Gaynes hosted a mock interview day for all of year 10. All pupils were prepared with sample questions, advice on how to answer questions and successful interview techniques. Gaynes was supported by 17 professionals from the world of business who gave up their time to interview our pupils. As well as mock interviews, Year 10…

Thirty Year 11 pupils visited Queens College, Cambridge University, as part a programme of University visits. Pupils had guest lectures, student talks and tours of the campus. It was a truly inspirational day and our thanks go to staff at Queens College for hosting and inspiring Year 11.

Gaynes welcomed three care homes to celebrate Christmas in an event organised and hosted by the school’s Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in Year 10. It was a wonderful occasion as residents were treated to mince pies, Christmas readings, a live piano performance and carols sung by Branfil Primary School choir. The ambassadors have been invited to Freshfields…

Another group of Year 10 pupils volunteered and assisted with the sorting and packing from all the donations received from local harvest festivals. The group worked very hard and gained an appreciation and first hand knowledge of the invaluable work of volunteers.  The other volunteers at the Church of St. Ascension stated how grateful and…

On Wednesday 20th of November, Year 9 listened to the testimony of Holocaust survivor Susie Barnett. She told us about how she was just a baby when Hitler fractured German society by marginalising certain groups. This Nazi regime had a huge impact on Susie’s life. From having a name given to her by the Nazis, to a…

Within the month of October our students took part in the following activities: All of Year 11 attended the Careers event ‘Moving On’ at Harrow Lodge Sports Centre Mr Lucas and Mr Knight supported James Oglethorpe Primary school with a mad scientist workshop Gaynes hosted Year 6 parent tours Year 11 pupils attended an M…

Within the month of September our students took part in the following activities: Elysha Smith in Year 11 came 2nd in the Havering Young Artist competition 2019 McDermott taught art lessons at James Oglethorpe as part of our Primary links programme; Ms Caers also taught history at James Oglethorpe Gaynes held a Year 6 open…

All of Year 11 attended the ‘Moving On’ event organised by Prospects. There were numerous colleges, universities and employers available to talk and offer guidance to our students, who all left with a much clearer idea of their post-16 options.