“I was a little bit scared on the first day, but as soon as I found my Form Room I saw all my friends I had made on Induction Day! Everyone was very friendly”.

“The minute you walk through the school gates you see one of your friends and everyone is laughing and talking excitedly on their way to their Form Rooms”.

“We do our very best to welcome new students. The induction days and tours give us the chance to get to know each other, and make the first day far more comfortable – and exciting!”.

“One of the reasons students join our Sixth Form is because of the Learning Support team. Very few schools offer such attentive help. Students with learning difficulties are fully supported to achieve the best possible results”.

“My teacher is the best ever, she lets me ask her lots and lots of questions about my coursework, and she is always available to help me”.

The Headteacher is so nice, he always talks to you and seems to know everybody’s name”.

“Mrs Huxtable always stops to ask I am and if everything is OK”.

A massive thank you for everything you have done for me.  You have really helped me develop into the person I am today and you always believed in me.   Year 11

Thank you so much for the opportunities you have given me and the Star Award nomination.  You have helped me so much and I have really enjoyed my first year at Churchill, it really is like one big family.   Charlotte, Year 8

You always believed in me, never gave up and gave me lots of your time to help improve my work.  Thank you. Amie, Year 11

Transition Week and joining Churchill have been brilliant  – thank you so much for organising lots of activities for me and taking the time to explain things to me.  Daniel, Year 7

Your help and support over the last two years have got me through some really tough barriers.  Thank you, Hannah, Year 13

So far, Churchill has been amazing!  It is a great school to come to and I’m really happy I chose Churchill.  It is outstanding. The uniform is nice and smart so everybody looks part of the college.  All of the teachers I have met have been lovely and I’m really excited for the year to progress with them teaching me.  I am also buzzing to try new lessons that I didn’t do in the primary. Gabrielle, Year 7

My first week at Churchill was outstanding because everyone was so friendly and looked after me, our assembly was brilliant and on my first days of lessons, I had all of my favourite subjects.  I have a really nice Maths and Food Technology teacher. Erin, Year 7

Harry Steel

My first week at Churchill couldn’t be any better.  The thing I most enjoyed was for the rest of the week we were allowed to go to our lessons on our own and if we got lost we had to be resilient and never give up.  The thing Churchill should improve on next year is nothing.

Kailynn Knox

My first week at Churchill was great!  I enjoyed every moment of it! I enjoyed talking and meeting new people.  My favourite lessons were Art and design, MFL and Science. I usually don’t enjoy languages but I really enjoyed my lesson with Mr Williams.  I don’t really think that it could be improved as I feel that I have made a good start and have settled in.

Kyle Thomas Craig

What I like about Churchill – I loved my first week.  What I enjoyed was the lessons like art, science, computer science etc.  The reason I enjoy these lessons is because they have Teachers that make it interesting.

What I dislike (or could be improved) – Maybe organise the halls so that when year 7 try to go to their classes, they don’t get caught in a wave of year 8s, 9s, 10s,11s, 13s etc.  Other than that nothing else.

Jonathan

The lessons I enjoyed were Tech with Mrs Brown and I liked Humanities, looking for news articles we had to explain it in 20 words.  Computer Science was good.

The thing that could be improved are the chairs, every chair that I sat in was wobbly but I really enjoy Churchill.  All the lessons were fun.

Aysha Colman

I enjoyed breaks and lunches because breaks I could go down to ANE and I loved the lunches.  I had Maths with Mrs Moffat and I liked Geography.

Joseph Robertson

My first week at Churchill was amazing.  I love the Maths and the History lessons because the teachers are really fun and there are more challenges.  The lessons much better than primary school lessons.

Jayden Osayande

I have enjoyed my first week at Churchill, it has been outstanding.  I have enjoyed doing Maths with Miss Smith because she is really kind and makes the lesson fun.  I have also had fun in Computer Science because my Teacher is funny. I don’t think that anything could be improved because it is already outstanding.

Toby-Jay Clarkson

I enjoyed all the lessons including Maths which was the best.

I want you to improve the time so we can come into school at 9.00am to 9.30am.

Adam

I really like the basketball court.  The food is very nice. The sandwiches are the best.

There are no negatives.  My favourite lesson is PE.

Kieran A

What was good – I didn’t get lost

What to improve – make it less confusing.

Lucie Whitehead

The very first day I came into Churchill I knew I was going to enjoy and love every minute I was here.  All the staff were very welcoming and really helped the students to find our way around the school. Quite quickly I made new friends, learned new things and found my way around Churchill.  I am looking forward to these next few years because I know people will help me along the way.

Faye Davison

I found the first day amazing.  I loved how everyone was kind and respectful towards each other.  I thought the assemblies were really encouraging and we were able to interact with the Teachers and volunteer for things on stage.  Overall the first week wasn’t too scary because the Teachers and staff really reassured you about things.

Bailey Storey

I think my first two weeks were really good because I know my way around already and I have met a lot of new friends and Teachers.  I love the active lunch as well especially gym, basketball and dance.

Lauren Pinkney

Last week was good because I didn’t get lost and I had all of the right equipment.  I think you helped us really well because you made us feel welcome and we had so much fun.  The lessons are really fun too.

Jay

I had a great first week.  The Teachers are nice and respectful to each other.  The lessons were fun and we got to work together with friends.

Kasi Guthrie

My first week in high school was a blast.  I found my way around perfectly.

Don’t change anything.

David Leech

My first week was nerve wracking but the staff were so helpful showing me around.  After that I was trying to find my own classes, being adventurous, trying new things and trying to do things that I don’t know how to do.  Even though the work is a bit harder you just have to try and that will get you to the job you want when you leave school so try hard.

Lewis Rundle

I think you should give us two weeks so we can get used to the school.  I had a great time in the gym.