Welcome to our website, which we hope will provide you with some useful information about our school community.
We are proud of our caring and inclusive school, where our mission statement:
A place for everyone RESPECT | ENGAGE | SUCCEED
is present in all aspects of school life.
This year’s Sixth Form results were the school’s best ever and students have gained places at a wide variety of universities, studying a range of courses, including two students going to Oxford to study Chemistry and a student going to Glasgow to study veterinary medicine.
Students join us at 11 years of age from a range of primary schools and the majority remain with us until they have completed their A Levels. We welcome applications into the Sixth Form and also applications from students moving into the area during the course of the academic year. We have a comprehensive induction programme to enable new starters to settle in quickly.
We have a strong team of well qualified and committed teachers. We aim to give every student a flying start in English and Mathematics and have intervention programmes for students of all ages who need to accelerate their progress. The percentage of students making 3 or 4 levels of progress in English and Mathematics has risen during the last three years. Students joining us as High Prior Attainers become members of our Pingle Plus group and are challenged in their learning to reach the highest academic standards. We also have excellent support for students with Special Educational Needs and disabilities.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum at KS3 and have a wide range of option choices at GCSE and A Level. Careers information, advice and guidance are strong. Over half of our students in Year 11 gained their English and Mathematics qualifications at Grade C or above in summer 2016 and the majority have joined the Sixth Form.
You will see from the photo galleries on our website and by reading our newsletters that students have an enormous amount of opportunities to get involved in visits and extra-curricular activities. These are very important for character development and also valuable in terms of giving every single student the chance to shine and be the best that they can be.
Visitors to the school are always welcomed. Our Open Evening on Tuesday 4 October showcases the work in every subject area at Key Stage 3 and 4. Our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Wednesday 9 November which showcases the work of our Key Stage 5 students.
You are also very welcome to see the school in action on a normal school day. Please do join us for a school tour at 9.30am on Thursday 29 September, Monday 10 October or Wednesday 19 October 2016. If these times and dates are inconvenient, my PA, Mrs Kathryn Wagstaff, will be happy to arrange a time convenient to you.
Our school is a happy school, which serves our community well. Come and see for yourself. You will be most welcome. We will be proud to show you our school and our students’ achievements.
Mrs V Sharples
Please click here to view the letters sent by Mrs Sharples during the current school year.
Please click here to view the letters sent by Mrs Sharples from September 2015-July 2016.