GCSE Results Day 2015

The school received a visit from Susanne Courtney of BBC Radio Berkshire who interviewed staff, parents and students about their experiences of the day. Steph Bailey bravely opened her results on air and shared her delight with us all. We are pleased with these results which reflect the hard work that our students, alongside their teachers, have put into their studies. In the national context of GCSE exams becoming ever harder with the government’s stated intention that fewer students will achieve the higher grades, our students have continued to demonstrate the progress they have made whilst at Easthampstead Park Community School with 53% of them achieving A*-C in both GCSE English and GCSE Maths. This means that they have performed significantly higher than similar students nationally.

There are many individual success stories and we are delighted to share in these. Some of the students who have achieved excellent results with a number of A* and A grades are Zofia Wilk who attained 7 A* grades and 2 A grades; Mya Kirkwood who achieved 5 A*, 2 A and 2 B grades; Dan Emery and Iona King who both achieved 4 A* and 4 A; and Daniel Blake who achieved 1 A*, 6 A and 1 B. These results will stand them in excellent stead when they start their A levels in September.

Performance tables now focus on recording how much progress students make whilst they are at school and we are delighted at the number of our students who have made better than expected progress in both English and Maths. This is significantly higher than progress made in English nationally last year and is a reflection of the commitment shown by both students and their teachers.

Liz Cook, Headteacher, has said ‘I would like to thank all the teachers who have worked with the students to enable so many of them to achieve these grades, as well as the parents who have supported their children through their exams. I believe that these results demonstrate that children who work hard can achieve what they are capable of.

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A Level Results 2015

We are pleased with these results which reflect the hard work that the students have put into their studies. We wish all our students well as they make their next steps into the world, whether at university or starting their career by accessing apprenticeships. I would also like to thank the teachers who have worked with the students to enable them to achieve these grades, as well as the parents who have supported their children through their exams.

Liz Cook, Headteacher.

We are delighted to share in the individual success stories of our students and some of these are:

Ryan Houston – A* in English Language; A in English Lit; A in History. Reading English Literature at Warwick University.

Michael Palterman – A* in Maths; A in Further Maths; B in Physics; C in Chemistry. Maths at University of Surrey.

Elena Fry – A in Maths; B in Further Maths; B in Physics. Intending to study maths at university.

Ben Mitchell (Head Boy) – B in English Language; B in Geography; B in History; Distinction* in ICT. Geography at University of Reading.

Jemima Klesel – A in English Language; B in English Literature; Distinction* in Performing Arts. Taking a gap year before starting university.

99% A-E pass rate at A level overall.

Performing Arts, Sport Studies and Music Performance achieved 100% Distinction* pass rate.

100% Further Maths students achieved A*-B

80% English Literature students achieved A*- B

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Cashless Catering Daily Limit

Dear Parents / Carers

Please be advised that there is an automatic £5 daily limit applied to your child’s biometric catering account used for the purchase of their food and drink. This limit applies across both break and lunch collectively.

I thank the parent who has brought it to my attention that this may not necessarily be known to all parents and therefore I am communicating the information to you.

You are able to change the daily limit set for your child by emailing me – cashless@epschool.org – and I will apply the daily limit you request. Should you subsequently wish to increase or decrease the new amount I would be happy to amend for you.

Please can you remind your child what their daily limit is – particularly if you change it.

Kind Regards

Caron Harrison
School Business Manager

Year 11 Prom @EPCS

Prom collage 2015

 

On the 25th of June we all enjoyed the Year 11 Prom. It was a lovely summers evening which enhanced our chosen venue of Trunkwell Manor. It was great to see so many families attending the event and seeing our students look so grown up in all their finery. Many staff supported the event as they wanted to give this hard-working group of students their best wishes. Thank you to the Pastoral team for their hard work in organising the event with the students.

 

Transition day @EPCS

Transition collage Well done to all of the Year 6 students who have now joined our school community! Your attitude to learning and behaviour across the two days of planned activities was spot on. We all look forward to seeing you in September, smartly dressed in your new uniform and fully equipped for a busy new school year.