The Year 10 pupils had a taste of things to come next year, when they had their first attempt at GCSE papers under exam conditions.  The feedback I received from the invigilators was fantastic, with all pupils in the year group really giving their best in all exams.  Year 11 are starting their six-week GCSE exam timetable from Monday - please keep them all in your prayers. 

Mrs Baylis gave me some excellent news this week. Dominic Shaw (Y8) has won the Sadie Massey Reading Award, which is presented by the Portico Library in Manchester and attracts entries from schools throughout the North West. His review is called 'Dream Cars of 2017: This Book Could Change Your Life' and received glowing accolades from the judges.  Dominic is now invited to the award ceremony on 29th June at The Portico Library, where he will meet the judges, Paul Morris and Fiona Hadfield. Fantastic work Dominic!

Miss Harley told me that Y7 have continued to impress this week with 98% attendance and an unbelievable 939 Achievement Points! 

Mr Reardon also told me that Y8 have continued their good start to the summer term. As a year group, they have amassed almost twice as many achievement points as last week, with 722. Well done to both H and S who contributed over 100 each to that total. Miss McCabe and Mrs Cole's form have perfect punctuality records this week with no late marks. A great effort by students in both of those forms!

Pupils drawingMiss Mahon told me that she took thirteen, KS3 girls to compete in the Wigan Schools Trampoline Competition on Tuesday. They all competed individually but also as two teams. Team 1 - Amelia Costello, Leah Hargreaves, Caitlyn Pooke, Lauren Holcroft, Emma Haynes and Chloe Killgallon. Team 2 - Charlotte Herring, Abbie Rutherford, Sophie Booth, Abigail Worden, Millie Ellison, Georgia Smith and Erin Cooke. Team 1 won silver - a fantastic achievement! All girls did an outstanding job representing our school!

Mr Killen welcomed year 5 pupils from St Oswald’s on Thursday where they worked on creating a new creature for the Mad Hatter’s tea party. These three are by Niall Spruce, Jak Bibby and Cameron Holt. We have some budding artists coming to join us!

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 16 May 2017

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