Congratulations Matt Baldwin!

Matt Baldwin (10SF) has been selected to play in a charity football match as part of the Accrington Carnival celebrations. He will be playing on June 15 at Accrington Rossendale College, against the Accrington Stanley XI. Best of luck Matt!

Rhyddings Olympics

On Wednesday 8th May all the Year 7 students were off timetable to take part in the ‘Rhyddings Olympics’. This was to celebrate Rhyddings 80th Birthday. The students came up with activities which reflect what the first Sports Days might have been like at Rhyddings. Some of the events were: piggy back races; leap frog; egg and spoon and wheelbarrow races. The winning house was the Red team. All the students showed support for thier house with lots of cheering and encouragement. All the students behaved outstandingly and everyone involved had a great day. Well done Year 7!


Year 11 will finish school to embark on study leave on Wednesday 22 May.

Experience tells us that students will want to get their shirts signed again but we ask that a spare shirt is brought in for this purpose.  This will mean that friends will have the whole of the shirt available to write their messages on and you will have another unsigned shirt to wear for exams.

May I also take this opportunity to remind students that FULL school uniform is required when sitting exams.

All exam details can be found under Parents > Exam Timetables Summer 2013.

Ms Uttley.

Can the Yr7 Rounders team keep their undefeated record?

The year seven rounders team have won three out of three games so far in the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley league, beating two of the favourites – St Augustine’s and Clitheroe Grammar.

Their next game is Tuesday 14th May AWAY at Hollins; can they continue with their winning streak?! Due to the fixture being hosted at Hollins we cannot take any supporters, but would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players’ family and friends for their continued support so far up at the Heys.

It has been great to see so many students enthusiastic about sport, whether they’re a player or supporter! Fantastic – lets keep it up and get behind our teams!

Masterchef Prize Dinner

Part of the Masterchef winner’s prize this year was a meal at the Freemason’s at Wiswell, who had very kindly donated a £50 voucher when Chef Matt came in for the semi-final. We finally managed to organise ourselves and go on Wednesday evening. Unfortunately Miss Greenhalgh wasn’t able to join us, but Charlotte and her family certainly enjoyed the meal. We were also treated to a tour of the kitchen and some extra ice-cream tasting! Thank you very much to Matt and the team for having us. We look forward to having you back with us next year!

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Pupil Safety

We are aware that there was an incident earlier this week near a local primary school whereby a student was approached by a person in a vehicle. Whilst no harm came to the student, we urge our students to be vigilant when walking to and from school at all times and to report any suspicious activity either to parents/carers or to the school.

Vivos Update


It’s been another big week with Vivos! Congratulations to the following students, who were the top earners this week:

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Congratulations also to our top 10 forms for the week – 8PL, 10MC, 8EL, 8AN, 9SB, 9CD, 9GC, 11HN, 10GB and 10KC.

There are lots of outstanding orders in the Vivo Shop. Remember that you have to come down to the Zone to pick it up – before or after school, any day except Wednesdays. I’d like to restock the shop but can’t until I have some room!

Rhyddings triumph over Mount Carmel!

Last night Rhyddings hosted the first Rounders League games for years 7,8,9 and 10. The sun was shining out over the Heys in more ways than one last night as three of the four teams won their first game. It is the first year that the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Schools have come together for a rounders league, and with 12 schools entered into the competition the weeks leading up to the summer holidays will be jam packed full of rounders fun! Over 40 students represented Rhyddings last night at the Heys and new members are more than welcome to join. Teams will be rotated each week to ensure everyone gets a game. Ask Mrs O’Brien or Miss Delaney about practice times or more information about joining our growing extra curricular programme!


Year 7s WON 12-2 (Captain – Amy Gargan)

Year 8s WON 4-2 1/2 (Captain – Olivia Cryer)

Year 9s WON 3 1/2 – 2 1/2 (Captain – Taylor Mellor)

Yeat 10s Lost (Just) 5 – 4 (Captain – Abby Rogers)

Well done to all players. Next games are TUESDAY 7th May against St Augustine’s, and WEDNESDAY 8th May against Clitheroe Royal Grammar School. Team sheets will be up TODAY!

Year 10 Product Design

Product design students in year 10 have been working very hard to design and make a portable speaker that can be connected to their mobile phone or MP3 player. These are just a few examples of the fantastic ideas they have created.