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  • Indoor Farm

    Published 14/11/23

    Today year 10 students visited the Innovation Agri-Tech Group (IAG) to understand more about indoor farming, ways food production was affecting climate change and research and innovation in the agri-food chain. The indoor farm facility is at the cutting edge of innovation, using aeroponics as a novel way of growing food. Students were able to smell and taste a variety of produce such as edible flowers, lettuce, basil and coriander. Students also learned how scientists were able to adjust the amount of nutrients, water, temperature and even the colour of light to produce the ideal growing conditions for plants. Finally, students met with members of the IAG team, asked questions and heard first-hand how they became involved in the sector as well as the different job opportunities in the agri-food sector.

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  • Macmillan Coffee Morning

    Published 13/10/23

    On Friday 29th September, De Salis Studio College proudly hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning. The purpose of the event was to raise money for Macmillan’s cancer support which helps support the amazing nurses, answer calls on their support line, give financial support and more. De Salis saw an amazing turnout of parents, guardians and carers along with students attend to grab their drink and treat for a small donation, the event also allowed the De Salis community to flower and create stronger connections with each other whilst supporting a tremendous cause. In preparation for the event, our business savvy students took initiative in the planning and implementing of the day, from setting up and taking cash to also ensuring allergens were clearly displayed and accounted for with the many scrumptious donations we received of cake, biscuits and sweet treats. We also want to say a massive thank you to Mrs Cassidy for leading the event and helping our students to raise an amazing £130 for Macmillan Cancel Support. To find out more about the work of Macmillan Cancer Support, please visit their website: www.

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  • Centre of the Cell

    Published 09/10/23

    On Wednesday 27th September, Year 9 students visited the Centre of the Cell which is a Science Education Centre at Queen Mary, university of London. As part of their Key Stage 3 studies students were captivated by the virtual displays and interactive games which opened their eyes and enabled them to learn interactively about the amazing world of cells, the Human body and the latest medical research.

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  • A Night on the Red Carpet

    Published 28/07/23

    As a celebratory finish to the culmination of Year 11, Students at De Salis and across The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust came together for their ‘Night on the Red Carpet’ prom. From topnotch cars, fancy dresses and even shiny tuxedos, the Year 11 Prom was certainly the event of the year! Students enjoyed their time on the dance floor whilst making use of the photo booths and trying their hand at the 360 cameras before the night ended off with a traditional Prom King and Queen crowning, followed by a vote of greatest teacher, which went to none other than our Assistant Principal, Mr Donning. The students had a night to remember, and our staff are extremely proud of the young adults they are becoming.

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  • Sports Day 2023

    Published 21/07/23

    On Thursday 13th July, students in Years 10 and 11 from across The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust met at the Hillingdon Athletics Ground to kick start Sports Day. From events such as track, shot-put, javelin, and relay, De Salis proved harmonious in their team work and support. Well done to all students who took part and made De Salis Proud!

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  • Alliance Challenge 2023

    Published 14/07/23

    Monday 7th July marked the first day of Alliance Challenge for students at De Salis. Alliance Challenge is a TRUST organised event, in which students work as teams on several group projects such as a windmill building, chess contest, a treasure hunt and more. This year’s theme for Alliance Challenge is “Unity in Diversity” which can be seen in the students’ projects over the week. Alliance Challenge continues into next week, where we are excited to find out our winners!

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  • Post 16 Visit to J.P. Morgan Chase

    Published 07/07/23

    On Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July, 30 of our current Post 16 Year 12 students were afforded the opportunity to visit the J.P. Morgan Chase offices in Embankment and Canary Wharf. This was made possible through the Trust’s current partnership with Diversity Org. During the visits, students were given the chance to interact with employees from the J.P. Morgan Chase office through custom-made workshops: • Career Exposure Panel - A panel discussion where representatives from the company share their past route of education and career path. • Financial Health & Literacy – A panel discussion where students learn financial responsibility (e.g. spending & saving habits), how to establish credit and understand how interest rates work. • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome – A panel discussion aimed to help students build the confidence needed to speak on their skills and accomplishments as well as identify imposter syndrome triggers.

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  • Hillingdon’s Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme Summer 2023

    Published 04/07/23

    Hillingdon’s Summer HAF programme will be delivered from Monday 31st July to Friday 25th August. Booking is open now!

    Through their programme of free healthy food and fun activities, children and young people can develop new skills, take part in creative and physical activities, learn about food and cooking, and enjoy a nutritious meal each day.

    The holiday programme, funded by the Department for Education, is open to school-aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals. We are also able to provide a limited number of discretionary places to vulnerable children that do not meet the Free School Meal criteria,


    if you would like for a child you are supporting to be considered for a HAF place, please email with the child's name, date of birth, address and parent contact details.


    Activities this Summer include:

    • Learn to ride a bike or develop your cycling skills
    • Football, Cricket, Basketball, Taekwondo and multi-sports
    • Parent and child cookery sessions
    • Dance, drama and arts programmes
    • Multi-activity camps
    • Remote Control car racing
    • Coding activities
    • SEND activity camps
    • Specialist music and drama programmes for asylum/refugee children


    If you are interested, please take a look at the HAF webpage

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  • Playday 2023 is on 2nd August at Hillingdon Athletics' Track in Uxbridge.

    Published 04/07/23

    This is a free event for children and families to have fun during the summer.

    Activities will include:

    • Under 5 area (arts and crafts, sandpit, scooters and much more)
    • Punch and Judy Show
    • Mobile Library
    • Try out basketball, golf, cycling, BMX, Dance and more
    • Visit a real HGV lorry, a Fire truck and Hillingdon Youth Bus
    • Food will be available to purchase


    Book your free tickets at Playday 2023 | Hillingdon Theatres

    Free parking available in the field off Park Road.  This event is appropriate for children 2-10 years. See the attached flyer for more information.

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  • Support with school attendance – emotionally based school avoidance

    Published 04/07/23

    Hillingdon’s Educational Psychology Service can offer support to parents, guardians and carers whose child is experiencing difficulties in wanting to attend school. Please see the attached leaflet for more information.

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  • Universal Youth Service - Summer Youth Activities Programme

    Published 14/06/23

    The Universal Youth Service is running the Summer Activities Programme for children and young people in school year 1-12 from Monday 24th July to Friday 25th August 2023. These will be delivered across the borough at South Ruislip, Ruislip, and Harlington Young People's Centre's. The booking system will go live on Monday 26th June 2023, to find out more information about the programme and how to book, please look at the webpage:

    If the child/young person is on free school meal (benefit related) in Hillingdon, they will be eligible for a free HAF place which includes a meal each day. If you are a resident or non-resident the cost of the programme is £18:40 per day and activities are booked as a week-long programme.

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