The Department for Education has just released its revamped data comparison website, allowing parents to easily compare the performance of schools, using more sophisticated measures than just a ‘raw’ GCSE score. The West Bridgford School, Nottinghamshire’s best performing non-selective, state funded school, was delighted to see both the types of school it is ‘compared with’ nationally by the Department for Education and confirmation of its local standing. To see our school listed in the middle of the best schools in the country is a testament to the work of the staff and pupils. The table also shows no other School of this type, within 75 miles, performs better than The West Bridgford School.https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/similar/136628?phase=ks4
Good Luck to all the Year 11’s and we look forward to seeing them at the revision sessions next week.
Our KS3 parents regularly ask us 'what good books can I buy my child? Can you recommend any?' In response to this the English Department have collated their own experiences, as well as consulting with Year 7 and 8 students, to produce a selection of suggested 'Good Reads', that might be bought, the next time Book Vouchers arrive for a birthday. Click here to see the list.
There were many entries received for the short story competition for Year 8, following on from the pupils listening to various short stories. All of the entries received were very impressive, creative and imaginative.
An enormous well done to all of the pupils who entered a short story, second place and the runner ups won a £10 gift voucher for Waterstones and the winner won a £20 gift voucher for Waterstones.
The entries were shortlisted and the runner ups were Charlene Loveridge with ‘The Princess Emily’, William Radford with ‘Alone’, Cameron Crawford with ’12.44’ and Joseph Kirby. In second place was Joshua Rutherford with his story ‘Survivor’.
The winner of the competition was Beatrice Monroe with her short story ‘All Tied Up’. You can read the winning entry here.