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Upcoming Events

Half Term
Mon May 25

Date for your Diary!

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Posted Saturday, 11 April 2015 16:04

Friday 22nd May 2015

5pm-7pm at Stowmarket Middle School

We shall be hosting an open evening for all past and present friends: pupils, parents, grandparents, staff, volunteers, suppliers, community groups, neighbours and any other interested parties – all are welcome.


Please come and help us celebrate the life and times of Stowmarket Middle school before we close our doors for the final time in July.  We are planning various events throughout the evening which will allow all-comers to enjoy the working life of the school, including a museum of past artefacts, photographs and memorabilia.

This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to perhaps meet up with old friends and have a trip down memory lane.  We look forward to welcoming you in May.  Further information will follow – watch this space!



Unfortunately, due to space constraints, we can only allow disabled parking on site for this event - please contact the school if you require a permit for this.



Commemorative book – have you got yours yet?

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Posted Saturday, 11 April 2015 15:16

Only £5.00!

Available now from the school (plus various other outlets): our definitive commemorative book celebrating Stowmarket Middle School consists of 36 pages of colourful photos from the archives, and articles that bring the school's history and triumphs to life.  Through words and pictures it simply celebrates the contribution our wonderful school has made to the lives of thousands of Stowmarket children.  The Lake District to the Isle of Wight, New York Music Tour to drama in the annexe (do you remember the annexe?), ski trips to French exchanges, amazing drama productions to Snape Maltings, famous ex-pupils, sports, arts, buildings (both built and demolished!) - there may even be some bits and pieces on education in there somewhere!

If you have ever had anything to do with the school, or know someone who has - be it back in the pioneering days of Frank Hemingway, during this last year or anywhere in between – you will love leafing through this affectionate tribute.


Happy Easter

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Posted Thursday, 26 March 2015 17:14

We hope you have a lovely Easter break and look forward to welcoming our pupils back on Tuesday 14th April.


Housepoint Results March 2015

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Posted Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:52

House Point RESULTS for this half term

CAVELL         798
Anderson        773
Constable        766
Townshend     761

Cavell win and they have A NON-UNIFORM DAY on  THURSDAY  26th MARCH. Well done to all who took part and earned house points this half term!


Friday 20th March 2015

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Posted Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:36

Three exciting things will happen this Friday - a partial solar eclipse, a supermoon and the spring equinox ... all in one day!


You may notice the sky get darker on Friday as the UK experiences the first eclipse of 2015.  A solar eclipse is when the Moon lines up between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out the Sun's light.
It's a rare event and only possible when the Moon is at exactly the right distance from the Earth.

The eclipse we'll see on Friday will be a partial eclipse - the sky will darken but the Sun will still peek out from behind the Moon.  The eclipse will begin at 8.45am and the Moon will be nearest the middle of the Sun at 9.31am.  By 10.41am it will all be over.

The UK hasn't seen a full solar eclipse since 1999, and won't get one until 2090.

Looking directly at the Sun can damage your eyes - never look directly at the Sun - you may damage your eyes forever.



A Supermoon, or perigee moon, happens when the full or new moon does its closest fly-by of the Earth, making it look bigger than it normally does. Most of the time, there are between three and six Supermoons a year. There is set to be six in 2015, two of which have already happened. The next will take place on March 20, the day of the eclipse, and the others will come in August, September and October.

Spring equinox

The spring equinox refers to the time of the year when the day and night are of equal duration, mid-way between the longest and shortest days. The equinox will also happen on March 20 when the Earth’s axis will be perpindecular to the sun’s rays — which only happens twice a year, at the two equinoxes. After that, it will start tipping over, making the days longer in the northern hemisphere.

As such, the equinox has long been celebrated as a time of beginning and renewal, by a number of historic cultures, and is linked to Easter and Passover.  The equinox will happen at the same time as a solar eclipse in 2053 and 2072, though it doesn’t always appear as close together as that.


So, let's celebrate Friday 20th March - a rare collision of three unusual celestial events!


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