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Happy 🥳 This year it's really crêpe'd up on us 😉 Get your pancake fix at the delicious restaurants and cafés at the Park! 👌 📸 Instagram / thebrekkyclub and signorelli_london


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A massive well done to student & player Wiktoria, as she led the Polish U17 women’s team to success in an international tournament over the half term break with victories over Belgium, Scotland & Sweden. Well done Wiktoria 👏🏆


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Can you find Wally? 👀 It won't be difficult when the Where's Wally? fun run comes to the Park on Sunday 15 March! 👏 There's a 5K or 10K course to choose from (and a 1K for the little ones) to raise money for the 🙌 Register here ➡️


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Welcome back to all our Partner Schools! We hope you had a relaxing half-term and have come back refreshed and refocused.


A few photos from this mornings brilliant Lego experience. Year 12 students explored ways to build their own robotic creatures and used coding to make them do certain tasks.


Welcoming all of our staff and students back this morning after the half term break!


My apologies Monday the 24th February not the 14th!


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Last week we were delighted to welcome 15 students from to our facility in Bow, where we gave them a VR tour of our MRF and played educational games to teach them about recycling and sustainability!


The Primary production of Muzingo Island has come to an end here at . We had six outstanding performances across three days. A massive thank you to the cast, crew and all of the staff involved!


Wishing all of our students and staff a restful and enjoyable half term break! School starts again as normal on Monday 14th February


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Delegates at our Post 16 conference working on teaching students how to analyse historians’ claims!


Today is an inset day and is full with nearly 500 teachers from across receiving subject specific training in Geography, History, RE and MfL


International Day of Women and Girls in Science earlier this week!


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Looking for students/apprentices/recent grads to talk to ’s wonderful year 12s and share your wisdom in 1 on 1 sessions. 4 March 9.30 - 12. Can you help ?


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Year 12 are taking their training up a notch Stratford East during their enrichment session


Mr Gergaud is going over the benefits of healthy eating and his enrichment group are making some tasty Tupperware take out dishes.


Year 9 getting their 5ps in a row as part of the 5p challenge


Continually working to maintain high levels of attendance to support student learning Best Attending Tutor Groups - Spring Term at 10/02/2020 1.7H6 98.48% 2.11R7 98.08% 3.9R8 97.63% 4.7F3 97.60% 5.8B3 97.60%


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We're taking care of this young Jack Russell Terrier found in the park, Please RT so we can hopefully reunite with his owner. Meanwhile, he's enjoying all the fuss!

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Posted on November 1st 2019

Black History Month

In October, Chobham Academy students were yet again treated to a thorough array of innovative and exciting experiences to mark the celebration of Black History Month 2019.

As a result of the historian and author Paula Perry’s visit to the academy last year to promote her best-selling book “Black British History”, Chobham’s Learning Resources Centre is fully stocked with this book for both staff and students to enjoy and learn more about an exciting and interesting black history that developed in Britain.

Staff also took part in a thought provoking and meaningful conversation with each other named an “Inspire Me Staff Talk” about the Black British experience in this country not just for adults, but for the students that are taught at the academy, and what they as a staff body can further do to support these students with their experience inside and outside of school.

The historian Tony Warner visited us once again to deliver an interactive and fun assembly and workshops to Year 10 about a vast and hidden world black history. From Obelisks to the exportation of sugar, Year 10 were really able to get stuck in with learning more about the opportunities that have been offered by many great known and unknown figures from the black community across the world and through time.

The Year 12 History students were also treated by what Tony Warner could offer, as they took part in his bespoke Black History Walk and tour of London, where students were able to open their eyes and minds to the contributions of both Africans and Caribbeans in Britain.

The Performing Arts department put on yet another amazing Black History Month performance evenings. The talent displayed by students was outstanding as they celebrated in a vibrant and fun way, the amazing attributes of the global Black community. From speeches, singing to dance group performances, all would agree it was a night not to be missed.

World renowned picture book illustrator Dapo Adeola joined our Year 7 and 8 students to teach them about vibrant black superheroes and how to draw some of their own. They were also able to create a character together as a class with the exceptional skills of Dapo. Please check out his published best seller publications “Look Up” and “The Last Last-Day-of-Summer”.

Ensuring that most, if not all, of the senses were delighted, Chobham Academy also dedicated their Friday lunch menu to Black History Month, by cooking up a delicious lunch menu of Jerk chicken, rice and peas, plantain, coleslaw and puff-puff for desert.

Last but not least, every year group from Year 7 to Year 13, were treated to an innovative assembly led by Mrs Kibela-Purnell about the wonderful and inspirational horse warrior and princess who became a queen – Yennenga. The assembly provided all students with a sense of pride and a factual story about African Royalty.

We hope that your children were able to share their Black History Month experiences with you at home. Please keep these amazing conversations current at home and throughout the year.

Mrs Kibela-Purnell