Pupil Achievements

Roger Walton, President of the Methodist Church was invited to school as part of the Believe in Shipley community event. “Believe in Shipley” is a ten-day festival, organized by churches and congregations across Shipley and Saltaire, to celebrate the impact of the Christian faith on the local area.

Roger, a former Salt Grammar School student himself, spent the day with staff and students. The first event of the day was for Roger to join our Year 8 assembly, where Roger talked to students about his work with refugees in Jordan. Shortly after Roger was taken on a tour of our school by Year 13 Religious Studies students. Roger delivered a lesson to our  GCSE and A-Level RS students on the theme of Justice and Holiness. He also met for Q&A sessions with Year 7 Religious Studies classes.

The day was a huge success, our RS students were inspired by Roger and we are very thankful for his visit.

We said ‘adios’ to our four Spanish visitors on Friday. Olaya, Lucia, Clara and Helena came to TSS for five weeks to gain first-hand experience of going to school in the UK. The girls who study at Colegio Estudio in Madrid were fully immersed into school life; attending lessons and activities, even participating in extra-curricular activities such as badminton, fencing and climbing.

To ensure the girls experienced British culture at its best we even introduced them to afternoon tea and along with Year 10 students they made some delicious shortbread, scones, muffins and cookies which they sampled and then took home to their host families. Olaya, Lucia, Clara and Helena enjoyed their stay with us and said the school was very welcoming and the teachers were great. The exchange was a huge success and TSS look forward to hosting more foreign students in the future.

Emily James, Year 8, spent her school summer holidays raising funds for Marie Curie in memory of her aunt.

Reading is something Emily enjoys so she decided to set herself a target to read ten books before she came back to school, and get sponsored to do so.  Emily started by reading ‘The World’s Worst Children’ by David Walliams on 23 July and  surpassed her target. Her justgiving page stands at over £800, which is an amazing achievement.

Titus Salt School is celebrating its GCSE results. 

Headlines include:

  • 99.6 % pass rate;
  • one in five entries were awarded the top marks of A* or A;

We are celebrating our best ever A-level results this Summer. 

Headlines include:

- over 53% of entries were awarded A*, A or B at A-Level with very strong performance in STEM subjects;

Current British Champion and British Student Champion Jacob Barnett claimed GOLD in the Taekwondo M-68kg final at the European Universities Games when he represented his University, Leeds Beckett and BUCS, on 24 July 2016 after winning his first three sparring matches that day.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science student Jacob had qualified after becoming British National Student Taekwondo Champion at the British Student Taekwondo Federation Championships back in February this year.

Nicole Mitchell, Year 12, has not only received the highest possible award in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, but also achieved the highest score in the country! The national competition aims to stretch and challenge students interested in chemistry. Set by an experienced team of teachers and university chemists, it takes students significantly beyond the syllabus and encourages them to think about science in the way they would at university. Thousands of students entered from schools across the U.K. but they couldn’t beat Nicole.

‘Eat My Art: create an artistic masterpiece using food’. That was the brief given to the students for this exciting competition. The rules were simple: the masterpiece was to have at least one home-made element to show off the student’s cooking skills; be edible and taste good; and be as visually creative as they could make it to fit their title.

Yet again it has been an outstanding year for the Girls' Intermediate Athletics Squad, this week we became Bradford Champions, proudly bringing home the title.

The girls competed in rounds during the summer against many Bradford schools, making the final alongside Beckfoot and Woodhouse Grove. The girls showed outstanding team spirit, entering every event, determined to do their best.

Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 have been on a mission … to brighten up the huge graffiti wall in Roberts Park! The group created their designs and made their own stencils before working with professional Street Artist, Si Mitchell, to transfer their ideas, using acrylic spray paint, onto the enormous wall.  

Nine, Year 8 and 9 students are the first to achieve their Rookies Award in our newly established Student Librarian’s scheme. The scheme is based on The School Library Association Pupil Librarian Toolkit which forms the basis of many such initiatives at schools throughout the country.

Paige Morley, Year 8, claimed first place on Beam and joint first on Bars at local gymnastics competition, Level 7 Yorkshire. Paige started gymnastics as a very active youngster at the age of nine at Astre Academy.

The coaches saw potential from the very beginning. Paige’s skills, strength, flexibility and co-ordination were noted as she continued to attend the two training sessions per week. Paige is now competing in local competitions and continues to progress and develop her skillset. 

Amy Illingworth, Year 11, won a major award at the ‘One in a Million’ STARS Award ceremony which took place at Bradford Grammar School. The main award of the evening went to Amy for her great attitude, behaviour and enthusiasm whilst undertaking over 300 hours of volunteering. Amy volunteers twice a week, running a youth club for children aged 5-12.

Article written by Jen Holland and Jack Alderslade.

After a little bit of a delay we got our Rocket Seeds on Monday 18th April and our Rocket Science team which includes 2, Year 12, 1, Year 10, 2, Year 9 and 3, Year 8 students, planted 200 seeds. We had 100 red and 100 blue and we have no idea which has spent time in space and which has stayed on earth.

A number of our students wowed the audience with a range of dance performances at St George’s Hall School Proms. The talented dancers produced three pieces, including KS3 Hip-Hop Mash Up, KS4 Contemporary Dance, entitled ‘Fallen Angel’ and a KS5 Urban Dance ensemble performance. It was immediately apparent how much time, effort and careful consideration had gone into the dances. One member of the audience said: “The Fallen Angel piece in particular was exemplary- it was a mesmerising performance.”