Hockey Star in Y10

Year 10 pupil, Luke Baker is making a name for himself in the world of hockey.

He is currently part of the England Hockey Performance Centre programme, which is an elite player programme that develops players for national age group and GB hockey.

Players are nominated to attend a Performance Centre by their Academy Centre. Players can be nominated from the U15 and U17 age groups and attend a tough selection day to progress to the Performance Centre level. There are only 300 players nationally at this level at 17 different performance centres and Luke’s goal is to be selected for the Futures Cup squad in August 2019.

The Futures Cup is the pinnacle of the Elite Player Pathway and for many of the players it will be their first experience of an intense tournament-style competition on this scale. Each region battles battles it out in their respective age group for a chance to be crowned the champion. National age group squads are selected from this process.

Luke plays club hockey at Redditch Hockey Club and plays in the Men’s 3rd team as well as playing as an invited guest player in the Tier 1 U16’s National League competition for Stourport Hockey club.

Good luck Luke!!

Year 7 Kingswood Residential

At the end of September, staff accompanied Year 7 pupils to a 3 day residential trip to Kingswood in Staffordshire.

Kingswood residential encourages the development of life skills and helps everyone to reach their full potential in a way that’s inclusive and puts personal development at the core of what we do. Through taking young people out of the classroom, we believe that school residentials have the power to make the primary and secondary education experience more real, more tangible and even more memorable.

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Obstacle course, zipwire, archery, climbing, crate stack, making their own low ropes course, orienteering, nightline and aeroball. Also lots of football, songs and games, made for a non stop action packed few days! Studley values were demonstrated throughout our stay; ‘aspirational’, ‘resilient’, ‘mature’, to name just a few!

All 39 students who attended Kingswood were polite, courteous, worked well as a team and really pushed themselves out of their comfort zone and tried new things. Everyone supported one another, listening to any problems and helping each other to find solutions to beat their fears and achieve. This extended from climbing the very realistic rock face, making new friends, through to eating new food!

Mrs Wakefield, Dr Barnfield and Mr Willett were very pleased to see everyone say thank you for their food, clean up after every meal, and represent Studley High School with the “aiming higher” motto we expect.

We also enjoyed Toby’s birthday whilst we were there, having cake both on Thursday AND Friday! All students took time out to write many cards to Kingswood activity leaders, thanking them for their enthusiasm and hard work in providing such enjoyable activities.

I really enjoyed myself and loved all the activities….the food was great and so were all the staff there. I thoroughly enjoyed the activities….especially doing the nightline, zipwire and the obstacle course in the dark because it was much more fun if you’re afraid of heights, you can’t see how high up you are!

I loved it and would go back any day!

Sophie – Y7

Macmillan Coffee Morning – UPDATE!

After an incredible day of cake baking, testing, buying and eating – our school has raised over £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. This is the largest sum of money raised yet, for this cause, in this way.

We would like to thank every single pupil, parent and member of staff who contributed to this achievement.

Pupils are invited to the 2018 Studley High Macmillan Coffee Morning, being held on Friday 5th October 10:10am – 10:55am.

Refreshments will be served for a small fee.

Cakes will be sold for 50p and juice for 10p.

All money raised will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.


Bake Time for Others…


MFL House Competition:

Win some house points and support Macmillan Cancer Support!

Bake a European recipe, bring it in and sell it at the coffee morning. Come to the Hall at 08:15am Friday 5th October.

Prizes will be awarded for taste, Presentation and Appearance, Originality and Effort.

All pupils who contribute a cake for the coffee morning, will receive a postcard.

History & Art Centenary Poppy Project

World War One Centenary Poppy Project

The History and Art departments have joined forces for this very special project and are inviting pupils from all year groups to take part.

The project will involve, producing a poppy display to remember those from Studley who lost their lives fighting in World War One.

Starting after school, on Thursday 4th October (until November 11th) – pupils will meet in the Technology room to create a display of decorated poppies and at the same time, researching the lives and experiences of those who fought on the front line. Each poppy will represent someone who contributed to WW1.

These stories and images of the work created, will then be collated to create a ‘Studley Heroes of World War One’ book, available at the end of the project.

The project will also be displayed in Studley Village, during the parade on Remembrance Sunday.

See Miss Massey or Miss Hughes for more information.

Tommy’s a Swim Champ

Y11 pupil, Tommy Smith is a swimming champion.

Although he’s put competitive swimming on hold to concentrate on his GCSEs this year, we wanted to celebrate and share his accolades and journey so far.

Over the past four and a half years Tommy has been training at Coventry, his achievements over that period are worthy of note.

He has won 15 gold medals at the Warwickshire Championships and numerous silver and gold medals. Tommy has represented Warwickshire at the National Inter County Championships.

This year, he won the Regional Championships, 200m freestyle and he has medalled repeatedly at the Regional Championships over the past four years. Tommy also qualified for the English Nationals in three events this year.

Last year he qualified for the English National Championships and was a finalist in the 200m freestyle.

In 2016 he was the Welsh National Champion in his age category for the 200m freestyle.

Here he is, winning the Warwickshire County under 15 100m freestyle last year when he was only thirteen. Congratulations Tommy!

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Happy 70th to Jane!

It’s not often you can celebrate twice in one day, but canteen assistant, Jane Richardson has managed it.

Today (3rd October) she celebrates her 70th birthday and also 34 years of working at Studley High School. Jane joined us in 1984, the year that Apple launched their first  Apple Macintosh:

And Prince Harry was born!

Jane has worked incredibly hard, since the day she started – supporting the team in the canteen and putting up with us at break and lunchtime. She’s always ready with a smile and definitely brightens up our day.


Happy Birthday Jane!


Post 16 Progression Evening

Thursday 11th OCTOBER 2018 6.00 – 7.30pm SCHOOL HALL

Our annual Post 16 progression evening will take place on Thursday 11th October between 6.00 and 7.30pm, in the school hall and main corridor.

Many local Post 16 providers will be in attendance and the evening provides a fantastic opportunity to find out more about A Level routes, College courses and Apprenticeships. The event is open to Year 9, 10 and 11 students and their parents/carers.

Last year’s showcase was very successful and was highly valued by those in attendance. Our careers advisor, Mrs Dixon, coordinates the event and will be on hand during the evening to help support pupils and parents/carers.

The event is open to Year 11 pupils from 6.00pmYear 10 pupils from 6.30pm and Year 9 pupils from 7.00pm.

List of exhibitors:

Alcester Grammar School
Arrow Vale School
British Army
Bournville College
HOW College
King Edward VI School Stratford
Mills Pyatt
Newman University
North Bromsgrove High School
Prince Henry’s High School
St Augustine’s Catholic High School
St Benedict’s Catholic High School
Stratford Girls’ Grammar School
Stratford College
Solihull Sixth Form
Studley Castle
Tudor Grange Redditch
Woodrush High School
Worcester 6th Form

Cross Country Trials

Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 pupils represented Studley High School at the South Warwickshire Cross Country Trials at Alcester Grammar yesterday. There were 60 competitors in each race.

Our students:

Year 7

Sophie Tolley- Top 20
Ruby Wilcox- Top 20
James Faulks- 4th Place

Year 8

Bredan Colley- Top 10
Kacper Wierzchowski – Top 20
Rosie Ward
Lucy Smith- Top 10

Year 9

George Godwin
James Freeman
Paulina Jurkowska- Top 10
Caitlin Colley

Year 10

James Mucklow- First place (ran against Year 10, 11 & 12 students)

We are awaiting confirmation of qualiiers for the County Cross Country competition.

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. The course may include surfaces of grass, and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road. It is both an individual and a team sport; runners are judged on individual times and teams by a points-scoring method. 

CSI Murder at the Manor – Update

On the 19th September, Science Department held a CSI “Murder at the Manor” event for Year 7 pupils and their parents. Year 11 prefects helped out and the detectives had drinks and doughnuts to help their investigations.

Using your map, and a range of suspects, find out who committed the murder in the manor…analyse a range of chemicals to help you discover the the truth….

Was it Dr Black? Or was it Miss Scarlett…..

More than 30 pupils came with their parents and used chemical and acid to discover that it was Dr Black who was the murderer!!


Chef Firefighter

Earlier this month, our School Catering Manager, Mr Prince, who is a firefighter for Warwickshire, was asked to attend the Firefighters International Service of Remembrance & Wreath Laying ceremony to represent Warwickshire Fire and Rescue.

This was an honour for Mr Prince to attend. He met colleagues from other UK Fire Brigades, Fire Cadets, overseas Fire Fighters and families who have lost loved ones on the front line.

They then marched from St Paul’s Cathedral to St Sepulchre Church, through the centre of London. All roads on the route were closed and the pavements were lined with people who had come to support.

The Firefighters Memorial Trust is a charity, managed by a dedicated Board of Trustees. The Trust exists to recognise the commitment and dedication of all United Kingdom Firefighters, (and those serving in designated British Overseas Territories), particularly those who have died as a result of their duties, serving the community.