LATEST NEWS!

Tickets now available for this year’s summer production

“Marbles: The Murder Mystery Musical”

This is a show written specially for Bispham High students and is being performed on July 9th and 10th in the school hall.

Lord Helpus is dead! But who is the murderer?  An Inspector, a nosey pensioner and a policeman with an IQ in single figures hope to find out. Featuring Rock & Roll music, appalling puns, ironed goldfish, and cameos from staff members. An event not to be missed.

 

Tickets are available here:

http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/60143

or scan the QR code below:


Consultation letter and form available online

Parents and staff of Bispham High School Arts College and Collegiate High School will be receiving a letter and questionnaire today (Thursday, 5th June, 2014) regarding the proposed conversion of both schools into a single academy called Blackpool Aspire Academy. As part of that process the current Interim Executive Board (IEB) of Bispham High School Arts College and Governing Body of Collegiate High School and the proposed Sponsor of the Academy, Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT), are seeking views on the proposal as part of the consultation process.

The questionnaire can be completed online here or you can print and complete a paper copy found in our Letters Sent Home section. Paper copies can be returned to either Reception of Bispham High School Arts College or Collegiate High School, or sent to the following address for the attention of Emily Trotter:

Fylde Coast Academy Trust
c/o Blackpool Sixth Form College
Blackpool Old Road
Blackpool, FY3 7LR


EBDOG Conference comes to Blackpool

Mayor and choir Bispham High School Gospel Choir and staff, Miss Adereti, Mr Moore, and Miss Bagot, meet Councillor Val Haynes (Mayor), and her consort, Mr Alan Haynes

The Education Building Development Officers Group held its national conference here in Blackpool after many years travelling round other towns and cities. With the spotlight on constructing new school buildings to match the numbers of children going through primary schools it was appropriate that Bispham and Collegiate students and staff attended the conference by the invitation of Blackpool Council. (Both schools are currently in the process of joining together on the Bispham site whilst a brand new £14 million build to be known as Blackpool Aspire Academy takes place on the existing Collegiate site following the demolition of Collegiate).

The conference was thrilled to hear the voices of Bispham High School's Gospel Choir and after the three songs a rapturous round of applause was given only to be repeated again following Councillor Ivan Taylor's warm welcome to all delegates. The Worshipful the Mayor Councillor Val Haynes congratulated the choir and thanked them for all their hard work.

Collegiate students joined the conference for the whole day and attended workshops, seminars and lectures by key speakers. The presentation on 'Lets talk – looking at design from another angle' presented by Elizabeth Jarman was a wonderful insight into how to use the senses better when designing rooms and areas.


Updated anti-bullying policy now online

We here at Bispham High School take bullying very seriously with a 'zero tolerance' attitude. You can now read our updated anti-bullying policy, FAQs for students and parents regarding bullying, and all our other school policies, by hovering your mouse pointer over the Our School icon in the menu above and clicking School Policies in the dropdown menu, or directly by clicking here.

If you need extra support or advice you can visit the BullyingUK website at www.bullying.co.uk which is an excellent resource for anybody effected by bullying.


Double celebration for Bispham High School

Bispham High School are having a double celebration – with year 10 student Rachael Minnis being crowned the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen 2013. This follows on from another win for Natalie Markham the previous year – making it the first time students from the same school have won the award two years consecutively.

The winner and runners-up were selected by the High Sheriff and a panel of judges from Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC), Lancashire Constabulary, BAE Systems and former High Sheriff Rodney Swarbrick, who initiated the award 14 years ago.

High Sheriff Ann Dean said: “Young people can sometimes get a bad press because, often, the majority are let down by the actions of a few. I am delighted to be able to reverse that trend by celebrating and promoting the achievements of young people instead, as the Young Citizen Award is a fantastic way to highlight the valuable contribution that young people make to the communities in which they live.”

Last year, Natalie Markham, who is now in Year 11 led the way by winning the coveted title for the fundraising and volunteer work she has done for school, as well as the help and care she gives to family members and friends. Natalie is the current Head Girl and is a positive role model for younger students to look up to.

This year, on 4th March 2014 Rachael Minnis was announced as the winner at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Lancashire Police Hutton HQ.

Rachael shaved her head, as well as other fundraising events to raise money for Trinity Hospice.

Supported by her parents, a close group of friends and staff at the school, Rachael spent months planning, preparing and fundraising; She went into classes and assemblies to talk to students about her plans, sold homemade cakes in school, held a non-uniform day at school, persuaded a dozen friends to give up their weekend to join her bag-packing at Sainsbury’s and walked up and down Blackpool Promenade with charity buckets with all the proceeds going to Trinity.

Alongside her own charitable efforts, Rachael has also inspired other students at the school to raise funds. In particular, one boy completed a sponsored silence and gave all of the money raised to ‘Rachael’s charity’.

The big day arrived on Friday 19 July last year when Rachael, along with lots of supporters, went into the hairdresser’s across from the school. The head shave was recorded and put on YouTube, and has since been viewed over 5,000 times.

Having already raised over £2,000, Rachael has no plans to stop fundraising, and is now looking at new ways to raise even more funds for Trinity Hospice, including spending the night in a haunted house or sky diving. Rachael also continues to volunteer her time at Trinity hospice by supporting and promoting events, working in the office and giving up her time to hand out leaflets and stuff envelopes.