Snapshot - Home Learning Edition


Welcome to our CTS Snapshot - a weekly celebration update. We would like to continue to share the achievements of our students during this uncertain time. Each week we will include new ideas for student challenges to do at home, nominations of students who we are celebrating in each subject, and updates from the home learning team. If you have done a piece of work you are really proud of, or have completed one of our challenges and would like to share it in Snapshot next week, please email this to with the title of the email being 'Snapshot', including a short description of your work, and we will choose a selection to share.

Snapshot News:

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Virtual Choir

A few of our staff and students have been brave enough to record themselves singing at home so that we could create a virtual choir performance. We have really missed hearing our choir ‘Vox’ rehearse, and were looking forward to them performing in the last assembly of the year. Whilst it is sad that this couldn’t happen in person, we are thrilled that we were able to substitute it in this way.

Thanks to all staff and students involved. Please enjoy watching their performance of ‘True Colours’ by clicking here.

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NEA Education Awards 2020

Mrs Brown has reached the final of ‘English Teacher of the Year’ title in the Northamptonshire Education Awards. The winner will be chosen in October, but whether she wins or not, we are incredibly proud to have her as part of our fantastic English department and are glad that her dedication and passion for the subject have been recognised in this way.



The Maths department would like to say well done to Year 10 for positive attitude and effort during in school lessons and are looking forward to seeing you all in August

Year 9:

Avantika, Jack B and Oscar S

Year 8:

Corina , Keira T

Year 7:

Shane, Harry W, Oliver W


Year 10 English:

Year 10 for their fantastic effort with their speaking and listening speeches and their wonderful deliveries. The whole department are all so pleased with their hard work and independence.

Year 9 English:

Cameron and Jenna for their excellent exploration of context in their assignments, Marshall and Nive for their great language analysis in their assignments. Nikodem B for a wonderful analysis of Frankenstein and excellent effort in his home learning across the past two terms. Milana B, Jack B and Ben M for putting together excellent analytical paragraphs on Frankenstein and author's language methods

Year 10 Drama:

Summer, Tamsyn, Dragos, Mya, Marli, Zak and Sean for consistent engagement in assignments.


Year 10 Sociology:

Klaudia and Lukas for doing really well on their assignment this week. Both achieved a very high mark, well done.

Year 9 Sociology:

Sammah, Niav and Finley for achieving a very high mark on their assignment. You have done really well.


The following Year 7 students have produced excellent work on their assignments:

Sai, Harry-Lee, Olivier J, Kyle R, Chijoke, Ronnie, Harry W, Toby L, Mariyah and Oliver W.


Year 7 students Amelia, Harry-Lee, Alfie C, Mariyah, Oliver W, Miranda, Olivia P and Ella McC for their great commitment throughout the year and their amazing scores in our last assignment.

Year 9 students Emma-May, Oliwia and Daisy for incredible writing tasks.

Year 10 student Lacy for excellent effort and commitment to her school lessons and home assignments. and Mya F for outstanding engagement from home and for producing some amazing independent work.

Computer Science:

Mr Reilly would like to nominate his Year 9 iMedia class who throughout lockdown have been producing high quality work, completing work on time, with some consistently going above and beyond the task given. They have worked extremely hard and have earned a well needed break.

Design and Technology:

Year 10 GCSE Product Design, well done you have worked extremely hard this academic year with lots of theory content in exercise books, CAD work and SENECA learning. Mr Hirst is very proud of all of your efforts.


The PE department would like to thank everyone again who participated in one or both of our Virtual Sports Days during school closure. Make sure you keep fit and active over the Summer Holidays!

Snapshot Student Challenges:

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the student challenges each week. We have loved seeing the things you have shared with us through the home learning account, and we are consistently amazed at the talent we see from our students. This week, instead of setting specific challenges for students, we would like to encourage you to set your own challenge or resolution to complete over the summer break. We have asked our CTS staff what their personal challenges are, and you will find these in the focus feature below. You may want to set yourself a fitness challenge, a creative challenge or a lifestyle change. Good luck!

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Year 7 student Ruby created this fantastic lamp. Ruby made this using air dry clay, jars and a cereal box. It was then painted it with acrylic paint and a light placed inside. Well done Ruby this is amazing!

Focus Feature:

In this week's edition we have asked staff to share what their personal summer challenges will be, a fee are detailed below.

Careers News:

Careers information is being sent through Tutor groups in Teams and our Careers Advisor Julie Thompson can be contacted for advice by either parents or students via email at:


  • School closes today for the Summer break, all students will return to school on Tuesday 18th August. We look forward to welcoming you all back.
  • For any assistance with home learning, email