A Levels 2017: 66%
I am highly delighted for all our Year 13 students. They have worked very hard to achieve excellent results and as a consequence are able to move forward with all their plans for their futures. Congratulations to each and every one of them.
We’ve had some excellent individual results too, for example Jack Davies and Rebecca Hume both with 3 A*and 1 A each. Approximately half the grades achieved are A*-B.
My thanks to their families, to their class teachers, form tutors and support staff for their unfailing support and contribution to their successes. In particular, thanks to Rebecca Dawbarn and Alice Brindley, our excellent Head and Assistant Head of Sixth Form.
Our Sixth Form goes from strength to strength with our focus on high expectations and our acknowledged excellent relationships between staff and students.
I wish everyone continued good health, happiness and success.
GCSE results day is Thursday 24 August from 9.00 am to late morning
School starts for Years 7 and 12 at 8.55 am on Wednesday 6 September.
All other year groups to come in at 11.15 am for an 11.30 am start.
Andrew John, Headteacher B.Sc (Hons) M.Sc B.Phil (Teaching) MA (Education)
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We believe every child and young adult at Sprowston Community High School should be ... 'Healthy, happy and safe; loved, valued and respected; and have high aspirations for their future.'
Please remember that school finishes early on Friday the 21st of July at 13.15 pm for the start of the summer holidays. Buses and taxis have been booked to pick students up early on this day.
Don't forget the staggered start for students on Wednesday 6th of September, our first day back of the new academic year. Year 7 & Year 12 students need to be in for 8.55am registration and all other students in for 11.30 am registration. Details of bus times to follow over the summer holidays.
May I take this opportunity to wish you a lovely summer holidays and we will see you in September.
The School Office
Congratulations to Year 7 mathematician Harriet for qualifying for the Pink Kangaroo award in the UKMT Maths Challenge.
Who knows what she could achieve next year!
We took 29 students from Years 8, 9 & 10 to Spain for a water sports trip during the May half-term. The fantastic trip took in activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, pico sailing, wind surfing, snorkling among others. It also included a day trip to Barcelona and the whole week was a great success.
The company in charge of the trip commended our students on their attitude in a testing week. We are investigating going on a similar trip in the summer of 2019.
Over this year all teachers have been nominating students for 'Academic Success Awards' (ASAs) for Achievement or Attitude at each of the 6 tracking points for their subjects. Teachers are only able to award 2 students per class, so to achieve one shows exceptional performance within the classroom and has been recognised and celebrated.
Taking this a step further, attached are the top 10 students in each year group in terms of total ASAs for 2016-17. To be awarded such high totals is a huge achievement, especially when considering these totals shows great success consistently across the whole academic year, as well as across the full range of subjects. Well done to all of these students for such successful year.
At Sprowston Community High School we have a long standing history of promoting student voice, providing high quality leadership training and in ensuring that our student are able to develop the leadership skills that they will need to enable them to to become successful leaders.
The pinnacle of the Schools leadership opportunities are the highly prestigious positions of Head Boy and Head Girl. These position are highly sought after and require the demonstration of leadership ability through a variety of means, including application, staff vote, student vote and verbal presentations.
Congratulations to all the students from this half term who achieved an Academic Success Award. This is to recognise their outstanding academic achievement and attitude.
The awards are given by class teachers to those students who have shone in terms of working extra hard in and out of lessons, or persevering with difficult work, along with those who have exceeded their personal target grades and achieved at a high level.
Well done to all students and keep up these really high standards for the rest of the year.
These students have gained over 50 Achievement points this term which is an absolutely outstanding effort.
They have had a great year and I am really impressed with their attitude.
Congratulations to all pupils nominated for Star of the Week for the second Summer half term, 2017. The nominations were made by the teachers and members of staff for exceptional effort, attitude, work or progress. These names will be entered into a half term draw to win vouchers.
Well done and keep up these excellent standards.
On Thursday the 6th of July 90 Years 9 and 10 Media Studies and Design Technology students went to the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios.
The students got to experience the magic behind the movies and see where the franchise really began and discovered how the set and props were created. They also got a chance to see the original costumes and marvel at the creature workshop. Some students also made the most of the CGI and special effects experiences on offer, such as flying a broomstick in front of a green screen or having a drink with Hagrid in the optical illusion exhibit.
We are always looking for links between literacy and other departments. I recently team taught a Year 8 physics lesson on air pressure and it was great to witness the students' realisation that the sentence starters they had learnt in English lessons were perfect for explaining scientific processes. These students should be well prepared for six mark questions by the time they sit their exams in Y11!
On Monday 26th June six year 10 students attended the International Space Challenge at RAF Waddington near Lincoln. The students had to design and build a model of a space hotel, backed up with scientific, mathematical and engineering data. They then had to prepare and deliver a marketing presentation in Spanish. The panel of judges included representatives from the RAF, Business Language Champions, People First Education, pH Interim Forensic Engineering and the National Space Academy.
Doddle Progress automatically tracks student attainment in key curriculum skills. Parents can see student attainment and progress through our easy-to-use Doddle Parent feature.
Skills within Doddle are rated as red, amber or green. These ratings give a clear indication of how much progress a child has made and highlight the weaker areas to be targeted with revision.
Here at Sprowston Community High School we have so much to offer and celebrate within the school. We post a number of articles on the school website but there is a wealth of information to be found in our numerous twitter feeds. Below we have listed the individual accounts and link to them.
|Design & Tech||https://twitter.com/@schs_dandt|
|PE & Sports||https://twitter.com/@SprowstonPE|
|Work Learning & Life||https://twitter.com/@SCHS_WLL|