Student Achievements

Dragons, boats, cannons and bikes are this year’s themes on the graffiti wall in Roberts Park. This year, pupils in Years 8 and 9 took part, designing with the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Tour de Yorkshire in mind. Their designs came to life with the help of Si Mitchell, a professional street artist, who guided them through the techniques behind street art.

Everyone who took part really enjoyed the project, and developed their artistic skills too! Ian Dobson, Heritage Parks Officer, was very impressed with the pupils’ work and was full of praise for their community effort!

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We are delighted to announce the launch of our anthology produced in collaboration with First Story; a national charity dedicated to empowering young writers through writer-in-residence opportunities. We are one of 18 secondary schools in the region that have undertaken this programme.

Over the last year, pupils have been working with acclaimed writer Andy Craven-Griffiths to develop all of the pieces in this book and we are launching it to parents cand carers on 10 July 2017.

At TSS we share First Story’s belief in the power of writing and the impact it can have to build the self-confidence, skills and aspirations of our pupils.This event is important as it marks the significance of our student’s achievements and offers them the chance to celebrate and share their stories with the wider community.

The Launch will include readings from the pupils as well as a video that the pupils have created about their experiences of being part of this amazing project. Pupils will get to sign their very own copy of their published work.

We have also requested the presence of local dignitaries, as well as parents/carers and staff to join us in this celebration. 

Picture: Andy Craven-Griffith and a group of pupils who took part in the programme.

Jade Buxton, Danyaal Hanif and Yakshina Mistry have beaten off stiff competition to take part in a prestigious four day STEM placement at the University College London. The UCL Year 11 Summer School will include a range of lectures and workshops in a variety of STEM subjects to introduce them to the different teaching and learning methods used at university and will conclude with a celebration ceremony on the final day.

Titus Salt School is collaborating with Next Generation Fitness and Performance to develop our promising athletes. Our TSS Performance Academy was created for boys and girls that show potential to excel in sport. Pupils will have access to a specialised gym where they will work with Ben Nabozny, an expert strength and conditioning coach, who will provide expert training that is appropriate to their age within the youth training models, coaching, education and nutritional guidance.

Year 7 pupils, Jack Allport and Jack Sharp have been selected to play for Bradford Schools Cricket Association. Jack Allport a member of Thackley Cricket Club and Jack Sharp a member at Bradford and Bingley were selected after two competitive trials; the first held at Zara Sports Centre with over 35 talented cricketers. Out of the 35, 16 were selected to compete in a second trial at Woodhouse Grove; both boys showcased their skills and were very excited to be selected for the final squad.

Roberts Park was filled with thrashing paddles again for this year’s popular Dragon Boat Festival. Forty one teams took part, including our very own team of staff, the Titus’ Titanic Titans. The team made their debut, happy to take part for fun to raise money for a good cause, who could have known they would beat off the likes of the Army, Police and Fire Service! Achieving the third fastest time of the day and 2nd position overall the team were elated and have relished in the praise and recognition.

Titus Salt School is delighted to announce that for the sixth successive year, each pupil that left us at the end of Year 11 or Sixth Form studies has progressed to a high quality destination.  We are the only school in Bradford to have achieved this.

0% NEET means that no pupil has become ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training’ and is one indicator of how well a school prepares its pupils for further learning, work and training. 

Sixth Form pupil James Weedon travelled to London in April to experience what life could be like in the film industry.  The media student applied to the National Youth Film Academy for this once in a lifetime opportunity to spend two weeks in the capital with likeminded people doing the thing he loves most, film making. James submitted a portfolio of his best work and then underwent a gruelling interview to successfully take on the role of director.

Five local primary schools went head to head at the Spelling Bee Showdown hosted by Titus Salt School. Round after exciting round, pupils stood up in a stressful situation and gave it their best shot.

Low Ash Primary School, Shipley C of E Primary School, Sandal Primary School, Baildon C of E Primary School and Hoyle Court Primary School first held their own in-house Spelling Bee play-offs in the hope of delivering their best in the final showdown held in April.

Last month saw the launch of this year’s Readathon. Between 24 April and 26 May TSS are running a Readathon sponsored read to raise money for this worthwhile charity and resources for our school Learning Resource Centre.

Four, Year 13 students recently took part in the 49th Chemistry Olympiad competition organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The competition is aimed to stretch and challenge Post-16 Chemistry students by testing their chemical knowledge. Students are awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze on their marks and we are very pleased to announce that both Harriet Frost and Francesca Li received Bronze, Jake Ejraee received a Silver award and Nicole Mitchell a Gold. A fantastic result all round.

Megan Argent, Year 7, Paige Norman and Sophie Watmuff, Year 8 and Catherine Duffy, Year 10, who all attend Saltaire Gym Club, recently, competed in the Yorkshire Schools Gymnastics Competition.

The competition was tough in the U14’s pairs floor routine where Paige and Sophie came 5th out of 13, a really good result. Catherine paired up with Megan in the U19’s category, they had to complete a testing routine of balances; unfortunately they dropped a balance in the final minute however still gained and amazing 4th place!

Titus Salt School students took the plunge and competed for the first time in over a decade in the Bingley Amateur Swimming Club Schools' Gala on Saturday 18 March.  As the final points were announced Titus Salt were in joint 3rd position but narrowly missed the bronze medal as they had achieved fewer first and second places than the other team. The team comprising Year 7 to Year 13 showed immense strength of body and mind and swam brilliantly overcoming those first competition nerves.

Five GCSE students have beaten off stiff national competition to take part in  prestigious summer schools hosted by Russell Group universities across the UK.

The national competition was targeted at high flying Year 11 students who could demonstrate high academic ability, a wide range of skills and a passion for studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). 

BBC News School Report gives our students the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.

With support from BBC staff and partners, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters.