Years 8 to 11 Reward Trips 3 September 2015. Alton Towers, arrive at school no later than 7.00am, returning at approximately 7.00pm. Lightwater Valley, arrive at school no later than 8.30am, returning at approximately 6.00pm
  • Headteacher's Blog

    • 15 July 2015

      We have had an incredibly busy and successful time in school over the last two weeks with our KS3 Awards Evening, New Parents Evening, Personal Development Day 3, Salts Got Talent, Sports Day, Year 10 English Study Day and Sports Award Evening which are in addition to ensuring success in the classroom as we come to the end of another academic year of drive and improvement.

      KS3 Awards Evening

      Our new format KS3 Awards Evening proved to be very successful with all students receiving a personalised, hand-written card alongside their award, from the members of staff who made the nominations to students. The Main Hall was full of happy students and proud parents and equally proud members of staff; such evenings are a wonderful testament to the effective relationships we have between students, staff and parents. I felt very proud as headteacher to share in the achievements of our students across all subjects as acknowledgement of dedication and hard work in studying and making the commitment to learning. Thanks to staff for their organisation in making the evening run so smoothly, especially Mrs Devine.

      New Parents’ Evening

      This was another very successful evening which had our Main Hall full of parents and students getting ready for that next step and preparing to start secondary school in September. As I said in my presentation, it is always fantastic to see so many parents, some of whom already have children at the school and for some it is the beginning of their journey with us. In September 2014 we had a fantastic response at our annual Open Evening with a significant number of applications which means we are over-subscribed for September 2015; this is very pleasing for us but I know will be disappointing for those parents and children who had hoped to be able to join us in September. I wish to give my thanks to all those parents and students who continue to support us and thanks to all our staff who make transition such a smooth running success.

      PD Day

      The curriculum for our PD Days is very diverse and continues to offer our students enriching experiences. This year saw the introduction of a range of workshops for our Year 10 students on radicalisation and extremism. Having been with our students for three of the presentations; I was impressed by their maturity and high level of respect and responsibility in listening to key messages and about events that are at times shocking. It was a very thought provoking day; one that was hugely successful.

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  • 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.

      Students at Key Stages 4 and 5 have the opportunity to be involved in the world of work through a range of work-based learning activities. These include Work Experience and Personal Development Days; when students have the opportunity to develop enterprise skills in a range of contexts and in partnership with many businesses and representatives from industry. 

  • 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.”

      Click on Vacancies to view current opportunities.

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