Over 100 YEARS of service!


Retiring teachers (from left) Chris Arculus, (37 years), Caroline Allen (25 years) and Dr Spike Jones (42 years) from Cockshut Hill School, Yardley, with pupils Callum Edmonds (left) and Raqaiah Morris

The end of the school year will be more poignant than most for three dedicated Birmingham teachers today.

Because Chris Arculus, Spike Jones and Caroline Allen are all retiring from Cockshut Hill College in Yardley after clocking up more than a century of combined service.

Spike, aged 64, and 59-year-old Chris both arrived as newly-qualified teachers and have spent their whole careers at the school.

Spike worked there for 42 years, Chris for 37 and Caroline for 25.

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Subject Banding Letter

Letters regarding the ‘banding’ for our students have been sent via Royal Mail.  We are aware some parents have not received these in the post and would urge them to contact the College with any queries.

Pop Star Hatty Keane

An up-and-coming pop star (supported JLS on tour last December) is visiting Cockshut Hill today. Hatty is part of an anti-drugs education campaign for young people (DARE).

Hatty is also known within the industry as one of the most influential teenagers due to her work with DARE and the amount of work she has done since being signed at 16.

Hatty is currently on her fifth major tour with DARE. Taking in over a 200 schools.

Community OAP Tea Party

“As part of their GCSE Hospitality Controlled Assessment, 11 Year 10 pupils spent the day preparing and cooking (as well as waiting on!) a group of elderly residents from local residential homes. All pupils spent the morning preparing and cooking a delicious and highly skilled number of dishes which they then served to their guests. The pupils all did fantastically well and were very welcoming to the visitors. Well done to them all, a credit to Cockshut Hill.”
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Year 11: Time to say goodbye


Photo Gallery Y11 Leavers