Christmas Dinner

Students are invited to enjoy our Christmas Dinner on Thursday 13th December. We will be serving a traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings, followed by Christmas pudding or Mince Pies. A Vegetarian option will also be available.

Our Christmas dinner costs £2.00 with the additional of 60p for dessert. Please ensure your child’s cashless catering accounts are topped up sufficiently. We hope as many students as possible will join us for the Christmas Dinner on Thursday.

 

Local Authority Inspection – SEND

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out a joint inspection of the local area,  from Monday 10 December 2018 to Friday 14 December 2018, to evaluate how effectively the local area identifies/meets  the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Click here to read an important letter with further information.

Santa Dash 2018

Don’t forget, next Friday 7th December, is our sponsored Santa Dash!

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored our students so far. Excitement for this year’s Santa Dash is building, with form groups competing to raise the most funds and reach their £500 targets.

Sponsorship forms and money needs to be handed into school on, or before, Friday 7th December. On the Santa Dash day, your child will receive a Santa hat to wear for this year’s sponsored dash.

Students can come into school in non-uniform and are encouraged to wear their most Christmassy items of clothing. Due to the Santa Dash taking part in the school grounds, please ensure your child wraps up warm and brings an old pair of trainers or boots to change into. They will complete it come rain, shine or snow!!!

There will be Christmas market style food and refreshments on offer at our Winter Wonderland following the sponsored dash, along with stalls including tombola’s, glitter make-up, and a chance to throw snowballs at staff who have been unlucky enough to end up in the school stocks! It is therefore advisable that students bring a small amount of money into school should they wish to purchase anything.

Please share this information with family and friends and sponsor if you can. Having a 3G pitch will make a huge different to all of our students and would be a huge asset for the community, it would be fantastic if we could raise all the money before the end of the academic year.

Thank you in advance for your generous sponsorship. We hope that we will live up to the achievement of last year and promise to keep you updated on our progress.

 

The Sunday Times Schools Guide

The Sunday Times has recently published its latest Schools Guide, listing the highest achieving schools in the UK, and we have again been ranked amongst the top ten highest performing comprehensive schools in the whole of the North West, and the top 30 even when selective grammar schools are included. The Sunday Times focus on numbers of students getting A*-B grades at A’ level and grades 9-7 (the old A*-A) grades at GCSE.

Mr Williams said:
“These are not official league tables and the methodology in many respects is somewhat dubious so we take them with a pinch of salt. Nevertheless, they do provide further evidence of what a strong position we are now in as a school.”