Harvest Assembly Wednesday 17th October
Class 3 led our Harvest Assembly on Wednesday 17th October, giving thanks for God's provision. The whole school had been challenged to donate money to Feed the Hungry from their own pocket money and piggy banks and together raised £147.79 (including a late donation!), enabling 36 children to be fed for a whole month. Thank you and well done.
'You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.' Psalm 145:16, NIV
Class 2 and Class 3 Art Trip to Stonehenge
The pupils enjoyed a trip to Stonehenge on Thursday 11th October despite the weather! This term, the classes are studying buildings and architecture in art, and this visit gave the pupils plenty of opportunity to sketch and draw as well as find out a little bit about the history of Stonehenge.
GCSE Results 2018
Once again we are delighted for our Year 11 pupils who have worked hard to achieve another fine set of GCSE Results. As a non-selective school, we have a range of abilities, and the pupils have made us proud.
We are also delighted for the teachers who have had to cope with new specifications and, in many subjects, a new grading system. On results day they are often as nervous as the students themselves!
Here are some of the headlines:
Subjects which performed especially well were:
When visitors first enter our school, they invariably comment on the atmosphere. Described in infinitely different ways, the essence of a visitor's immediate impression is happy, motivated pupils working purposefully, quietly and independently in a calm learning environment of small classes, which are skilfully managed by dedicated, caring teachers who are passionate about their job.
The pupils themselves describe it as a loving family, where everyone is known and valued - a safe haven, where children can be themselves and find acceptance. Pupils thrive here – spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically.
'What is our secret?' is a question I often ask myself. In a fast-paced, constantly changing world of education, I believe that our success is because everything we do is underpinned by timeless and enduring values -attentiveness, faithfulness, creativity, diligence, patience, contentment, obedience, wisdom, tender-heartedness, thankfulness, honesty, joyfulness, love, forgiveness, responsibility and self-control. Values which are rooted in the Christian faith.
If you have never visited this very special place, I would love to welcome you and show you round so that you can see for yourself.
To know God more clearly, love Him more dearly and follow Him more nearly.