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Parent Bulletin 11.10.19

Parent Bulletin 11.10.19

This week Thank you to parents of students in Years 10 and 11 who attended our information evening on Wednesday. The information booklets that were given out are now on our website and can also be downloaded here. We still have some copies of the other booklets written by Tim Foot that are £1 each and will make them available at the Year 10 and Year 11 parents’ evenings next term. In the meantime, they can be purchased from Pupil…

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Parent Bulletin 27.09.19

Parent Bulletin 27.09.19

This week Another successful week where again we have been really impressed with our students and how they are approaching their studies in school. In particular we have focused on speaking to Year 7 about how they have found their first few weeks and were delighted to welcome so many of their parents/carers to the School on Thursday evening. There was a chance to catch up with each child’s tutor, to meet other parents and to get involved in PSFA…

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Exam Results 2019

Exam Results 2019

Congratulations to all Year 11 students who obtained another set of fantastic GCSE results and maintained the high standards we have come to expect. There were a number of outstanding individual performances, including three students who obtained eight or more grade 8 and 9 GCSEs. At GCSE, 78% of students gains a grade 4 or above in English and Maths, and 51% of students gained a grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSE. A huge well done to everyone…

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Parent Bulletin 12.07.19

Parent Bulletin 12.07.19

Sports Awards Our annual Sports Awards evening enabled us to recognise the achievements of our students across a range of sports through the year. After giving out the awards, our Guest of Honour, England Sevens player Femi Sofolarin, shared his inspiring journey through multiple sports before finally focusing and excelling in rugby. The evening ended with refreshments made by pupils from the Food Technology Department who demonstrated excellent hospitality skills. Training Teachers for 25 years On Monday, the latest graduation…

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Parent Bulletin 05.07.19

Parent Bulletin 05.07.19

World Class Schools Symposium on Creativity in Education The Head Teacher travelled to Sheffield with Mr Chappell, Head of Media Studies and two Year 11 pupils (Thomas Birkett and Sebastian O’Driscoll-Henderson) to showcase the School’s award winning podcast service. Darrick Wood’s  presentation at the annual World Class Schools Symposium was well attended by staff and pupils from other schools with the World Class accolade. There was much interest in our podcasting project and there were plenty of opportunities to share…

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Parent Bulletin 28.06.19

Parent Bulletin 28.06.19

This week Thursday saw the return of the PSFA/Drama Department Murder Mystery evening, this year entitled ‘Who Killed the Head Mistress?’ We obviously cannot tell anyone who did not come to this brilliant event ‘whodunnit?’ but it really was a great evening of entertainment. The hall was packed and lots of money was raised for the PSFA. The children even remained in role throughout the intervals and came round to the audience whilst they enjoyed their fish and chips and…

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Parent Bulletin 07.06.19

Parent Bulletin 07.06.19

Latest news As we returned from the half-term break the public examinations resumed. You may recall that over the past few weeks, the venue used for most examinations, our Main Hall, had problems with its lighting, which was failing and temporary lights had to be installed. Thankfully, over the break we were able to appoint a team who worked around the clock to replace the ageing system with new LED lights just in time for examinations to resume on Monday….

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Parent Bulletin 24.05.19

Parent Bulletin 24.05.19

Half-term break With examinations continuing and preparations being made for the next academic year, this is always a very busy time of year so the half term break will be welcomed by all. The public examinations continue when we return so we hope that those taking these get the right balance between rest and continuing the work needed for success. Mock European Union elections On Thursday, our Head Boy, Liam Sawyer and friends organised a mock EU election. Students of…

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Parent Bulletin 17.05.19

Parent Bulletin 17.05.19

Public examinations The main public examination session has started this week. Students in Years 11 and 13 will have public examinations from now until the third week of June.  Students are reminded of the importance of checking their examination timetable carefully and ensuring that they are present at the correct time and with the correct equipment.  Year 11 students continuing into Year 12 next year have two days of orientation on Thursday, 27th and Friday, 28th June. Nut awareness I…

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