Monday 13th February 2017

We held a very successful Year 7 parents’ evening on Thursday and it was great to be able to chat with so many parents about all the excellent work Year 7 have been involved with so far this year.  When you see me at any of our evenings or events, please feel free to stop me and share your…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 14 February 2017

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Monday 6th February 2017

It was a particularly busy week this week, with Ofsted inspecting our school on Wednesday.  I will write to parents with the outcomes as soon as I receive the official letter.  I was so proud of the pupils, they were fantastic and many thanks to parents for their overwhelming support; it is…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 6 February 2017

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Monday 30th January 2017

I had a very enjoyable Monday and Tuesday evenings speaking to pupils and parents about the Year 9 option choices; it was great to meet so many supportive parents and pupils keen to make the right choices for KS4.  I also had a great evening on Thursday watching our ROAR pupils deliver superb…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 2 February 2017

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Monday 23rd January 2017

We had a first for St Edmund Arrowsmith this week. We were informed Harriet Olurankinse achieved the highest mark in the country in her GCSE Geography, out of nearly 50,000 entries! When you consider all the entries from all types of school in the whole of the UK, this is a remarkable achievement.…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 24 January 2017

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Monday 16th January 2017

After a lovely, relaxing Christmas holiday, it has certainly been back to full pace this week!  The staff had a really productive INSET day on Monday and there has been lots of impressive work continuing throughout the week.  I would like to thank all the Year 11 parents who supported our Parents’…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 16 January 2017

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Thursday 22nd December 2016

At the end of a very long and busy term I would just like to thank everyone for their tremendous support and hard work.

I will just finish the year with two final congratulations for exceptional work.  Mr Whitfield told me that Matthew Eaves in Y9 has just achieved a level 8 for his digital…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 22 December 2016

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Monday 19th December, 2016

On Friday we invited pensioners from all eight of our primary school parishes to come and celebrate an early Christmas meal with entertainment put on by the pupils.  From the comments and lovely Christmas cards I received afterwards, they all had a brilliant time! I know I often say how proud I am…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 19 December 2016

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Monday 12th December, 2016

We held our annual Advent Service at St Oswald’s church on Wednesday, celebrated by Father Gorman and Deacon O’Brien - what a fantastic evening!  Thank you to all parents and grandparents for your support, it is always much appreciated.  The readings, musical accompaniment and singing, all…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 12 December 2016

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Monday 5th December, 2016

I received a lovely email from a teacher at English Martyrs Primary school about a community event held at Haydock Library last Friday. Many of our pupils who attended this school when they were in primary attended the event and it was reported to me that their behaviour was exemplary and many of…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 7 December 2016

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Monday 28th November, 2016

We held a very successful Year 7 Guidance Evening on Thursday. It was a great chance to speak to parents about how well Year 7 have settled into the school and how we track pupil progress over the year. Thank you to all parents who attended on Thursday - your support, as ever, is much…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 29 November 2016

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