School Closure

The school is currently closed for the majority of students due to the national Covid-19 response.

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06 Apr 2020

Toilet Paper Challenge Video

The P.E. Department took on the toilet paper pass challenge. We hope it gives you a smile.     ... (click to read more)

03 Apr 2020

Home Learning - Reading Help / Lists for Year 7, 8 & 9

Reading Help & Home Reading Lists Reading Help Dear Parents and Carers, Here are some good places to kick start, develop or sustain your child’s reading habits. Online Book Readings 1. David Walliams – every day at 11am. 2. Cressida Cowell on Youtube reading from How to Train Your Dragon 3. Wonder Read Aloud (parents ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2020

Boredom Busters

  Please note hyperlinks below are not clickable due to the nature of the presentation, but all are easy to find. ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2020

Updates during school closures

Here we have some additional updates from our senior leaders during the school closures.   23/03/20  To avoid our students squashing into the PE changing rooms, we are relaxing school uniform rules. From Tuesday onwards please can you send your child to school in sporty clothing. Named Water bottles are also essential please.   02/04/20 Please see the ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2020

Ivanhoe Way Poem

Science teacher Miss Gee has written this poem about the school closures. We're sure you will agree that we have amazing staff who are dedicated to the learning of our young people during this difficult time.   ... (click to read more)

09 Mar 2020

Belgium Battlefield Trip

  In 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 various ... (click to read more)

09 Mar 2020

Chelsea's Choice

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 ... (click to read more)

09 Mar 2020

Stephenson College Careers Trip

On Friday the 28th February, 11 Year 9 students from Ivanhoe, along with another 50 from local schools, were invited to take part in an equality and diversity day at Stephenson College. Having previously run the event for older students we were asked to be part of the pilot ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2020

World Book Day 2020

As part of our World Book Day Celebrations all week we have been running a 'Drop Everything and Listen' event. Across the week at set times classes across the school have stopped to make time to listen to some specially selcted book extracts. This is a fantastic opportunity for ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2020

STEAM Show 2020

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13 Feb 2020

Coronavirus Update

What is Coronavirus? A corona-virus is a type of virus. As a group, corona-viruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with ... (click to read more)

13 Feb 2020

Miss Motivators Make a Change

A huge thank you and to our nine ‘Miss Motivators’ who decided that they wanted to redecorate the girls changing rooms as a surprise for the rest of the girls at Ivanhoe. They worked tirelessly until 9pm on Friday 7th February with only a short break for pizza. The result ... (click to read more)

13 Feb 2020

Reading Rampage

Reading Rampage is a challenge specifically for secondary school pupils in participating Leicester and Leicestershire schools, is co-ordinated by Whatever it Takes (WiT), Leicester Neighbourhood Services: Libraries, Creative Learning Services and School Development Support Agency (SDSA). Reading Rampage is aimed at boosting reading miles and encourage reading for pleasure with students ... (click to read more)

13 Feb 2020

Rotary - Youth Speaks Competition

On Saturday 8th February, 3 Year 7 students, Harry Booton, Alfie Smith and Jenny Wilkinson, took part in the Rotary Youth Speaks competition semi finals. The event was held at Beauchamp college in Oadby and they were representing the Ashby Hastings Rotary club as well as the school. They ... (click to read more)

13 Feb 2020

Student Council News

On Wednesday 5th February the Student Council met for the second time this school year. Working in house groups, with a nominated secretary and speaker they started by doing a ‘GROW’ AND ‘GLOW’ of our current Interhouse arrangements. Students came up with ideas for new competitions as well as ... (click to read more)

13 Feb 2020

Year 9 Engineering Trip

On Wednesday, 29th January, eight Year 9 students visited the Engineering Department of Nottingham University for the Caterpillar Robotics and Engineering Day. After an introductory presentation to the Department and to ‘Engineering’ as a career, students worked in pairs to build an infra-red remote control robot beetle. The construction process ... (click to read more)

13 Feb 2020

Announcement from Mrs Blewitt

Dear parents and carers I am writing to let you know that I will be retiring from my post at Ivanhoe College, and also my role at Ibstock Community College, at the end of the summer term this year. I am giving governors sufficient notice so that we can ensure ... (click to read more)

31 Jan 2020

Safer Internet Day

This year’s Safer Internet Day will focus on exploring our identities online. In house assemblies, students will be encouraged to explore identity online, and how the internet shapes the way that they think about ourselves and others. In form time, students will be looking in more detail as to ... (click to read more)

31 Jan 2020

SMART Watches not allowed at Ivanhoe

We politely remind parents and students that we do not allow SMART watches in school, with the exception of activity only trackers (such as fitbits which do not receive messages or notifications. ) Whilst we appreciate that technology advances are often embraced by young people there are a number of ... (click to read more)

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