Year 11 Parents’ Evening

Year 11 Parents’ Evening is on Monday 30th November, from 3.45 – 6.15pm. It is an extremely important time in your child’s education and they need all the support they can get. This year we are providing students & parents with a revision pack which will help them and you organise themselves and better equip themselves for the final part of their secondary education. Please support us and, more importantly, your son/daughter by attending parents’ evening.

Best wishes,

Mr. M. Breckell
Year 11 Leader

Year 9 RE Trip

P1000540On Friday 20th November, a group of Year 9 students visited both Manchester Cathedral and the Manchester Buddhist Centre.  The trip was a fantastic success.  The students enjoyed a full tour and activities in the cathedral; and even a fire alarm wasn’t enough to dampen their spirits and confidence when practising meditation in the Buddhist Centre. Both venues said they were very impressed with Rhyddings students and would gladly invite us again.  Well done to all who attended.



Media students conquer the ‘Dragons’ Den’


The Media Studies team with Lancashire Police Commissioner Clive Grunshaw and Business Studies teacher Mrs Bancroft.

On Monday 16th November, four of our Year 11 Media Studies students visited Accrington & Rossendale College to take part in a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style competition – and came away with the full amount of £1000!

George Berry, Beth Graham, Damon Smith and Ruby Wilkinson pitched their ideas for a campaign aimed at raising awareness of and reducing the alcohol consumption of young people in Hyndburn.

In preparation for the competition, the students produced mock-ups for a poster campaign, developed an idea for a short films and compiled a comprehensive business plan.

At the event, the students pitched their ideas to a panel of ‘dragons’ that included Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner, Rick Wilson of LCC Trading Standards, Luke Bidwell of charity Early Break, Tim Grose of LCC Young People’s Service and Lisa Hartley Head of Safeguarding and Personnel Development.

Despite the intimidating panel, the students presented confidently and professionally which very much impressed the ‘dragons’. As a result, the team was awarded the full amount of £1000 to put towards creating their awareness campaign. They also received a Windows tablet computer for the Media Studies department and an impressive glass trophy.

Tiger Heart are coming to Rhyddings

tigerheartTiger Heart are Ellen, Tia-Rose, Helen and Charlotte, a brand new girlband for 2016.

After months of rehersals the band are now on the road with their hardwork paying off after landing a lucrative spot playing on the Blackpool IFEST celebrations alongside The Vamps, Professor Green and Lawson. Radio stations are already loving their infectious pop sound and the band have already been asked to perform at many upcoming Christmas Light Switch On events for Capital FM and the Bauer network.

Over the past month Tiger Heart have been in the studio putting the finishing touches to their debut EP with their co-written tracks ‘Never Gonna Bring Me Down’ and ‘Get The Party On’ quickly becoming hits with everyone who hears them.

If Tiger Heart’s cool, catchy melodies, great harmonies and tight dance routines are your thing then make sure you check them out!

See Miss Booth for Details…

Year 7 Attendance & Form Stars

Well done to 7LP for winning last’s weeks attendance trophy with 98.2%

Congratulations to this weeks form stars

7AB Hollie Denny

7DJ Hamza Sharif

7LP Owen Geary

7CR Rico Moragues

7PF Alex Chadwick

Vivos for all – remember to check your Vivo account to see how many you have earned so far!

Wishing you all a good weekend and see you in assembly Monday for next week’s winners!

Mrs Cryne


Chef Anthony helps students prepare for success


Accrington and Rossendale college Chef Anthony Muldowney was in Rhyddings last week to help inspire our Year 11 catering students as they prepare for their GCSE exam.

The students have been tasked with planning a two course meal based on a country of their choice, which should be of a professional, restaurant standard.

Chef Anthony came into school to discuss potential menu choices, shared good kitchen practice and demonstrated a couple of a couple of dishes.

The final exam, which takes place in February, will be held at AccRoss’ new Heartwood centre. Students will serve their meal to parents and guests in true Masterchef style at the centre’s new Roots Restaurant, where they will have use of the kitchen’s professional-grade equipment.

Years 7-9 Boys House Football Fixtures

To ensure all teams play each other once the fixtures will run right up to February half term during every break. If the weather is poor the sports hall can be used but only if players are wearing trainers.

The fixture list and team sheets are below, and an updated league table will be posted on the school website at the end of each week.

It is really good to see so many students involved in this whether they are players or supporters. Keep it up!!

Good luck to all teams!

Well done Sports Captains!

sportscaptainsgA big congratulations to our new Sports Captains.

Caitlin Derbyshire, Ciara Wilson, Katie Aspin, Chloe Wilkinson and Ellie Sowerbutts have been chosen for this role because of their dedication and commitment to school sport.

Caitlin, Chloe and Ellie successfully started their role last night organising and motivating their teams for a fixture against Ribble Valley school, Oakhill.