Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School
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Year 8

 Welcome Year 8 2023-2024

The Year 8 Team:

Mrs. Harrison - Year Leader

Mr. Sawkins

Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Adams

Mr. McKechan

Mrs. Cameron

Mr. Whittaker


Here are the entries from Group A for the annual Hugh Sexey Bake Off. Pupils have once again amazed us with their technical baking skills, originality and unique combination of flavours.

Here are the entries from Year 8 pupils in Group B for the annual Hugh Sexey Bake Off. Well done to all involved. Next term, Group A.

Most of our Year 8 Digital Leaders and some of their Pop Art

Eight girls from Year 8 took part in a national online competition to solve code breaking challenges. Five of them are shown in this disguised photo.

Year 8 were challenged to create a rainbow of 6 colours only using one acid, one alkali and some universal indicator

Year 8 Challenge Day

A day in the life - Year 8

Year 8 pupils learnt about the function of ingredients used in savoury pastry making by cooking shortcrust pastry pasties, tomato and basil tarts and puff pastry sausage rolls. Here are some of their tasty pastries.


Grace and Alice ran in the Somerset Cross Country Championships at RNAS Merryfield. Next up for Grace is the South West Championships.

Feeling festive on Christmas jumper day

Year 8 rising to the rainbow challenge in Science

Daisy had a busy day at HSBC bank in Weston as part of bring your child to work day.

Leo's amazing printed 3D drone for the CAD CAM project in DT

Photos from Remembrance Day

Photos from the forest school session on the Wellbeing Challenge Day

Many congrulations to Evie and John for their nominations at the Celebration of Youth Awards 2022 which were presented by the Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge

Our Year 8 school ambassadors

Our Year 8 class reps

Our Year 8 site team

Some of our Sports Leaders during one of their after school sessions

Well done to our fantastic teams of pupils who did the French cafe at the First schools.

Very well done to Henry for achieving first place in a recent character dance competition.

Check out Alice F (7GDA) in her recent dance show and competition (she came third!)

Congratulations to Leo D (7GDA) for getting this silver medal in his gymnastics competition in Yate last weekend.

Grace is now the second fastest 11 year old girl parkrun runner in the UK.

Tom L (7GDA) received a medal for playing for the Winscombe under 12s rugby team against Bath on Sunday

Henry (7DJ) achieved a silver in a Character Solo dance at the Highbridge Festival of the Arts. Well done Henry.

7DJ on World Book Day

Check out Roselle's, George S's and Marley's masks for their hero/villain

Cool runnings from Grace

Grace met her running idol some months ago; the world breaking marathon runner Paula Radcliffe.  Since then, Grace has been creating her own story of running success.  She continues to break records at her local park run.


In January, Grace won the Somerset cross country championships at Barcroft Hall in South Petherton.  This qualified her for the South West schools cross country championships at Sheldon School in Wiltshire.  The race represents the best runners from nine counties.  Grace ran an amazing race again and achieved a podium place coming in third.

Well done to Katie A (7GDA) who got a bronze medal in her Karate competition last weekend!

Tom L created a vegetable soup for his English homework.

Bran A-A (7KA) wrote this stunning poem for his Mystery Island homework

Alice F (7GDA) recently got three golds and a silver in her dance competitions - well done, Alice!

Year 7 have been producing some fabulous tasks for their Mystery Island homework. Here is Katie A's shelter and Sam H's poem and shelter.

Leo D in 7GDA does gymnastics outside of school. Next month, he will be competing in his first competition! Well done, Leo!

Year 7 have been drawing maps of their Mystery Island in English.

Ollie is building up quite a following racing in the British Mini Bikes championship.  He rides a Mini GP70 and his next race is in Wales in October.

Grace met Paula Radcliffe at CarFest after Paula had delivered an inspiring speech for young athletes.  Paula broke the women's world marathon record in 2002 and then broke her own record again in 2003 and 2005.

Grace has taken Paula Radcliffe's inspiration to new heights.  Grace regularly takes part in 5 kilometre parkruns.  In the her latest run, she achieved first out of all juniors and women with an incredible personal best time of 20 minutes and 23 seconds.