Skip to content ↓

School Blog and news

February 2024

  • Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Services Level 2

    Published 13/02/24

    There are two opportunities for an Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Services Level 2. One is based at the Blacon branch and one at the Kingsway branch. The start date is May/ June 2024 but this could be later if a current Year 11 student is interested in this.

    The Apprenticeship is an excellent start to a recognised career path with opportunity to progress to Level 3 and 4 Technician status and the membership of a professional body. 

    The qualification is recognised across the NHS and is transferable to the hospital setting. 

    We are looking for a driven student with a pleasant and outgoing personality, hard working with good communication skills and who will be able to cope in a busy environment.  We require GCSE passes at grade 5 or above in English and Maths. 

    It is ideal for someone who is perhaps looking for an alternative to University or College and wants to build a career. 

    If individuals are interested, they could come into the pharmacy for a taster session or if students are currently in year 11 they can speak to Miss Thomas / Mr Hughes about this position.

    Read More
  • Blog February 2024

    Published 12/02/24

    Blog – February


    Hi All,

    Wow. Where does the time go? Another busy few weeks in school with lots going on. What I share is only a flavour of the massive amount of great work and extra-curricular activities that happen here every day. I hope you enjoy…


    Chinese New Year Celebration


    On Friday 9th February we were lucky enough to have one of our colleagues from the University of Chester in school who led some sessions on Chinese culture and led our Chinese New Year event.

    There was a host of activities taking place all over school including: Chinese calligraphy; a focus on the Year of the Dragon; making decorations, Chinese cuisine in Food Science; a performance on the meaning of the Chinese zodiac and painting dragons in Art. Meanwhile, in the Diner, Kelly created a Chinese menu and there were also fortune cookies that contain our luck for the next year; they are never wrong apparently.

    It was a really popular day with all of our students and we hope to have started an annual event. Thank you to all of the teachers and staff in MFL, Food Science, RE, Drama and Art for facilitating the fantastic array of cultural work across the school during the day.








    Some of our CCF students recently spent the weekend at Fox Barracks in Chester.



    Cadets participated in ‘skill at arms’ lessons and, under very close supervision, learned how to use the L98A2 rifle. They also received training in First Aid and also honed their survival skills by learning how to cook in the field; they also enjoyed some well-earned downtime during the evening.


     Well done everyone.



    National Storytelling Week



    Please see some fantastic work produced by Avamay Johnstone in Year 8 for National Storytelling week and is brilliant. Well done Avamay.



    Kenya Expedition


    As some of you will know, Blacon High School is working in partnership with ‘Camps International’ who are offering the amazing opportunity of joining an expedition to Kenya in 2025. Students are encouraged to fund their own trips and representatives from Camps International are on hand to help those who are interested with fundraising ideas.

    At the moment, there are a small group of students who have signed up. Let’s wish them well on their fundraising journey to enable them to take part in what will, undoubtedly, be the trip of a lifetime.



    With the exam season on the not-too-distant horizon, the Geography team have managed to source some, very welcome, extra support for their students over the last few weeks in the shape of revision packs. In the packs there are revision materials, stationery, and a few goodies to keep them going over the next few months; I’m sure that they are appreciated.

    As always, if there is anything that you feel the school can do to support students in the run up to their GCSEs, please contact school.



    And finally…

    Please remember that we are looking forward to meeting the parents of our Year 10 students on Thursday 15th February for Progress Evening; make sure that you book your appointments online.

    And, as the half term draws to a close and, at last, there’s a hint of sunshine breaking through the grey, can I thank you all for your ongoing support over the last few weeks.

    Have a great half term and we look forward to welcoming everyone back into school on Monday 26th February.

    Read More

February 2024