It was wonderful to see all of our students and staff coming together for our remembrance ceremony. The Poem, ‘We Remember’ was read and The Last Post was played, following which a 2 minutes silence was observed. The ceremony was very moving, respectful and very fitting to mark the fallen soldiers. We are very proud of our students for taking part and were impressed with their conduct throughout.

Certificate Presentation Evening


It was fantastic to see so many of our last year’s Year 11 students at our recent Certificate Presentation Evening. 

Congratulations and well done to all.

 Any students who were unable to attend, certificates can be collected from college during college hours.  A letter of authorisation is required if someone is collecting them on your behalf.  Any questions please contact our Examinations Officer.

STEER 2017

STEER 2017 

On Wed 10th May the college was visited by the engineering roadshow run by NTL apprenticeships from Brimington. The company is a long standing supporter of the college and provides many memorable events that Springwell students have taken part in. The previous week, Keith Dixon had visited Springwell and spoken to a group of budding engineers about the apprenticeship route – the benefits, what it can lead to and the qualities needed to complete one successfully. Keith then returned the following week with his ‘virtual welding’ kit. Students were invited to have a go and see if they had what it took to keep a steady hand and perform a weld properly! It was well received by students from different year groups and again, Keith was on hand to give practical advice, both about welding skills and the opportunities that an apprenticeship can provide. 

Open Centre Derby 2017

Tomorrow is the final day of our Y7 students visiting the Open Centre at Derby. The visit has taken place over three days to enable all students in the year group to attend, to help increase their understanding of Islam and Sikhism which is studied in RE this year.  Students have visited a Mosque and Sikh Temple and have also taken part in a Hindu Wedding Workshop.  Impeccable behaviour from our students and a great opportunity to enhance their knowledge and cultural diversity. 

Open Centre Derby 2017

London Arts Residential 2017

London 2017 

The annual Arts pilgrimage to London took place in March 2017, as not one, but two coaches made the journey down to the Big Smoke.

Over 70 staff and students from Springwell journeyed down the M1 to enjoy a cultural extravaganza.  After enjoying a sight-seeing tour, students settled down to a feast at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Shack in Leicester Square and found out that life is, indeed, like a box of chocolates…

We then soaked in the amazing visual spectacle that is the stage version of Disney’s Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in Covent Garden.  The stunning blend of African dancing, amazing puppetry and stunning music from Elton John and Tim Rice made for an unforgettable evening.

After an overnight stay at Heathrow, students then experienced the Tate Modern and lunch on the banks of the River Thames, followed by a matinee performance of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time.  Based on the brilliant novel by Mark Haddon and adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens, the National Theatre production was a visually stunning treat shedding light on Asperger’s syndrome and exploring what really did happen to Wellington the dog.

Staff and students arrive back late on day two, tired but happy.  Roll on next year!


In PSHE lessons, as part of Local Democracy Week, pupils from Year 7 to Year 11 investigated various local issues, ranging from the state of King George’s park, litter on the streets, dog and horse mess, the Park Resort and what to do with the old Queen’s Park site.  Pupils then formed teams and had to write their own speeches – giving alternative views on the various local issues.

Helping to promote pupils’ oral literacy as well as appreciate and understand ideas surrounding democracy and fundamental British Values, the project culminated on 14th October, when four councillors from Chesterfield Borough Council visited the College and listened to the different issues.

Pupils grabbed the opportunity to have their views listened to with both hands and gave a range of passionate, confident and articulate speeches – and really engaged with the local issues.

The councillors Tom Murphy, Mick Wall, Tricia Gilby and Jean Innes are pictured with Y8 pupils, Libby and Larissa.



Miss Hoyle is taking up the reins of Springwell’s award-winning Anti-Bullying Team.  The Ambassadors have welcomed Miss Hoyle and are looking forward to working alongside her on projects to raise the profile of anti-bullying work across the College.  Her first involvement will be the creation of a FlashMob Dance to support and celebrate Anti-Bullying Week in November.   We have 7 new Ambassadors joining our team who will trained by our senior Ambassadors on how to support those who are targeted with bullying. Miss Hoyle said “I am really excited to take on this new role and continue the amazing work that happens within Springwell to promote anti-bullying. There are lots of exciting things planned for this year to educate our students and the local community on prevention and support. The Ambassadors are a great team to work with and extremely passionate about what they do”.

Keep up to date with the Ambassadors’ work on the Springwell College’s website and Facebook page, and all messages from Miss Hoyle and our Anti-Bullying Team will be posted regularly on their Twitter Account @SpringyABTeam.



A second team of bag-packers went to Morrisons on Thursday 17th December, making the total across this and other fundraising in College, £783.59 for Ashgate Hospice - almost at our target of £1,000.




The whole College took part in the Remembrance Service today, commemorating soldiers and service personnel who had lost their lives in the First World War and the conflicts since.  

Our first victory of the year! Well done to the Inclusion Team, ranked 5th best in Derbyshire 2015 and winners of the Chesterfield SEN Sports Team of the Year. 

Our first night last night and the performers were amazing.  Costumes and set looked incredible.  All the hard work paid off.
Following two rehearsals to the local primary school children and to our own students as part of their achievement rewards, our students performed Cinderella last night to a Hall of cheering family and friends and the local community.  Well done to everyone involved - three more nights to go!! 




Pictures from our Design and Technology workshops; enthusiasm going through the roof this term! 

Our new Wednesday Club - Bash It and Bodge It - for Years 7, 8 and 9 provides an opportunity to get creative in metal working, bench and machine skills on small projects including team work to restore a Lister petrol engine. 

Plus, there's the new 3D printer which you will see from the photos our students are designing and making their own creations.



A fantastic achievement last week - our Year 7 Girls Football Team were crowned Chesterfield Champions competing in the area finals against five other schools - scoring 9 goals and conceding none.
Well done to Lataya, Kristie (missing from picture), Charlotte, Megan, Tia, Courtney, Aimee, Jody.



On the run up to the Christmas festive period Springwell’s Arts Club were asked if they would produce some art work for the Rotary Club of Bolsover.  The brief was to make a 12 foot long frieze depicting Santa’s Christmas Eve journey delivering presents around the world.  The art work was then going to be attached to Santa’s sleigh.  They welcomed the opportunity to showcase their skills, and it took around 4 weeks to complete. 

It was then attached to Santa’s sleigh in time for the Rotary Club take the sleigh on its annual journey in and around the Chesterfield area to raise funds.  The Arts Club visited the display at the Tesco Extra store on Friday 11th December to see their work in place.   They also met a very special festive guest - Father Christmas himself.  Members of the Arts Club pictured are : Kirk, Elouise, Nathaniel, Declan, Ben, Ashley and Jodie.      


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