Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School

Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School

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Just knowledge.
Just knowledge.

Mixed Grammar School in Sidcup, south east London.

Operating as usual

27/03/2024

Carnegie Shadowing at CSGS Library

Keen readers in Years 7-9 who are up for a reading challenge in April and May are invited to join the Carnegie Shadowing group.

The group will be reading and reviewing the eight shortlisted books before voting on the winner and joining other schools for the Carnegie celebration afternoon at Townley Grammar in June.

Students should see Mrs Hitchcock in the Library if they want more information.

Photos from Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School's post 27/03/2024

Our DT prefects have put together these wonderful Easter gifts - the perfect combination of Tete A Tete Daffodils, Grape Hyacinth (Muscari Armeniacum) and cute Easter decorations.

They will be on sale again tomorrow at breaktime in the foyer and are Β£4 a pot. Students should bring cash if they wish to purchase.

25/03/2024

School will be open as usual tomorrow πŸ””πŸ””πŸ””πŸ””

School open as usual tomorrow, 26th March Please be aware that school will open as usual tomorrow. The fault with the fire alarm system which led to an early dismissal today will be fixed this evening.

22/03/2024

Well done to our University Challenge Team for finishing in a very close second place at the recent competition held at Bexley Grammar. Well done to the team of Toby, Ali, Owen, and Tom!

22/03/2024

Congratulations to our fantastic Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge regional winners. We are very proud of Sullivan who gained first place and Francesca in second place. They competed against a range of local schools at the finals, which this year were held here at Chis and Sid.

21/03/2024

Students in Year 7 recently enjoyed a film screening of "Le Temps des Secrets" (The Time of Secrets) at the French Institute. Students embarked on a cultural discovery of life in the south of France based on the novels of Marcel Pagnol, who spent his childhood summers in his native Provence.

Photos from Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School's post 19/03/2024

Congratulations to the U16 Rugby 7s team for being crowned Kent champions. They beat The Judd 17-12 in the final match.

National Literacy Trust Reading Champions Quiz 14/03/2024

A fantastic result for our two teams in the NLT Reading Champions Quiz heat today.

National Literacy Trust Reading Champions Quiz Many congratulations to the students from Y8 and Y9 who competed in the SE heat of this quiz.They displayed a brilliant knowledge of books and authors ranging from The Jolly Postman to The Inheritance Games. Competing online against 21 other teams, CSGS placed in third and fourth positions, separa.....

14/03/2024

Good luck to our U13 Netball Team for the Semi-final of the Sisters n Sport Bowl at Loughborough today.

Photos from Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School's post 13/03/2024

All set in the hall for Culture Day this Friday 15th March

Culture Day events are organised by Sixth Form students via the student led CORE (Committee for Racial Equality) group.

Photos from Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School's post 12/03/2024

The marvellous Chis and Sid Design Future London Group are runners up in the 16-18 age group of the Design Future London challenge 2024 – a remarkable achievement for the group of five aspiring Architecture students from Y12.

The Design Future London challenge asks students to create a design solution around a built environment opportunity in their local area.

Shortlisted entries were invited to City Hall to present their idea to Sadiq Khan and George Clarke as well as industry experts by answering the question β€˜What is your big idea for London?’.

It was a very tough competition this year and the judges have fed back that the entries were of an incredibly high quality, adhered to the brief, were full of imagination and creativity while having a practical application of the challenge themes which are important to the future planning of our city.

The event was a wonderful opportunity to have their voices heard and impact the future of London as well as network with industry experts and university graduates.

Their prize pack included an invitation to a day experience in Canada Water and the City of London visiting British Land (www.britishland.com) and Gensler (www.gensler.com), where they will spend a day with both their teams and complete activities to build upon their experience in the Design Future London challenge. They will meet various consultants who will talk about their routes into industry and their careers. They will also get to see inside and hear about the design and unique culture of the Printworks- an iconic redevelopment of a much-loved music and events venue by British Land and an area of significant regeneration. And they will also visit Gensler’s impressive central London office and meet some of the team to take their idea for London to the next level.

Additionally, they have been awarded a week of work experience with Mount Anvil (www.mountanvil.com) and their team in July.

Photos from Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School's post 12/03/2024

Thank you to Mrs Hitchcock for taking our team of Year 7 students to the Bexley Schools Book Quiz. The students had a great time and CSGS were triumphant for a second consecutive year.

Photos from Kerry’s Cakes's post 08/03/2024

So creative! We just have to share a snap of these amazing literary themed cakes donated for the World Book Day cake sale, which one to choose?

Photos from Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School's post 08/03/2024

The 2024 CSGS Art Exhibition of Student Artwork and the Official Opening of The Bramwell Gallery.

Our gallery space on the ground floor of the Quentin Blake building has been refurbished and re-named The Bramwell Gallery.

Mr Howard Bramwell was Head of Art at the school in the 1940's, and would have taught Sir Quentin. The gallery houses a small permanent exhibition of Howard's watercolours of Kentish Wealden landscapes donated to the school by his son Dr Alan Bramwell.

The gallery refurbishment was generously funded by Dr Bramwell in recognition of the assistance the school community provided to his family when his father passed away at just 36 years of age.

View a short video of the exhibition and opening:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqFZgGkpSt4

Musician credit: Sofia G, Y13


Photos from Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School's post 08/03/2024

The school is grateful to all the CSGS Careers Fair advisors for sharing their time and expertise with our students yesterday.

The Careers Fair was very well supported with students and parents visiting the stands of advisors from many of the professions, industry specialists, FTSE 100 companies, universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers.

Thanks also go to the Chair of Governors, staff and student helpers for making the evening a huge success.

Here are photos of just a sample of the stands.

07/03/2024

CSGS proudly presents our hugely popular evening Careers Fair from 7pm to 9pm today. All students Y7-Y13 are welcome to attend with their parents.

We are expecting over seventy advisors from a wide range of professions and industries. As well as a number of top universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers.

We regret there is NO PARKING available on site this evening and ask that you park responsibly in the vicinity of the school.

Photos from Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School's post 07/03/2024

Foodies delight. Cucina have laid on a Mad Hatter's Tea Party for World Book Day.

There's also James and the Giant Peach crumble on the menu.

Photos from Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School's post 07/03/2024

Another super successful World Book Day book exchange and cake sale. Thank you to everyone who contributed, now for the James and the Giant Peach crumble...

Photos from Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School's post 06/03/2024

Back to back wins in the Bexley Schools Book Quiz!

Chis and Sid bring home the trophy for a second year, well done and congratulations to our super Year7s Will C, Palash D, Stella G, Hannah S and Jess W on their victory.

05/03/2024

There's plenty to look forward to at school this Thursday, to celebrate World Book Day we have a cake sale and school-wide book exchange during morning break. There is also a library quiz for Y7s and a National Literacy Trust quiz for Y8&Y9s. World Book Day tokens will be issued to all students.

The tokens allow students to get one of the free World Book Day titles available in various book shops or they can get money off a book they would like to buy.

https://www.worldbookday.com/books-and-tokens/

Poster credit: SiCl Art

05/03/2024

Good luck to the five Year 7 students representing Chis and Sid at the Bexley Book Quiz hosted by Townley Grammar School today.


20/02/2024

Sedcopian Mia McKenna-Bruce's BAFTA acceptance speech for those that missed it.

BAFTA for former student 19/02/2024

And the BAFTA goes to Mia McKenna-Bruce

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Many congratulations to our alumna Mia.

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BAFTA for former student Our congratulations go to former student Mia McKenna-Bruce on her BAFTA triumph. Mia attended our Sixth Form, yesterday she won the BAFTA Rising Star Award. The public-voted EE Rising Star Award honours young acting talent who have demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition and begun to cap...

09/02/2024

The magic of

We were absolutely delighted to find thespian and Chis and Sid alumnus Matthew Rowland among our audience for the second of our Matilda shows.

Matthew is currently playing the role of Mr Wormwood in the RSC’s Matilda the Musical, International Tour.

Here is the marvellous feedback the professional actor and creative recently shared with us:

An Outstanding Matilda Jr. Production

Tonight, I had the immense pleasure of witnessing the breathtaking performance of Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School's production of Matilda Jr. It made me a very proud Sedcopian indeed.

What an extraordinary achievement it was! From the moment I walked in, the stage had undergone a magical transformation, with a set design that burst off the stage with its colourful lettering.

The vibrant energy and life the students infused into their performances was truly remarkable. Each character exuded the vivacity reminiscent of Roald Dahl’s writing and Quentin Blake's illustrations.

In our rehearsals for the International Tour and West End production of Matilda, we often talk about the β€œQuentin Blake scale”; recognising the distinctive scratchiness of his drawings. Blake's illustrations appear as if they've hit the paper and kept on moving, embodying a lively, unfinished quality. This characteristic scratchiness is a guiding principle for our portrayals of characters in Matilda. For instance, when embodying my character Mr. Wormwood, the phrenetic and hard-edged nature of the character was influenced by his illustrations. On the contrary, Miss Honey, with her softer, cleaner lines in the illustrations, shapes the way we may play these roles differently as actors. It was really inspiring to sit there tonight and notice how this translates in all productions of the story, and not forgetting that Quentin Blake too is a fellow Sedcopian.

The immaculate dancing, fantastic storytelling, and glorious singing showcased the dedication and talent of every student involved. For me it solidifies the importance of stories and their ability to bring people together. The character of Matilda so desperately needs the stories she tells to escape the hardships she is facing. β€œNobody else is gonna put it right for me, nobody but me is gonna change my story”

Having just concluded a 2 and a half month leg of the tour in China, where Matilda transcended language barriers for 88,000 audience members across the run, tonight's performance reinforced the global importance of storytelling.

Every individual tonight, regardless of the size of their role, immersed themselves in the world of Matilda and Crunchem Hall. The seamless collaboration across departments, from professional sound to West End-worthy lighting and design, is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the entire team.

Returning to Chis and Sid tonight, and to sit watching a stage I happily performed on numerous times, filled me with joy. Witnessing so many young talents involved in Performing Arts is truly inspiring. I wholeheartedly encourage everyone to continue seeking opportunities for creativity. Not only has it brought me so much joy in my life, it has given me a career that is taking me all over the world. Our next tour location for Matilda International is Bangkok and Singapore!

Congratulations to all involved in this outstanding production. A heartfelt well done to the creative team and thank you for allowing me to be part of this magical evening. Please thank Jo King and all of the staff for being so kind and welcoming to me. It was such a wonderful night and great to be back.

Photo credit: Angela Liang


Photos from Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School's post 09/02/2024

Thoroughly revolting!

A selection of stills from our brilliant musical show Matilda jr.


Photos from Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School's post 09/02/2024

Students in Year 7 had the opportunity to test their pancake making skills ahead of pancake Day – la Chandeleur.
On this occasion the aspiring cooks were joined by the students in Year 12 taking part in the Belgian Exchange.
Mmmm…. C’est dΓ©licieux!
Special thanks to the Food Tech department for joining the workshop!

09/02/2024

The Computer Science Department are very impressed with the ESA Astro Pi programming competition entry by Year 12 students, Hugo C, Suyash G, Eduard A and Ishaan A. They have worked very hard to produce a Python program to use photos taken by an Astro Pi Flight Unit on the International Space Station to estimate the speed at which the ISS orbits the Earth. We wish them the best of luck!

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The 2024 CSGS Art Exhibition and Official Opening of The Bramwell Gallery on 5th March 2024
World Book Day celebrations 2024
Views across Lake Titisee in the Black Forest as our students have a great time on their trip to Germany
VIDEO-2020-04-23-18-10-23.mp4

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