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Prospective Parents/Carers:   Following our Open Evenings,  “Frequently Asked Questions”  have been posted and can be accessed here or from the ‘Transition Team’ link on the navigation bar above.   Please contact the school if you have any questions or queries.  Our Transition Team will be visiting parents’ evenings for Years 5,6,7 and 8 throughout this academic year.

Headteacher’s Blog: A Summer of Success!

Amidst the digging, building and frequent deliveries of furniture and equipment over the Summer, the school has also been open for two very important events: Results Days for GCSE and AS/A2 students.

Sixth form results came first and on a very sunny day in August there were smiles all round as students achieved the highest performance figures ever in terms of both the quality and quantity of passes (points per entry and points per candidate).

In addition, 50% of students were awarded the highest grades A*- B and 77% achieved grades A*- C with an overall pass rate of 98%.

Particular congratulations should go to:

Ayla Bloom                  A*A*Ba*c         University of East Anglia (Philosophy)

Lizzy Broom                A*A*AA ab       St John’s College, Cambridge (Natural Sciences)

Megan Harrison          A*AAa*aa        Brighton School of Medical Science (Medicine)

James Nunn                A*A*A*A*c       University of Warwick (Physics)

Declan Webb              A*A*AAb          Loughborough University (Product Design Engineering)

Lucy Williams              A*AA ac           St Hilda’s College, Oxford (Geography)

 We should also note that  in Sports Science – taken for this first time at Stowupland this year –              100% of students gained the top grades of A*-C with 67% of students securing A*/A.

Following the superb performance of A Level students, our attention turned to GCSE and, not to be outdone, this year group also managed to secure the best results in the history of the school!

Although 2014 results were already above the national average, 71% of students gained 5+ A*-C passes this year with 61% of students gaining 5+ A*-Cs including English and Maths.  The school’s overall pass rate for 2015 was 99%.

In the all-important core subjects, both Maths and English retained A*-C pass rates of over 70%. In addition, English Literature, taken by the majority of students at Stowupland, secured an A*-C pass rate of 87% and 74% of students gained an A*-C grade in GCSE Further Maths.  Other subjects performing very highly indeed include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, German, History, Philosophy and Drama.

Another first for GCSE students this year was gender equality with boys’ performance coming in line with girls. Well done!

A number of students gained A* across a full range of subjects including Grace Balfour, Naomi Cheong, Sophie Cooke, Georgia Elgood-Hunt and Will Fitzpatrick. In addition, students demonstrating progress at a quite exceptional level include: Jack Jacob, Alina Cison, Bethany Hall, Will Fitzpatrick, Ellen Butcher, Lucie Davies and Natalie Crane.

Celebration Evenings will be held next term and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Stowupland to reflect on an amazing “Summer of Success!”

 kgsig

Severe Weather Information

If the decision is made to close the school for the whole day because of adverse weather conditions notification will appear here on the school’s website home page.  In addition, we intend to send an email informing parents of closure to those who have signed up to ParentMail and provided an email address.

In the event of any difficulty information will also be displayed at http://schoolclosures.suffolk.gov.uk  BBC Radio Suffolk will also be notified, 95.5, 95.9, 103.9 or 104.6 FM (www.bbc.co.uk/suffolk),  but there is inevitably a time-lag between a decision being taken and broadcast, or information being displayed on their websites.

Any decision to close the school is based on the following factors: safety of the school site, transport arrangements, ability to staff the school adequately, weather forecast for the day.