Update from the Headteacher

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we enter May we begin exam season, we have light evenings and a bounce in our steps. All of these will enable our students to work hard and succeed as they have always. This month we have received the validated school league tables and results and these show us just how Great our students are. These tables have firmly placed us into the top 20% of schools based on progress eight measures. We have now been allocated the status of high performing school by the Schools, Students and Academies Trust to cap off the success. I say this because we are moving forward even more this year and I am confident our students in each year will not only match the level to achieve this title but also to excel way past it.

Speaking of progress, I saw 40 of our students make some of the best and swiftest progress I have seen in just one week over the Easter holidays. The Ski trip to Kuhtai in Austria was one of the best weeks I’ve had in my teaching career and I was so so proud of our students. From initial anxiety looking up the mountain, our students found themselves by the last day speeding down Red Runs, laughing all the way. This for me shows just what resilience, engagement, enthusiasm and great teaching can achieve. If we all apply this to our studies in school there really will be no limits to our success.
As we move into the summer remember we will say farewell to our Year 11s and welcome our new Year 6s who will start Year 7 in September. Year 11 have come along so much and have  impressed me no end staying until late in the evening to make sure they get their very best grades. I know they will continue to work hard until after the last exam in June.

In terms of new Year 7s for next year we will be welcoming the largest intake for a number of years. The school is growing on popularity and we have nearly doubled in year 7 numbers. I am so proud that so many more people wish to join us and know it’s is because of the examples our students and parents set. As always thank you for all your support.



Yours faithfully,


Mr A Ali



28 April 2017