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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Monday 21st November, 2016

Miss Harley told me Year 7 have had an excellent week!  Attendance was 95% and the pupils received 1049 achievement points, with 7C achieving the most at 146!  Some brilliant efforts individually as well. The top three girls were Emily Goldthorpe, 7A with 19, Nieve Graham, 7A with 22 and Layla…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 21 November 2016

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Monday 14th November, 2016

We held our annual Certificate Presentation Evening on Thursday and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute! It was brilliant to see so many of our former Year 11 pupils come to celebrate their achievements over their five years with us, in what was their final formal occasion at St Edmund Arrowsmith. …

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 14 November 2016

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Monday 7th November, 2016

We held an All Saints Mass in the school hall on Tuesday, celebrated by Fr. Gorman.  I thought it was a lovely mass and great to see so many pupils, staff and parents in attendance; thank you to everyone involved.  On Thursday, we held a very successful Y10 Parents’ Evening. Thank you to parents…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 7 November 2016

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Monday 31st October 2016

Our former Head Girl, Kate Watson called into school this week after completing her three-month volunteer placement with a charity in Nepal.  It was great to see her and hear about all the fantastic work she has done with people less fortunate than ourselves; we are all very proud of her!

Miss…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 31 October 2016

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Monday 17th October 2016

I mentioned last week that I attended the Super League Grand Final last Saturday and on Tuesday Joe Bretherton came into school to give his Grand Final shirt to the school! The generosity of spirit Joe has is wonderful to see and we are all incredibly proud of him!

Joe Bretherton gave his grand final shirt to schoolWe held our annual school…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 19 October 2016

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Monday 10th October 2016

I went to the Super League Grand Final on Saturday and was sat close to the pitch (so close I almost lost my eyebrows to the flamethrowers at the beginning!) I was in the corner that ex-pupil Oliver Gildart scored Wigan’s opening try; it was fantastic to witness!! He is a great supporter of the…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 10 October 2016

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Monday 3rd October 2016

We held a very successful Open Evening on Wednesday, I was so proud of all the pupils who came back to help out.  I received some lovely emails from parents who were extremely impressed with our Year 11 prefects who showed them around - they are a credit to their families and to the school.  I…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 3 October 2016

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Monday 26th September 2016

I can’t believe how quickly the first three weeks of term have gone by; we have already had many instances of fantastic work!

On Thursday, the Year 8 Challenge was launched to all Year 8 students by Miss Gallagher. Every half term, pupils will be presented with a new challenge and the first…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 26 September 2016

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