S6C Update

As we head into half term I have the tremendous news that this year we have received a record number of applications for September 2024 entry. This really has been the culmination of a lot of hard work from staff, who work tirelessly to make S6C the first choice for so many students and my thanks go to everyone who makes S6C such a unique and special place.  

On Friday we were raising money for Children’s Chance in an MLP wide Charity Fundraising Day. We had a cake sale, tombola and cakes were entered into the S6C Bake Off competition, which was won by Sophie Houghton for her Caramel Cupcakes. We have been delighted to support such a worthy cause. Children’s Chance is a Salisbury charity that aims to give children and young people whose families are going through hard times, or who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, the opportunity to do things that would otherwise be denied them, and which can so often be taken for granted. Thank you to Emma McAndrew for arranging the day’s events and for helping to judge the S6C Bake Off.

I have been sent the link to a fantastically helpful site for parents of young people struggling with a variety of mental health issues. Please go to https://thismayhelp.me/ to find out more.

Last Friday, WSE hosted the second MLP Pupil Parliament meeting. Mrs Anthony, MLP Director of Finance and Business, spoke to the students about the MLP Trust wide strategy for reducing carbon in our academies. Mr Wells, Chair of Environment & Climate Committee at Salisbury City Council, spoke about idling cars near academies as well as the work taking place around Breathe London with Dyson.
Idling Action
Breathe London (dyson.co.uk)
Students presented the progress made by each academy since the last meeting in November and worked in pairs to further investigate opportunities for improving sustainability across the Trust.

This week has been National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) and has been an opportunity for the education and skills sector to celebrate the achievements of apprentices around the country and the positive impact they make to communities, businesses, and the wider economy. The theme has been ‘Skills For Life’ and we have been busy promoting apprenticeships and ‘skills for life’ during the week. To find out more about apprenticeships, visit www.apprenticeships.gov.uk.

Laurence Rushby – Teacher of Art and Photography
Year 12 Art and Photography students are currently exhibiting their work at The Young Gallery in Salisbury. Please do try to visit the exhibition if you can – the standard of work this year is exceptional.


Rebecca Anderson – Pastoral Lead
University and Apprenticeships
– Any student needing to do an interview for apprenticeship, employment or university can come and see Rebecca to arrange some guidance and practice;
– Any student needing advice on volunteering, work experience, or wider engagement, to prepare for strong applications, should talk to their teachers, tutor or Rebecca as soon as they know what area they may be interested in;
– We offer a full support service for those applying for apprenticeships, but it has to be responsive to the job market, so there are no set dates for the different stages. This means that students need to show a high level of initiative and independence, but we are here to help and we expect to be involved – we can help search, check applications, and prepare for interviews.
Polly Wiggins is our external careers advisor and students wanting to book an appointment should message Rachel Cooke.

S6C Netball Academy
Match report: Pippa Alford – S6C Teacher of Sport
Our S6C netballers played against BWS recently and although we were without two A team players we did really well. A nervous S6C took to court which may have impacted on the score in our first quarter, losing 7-12 but only 5 goals in it. S6C dug in and every player gave it their all, settled and played some super strong netball but could not creep that score line back. Lois and Rio shooting against a strong physical defence, Jess, Izzy, Agnes, Tally and Arianna worked so hard in the C court, Sereana, Imogen and Izzy awesome defence once we settled. Jess outstanding with turnover on their C pass. Rio well deserved player of the match, movement in and shooting accuracy excellent. Great team performance!
Q1: 12-7; Q2: 8-7; Q3: 7-5; Q4: 5-1. Overall it was 32-20 to BWS.

S6C Bournemouth Football Academy 
Match report: Ben Cooper – Football Coach
We played Newport at home with the lads looking to pick up three points after their disappointing result against Plymouth a couple of weeks ago. We started strong and kept the ball very well. The first real chance fell to Dickins. A great touch by Max to slip him in and a cool composed finish to put S6C 1-0 up. We continued to dominate in the first half with Newport having a couple of shots testing Owen in goal. It was 1-0 at half time. In the second half, the boys didn’t start as strong as the first half, however we grew into the second half and our second goal went in with a great finish from Aaron. Carrying the ball from out wide, beating his man for pace and slotting it past the keeper. 2-0. Unfortunately, Newport would get a goal back with half an hour to go making it 2-1. S6C still continues to win individual battles as well as sticking to the game plan and refusing to panic. We were always going to score more and Ben Shering scored a header from an Olly King corner. He was on the back post to make it 3-1. At the end of the game we had one final chance. Max won the ball back and Aaron then put Max through from his darting run. He slotted it away to finish the game off. 4-1 to S6C. Great performance all round. 

Community and Education Football Alliance League

S6C Rugby Academy 
Bournemouth School 7s

The first 7s event of the year and the boys put in a great shift. Played some class 7s, showed a lot of fight and character and walked away as plate winners.
P5 W4 L1
Player of the tournament: Malachai Rabuli
Win against Bishops in the plate final capped off a brilliant day. Looking forward to the next one after half term. A lot of potential with this group!

Monday 12 February
Half term
Monday 19 February
Term begins
Wednesday 21 February
S6C Football Academy v. Swindon Town (away)
Monday 26 February
Year 13 DC7 Mocks Assessments TIMETABLE
Tuesday 27 February
Year 13 DC7 Mocks Assessments TIMETABLE
Wednesday 28 February
Year 13 DC7 Mocks Assessments TIMETABLE
Tuesday 05 March
Year 13 DC7 Mocks Assessments TIMETABLE
Wednesday 06 March
Year 13 DC7 Mocks Assessments TIMETABLE
Interview evening
Wednesday 13 March
S6C Football Academy v. Cheltenham Town (home @ Ringwood Football Club)
Monday 18 March
Year 12 DC4 assessment week
Wednesday 20 March
S6C Football Academy v. Bristol Rovers (home @ Ringwood Football Club)
Wednesday 27 March
Interview evening
S6C Football Academy v. Bristol Rovers (away)
Thursday 28 March
Terms ends
Friday 29 March
Easter break
Monday 15 April
Term begins
Year 13 DC9 assessment week
Thursday 18 April
UCAS Discovery Fair
Monday 22 April
Summer exam season begins
Wednesday 24 April
S6C Football Academy v. Plymouth Argyle (home @ Ringwood Football Club)