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Cook Up A Storm

Olivia and Jack attended the local final of the Cook up a Storm competition run by Future Chef on Monday 9th January at the Quarles campus of Havering college. For 90 minutes the parents and teachers waited nervously for the students to reproduce their two course meal for two people. After the tasting and judging we were invited to join the students; both Jack and Olivia seemed pleased with their results and relieved. The chefs then announced Jack as the winner and a runner up. Jack was praised for the balanced of his dishes and the taste. Olivia also gained valuable feedback with positive comments for her dessert. I was very pleased and proud of them both for their attitude and commitment as they tested out the dishes multiple times at home to perfect them since the school heat. It was an excellent, yet nerve wracking, opportunity to work in an industrial kitchen with industry chefs. Please congratulate both students on their efforts.

Jack now goes onto the regional heat covering the whole of the South East. One of the chefs has offered to mentor him in preparation for this opportunity and invited us to his restaurant in London.


As part of the MAble initiative, the Science Faculty offered all Year 9 students on the MAble register and high achievers in Science (SAbles) the opportunity to sit a Mensa test on Tuesday 13th December. As part of the MAble Hub programme, other schools such as Bower Park, Marshalls, Gaynes and Sanders also visited Redden Court to take part. The overall attendance of the event was fantastic and was very encouraging.

Membership of Mensa is then offered to anyone achieving in the top 2% of the population. The average IQ score is 100. Top 2% is above 148.

I am pleased to announce that 4 students achieved this score or above and should be proud of themselves for achieving this award.

I am pleased to announce that 4 students achieved this score or above:

Joshua Kirby 150 (top 2%)

Sidney Pain 148 (top 2%)

George Attrill 154 (top 2%)

Amy Horsely 150 (top 2%)

These have therefore been offered the MENSA membership.

The list of students who narrowly missed out is below:

Tabitha Seymour (top 4%)

Louis Rice (top 3%)

Nicole Goodrum (top 3%)

Emily Piercy (top 4%)

James Barnard (top 4%)

Mia Peermamode (top 4%)

All students from Redden Court and other local schools should be congratulated for taking part.

Well done to every student involved!


On Tuesday, the Year 9s took part in their second inter house debating competition. The students involved really pulled out all of the stops and the progress from the first debate to this second debate was astounding. There were so many strong performances and the resilience and determination shown by all students to debate in front of their peers was great to see. I would like to thank all those members of staff that turned up to watch, I know that the students really appreciated it. If you see any of the students please congratulate them, a full list of students that took part and the results are listed below.


Chairman: Kieran Phillips

Clerk: Justin Kudzinskas

Motion: The house believes that a curfew should be placed upon all those who are under 16

Lennon (for) vs Redgrave (against) Redgrave wins

Zoe Wilkin Cerys Heard

Connor Plunkett (stand in) Sidney pain

Lydia Storey

Motion: The house believes that war is justifiable

Branson (for) vs Newton (against) Branson wins

Emily Kidd Zanab Soyege

Ewan Kruse Tabitha Seymour

Casey Riding George Attrill

Motion: The house believes that the internet causes more harm than good

Churchill (for) vs Fairfax (against) Fairfax wins

Olivia Lynch Bianca Furdui

Sam Rowell Erin Brewer

Emily Quantock

House competition table:

House Competition Table