Headteacher's Newsletter 9/9/19

Team Gateacr pic Gareth Jones

Dear Parents and Carers,

This is my first formal Newsletter as Headteacher and I would like to thank you all for your efforts to ensure that our students came to school on time and in immaculate uniform.  To quote a colleague, ‘this is the smartest start of term’ she can remember. 

Gateacre School is a warm and friendly school supported by warm and friendly parents.  The past has seen the school faced with a number of difficult issues.  All members of the school community worked with you and your children to ensure that those issues were addressed.  As a result, Gateacre School is now in a very different place.  I would like to continue working with parents, colleagues and students to ensure that the school continues to grow and develop, building on the sound and secure foundations already in place, whilst remaining that focal point for the community as a whole.

We will continue working with you on maintaining the high standards of uniform evident last week; upholding our approach to Politeness, Honesty and Hard work whilst retaining our continual focus on attendance. 

I look forward to meeting you in the near future as we work together to ensure that Gateacre School becomes an even greater school.

Mr Jones

Headteacher

 

Attendance Is Up!

attendance upattendance every day matters

I am delighted to report that whole school attendance for the first week of term was 96.4% which is 2.25% up on last year.

What a fantastic start to the new term! Well done to all students - keep it up. 

 

Summer Exam Results

GCSE Results

GCSE RESULTS: results overall are up significantly on last year with exceptional results in some subjects.  Maths 9-5 has increased 20%.

A LEVEL RESULTS: 100% of students secured the university courses they wanted, 31% of grades at A level were A* to B. Our Value Added (VA) scores are above national outcomes and place us in the top 10% in the country. 

exam results 2019 jump for joy

Standards & Expectations

Our Uniform Guide and a reminder of what is and isn’t allowed can be found here or use this web address https://www.gateacre.org/school-life/uniform-what-is-and-isnt-allowed-2/

 

Open Evening 25th September

Open-Evening-Sept-25th-2019.pdf

Open Evening Sept 2019 A5 flyer admissions drop ins

 

English Literacy WOW

Each week we encourage the whole school to use this week's Word of the Week (WOW) to help improve vocabulary. We encourage the whole family to participate and join in at home too.

 Week 1 Incentive

Key Dates For Your Diary:

17th Sept:               Y7 Photos

20th Sept:               INSET/Y6 Primary Schools Taster Day (school is closed to students)

24th Sept:               Y13 Parents Finance Information

25th Sept:               OPEN EVENING 5pm - 8pm

28th Oct-1st Nov:  Half Term

2nd Dec:                 INSET

5th Dec:                  Y11 Parent Eve

17th Dec:                Carol Concert 7pm

20th Dec:                End of Term