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:

Stars of the Week:


  • Mrs Birch has nominated her Year 10 Geographers for their behaviour which has been exemplary, they are extremely focused. Students are currently studying the topic of Development and they have been very engaged with looking at ways to reduce the gap between the wealthiest and poorest countries.
  • Mr Cox has nominated Year 10 students Junior and Anthony for great teamwork during practical work in Science.
  • Mrs Brown has nominated Year 13 students Ryan and Taylor for excellent NEA in English Language and Literature.
  • Mr Reilly has nominated Year 8 student Jack in creative iMedia for his work on graphic design. Students were asked to recreate common logos and as a challenge and Jack recreated the motor way sign.
  • Mrs Wright would like to say well done to the 1st Year CCF students for getting high marks in their first aid test.
  • Miss Murphy would like to nominate Year 11 student Emmanuel who has performed really well in media this week.
  • Mr Jackson has nominated Year 8 student Ella P for excellent effort in Maths.

Music Technology at CTS

Music Technology Project

24 Year 9 students made a fantastic start to their music technology project this week, working with Mr Calcott and Miss Orestano from Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust to learn how to use the software Cubase. The project has been sponsored by the Travis Perkins Foundation and the equipment they are using is a professional standard. In the first session, students recorded in a diatonic chord sequence, and have made a start to creating their own compositions. We are incredibly proud of the engagement of these students in their first session, and look forward to hearing their finished pieces later in the year.

Piano and Guitar Lessons

Piano and Guitar lessons have all started this week with our peripatetic music teachers from the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust. The students involved have since been practising their skills at lunchtime in the practice rooms. We are hoping that some of them will be working towards graded examinations at the end of the year.

Drumming Club

On Friday, drumming club performed in the theatre at lunchtime to their teachers and peers. The performance was a huge success and we are hoping that as a result of this, we may have some new members joining next week. This takes place on a Thursday from 8-8.30 in the music room. You don’t need any prior experience to join so come along if you are interested.

For any details about music activities, please contact Miss Jenkins.

School News:

Next week sees the exciting launch of the after school lecture programme "Beyond the Classroom". This is an opportunity for students to come along after school and learn something they might not come across in their everyday curriculum, from the psychology of music to understanding how humans made it to the moon! The first lecture takes place on Wednesday at 4.15pm - 5pm in the Lecture Theatre and will focus on Schema and the Psychology Behind Learning. If you'd like any more information, please speak to Miss Fenner.

Apprenticeship News:

The December 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.


  • The Theatre trip to "An Inspector Call" will take place on Wednesday 22nd January.
  • Year 9 Progress Evening will take place on Wednesday 29th January.
  • Year 8 Progress Evening will take place on Wednesday 5th February.