SCWA Latest News Updates | Friday 23rd February 2024

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Dear SCWA Community, 

This week at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy has been marked by notable achievements and exciting opportunities, reflecting our dedication to scholarship, fellowship, and leadership.

Our Drama Club’s outstanding rendition of “Romeo and Juliet” at Greenwich Theatre showcased exceptional talent and dedication. We extend our gratitude to Ms Walton and Ms Asobie for their invaluable support. Upcoming visits to Stationers’ Hall for Year 12 and Year 7 pupils provide a unique chance to enhance their knowledge of The Stationers’ Company, our school’s sponsor, and to understand its significant influence on the publishing industry.

Furthermore, the mock examinations for Year 11 and Year 13 underscores our focus on scholarship, meticulously preparing our students for success. Through personalised timetables, morning warm-up sessions, and after-school revision classes, we are equipping our pupils with the tools and confidence needed to excel in their exams and beyond.

Thank you to everyone in our school community for your ongoing support.

Best wishes,
Joseph Sparks | Principal, Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy

Reminder: Year 10 & 12 Work Experience Information Evening

This is a reminder for the parents/carers of Year 10 and 12 pupils that our Work Experience Information Evening is scheduled for Tuesday, 27 February 2024, from 17:00 to 18:00.

The session is designed to equip parents and carers with detailed information about the forthcoming work experience placements, which are an integral part of the curriculum for all students in Years 10 and 12. These placements will occur towards the end of the school year, from Monday, 8 July to Friday, 19 July 2024.

Ms Collier, Vice Principal, remarked, “The purpose of our Information Evening is to detail the support and guidance that you, as parents and carers, can offer your child in the process of identifying, securing, and successfully completing their work experience placement. We eagerly anticipate your participation and are committed to providing you with valuable insights to ensure this process is as beneficial and seamless as possible for you and your child.”

Reminder: Year 7 Parents’ Evening

Just a reminder that Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy will be hosting the Year 7 Parents’ Evening this Thursday, 29 February 2024, from 16:00 to 19:00. This event offers parents and carers the opportunity to meet face-to-face with teachers and discuss their child’s academic progress, highlighting achievements and identifying areas for growth. The booking system for appointments opened at 16:00 on Friday, 9 February 2023, and will close at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, 28 February 2024. 

For any queries or if you require further information regarding the Parents’ Evening, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Amandeep Kalote directly via email at 

Mock Examinations for Year 11 and Year 13 Pupils

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is set to begin its mock examination series for Year 11 and Year 13 pupils on Monday, 26 February 2024. Spanning a two-week period, these examinations are a critical component of the students’ academic preparation.

To ensure that all students are well-informed and can manage their study schedules efficiently, personalised timetables have been issued. These can be accessed through the MCAS portal, providing students with all the necessary details for their upcoming exams.

Year 11 and 13 Mock Examinations Timetable

In addition to the examination schedule, the academy is committed to supporting students through a variety of preparatory sessions. Morning warm-up sessions and after-school revision classes will be available to help students effectively prepare for their mock exams. The detailed schedule for these sessions has been directly communicated to pupils. 

SEND Review Days

Following the success of our previous SEND Review Days earlier this year, we are about to launch our second round of appointments for parents and carers of our SEND pupils. These are key engagement opportunities in the academy’s calendar which enable parents and carers to play an active role in their child’s education through a discussion about their child’s strengths, areas for development and plans for improvement.

These will take place week beginning Monday, 18 March 2024 and we will be in touch to provide further details regarding how to sign up for appointments in the coming weeks.

Educational Visits to Stationers’ Hall, London

Students from our Academy are set for enriching educational visits to Stationers’ Hall, located in the heart of central London. These visits aim to deepen students’ understanding of The Stationers’ Company, our Academy’s sponsor.

A group of Year 12 pupils is scheduled to visit on Monday, 26 February 2024. Additionally, groups of Year 7 pupils will have their visits on Friday, 8 March 2024, and Wednesday, 20 March 2024. These visits will offer students a unique opportunity to explore the historical and contemporary significance of The Stationers’ Hall.

Mr Duran, Assistant Principal, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming trips, stating, “During their visit to the Hall, our students will be immersed in learning about its rich history, dating back to the 16th century, and its significant development into an essential regulatory body for the printing and publishing industries. They will uncover the critical role of The Stationers’ Company in overseeing London’s publishing industry and its dedicated efforts to safeguard intellectual copyrights. I believe this trip provides an excellent opportunity for our students to gain invaluable insights and appreciate the profound impact of this institution on the broader landscape of publishing.”

The journey will also cover the evolution of printing methods from traditional techniques to modern technologies, illustrating the profound influence of printing on education, politics, religion, and the arts. Additionally, students will be introduced to key figures in printing history, enhancing their appreciation for this transformative industry.

SCWA Students Shine at Greenwich Theatre

Students from the Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy Drama Club showcased their talent in a condensed rendition of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, at the prestigious Greenwich Theatre as part of the annual Shakespeare Festival 2024. The performance, a testament to the students’ dedication and skill, captivated the audience with their confidence, characterisations and energy.

The young actors, hailed as a credit to their school, delivered a memorable interpretation of the timeless tale of love and tragedy. Their commitment to the roles they portrayed was evident throughout the performance, earning them well-deserved applause and recognition.

Heartfelt congratulations are extended to the students who participated. A special appreciation goes to Miss Walton and Miss Asobie for their invaluable time, guidance and commitment to the students, which undoubtedly contributed to the success of the production. The performance not only showcased the students’ artistic abilities but also highlighted the enduring relevance and power of Shakespeare’s works in contemporary settings.

Students performing at Greenwich Theatre on stage

Upcoming Knowledge Acquisition Assessments 

In the third week of this module, starting Monday, 4 March 2024, pupils will undertake their half-termly knowledge acquisition assessments. These assessments aim to assess students’ comprehension and retention of the essential information contained within their knowledge acquisition books.

Structured as twenty multiple-choice questions, these assessments serve a diagnostic purpose, helping to identify areas of strength and those requiring further attention. To accommodate students who may be unable to take the assessment at the scheduled time, the assessments will be accessible in Google Classroom until Wednesday, 13 March 2024, ensuring every student has the opportunity to complete their assessment and catch up if necessary.

Upcoming Fixture for Year 7 Girls Football Team

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is set to resume its sports fixtures with a highly anticipated Year 7 girls’ football match against Leigh Academy Blackheath on Monday, 26 February 2024. After a quiet first week of Module Four in terms of fixtures, the academy’s sports calendar is looking forward to this exciting match-up.

JK Clothing Sale: Discounted Academy Skirts and Trousers

JK Clothing has announced a reduction in the price of Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy skirts and trousers, now available at £9.99 each. This offer is available while stocks last. If you’re interested, please visit the JK Clothing store in Blackfen to take advantage of this sale.