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What's Happening
  • Half-Term Music Concert You are invited to a Music Concert in the drama studio on Thursday 23rd October at 7pm. Tickets cost £2 on the door. We encourage you to support our very ...
    Posted 16 Oct 2014 06:17 by Admin Admin
  • New SEN Code Information Sessions for parents A new Special Educational Needs Code of Practice for 0-25 year olds has now been published.  How will it affect your child?  What do you need to know?  Come ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2014 04:52 by Admin Admin
  • Radio Suffolk Interview On Thursday 25th September  Mrs Anne Marie Oaten hit the radio waves from Leiston Film Theatre, all in the cause for celebrating the Film Theatre’s centenary. The Theatre has ...
    Posted 26 Sep 2014 01:48 by Admin Admin
  • Year 7 Visit to Pipers Vale Gymnastics Centre On Wednesday 17th September the whole of year 7 visited the Gymnastics Centre. To use Olympic Apparatus and work with top coaches was fantastic.All students made great progress and ...
    Posted 25 Sep 2014 07:33 by Admin Admin
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From The Headteacher

  • Welcome

    I am delighted to be able to write to you as Acting Headteacher. Welcome all to the new school year and an especially warm welcome to all our new parents. 

     Our students celebrated some excellent results in both A levels and GCSEs this year. In A2s we saw some fantastic personal performances and are delighted to report that the majority of our students secured their places at a wide range of universities including Cambridge, Sheffield, Nottingham, and Kent. We had a 100% pass rate at A2 which we are delighted about.

     At GCSE there were some superb individual results. Overall our English results were particularly impressive with 67% of our students achieving A*-C and 76% achieving expected progress. This is despite a decrease in English results nationally.

     We are proud of all of our students and the exam results are a real credit to their hard work and the excellent support provided by you and their staff. 

     I would like to welcome several new staff to the school this year.  Mr Page joins us on secondment as Deputy Head this term from Copleston High School.  Miss Merrett and Mr Senior join our English department; Mr Senior is also Head of Year 10.  We welcome a new Head of ICT, Dr Karen Hunsdale, and a new ICT technician Mr Wilson who started just before the end of summer term. In Maths we welcome Ms Escribano and also Miss Medler who will be teaching Music and Maths, Miss Medler joined us towards the end of the Summer term. Mr Scarce also joins us to teach Music and Media Studies. Joining our excellent Learning Support team are Ms Wedekind and Mr Powley. We also have a new Aspirations Ambassador Mrs Barker and Exams and Communications Officer Mrs Butcher. Mrs Atkinson-Rose is our maternity cover for History and Mr Hallatt will be teaching Business Studies this term.

     Congratulations to two of our staff who gave birth over the holidays, Mrs Godbold had a baby girl Elizabeth Grace, and Mrs Evans also had a girl, Olivia Rose. Both doing well!

     Many thanks to all parents who’ve done so much to ensure the students looked great at the start of the year.  Please name all students' uniform and personal possessions that you can so that we avoid having masses of items in lost property that we can’t return.  It is vital that students are in the correct uniform. We will lend students uniform items if needed, please speak to Heads of Year if there any problems.

     This year has got off to a very positive start. As always please don’t forget we are only a phone call away and are here to support students during their time with us.

     Emma Laflin - Acting Headteacher

    Posted 12 Sep 2014 03:22 by Emma Laflin
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