Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to the second half of the spring term. The grounds are a blaze of spring colour where snowdrops andcrocuses abound - so spring is around the corner! Once more we have a great deal to share with you. Just before half term our Year 10 and 11 steel pan ensemble performed at the Music for Youth Regional Festival at Cecil Sharpe House alongside musicians from all over London. This was actually a competition so we are now awaiting the results. Well done to all involved - and we will keep you informed of any news.
Just before half term, I told you that twenty Year 10 students spent a week on an Outward Bound Residential at Aberdovey in Wales, accompanied by Ms Bugden and MsHealy. They returned, chilled and weary, at 7pm on the Friday evening after a long journey home. Both staff and students were clearly exhausted but there was undoubted euphoria about what had been achieved by the team. Onlyafter seeing Ms Bugden’s assemblies this week, and receiving the letter reproduced in this Greensheet, did we all fullycomprehend the challenges that the girls actually undertook.When Ms Bugden spoke to the girls about the ‘butterflies in the tummies’ moment, of the level 2 challenge, we collectively sensed that the experience had been truly transformational. Look out for more information in the next Bumper Greensheet.
Also this week, you will see our Spring Enrichment schedule. Please encourageyour daughter to take part in our rich and extensive extracurricular programme. This is additional to our GSCE support provision.We are also hearing news of former students who have obtained offers at a number of competitive universities including Oxbridge. Please do keep us informed so that we can share this news with the whole school community.I am looking forward to seeing our Year 9 parents and carers once more atthe Parents’ Evening next Thursday.
School Improvement Plan 2014/15: Summary
GCSE Results 2014
Congratulations to all our Year 11 students!
WSFG results have gone up once more to an all-time high of 75% (5 or more A*-C grades including English and mathematics) bucking the national trend which saw a dip this year.
81.4% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades whilst 100% achieved 5 or more A*-G grades. Both English and Mathematics recorded significant improvements in A*-C grades on 2013 (English 89.3%, up 7.9% and Mathematics 79.1%, up 6.2%).
40.1% of the girls achieved the English Baccalaureate (A*-C grades in English, mathematics, two science subjects, a language and a humanities subject), an increase of 5% on 2013.
Students, staff, governors and, of course, parents and carers were delighted with these results, which reflect solid hard work and dedication.
More details of subject breakdown will follow shortly.
For press coverage click on the link below:
Greensheet Plus Summer 2014