Year 8 Geography Field Trip 2019

Year 8 geographers enjoy an educational day by the sea

250 of our year 8 students had a true outdoor learning experience on Wednesday October 9th, when they visited the coast between Seaford and Hastings for their geography fieldwork day.

A primary focus was coastal defence, which is hardly ever out of the news along this stretch of coastline. 

Students also looked at the different shapes of pebbles and stones on different beaches, and filled in fieldwork booklets explaining the processes that had created them.

A particular highlight this year was seeing the beach actually being rebuild and supported at Seaford, ready for the expected battering from equinoctial storms.

Year 10 sports leadership

Year 10 sports leaders shine at Blackland Farm Academy Launch

Mrs Currie was proud to take her new year 10 sports leaders to Blackland Farm on Wednesday 9th October for the launch of the Leadership Academy. As usual our students were brilliant, and a credit to the school.

The leaders took part in lots of great activities, from archery to tree climbing to team building conundrums!

Everyone entered into the spirit of the day wholeheartedly.

Fifity-six students applied to become part of the academy and every single applicant this year was a worthy one. For those that didn’t make it through to the final fourteen, don’t worry: Mrs Currie has plenty of sporting activities and events to help with throughout the year. 

Adam Dabell 2019

Sackville show Carrick-ter to bring home Adam Dabell Trophy

Thursday 10 October saw the annual Adam Dabell Memorial Football Match between Imberhorne and Sackville at the ground of East Grinstead Town FC. Sackville ran out winners of a high-quality encounter after an Ethan Carrick hatrick.

The point of the game of course is to commemorate Adam Dabell, an ex-Sackville student, who died suddenly after playing football due to an undiagnosed heart condition, and to raise awareness of this possibility in all young people.

It was a privilege to watch the players from both schools approach the game in the right spirit

Thanks to Mr Watson, Mr Endersby and Mr Currie for organising the game, and to all the spectators who came out to enjoy it.

STEM launch Haywards Heath

Sackville STEM students rise to the challenge

Congratulations to Charlie Howcroft, Arther Crawley, Joshua Ramirez Turk, Miah Blackburn, Grace Olyaie, Noah Roberts and Sienna Mogg who represented Sackville at the launch of the Mid-Sussex STEM Challenge in the presence of local MP Sir Nicholas Soames. The challenge has been created by local businesses to support students looking into a career in science, technology engineering or maths.

The students have been asked to modify an off-road radio-controlled car for a number of different challenges which they will perform against seven othe schools, leading to a final next spring. 

Updates will be posted here!

Culture, carbs and clever conversation in Cambridge

Culture, carbs and clever conversation in Cambridge

Thank you to Mrs Stuart for taking students from years 10, 12 and 13 to Cambridge to get some public speaking training from Cambridge debaters.

Arriving early meant time for sightseeing in the city, vising Fitzwilliam Museum for culture, and Pizza Express for carbs (Mrs Stuart’s descriptions!). The debating itself took place at the Cambridge Union where speakers were judged by none other than Judge Judy. Well done to all of those who took part – you did yourselves and Sackville proud.

Pictured from back, left to right, are Emma Smyth, Suzy McMillan, Annie McMillan, Jack Charlton-Nevitt, Matthew Botten, Rosie Pumford, Bailey Johnson, Lao Lufu, Tamar Symons, Isabelle Goddard, Lucy Phipps, Michael Panayiotou, Max Scrivener, Imogen Gaines, Ellie Smith.

Movement on the Ground

Movement on the Ground

Our head girl Lily Kendrick writes:-

In my new role as part of the Student Leadership Impact Group I have a responsibility for promoting Sackville’s charity work. We’ve had a fantastic start to the Charity Group this year in collaborating with other schools in the community in support of the organisation ‘Movement on the Ground’ that is providing essential humanitarian aid for Greek refugee camps. It’s been a whole school effort to collect tents, blankets and other winter essentials to donate some relief for the many people arriving in the Greek islands of Lesbos and Samos. 

The main camp was originally designed to hold 2000 people but currently  there are 11,000 people there with more arriving every day. At present, the weather is still warm and the situation is less critical, but in the coming months the weather will deteriorate providing many more challenges for the people living there, especially because the camp has already run out of many basic supplies. 

We’ve been delighted with the cooperation and generosity of everyone in the school in collecting well over the expected amount; six big car fulls for their Winterisation program. Thank you to everyone who came together, what a wonderful turnout for a wonderful cause!

Big thank you to Stine Degmeier-Douch for introducing us to this cause!

Hannah has a right Royal time at Sandhurst

Hannah has a right Royal time at Sandhurst

Year 8 student Hannah Taylor had a surprise at the STEM 19 event at the Military Academy in Sandhurst – she met the Princess Royal, Princess Anne.

This was merely the icing on the cake on an amazing day. She was given first-hand the opportunity to witness a very wide range of STEM career options from employers such as the Army, Dell and Transport for London.

A very interesting day!

Ella and Callie dance to success

Ella and Callie dance to the 2020 European Championships

Congratulations to Ella Brown and Callie Devlin whose dance troupe, The Division, placed first in the South East Street Dance Championships and so proceed to the 2020 British and European championships. This is not a surprise given that the troupe has performed in front audiences of thousands, and supported the street dance sensation Diversity.

Ella and Callie also entered the 14 and under duos heat and placed fourth. A very successful weekend!

Ella and Callie dance with Urban City in our dance studios three times weekly.


Open Evening 2019

Open Evening 2019

Thank-you to all of the parents and students who visited Sackville for our Open Evening on Thursday September 19th. 

We hope the images here give an idea of what the evening was like for anyone who was unable to attend.

Please remember there are still some limited places on our morning tours on Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th September, when the school can be seen in action. Friday’s and Monday’s tours are now fully booked.

Thank-you also to all of the staff and students who stayed behind long after dark on Thursday to show the school at its best.