Shaken … Amber records with Galaxy Thief

Shaken … Amber records with Galaxy Thief

Amber Titchener’s latest track is released this week. Shaken, co-written by Amber, is a collaboration with Galaxy Thief

You can pre-save the track to your chosen streaming service here.

No video as yet – the lockdown has got in the way, with Galaxy Thief being based over 100 miles away. However, the artwork is as stunning as the song, and we think Sir Elton John will love this track too!


Your photos of home schooling

Your photos of home schooling

We know it is not ideal, but it’s here for a few more weeks. Why not share with us your favourite images of lockdown learning? To get us started, here is the Vermeer family during the last week in January. Lauren and James are hard at work at their live lessons. The laptop in the middle is loaded up with mum’s Open University course – and the happiest member of the family is just visible curled up in the window!

Do you have a photo to share? Please email it to us!

Sarah’s wicked make-up skills

Sarah’s wicked make-up skills

We all know how challenging home schooling can be, but with practical subjects the difficulties are particularly pressing.

Georgia Cotterell, class of 2019, is now at college studying Level 3: Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry at the London College of Beauty Therapy (though remotely now of course). It’s hard to practise and social distance though, so the only alternative is to use your younger sister as a model.

Take a look at how Georgia transformed younger sister Sarah, year 10. It’s wicked!

Jamie’s ballooning talent

Jamie’s ballooning talent

Anyone who has been to one of our school concerts will have heard year 12 student Jamie Bland perform. His vocals and musicianship are impressive enough, but he also writes his writes his own material.

Here is his latest single ‘Balloon’. Take a look and prepare to be impressed!

All quiet in lockdown

All quiet during lockdown …

It’s a quiet period for news when the school is closed … so if anyone has any pictures of interesting ways students are learning whilst at home, please send them in!

In the meantime, you can always catch up with the latest Sackville news in Sackville News.

Christmas Break 2020

Reporting a positive case of Covid 19 during the school closure

If your child has tested positive for Covid-19 please inform the school of the test date by emailing, even if your child has not attended whilst infectious. This is important when planning lateral flow testing as students return.

Thank-you for your support and co-operation.

Hello … no wonder this lot are popular

Hello … no wonder this bunch are popular …

We just love our performing arts students at Sackville. Nothing, not even this awful year, can stop them. On Monday 14 December, our year 13s served up a wonderful musical theatre showcase with beautifully performed numbers from shows including The Book of MormonMatildaA Chorus LineHamilton, Wicked, and Mamma Mia.

It was so refreshing to see some live theatre, albeit in front a masked audience reduced in size because of social distancing. As we went home to play those numbers again on Spotify (other players are available) one certainty was some fantastic grades in the summer.

Well done to Amber DaviesAlex FludeSophie CharmanMaddie WrigleyAmy HawtinAnika Rahman and Rebecca Hollins. Thanks to the great team of Mrs Hodgkiss, Ms Warran, Ms Bartlett and Mr Hoelters for making it all happen.

Mims Davies virtual visit

Sixth form grill local MP Mims Davies in the Bistro

Y12 and 13 students had an amazing opportunity on Friday 11th December to interview Mims Davies, MP for Mid Sussex. Mims was exceedingly generous with her time and explained to the students her path into politics and her current projects and role.

Our students devised some exceptional questions about the environment, gender issues and the role of the House of Lords. The detail and the depth of her responses impressed the students greatly. Of particular interest was how the increased number of female MPs had led to a range of different topics being dicussed in the house. 

Mims also said she would be happy to visit the school again when it was safe to do so.

Ollie Roberts

Ollie Roberts – ‘Top Shot’ at army passout parade

Some more great news about a former student. Ollie Roberts, class of 2017/2019, has worked steadily since leaving school, even with the additional challenges of 2020, to complete his initial army training

Ollie is remembered at school not just for his diligence and perseverance, but also for his extensive repertoire of magic tricks. It is no surprise to us that for him completion itself would not be enough: in the process he also gained the ‘Top Shot‘ trophy and his Marksmanship Badge.

Ollie has now graduated to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and proceeds to Lyneham to complete his training. Well done Ollie and good luck for the next phase of your career. We hope you still have time to keep all those conjuring tricks up to scratch.