Please can we ask for donations of Christmas themed chocolate, half-term holidays are a great time to pick up some fantastic offers. All chocolate donations are gratefully received and can be dropped off either at Reception or the School Library.
The Science Laboratory refurbishment project is well under way and phase one is almost complete.
Two of the rooms are now being prepared for occupation and should be available for use on Monday 15th October, which is two weeks ahead of schedule.
Work on the third laboratory will start at half term and plans are for completion by the end of November.
We look forward to our pupils achieving great things in this fantastic environment.
A gentle reminder that the Autumn Term starts on Tuesday 4th September 2018. Monday 3rd September is a PD Day and school is only open for staff.
We look forward to seeing all pupils on Tuesday morning, please remember Winter uniform rules apply.
Exam Results 2018
The Exam data is not as straight forward as in previous years but these are the basic provisional statistics. The DFE will be publishing the provisional statistics for all schools on its “Compare schools” web site in early October
These represent a very strong set of results and are a reflection of the hard work the pupils and their teachers, have put into these G.C.S.E’s along with the support of their parents/carers and the wider school community.
Standard Pass (9-4) in English (lit or lang) 91%
Strong Pass (9-5) in English (lit or lang) 78%
Standard Pass (9-4) in Maths 80%
Strong Pass (9-5) in Maths 65%
Standard Pass (9-4) in English and Maths 78%
Strong Pass (9-5) in English and Maths 57%
Students achieving a standard pass (9-4) in two sciences (Combined or Separate) 82%
Students achieving 5+ standard Passes (9-4) inc English & Maths 76%
Students achieving 5+ passes in all subjects (9-1 or A*-G) 100%
Progress 8 +0.54
“A score of +0.5 of above shows that pupils in that school are making well above the expected level of progress from year 6 to year 11”.
The provisional 2018 secondary results for summer 2018 have now been published and once again we are one of the top performing schools in Shropshire. We are really pleased to have achieved the Best Progress in Shropshire.
On Friday 20th July 2018 the school day will finish early at 1.30pm for the summer holidays. School transport will be arriving at that time to collect pupils.
We would kindly ask parents/guardians to make necessary arrangements for pupils to be collected at 1.30pm. Please note there will be no lunchtime canteen service on this day, although pupils entitled to free school meals will be able to use their entitlement during morning break.
Pupils return to school next term on Tuesday 4th September 2018.
May I also take this opportunity to wish all parents and pupils an enjoyable summer holiday.
P N Adams
The transformation of local hospital services is now in the hands of local people with a 14-week Future Fit public consultation closing on 4 September 2018.
Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are asking for the views of people across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales on the following two options:
Having a single Emergency Care site would mean that specialist doctors can treat the most serious cases in a dedicated emergency department, which is proven to be safer, provide better results for patients and reduce the amount of time people have to stay in hospital. Having a dedicated Planned Care site would mean that patients will wait less time for their appointments and beds would be protected for planned operations, meaning that is highly unlikely operations will be cancelled due to emergency admissions. Under either option, the proposals mean that the county will keep the full range of services already offered with high quality, state-of-the-art care for patients available at two vibrant local hospitals.
Dr Simon Freeman, Accountable Officer, NHS Shropshire CCG said: “Over the last four and a half years, we’ve listened to what local people have told us about the services and care they expect us to offer at the two hospitals in the future. We understand people’s frustration at the time it has taken to reach this point. However, we are now urging people to take the opportunity to formally have their say, so that we can consider their views and any changes we may need to make to our proposed plans before making any decisions.”
Mr David Evans, Chief Officer, NHS Telford & Wrekin CCG, said: “A formal public consultation is the way the NHS has to seek people’s views on significant changes to services. Over the next 14 weeks we will be working hard to make sure that people understand the issues we need to solve and the proposed changes we need to hear their views on. It’s important that people share with us what the options mean for them and what we need to consider putting in place or changing so that they can receive the best possible care in the future.”
To help explain the proposed changes and give local people the chance to find out more, the CCGs have developed a wide range of consultation materials, videos, a new website and are arranging and attending events and meetings in public, including eight public exhibitions.
Materials include a full consultation document, a summary document, Easy Read versions, Word and large print versions. All these materials, along with answers to the most frequently asked questions, videos and an online survey, are available to view at a new website: www.nhsfuturefit.org Paper copies of the consultation documents will also be made available at both hospitals and at public and community venues across the area.
The eight public exhibitions will allow people to drop in anytime from 3.30pm to 7.30pm, meet doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff, ask questions and find out more about the proposals.
There will also be a series of pop-up style roadshows at community and public venues and the CCGs will be attending a range of meetings and events providing regular updates and answering questions. All meetings and events will be publicised on the website www.nhsfuturefit.org and in the local media.
There are several ways you can take part in the consultation:
STP Programme Manager