School Librarian receives Jack Petchey Award

Mrs Bird receives Jack Petchey Award for hard work and dedication

On Tuesday 5th July, Mrs Bird (our Head Librarian) was thrilled to accept a Jack Petchey Leader Award from Chief Inspector Denise Morrissey, District Police Commander for Epping Forest.

Mrs Bird, along with 9 students who had been rewarded for their good work and achievements, received the award in recognition of her dedication to promoting good reading habits across the school. She constantly engages with students and encourages their reading skills through Library lessons, and also through extra-curricular activites such as author visits and involvement in regional Book Awards.

Sharon JPA


YEAR 10 AWARDS EVENING: 28th June 2016 has been postponed until further notice.

Local adventurer visits students

On Friday 16th June, the Arter Library was delighted to welcome Matt Dollive, adventurer and cyclist, to speak to students.

Matt left his job at Loughton Leisure Centre as a swimming instructor 2 years ago to begin his journey as a lone cyclist across Europe, America and Asia.


 Matt cycled 16,547 miles across the three continents, and spoke to students in Years 7 &  10  about some of his experiences. His adventures included wild camping, pitching his tent on the side of the road to help make his budget stretch further and encountering some  challenging wild life, including scorpions, giant ants and a wild Elk in Norway. Matt also spoke  of the kindness of strangers during his travels and his experiences of an earthquake in India.

 Matt has written about his time as a lone adventurer in a blog and is currently writing a book for children.