Another nerve-racking performance against Cartmel Priory, who had a particularly a strong year 10 girl. At one point we led by just three points!
Well done to Amy, Antoni, Nathan Powell and Olivia McFarlane who finally scored 327 against Cartmel’s 283.
We are through to the semi- final on Tuesday 27th March. Venue to be confirmed
You may well have seen the article which appeared in The Daily Mirror yesterday following the publication of the National attainment and progress statistics.
It is important to note that all statistics and league tables about Chetwynde School are currently based on only a proportion of our students and are therefore meaningless when assessing our pupil progress.
The national attainment and progress statistics were published this week and Chetwynde finds itself in the lower end of the table of schools for Progress8.
What is not clear however is the unique position schools which have converted from private fee-paying status find themselves in with regard to these stats. Progress8 is based on pupils’ SATs scores. As an independent school (before 2014), Chetwynde pupils did not sit SATs. Therefore 31% of our Year 11s who left us last summer did not count at all in the Progress8 data.
These young people had made steady progress from a very young age with us, did very well in exams and have gone on to colleges and apprenticeships and yet do not count at all in the data. The 69% who do count came at various points of entry, many as late as Year 10 or 11 after presumably not being happy in other schools.
Having a significant number of pupils who simply do not count in Progress8 will affect Chetwynde for another two years, after which we will have full cohorts with SATs information. The picture then will be representative and fair.
Head of School
PROCEDURE IN CASE OF SNOW OR INCLEMENT WEATHER
Please find below information on how the school will deal with school closure during a school day or notification to parents in the morning should school not be able to open that day:
During The School Day
If the weather deteriorates (snow or dense fog being the most likely offenders) during the school day to the point where pupils from more inaccessible areas need to go home early and/or the school has to close promptly at 3.45pm or before, then the following procedures will take place:
Deteriorating Weather Overnight or Before the Start of School
In this case the decision will be taken as to whether or not the school will open. Ideally, this will be done by 7am. If the decision is to close the school, the following procedures will be followed:
School will contact the local radio stations and other media outlets. A notice will be placed on the school website and a Call Parents email message will be sent home.
Once notified of school closure, the minibus drivers will inform the parents of children on their respective route.
Those members of staff who live locally enough to get into school will do so to enable care is available for those children who either have to come into school (due to age of pupil/parents not able to take time off) or for those children who have arrived before seeing notification of school closure. For those children on site, parents will be contacted throughout the day to see if they can be collected early.
Our annual Carol Service this year will take place in the School Sports Hall Marquee on Tuesday 12th December, 7.15pm. As usual there will be a wonderful variety of readings, musical and choral performances and congregational carols. The marquee will be filled with Christmas trees especially decorated by your children in celebration of this event and the coming season.
After the service, there will be wine/juice and mince pies followed by an opportunity to take part in a grand auction of the trees and decorations.
Due to anticipated high demand, this event will be ticketed (free of charge) and tickets will be given on a first come, first served basis. They are available from the school office now.
Please note that children involved in the Carol Service (e.g. choir or readings) will not require a ticket.
There will be limited standing room at the back of the marquee should all tickets go. A reminder email will be sent when tickets are running low.
The Carol Service is one of the most important dates in the school’s calendar and pupils who attend should wear full school uniform.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Ms S Jeffreys