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The event, named ‘Football Kits and Fairy Wings’, intends to celebrate the lives of two beloved Tibshelf parents who sadly lost their lives in the summer to cancer. In order to pay our respects and to honour their memory, we are hoping for a fun-packed, happy day, where as much money as possible can be raised for Cancer Research.

Students Johnny and Zak both in Year 9, have been working hard to ensure the day is filled with lots of activities and laughter. The school will be asking for a donation of £1 per student and staff members are to dress in the ‘Football Kits and Fairy Wings’ theme. We also ask that you come armed with 20p’s and 50p’s, so you can get involved in all the fun!

Some of the activities include:-

  • A design-a-bra competition – 20p entry fee
  • A ‘Bra Shoot-out’ – 50p for 3 shots
  • Football Tournament
  • Zumba

There will also be cake and curry stalls, jewellery stalls and a tombola. A raffle with amazing top prizes and much more.

Tibshelf to Skegness Staff Bike Ride ……………….

On Saturday 27th September, Tibshelf staff members will be donning their helmets, getting into the saddle and pedalling all the way from Tibshelf to Skegness, in a bid to support and raise funds for ‘Football Kits and Fairy Wings’.

The brave staff members include:- Mr. Pollard, Mr. Kenworthy, Mr. Bevilacqua, Mr. Baines, Mrs. Smith, Miss Fern, Mr. Slack, Ms. Allen, Mrs. Jacquemart and Mr. Woodhouse. All will attempt the arduous journey and some will even attempt to bike it back again! Please support them with encouraging words and even sponsorship, if you’re feeling generous!

So, let’s make these days amazing, by raising as much money as possible.

Joshua Leeson in Year 7 at Tibshelf Community School and a member of Sutton-in-Ashfield Swimming Club has won a prestigious award at the annual Derbyshire Schools Sports Awards Ceremony held at The Proact Stadium, Home of Chesterfield Football Club.
Joshua won the 2014 Derbyshire Primary Schools Sports Award for his achievements in the swimming pool where he made incredible improvements each time he competed.


Joshua joined Sutton Swimming Club in late 2012 and did not qualify for any individual events in the 2013 Nottinghamshire County Championships.


However, in May 2014, Joshua demonstrated extraordinary improvement when he swam in 7 events, with 7 personal best times winning trophies for each event. Incredibly at this meet Joshua also secured an amazing 6 Midland Regional qualification times.


In June 2014 at his debut Midland Championships Joshua again improved to finish an impressive 15th place overall, of the 57 boys that achieved the very difficult qualifying times.Since then Joshua has gone on to compete in the Northern Open Championship Event winning in all disciplines and gaining the best overall Age group Swimmers Trophy.This fantastic season culminated in Joshua being invited to join NOVA the elite Nottinghamshire County Swimming Squad who have been responsible for training Olympic stars Rebecca Adlington and Para Olympian Medalists Ollie & Sam Hynd.

Congratulations from everyone at Tibshelf for this remarkable achievement.

The community of Tibshelf has have much to celebrate since moving into its brand-new premises in November 2013. However, moving to a new building on the new site is never easy when you are a year 11 student trying to concentrate on your examinations in the summer. The results came out on Thursday morning and saw many of the students jumping for joy! Teachers and parents were delighted to see a new record set in terms of A*-C with English and Mathematics at 63%. Both the core subjects saw expected levels of progress for our students well above 70%  (the first time for English.) Special congratulations are due to Neely Middleton, who achieved 10 A*s and 1A;  to Katherine Waring with 7A*s 2As and1B; to Grace Birch with 5A*,5As and 1B; to Kieran Kourdache with 4A*s, 4As and 1B; to Bailey Jones , who managed 4A*s, and 5As; to Billie Gaynor with 3A*, 3As a B and a C; to Josie Morris with 2A*s, and 7As and also to Jessica Hill, who achieved 2A*s and 8A’s.

The results as a whole are a triumph for all 150 students in year group led by their inspirational year head Tris Weston. They have been on a rollercoaster ride and played a massive part in helping to win the new school for Tibshelf. The results are particularly poignant and special for Peter Crowe, their departing Headteacher, who leaves Tibshelf after 25 years of service spread over the last 33 years. His parting comment was to say how very special Tibshelf school and its students had always been down the years and that he was bursting with pride at their achievements and also our expectation for the challenges yet to come. Their new headteacher, Mike Pollard, from Silverdale in Sheffield, was there to share the moment. Pleased as he is on their behalf, he is determined that the school builds on this platform  to even greater success next year and on into the future. Our outgoing head boy, Kieran, listed above, memorably played the part of Buzz Lightyear in a wonderfully anarchic stage version of Toy Story. If ‘in role’ on this momentous day he might have quoted Buzz’ immortal words on behalf of the class of 2014-“ to infinity and beyond!!!”