A Message from the Headteacher
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Welcome to the Autumn Term 2015. Congratulations to all those (now ex) students who received their GCSE results in August. Once again records were broken. The overall percentage of the achieving at least five GCSEs including Maths and English at grade C or above rose to 57%. This may rise further as we have already requested to remarks of papers.
This is the third annual increase in our results, 4% higher than 2014 and the best the school has ever achieved. This is of course a result of all the hard work the children did with fantastic teaching and support from all staff.
Other headline figures:
The percentage of children achieving at least a grade C in English 70%
The percentage of children achieving at least a grade C in Maths 74%
The percentage of children making expected and exceeding nationally expected progress in English and Maths was significantly above national average
It is an absolute privilege to work with such a committed and skilful team of leaders and staff across the schools in Wells. As always we have some new staff joining us, partly due to the increasing number of children:
Miss Sheedy: PE Teacher, WP&N and APHS
Mrs Abbot: Cleaner
Mr Hardman: Associate Headteacher, APHS
Miss Baker: English teacher at Alderman Peel High School
Mr Pemberry: ICT Technician
We are all very excited for what we can achieve in the rest of 2015 and 2016.
GCSE Examination remarks / appeals
Remarks can be applied for if:
- The result is close to grade boundaries and a change would significantly benefit the school or departmental results.
- There is evidence that the overall results (for individuals or for groups of children) do not match the teacher assessment and there is a concern that the quality of marking was not adequate.
- There is evidence that coursework has been significantly changed and the moderators report does not explain this.
Under these circumstances the cost of remarks is the responsibility of the school.
If a parent / child requests a remark that does not fall within the criteria above then the cost of that remark will be the responsibility of the parent.
Requests from HODs / DOLs for remarks must be directed to the exams officer.
The Associate Headteacher will make the final decision regarding which remarks are applied for.
New & Updated Policies
AParents Guide to Homework
A subject specific guide on how parents can best support this aspect of their child’s education
Next PDSG meeting:
Tuesday 20th October at 6.30pm in the Conference Room
New & Updated Policies
Easter Holiday revision timetable
APHS Parents Support & Discussion Group
Next meeting 21st April at 7pm. Find out more...
NEW Year 9 Options
NEW parent information (please note paper copies of these documents will be distributed on the Year 9 Options Evening on 26th February 2015 )
Next meeting is on Monday 2nd at 5pm.
Vicky Brock CEO of Clear Returns visited APHS on 5th December, this article describes her visit.
PLEASE NOTE: The school will re-open on Thursday 11th December 2014
Any student due to take part in the swimming gala can still compete at Aylsham High School if parents are able to transport them there. Arrive 9.45, finishes at 12pm. If they are planning on attending the gala to email Chloe Pedlow on firstname.lastname@example.org confirming attendance.
APHS Parents Support & Discussion Group
A new group called the APHS Parents Discussion & Support Group (PDSG) will have its first meeting on TUESDAY 11th NOVEMBER at 7pm in the conference room at APHS. It will provide a forum for discussion for parents about what is working well and general issues concerning the school. It will enable a two-way conversation between parents and the Headteacher / Governors, and it will aim to provide constructive feedback aimed at helping improve the school, for the benefit of all the children. Read more...
Photographs of the Prom can be viewed/purchased here: DK Photography
Head Boy and Head Girl
Tom Walduck and Harriet Pigney
Choosing who will be our Head Boy and Head Girl together with their deputies is one of the most difficult decisions I have to make each year and this year was no exception. The quality of the applicants was of an extremely high standard making it almost impossible to choose two to take on the role of Head Boy and Girl.
These roles are crucial to the school as they will be asked undertake tasks such as helping to guide the student council, contribute to the School’s development and represent the School at public events. Fletcher and Esther, last year’s head boy and head girl spoke at open evenings amongst other things and no doubt Tom and Harriet will have a similarly busy year.
To be chosen to take on these roles is not an easy task, year 10 students are invited to apply, they write a letter of application, and must demonstrate that not only are they academically strong but that they also contribute to the wider life of the school and its community. The students who apply are interviewed by Mr Rimmer and Miss Gammons and then shortlisted for a final round of interviews with the Chair of Governors and myself. It is fair to say that students find this process tough but rewarding, the experience standing them in good stead for later applications for competitive sixth form and university places.
Easter Holiday Science Revision
Core Science Revision days have moved from Mon 7th and Tues 8th April to Mon 14th and Tues 15th of April 2014.
Additional Science Revision days have moved from Wed 9th and Thurs 10th April to Wed 16th and 17th of April 2014.
All parents should have received an email and text message on Saturday morning.
Any issues please email email@example.com ASAP.
BBC School Report
Students at APHS took part in the BBC School Report where reports from all over the UK were compiled and published by students
Norfolk County Finals, Winter Sports Games. March 2014
Three girls from Alderman Peel High School, Wells (Sabrina Rayner, Hollie Betts & Tilly Betts) along with Carrie Last from Aylsham High School represented North Norfolk’s Table Tennis under 14’s team at the Norfolk County Games held at U.E.A. Sportspark in Norwich.....read more...
APHS Parents Forum - Next Meeting
Monday 10th March at 7.30pm
Topic for discussion: Communication
APHS Parents Evenings 2014
YR 7 - Thursday 20th March 2014
YR 8 - Thursday 16th January 2014
YR 9 - Thursday 6th February 2014
YR 9 Options - Thursday 27th February 2014
YR 10 - Thursday 13th March 2014
YR 11 - Thursday 30th January 2014
APHS Gifted & Talented visit Cambridge
11th October 2013
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APHS played hosts to North Walsham in the 1st round of the County Cup. read more..
Some photos taken during the day's events can be found here
Letters to Parents
Date sent: Year Group
29th September 2015 - To Year 7 Parents/Carers
22nd September 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers
3rd September 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers
5th May 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers
23rd March 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers
4th March 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers
5th February 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers
6th January 2015 - To Yr 11 Parents/Carers
12th December 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
10th December 2014 - To Yr 11 Parents/Carers
9th December 2014 - URGENT ALL Parents/Carers
9th December 2014 - To Yr 9 Parents/Carers
2nd December 2014 - Vicky Brock Visit - STEM students
1st December 2014 - Vicky Brock Visit - Yr10/11
25th November 2014 - To Yr 11 Parents/Carers
5th November 2014 - To Yr 11 Parents/Carers
15th July 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
7th July 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
29th April 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
24th April 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
18th March 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
12th March 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
11th December 2013 - To ALL Parents/Carers
4th November 2013 - To ALL Parents/Carers
25th September 2013 - To ALL Parents/Carers
23rd September 2013 - Year 11 Parents Guide