Important message about relationships delivered to students

DVRAP – (Domestic Violence and Relationship Abuse Project) delivered a fantastic set of assemblies to all year groups in school. The project aims to support children and young people aged 4-18 (up to 25 years for vulnerable adults), affected by domestic violence and/ or relationship abuse. Students were given advice and support on these issues by DVRAP; their intentions being to prevent harm, enhancing young people’s social and emotional capabilities and reducing risky behaviours, whilst raising awareness.

Jaguar Challenge

On Wednesday 12th March, Mr Thompson took his group of Jaguar Challenge Students to showcase their hard work and determination to succeed in their challenge.  The team seen here with the winning trophy were voted the winners not only for the incredible £1510.64 that they raised but also on the innovative and creative way they earned the money. The team are obviously delighted with their achievement and Mr Thompson said “I am so proud of the student’s hard work. They are great role models and it was a pleasure to have worked with the team.”

Alien Comes to Planet Eliot

As part of our World Book Week celebrations, the poet Dreadlock Alien landed in our midst to teach us about the wonders of poetry. Based in the school library, he taught four creative workshops and worked with seven different classes from years 7 and 8. This is how it went:


So the lesson it began,

And within seconds we were fans

Of his rapping, beating rhymes

And the genius within each line.

And he asked: ‘Is poetry fun?’

And the students were like: ‘Er…some?’

So he showed them how to rap,

The George Eliot School Reunion

Students of The George Eliot School that left in 1976, 1977 or 1978 are invited to The George Eliot School Reunion on Saturday 17th May 2014 at Attleborough Liberal Club, 7pm start with bar and disco. School uniform is optional, tickets cost £3.00 and any profits will be donated to local charities. Teachers that taught at the school in these years are also invited to attend.

To purchase your ticket, or for more information, please contact Judith Shepherd on 02476382165 or 07977208374. Look out for more information in the Tribune and other local papers.

Visit To The All England Badminton Championships

On Thursday 6th March 2014 eight future badminton stars (Jack Millerchip, Warwick Pearson, Lewis Knight, Faye Leake, Anna Bees, Jack King, Olivia Bees and Jack Wright) went to watch the Yonex All England Badminton Championships. The event is a world class live badminton tournament, staged by BADMINTON England. The Championships see the best badminton players on the planet compete to be champion.  It was held at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham from the 4 - 9 March 2014.

World Book Week

The belief that reading is integral to everything we do, has become embedded in the George Eliot way of life. As a staff, we dedicate time every week to whole school silent reading, we keep students updated on the books we read, we run reading groups and we see the cultivation of a love of reading as a gift that we can give to our students.


E-Safety sessions keep students safe on-line

This week’s e-safety sessions for all year groups proved to be well timed as it coincided with National Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 11th February.

The sessions were delivered by Sarah Fitzgerald , the E-safety Adviser with Warwickshire County Council’s ICTDS and focussed on how students should keep themselves and others safe on-line.