assembly celebrating achievements at sports day which was held on a thankfully dry and sunny day on Tuesday. An enjoyable day for all with several records broken.

Next week will be the final whole school assembly from Mr Roberts on Wednesday, but of course no tutorial on Friday as there will be no students present!

So it just remains for me to wish you all a very relaxing and hopefully sunny summer break, and to keep fingers crossed that we are all able to enjoy some sort of holiday, albeit a staycation for most!

Ms Moreton