On the sunny morning of Friday 7th July, 14 very excited Year 7 & 8 EAL students boarded the school minibus with myself and Mr Pennington for the start of their tour of typical Essex landmarks. Our first stop was Finchingfield, the most photographed village in England. We strolled around the village looking at all…

On Thursday, 13th July we were invited to take a group of Year 8 students to Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford to find out about life at our local university. The main focus was the opportunities available to students in the finance sector and the training and qualifications needed. The students were involved in a…

On Wednesday 14th June our fantastic sixth form students visited the University of Essex to attend the annual UCAS Open Day. Over 150 university exhibitors were on hand to discuss the range of courses available at different institutions across the country. In addition to the stands there were also opportunities to attend seminars on a…

On Thursday 20th April some of our Year 9 students, who may be interested in a career in the construction industry, attended an event at Braintree College where they took part in a series of workshops facilitated by construction companies, such as Tamdown and Morgan Sindall, to find out more about the variety of different…

On Tuesday March 14th King Edward’s Grammar School, Chelmsford hosted the 11th Essex Book Awards (EBA) arranged by Essex Education Services. Now in its eleventh year, the EBA is a well established county-wide scheme for schools in Essex. It aims to improve literacy among pupils at Key Stage 3, facilitating debate and discussion between pupils…

Thursday 2nd March was World Book Day and, as usual, the library celebrated it with lots of fun and competitions. Several staff members dressed up for the occasion and they proved to be a colourful addition to the day. Characters included Little Red Riding Hood, The Wolf (dressed in grandma’s nightie!), Bilbo Baggins and Mary…

It’s been a busy time for all things food related this term at Tabor Academy. The Year 11 GCSE Catering Students excelled themselves with their creations of a two course International meal, many of the practical outcomes were as good as restaurant quality and they have many reasons to be proud of themselves. Here is…

Singing, cheering, shouting and generally making encouraging noises were compulsory at the fantastic Jack Petchey Awards ceremony at Braintree Arts Theatre during the evening of Tuesday 17th January. Mrs Robinson, Mr Jakens, Mrs Barrow, Mrs Aves and the students’ parents and relatives watched as Cllr Frankie Ricci, Chairman of Braintree Council, presented medallions to students…