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


Helen Wilson
Telephone – 0161 344 1992

Welfare Line (school hours only)
07984 575 452


 General School Email: adminslk@newbridgegroup.org 

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Samuel Laycock Latest – 13.10.23

Here’s the latest from Samuel Laycock, as we reach the end of a very busy week.

7L Abstract Art

Pupils in 7L have been exploring colour and abstract artists in their art lessons. They have looked at the difference between warm and cool colours and why these colours are called this. Then, pupils looked at abstract art by Robert Delaunay and recreated one of his paintings.

Food Tech

Pupils across school have been very busy again in their Food Tech lessons making fruit salad, meatballs in tomato sauce and chickpea fritters! Pupils in the Food Technology pathway made hot and sour soup and Risalamande (Danish rice pudding).


Children’s Adventure Farm

2 groups of Year 7s embarked on their residentials to the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust. If you’ve been keeping up with the posts on social media, you’ll see that they’ve been having the best time and making lots of memories!

Positive Steps Careers Service 

Samuel Laycock works closely with Positive Steps Careers Service to ensure that we understand the career aspirations of our pupils. This year we have started the process even earlier by starting in Key Stage 3. Steph Senior has been interviewing our Year 9 pupils to find out what careers they would be interested in.


Some of our Key Stage Four pupils have signed up to an amazing app called BorrowBox.
A massive thank you to the library staff at Ashton library who created more than 40 accounts on Saturday.


Hellow Yellow

The Engagement Pathway decided to be a part of Young Minds ‘Hello Yellow’ campaign this year, raising awareness for mental health support for young people. We talked about the people that help us within school and how we could say thank you.

James Going for Gold!

James Livesey left Samuel Laycock this summer and is now in college. James has been a member of Tameside Sea Cadets since 2019. Over the last 4 years he has progressed through the ranks and is currently in the top two most senior cadets in his unit.

James has gained skills and qualifications in first aid, piping, marine engineering, boating and shooting.

His experience gained through the cadets was a great compliment to his Samuel Laycock School pathway ‘Sport and Outdoors’. Having completed his Bronze and Silver DofE at school, James has been given an opportunity through cadets to enrol onto the gold DofE programme in November.

James has said: “I love being a Sea Cadet, it’s given me lots of exciting opportunities and I’ve been on lots of trips and residentials. I am very excited to start my gold DofE because when I complete the programme I might get to meet the King!”