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03 Oct 2018

Going to Extremes - A Year 8 Performance

Last week our Year 8 students watched a fantastic drama production, called Going to Extremes, delivered by AlterEgo Creative Solutions. Students heard the stories of three young people from very different backgrounds, who had all been targeted by, and become involved with, extremist groups, and how their experiences had ... (click to read more)

03 Oct 2018

Literacy Planet

The English Department are pleased to introduce this year: Literacy Planet. As part of our commitment to providing high quality literacy education, your child now has a school subscription to this fun and engaging online resource. It is designed to support students of all abilities with a wide variety of ... (click to read more)

03 Oct 2018

Latest Music News

Music News We have had great attendance at Music Clubs already this year, but there is still space for anyone else who would like to join us. Please note that Orchestra is on Thursdays, not Wednesday as may have been previously communicated. The only exception to this is Turntablism, which ... (click to read more)

03 Oct 2018

Guidance for Parents Regarding Ofsted.

This is the full content of a letter to parents from Ofsted on 3rd October 2018. To see the original document please click here.  Please click here to read School Inspections - A Guide for Parents.    03 October 2018 Dear parent or carer Inspection of Ivanhoe College Ashby-De-La-Zouch by Ofsted   We have just told your ... (click to read more)

26 Sep 2018

PGL 2018

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05 Jul 2018

Visit by Author Inspires Students

Gary Toward, author of the historical crime novel set in WW1, The Magpie, visited Ivanhoe College on Monday 25th June. His presentation took pupils on a journey through time, incorporating the history of the period his book is set in and then inspired pupils to stretch themselves with their ... (click to read more)

04 Jul 2018

Year 8 Survival Skills Trip 2018

  On Friday 18th May our staff took 86 students on what would be a gruelling but incredibly rewarding weekend to the Oxfordshire woodlands for this year’s Survival Skills Residential. In what was possibly the best weather we’ve ever had on this trip, we arrived at Base Camp and got ... (click to read more)

04 Jul 2018

Year 9 Awards Evening 2018

The Year 9 Awards ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the achievements of our students during their career at Ivanhoe. Recognising students not only for attainment but also for outstanding effort and an exceptional attitude to learning; students are nominated by their teachers to receive an award. ... (click to read more)

04 Jul 2018

Rotary Young Writer of the Year

Rotary Young Writer of the Year On the evening of 16th June, Year 8 student Caitlin Bradley was invited to the Rotary presentation evening for the The Young Writer of the Year Competition. Caitlin was triumphant and was named as the winner of the Regional Competition, and she was ... (click to read more)

04 Jul 2018

Summer Concert 2018

This year’s Summer Concert really was a special event!!! The audience were blown away by the talent on display and many feet were tapping and hands were clapping along with this year’s song choices, all along the theme of ‘The Greatest Show - Songs from Musicals’. Well done to ... (click to read more)

04 Jul 2018

Tesco Bag Pack Fundraiser

At the beginning of the year the Student Council  decided that they would like to increase the seating outside, to create a relaxed area to share time with friends in a pro-social way. The area will also allow space for outdoor learning. After doing lots of research they realised ... (click to read more)

25 May 2018

Leadership Announcement

Leadership Changes at Ivanhoe for 2018-19 Dear Parents and Carers, The governing board at Ivanhoe are relentlessly ambitious for the continued success of our school and our students. We regularly review our work and look to build on our successes and ensure that Ivanhoe College is well placed for future developments. For ... (click to read more)

27 Apr 2018

College Day Consultation

27th April 2018   Dear Parent/Carer Consultation of proposed changes to timings of the College Day I am writing to consult with you about a proposed change to the structure of the college day with effect from the Autumn Term 2018. At Ivanhoe we are continuously working to provide the best possible educational ... (click to read more)

27 Apr 2018

Maths Challenge Winners

  Congratulations to the following students who were recognised in the ‘Intermediate Mathematical Challenge’ run by the UK Mathematics Trust. The competition is aimed at 13-16 year olds and aims to stimulate mathematical thinking and enhance problem solving, over 250,000 students across the UK participated this year. The students have ... (click to read more)

27 Apr 2018

Year 9 Ski Trip Easter Holidays

“We arrived in Masella early Sunday morning after a full day of travel, we were all a little tired, but the excitement soon set in when we realised  we had arrived to over one meter of fresh snow. Not only did we have an abundance of snow - the ... (click to read more)

27 Apr 2018

Whitby and Scarborough Trip

  On Friday 15th March we took 67 of our year 8 students up to North Yorkshire for 3 days on our brand new Whitby and Scarborough residential trip. Whilst the weather wasn’t quite what we’d hoped for on Friday morning, spirits were high as we set off on what ... (click to read more)

27 Apr 2018

Rotary Young Writer of the Year

In March, a number of students took part in the RIBI Young Writer of the Year Competition. They had to write a fiction or non-fiction piece centered around someone else’s point of view. Huge congratulations to Caitlin Bradley (Year 8), Leah Massingham (Year 9) and Zara Platts (Year 9) who have ... (click to read more)

17 Apr 2018

Exam Timetable and Revision Guides All Years

Revision Guides All Years - Please click links to open documents. General Revision Guide for All Students and Parents English Revision Guide 2018 French Revision Guide 2018   ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2018

Ashby Liaison Concert 2018

Ashby Liaison Concert Thank you to everyone involved in the Ashby Liaison Concert: To Ashby School for organising, to Ivanhoe Music and facilities team for hosting, to all the students from all of the Ashby schools that performed and all of the families that supported both performances. There was a packed ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2018

Rolls Royce Visit

On Tuesday 20th March the winners from our February S.T.E.A.M. Show visited the Rolls Royce Head Office as part of their prize from our official sponsors. A range of department visits and presentations were arranged for the students to give them an insight into the different projects worked on ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2018

Rotary Young Artist of the Year

Huge congratulations to Year 8 students, Elizabeth Hinsley for being named, Ashby Rotary Club’s Young Artist 2018, with her original illustration titled, ‘Pollution.’ There were more than 350 entries from the junior, and secondary schools in Ashby with the theme , ‘A Different Perspective’ and the judges selected Elizabeth’s picture ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2018

Plas Gwynant Year 9 Trip

On Tuesday 6th March a team of 6 staff took an excited group of 51 year 9 students on what would be a challenging and life changing 3 days in Snowdonia this year’s Plas Gwynant Residential. After a few very nervous weeks before the trip for the trip leaders with ... (click to read more)

07 Mar 2018

Teacher Training Opportunities

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05 Mar 2018

Ivanhoe S.T.E.A.M. Show

On Thursday 22nd February Ivanhoe College hosted their second annual S.T.E.A.M. Show event; this year with sponsorship from Rolls Royce. At the end of 2017 students were invited to submit proposals of projects they wanted to investigate under the categories of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths and working either in small ... (click to read more)

05 Mar 2018

Year 9 Belgium Battlefield Trip

At the beginning of February, we once again had the honour of taking some of our Year 9 students to the Ypres area of Belgium and the Somme in France. This trip runs every year and is an opportunity to make our Year 9 WW1 History curriculum come alive. We visited ... (click to read more)

05 Mar 2018

World Book Day 2018

Despite the freezing temperatures, students and staff still turned out in their costumes to celebrate World Book Day. As part of the activities was ‘Drop Everything and Listen’, (DEAL) when a bell rung around the school and staff read to students, a fiction bingo inter-house competition is running for the ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2018

Student Council News - January 2018

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01 Feb 2018

Enrichment Day Science Trip

On the 22nd of January the Science department took 155 of our year 8 students to Birmingham’s Science museum – Think Tank. It was a fantastic day out and allowed the students to interact with hands on activities and exhibits that are closely linked to the curriculum this year – including combustion, recycling and ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2018

Enrichment Day P.E. Trip

"On Monday 22nd January, year 9 Ash students travelled to Beaumanor Hall for their enrichment day with the PE Department. Beaumanor Hall is a Victorian manor house in just outside Loughborough which offers outdoor learning experiences providing physically and mentally challenging experiences that encourage team-working, leadership and self-motivation. The students had ... (click to read more)

31 Jan 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

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16 Jan 2018

MYEd Update - We need your help

Last year we invested in the MYEd Communication App to improve our two way communication between parents and the school.  Feedback tells us that this has been a big success. In particular parents have told us they are finding it easier to inform the school about absences, and keep track ... (click to read more)

20 Dec 2017

Student Council News - December 2017

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20 Dec 2017

London Trip 2017

There was a packed agenda for our 2 day London Experience Trip this year.  40 year 7 students took in the sights of Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, the Mall, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge.  They also experienced the London Dungeon,  cruised down the ... (click to read more)

20 Dec 2017

Year 9 Careers Fair

    This term our Year 9 students have been engaged in careers education to help them make informed choices for their Key Stage 4 studies at their chosen Upper School.  As part of this, students have been looking at potential careers options.   To support this process, we were lucky enough to ... (click to read more)

20 Dec 2017

Christmas Card Winners

We ran a Christmas Interhouse Competition to design our school Christmas Card. The winning designs were printed and sent out to local schools and businesses. The standard was very strong this year. Well done to everyone who took part. Overall Winners - Earth House  Amelia - Year 9  Tamzin - Year 8   Air ... (click to read more)

08 Dec 2017

PROCEDURE FOR SCHOOL CLOSURE IN THE EVENT OF SNOW

  Should we take the decision to close the school for health and safety reasons in the event of heavy snow or dangerous icy conditions, the decision will be announced immediately in the following ways:  • The Ivanhoe College website – there will be a message on the front page. Please ... (click to read more)

24 Nov 2017

School Council News - November 2017

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24 Nov 2017

Year 8 Computing Enrichment Day

Year 8 - Enrichment Day - Computing In an Ivanhoe first, Year 8 students did a Computing Day, where every session was focused on developing their Computational Thinking Skills. Computational thinking allows us to take a complex problem, understand what the problem is and develop possible solutions. We can then ... (click to read more)

24 Nov 2017

School Improvement News

School Improvement News Thanks to a successful bid to the Education Fund Agency, for the Conditions Improvement Fund, Ivanhoe was awarded £421,478.  The money has been used to improve the insulation and refurbish over 1/3 of the school roof. Thanks to the fantastic work of the project managers Make Consulting, and the ... (click to read more)

24 Nov 2017

Student Council News - November 2017

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24 Nov 2017

Young Chess Champion

Year 8 student George Worrow-Goodin has been chosen as the Best Junior Team Player of the Year by the Leics & Rutland Chess Association (LRCA).  He has been a member of the Ashby Ivanhoe Chess Club for about 5 years and has shown remarkable progress to become good enough to ... (click to read more)

24 Nov 2017

Student Rugby Success

  Congratulations to Year 9 student Chester Owen, who has this season been selected to attend the Leicester Tigers Rugby Developing Player Programme after successfully attending a number of trials at the end of last season. This is a fantastic achievement for someone who shows a real passion and dedication to ... (click to read more)

24 Nov 2017

New Virtual Reality Experience at Ivanhoe

  As part of Ivanhoe College’s commitment to providing the best technology for our students, we have recently invested in a class set of Virtual Reality devices. These devices comprise of mobiles phones placed into Google cardboard headsets and use the Google Expeditions app to take the students on virtual reality ... (click to read more)

19 Oct 2017

Student Council News - October 2017

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29 Sep 2017

e-safety at Ivanhoe

During the week of 11th to 15th of September Mr Bellmore & Mr Thornewill were speaking to houses about the importance of staying safe online.  Mr Bellmore set our house leaders a challenged, “Can you refill this tube of toothpaste?”   The answer they found was no you can’t and much like ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2017

Chelsea's Choice Performance

  This week our Year 8’s watched a hard hitting play from the Alter Ego Theatre Group. This important educational show, supported by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children’s Boards and backed by the police and NHS, aims to  raise awareness for young people  about Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), what makes ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2017

‘Career Driven Student’

Year 8 student Ethan Tomkins is already taking his future into his own hands when it comes to getting the career of his dreams. Ethan would love to work in car design and development, and so he has been making contact with various manufacturers to find out about how ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2017

Year 7 Practical Maths

The Maths Department took advantage of the excitement surrounding Ashby Statutes to get the Year7’s using their maths skills in a practical way in a large scale lesson which took place in the school hall. Students were given an imaginary amount of pocket money and they had to plan ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2017

Careers Fair- Can you Help?

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14 Jul 2017

Staying Safe This Summer

Safety and Safeguarding. We want all our students to be safe over the holiday so there are a few things we would like you to be aware of. We have spoken to our local police officers and they have highlighted that in recent weeks there has been an increase in ... (click to read more)

14 Jul 2017

Sports Awards Evening

The Sports Award evening, on Monday 10th July, was a fantastic event to celebrate our sporting achievements here at Ivanhoe. We were pleased to welcome a guest speaker to Ivanhoe , Great Britain Olympic Swimmer Joanne Jackson who gave a motivating speech about overcoming difficulties to achieve your best. 29 ... (click to read more)

13 Jul 2017

Year 9 Leavers Dance Photos

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23 Jun 2017

YR 8 Survival Trip 2017

On Friday 19th May 9 of our staff took an amazing 96 students on what would be a gruelling but incredibly rewarding weekend to the Oxfordshire woodlands for this year’s Survival Skills Residential. Rain was in the air as we arrived at Base Camp and that night we saw lots ... (click to read more)

23 Jun 2017

Year 9 Awards Evening

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23 Jun 2017

Student Council News June 2017

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20 Jun 2017

Summer Concert 2017 Videos.

Here is the full playlist from our Summer Concert 2017. To view individual videos please see our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbjrZKHHHINRp-fLAFMvIJA  ... (click to read more)

09 Jun 2017

Year 9 Drawing Exam - A video guide

Art teacher Mr Genders has put together this video to help Year 9's prepare for their observational drawing exam.  The video gives tips on selecting which items to draw, how to arrange a composition and how to produce a successful piece of work.     ... (click to read more)

26 May 2017

Ivanhoe Students Excel in STEM Competition

A number of our Year 8 and 9 students have been involved in a range of competitions as part of the 3M Young Innovators Challenge. Impressively we have had 6 teams put forward to the finals and we now wait with baited breath to see if we can build ... (click to read more)

26 May 2017

Year 9 Student Receives Prestigious Award

We are so pleased to share this fantastic news from one of our Year 9 students. Mai Wilkinson was nominated as a finalist for the Lord Lieutenant’s Young Person of the Year Awards. She was invited to attend a formal dinner and awards evening at County Hall in Leicestershire, and ... (click to read more)

26 May 2017

Saffron Lane Athletics News

On Wednesday 24th May, 46 students took part in the Annual Saffron Lane Athletics Meet, to compete against a range of Leicestershire schools in a variety of Athletics events. One of the main purposes of these games is to find students to represent the Leicestershire County Team. From this year's ... (click to read more)

26 May 2017

Ivanhoe and the General Election

With the general election, on June the 8th, fast approaching; we thought this was an ideal opportunity to share with parents information about the Life Skills lessons we will be giving to students about the British voting system and democracy over the next few weeks. At Ivanhoe we encourage students to ... (click to read more)

23 May 2017

PGL Caythorpe 2017 Photos

Our Year 7 students had a fun and energetic time on their trip in Lincolnshire, taking part in a huge range of activities to build self confidence and resilience as well as team building skills. These activities included canoeing, high ropes courses and assault courses. Staff and students had a fantastic ... (click to read more)

23 May 2017

Ski Trip 2017 - Photos

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09 May 2017

Fame Jr Photos

On 27th and 28th April over 30 students performed in this year’s musical production, supported by a team of student lighting and technical crew. After many weeks of rehearsals they put on 2 fabulous evening shows to packed audiences. We also welcomed year 5 and 6 students from the Ashby primary ... (click to read more)

07 Apr 2017

Year 9 Trip to The National Holocaust Centre

As part of their studies into World War II, Year 9 students went on a visit to The National Holocaust Centre and Museum in Newark. The National Holocaust Centre and Museum promotes an understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice, and the development of ethical values, leading to ... (click to read more)

07 Apr 2017

Arts Award for Ivanhoe Students

  Arts Award Discover is the introductory Arts award open to children and young people aged up to 25. To achieve Discover students  discover the arts around them, find out about artists and their work and share their experiences with others, gaining a certificate at the end.  This award provides ... (click to read more)

07 Apr 2017

Ashby Liaison Concert 2017

Thank you to all the family members who came to support the students at the Ashby Liaison concert. This annual performance is so important as we all feel it helps keep the tradition of music alive in Ashby. As the years go on, the children from the primaries, who ... (click to read more)

07 Apr 2017

Ivanhoe Artists Scoop Top Prizes.

The Rotary Club Young Artist competitions welcomes entries from young people at any of the local Schools. This Year we did particularly well, with Ivanhoe students scooping the Top 3 prizes as well as 2 highly commended.  The theme this year was ‘reflections’, which students could interpret any way they ... (click to read more)

07 Apr 2017

Comic Relief - Fundraising Update

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24 Mar 2017

Charity Balloon Release for Alzheimer's Research UK

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17 Mar 2017

Music Production Lessons

Dear Parent/Guardian, South East Creative Arts are delighted to be offering peripatetic lessons in music production at Ivanhoe College. South East Creative Arts is a fresh and engaging creative arts company that prides itself on the quality of tuition and ability to make lessons fun, productive and inspiring. Introduced in September ... (click to read more)

17 Mar 2017

Plas Gwynant Year 9 Trip

Students took part in a range of activities, from mountain walking to abseiling, canoeing and gorge walking. The course was different this year as we had a new focus - Plas Gwynant wrote a course just for us based around the Growth Mindset. Through the activities, therefore, students were challenged to ... (click to read more)

17 Mar 2017

Olympian inspires Ivanhoe Girls

Last week, Joanne Jackson - former Olympian, visited Ivanhoe College to aid with the launch of our Girls Active project.  Throughout the morning session the girls had the opportunity to learn about Joanne’s background in swimming and the barriers she faced on her journey, whilst also learning the Sky ... (click to read more)

17 Mar 2017

Student Council News - March 2017

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03 Mar 2017

Ivanhoe World Book Day Costumes

Well done to all our students and staff who took part in the World Book Day Costume Competition. It was great to see so many handmade entries.      ... (click to read more)

02 Mar 2017

Ivanhoe World Book Day Bake Off

We had some great entries for our World Book Day Cake Competition. We hope you enjoy looking through the photos.   ... (click to read more)

28 Feb 2017

The Ivanhoe Communication App

We are very excited to be able to announce the launch of our new School App for mobile devices. This app, we hope, will revolutionise the way we communicate with parents and make it much easier for our parents and carers to be able to contact the school, gain up ... (click to read more)

09 Feb 2017

'Until it's Gone' - Homelessness Theatre Production.

"It's changed the way I think about homeless people because you don't know what they've been through to be homeless": Year 9 response to hard-hitting play about homelessness and it' related causes and consequences    This term, our Year 9 students have been exploring their futures and how decisions they make today can ... (click to read more)

09 Feb 2017

Science Detectives Challenge

  On Friday the 27th January, fifteen of our Year 8 and 9 pupils became forensic detectives for an afternoon. They are taking part in a competition organised by 3M and Loughborough University.  The participating pupils visited the University’s Crime Scene and Forensic Laboratory for four hours to investigate a ... (click to read more)

07 Feb 2017

Ivanhoe welcomes Google

On Monday 6th February Ivanhoe College students had an amazing opportunity. Google Expeditions Pioneer Programme is a new app based product that allows teachers to take their classes on virtual field trips, immersing students in experiences that bring abstract concepts to life and giving students a deeper understanding of the ... (click to read more)

03 Feb 2017

Ivanhoe Double Up for Team Leicestershire Titles

Team Leicestershire Final – Hockey Year 7/8      Ivanhoe College picked up double glory in the Year 7/8 Hockey Finals, as they fought off six other teams to be crowned Team Leicestershire champions. Five girls sides competed at St Margaret’s Pastures on 31st January, with a high level of hockey on show ... (click to read more)

27 Jan 2017

Student Council News

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27 Jan 2017

Year 9 Careers Fair

Inspirational Careers Advice for Year 9 Students. We were delighted to welcome a host of visitors to Lifeskills lessons this week to talk to students about their careers. The speakers came from a wide variety of industries including engineering, construction, childcare, the arts, the armed forces and many more. By talking to ... (click to read more)

27 Jan 2017

The Lobster Pot Game

As part of their enrichment day, year 9 were looking at the idea of enterprise and risk vs return. To explore this we set the students up with a simulated business: lobster fishing. Over the course of one week students would decide whether to take a gamble and go for ... (click to read more)

27 Jan 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017

For Safer Internet Day (7th Feb) this year we will have a number of activities for students planned, which include: • We will be speaking with students in assembly about the theme of S.I.D. 2017 which is sharing of images across the internet and mobile networks. • Form Groups will be creating ... (click to read more)

15 Dec 2016

ROTARY YOUNG CHEF COMPETITION

On Thursday 1st December 5 students took part in the Rotary Young Chef of the Year, local heat. Two students made it through to the next round of the competition; Kamran Ewbank & Emma Crumley.  Their brief was to plan cook and serve a 2 course meal for 2 ... (click to read more)

15 Dec 2016

Clothes Show Live

This year was the final Clothes Show Live trip for Ivanhoe students as it relocates from the Birmingham NEC to Liverpool next year. We weren’t disappointed, as ever the range of fashion and beauty was vast; there was something for everyone no matter what your taste. The students soaked ... (click to read more)

15 Dec 2016

PROCEDURE FOR SCHOOL CLOSURE IN THE EVENT OF SNOW

Should we take the decision to close the school for health and safety reasons in the event of heavy snow or dangerous icy conditions, the decision will be announced immediately in the following ways:  • The Ivanhoe College website – there will be a message on the front page. Please ... (click to read more)

15 Dec 2016

Les pays francophones- French-speaking countries

  Did you know that French is spoken officially in 33 countries? That is, there are 33 countries in which French is either the official language, or one of the official languages. This number is second only to English, which is spoken officially in 45 countries.  French and English are the ... (click to read more)

02 Dec 2016

Ivanhoe Life Skills - Careers Fair

Can you please help with our Lifeskills careers education? We are hosting a careers event at Ivanhoe for year 9s within their Lifeskills lessons. To make it as relevant and interesting to them as we can we would like to invite adult representatives from a wide range of careers to ... (click to read more)

29 Nov 2016

Year 7 London Trip

The Year 7's had a wonderful time exploring the sites and attractions of London on their trip on the 24th and 25th November.       ... (click to read more)

29 Nov 2016

School Transport Update

We are aware that there have been issues with some of the school buses over the past week, the following is the advice we have been given by School Transport. Discuss with your child what your plans will be if the bus fails to turn up or if they fail ... (click to read more)

25 Nov 2016

Pioneering DJ Lessons at Ivanhoe

Leicester-shire schools music service have produced a pioneering project which builds on inspirational work from the BBC ten pieces. Music consultant, Bradley Smith, was commissioned to write a 6 lesson unit of Turntablism (scratch DJ-ing as it’s known by some) to be offered to schools around the county of ... (click to read more)

25 Nov 2016

Ivanhoe Christmas Card Competition

The winner of the Ivanhoe Christmas Card Competition was Year 9 student Katie Bryant-Brown, from Fire house. In second place was Year 8 student, Darci Hunt from Air House. In third place was Year 9 student Carolanne Dennis from Earth House. Finally, in fourth place was Year 7 student Mia Rushforth from ... (click to read more)

10 Nov 2016

Ivanhoe S.T.E.A.M. Show

Tuesday 9th November was the 1st ever Ivanhoe S.T.E.A.M. Show. Students across the school were invited to submit proposals of projects they would like to investigate, and successful applicants who had put together a detailed plan of how their project would work were invited to take part in the final competition ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2016

Ivanhoe Gain Music Mark Membership

  We are delighted to announce that we are now accredited members of Music Mark, a national subject association for music education. Our membership has been paid for by Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service , who nominated us in recognition of the following: - evidence of a willingness to engage in a ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2016

Student Council Launch

At Ivanhoe we have always been proud of our House Leader programme which has given student representatives from each House the opportunity to be involved in speaking on behalf of the student body. Students get the chance to be involved in a range of activities from organising social events ... (click to read more)

28 Oct 2016

The Big Pink 2016

  The Big Pink Fundraiser A huge thank you to all of our students who raised a staggering £1053.96 for Breast Cancer on Friday Thursday 13th October as part of the national , Big Pink Fundraiser. Students paid £1 to wear non uniform, with a focus on Pink, as well as ... (click to read more)

28 Oct 2016

Religion and Belief Roadshow

Religion and Belief Roadshow.   On Monday 10th October, as part of Enrichment Day, the Humanities Department welcomed a group of visitors from the St Philips Centre, Leicester, to host a ‘Religion and Belief Roadshow’. The students made their way around a number of tables where they could ask lots of questions ... (click to read more)

27 Oct 2016

Cubase Composition Project

    The Cubase Composition Project Think you can compose the next no.1 hit? Or want to at least give it a go? Want to compose music with your parents/carer/family members? Or go head to head with a family member to see who can create the best tune!! Learn on brand new equipment and the ... (click to read more)

06 Oct 2016

Year 8 Student Wins National Patchwork Competition

We are very proud to be able to share the achievement of our Year 8 student, Mhairi McGrath, who won the Under 16's category of a national competition in the Popular Patchwork Magazine. Contestants were invited to submit a 10 1/2" x15" quilt based on the theme, 'my favourite colour'. ... (click to read more)

03 Oct 2016

The Big Pink Fundrasier 2016 - 13th October

The Big Pink Fundraising Event will take place on Thursday 13th October - for Breast Cancer Care . Activities on the day will include:  £1 - Non uniform with a PINK theme Cakes on sale at lunch time-Please bring change. Any students who want to take part in the bake sale to drop off cakes ... (click to read more)

15 Jul 2016

Year 9 Dance Photos 2016

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15 Jul 2016

ICT UPDATE

Staying safe online during the Summer As we approach the Summer Holidays, we at Ivanhoe have been reminding students of the guidance we give in relation to staying safe online; • Make sure you do not share any personal information on any online platform, including Facebook & XBOX Live. • Only speak to people ... (click to read more)

15 Jul 2016

MOODLE UPDATE

Moodle Experience for Parents Over the past 12 months we have been listening to feedback from parents regarding their experience of Moodle. We are investigating and implementing the following changes to make the Moodle experience for Parents more user friendly. We have started to roll out a new Parent-only layout that, once ... (click to read more)

01 Jul 2016

An important letter and factsheet from Leicestershire Police have been uploaded to our website

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30 Jun 2016

**Tuesday 5th July **

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27 May 2016

Year 8 Survival Skills Trip

On Friday 13th May 6 staff and 54 of our bravest students ventured into the woodlands of Oxfordshire for a weekend full of Bushcraft activities. As the coach drove down the seemingly unending forest track, we started to wonder if we were lost. When the coach could get no further ... (click to read more)

27 May 2016

Girls Active Update

Are our girls active enough? This is the question we asked ourselves in May 2015. The PE team at Ivanhoe have teamed up with the youth sports trust, Leicester University and Bangor University to take part in a project called Girls Active. We started out recruiting Miss Motivators that now lead ... (click to read more)

27 May 2016

Science Detectives Challenge

Ivanhoe College students win the regional Young Innovators Challenge Award for the second year running   The Science Detectives Challenge involved 15 students visiting the De Montfort University’s (Faculty of Health & Life Sciences) crime scene house and forensics laboratory in February to investigate a crime scenario. During the visit, students ... (click to read more)

11 May 2016

Beauty and the Beast Performance

On Wednesday 27th an Thursday 28th April students stunned the audience with a spectacular musical performance of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Full of rousing songs, comic acting and even a tap dance performance, this was an amazing show. Deputy Vice Principal, Mr Bellmore said; "This is the best performance ... (click to read more)

26 Apr 2016

Year 8 & 9 Ski Trip

We are so pleased to share these inspiring memories from the Ski Trip from Ms Hull, and student Ciaran Keenan.    As we arrived in Passo Tonale and looked up at the Glacier resort, the bus trip was forgotten and we knew that it was going to be a good week. We  were ... (click to read more)

26 Apr 2016

Year 8 Enrichment Day - Play in a Day

As part of Enrichment Day in April, Year 8 Elm students worked with an outside production company called Splat, to put together as 'Play in a Day'. This time round it was Treasure Island. In such a short amount of time it was amazing to see the performance the students put ... (click to read more)

21 Apr 2016

Dreadlock Alien Performance Poetry Workshop - Year 9

As part of the April Enrichment Day, Year 9 students worked with performance poet Richard Grant, Better known as the Dreadlock Alien. Students looked at hard hitting issues such as the war on terror, teen suicide, mental health and sexual discrimination to produce their own performance poetry on these topics ... (click to read more)

21 Apr 2016

Year 7 Superhero Design Work

As part of April Enrichment Day Year 7 students worked with their design tutors on a range of projects based around the theme superheroes. This included creating mask, 3d characters and comic strips.    Textiles - Creating Masks Control Technology - Creating 3d superheroes and comic strips   Graphics - Designing and Producing Characters using ... (click to read more)

20 Apr 2016

Fundraising Raffle - Tickets now available for purchase.

Lighting Appeal – Fundraising Raffle. Our student Stage Tech Team are a small group of dedicated students who work behind the scenes to support the musicians and actors in school with all of the  technical aspects of our performances. At the moment these students are working hard to try to ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2016

Plas Gwynant Year 9 Trip

Mr Neal Malkin, Maths teacher at Ivanhoe said, "On 8th to 11th March, 41 Year 9 students visited the Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre in Snowdonia, North Wales.  Through a wide range of outdoor and adventurous activities, students were able to overcome personal challenges whilst also developing teamwork and leadership skills.  We ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2016

Uniform Update March 2016

We continue to work on maintaining our high standard of uniform and would like to thank the vast majority of our parents and carers who send their children in everyday in full school uniform. Could we remind you that we expect students to have their natural hair colour and that ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2016

Caterpillar Maths Trip

    On the afternoon of Thursday, 17th March, twelve of our 9e students visited the Caterpillar Learning and Inspiration Centre at Desford. Dressed in 'high-Vis' vests and wearing safety   glasses, they participated in a guided factory tour looking at the management and production of the Caterpillar backhoe loader. Back in the         ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2016

Ivanhoe Penpals

Mrs Mabrouk, French teacher at Ivanhoe said, “The town of  Ashby-De-La-Zouch is twinned with the town of Pithiviers in France, so I thought it could be interesting and relevant for our students learning French to have real contact with French students from Pithiviers. Thanks to the help of the twinning ... (click to read more)

22 Mar 2016

Sports Relief 2016

This year at Ivanhoe the PE staff set out to make it a year to remember for Sports Relief 2016. Students raised an impressive amount for the Sports Relief Charity by paying to come to school wearing house colours.   House Total Earth £169.17 Fire £147.70 Air £134.68 Water £133.14 Total amount £587.69   In addition students took part in a half hour Fun ... (click to read more)

22 Mar 2016

Rhythm of Life - Ashby Liaison Concert

On Friday 18th March, Ashby schools came together, at Ivanhoe College for the annual Liaison Concert. This year the theme was the 'Rhythm of Life' and as usual the standard of the performances given by all of the students was outstanding. Students performed such a wide genre of music ... (click to read more)

18 Mar 2016

World Book Day 2016

Head of English, Paul Sidwells said, "Once again World Book Week has been a monumental success with staff and students embracing the idea superbly well. The standards for ‘Dress up Thursday’ exceeded previous years with students (in all Year groups) producing imaginative and creative costumes. The ‘design a book ... (click to read more)

18 Mar 2016

Year 8 Art and Design Enrichment Day

The Year 8 students took part in a huge range of acticities as part of their Enrichment Day on 15th March. In Textiles and Resitant Materials  students looked at creating 'holiday' souvenirs based on tradition techniques and designs. In Textiles students used the traditional technique of batik, which involves drawing with hot ... (click to read more)

18 Mar 2016

Year 7 Science Enrichment Day

Year 7 students used their investigative and team work skills on a number of challenges as part of enrichment day. Firstly they looked at asteroids and did 2 experiments to look at what affects crater size and debris when an asteroid hits. Then they used balloon rockets to investigate ... (click to read more)

14 Mar 2016

Students awarded fundraising medals

Following the impressive fundraising of Year 8 students of over £1000 for Diabetes UK, teacher Mrs Watson was very proud to pass on to the girls a medal form the charity recognising their achievement.    ... (click to read more)

09 Mar 2016

Maths Challenge February 2016

Maths Challenge February 2016 On Thursday, 4th February some of our Year 9 students took part in this year’s UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Intermediate Maths Challenge.  The UKMT is a registered charity whose aim is to advance education in mathematics and includes the organisation of these competitions. The Intermediate Challenge is ... (click to read more)

01 Mar 2016

Designer of the Month Update

February 2016 - Designer of the Month Click here to see previous winners from this year.  ... (click to read more)

12 Feb 2016

Year 9 Belgium Trip. February 2015

I recently had the absolute pleasure of taking 29 of our Year 9 students to Belgium. The purpose of the trip was to explore the Ypres area of Belgium, which was devastated in both world wars. On our first day, we visited Vimy Ridge and the Canadian memorial, the Thiepval ... (click to read more)

11 Feb 2016

NSPCC - Number Day Fundraiser

On Friday 5th February students and staff in the Maths department managed to raise over £500 for the NSPCC as part of the national, ‘Numbers Day’. They ran a range of fun, maths based games to raise the money. A huge thank you to our Maths Teaching Assistant, Mrs Shephard ... (click to read more)

11 Feb 2016

Safer Internet Day

Ivanhoe College is really proud to be supporting Safer Internet Day 2016, Tuesday 9th February . This year's theme has been been 'Play your part for a better internet'. This theme offers the opportunity to focus on both the craetive and positive things that young people are doing online as ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2016

Student Competition Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities at the moment for students to show off their creative skills as well as win fantastic prizes. Please encourage your child to take part, it would be fantastic if some students from Ivanhoe could be recognised, and repeat some of the past successes of students in previous years. National ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2016

Family Active Week- February Half Term

These are family opportunities to get active for the half term week.   ... (click to read more)

29 Jan 2016

Huge amount rasied for Diabetes UK - Wear Blue Fundraiser Day

On Friday 29th January students and staff came together to raise money for Diabetes UK. This fundraising day was instigated and led by Year 8 Student Evie Soloman from form EGH. Her Dad has Diabetes and she wanted to raise awareness of the condition. Evie and some of her friends ... (click to read more)

26 Jan 2016

Year 8 Humanities Trip (Student Article)

Last Wednesday, we went to Leicester to experience three different cultures. It turned out to be not at all what we expected! We started in a Hindu Mandir. We were amazed at how luxurious, colourful and glamorous it was. They were so friendly and welcoming and were really informative ... (click to read more)

26 Jan 2016

Year 7 Stop Motion Video Project

As part of the Enrichment Day programme, Year 7 students worked with our student teacher Mr Sell to create stop motion animated videos. Working in small teams they chose or create their probs, drew story board plans and then captured their video using stop motion techniques. Students were really ... (click to read more)

26 Jan 2016

Year 9 Maths Enrichment Day

As part of the January Enrichment Day Year 9 Elm students took part in a rotation of Maths activities to challenge their skills, and get them thinking differently about Maths. As part of the 'Lobster Pot Challenge', students were challenged to make the most money from their virtual businesses. They had ... (click to read more)

12 Jan 2016

Theatre Trip Review (Student Article)

Theatre Review by Year 7 students.    On Thursday 7th January we visited the Curve Theatre in Leicester. We had a look around the theatre before we went in and watched the performance. We really enjoyed the show. We saw a version of Roald Dahl's 'The Witches'. The best moments were ... (click to read more)

12 Jan 2016

Year 7 Religious Studies Field Trip

On Tuesday 12th January, Year 7 students made a trip to St Helen's Church in Ashby with representatives from Ashby Youth for Christ as part of their Religious Studies. Students are currently learning all about different places of worship. On this trip students were challenged to use their observational skills to ... (click to read more)

06 Jan 2016

Enrichment Day - East Midlands Airport Trip

On the December Enrichment Day, 7Elm students spend the day in the maths department. The focus of the day was split between Maths and Lifeskills with students spending half of the day at East Midlands Airport and the other half in their maths classes back at school. During the visit, students ... (click to read more)

18 Dec 2015

Enrichment Day - Play in a Day

Enrichment Day 10th December​ - Play In a Day - A Christmas Carol Year 8 undertook on the extra-ordinary feat of putting on a play in a day. Students worked with professional actor Sebastian, who has acted in films and appeared in many BBC shows,he was an indpiration to the students. Throughout the day ... (click to read more)

18 Dec 2015

Staff Panto Brings the House Down

Snow White - The Sequel At Ivanhoe we are so lucky to have staff that are not only dedicated to great teaching, but also go that extra mile to make the time at Ivanhoe for our students extra special and we think our annual staff panto really shows this. A huge ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2015

Ivanhoe Christmas Concert

Congratulations to all the staff and students involved in the Christmas concert on 9th December. A wonderful time was had as we were entertained by a range of songs from festive to modern, and some fabulous dance routines. Once again we were astounded at the outstanding talent shown by our students, who ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2015

Dreadlock Alien

Enrichment Day 10th December  - Dreadlock Alien - Performance Poetry.   The English Enrichment Day was designed to help Year 9 students develop their appreciation of poetry in preparation for their GCSE English studies. We invited a man called Richard Grant AKA The Dreadlock Alien into school to help to inspire and ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2015

Under 5's Christmas Party

  We were so pleased to welcome our Under 5’s over to school for their Christmas party. They had great fun dancing with  Chuckle Chops as well as meeting Santa.  The party ended with a fantastic picnic. By all the smiles we are sure you can see what a fantastic time all the ... (click to read more)

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