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Visit from the Art Exam Board 11th July 2022

Today, the Chair of the Art exam board visited us at Francis Barber. He was very pleased with his warm welcome from Joan and thoroughly enjoyed Jackie T’s delicious lunch! He took photos of the GCSE Art work to help with the identification of grading for this year’s GCSE Art exam.   Click on this link […]

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Visit from the Mayor’s Office 7th July 2022

Thursday also saw a visit from the Mayor’s funding team to see how our garden project is progressing. He was very pleased with our progress. As well as the Tooting garden, he was shown photos of the gardens at Providence and Westdean where lots of work has also taken place and he was really pleased with […]

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4-legged visitor 7th July 2022

On Thursday a member of staff spotted a young female fox that had become trapped in the new garden area in Tooting. In its attempt to escape she hurt her leg which meant she needed help from the RSPCA to be rescued and taken to a vet. Thanks to the bravery and expert skills of […]

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DfE Visit 5th July 2022

On Tuesday the head teacher, Jackie Addison, hosted a visit from the DfE. This coincided with a visit from a local garden centre manager, who has donated and discounted items for the Climate Garden project, including 40 bags of soil, water butts and composters. Thanks to all our staff for their hard work and enthusiasm in […]

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Interview Skills Day

On October 20th Francis Barber held an Interview Skills Day for the Year 11 cohort where the students spent the day exploring the world of work. Each student had individual interviews with a member from our panel which consisted of successful professionals who have worked within Education, Local Authority and organisations that work closely with […]

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Francis Barber PRU – Winners of the Mayor of London’s Climate change Kick-Start Prize

Mayor announces five winners of his Climate Kick-Start Prize https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/environment/london-schools-climate-kick-start/climate-kick-start-prize Francis Barber Video – Climate Change Gardens www.london.gov.uk/climate-kick-start 05 November 2021 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced the winners of his Climate Kick-Start Prize, which will help five London secondary schools to pioneer environmental projects to engage young Londoners in climate action. […]

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Yr 11 Art Trip – Streatham Arts Festival

On Wednesday 13th October, Year 11 pupils from Tooting, went on a trip to  see an exhibition of local artists that was part of the Streatham arts festival. The exhibition was on at the Woodfield Pavilion in Tooting common, a  newly space run by volunteers for the local community. We were lucky to be taken there by […]

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Share Nurseries Gardens

Today we took 10A to the grounds of Springfields hospital where Share Nurseries is based.  Share Nurseries is a social enterprise of Share Community which sells a large range of plants, flowers throughout the year. The flowers are planted and nurtured by Share students who have disabilities.  Everything they sell is lovingly grown by the […]

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