Open Evening Speeches

This section allows you the opportunity to listen to talks and read speeches by our Principal, Head of School, Head of Key Stage 3, and some of our students (click on the logo to start). These, along with tours of the school, which will take place from 4.30pm – 7.30pm during our Opening Evening on Monday 4th October 2021, will allow us to provide you and your child with an insight to what life is like as a member of the Biddenham School family.

Hello, I am David Bailey and I am proud and honoured to be Principal here at Biddenham. Firstly, apologies for not doing this part of Open Evening in person – we enjoy doing this live in our lovely main hall with our students presenting – but we felt it best this year to have a ‘blended’ Open Evening and do this part as a recording and invite you all in to have a look round and meet our staff and students. During Open Evening you will have an opportunity to speak face to face with myself and Ms Grylls and the senior team and quiz us on anything you have heard here or indeed anything you would like to talk to us about. Read more…
Hello my name is Jessica and I am a year 7 student at Biddenham School.
When I first joined Biddenham I felt nervous. I felt like it was going to be such an awful day. BUT! I soon realised that it was going to be fun and that I was going to be nervous and it was only natural. Read more…
Hello, I am Ismail and I have been at Biddenham for three weeks and so far I am really enjoying it.
Before I came to Biddenham I was worried about getting lost, but I went to summer school and it wasn’t that bad. Read more…
Hi my name is Laila-Marie, I recently started Biddenham in September and have enjoyed myself ever since. Biddenham is an international sports college which really inspired me to choose this school. Read more…
Hello everyone, I am Matilda Crafter and I am the Head Girl at Biddenham International School and Sports College. Welcome to our school Open Evening. I am going to explain why Biddenham is not like other schools, and why this is a special place to be. Read more…
Hi my name is Micah and I am a year 7 student at Biddenham School.
I am here to give you a bit more information based on my past three weeks in year 7. So, year 7 has been fun and exciting. Read more…
Hello, my name is Cairo and I joined Biddenham from Livingstone Primary in September.
If I learnt anything about moving to secondary school, it was that it isn’t scary. Biddenham is a very nice school.
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Good afternoon year 6s. I hope you are all safe and well, and welcome to the Biddenham Open Evening! It is a privilege for me to be standing up here today presenting to you. We do apologise for having to do the speeches over recording, believe me we wish we could all see you here today and welcome you to such a great home, not school, but a home. Read more…
I am Emily Simpson, Assistant Headteacher of Key Stage 3 at Biddenham. I am delighted to welcome you all. I have been part of the journey in 2016 setting up our first ever cohort that worked with students and parents and carers to develop a Key Stage 3. We started with a small cohort of 45 students and we now have over 260 students on roll, who along with their parents and carers all believe in our school ethos as much as we do. Read more…
Good day or good evening everyone depending on when you are watching and thank you for taking the time to consider Biddenham as a school for your children. I hope that you have already gained a bit of an insight into our school, from Mr Bailey and Ms Simpson and particularly our Head Girl and Boy and our lovely new Year 7 students. My name is Eleanor Grylls, and I am Head of School here at Biddenham. Read more…