Another fabulous Celebration Day
Thursday 16 Oct saw the school celebrate all things Indian, featuring a range of events. At break students sold home cooked Pakoras, Bhajis, Samosas and Indian Sweets (huge thanks to contributions from parents) while fantastic background music was provided by Yuvaj Rathor on his Dholki drum.
All this was just a warm up to lunchtime however. The canteen served a fabulous Indian menu with queues of children running the length of the dining hall. While in the dining hall students could receive Indian Mehndi Henna illustrations on their hands. A group of girls received some training in ‘Bollywood Dance’ from the wonderful Bhumika Lau and put on a show to the enjoyment of all watching. Meanwhile out on the courts Mr Kemp ran one of his ever popular activities, this time named ’Take A Wicket!!!’ with students challenged to take 3 wickets in a row (several did). Every time the school runs one of the
Celebration Day events everybody involved comments ‘It can’t get any better than that’. However Mrs Williams, with help from staff and students, has managed to top herself again with the whole school buzzing with excitement during break and lunch. Our visitors from Heymann and Jesse Gray school also had a great time.
£123 was raised from the day which will be contributed to ‘Action Village India’, a charity focusing on sustainable developments in rural India.
If you would like to read more about Action Village India click here.
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Once again we have every reason to be very proud of the achievement of our students at both GCSE and A level. 95% of our students obtained five higher grades at GCSE and the number of children obtaining their maths and English GCSE were once again both in the nineties with 94% and 90% respectively. Those achieving the 5 higher grades including maths and English totalled 88%.
At A level all of our students secured the grades they needed to get into their chosen university and our results overall held steady and in line with previous years. Of all of the grades obtained, a very pleasing 30% of them were either an A* or an A. Our average grade was once again a B- which last year was the highest average in Nottinghamshire.
Many congratulations to all of our GCSE and A level students and, whatever they are now doing, we wish them all the very best for the future.
Also parents will recall that governors had proposed to create a MAT and support another school. Being a high performing outstanding school, the DfE have an expectation upon us to support other schools in this way. We have now formed our MAT and have sponsored Mill Hill School in Ripley. It opened this September as The Ripley Academy.
I will be spending some of my time supporting the Ripley Academy whilst retaining a strategic overview of The West Bridgford School as the Principal. In order to help me do this, Mr Peacock has been appointed by the governors to the new post of 'Head of School'. Mr Peacock's role will be to take responsibility for the day to day running of West Bridgford School and to help ensure that we continue to maintain our very high academic standards.
Mr Peacock - Head of School
It’s a pleasure to welcome back our students and parents for another year and to say a warm welcome to new students and their parents in Year 7 and the Sixth Form. I hope you all had the best possible summer.
In my new role as Head of School, it is likely that I will have more contact with you as I assist the Principal with the day to day running of the School.
Another busy but enjoyable year opens up ahead, with new challenges and opportunities for all of us. All our students on GCSE and A-Level exam courses know that the days of modules, resits and early entries are gone now. Hopefully, no more sudden announcements from government mid-course, so that we can all focus on the main task of preparing for next summer’s examinations!
Year12 Parents Information Evening 2014
For those parents who either were not able to attend the Year 12 Parents’ Information Evening, or who would like to have a list of the key dates that Mr Bowie alluded to throughout the evening, please find his PowerPoint presentation attached HERE. The key dates are on slide 37 of 44. We hope that you find them useful.
Clubs and teams available to Year 7
Football, hockey, tennis, athletics, cricket, table tennis, badminton, basketball, cricket, rounders, rugby, netball, dance, fitness, cross-country, Aerobics , Swimming
Just some of the Year 7 successes this year.
South Notts – Semi Finals
County Cup Runners Up
ESFA National Cup Quarter Final
Nottinghamshire 5-a-side Winners
Rushcliffe Partnership Champions
U13 ESAA Regional Finalists
Year 7 Boys County Bronze Medalists
Rushcliffe Partnership Champions,
Key Stage 3 Rushcliffe Partnership Champions
Key Stage 3 Rushcliffe Partnership Champions
Year 7 Boys County Cup Runners Up