Nov 12

Having Fun with Photograms

A group of students attended The Northern School of Photography at Sunderland University for a ‘Photograms’ workshop where they had the chance to use a traditional photography dark room and chemical processing.

Nov 12

David Hodgson Lecture

David Hodgson, creator of ‘The Buzz’ personality quiz, visited our Year 12 students. He helped them to think about their different personality types based on different criteria such as where they get their energy from, how they take in information, how they make decisions and their attitude to life. Each student was given an animal to match their personality type which will help them work out the best pathway in terms of university and careers.

Nov 09

Sixth Form Open Evening 2018


We’re the place to take you places in life, with so many amazing courses to choose from, and a fantastic reputation in getting the best from our students, we could be the starting point on your route to an exciting and satisfying career.

With more of our pupils than ever going to top Russell Group Universities such as Newcastle, Cambridge, Durham, UCL, University of Arts London, York, Edinburgh & Glasgow, now is your chance to find out how you can join them!

With our recent appointment as a hub school for Oxford University’s outreach programme there is no better time to find out more.

Come to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 28th November and speak with our students and staff, see our top class facilities and learn about how we can help send you on your next step towards top Universities and an amazing career.

After all, who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today. And today, we’d like you to join us.

All are welcome.


Nov 05

Social Mobility Support

Our motto ‘Aspire, Achieve, Enjoy’ is the cornerstone of Southmoor’s commitment to social mobility. It’s about recognising that children in the North East deserve the best and that our job is to provide it!


Southmoor has seen a significant increase in the achievement of its pupils and in particular it is joyous to witness the huge increase in our young people gaining places at top universities. All from a sixth form that ranks as one of the best in the country!
It may therefore come as little surprise that our work has gained national recognition.  We are proud to announce that Sammy Wright has been appointed as a Social Mobility Commissioner.  A position approved by the Prime Minister!  As it only involves one day per month though it will not take Sammy away from Southmoor very often.  Please see the attached article for more details.

Nov 05

Packing Bags for Berlin

Students from our up-coming Berlin trip staged a bag-pack at a local supermarket to raise funds for the trip. The group raised a fantastic £700 meaning that tickets for the famous TV Tower in Berlin can now be booked. Well done everyone!

Nov 05

James Cook Mini-Medical School

Aspiring doctors in Year 12 attended a ‘Mini Medical School’ lecture series at James Cook Hospital where topics included: ‘Medicine at the Sharp Edge’ with Dr Jeff Doran, ‘Exploring General Practice’ with Dr Hugh Alberti and Dr Adedoyin and ‘Painting a Picture of the Skin; Warts and All’ with Dr Rob Ellis.

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