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04 Mar 2021

This Girl Can Event - Move this March

Move this March with This Girl Can!    Join us for our Month-long virtual event! This is something you can try on your own or with your family!   · Over 50 taster classes you can access throughout the Month of March · No limit to number of sessions you can book onto ... (click to read more)

22 Jun 2020


Thursday 25th June marks RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) Day. In recognition of this, please find below a list of activities you could undertake with your child to learn about this together. Please contact Mrs McMahon with any questions about this. ... (click to read more)

25 Nov 2019

AS911- Station Road Closure 27th November

Dear Parent/Guardian, We have recieved the following information from Roberts Travel Group;   Due to Road closure commencing 27th November 2019 we will be unable to serve Bagworth: Station Road Bus shelter opposite No 347. For all students that use this stop, please use stop at Markfield plastics – 07:46. The road works ... (click to read more)

15 Nov 2019

AS912 Coalville Lane Closure 18/11/2019 – 21/11/2019

Dear Parent/Guardian We have recieved the following information from Roberts Travel Group; Coalville Lane/Ravenstone Road will be closed from 18/11/2019 to (est) 21/11/2019. We’ll unfortunately be unable to gain access to this road during these dates. Please see map below with alternative pick up location. Pick up will now be on Wash Lane. ... (click to read more)

15 Nov 2019

Wood Road Closure AS911

Dear Parent / Career, We have recieved the following from Roberts Travel Group - We have been contact by Leicestershire County Council of Wood Road Closure for works commencing 18th November for one week. We are notifying all parents that use Battram Village turn to use bus stop outside of Pal-ex ... (click to read more)

04 Oct 2019

Do you know someone who wants to teach?

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27 Feb 2019

E-Safety Warning – Momo Challenge

The Momo Challenge the Facts: What it is Coined the “suicide challenge”, Momo is a viral game that encourages players to perform a series of challenges in order to meet ‘Mother Bird’ – a disfigured character (inspired by Japanese art) with bulging eyes and untidy black hair on a chicken-like ... (click to read more)

15 Feb 2019

Bank of England visit

  I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of my expert knowledge on economics and banking! On Monday 11th February 2019, we were fortunate to have a visit from Neelam Cartmell. Neelam is a supervisor at the Bank of England and this was her first visit to schools ... (click to read more)

08 Feb 2019

Train to become a Teacher

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04 Feb 2019

Breck's Last Games

  On Tuesday 5 February students will be watching "Breck's Last Game", a dramatised film based on the real story of 14 year-old Breck Bednar in their tutor groups. A Powerpoint presentation for parents/carers can be accessed and downloaded by using the link below. The Powerpoint should open in your web browser - click the ... (click to read more)

30 Jan 2019

Apollo Partnership Trust update

Apollo Partnership Trust Consultation update. ... (click to read more)

09 Nov 2018

Armistice 2018

  Inspired by the Tower of London display our Art teacher Mrs French aspired to create an Armistice memorial at Ibstock Commuity College. Using recycled plastic bottles each student made two poppies for the display. This week the students joined Mrs French and Mrs Smith in designing and installing the beautiful poppy display at the entrance to the ... (click to read more)

17 Sep 2018

“Going to Extremes” Theatre Production

“Going to Extremes” Theatre Production “Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation should be seen as part of schools’ and childcare providers’ wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other harms. Schools can build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by providing a safe environment for debating ... (click to read more)

09 Apr 2018

HUMANITIES student of the month

One student from each year group is chosen every half term to receive the coveted Humanities Student of the Month award. Winners are selected for their effort, achievements and a positive attitude to their learning. The latest round of awards went to Emmie Rooney in Year 7, Max Uzzell in ... (click to read more)

22 Mar 2018

David Cross Story Writing Competition

The 2018 winner is Cerys Lee with Grandfather's Clock and our two runners-up are Louie Plant with The Truth Behind a Curtain and Harry Green with The Red Book. ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2018

RUGBY taster sessions

We have been fortunate in recruiting Tim Westwood, a community rugby coach from the RFU and Ashby RFC, to provide rugby training sessions to a group of students during February and March. Students will need PE kit, a gum shield and rugby boots (or trainers if they do not ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2018

INTER-house football

Our first matches have got under way and will run until the 3 May. Each of our four houses compete - Brunel, Da Vinci, Nightingale and Shakespeare. Each house is split into year groups with a boys and girls team to represent their colours. Each team will play in a ... (click to read more)

31 Oct 2017

Reading and research centre

This area of the college is designed to help you improve your reading and help you to find out things in lots of different ways. ... (click to read more)

13 Oct 2017

Ibstock Community Garden

Ibstock Community Garden 14 October 2017 - soup event (made from garden produce!) in the youth centre 4 November 2017 - volunteer day (with coffee and cakes) 18 November 2017 - guides' volunteer day Ibstock in Bloom 14 November 2017 - AGM at Holmsdale Nursery 18 November 2017 - weeding in the under fives' garden   ... (click to read more)

13 Oct 2017

Ibstock Cadet Detachment are recruiting now!

Ibstock Detachment, F Squadron, LNR ACF Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? Bored at home and want to try new things? Join Ibstock Detachment Army Cadets! Parade every Wednesday Evening 19:00 to 21:30. We meet at the Youth Club Building, Ibstock Community College, Central Avenue, Ibstock, Leicestershire, LE67 6NE. If you have any ... (click to read more)

02 Oct 2017

Synchronised Swimming

Our students in year 7 will be doing synchronised swimming in the last couple of weeks of term,. This week they were put through their paces with a 30 minute aqua-aerobics work out. Students had to move in time to the music and change their pace and intensity when ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2017

Grab a Tree for Free

In the National Forest and beyond  The overwhelmingly popular Free Tree Scheme is back again and you can help to continue the success of the scheme by supporting it this year.  The scheme has already seen thousands of trees planted across the district and the District Council is once again ... (click to read more)

28 Sep 2017

Y7 1st Round Cup Match

When you see our year 7 footballers, please congratulate them on their clean sheet and 'eleven' goals scored in the cup on Tuesday!  Kai and Owen kept the goals out playing between the sticks one half each. Kyle, our Leicester Academy star, opened the scoring after one minute, and finished the game on ... (click to read more)

08 Sep 2017


Photo CDs of the prom are now ready for collection from reception. ... (click to read more)

06 Sep 2017

AFTER-SCHOOL homework session

Students can stay to study, complete homework or read. Mrs Barber (Reading & Research co-ordinator) will be there to support students who would like some help. Please see Mrs Barber in the RRC and sign up before (each Tuesday at the latest). Students need to arrange their own transport home. The homework sessions ... (click to read more)

04 Jul 2017

Dig This! Archaeologists Give Students an Insight into their Findings

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester gave students an insight into their ongoing excavations at Bradgate Park. This was the second year that students from Ibstock College had visited the dig to find out more about the four-year project and to take part in some hands-on archaeological workshops. History teacher Kevin ... (click to read more)

04 Jul 2017

Lincoln Castle Trip Needs no Defending

The annual visit to Lincoln for Year 7 students proved to be as much of an adventure as ever. For the first time in the trip's history, the bus broke down on the way to Lincoln, meaning that students did not have time to visit the cathedral. Fortunately, this gave them ... (click to read more)

04 Jul 2017

Survivor Shares Lessons of Holocaust with Students

A Holocaust survivor talked to students about his experiences during a visit to the college. The vist by Simon Winston was organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET), as part of its outreach programme. Mr Winston's testimony was followed by a question and answer session, to enable studetns to understand the nature ... (click to read more)

27 Jun 2017

'School of Rock' is Musical Triumph

Months of hard culminated in three nights of rave reviews for the college's eagerly-awaited production of 'School of Rock'. More than 80 students were involved in the production both on stage and behind the scenes. All the acting and singing roles were taken by students. Others brought their musical talents to the ... (click to read more)

27 Jun 2017

Humanities Stars Get Awards

Awards have been presented to the final Humanities Students of the Month for this academic year. The latest trio of winners includes Year 7 Maddison Brierley, who is new to the college and was nominated in both geography and religious studies for her fantastic effort and participation in lessons. The Year 8 ... (click to read more)

27 Jun 2017

Student Volunteers Get Hands-on at Ashby Canal

Students have been helping to improve access to one of the area's popular tourist spots by working as volunteers for the day for the Canal and River Trust. Their task was to help build a new footpath enabling members of the public to continue to enjoy the Ashby Canal for future generations, without ... (click to read more)

27 Jun 2017

Choral Concert This Saturday!

Broom Leys Choral Society will be holding its summer concert, entitled 'Aspects of Love', at Ibstock College on Saturday (1 July). This is a light programme which includes show songs, folk songs and even a Beatles medley! The concert will be café style and the choir will be joined by Charnwood Symphonic ... (click to read more)

20 Jun 2017

Sports Day Victory Goes to Da Vinci (But Everyone's a Winner!)

Students from all year groups took part in the college's annual sports day to earn valuable House points. The day included a full morning of field events followed by an afternoon of competition on the track. Students were hoping to earn House points. PE teacher Richard Pilcher said: "Da Vinci House scored ... (click to read more)

20 Jun 2017

Golfers Play their Way to Victory in Tournament

Young golfers from Ibstock College were the winners in a tournament at Snibston Golf Centre. Twelve students took part in the event. The winners were Harrison Pallett, Sam Gregory, and Ethan Hateley and Alex Warren.     ... (click to read more)

06 Jun 2017

Leavers' Hoodies Now on Sale

Year 9 students can buy a 2017 commemorative leavers' hoodie. ... (click to read more)

06 Jun 2017

High Hopes (and High Ropes) for Whitemoor Lakes Visit

Year 7 students refused to allow terrible weather conditions to spoil their action-packed trip to Whitemoor Lakes. Forty six students spent three days at the centre, testing their courage and skills in a full programme of activities that ran from 8am to 8.30pm every day. Students tried their hand at activities ... (click to read more)

06 Jun 2017

Reach for the Sky, Says Visiting Sports Star

Former England basketball player Andrew Bridge spent a day with Ibstock College students, as part of the Sky Sports for Living scheme. Andrew, who is the holder of 19 majors trophies including a bronze medal at the Commonwealth games, was visiting the college for the second consecutive year. He began the visit with an ... (click to read more)

16 May 2017

Geographers Win Team Award on Challenge Weekend

Two teams of students from Ibstock Community College competed against some of the best young geographers in the country—and came away with a prize for their outstanding team work. The six students were chosen to take part in the Geographical Association’s Worldwise Challenge weekend after proving themselves to be among ... (click to read more)

16 May 2017

Community Band Strikes Up for First Concert

Ibstock’s Community Band has played its first concert. The band, which began as a pilot project last year, now boasts 46 regular members, aged from seven to musicians in their 70s. They play a range of instruments from piano and trumpet to bass guitar and double bass. The band showcased its ... (click to read more)

09 May 2017

Recycled Design Project Hones Student Skills

Design students have been perfecting their practical skills by making insect houses in resistant materials. The Year 9 students have used recycled materials and found objects to make the houses which will be used as insect habitats in gardens and open spaces, including the Ibstock Community Garden. During the five-hour making process, they ... (click to read more)

02 May 2017

Humanities Winners are Named

Well done to our latest Humanities Students of the Month! One student from each year group is chosen every half term to receive the coveted Humanities Student of the Month award. Winners are selected for their effort, achievements and a positive attitude to their studies. The latest round of awards went to Erin ... (click to read more)

02 May 2017

Textiles and Traditions at Clothing Exhibition

History students at Ibstock Community College were treated to an exhibition of clothing and textiles by experts from Ibstock Historical Society. The ‘Clothing and Design’ exhibition was inspired by the number of drapers, milliners and other textiles-related workers based in and around Ibstock in previous generations. Students enjoyed the hands-on displays, ... (click to read more)

04 Apr 2017

Geography Day is Out of this World

Pupils from five local schools took part in a primary school geography festival, hosted by Ibstock Community College. The youngsters completed different rounds to test their geography skills. These included world mapping, pictures of famous landmarks, a challenge to 'Guess the Olympic host city' and a speed round using atlas skills ... (click to read more)

04 Apr 2017

RAF Visitor Encourages Students to be High Fliers

A visitor from the RAF encouraged students to think about a future career in engineering. Corporal Robert Naylor was in college as part of the 'Fun with Flight' roadshow, during which he demonstrated rocket engines and talked to Year 8 students about life in the RAF. Teacher Caroline Sharkey, who organised ... (click to read more)

04 Apr 2017

Geography Quiz Gets Students Thinking

Some of the college's most enthusiastic geographers battled it out in a bumper geography quiz - for a place on the Geographical Association's Worldwise Challenge weekend. Teams of Year 9 students volunteered to take part in the quiz which tested their geographical knowledge over seven rounds. There were two teams from each ... (click to read more)

28 Mar 2017

Comic Relief Total Tops £1,600

A day of bumper fundraising by everyone at the college helped to raise more than £1,600 for Comic Relief. To mark Red Nose Day, staff and students were asked to make a small donation to wear something red. Students also baked cakes to sell during a lunchtime of fundraising activities, which included stalls, ... (click to read more)

28 Mar 2017

Linguists Sample Food and Culture in France

A trip to France was the perfect opportunity for Year 8 students to practise their language skills and to sample life in another country. Sixty nine students made the journey to Normandy where they followed a packed itinerary, designed to help them experience the history and culture of the area at ... (click to read more)

28 Mar 2017

Sports Leaders Help to Promote Badminton

Young sports leaders from Ibstock College have been helping to run activities as part of a new pilot scheme launched by Badminton England. The college played host to pupils from six local primary schools for the 'busy badminton' session. Students from ICC helped pupils to master basic badminton skills such as how to hold a racquet correctly and ... (click to read more)

14 Mar 2017

Second Batch of Bakers Turn up the Heat in Easter Bake Off

The latest bakers to enter the Easter bake off competition were members of Da Vinci House. Bakers gave up their lunch break on two consecutive days to design, bake and decorate their own Easter cupcakes. Students from Nightingale and Shakespeare Houses will bake over the next two weeks. The winners will be decided when ... (click to read more)

14 Mar 2017

Caring About Careers

Paramedics and radiographers were among the health professionals on hand to talk to Year 8 and 9 students who visited a Leicester careers fair. The event was organised by Health Education England and aimed at young people interested in careers in the caring profession. About 50 students made the journey to ... (click to read more)

09 Mar 2017

Schools in Harmony for 'Sing into Spring'

Performers from 10 local schools joined forces for Ibstock College's second 'Sing into Spring' event over two nights in March. In the first performance, singers from Ibstock College's vocal harmony group shared the stage with pupils from Ibstock Junior School, St Denys and Sir John Moore. The second show featured performances from ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2017

Brunel Bakers Kickstart Easter Bake Off

The first round of Ibstock's Easter Bake Off was a chance for Brunel bakers to show off their talents in the kitchen. Students competed in pairs for the chance to be named Brunel's star bakers. Students from all Houses have been challenged to design, bake and decorate their own Easter-themed cupcakes. Da ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2017

Light-Up Dolls Signal Bright Future for Textiles

Design students have been combining textiles and electronics in a fun new project. As part of their Year 8 textiles course, all students design and make their own ugly dolls. But for the first time this year, they have incorporated electrical circuits into their dolls to make them light up. Student Laura Gooch, 13, ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2017

Dancers Show Off Their Moves

Western fusion was the theme for the final dance assessment by Year 9 students. The girls were asked to put together their own routine, mixing bhangra-influenced dance moves with Western-style music. Working in small groups, they perfected their routines over eight lessons, taking into account factors such as gestures (particulary hand and head movement), elevations ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2017

Big Bang Show Blows Career Options Wide Open

The worlds of science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths (STEAM) were brought together for Year 9 students, on a visit to the Big Bang show at the University of Northampton. The students, who had all expressed an interest in a career in design, got the chance to visit stalls, watch performances and get hands-on ... (click to read more)

28 Feb 2017

Swimmers Make Strong Showing in Pool

Ibstock swimmers sealed an impressive second place in the pool against strong competition from local high schools. Ibstock students from all year groups were competing against swimmers from Castle Rock, Ivanhoe and Newbridge in the gala at Ibstock Leisure Complex. There were six first place finishes for Ibstock swimmers, including Holly Robinson and Jack Coleman ... (click to read more)

28 Feb 2017

College is Awarded Place on Geography Project

Ibstock College is one of only a handful of schools in the country chosen to take part in a weekend of geographical challenges. The college successfully applied to be part of the Geographical Association (GA)'s Worldwise Challenge. A team of students from Ibstock will travel to the Lake District in May to tackle a ... (click to read more)

28 Feb 2017

Computer Science Tasks are All About Creativity

Computer science students have been designing their own satellites, as part of their latest assessment. After learning about the role of satellites, Year 8 students were asked to come up with their own designs, taking into account factors such as input, output and memory. In Years 7 and 9, students are similarly considering ... (click to read more)

21 Feb 2017

Virtual Field Work, Meditation and More: It's All Part of Humanities Day

Humanities students visited Moscow, the Great Wall of China and the tallest skyscraper on Earth, all without leaving the comfort of their classroom. The virtual reality field work was made possible by the Google Expeditions Pioneer Programme. Students used virtual reality headsets to explore the three locations. Teachers acted as guides, ... (click to read more)

21 Feb 2017

And the Award Goes to... This Month's Humanities Winners are Revealed

Well done to the latest students to be named Humanities Students of the Month. They are Darcy Boddey (Year 7), Morgan Lucas (Year 8) and Maisie James (Year 9). A special mention must go to Maisie, who was nominated for the accolade by every single one of her humanities teachers - the ... (click to read more)

21 Feb 2017

Hardware Task Gets Everybody Working

Computer science students have been having an out of body experience, as part of their hardware unit. The Year 7 students were asked to draw around a student and to label the eyes, mouth, ears and heart. They then had to link the computer hardware to the corresponding body parts. The task was ... (click to read more)

21 Feb 2017

Focus on Mental Wellbeing

Mental wellbeing is at the top of the agenda at Ibstock College, where students are taking part in a school-wide survey. All students have been asked to give their views on the measures already in place to support their mental wellbeing and to suggest what else they would like to see. The survey is part of ... (click to read more)

07 Feb 2017

It's a Busy Week of Sport

Interhouse football kicks off again at lunchtime, as part of a busy week of sport (week beginning 6 February). Click here for more details of this week's extra curricular sports sessions and fixtures at lunchtime and after school. ... (click to read more)

07 Feb 2017

Cricketers Take Runners-Up Spot

Ibstock's cricketers were runners-up, after reaching the final of an interschools competition against other local high schools. They were beaten by five runs by Ivanhoe College. The final score was 80 - 75. PE teacher Richard Pilcher said: "The boys did extremely well to finish as runners-up, especially as the majority of our ... (click to read more)

07 Feb 2017

Hard-Hitting Play Explores Issue of Homelessness

A hard-hitting production about the causes and effects of homelessness was performed to Year 8 students, as part of their PSH (personal, social, health) education. Visiting theatre company Zest staged the performance called 'Until It's Gone', which is based on the true stories of homeless, young people. The hour-long drama ... (click to read more)

07 Feb 2017

Ambitious Student Designs Show no Sign of Flagging

Students are using their design and technology skills to create wall hangings, which will take pride of place in the  main hall. When students were invited to enter a competition to design a flag to represent each of the four Houses, the response was overwhelming. Four teams of students have since been chosen to complete the wall ... (click to read more)

31 Jan 2017

Good Sports Show Their Leadership Skills

Students have been developing their leadership skills at a series of after school sports workshops. Twenty students from Year 9 have been staying behind after school every Tuesday to plan, organise and lead sporting events. One of these was a basketball tournament for pupils from 12 different primary schools. The students helped ... (click to read more)

31 Jan 2017

All in Good Time! Design Students Make Their Own Clocks

Time is of the essence for design students who have been turning their hand to clock making. Year 9 students first carried out their own research on design movements, such as art deco and the Memphis design movement, before`incorporating some of these ideas into their final clock designs. They use a ... (click to read more)

31 Jan 2017

History Students Mark Holocaust Memorial Day

A live video link with a holocaust survivor helped to give students a new perspective on the events of the Second World War. The Year 9 history were among hundreds of students across Europe who took part in the live streaming session with survivor Mala Helfott, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Mala, ... (click to read more)

24 Jan 2017

Cricket Girls Push Boundaries

Ibstock's Year 7/8 girls' cricket team has been rewarded for its dedication to training. The girls, who have been training almost every lunchtime, played against Castle Rock and Ivanhoe. In the first match, they lost 68-48 to Ivanhoe, but retired at 60 runs in their second match to defeat Castle Rock. Notable performances came from Arantxa Middleton, ... (click to read more)

17 Jan 2017

Humanities Students of the Month are Rewarded for their Efforts

Hard-working humanities students who have gone the extra mile to get results have been rewarded with the latest Humanities Student of the Month award. Bertie Cartwright, in Year 7, Jarrod Coates in Year 8 and Taylor Hughes in Year 9 were all recognised for their effort and achievement. Bertie particularly impressed in ... (click to read more)

17 Jan 2017

Weather is Focus of Ashby Field Work Visit

Geography students were given an introduction to extreme weather, during a visit to Ashby School. The Year 9 students spent an afternoon at Ashby, which included a session in the school's hi-tech  immersive hub. Using 360 degree projection, the hub allowed students to experience phenonema such as hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes and sandstorms and to ... (click to read more)

17 Jan 2017

Physics Visitor Makes Waves in Science

Science teachers from ICC were back in the classroom for a physics lesson from Helen Pollard, of the Institute of Physics. Helen visited Ibstock College to deliver a session on waves. Teacher Caroline Sharkey, who is a member of the Institute of Physics, said: "Helen's vist was part of the science ... (click to read more)

17 Jan 2017

Army Visitors Fight Corner for STEM Subjects

Army personnel visited Ibstock to talk to students about the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. Warrant Officer 2 Michael Richardson and Lieutenant Scott Lacey worked with students from all year groups on small STEM projects, such as designing nutrition bars and jackets to keep cool. They also talked ... (click to read more)

17 Jan 2017

Social Issues are Highlighted in Art Class

Issues such as racism, bullying and eating disorders have been highlighted by students as part of their latest art project. Year 9 art students were asked to create their own artwork, exploring a social issue of their choice. Before starting on their designs, they studied the work of several artists including Grayson Perry, Kara Walker and Banksy, ... (click to read more)

10 Jan 2017

Musicians Make the Grade

School musicians have been notching up some impressive achievements in examinations, following hours of practice and hard work. Maddie Pickering earned a grade three distinction in her musical theatre exam. She was coached by school singing teacher Alice Styles. For Lily Ridgway (pictured below), there was success in her grade two saxophone exam, ... (click to read more)

10 Jan 2017

A Fine Day for a Wintry Walk

Children from Ibstock Day Nursery have been learning about active lifestyles and healthy eating as part of a week of special activities. The week began with a wintry walk around the college site for all the children from the toddler and pre-school groups. There was a brief pause for some ... (click to read more)

10 Jan 2017

Girls Get Active at Celebration Day

Zumba, judo and boxercise were among the activities sampled by girls from Ibstock College during a series of 'Girls Active' workshops. The six-week, after school programme was designed to encourage girls who enjoy PE but do not take part in sporting activities outside of school to consider taking up a sport or ... (click to read more)

13 Dec 2016

Year 9 Basketball Players Finish Second

Ibstock students put in an impressive performance in a basketball tournament run by the North West Leicestershire School Sports Partnership. Special mention must go to the Year 9 girls' team which, in spite of losing their first match against Newbridge, went on to win 16 - 13 against Castle Rock. Their next ... (click to read more)

13 Dec 2016

Girls' Football Teams Build on Strong Performances

Girls' football is going strong with two teams in action against local high schools. In their first inter-schools tournament, the Year 7 girls suffered a 4 - 2 defeat to Newbridge but bounced back to draw 2 - 2 with Ivanhoe College. The Year 8/9 team followed this up with a ... (click to read more)

06 Dec 2016

Ambassadors Prepare for First Challenge

Four students from Ibstock College have been training as sports ambassadors. Connor Freeman, Ben Astle, Matthew Glover and Sam Holland, who are all in Year 9, spent a day at Coalville's King Edward VII College where they took part in leadership training and a crash course in first aid. They also began planning their first organised event as ... (click to read more)

06 Dec 2016

New House Captains Take Up Posts

The college's new House Captains have been named as Maisie James, Ella Pimperton, Leah Glover and Sam Newton. The four, who are all in Year 9, successfully applied to represent one of the college's four Houses. All students at ICC are a member of either Brunel, Da Vinci, Nightingale or Shakespeare House. The ... (click to read more)

06 Dec 2016

Year 8 Basketball Teams Take to the Court

It was the turn of the Year 8 basketball teams to make their mark on court in a tournament against other local high schools. The boys were worthy runners-up to Castle Rock while the girls finished in a respectable third place. The girls' team was made up of K-J Hodgkinson, Molly Smith, ... (click to read more)

29 Nov 2016

Little Ones Can Come and Play - Fun Learning Opportunities from Sure Start

Sure Start play sessions for children and their families are running at Ibstock Children's Centre, based at Ibstock Community College A weekly 'stay and play' group is held every Friday from 10 - 11.30am for under fives and their families to get involved in messy play, craft activities, and singing and rhymes. ... (click to read more)

29 Nov 2016

Festive Fare Delights Visitors to Christmas Fair

Festive gifts, decorations and refreshments were all on sale at the college's annual Christmas fair. Local craftspeople ran stalls selling a range of Christmas goodies, from jewellery and homewares to handmade cards and toiletries. There were also stalls run by Ibstock College students who sold handcrafted items including ceramics, textiles and keyrings, made in ... (click to read more)

29 Nov 2016

Students Make a Splash in Pursuit of House Points

Students from all year groups took to the water at Ibstock Leisure Complex in the hope of picking up valuable House points in the pool. More than 300 students competed in the day-long swimming gala, which included races in breaststroke, front crawl, back stroke and free style. The college's young sports leaders officiated at the event, ... (click to read more)

29 Nov 2016

Christmas Tree is Fab-u-lous!

Ibstock's entry for this year's Christmas Tree Festival at Swepstone was truly fabulous, thanks to a design by three creative students. Grace Graham and Darcy Green, from Year 7, and Kayleigh Taylor, from Year 9, chose 'A Merry Glitzmas' as the theme for this year's ICC entry, after being inspired by ... (click to read more)

29 Nov 2016

Year 7 Basketball Teams Kick off their Campaigns

The college's Year 7 basketball teams put in a solid performance in their first inter-schools tournament against schools from across north west Leicestershire. The boys' team finished third in the competition at Castle Rock High School, while the girls managed fourth. The girls involved were: Millie Hussey, Emily Capstack, Abimai Gray, Delyth Pritchard, Georgia Avery, ... (click to read more)

22 Nov 2016

Gala Brings Together Swimmers From Across County

Swimmers from 12 schools across Leicestershire took part in a swimming gala at Ibstock Leisure Complex. Sixteen teams of students came from North west Leicestershire, Charnwood and Hinckley and Bosworth to compete at front crawl, breast stroke, back stroke, butterfly and freestyle. The students were all from Years 10 - 13 (aged ... (click to read more)

22 Nov 2016

Christmas Concert Kicks Off Festivities

This year's Christmas concert was the first in a series of events to celebrate the festive season. The concert featured 100 students in an evening of popular Christmas tunes, songs from the shows and a packed programme of other festive favourites. The evening also included the first public performance by the college's newly-formed samba band ... (click to read more)

15 Nov 2016

College Marks Remembrance Day

Members of the Royal British Legion joined staff and students for the college's annual remembrance service at the village's War Memorial on 11 November. All students frst took part in a collective service in the sports hall, before a small group of students moved to the War Memorial for an act of remembrance. They ... (click to read more)

15 Nov 2016

Grand Total for for Children in Need - SEE PHOTO GALLERY HERE

Ibstock College raised more than £1,000 for Children in Need. Most of the cash was collected in a single lunchtime during which which students ran their own lunchtime charity fair in the sports hall. Lunch hour was extended to allow students to set up their stalls - and to give everyone else a chance to treat ... (click to read more)

08 Nov 2016

Ladies' Night at Ibstock Day Nursery - Tickets on Sale Now

A fun night of shopping, make-up tutorials, refreshments and more will be held at Ibstock Day Nursery on Friday 11 November from 7 - 9pm. The popular ladies' night is a great opportunity to hang out with friends, shop for early Christmas gifts and indulge in a bit of pampering. All ... (click to read more)

08 Nov 2016

Girls Get Planting for Ibstock in Bloom

Two have-a-go gardeners from Ibstock College helped to plant 1,000 bluebell bulbs to support Ibstock in Bloom. Girl Guides Laura Gooch and Heather Standen, who are both in Year 8, planted the bulbs in a single morning at woodland at Pretoria Road Cemetery, with the help of their Guide leader. Ibstock ... (click to read more)

08 Nov 2016

Spooky Lunchtime Raises Funds

A lunchtime of Hallowe'en games helped to raise a scary amount of money in just half an hour! Students in form D1AG invited the rest of the college to join them for Hallowe'en tricks and treats. They were given the chance to buy cakes and sweets and to play some spooky games, including ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2016

Strike up the Band

More than 40 musicians have now signed up to Ibstock's newest community band. The band, which was set up as a pilot scheme last year, brings together musicians of all ages to play together once a month at Ibstock Community College. Members, who are aged from six to retirement, include 34 under-18s and 12 ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2016

Rewards for Hard Work in Humanities

Three students have been rewarded for their hard work in humanities. Mitch McPherson, Lewis Linney and Sam Brasweicz were each presented with a certificate in recognition of their efforts in humanities lessons since September. Each half-term, humanities staff identify students who stand out for their contribution and dedication to lessons. Parents are notified ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2016

Sports Leaders Run Active Sessions for Primary Pupils

More than 350 primary school pupils are learning new sports skills in workshops led by sports leaders from Ibstock College. In the first session, Year 9 leaders helped to run a session aimed at less active pupils. This included a chance to play sitting volleyball, new age curling and boccia. In ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2016

Hard Work and Fun at Hagg Farm

A week of adventure and team building gave Year 9 students a chance to learn more about themselves and each other, while tackling some hair-raising challenges. Forty one students spent the week at Hagg Farm where they tried an array of activities, including orienteering, canoeing, kayaking and rock caving. They also helped with ... (click to read more)

25 Oct 2016

Carers' Rights Day - An Important Reminder

The rights of young carers are being highlighted by Ibstock Community College to mark Carers' Rights Day. The college runs an active support network for young carers which includes social activities and a chance to meet with other young people in similar circumstances. Pastoral manager Sue Webster said: "Being a young carer means ... (click to read more)

25 Oct 2016

Race Cars are Go!

Year 7 students have been thinking about aerodynamics as part of their latest resistant materials project. Students were asked to research aerodynamics at home and to use their findings to design their own downhill racing cars. They then shaped their cars out of wood, using files, rasps and tenon saws, as well ... (click to read more)

25 Oct 2016

Banksy Inspires Stencil Art

Controversial street artist Banksy was the inspiration for stencil projects by Year 7 art students. The students were asked to come up with a rough design for their artwork, as a homework task. They then recreated their designs using paints and stencils. Students could choose from two themes: to create an ... (click to read more)

25 Oct 2016

Hagg Farm Update

Rock scrambling was one of the first activities to be tackled by Year 9 students, following their arrival at Hagg Farm. On their first afternoon (Monday), students also tried caving, problem solving and the zip wire, after unpacking and eating their lunch. The students will spend a week of outdoor learning ... (click to read more)

25 Oct 2016

Year 9 Scientists Start GCSE Preparations Early

GCSE preparations are well underway in science for Year 9 students, who are already learning the vocabulary and skills they will need for success in their exams in two years’ time. Science teacher Kirsty Clark said: “Our main focus this year is on working scientifically. We have to ensure that ... (click to read more)

11 Oct 2016

Footballers and Netballers Show Spirit in Latest Fixture

The college's Year 7 footballers managed a 3 - 2 win against tough opposition in an away fixture at Ivanhoe College. The Year 8 and 9 teams were less successful in their matches, going down 6 - 0 and 5 - 1 respectively. At the same fixture, the college's netballers clinched two victoriies. The Year ... (click to read more)

04 Oct 2016

Closing Date for Secondary School Applications is Monday 31 October

All students who are planning to move to a new secondary school in September 2017 must apply by Monday 31 October. This includes Year 9 students at Ibstock Community College who will be moving to a local upper school. Year 6 students who are hoping to join Ibstock Community College ... (click to read more)

04 Oct 2016

Crumbs! Cake Sale Raises Large Slice of Cash for Macmillan

A cake sale and non-uniform day helped Ibstock Community College to raise more than £750 for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. A cake stall of goodies baked by staff and students was set up in the college library. Donations from Ibstock Co-op, Cattows Farm at Heather and Haydon’s bakery also helped ... (click to read more)

04 Oct 2016

PBones are P-erfect for Music

The latest instruments to appear in music classrooms at Ibstock are more colourful than most! The six brightly-coloured, plastic instruments, known as pBones and pTrumpets, are an unusual but welcome addition to the college music department. It is hoped that students will enjoy playing the new p-instruments so much that they will consider ... (click to read more)

27 Sep 2016

Students Invited to Sign Up for International Research Study

Students at Ibstock have been invited to take part in an international study which aims to promote healthy behaviour among young people - and to reduce the number of cases of Type 2 diabetes. The study, which is being led by the University Hospitals of Leicester, has been set up to find out more ... (click to read more)

27 Sep 2016

Ibstock Celebrates Strong Start to Football Season

Ibstock's footballers have made a strong start to the year with two wins and a draw from five matches. In the inter schools league, Ibstock pulled off two victories against Newbridge at home. Year 7 won their match 1 - 0 while the Year 8 boys notched up a resounding ... (click to read more)

27 Sep 2016

Trampoline Club is Now Up and Running

Monday nights are all about trampolining! Students of all ages and abilities are welcome to turn up for the after-school sessions from 3.15 - 4pm. PE teacher Richard Pilcher said: "Trampolining is a great way to get fit, make new friends and learn a great new sport." ... (click to read more)

20 Sep 2016

Cameron's Help with Kayleigh Inquiry Earns Award

A Year 9 student from Ibstock College has received a prestigious policing award for his role in raising awareness of the plight of former Ibstock student Kayleigh Haywood. Cameron Bills and his police cadet unit were presented with the Saville Shield at the Chief Constable’s Commendation Awards. Coalville cadet unit were ... (click to read more)

20 Sep 2016

Take Note! The Musicians are Coming

Music is making more noise than ever at Ibstock Community College, with record numbers of students signing up to learn an instrument. This term, more than 100 students are taking instrumental lessons, choosing from a range of instruments that includes guitar, drums, woodwind, piano and orchestral strings. Lessons are led by a team of seven visiting ... (click to read more)

13 Sep 2016

Dynamic DNA Day for Young Scientists

The fascinating world of genetics was revealed to 44 students from ICC during a day-long 'Dynamic DNA' workshop at Leicester University. Students got the chance to work alongside graduates and post graduates in university laboratories using specialist equipment and carrying out some of their own experiments. One of these involved ... (click to read more)

13 Sep 2016

Textiles Tie-Dye is Sew Much Fun

Textiles students have been working on their techniques, starting with the art of tie dye. Year 7 students are learning to tie dye as part of their first textiles project, which is to make a customised case for their favourite book. As part of the project, students will also learn basic ... (click to read more)

13 Sep 2016

Ibstock Trains Teachers of the Future

The teachers of the future are being trained at ICC, as part of the government's School Direct programme. In 2016 - 17, three teachers are undertaking placements at ICC. They are Richard Dennett in history, Michael Kerry in science and Lauren Moreland in art. All three will have a hands-on ... (click to read more)

30 Aug 2016

Prom CDs are Now Ready to Collect

Year 9 leavers can now collect CDs of their farewell prom. The red carpet was rolled out for Year 9 students to celebrate their prom in style at the end of last term. Cheryl Miles, who helped to organise the event, said: "The prom is always a fantastic evening. We have to ... (click to read more)

15 Jul 2016

Pokémon Go - be safe this summer

Parents may be aware of the latest game that is proving very popular with students. Pokémon Go is an downloadable game that allows people to look for creatures that appear on their phone in real world locations. However, there are concerns that the game creates a risk for students and parents ... (click to read more)

12 Jul 2016

Super Physicists Prove it's not Rocket Science

Four young scientists represented Ibstock College in a prestigious physics competition, going up against students from 25 other schools. Olivia Simpson, Alfie Khan, Jack Syrett and Niamh Elliot, all from Year 9, were chosen to compete in the Super Physics event at Uppingham Community College, sponsored by the Institute of Physics. All entrants ... (click to read more)

12 Jul 2016

Sports Day - Let the Games Begin!

Sports day was a fiercely contested event on both track and field. Following several delays due to weather, students from all years took part in a full programme of sporting events to earn points for their Houses. This year's winers were Nightingale House with 826 points, followed by Shakespeare with 737. ... (click to read more)

12 Jul 2016

Baking Takeover by Ibstock Juniors

Intrepid bakers from Ibstock Junior School came to ICC to rustle up a bumper batch of 540 cupcakes. The 40 Year 4 pupils used the college's food technology facilities to bake the cakes, before taking them back to school to be iced by Year 3 pupils. The challenge was part of pupils' 'Explorers and ... (click to read more)

12 Jul 2016

Students Dig Archaeology

Lucky history students were invited for a closer look at an archaeological dig being carried out at Bradgate Park by experts from Leicester University. One hundred students made the journey to Bradgate Park, where they were given a guided tour of the excavations, and the chance to take part in activities exploring ... (click to read more)

12 Jul 2016

Big Welcome for Year 5s on Taster Day

Pupils from local primary schools spent a fun-filled day at Ibstock Community College for their first taste of high school life. The Year 5 taster day has become popular with local schools as a way of introducing pupils to high school. During their visit, the pupils familiarised themselves with the college site, sampled lessons, ... (click to read more)

04 Jul 2016

Medieval Models - and Menus - Turn up in History Lessons

Medieval castles, villages, swords and even foods were served up by students from Year 7 as part of their latest history project. Students were asked to research a topic of their choice, relating to their Medieval history course, and to present their findings to the class. The spectacular results included models of castles and villages, ... (click to read more)

04 Jul 2016

Disco Theme is a Hit at Summer Concert

A night of 'Disco Fever' got the whole audience up on its feet and dancing, thanks to some rousing performances by both staff and students at this year's summer concert. More than 80 students sang, danced and played to a packed hall of parents, staff and supporters at the disco-themed ... (click to read more)

21 Jun 2016

Humanities Students Wow Teachers

The winners of the Humanities Student of the Month have been presented with certificates for their consistent hard work, achievement and passion for learning. The students awarded the title in June were Laura Gooch in Year 7, Niamh Cartwright in Year 8 and Abbie Roach in Year 9. Carl Edwards, head of humanities, said: "It is sometimes ... (click to read more)

21 Jun 2016

College is Home to New Residents' Group

Ibstock Community College is the meeting place for a new Ibstock Tenants' and Residents' Association.   ... (click to read more)

14 Jun 2016

Tickets on Sale for 'Disco Fever' Summer Concert

Tickets are now on sale for the college's summer concert. More than 80 students will sing, dance and play at the concert on Thursday 23 June from 7pm. The disco-themed event will feature solos, duets and a performance by the college rock band. Andrea Allen, head of culture and creativity, said: "The ... (click to read more)

14 Jun 2016

Pianists Make the Grade

Four pianists from Ibstock Community College have all passed musical examinations. Isabelle Pike in Year 8 passed grade three, while Ella Pimperton and Sam Newton, also Year 8, both passed grade one. Year 7 student Evie Pike passed grade two. Teacher Andrea Allen, head of culture and creativity, said: "We have some ... (click to read more)

07 Jun 2016

Prom Tickets Now on Sale

This year's prom will feature live music from Leicester-based band Arc Isla, as well as a disco, chocolate fountain, photo booth and the crowning of the prom king and queen. Organiser Cheryl Miles said: "The prom is always a hugely popular event and a wonderful send-off for our Year 9 ... (click to read more)

24 May 2016

Stellar Ibstock Students Take Part in Tim Peake Live Link-Up

Four lucky students from Ibstock Community College were chosen to take part in a live link-up with astronaut Tim Peake at the National Space Centre. Caitlin Abbott, Josh Rudkin, Jack Coleman and Caitlin Walters won a college competition to visit the Space Centre with Ibstock vice principal, Lee Sheldon, who ... (click to read more)

24 May 2016

Students Bring Garden to Life

A corner of Ibstock Community Garden is being transformed by students from Ibstock Community College. The students have spent time digging the plot and researching potential crops, before planting herbs, salad vegetables and strawberry plants. They spend two hours at the garden every fortnight. Their next plan is to brighten up ... (click to read more)

24 May 2016

Positive Thinking Gets off to a Flying Start

Confidence, self esteem and resilience were all boosted during a day of activities run by experts from Worth-it Projects. A group of 30 students from Years 7 and 8 took part in a series of games and exercises to promote positive thinking. In one exercise, students were asked to write down ... (click to read more)

17 May 2016

Good Luck for Exam Season

Students in all year groups are preparing for their end-of-year examinations. For Year 9 students, these assessments will provide important information about their progress and performance which will be passed to their chosen upper school. Students at all high schools in the Coalville/ Ashby area now sit the same standardised tests in all subjects at ... (click to read more)

10 May 2016

Prizes for Top Humanities Students

Three students have been rewarded for their excellent work in humanities. Madison Hilham, Marcus Deiry and Jack Holmes (from Years 7, 8 and 9 respectively) were each presented with a certificate and an Easter egg for their hard work during the spring term. Madison particularly impressed her history teachers, while Jack ... (click to read more)

10 May 2016

Young Carers Week - Help is Out There

Young carers can get lots of help and support both inside and outside school - and some students may not even realise that they are entitled to ask for it. As part of National Carers Week, Sue Webster, young carers champion at Ibstock College, is encouraging students to come forward ... (click to read more)

03 May 2016

A Revolution in History

A two-day history event gave students from Ibstock Community College a new perspective on the industrial revolution, by bringing them together with local experts. The exhibition, which was open to the public, united students and historians for a closer look at the impact of the industrial revolution on local people. Students ... (click to read more)

26 Apr 2016

Wales Trip - Words and Pictures

The weather was the biggest challenge for 40 students from Year 9 who spent a week in Wales. Here are some reports from the week: Friday 29 April 2016 Weather much better - sun is out! All students were basically tidied up and packed and went up to bed by 10.30pm. ... (click to read more)

26 Apr 2016

Castle is Crowning Moment of Lincoln Trip

A fact-finding trip to Lincoln included visits to the city's historic castle and cathedral for more than 70 history and RS students from Year 7. At the castle, students were able to follow in the footsteps of Victorian inmates by exploring the newly-restored Victorian prison. They also enjoyed breath-taking views from the medieval ... (click to read more)

26 Apr 2016

Footballers Narrowly Miss Out on County Cup

Ibstock’s Year 9 football team put in a dominant performance against Roundhill Academy in the semi final of the County Cup. In a hard fought game on a bumpy Roundhill pitch, Ibstock went  1-0 down through a scrappy goal when the ball bobbled away from the goal keeper. Ibstock equalised in ... (click to read more)

19 Apr 2016

Exhibition Will Showcase Talent from Six Schools - Don't Miss it!

Artwork by students from six different schools will go on display at an exhibition at Ibstock Community College in April.   The exhibition is a joint venture between the college and local primary schools to showcase the work of promising young artists whose talents may not have been recognised before. The ... (click to read more)

19 Apr 2016

Laches Wood Trip: Words and Pictures

The high ropes course posed the biggest challenge for students and staff alike on the final day - climbing the totem pole and making the leap of faith! Survival skills were next on the agenda, building fires and toasting marshmallows. This morning students will take part in their final activity before ... (click to read more)

19 Apr 2016

Visitors' Guide on How to Build a Successful Career

Experts from the worlds of technology and engineering were at the college to share their knowledge and advice with students. Three visitors each spoke to Year 8 students about their areas of expertise, as part of the schools STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) programme. Two spoke about the science of railways ... (click to read more)

12 Apr 2016

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling - Students Get to Grips with Pasta Making

A pasta-making masterclass has been testing Year 7 students' design technology skills. The special food technology session, which is usually part of the Year 9 curriculum, was arranged as a special treat for students not on this week's Laches Wood trip. Students were first given a demonstration of pasta making, before mixing their own dough ... (click to read more)

12 Apr 2016

Science of Bubbles Blows Students Away

The science of bubbles was the focus of an investigation by Year 7 students. The young scientists were asked to devise their own investigations for testing the variables which cause a bubble to pop. Working in groups, some made changes to the ingredients of the bubble mixture, adding more glycerine each time. Others ... (click to read more)

22 Mar 2016

Sport Relief Challenge Makes Perfect Sence

Sport-loving staff and students at Ibstock Community College have raised more than £1,200 for Sport Relief. Fifty staff members and all 550 students completed several laps of Sence Valley Forest Park to raise money for the charity. Some chose to jog and others to walk. Everyone taking part collected sponsorship or ... (click to read more)

22 Mar 2016

Charlie Pens Winning Story

A poignant story about the perils of being different has won first prize in the college's annual story-writing competition. Charlie Thomas, in Year 9, wrote 'Love is All You Need' as her entry for the David Cross story competition. The competition was inspired by Mr Cross, a former vice principal and ... (click to read more)

15 Mar 2016

Notes from Normandy

Ibstock students spent five days in Normandy, practising their language skills and finding out more about the culture and history of the area. Reports from their visit can be found below: Monday 14 March 'After an early start at 2:45 this morning we have had a smooth drive down to Dover and, ... (click to read more)

15 Mar 2016

Holiday Club Will Turn Budding Bakers into Happy Bunnies - Book Now

Budding bakers are sure to be happy bunnies by signing up for a ‘bake-off’ themed Easter holiday club at Ibstock Day Nursery. The club is aimed at youngsters aged three to 12 and runs from Wednesday 30 March to Friday 8 April. Children of all ages will be encouraged to ... (click to read more)

15 Mar 2016

Championships are Treat for Badminton Players

Some of the college's most promising badminton players were treated to a day at the badminton All England Championships. The 18 students - who included the college's four-strong county championship-winning team - got the chance to see some of the country's top players in action. PE teacher Richard Pilcher said: "This week, we ... (click to read more)

15 Mar 2016

'Sing into Spring' Gets Chorus of Approval

Singers from eight local primary schools joined students from ICC to charm audiences at two special 'Sing into Spring' concerts. Following weeks of rehearsals, primary school singers performed songs as diverse as 'Castle on a Cloud' from Les Miserables and One Republic's chart hit, 'Counting Stars'. Ibstock College's own vocal harmony group gave its ... (click to read more)

15 Mar 2016

Students Learn the Ropes on Aerial Adventure

Sixteen students from all year groups were put through their paces on a new aerial adventure course at Conkers. The students tackled high ropes and low ropes, as well as learning survival techniques, such as making their own shelter and building a bonfire to toast marshmallows. There was also a construction ... (click to read more)

08 Mar 2016

Badminton Girls are County Champions

Four girls from Ibstock Community College have been crowned champions in the Leicestershire county badminton finals. Sisters Isobel and Evie Pike and team mates Niamh Eliott and Katy Evans played for more than three hours to secure the win. All the girls are 13 except for Evie, who is 11. In ... (click to read more)

08 Mar 2016

Musical Soiree Hits Right Note

Singers and woodwind players showcased their talents during a musical soiree for friends and family. The students, who all have vocal or woodwind lessons at the college, staged an evening of varied musical entertainment for invited guests. The programme for the evening included everything from Beatles classics to recent chart hits ... (click to read more)

08 Mar 2016

Could You Volunteer for Community Garden?

Volunteers are needed to lend a hand at Ibstock’s Community Garden in the run-up to Spring. The first volunteering weekend of the year will take place on Saturday 12 March and Sunday 13 March from 10am to 2pm. After that, volunteering weekends will be held on the second weekend of ... (click to read more)

01 Mar 2016

Holy Books are Page Turners in Assembly

The Bible was in the spotlight when Year 7 students were visited in assembly by members of Gideons International. The special assembly was part of the Holy Books topic which students have been following in their religious studies lessons. Richard Davies, from  the Gideons (a group which distributes Bibles), told students ... (click to read more)

01 Mar 2016

Lunchtime Football in League of its Own

Players and supporters have been turning out in their droves for the college's lunchtime inter-house football tournament. Crowds of students have been gathering to watch every hotly-contested match on the college's astro turf pitch and in the sports hall. Each of the college's four Houses fields three boys' teams, one for each year group. All teams ... (click to read more)

23 Feb 2016

Star Students are Named in Humanities

The first students to be named Humanities Students of the Month have been presented with their prizes.   The first awards - for students who impressed teachers with their work ethic, performance or behaviour -  were handed out in February 2016 to Evie Pike, in Year 7, for her work in history, Year 8 ... (click to read more)

23 Feb 2016

French Lessons Start Early for Primary Pupils

Pupils at local primary schools have been getting ahead with their language skills, thanks to sessions run by Ibstock Community College. Pupils from Newton Burgoland Primary School visit ICC for swimming lessons at the leisure centre. While some are waiting for others to finish swimming, they have been taking part in ... (click to read more)

23 Feb 2016

Culture Day was 'Fabulous', Says Visiting Headteacher

A culture day run by Ibstock Community College for pupils from local primary schools has been praised by a visiting headteacher, who also commended Ibstock students on their 'exceptional' behaviour. Sally Hunt, headteacher at Snarestone Primary School, who attended the day with some of her pupils, said: "The culture day ... (click to read more)

23 Feb 2016

Chess Club is Queen of Clubs

Chess club is off to a flying start with more than 20 students 'checking' in every Wednesday lunch time. Chess champion for January was Year 9 student Jack Syrett, who won the most chess games throughout the month.    Chess club takes place every Wednesday in CL5. Students of all abilities are welcome to play.     ... (click to read more)

23 Feb 2016

Student Leaders Get to Work

Ibstock's student leaders have been spotted helping out all over college, including the library, the day nursery, the canteen and even on reception. The roles give students extra responsibility, boost their confidence and, where possible, tie in with their aspirations. Izzy Carmichael has been spending regular lunchtimes in the library where she ... (click to read more)

09 Feb 2016

Explorers and Adventurers Become Cookie Monsters

Pupils from Ibstock Junior School took over the college's food technology classrooms to practise their cookie-making skills. Two groups of 24 Year 4 students took part in the sessions. All made a basic cookie dough but added a secret ingredient! Some went for chocolate while others chose Smarties, raisins and even popping candy. Linda ... (click to read more)

09 Feb 2016

Letter Writing Louie has Winning Way with Words

One student's outstanding letter writing skills have earned him a place in the finals of a national competition - and £200 in prize money for the college! Louie Plant, who is in Year 7, entered the Roya Mail's Young Letter Writer Competition and was delighted to be among just 120 ... (click to read more)

09 Feb 2016

Rail Engineers are on Right Track

Young engineers used their creativity and team working skills to design and build a railway station, featuring a moving walkway and a lift, as part of a day of activities sponsored by HS2. Sixty students from Years 8 and 9 used basic materials, including masking tape, corrugated plastic, toy wheels ... (click to read more)

02 Feb 2016

Community Strikes up the Band

Ibstock's newest community band was in full swing for its second rehearsal. The band brings together musicians of all ages from across the Ibstock area, including pupils from several of ICC's feeder schools. The youngest is just six years old. There are also 10 adult members of the 50-strong band. Instruments include clarinet, ... (click to read more)

02 Feb 2016

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud Kitchen

A new 'muddy kitchen' is already proving to be a recipe for success at Ibstock Day Nursery. The nursery, which was awarded 'good' in its latest Ofsted report, has installed the kitchen as part of the latest phase of the its multi-sensory garden. The muddy kitchen is an outdoor space with ... (click to read more)

02 Feb 2016

Councillors Put their Minds to it

Uniform, lunchtimes and the transition from primary school are just three of the issues to be tackled by student councillors, during a day of brainstorming workshops. The 14 councillors, from all year groups, will be given a day off timetable to discuss these topics and others, before putting forward their suggestions and ... (click to read more)

26 Jan 2016

Police Hand Over Voucher for Community Garden

Two Police Community Support Officers were so dismayed by vandalism to Ibstock Community Garden that they applied for help from the police mutual fund to repair the damage. PCSOs Ben Mason and Eve Holland were called to investigate damage to the garden’s polytunnel back in the summer of 2015. The ... (click to read more)

26 Jan 2016

Culture Day - Hakuna Matata ('No Worries')

A day of culture and creativity for more than 60 primary school pupils included workshops in music, art and languages. Pupils from Ellistown, Dovebank and Snarestone primary schools took part in a day of African-themed lessons, including an introduction to the languages spoken in Africa. Most were delighted to discover that ... (click to read more)

19 Jan 2016

Why Maths and English? Here's Why...

Fire rescues, missing fish and parcel deliveries were all part of a day of interactive challenges tackled by students on a visit to Loughborough University. Twenty students from Year 8 took part in the day of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities, which were devised to show how English and maths can ... (click to read more)

12 Jan 2016

Geographers Practise their Field Work at Ashby School

Year 9 geographers have been practising their field work skills and learning more about the weather on a visit to Ashby School. Each group was asked to collect its own weather data around the school site, using equipment such as light meters, windsocks and an anemometer to measure wind speed. The ... (click to read more)

12 Jan 2016

Junior Pupils Get to Grips with High School Science

Pupils from Ibstock Junior School were given an exciting introduction to solids, liquids and gases during a visit to Ibstock Community College. More than 40 pupils from Year 4 used microscopes to analyse a sample of salol - a substance which melts when immersed in boiling water but freezes solid ... (click to read more)

12 Jan 2016

New Laser Cutter Appears in Film

The college's new laser cutter - and the students who helped to secure its funding - have appeared in a short film to show what a difference it has made to college life. The laser cutter was purchased with the help of a £8,500 donation from Ashfield Healthcare's Worthy Causes ... (click to read more)

12 Jan 2016

Digging for Bricktory - Students Help to Plant New Woodland

Students from Ibstock Community College have been taking part in a massive tree planting operation, organised by local firm Ibstock Brick. About 170 students from Year 7 have helped to plant hundreds of native trees on land belonging to Ibstock Brick, off Leicester Road in the village. The area of ... (click to read more)

12 Jan 2016

Options, options... Day at DMU Gives Students Lots to Think About

A day at De Montfort University gave Year 9 students a chance to sample university life and to think carefully about the options choices ahead. Thirty students took part in a day of activities which included tasks to identify students' strengths and weaknesses. y Students then went on a tour of the ... (click to read more)

08 Jan 2016

Nursery is Rated Good by Ofsted

Ibstock Day Nursery has been rated ‘good’ in all categories by Ofsted, following its latest inspection. The report found that ‘staff work very well with parents to establish a warm, caring environment where children thrive.’ All children were said to be ‘working comfortably within the range of development typical for their ... (click to read more)

05 Jan 2016

Badminton Players Net String of Victories

The college's badminton team has made a strong start to the season. The 10-strong squad of six boys and four girls has played several matches since November, losing only once in two months. Each team has four students from any year group (7, 8, or 9) in the under 14s competition. They play one ... (click to read more)

05 Jan 2016

Community Joins Students for Christmas Lunch

Christmas dinner was an event for the whole community at Ibstock College where local people and members of village social groups were invited to dine alongside staff and students. The invitation to tuck into Christmas lunch at the college has become a popular tradition with members of the community. Students helped to meet, greet ... (click to read more)

05 Jan 2016

Bakers Cook up Tasty House Points

Budding bakers from all four Houses have been pitting their creative skills against each other in a cupcake bake-off competition. Students in all four Houses - Brunel, Da Vinci, Nightingale and Shakespeare - were asked to design and make a batch of Christmas cupcakes in the hope of winning valuable House points. All ... (click to read more)

17 Dec 2015

Carols for Christmas for Everyone

All students celebrated the Christmas season with a carol service at St Denys Church. Separate services were held for each year group in the run-up to Christmas, as part of the college festivities. College musicians sang and played traditional Christmas tunes for all three daytime services and for members of the community ... (click to read more)

15 Dec 2015

Dance Festival is Strictly Fantastic

More than 2,000 dancers from across North West Leicestershire took part in the 25th Coalville Choreography Festival at Ibstock Community College. The annual festival is a showcase for the wealth of talent at dance schools across the district. During the eight days, the full spectrum of dance genres was covered from ... (click to read more)

15 Dec 2015

Rugby Players Narrowly Miss Out

Ibstock's rugby players narrowly missed out on a third place finish, in a tournament against three other local high schools. The competition was very close with three teams, incuding Ibstock, tied on points. Points difference was used to determine second, third and fourth place. Following a victory against Castle Rock and defeats against Ivanhoe ... (click to read more)

08 Dec 2015

Swimming Gala is Race for House Points

Swimmers from all year groups put in some impressive performances in the college's hard-fought swimming gala. In the Year 7 competition, Da Vinci finished in first place while Brunel and Nightingale shared the honours at the end of the Year 8/9 races. Students competed in front crawl, back stroke, breast stroke, butterfly ... (click to read more)

08 Dec 2015

Student Leaders Take up their Posts

The college's new team of student leaders have officially taken up their roles. Izzy Carmichael, Lauren Harris, Katy Evans, Dean Nisbet and Samantha Talbot, all Year 9, can be spotted helping around the college for the rest of the year. Each will have a separate area of responsibility. Lauren, who will be ... (click to read more)

01 Dec 2015

Prepare for a Feast of Music this Christmas

Musicians are busy perfecting their festive performances for a feast of music at the college's perennially popular Christmas concert and carol services. The Christmas concert will take place on Tuesday 8 December. Tickets go on sale at the beginning of December. This will be followed on Monday 14 December by a daytime carol service ... (click to read more)

01 Dec 2015

A Day of Kindness in Memory of Kayleigh

Staff and students wore purple and donated cakes, as part of a Day of Kindness, in memory of Kayleigh Haywood. Following the upsetting events of recent weeks, staff and students organised the special day as a show of solidarity and support for Kayleigh's friends and family and to show their ... (click to read more)

01 Dec 2015

Rollercoaster Challenge is Not a Bridge too Far for Engineers

Two teams of students used their engineering skills and K'nex construction kits to build two huge structures - a rollercoaster and a suspension bridge. The students were chosen for the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) challenge because of their interest in STEM-related careers. As part of the construction challenge, they ... (click to read more)

24 Nov 2015

Aspiring Astronomers Join Evening of Stargazing

Ibstock students were among aspiring astronomers who attended an evening of stargazing, led by the University of Hertfordshire. The event, which was hosted by Newton Burgoland primary school, included a workshop on exoplanets run by ICC science teacher Kirsty Clarke.   Other activities included the use of infra red to discover cool ... (click to read more)

24 Nov 2015

Shoebox Appeal Makes a Difference This Christmas

Generous students have filled more than 40 shoeboxes with gifts for needy children overseas. Students responded to an appeal by Operation Christmas Child which sends parcels to children in Africa. The shoeboxes were filled with an assortment of gifts including stationery, toiletries, sweets, cuddly toys and picture books. Some students even included Christmas ... (click to read more)

24 Nov 2015

Badminton Teams Get Off to Winning Start

Ibstock's badminton players have made a winning start to the season with victories for both the boys and girls' teams. The boys' team of Joe Goodenough, Alex Flynn, Brandon Blockley and Harry Grewcock, all Year 9, won their first two matches, beating both Brookvale and Bosworth Academy by 7 - ... (click to read more)

24 Nov 2015

Laser Cutter Draws Lunchtime Crowds

The college's new laser cutter is being put to good use in lessons and at lunchtimes by students making everything from clocks to Christmas decorations. Using the latest computer-aided design technology, the laser cutter enables students to design and make their own professional-looking products in a range of materials from ... (click to read more)

19 Nov 2015

Kayleigh Haywood

The college community has greeted with great sadness the news that a body was discovered in the early hours of this morning. Our thoughts are with Kayleigh’s family, friends and all in our wider community. At this time families and their children will be struggling to make sense of the ... (click to read more)

17 Nov 2015

Children in Need Total Tops £950

Fun and fundraising helped staff and students at Ibstock Community College to raise more than £950 for Children in Need. Most of the money raised came from charity stalls which were organised and run by students in the college sports hall during an extended lunch break. Students sold homemade cakes, ran ... (click to read more)

17 Nov 2015

Remembrance Service for College and Community

Members of the Royal British Legion joined staff, students and governors for Ibstock Community College's annual service of remembrance. The whole college gathered with invited guests in the sports hall at 11am on 11 November to remember those who had made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. This was followed by a short ... (click to read more)

17 Nov 2015

Rugby Trip is a Try-umph

Keen sports students witnessed a resounding victory by Leicester Tigers when they watched them defeat Stade Francais at Welford Road. Fourteen students and two staff went along to watch the game. Report by student Lawrence Standen: 'At 6pm, we met up at Ibstock Community College for our drive to the Leicester Tigers ... (click to read more)

10 Nov 2015

Who Should Succeed Edward the Confessor? Year 7 Students Decide

Year 7 historians have been deciding who should succeed Edward the Confessor to the English throne, after listening to arguments from the three main candidates and their supporters. Three students took on the roles of Harald Hardrada the Viking, William Duke of Normandy and Harold Godwinson. Others acted as their supporters and argued ... (click to read more)

03 Nov 2015

Dickens Gives a New Twist to English Lessons

A research project on Charles Dickens inspired students at Ibstock Community College to come up with some imaginative responses, which included baking their findings! The Year 8 students were asked to conduct research into Dickens’ life and to present it in a creative way. The impressive results included Dickens-inspired cakes, collages ... (click to read more)

03 Nov 2015

Christmas Craft Fair - Stall Holders Can Sign Up Now

Stall holders can sign up now for the college's Christmas craft fair on Thursday 26 November from 3.30 - 6pm. Visitors will be treated to refreshments and music, as well as an array of stalls selling crafts and Christmas gift ideas. Stalls are £10 plus the donation of a raffle prize. Anyone ... (click to read more)

03 Nov 2015

Sports Leaders are Multi-Talented

Sports leaders have been running multiskills sessions for pupils from local primary schools. The Year 9 students ran activities for the youngsters, based on popular sports such as football, hockey and golf. The sessions help pupils to develop basic sports skills, such as team work and coordination. All Year 9 students take ... (click to read more)

27 Oct 2015

Board Games, Not Bored Games for RS Students

Board games devised by Year 9 students have been helping them to understand Hindu beliefs about life after death. As part of their religious studies, the students were asked to design and make a board game to teach younger children about Hindu beliefs. Their games focused on key words such as reincarnation and karma ... (click to read more)

27 Oct 2015

Swimmers Take to the Water

Swimming is an integral part of PE for all students at Ibstock College - thanks to the fantastic facilities on site at Ibstock Leisure Complex. All students take part in eight weeks of swimming each year. During that time, students are assessed on their swimming ability before taking part in a programme of lessons ... (click to read more)

27 Oct 2015

Logo Competition Kicks Off House Events

The winners of a competition to design a new logo for each of the college's four Houses will be announced later this term. All students have been invited to come up with a design for their own house. The winning logos will be chosen by House managers and will appear ... (click to read more)

27 Oct 2015

Chicken Leg is Food for Thought for Scientists

Scientists took a hands-on approach to their work on cells and organisms by dissecting a chicken leg. The Year 7 students were asked to identify the different parts of the leg and to make notes on what they discovered. The experiment followed earlier work on cells which included examining cells from an onion and from ... (click to read more)

27 Oct 2015

Don't Miss This Week's Extra Curricular Sporting Opportunities!

This week (Monday 26 to Friday 30 October), the following activities are open to all students: Wednesday, 3.15-4.15pm Netball club - All welcome, not just the college team. Football club on the field - All welcome, not just the college team. Thursday, 3.15 - 4.15pm Badminton club with Coach Carole Spencer Lunchtime activities Wednesday lunch, 12.20-1pm - ... (click to read more)

27 Oct 2015

It's Festival Food Week!

It was festival food week for Year 9 food technology students, who cooked up everything from tacos and pasties to risotto and even a Battenburg cake! Students were asked to prepare a dish which could be served at a festival of their choice. Everyone in the class opted for a different ... (click to read more)

13 Oct 2015

Pop Art Project Produces Colourful Results

Artists in Year 9 have been perfecting techniques such as grid drawing, printing and collage, as part of a project on pop art. Students have been looking at the work of Andy Warhol and researching the history and characteristics of pop art. To begin with, they used block colours to create a background ... (click to read more)

13 Oct 2015

What is the Earth Made of? Ask Aristotle!

Students dressed up as Greek philosophers to help them get to grips with the history of atomic theory. Year 7 students used beards and togas to act out the beliefs of philosophers including Aristotle, Parmenides and Leucippes. Another dressed up as 18th century chemist John Dalton. Greek thinkers first came up with ... (click to read more)

13 Oct 2015

Cooks Make A-Peeling Crumbles

Fruit crumble was on the menu for Year 7 food technology students. The students have been thinking about healthy eating and the importance of locally sourced ingredients. They were using locally produced apples to make their crumbles. They also added oats to the topping to create a healthier crumble. Linda Higginson, head of ... (click to read more)

13 Oct 2015

Textiles Students Get A-head

Textiles students have been inspired by the work of illustrator Stanley Chow to create their own celebrity heads using fabric. Chow is renowned for using computer generated techniques to create iconic images of scores of famous people. Who are our fabric heads? Answers at the bottom of the page. Year 9 textiles students ... (click to read more)

13 Oct 2015

Daytime Tours More Popular Than Ever - Book Yours Now

More families than ever have visited Ibstock College for a daytime tour since the college's successful open evening. Prospective students and their parents are actively encouraged to book a tour during the school day, when they can see lessons, experience lunch hour and ask as many questions as they like. Marianne Clements, ... (click to read more)

13 Oct 2015

Students Get a Taste of Healthy Eating

Iced buns, sausage rolls and muffins were all in an afternoon's work for food technology students, who have been tasting and analysing foods, as part of their work on healthy eating. Year 8 students compared flavours and ingredients to determine which were the most tasty - but also which were the ... (click to read more)

08 Oct 2015

Secondary Transfer - Closing Date 31 October 2015

Applications can be made online at Leicestershire parents should complete admission form by 31st October 2015. Non-Leicestershire parents should apply for Ibstock through your own local authority form by 31 October 2015. You will find out by the 1st March 2016 whether you have a place at Ibstock. For more information, contact ... (click to read more)

06 Oct 2015

King Power Careers Fair for Year 9 Students

A careers fair at the King Power Stadium gave 45 students from Year 9 an insight into some of their career options. The fair, which was aimed at students from Years 9 to 11, included advice and information about college courses, sixth form study and apprenticeships. For students, it was a ... (click to read more)

06 Oct 2015

Remembrance Trip to World War One Battlefields

Two students from Year 9 made an unforgettable journey to the battlefields of the First World War, after putting together moving presentations on the importance of remembrance. Aimee Dolan and Eliza Villarico were chosen as the joint winners of a school competition to create a Powerpoint on the subject of 'why remember?'. The ... (click to read more)

06 Oct 2015

Open Evening is On Fire!

Hundreds of people turned up to Ibstock College's open evening for a taste of college life. Activities and displays in each of the faculty areas gave scores of prospective students and their families an important glimpse of teaching and learning at Ibstock. This included demonstrations in science, number challenges in maths and even a ... (click to read more)

06 Oct 2015

Sign Up for Ibstock's Got Talent

Ibstock's Got Talent is coming - and the organisers are looking for performers under the age of 16 to take part in the event. The competition is open to individual children in two age groups (five-10 and 11-16) as well as to groups of children (aged five-16). As a thank you ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2015

Child Dangers to be Highlighted to Parents at Evening Performance

A straight-talking drama production which highlights the dangers facing young people online will be repeated for parents across North West Leicestershire at Ibstock Community College in November. The performance of ‘Chelsea’s Choice’, which is based on a true story, is designed to raise student awareness of issues such as child ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2015

Footballers Still Unbeaten After 11 - 0 Victory

Ibstock's Year 9 footballers continued their unbeaten run by defeating Leicester's Moat Community College 11-0 in the English Schools' Football Association tournament. The victory for the under 14s' home side included four goals from Jacob Furnival, and hat-tricks from Jack Holmes and captain Louis Jarvis. Adam Gretton also got his name on ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2015

Community Band Strikes Up for First Time

Musicians aged from five to 60 joined forces for the first meeting of the newly formed Ibstock Community Band. The 50-strong band was formed after people answered an appeal by Ibstock College's Head of Music, Andrea Allen. At the first rehearsal, musicians worked on renditions of 'Can you feel the love tonight?' from 'The ... (click to read more)

22 Sep 2015

School Nurse is Just a Text Message Away

The school nurse can now be reached by text message, as part of a scheme for all 11 - 19-year-olds. The school nurse messaging service is open from 9am to 4pm from Monday to Friday. A school nurse will aim to respond to messages within 24 hours although each message ... (click to read more)

22 Sep 2015

Footballers Make Winning Start to Title Defence

Last year's league champions have made a strong start to the new season in their first match against Newbridge. The Year 9 footballers, who topped the Year 8 table at the end of last season, won 7-1 at home against Newbridge High School. Pictured are Louis Jarvis, Jacob Furnival, Jack Holmes,Ethan Marlow,Jacob Jarvis, Adam ... (click to read more)

15 Sep 2015

Year 9 Students Achieve Some of Best Results in Leicestershire - Leavers' Last Day Photo Gallery

Year 9 students at Ibstock Community College again achieved some of the best  end-of-year results  in Leicestershire. More than 99 per cent of students at Ibstock left the college with a level 5 or above in English. In maths and science, the figure was above 97 per cent. Headteacher David Phillips ... (click to read more)

15 Sep 2015

Students Take on Advertising Challenge

Students became advertising executives for a day when they were challenged to devise their own radio adverts. Twenty students from across all year groups were set the challenge of devising a radio advert to promote careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers on behalf of energy giant Eon. The workshop, ... (click to read more)

15 Sep 2015

New Community Band is Launched - You Can Join!

Musicians of all ages are being invited to join a new Ibstock Community Band. Plans for the community band are being spearheaded by Andrea Allen, Head of Music at Ibstock Community College, who is appealing for local musicians to come forward and take part. Initially, there will be one rehearsal each term, ... (click to read more)

01 Sep 2015

Prom CDs Available Now - See More Pictures Here

A red carpet reception awaited Year 9 students arriving for their farewell prom. Students wore their best - and most glamourous - outfits for an evening of celebration and memories, to mark the end of their three years at Ibstock College. Transport to the event included some weird and wonderful vehicles, including tractors, ... (click to read more)

07 Jul 2015

Builders Dig Deep to Help Community Garden

Ibstock’s Community Garden has been given a helping hand by a firm of house builders which has donated three tonnes of top soil – and lent out its own workers to help with the digging. Ashberry Homes, which is building new houses at Station Road in the village, delivered several ... (click to read more)

07 Jul 2015

History Students Experience Life in Wartime Britain

Tanks and World War Two aircraft were among the star attractions during a visit to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. Thirty five students from Year 9 and 10 from Year 8 were awestruck at the size of the tanks on show and terrified to think of the ordeal that faced French children who ... (click to read more)

07 Jul 2015

Primary Pupils Get First Taste of High School

Pupils from several local primary schools were given their first experience of secondary school life during a Year 5 taster day at Ibstock Community College. More than 220 pupils spent a day at the college, sampling lessons, travelling by school bus and choosing from a range of menu options at ... (click to read more)

07 Jul 2015

Mural Lights up Play Area

Art students from Ibstock Community College have helped to transform a play area by designing and painting a mural for the wall. Simran Padda and Eszter Whitmore worked with other art students to create the mural for the under fives' play area, next to Ibstock Community Garden. Their design has already proved to be ... (click to read more)

07 Jul 2015

Djembe Workshops are Unbeatable

Drumming workshops at three local primary schools have introduced pupils to new ways of making music. The workshops at Measham, Heather and St Denys primary schools have reached scores of pupils from all year groups. Andrea Allen, head of music at Ibstock College, who ran the sessions, said: "Children love to make ... (click to read more)

30 Jun 2015

Strawberry Tea is Sweet Fundraiser

A strawberry tea served up by students from the college's creative enterprise team helped to raise £300 for Breast Cancer Care. The students made scones and cakes and served them to fellow students, their families and members of the community on Tuesday after school.   The Strawberry Tea, which also features entertainment ... (click to read more)

23 Jun 2015

Ashfield Presents Giant Cheque for College Laser Cutter

A giant cheque for £8,500 has been presented to students at Ibstock Community College by representatives from Ashby-based firm Ashfield Healthcare. The cash will help to pay for a new laser cutter for the college’s design department. Four students who pitched to Ashfield’s Worthy Causes board gave their presentation for a ... (click to read more)

23 Jun 2015

Summer Activity Guide Out Now

The summer holiday activity guide is out now. Click here to find out what is happening this summer at Ibstock Leisure Complex and across North West Leicestershire. ... (click to read more)

23 Jun 2015

Golfers Try their Skills

Budding golfers practised their skills on a real course, as the culmination of four weeks of golfing lessons. The Year 8 students completed two rounds of five holes, introducing them to the challenges of a bona fide course.   PE teacher Richard Pilcher said: "The students had two hours in the sun ... (click to read more)

16 Jun 2015

Sports Day is Chance to Shine

Students of all abilities swapped the classroom for track and field on sports day to compete for House points. In the morning, students took part in the field events of shot putt, discus, javelin, high jump and long jump. The afternoon was dedicated to track events, including 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m ... (click to read more)

02 Jun 2015

Wales, Here We Come!

Abseiling and raft building were among the activities tackled by Year 9 students during a week-long visit to Wales. The trip involved a series of mental and physical challenges for students, as well as the chance to practise important skills such as team building and decision making. The trip was part ... (click to read more)

02 Jun 2015

Decades Concert Hits Right Note

More than 70 students took to the stage for a concert featuring favourite tunes from 'Stage and Screen Through the Decades'. Performances included songs from wellknown musicals such as 'Grease',  'Evita' and 'The Lion King' as well as more recent hits like the title track of James Bond film 'Skyfall'. All the music featured had appeared on ... (click to read more)

19 May 2015

Derbyshire is Mine of Information for Geographers

The impact of tourism was one of the main focuses when students visited Castleton on a Year 8 geography trip. Thirty five students visited the Derbyshire beauty spot to look at issues including economic activity, geographical features, and primary and secondary industries. They visited Treak Cliff Cavern, renowned for its deposits of Blue ... (click to read more)

19 May 2015

Olympic Player Makes Return Visit

​Olympic badminton player Anthony Clark visited Ibstock College for the third time since September to work with some of the college's most promising young badminton players - and to take part in media interviews. During the day, he was questioned by Year 8 English students in a Q & A media session. Anthony ... (click to read more)

19 May 2015

VE Anniversary is Marked by History Days

The anniversary of VE Day was marked by a two-day exhibition on the role of Ibstock in the Second World War. As part of Ibstock History Day, members of Ibstock Historical Society brought their World War Two displays to the college, where students had the opportunity to look at the ... (click to read more)

19 May 2015

University is an Experience for Ibstock Students

Twenty seven students got a taste of university life during a day at Leicester University. The students took part in a range of activities designed to help them understand what university is and what it can offer as a future option choice. Students were given a topic to research on university life ... (click to read more)

12 May 2015

Tickets Now on Sale for Decades Concert

Tickets are now on sale for our 'Stage and Screen: Through the Decades' concert. The college band, singing group and instrumentalists will all perform in the concert on Wednesday 20 May. The first half will feature music up to the 1950s, while the second half will focus on 1960 to the present ... (click to read more)

12 May 2015

Primary Golfers Tee Off at Ibstock

More than 100 pupils from four local primary schools were at Ibstock College for the first round of a tri-golf tournament. Pupils from Moira, Oakthorpe, Ibstock and Heather primary schools descended on ICC's sports hall for a fun golf session overseen by some of the college's young sports leaders. During the ... (click to read more)

12 May 2015

Footballers Narrowly Miss Out in Cup

Ibstock's footballers almost crowned their league victory with a win in the quarter finals of the county cup. The year 8 boys qualified for the quarter final match against Lancaster Boys after topping the North West Leicestershire league. In a close match, Ibstock went 1 - 0 down before equalising, then conceded ... (click to read more)

12 May 2015

Forensic Science Students Present Findings to University Experts

Five students who took part in a forensic science workshop at De Montfort University have completed and presented their findings during a special visit to 3M at Loughborough. The students - Lee Fowkes, Ellen Kennedy, Katie Mae Blockley, Aimee Dolan and Reagan Smith - have been working towards a Bronze Crest Award Cerificate. They ... (click to read more)

12 May 2015

Ashfield Donates £8,500 for Laser Cutter

Ashby-based firm Ashfield Healthcare’s Worthy Causes Fund has donated £8,500 towards the cost of a new laser cutter at Ibstock Community College, following a presentation by students. Four students - Lawrence Standen, Reagan Smith, both aged 13, Katherine Bowman and Haidee Dodd, aged 12 - were invited to give a ... (click to read more)

12 May 2015

Students Found Own Parties for General Election

Four new political parties were formed at Ibstock Community College in the run-up to the general election, to reflect the views of students. The parties - Tomorrow, Progress, Transform and Vision – were established by groups of students who drew up their own manifestos. Before polling day, all students signed the ... (click to read more)

05 May 2015

Lessons at Lincoln for Year 7

Lincoln was the destination for Year 7 history students who visited the city's cathedral and the Museum of Lincolnshire Life. Students Alanya Exley, Carlis Kilday and Jenny Wiseman wrote about their experience. They said: "In the cathedral, we were greeted by a tour guide who showed us around. "We thought that the ... (click to read more)

05 May 2015

Willow Weaving Kicks Off Art Week

It's Art Week! More than 250 students from all Year groups will take part in four days of art-based activities with visiting experts. Students will begin by making their own village using the ancient art of willow weaving. Visiting artist and willow weaver Maggie Cooper said: "During the week, students will learn ... (click to read more)

05 May 2015

Netballers Win 'Spirit of Games' Award

A special 'Spirit of the Games' award was presented to Ibstock's Year 8 netball team, when they represented North West Leicestershire at Loughborough University's Spring Games. The girls earned their place at the games after winning the North West Leicestershire league. At Loughborough, they faced tough opposition from some of ... (click to read more)

28 Apr 2015

Dancer Kieran Reaches Next Stage

Dancer Kieran Evans is on his way to fulfilling his dream of a life on stage, after being offered a place with the Royal Ballet. Kieran, who has been dancing since the age of four, will train with the Royal Ballet in London every Saturday, following a successful audition for ... (click to read more)

21 Apr 2015

Niamh and Clarisse are 2 Good

Congratulations to Clarisse Le Bars and Niamh Elliott who have both passed their grade 2 music exams. Clarisse, who is in Year 7, plays clarinet while Niamh, in Year 8, is a flautist. Head of Music Andrea Allen said: "Both girls have done extremely well. I look forward to seeing them ... (click to read more)

21 Apr 2015

Latest Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities

There is a wide range of extra curricular clubs and activities available to all students. Click here to find out more about the college's commitment to engaging with students both inside and outside the classroom.     ... (click to read more)

21 Apr 2015

Primary Musicians Join Forces with Ibstock College

Young musicians from local primary schools are joining forces with Ibstock Community College in a series of music workshops. Woodwind players from Measham Church of England Primary School were invited to Ibstock College to play alongside ICC students. The Measham pupils, from Years 4 and 6, took part in a band ... (click to read more)

21 Apr 2015

Week of Adventure for Ibstock Students

A week of adventure in Shropshire was a dramatic change from lessons for students from Ibstock Community College. The 70 students spent five days tackling a range of outdoor activities, including kayaking, climbing, assault courses, archery and rifle shooting. They also honed their survival instincts by building shelters in woodland. The ... (click to read more)

14 Apr 2015

College Launches Primary Space Mission

A mission to bring outer space to pupils from 11 local primary schools has been launched by Ibstock Community College. Year 6 pupils from seven local primary schools will take part in four sessions at ICC, planning their own mission to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter. Pupils will ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2015

ICClipse Captures Students' Imagination

The first partial eclipse of the sun since 1999 was a major talking point at Ibstock Community College, where students watched the spectacular event through their own handmade solar viewers. Students were joined on the day of the eclipse (Friday 20 March) by Dr Kierann Shah, National Project Manager of ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2015

Students Engineer Success in Rail Challenge

Year 9 students showed they were on track for success when they took on a series of challenges sponsored by the HS2 high speed rail project. Tasks included making a seat out of balloons and building a moving walkway platform and lift using corrugated sheeting, toy wheels, glue, wood and ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2015

Musicians Perform in Night on Broadway

Musicians from Ibstock Community College and five other schools joined forces to perform a musical extravaganza, 'A Night on Broadway'. Musicians from Ibstock performed alongside students from Ivanhoe College and Ashby School, as well as pupils from three Ashby primary schools. In all, the concert at Ivanhoe College involved about 170 musicians, aged ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2015

Students Get Talking in France

Students got a taste of France - including snails, croissants and crepes - during a week-long visit across the Channel. Seventy Year 8 students used their French speaking skills throughout the week, to buy ice creams in Honfleur, to order lunch ingredients at the market in Evron, and to interview ... (click to read more)

17 Mar 2015

Disabled Boost for Leisure Complex

Footpath improvements at Ibstock Leisure Complex have made access easier for disabled users. A jutting kerbstone had been causing problems for some disabled users entering the leisure complex from the public car park in High Street. The kerb has now been lowered and the path resurfaced, creating a smooth and uninterrupted ... (click to read more)

15 Mar 2015

Acid Test for Students in Science Lesson

Scientists at Ibstock Community College have been using cabbages to test the acidity of common household liquids. The Year 7 students extracted the colour from red cabbage to make their own indicator, as part of an experiment on acids and alkalis. They then used the cabbage as an indicator to test ... (click to read more)

13 Mar 2015

Boys Make Impact at Big Bang Fair

Two boys from Ibstock Community College impressed engineers at the UK’s Big Bang Fair with a car they had built and designed using Knex construction bricks. Harry Reading and Tom Gent, 13, from Year 8, were among scores of young people who entered the competition, run by the Bloodhound Project. ... (click to read more)

09 Mar 2015

Students Catch Thief at University Experience Day

  Twenty five high attaining students from ICC took part in a Loughborough University experience day. Students were first asked to find the doughnut thief in a series of forensic practical activities. They carried out chemical tests on substances found at the crime scene, undertook finger and footprint analysis, as well ... (click to read more)

23 Jan 2015

College Raises £1,400 for Comic Relief

A day of fun-filled fundraising at Ibstock Community College raised £1,400 for Comic Relief. Events included a zany red fashion show, a tug-of-war, bumper bake sale and a chance to watch senior members of staff enter the gunge tank. Victims included Principal David Phillips, Vice Principal Lee Sheldon and Head of Humanities Steve ... (click to read more)

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