Loxford Primary Phase celebrated Cultural Diversity Day on 26th May by learning about cultures that are different to our own. We learned about Italian, German, Swiss, Japanese, Thai, Ancient Mayan and Japanese culture. We tried different foods such as Mango Sticky Rice and Swiss cheese. We made origami crafts and we now know how to count to ten in many different…

On Tuesday 24 May, students in year 12 completed their AS Drama performance examination. They performed an edited version of the medieval morality play EVERYMAN. The play was written in the 15th century as a way of providing moral guidance to the illiterate masses. In the play Everyman (a character who represents the whole of…

On Thursday 19th May 2 Loxford students, Usama Shazad and Fatma Alasow, represented the school in the Redbridge Regional Final of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge public speaking competition. Both students delivered powerful speeches:  Fatma’s was entitled ‘Reality Check’ and was on the subject of women’s rights to achieve.  Usama spoke about difficulties he…

On Wednesday 4th May, thirty-two year 5 children took part in a residential trip to Kingswood which is in Ashford, Kent.  They travelled by coach and were accompanied by four members of staff. They stayed over at the centre for two nights and returned to school on Friday 6th May. The children took part in…

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded Leading Edge Status again for 2016-17. It is awarded to schools that consistently achieve high grades and give their students an outstanding education. Leading Edge is a national network for high-performing secondary schools who are committed to working in partnership to raise achievement, innovation and…

In April, four Year 9 pupils and I attended City Hall to take part in the Count on Us Maths Challenge competition. As a team, along with our two teachers, we were quite nervous to compete against ten other schools, yet extremely excited! When we arrived, we completed the Towers of Hanoi and Leap Frog…

We’re with the Bard! To celebrate Shakespeare 400, the English department transformed their classrooms into different plays. We had The Tempest, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Titus Andronicus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice. Not satisfied with just re-decorating; English teachers ran a variety of activities across the week and took their…

In April, 11 intrepid Year 12 geography students ventured to Amersham Field Centre set in the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just to the north-west of London. During the day the students were tasked with investigating how the characteristics of the River Chess changed between its source and where it joined another river.…

On Tuesday May 3rd, year 10 GCSE PE students were fortunate enough to have Great British long jumper JJ Jegede visit. The visit started with a theory based question and answer session. The students learned about JJ’s life, where he grew up, went to school and how he got involved in sport. They also were able to ask questions which…

Within the month of April our students took part in the following activities:- Five Year 9s were selected to represent Loxford School at the Count on Us Secondary Challenge 2016. This is a pan-London Maths tournament held at City Hall, where over 50 schools from across London compete for a place at the Grand Finale…