Samuel Laycock School
Broadoak Road
Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 8RF


Helen Wilson
Telephone – 0161 344 1992

Welfare Line (school hours only)
07984 575 452


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Samuel Laycock Update – 7.7.23

Here’s a few highlights from the last week or two…

We start with Forest School, where 9G were very lucky to find some honeycomb that had fallen from a tree that has a bees nest in it.

The pupils were fascinated by this find.

We took the honeycomb back to school to share with other groups.

Menawhile, in PHSE, core group 4 have been doing some work around discrimination. The pupils created a mind map on what their thoughts were.

The pupils also took part in a class discussion about this topic.

All pupils displayed great understanding of what discrimination means.


We’ve also been treated to not one, not two, but three key stage 3 music showcases!

Lots of year8 pupils performed.

A great variety of talents were shown!

As you will have seen on Facebook, we’ve had a couple of days dedicated to transitions this week…

These took place throughout school, as well as externally.

The feedback was great, and we now have lots of young people who are eager to start the next stage of their journeys. 

Finally this week, pupils on the horticulture pathway harvested some home grown veg, bagged it up and sold it to staff.

The pathway have made over £100 this year which will be ploughed back into resources.

It’s full steam ahead for the end of the academic year, but please try and get some well deserved rest in over the weekend, there’s still work to do!