Many of our students have had the opportunity to make use of our new facility to improve their physical and mental well-being and although it is a considerable improvement on our previous fitness room, initial funding did not allow for an upgrade to some of the “tired“ equipment.

Consequently, last year, I applied to the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme for funding support. I am delighted to let you know that our project along with the other two successful projects in our region has been selected to go forward a vote in Tesco stores where their customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop. Voting will take place from Wednesday 1st May 2019 to Sunday 30th June 2019 and we will be notified at the end of July 2019 confirming the amount of funding we will receive if successful.

The project with the highest number of votes across our region will receive £4,000, the second placed project £2,000 and the third placed project £1,000. Obviously we want to be the first placed project, so when you are shopping in Tesco’s during May and June please put your disc in to the Sponne School Fitness Suite box.
Fingers crossed for a successful outcome.

Thank you for your continued support,

Justin Maybury
FLL Physical Education

On Wednesday 13th of March a group of year 9 students attended the NEC arena for a fair based around STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). The fair included lots of different activities, stalls and shows which were easy to get involved in and very interesting.

We went off in small groups and were allowed to visit the stalls, shows and activities we wanted to participate in. The fair was divided into several different sections such as: Careers advice, trains and engineering, information on the national services and lots of other great things.

The leaders of stalls and shows were very enthusiastic and helpful to all visitors and encouraged students to engage in activities. We saw positivity in staff as a very important aspect of the fair because it made it more enjoyable and interesting for everyone. Also, every time a person completed a quiz or activity as well as more knowledge a prize could be won! Which gave students motivation to take part, examples of prizes were: pop sockets, highlighters, pens and even sweets!

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The University of Leicester be running a range of medicine specific events throughout April 2019 to help both teachers and students find out what they really need to train to become a doctor and study medicine at university.

Teachers’ Medicine Careers Evening - Thursday 4th April 2019, 4-6pm, University of Leicester

The medical profession is changing, and so are the qualities, skills and knowledge required by medical and healthcare students. This free event is aimed at helping equip teachers and careers advisers with the knowledge to support students, especially those from a disadvantaged background aspire to study medicine at university. From research, many students decide that they don’t have what it takes to study medicine before they start their post-16 studies, so we especially want teachers working with younger year groups to attend, so the right advice is given early on.

To find out more and to book your place click here.

Year 10 and Year 11 Medicine Calling - Thursday 11th April, 5:30-8:30pm, University of Leicester

An evening for students in Year 10 and Year 11 and their parents, carers or teachers to find out more about what is needed to study medicine, with a spotlight on psychiatry and mental health careers. This evening will give students the opportunity to speak to current doctors, take part in a practical workshop as well as find out about all the support on offer from the University of Leicester. Refreshments are provided. Please pass on this information to any students who you feel would benefit from attending.

To book a place at this free event, please encourage them to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For this year’s World Book Day form-groups took part in book-related activities during registration time.

We also held a World Book Day Quiz at lunchtime in the LRC. This was really well attended by students from Years 7, 8 and 9 who made up 14 teams.

Our winning team came from Years 8 and 9 and was made up of Georgia Fowler, Finley Simpson, Freya Savage and Lucy King. They scored 15 points out of a possible 20.


Thanks to all students who took part, and thanks also to Millie Rees from Year 12 who was our question master.


Do you know that there is a BRAND NEW Wellbeing Café in Towcester?

Open Mondays and Tuesdays 2-5pm, it’s a place where “it’s OK to not be OK.”   Located at 169 Watling St, between Frank’s Hamburger House and the old Towcester Tea Rooms. 

It opened in November 2018 and is run by Churches Together in Towcester, but is for anyone of any faith or no faith.

If you come along you can be assured of a warm welcome, an activity to get involved in, an opportunity to chat, an optional prayer space or space to be alone.  Cake, tea and coffee is available.

What do our visitors say?

“Great space to share with others knowing it's ok to not be ok. A wonderful addition to our little Town thank you to all involved xx”

“What a beautiful peaceful space for the community   Well done team”

Please come along and find out more.

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Sponne School

Brackley Road
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Telephone: 01327 350284