Knife arch visits during Careers Week

As part of an ongoing partnership campaign against knife crime between police and secondary schools, we were visited by a knife arch today (Wednesday), as part of our commitment to work together to protect our young people from knives and other weapons.

In order to promote student safety, an assembly was delivered to all Year 10 students by one of our School Police Liaisons, followed by a knife arch that we’re delighted to say raised no concerns for officers.

The aim of the assembly was to ensure that students are well informed about the consequences of carrying weapons, and Deputy Headteacher Miss Thom has written to parents to reiterate how seriously we take our responsibility to help keep our community safe:

“It is important that the police, schools and families work together to protect children and communities. Parents have a vital role to play and we would encourage you to talk about the dangers of carrying weapons.

If you have any concerns about your child or their friends carrying a weapon, please contact their Achievement Coordinator in the first instance.”

The visit coincided with National Careers Week, with students able to learn about potential careers with the police force and were able to ask questions during the assembly.

You can find out more about the help we provide through our careers department here