CTS Snapshot


Welcome to our CTS Snapshot - a weekly celebration update. We are delighted to share with parents and carers alike student triumphs at Corby Technical School. We are proud of every student and every success they have - please feel free to share with us any achievements they might have.

Snapshot News:

Royal Navy Visit

Our Year 10 Food Preparation and Nutrition students had a fantastic opportunity this week, when the Navy came to visit. Two Navy Chefs delivered a Ready Steady Cook style session with the students working in teams of four. Each team were given a mystery ingredient that they had to use, including Thai black rice and chorizo, as well as being able to choose from a whole range of different ingredients, many of which were new to the students. They then had a short time to research recipes before being given an hour to prepare, cook, and serve 2 dishes! This is similar to the experience they will have when they do their practical exam, but with far less research time. They all worked extremely well, and embraced the challenge producing some amazing food, in particular Grace and Rio. They all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were able to pick up lots of new skills and tips from the Navy Chefs.

Stars of the Week:


  • Mr Cox has nominated Year 10 Science for for great DNA extraction practical work.
  • Mrs Rice has nominated her year 10 English class for excellent effort and conduct in their first full English mock.
  • Mrs Brown has nominated Year 11 student Halle for excellent progress in English.
  • Mrs Vaghadia has nominates Year 9 student Lana for her great piece of work in RSCS on mental health and Year 11 students Adam S , Beth, Elle, Grace and Anjali for perseverance and working really hard on their 15 mark questions in Sociology.
  • Mrs Ferns has nominated her Year 9 Maths group for positive attitude and effort.
  • Mrs Tams has nominated Jayden in Year 10 for a fantastic effort this week in German and great contribution.
  • Mr Harley has nominated Year 7 students Kaden and Oskar who have been making Key tags in Design and Technology, they have gone the extra mile and made theirs skateboard shaped and even added grip tape. Well done!

Beyond the Classroom

Miss Fenner is coordinating a series of lectures to share knowledge on topics including art symbolism and the space race. The lectures run for about three quarters of an hour after school and all students are welcome to attend. Mr Gourlay will deliver a lecture on the space race and the impact of technology while Mrs Morgan will lecture on Christianity in the art of Van Gogh. Miss Jenkins will talk about Music and Emotion and will explore the emotional connections humans have with music. Please speak to Miss Fenner if you have any questions about the lectures or to check dates for future events.
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Apprenticeship News:

The January parent information pack from Amazing Apprenticeships is here:


It offers information and support for young people and parents who are considering an apprenticeship as their next step.


  • Year 8 Progress Evening will take place on Wednesday 5th February.