Coffee and cakes raise money for Macmillan thanks to Wisbech students

Macmillan Coffee morning TBAP Octavia AP Academy

Macmillan Coffee morning TBAP Octavia AP Academy - Credit: Archant

An alternative school in Wisbech raised more than £110 when pupils held a coffee morning for Macmillan cancer charity.

Macmillan Coffee morning TBAP Octavia AP Academy

Macmillan Coffee morning TBAP Octavia AP Academy - Credit: Archant

Learners, staff and parents baked a wide variety of cakes and learners served tea and coffee in the social room to parents and guests.

Nick Morley, head of TBAP Octavia AP Academy School, said “ We were thrilled to welcome our parents and agency workers into our school.

“It was great to see so many parents supporting us to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.

“I am extremely proud of our young people who worked so hard to make today such a success.”

Macmillan Coffee morning TBAP Octavia AP Academy

Macmillan Coffee morning TBAP Octavia AP Academy - Credit: Archant


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Professionals from locality, social care, the Family Intervention Partnership, youth offending and Centre 33 all enjoyed socialising at the event.

Students ran a number of competitions and staff held a bake off which was judged by TBAP East Executive head teacher Angela Tempany.

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Head of English, Maxine Capps won the bake off with a Victoria sponge cake.

The school is a 35 place alternative provision in Wisbech offering personalised educational programmes to learners that are unable to access mainstream school.

The school was renamed in May when it became part of the TBAP multi academy trust and it was decided to name after the town’s connection with Octavia Hill.

The designing of the new school logo encompass key landmarks within Fenland.

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