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- October 12, 2021, 2:29 pm

We are currently advertising for a Caretaker to join our Site Team. For more information, please see #EmploymentOpportunities
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- October 12, 2021, 9:39 am

Birchwood celebrated National Poetry Day on Thursday 7 October 2021. National Poetry Day is a UK wide celebration of poetry, and the theme this year was Choice. To celebrate form tutors read a poem to their tutees during form time.
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- October 11, 2021, 9:03 am

We are advertising for a teacher of Food and Nutrition to start in January 2022. For more information, please go to #EmploymentOpportunities
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- October 7, 2021, 8:59 am

Congratulations to Isaac Horwood for winning the Birchwood PSFA 2021 Photo competition! The competition was judged anonymously by Sophia Spurgin, an award winning photographer. He wins a £25 Amazon voucher.
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- October 4, 2021, 10:39 am

Gardening Club, As it reaches the end of this year’s very successful growing season. The students entered some of their wonderful produce into the local Sawbridgeworth Garden and Allotment Show. They came third in their section for their Rainbow Chard.
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Virtual Young Musician Competition 2021

Mr Grogan and Mr Stock would like to congratulate the following students for taking part in our Virtual Young Musician Competition 2021. The overall winners were Emily Robson and
Jorja O’Grady, with runners up Isabelle Ramsay (Voice) and Jessica Newton (Piano). The standard of musicianship was outstanding, and they had a really difficult time deciding on winners. The winners and runners up will be performing in our Summer Prom Concert on Friday 9 July on the Piazza.


Junior Maths Challenge

Many of our students volunteered to take part in the annual Junior Maths Challenge. This was an online, timed challenge with some very difficult problems. Our students performed extremely well, and I would like to give a special mention to the students pictured as they achieved certificates for their particularly high scores. Thank you and well done to all that took part.
Miss Bull, Maths

Colour Container Workshop

Thursday 10 June and Friday 11 June, 7.00pm to 8.00 pm.
The PSFA will be running a Colour Container Workshop in partnership with Well Bean Gardening.
Tickets are £15 each.

Email: for booking and more information.

National Careers Week 2021

NCW2021 goes live 1 - 6 March
• Sign up to the Virtual Careers Fair that will be running all week.
• Check out the National Careers Week TV.
• Look out for the 'Skill of the Day' posted on Teams each morning!
• Read about some ex-Birchwood students and what they are up to now.

Art tiger

The art being produced during lockdown has been amazing!

Keep drawing, dancing, painting, performing and singing. Remember all expressive and performing arts is good for your health and wellbeing.

Head Boy and Girl cycle, run, walk challenge…

To keep the Birchwood community physically and mentally healthy during lockdown our Head Boy and Head Girl have launched two challenges, one for the walkers and runners, covering the distance of 1400km for Lands End to John O’Groats and for the cyclists, to cover the distance of the Transcontinental race a total of 4000km.
Already a number of students, parents and staff have signed up and are using the challenge to beat the January blues and the lockdown lows. As a school, Birchwood is always looking at ways in which to
engage the community in offering as much sport and physical activity as possible. So if you have an idea of how we could support a local club, group or individuals in meeting their New Year fitness goals or supporting their club to develop or enhance their offer please contact

We would love to hear how we can support you.