‘What a superb performance’ was the first comment I received after the first showing of our school production ‘Our Day Out’ on Wednesday and Thursday evening last week.  Many similar comments followed from staff, fellow pupils and extended families of the school. One of the grandfathers of the cast who grew up in Liverpool commented to me how much he had enjoyed the whole evening, the welcoming, warm atmosphere he always feels when he comes to our school and how it had taken him back to his own school days and how he spent the whole of Act 2 in tears! Driving home after both performances it made me so proud of our school community and how everyone works together to make the experiences for our pupils as engaging, enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. It also reminded me that I have the best job in the world!!

We have had another outstanding week of pupil work.  In geography, Miss Foster has nominated Lewis Wilson, 11S1, for a huge improvement in his attitude to geography this year and Maizie Jones, 8O, for an excellent effort in her development assessment and dedication in class. Mrs Ainsworth nominated Lauren Cundliffe, 10C1, for achieving a Grade 8 on the Coasts Test - well done! Caitlyn Pooke,10A2 , was also nominated for achieving a Grade 8 on the Coasts Test - well done too!  In history, Mrs Cole nominated Callum Cleary, 7S, for an excellent explanation of why William won the Battle of Hastings and Sam Hickson, 9A, and Nathan Hilton, 9G, for their excellent factual knowledge on the Trenches test.  Mr Hill nominated Daniel Hill, 8W, for excellent preparation for a fact test on the Spanish Armada and Adam Chesworth, 9W, for his continued contribution to class discussions.  Mr Linton nominated Millie Jarnell, 8M, for an excellent result in her Armada fact test.  

Mr Reardon told me that Year 9 have collectively accumulated over 500 achievement points. The boys have really impressed as they occupy all three spots of the leaderboard this week. Oliver Tarbuck and Tyler Jones came out on top with 12 points. Great effort boys! Mrs Hollins’ Form O, have continued their great attendance record by being the only form with a 100% attendance for the second time this half term.

We have also had significant sporting success this week, the Y10/11 girls hockey team won the Wigan Schools league! They won all of their matches putting them head and shoulders above their closest rivals. All girls were outstanding and were a credit to the school and themselves. 


Year 10 Year 11
Onais Semourson Rosie Burnham
Ellie Meyrick Toryn Blackwood
Keva Doherty Rachel McGuire
Charlotte Wilson Lily McMurtry
  Laura Hickey
  Yasmin Costello
  Georgia McVeigh
  Olivia Harrald (Captain)


Mrs Outterside told me that Year 11 have worked exceptionally hard this week and have collected a staggering 432 achievement points; well done to all pupils! A special mention goes to A1 who have collected 56 achievement points, putting them in first place! A close second is B1 with 54 achievement points and in third place is C1 with 46 achievement points; congratulations to all pupils, keep up the great work! It is very pleasing to see that Nic Wareing received an achievement point for ‘encouraging and supporting others’ and it is also very pleasing to see that Dane Kenyon has received 4 achievement points for being ‘highly motivated’. The individual pupil leader board is very close this week… in first place is Victoria Rowe (L1) with 12 achievement points, in second place are Kira Downing (B1), Abigail Fecitt (L2), James Forshaw (L2), Lucinda Hewitt (B1) and Louse O’Halloran (S1) with 10 achievement points and in third place are Jess Buer (B2) and Declan Simm (A1) with 9 achievement points. It would be great to see different pupils at the top of the leader board next week! S2 had a fantastic week and only received one behaviour point between them! Can they keep the slate clean this week? Fingers crossed! B1 and S1 have all managed to get into school on time this week with a fantastic zero late record! They have been excellent role models for all Year 11 pupils. Punctuality is crucial to GCSE success! Every second in class counts! B2 have the best attendance this week with 99.52% - it would be amazing to see 100% attendance this week, aim high Year 11, attendance is also crucial to GCSE success!


The following pupils have received nominations for the ‘Leavers Party’ this week. Congratulations! 

Rebecca Lee Olivia Harrald
Taylor Hughes Hannah Clough
Mackenzie Hilton Warren Paladino
Abi Fecitt Taylor Hughes
Louise O'Halloran Morgan Young
Alex Pendlebury Rachel Monk
Conor Law Izabella Parsons
Liam Lau x2 Kiera Featherstone
Heather Barnes Lucy Hesketh
Georgia Martz Penny Smith
Jordan Cotton x2 Olivia Pattison
Madison Owen Louis Walker
James Forshaw Luke Bullough
Mollie Wilkinson Ben Sullivan


In Monday's SEAL (St Edmund Arrowsmith Languages) Club this week, Year 8 were ordering pizzas in French! They had a great time following the Ambassadors' lead in practising the pronunciation of which toppings they would like and then they played the role of restaurant customers and ordered pizzas from our Ambassador waiters and waitresses! Thanks to Chris Bache for planning the session and for Aluoch Osindi, Kiera Quinn, Natalie Howarth and Caitlin Taylor for stepping in to teach our Year 8s all the phrases they needed. Next week, our session will be at 1.35 and we are going to be learning about German numbers and playing some number games. Das wird toll!



Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 18 October 2017

Category: Headteacher's blog