Over the course of 6 weeks, students in history at Immanuel have been designing and creating models of medieval concentric castles. The project prompted students to research the features, strengths and weaknesses of these types of castles, having studied the evolution of castle development in lessons. The project saw many fantastic entries, with working drawbridges, murder holes, crenellations and even one or two edible cake designs! Each model really proved how resourceful and creative Immanuel students are.
Reece won first prize which was a £10 book voucher and the girls were runners up receiving a £5 book voucher each for their fabulous Castle projects.
THRIVING, LIVELY, SUCCESSFUL CHURCH OF ENGLAND SECONDARY SCIENCE COLLEGE
Our ethos is very important to us as it means our students will develop within a caring Christian environment. Immanuel means ‘God with us’ and sums up what we believe. Our last faith inspection confirms we have a “good” faith ethos and we are outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners through our distinctive Christian character. Our most recent Ofsted inspection stated ‘a strength of the school is its equal focus on the academic, personal and social development of the students.
New chapel built on ‘pillars of faith’ opens in school
Our new purpose built chapel, a place for prayer and reflection, was opened on Tuesday 26 April by the Bishop of Bradford.
The £100 thousand pound construction, that has been years in the planning, began in September 2015. The build faced difficulties in the early stages because of uncertainty over the ground on which it was being built. However, at the official opening, the Rt Revd Dr Toby Howarth said that the foundations of the chapel were representative of the school’s Christian ethos and caring Christian environment. “What we are celebrating is bricks and mortar but it is built on a foundation of not just pillars in the ground but pillars of faith in God.”
Immanuel College is an ‘outstanding’ Church of England Academy – SIAMS March 2016
Immanuel College has been deemed an ‘outstanding’ Church of England Academy – SIAMS March 2016. The report stated that ‘the distinctiveness and effectiveness of Immanuel College as a church of England school are outstanding’. ‘Pupils thrive academically so that they become independent, responsible and caring young people’.
Winners at the Telegraph & Argus Teaching Awards 2016
For the third year in a row we were winners at the Annual Telegraph & Argus Teaching Awards held on Thursday 10 March! We won the Achievement Award for the support and guidance we offer to our students.
Our staff has helped both our students and those from other schools reach their potential through partnership working.
The person who nominated the school asked to remain anonymous, but said: “Strong leadership and an army of dedicated professionals ensure that every child’s potential is maximised and all pupils are well supported and guided.”