We are very proud to hold our Holocaust Beacon School Status and retain a commitment to prioritise the teaching of the Holocaust as a means for honouring the past and protecting the future.

This Focus Week saw Year 9 students meet with John Fieldsend, a representative of the Holocaust Memorial Trust, who recounted his own and his family’s experiences of the Holocaust during the 1930s and 1940s.

Elsewhere, Year 11 and Sixth Form students participated in the Holocaust Memorial events at Lichfield Cathedral.

All students undertook special assemblies, tutor time activities and commemorative events through the week.

We also retain a commitment to students and staff visiting the Nazi concentration camps to broaden their experience in communicating the lessons to learn from history to others. These visits will take place later in the school year.

Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “This is a priority we have resolutely retained in recent years and is part of our commitment to offer a curriculum that looks beyond just exam results. The week encourages reflection and tolerance and we value these traits for our students both for now and for later life.”