Lord Glenamara prize

The annual Lord Glenamara of Glenridding Memorial Prize recognises sixth form students from the region who have excelled in their studies while making profound contributions to their school or wider community. We are very proud of Thomas James who was runner up for this years award. Mr Nesbitt, who nominated Thomas for the award, said “Thomas has proven himself to be an outstanding, well rounded individual and an asset to the student body during his five years at Belmont Community School. Thomas achieved success both in and out of the classroom due to his growth mindset and the emphasis he places on acquiring new skills.  In his time at Belmont Thomas exerted a strong positive influence in many areas of the school and the wider community. Thomas is an outstanding example of how a young person can have a substantial impact on individuals, their local communities and beyond. Moving forward we will continue to monitor Thomas’ progress with pride and anticipation.”

Thomas, his mum and Mr Nesbitt attended the ceremony at the Imperial College London where they had the opportunity to tour Imperial’s campus, meet with current students, and try their hand in the College’s Flight Simulator facility.

Thomas, pictured here receiving his award from Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening.


House System

Today saw the launch of our House System in school. Students and staff have been allocated a “House”, ours are named after local castle’s: Durham, Auckland, Lumley and Barnard.

The House System aims to facilitate more mixing between the different year groups, increase community spirit, peer mentoring, boost the existing rewards system, encourage more students to get involved in competitions, and develop leadership opportunities for students in KS3 and KS4.

My World of Atoms app

We have become aware of the World of Atoms app which could potentially help with Science revision. It is a competition winning app, created by a brother and sister team from The Boswells school in Essex, which introduces KS3 to the periodic table.  It’s a professionally made game that’s free to download on the App Store and Google Play, with no adverts or in-app purchases.

‘My World of Atoms’ is a colourful 3D game where players explore a maze, collect elements to make simple compounds and discover fascinating facts along the way.  Information on elements can be accessed any time without playing the game.

You can find more information on our website www.myworldofatoms.com or download it from the app stores.

Mr Davidson

Head of Science


SRE Consultation

Belmont School is working with the Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) Commission and would like parental input to improve our delivery of SRE to students.
As you may have seen in the school newsletter, we are committed to educating all students to form healthy relationships. We are looking for parents to join a steering group and provide us with some baseline data.
We would be most grateful if you could download and complete this questionnaire and return it to Mr McMahon either as a hard-copy or via email (s.mcmahon@belmontschool.org.uk)