Parental Workshops

Last term saw the beginning of our new Parental Workshops. So far the workshops have focused upon anxiety and stress management. The idea of these workshops is to support parents and carers in developing the skills they need to support their young person.

Feedback has been positive, and we plan on continuing the workshops this term, and into the next academic year. Other forthcoming workshops will look at a variety of topics such as internet safety and positive money management, as well as a host of other interesting topics. Please keep an eye out for dates and invites, we would love to see lots of parents coming along.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Miss Morris (School Social Worker) through the usual communication routes.


Student Leadership Update

As we begin the Summer term it is always good to reflect on the success of the student leadership team both as a cohort of students and some key individuals who have being successful in different areas across school so far this academic year during the Spring term.

New Prefect Cohort

As we move into the Summer term it is the time of year when prospective Year 9 & 10 students undergo the rigorous and robust prefect application process, so that they have the Summer term to be introduced to the role and develop the skills needed to be an outstanding prefect prior to going into Year 10 & 11.

The quality of the applications received this year were absolutely phenomenal and congratulations to the successful candidates.

Outstanding Prefects

On reflection from the Spring term the a group of prefects have been selected to attend a reward meal during the Summer term for their outstanding contribution to the Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School community ensuring that school remains a safe space for all students and that high standards and expectations around school are maintained.

Prefect Standards/Expectations

A reminder for all students who are interested in becoming a prefect in the future below is the expected criteria to maintained and met once becoming a prefect:

  1. 97% attendance or above.
  2. Less than 5 negatives in a term.
  3. Less than 3 lates in a term.
  4. Less than 2 missed duties.
  5. Outstanding behaviour in lessons and unstructured time.

Prefect Team 2018

New Wisepay App

You can now access your Wisepay account from any mobile device for quicker and easier payments. Users can now checkout faster with our flexible payment options. Payment cards can be stored securely for repeat purchases, providing you with a One Click seamless transaction on the go.

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Bullying Intervention Group Award

Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School has a group of Anti-bullying Ambassadors.  This group are all trained students and they form a pivotal role in the anti-bullying work undertaken by the school.  They visit forms and speak to students, they hold regular meetings and have formed an excellent anti-bullying plan.  The school takes bullying seriously, and has a range of strategies to ensure the safety, happiness and well being of their students. 

Parents are consulted and the staff are trained to deal with friendship and bullying issues.  This school deserves this acknowledgement once again for their hard work, and have now achieved the BIG Award for their second year.  Well done to Ms Faulkner, all students and staff.

Val McFarlane, Director

Bullying Intervention Group.

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Exams Preparation - A Parental Guide

Preparing for Exams
A Guide for Parents & Carers

This guide covers:

- How what they eat and drink affects exam performance. 

- The best ways to manage stress.

- Getting them to get enough good quality sleep.

- How to manage digitial distractions (phones, video games) and how to do it for them if they aren't willing. 

- How to tell if they're really revising - or just procrastinating. 


07 Juliana Rotich

International Women's Day

07 Juliana Rotich

Juliana Rotich is a technologist, strategic advisor, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker. She is co-founder of BRCK Inc, a hardware and services technology company based in Kenya. BRCK was formed to realise a vision for enabling communication in low infrastructure environments by developing useful, innovative technologies. Juliana also co-founded Ushahidi Inc., a non-profit tech company, which specialises in developing free and open source software for changing how information flows in the world.



Artist: Thandiwe TshabalalaThandiwe is a Cape Town-based graphic artist. Her work is bold, colourful, and conceptual. Her motto as a creative is: “Communicate don’t decorate.” In 2015 she was awarded with the prestigious Mbokodo Award for South African Women in the Arts, in the Creative Design category.

06 Hayat Sindi

Dr. Hayat Sindi was born in Makkah, Saudi Arabia and is one of the world’s leading biotechnologists. She is the Founder and President of the i2 Instituteand a co-founder of Diagnostics For All. She was ranked by Arabian Business magazine as the 19th most influential Arab in the world and the ninth most influential Arab woman. Sindi has a Ph.D. in biotechnology from Newnham College, Cambridge, which she obtained in 2001; she was the first Saudi woman to be accepted at Cambridge University to study the field of biotechnology, and the first woman from any of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf to complete a doctoral degree in the field.

Artist: Lidia Tomashevskaya is a freelance illustrator from Tel Aviv, Israel. She has worked with publishing houses on book illustrations and has produced illustrations and graphic design for brands such as Hewlett Packard.

05 Tu Youyou

Tu Youyou is a Chinese pharmaceutical chemist and educator. She discovered artemisinin (also known as qinghaosu) and dihydroartemisinin, drugs used to treat malaria. Her discovery was a significant breakthrough in 20th-century tropical medicine, saving millions of lives around the world.

For her work, Tu received the 2011 Lasker Award in clinical medicine and the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, jointly with William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura. She is the first Chinese Nobel Laureate in physiology or medicine, and the first female citizen of the People’s Republic of China to receive a Nobel Prize in any category. She is also the first Chinese person to receive the Lasker Award. Tu Youyou was born, educated and carried out her research exclusively in China.

Artist: Xu Hui. Xu Hui is an illustrator from Jinan, China. You can see more of her work on Behance.

03 Gladys West

Gladys West is an American mathematician known for her contributions to the mathematics underpinning GPS. Her contributions to GPS were only uncovered when a member of her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, read a short biography West had submitted for an alumni function.

Artist: Geneva B is a self-taught illustrator from North Carolina. She loves working with colours, drawing big hair, and adding whimsy with a touch of realism and happiness.

04 Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin was a pioneer of the study of molecular structures receiving recognition among scientists for her research on the molecular structure of coal, viruses, and DNA. Her X-ray diffraction images of DNA enabled the University of Cambridge’s Francis Crick and James Watson to identify the molecule’s double helix structure. For years her work on the structure went unnoticed as only Crick, Watson and Franklin’s colleague Maurice Wilkins received the Nobel Prize for the discovery in 1962. In 2003 The Royal Society established the Rosalind Franklin Award to bring attention to outstanding work of women in STEM.

Artist: Juliette Brocal is an animation student & illustrator from France who likes to draw seaside places, folk stuff and people playing music.

02 Mae Jemison

Mae C. Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to found a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She has appeared on television several times, including as an actress in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is a dancer and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities. She is the current principal of the 100 Year Starship organization.

Artist: Karina Perez is a Mexican American Illustrator/Designer. She’s always interested in exploring storytelling through design and colour to visually communicate the love and acceptance she receives from those around her.

08 Maria Da Penha

Maria da Penha is a Brazilian biopharmacist and human rights defender. She advocates for women rights, particularly against domestic violence. When Maria da Penha was almost killed by her husband, there wasn’t a single police station she could go to in Brazil that specialised in violence against women. The case Maria filed languished in court for two decades, while her husband remained free. Years later, in a landmark ruling, the Court of Human Rights criticised the Brazilian government for not taking effective measures to prosecute and convict perpetrators of domestic violence. In response to this, the Brazilian government in 2006 enacted a law now known as the Maria da Penha Law on Domestic and Family Violence, which increased the severity of punishment for domestic violence against women, whenever it occurred in a domestic or family environment.

Artist: Camila Rosa. Camila is a freelance illustrator and designer from Brazil. Her work translates women from an alternative perspective: Latin-American, brave, powerful, and not fitted to mainstream beauty standards. Camila believes it’s important that her work can be used to support and educate girls and women around the world.

01 Cynthia Breazeal

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she founded and directs the Personal Robots Group at the Media Lab. She is also founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, Inc. She is a pioneer of Social Robotics and Human Robot Interaction. She authored the book Designing Sociable Robots, and she has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in journals and conferences on the topics of Autonomous Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Human Robot Interaction, and Robot Learning.

Artist: Joana Neves is a digital artist from Portugal who loves drawing and started teaching herself how to digitally paint in 2014. She is driven by her longtime interest for fashion, folk tales, burlesque and animation.


2018: A Successful Story

93% Average 9-4 in Biology, Chemistry & Physics

80% Average Grade 9-4 in Computer Science & Statistics

10% Achieve 3 or more grades 9-7 in GCSE qualifications

Best ever progress measure in Science & Maths

61% Grade 9-4 in English

65% Grade 9-4 in Maths

100% A*-B in Maths

100% Pass in a level product design

100% Progression to first choice university places

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