There is a wonderful opportunity for our Year 9 students with the Young Carlisle Ambassadors. On Saturday the 21st of September, from 10am-4pm, there will be a Talent Connect Event taking place in Carlisle city centre. There will be information about careers, apprenticeships, further education, starting your own business as well as freebies including mocktails, coffee and cakes. You can register with Carlisle Ambassadors here or see Mrs Jones for a flyer or more information.
Tonight is the Operation Wallacea Presentation night; an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful trip to Mexico that staff and students experienced this summer. There will be details soon about the next Operation Wallacea trip (Dominica!) but for now, we'd like to share this video of the Mexico trip with you:
The Learning Support Department will be running and supervising the following clubs again this term. We look forward to welcoming students to the clubs.
Social Club for Key Stage 3 - 110 from 1.05
Social Club for Key Stage 4 - 114 from 1.05
Homework Club for SEND/PP/identified students - Rm 30 12.35 to 1.30
Sensory Club - Sensory room (113) from 1.05
Supervised garden activities - Eamont garden from 1.05
- Update: Monday the 16th, Wednesday the 18th and Monday the 23rd of September are now fully booked -
From the 16th of September, we will be welcoming Year 6 students and their parents and carers to attend one of our group tours of the school. These guided visits are a wonderful way to see the school in action, to ask questions and get a feel for life at UCC. To book in, please complete the form here and return to the Reception at UCC as soon as possible. For more information, please feel free to contact our Reception.
For those with an interest in recording and using audio editing software... why not come along to UCC's Recording Club? Run by Mr Shearer in a purpose-built studio, the Recording club will be running on Friday lunchtimes in W81. Come along to learn about recording as well as getting the opportunity for hands-on experience.
It's the beginning of a new term and our dance clubs are ready to go. You can see all the times and days below.
All clubs will take place in the Cumberland Dance Studio - we look forward to seeing you then!
Year 7&8 Dance
Mondays at 12.50-1.30pm
Year 9 Dance
Fridays at 12.50-1.30pm
Year 10 GCSE
Tuesdays after-school from 3.50-5.15pm
Year 11 GCSE
Mondays after-school from 3.50-5.15pm
Prize Day Rehearsals (until October half-term)
Wednesdays at 12.50-1.30pm
Wednesday after-school at 3.50-5.15pm
School Musical Rehearsals
Tuesday lunchtimes at 12.50-1.30pm
Thursday lunchtimes at 12.50-1.30pm
Thursday after-school 3.50-5.15pm
Our busy programme of Music clubs has begun!
You can see the clubs for this term below. Clubs in gold are perfect for you if you are a new Year 7.
If you have any questions at all, please see Mr Bryant.
Chamber Choir, 1 - 1.30pm, W78
UCC Singers, 1-1.30pm, W79
Guitar Group, 1-1.30pm, W78
Big Band, 4-5pm, Westmorland Hall
String Orchestra, 1-1.30pm, W78
Wind Band & Strings, 4-5pm, Westmorland Hall
Saxophone Quartet, 1-1.30pm, W78
Streetband, 4-5pm, Westmorland Hall
Senior Brass Group, 1-1.30pm, W78
We are pleased to congratulate the 2019 GCSE students on today's results. Mr Gilby has said: “UCC couldn’t be more proud to serve our children, their families and the communities they come from. Everyone will be aware that this year there are more changes than ever to the grading system, grade boundaries and performance measures. As with every year there are a number of queries over re-marks and grade boundaries and so, once the official DfE September checking exercise has been completed we will issue our headline data. For now, it is essential we focus on the real stars of today; the students. It has been wonderful to see the many smiling faces of the students and to support them into their next chapter. Staff, parents and carers all deserve an enormous thanks for the effort put into supporting our young people.”
It may be the middle of August but with GCSE Results Day next week, we are gearing up for the start of term. Mrs Richardson has written a letter about uniform guidelines for the new term. The school's expectations for uniform can be seen on our Uniform page and you can read the full letter here.
School blazers can be purchased from any retailer, both Sam Scotts and Lakeland Embroidery in Penrith have supplies of the UCC badge. In September 2019 we are introducing a new PE kit which can be purchased here. Current PE kit is still acceptable, but once students require new kit it will only be available online. Samples will be available in student services for sizing only. Student services also stock stationery kits, revision guides and school ties, that students can purchase at break or lunchtime.
Rob Jackson, Head of Sixth form said:
As a school we continue to be academically ambitious for all our students and these results are a testament to the high quality teaching and positive relationships nurtured throughout the school. The progress sixth form students make on vocational courses is well above national averages and overall, 99% of students achieve A* - E grades in every subject. UCC prides itself on instilling students with a real love of learning and to see so many of them carrying on their educational journeys to university and higher level apprenticeships is truly outstanding. Students are now off to study a wide variety of undergraduate courses including paramedic science, midwifery, games design, law, history, chemistry, English literature, film studies, criminology, engineering, accountancy, biomedical science, biochemistry, social work, teaching, dance, business management, drama, policing, fashion design, fine art, veterinary nursing, sport and exercise science, nursing, pharmacology, sociology and psychology. The school has performed very well in traditionally academic subjects such as History and English Literature as well as performing strongly in child care, health and social care, medical science and media. Our strong, historical links with many universities, apprenticeship providers and local employers mean our students leave UCC’s sixth form with confidence and in a strong position to make the most of their talents.
Well done to all our students.
This year the Creative Futures Festival has a had a theme: 'Think Global, Act Local' and it has proved to be bigger, better and more outward looking than before. The UCC Street Band kicked off our eclectic month of activities with a rousing set, followed the next day by a film screening of 'Tomorrow' to Year 9, and later in the week by a Repair Cafe and Free Shop delivered by PACT and a plastics presentation by CAfS. UCC also hosted their first ever 'Cumbria's Schools Arts Conference'. There has been face painting, circus skills and zumba, music concerts, dance shows and our fantastic pop-up cinema in the lecture theatre. Alumni students have shared skills and experiences. Week 3 saw an amazing food festival which promoted healthy living and new tastes for all to try. In the final week non-uniform day proceeds will go to 3 environmental charities and fabulous arts prizes for the best costumes have been provided for the second year by Specialist Arts & Crafts. It truly has been a festival of an extra special kind!
Check out the latest Success Magazine to see all that's been going on!
Mr Greenwood has recently written a letter for Year 6 parents and carers including information about an additional PE kit sizing evening on Tuesday the 16th of July from 4-6pm. To read the full letter, please click here.
We are coming to the end of another enjoyable and successful year, and one which will see my departure after thirty years at UCC. It has been a privilege to lead such an amazing school and I will miss working with such a great group of staff and students. As the final day of term (Friday 19 July) rapidly approaches, I am writing with details of the arrangements for the end of term and to remind students about the beginning of the next academic year. To see the full end of term letter, please click here.