Interhouse Cross Country Y8 A side – 19/10/21

Lesson 3 today saw Year 8 A side take to the cross country course.  Lots more students in this group using the bog as the shortest route – some more than once!

Interhouse Cross Country Y9 B side – 19/10/21

Year 9 have completed their interhouse cross country race today. The Year 7’s will get their turn at the beginning of next term!

Grandparents’ Coffee Morning – 13/10/21

We were delighted to welcome grandparents of our Year 7 students into school this morning to watch their final assembly of Term 1. Mrs Wiltshire, Head of Year 7, led the assembly focusing on how far each of them had come since joining us only seven weeks ago. Student were recognised for all their achievements whether representing the school in a sporting team, entering a house competition as well as for all the house points they have been awarded.

Students were then able to give their grandparents a tour of the school, introducing them to their favourite teachers and showing them the parts of the school which were important to them. Grandparents returned to the hall to enjoy refreshments including cakes provided by our caterers, Aspens. Our Year 10 Peer Mentor prefects and members of staff chatted with families. We particularly enjoyed hearing from grandparents with a previous connection to the school including one who was part of the team that built the school in 1962!

Black History Month – 8/10/21

Interim Head of History, Mr Koniarski, and Maths teacher and leader of Bradon Forest’s pro-diversity student group, Mrs Doffour-Dapaah, are leading Black History Month events in school this year. Today Year 10 students in their Food and Nutrition class assisted Mrs Doffour-Dapaah with cooking some Ghanaian food.  #proudtobe

Art workshops for Year 10 – 8/10/21

Our Year 10 students who are studying Art at GCSE level took part in three workshops today. In a previous lesson students had studied natural forms and then recreated one in clay. The second workshop was looking at typography and then students produced a painting.  The third workshop focused on printing techniques inspired by nature.

Thank you to artist, Catherine Chappell, for visiting the school to share her printing press with our students. Also to Mr Martch-Harry and Mrs Holmes, Bradon Forest School Art teachers, for organising this event for our students.

Fabulous football win – 8/10/21

Our Year 8 team had an emphatic win in round 2 of the English Schools’ National Cup Football beating Backwell School (Somerset) 6-0.

Goals scorers were:

Jack Oakes (3)

Jay Horgan (1)

Louis Gunning(1)

Finley Davies (1)

Man of Match – Louis Gunning

Mr Bray said, ‘It was an excellent team performance all round and it was a great start their Football journey at Bradon Forest School. They should all be proud of themselves.’

Meet The Stars – 8/9/21

Space: meet the Stars! Sunday 19th September at 7pm (finish 8pm). ONLINE

With so many challenges closer to home, why do we continue to invest in space exploration? 

Our special guests will explain how space offers the most intriguing and exciting possibilities for the advancement of humankind. 

In “Space: meet the Stars” you’ll get the chance to ask questions and listen to our very special guest speakers discuss all things science fact and science fiction related to the exploration and commercialisation of Space. The speakers will be:

  • TJ Creamer – NASA astronaut on the International Space Station and NASA flight director.
  • Moogega Cooper – Lead of Planetary Protection for the NASA Mars Mission Perseverance Rover
  • Sophie Harker – BAE Systems senior aerodynamicist 
  • Jonathan Fernandez – Star Trek writer & story editor 
  • LJ Rich – and our host for the event and BBC ‘Click’ presenter 
  • Jaisha Wray – US space security policy expert 

This online event is just for Athelstan Trust Schools and all students are invited to join us on Sunday 19th September at 7pm (finish 8pm). Look out for the sign up link in a parents’ letter from the Headteacher this week.


Swim Success for New Year 7 – 2/9/21

Congratulations to one of our new Year 7 students, Niamh McGlade, who swims for the Tiger Sharks. Over the Summer, Niamh competed in a local gala at Wroughton and won NINE gold medals and one silver. Niamh swam a 25m butterfly in 19 seconds, which was  of her 9 races; all of which she achieved personal bests. We look forward to watching your swim career progress!

First Day Year 7 2021

We were delighted to welcome our new Year 7 students into school today.  They have all had lots of time to get to know each other and to explore the site ably supported by our team of Year 10 Peer Mentor Prefects. Each tutor group has also had a lesson with a member of the Senior Leadership Team creating a super hero or a super villain!