• Headteacher's Blog

    • 15 September 2015

      Already nearly two weeks in to the new academic year and I just want to record what a great start it has been. Our Year 7 students have all settled in and look very smart in their school uniform and getting use to their new surroundings and meeting the high expectations we have of them and all other students. My thanks to our Peer Mentors who yet again did a superb job in supporting staff and our new Year 7 students settle in to routines on the first day of term.

      The rewards trips to Alton Towers and Lightwater Valley for Years 8, 9 and 10 went very well and my thanks go to all of those staff who gave up their time to ensure our students had a fantastic day; especially when the rest of us were in school and able to plan for the start of term. Our Peer Mentors too had a great rewards trip managing to walk straight on to every ride – an incentive for giving up a day of your holiday!

      Looking back on the summer, we are very pleased with our results at KS4 and KS5 which for the second consecutive year were outstanding; last year I was delighted to be able to report that we achieved our best ever results so this year I am even more delighted as we achieved even higher! In 2015, Value Added for A Levels is in the top 25% nationally and judged to be excellent; for Vocational courses Value Added was judged to be outstanding and in the top 10% nationally. At KS4 over half of our students attained 5A*-C grades including English and Maths with two thirds attaining 5A*-C any subjects, Progress in Maths has improved and achievement gaps have reduced significantly for key groups. The percentage of our students who attained the English Baccalaureate increased again to over 33% and is likely to remain significantly above the national figure. On our KS4 Results Day, we had a lot of very happy students and although we are proud of all of our students’ achievements, there were some amazing individual results:

      • 1 student attained 100% at A* (11 GCSEs)
      • 2 students attained 100% A*/A grades (10, 12)
      • 1 student attained 9 A* and 2 A grades
      • 1 student attained 7 A* and 4 A grades
      • 1 student attained 6 A* and 5 A grades
      • 1 student attained 8 A*, 2 A and 1 B grade
      • 9 students attained 5 or more A* grades
      • 27 students attained 5 or more A*/A grade
      • 30 students attained at least 1 A* grade (19/11)
      • 30% of students attained at least 1 A grade


      Well done to all of our students and we wish them every success in their future endeavours as we look forward to another successful year.

  • Community

    • Good community links add relevance and interest to students’ work. We have strong business links and work closely with voluntary groups, our local primary schools and other organisations. Our growing partnership with local providers is a real strength.

      We are keen to be ‘community partners’. Students and staff are active members of local focus groups and attend local forums. As the lead secondary school within the Shipley Achieving Success (SAS) partnership we are proactive in our support with young people and their families. Our Extended School provision is wide ranging and offers opportunities to engage in after school and holiday clubs together with a wide range of workshops.

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  • Vacancies

    • We are an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school that is extremely popular and oversubscribed.  We moved into our new school building in September 2008 and have outstanding facilities and a state of the art learning environment.

      Ofsted 2014 said;

      “The behaviour of students is good. In the large majority of lessons they are keen to learn, follow the instructions of their teachers and ask interesting questions to support their learning. These aspects help lessons to flow smoothly and support good learning.”

      “The curriculum offers a good range of academic and vocational courses and there is a focus on the development of reading and literacy skills.”

      No vacancies at present.

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