Welcome to Pittville School's website. I hope you will enjoy finding out more about our wonderful school. I am very proud of the achievements of all our students both in and out of the classroom.
The overall results of all exam qualifications taken in 2014 has resulted in our students achieving 71% A*-C. We saw improvements in many GCSE subjects such as maths, English Literature, history, geography, statistics, ICT and drama. In further maths 77% of students achieved A*-C. We have seen a further increase in the number of students achieving 2 x A* - C in GCSE science. We are delighted that for a second year running we have seen an improvement in the number of students achieving 3 A and A* grades at GCSE. Many congratulations to all our students.
These continue to be exciting times at Pittville. Teaching and learning continues to be at the heart of the school; we want to continue to develop our curriculum so that it is relevant to students’ needs and aspirations. Data is being used effectively to track progress and engage parents in helping all to succeed. The school environment continues to improve and students feel safe and happy. They are proud of their school and they want to learn. As Ofsted commented in December 2011, “students are proud of the changes they are helping to bring about”. We want to continue to improve so that all our students continue to aspire to achieve their full potential.
Richard Gilpin - Headteacher.
Literacy is an important part of pupils' learning at Pittville. Literacy at home also has a vital role to play. We have put together some resources to help your child with vital literacy skills.
Firstly, have a look at the subject specific reading lists for some fantastic ideas of books for your child to read. Maybe your child prefers to listen to audiobooks, there are some fantastic links to places where you can listen to books online - for free.
Have a look with your child at the punctuation booklet - work with them to do some writing practise. Or you could have a look at the external websites list if you want to direct your child to some great websites where you will find games and activities - or find out information about literacy for yourself.
If you have any other questions about Literacy at Pittville then please call or email the school and ask for Mrs Green.
Spoz is not his real name. It’s actually Giovanni Esposito. ‘Spoz’ being the bit between the ‘E’ and the ‘ito’ (kind of).
Spoz is … a sort of poet. The sort, in fact, that has been published, recorded, been on the radio, won awards, was a member of the renowned ‘New October Poets’, is a director of youth engagement consultancy, Beatfreeks, and mentor of the Beatfreeks spin-off poetry collective, Beatroot. He has taken part in so many festivals, he’s lost count and even had a commission from the BBC. Spoz spent a day with Year 8 on Friday 16th January. The students thoroughly enjoyed working with him and the winners of the poetry slam will perform at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival due to take place later in the year at Cheltenham Town Hall.
PTFA Meeting 3rd February 201503-Feb-2015
PTFA Meeting 4.30pm in school library...
PE Fixtures - 29th Jan29-Jan-2015
Y8/9 Girls football - home against churchdown..
PE Fixtures - 28th Jan28-Jan-2015
Y8 boys' football home against Tewkesbury..
PE Fixtures - 27th Jan27-Jan-2015
Y9 football against Cleeve at home. Y10 football against Cotswold at home. Y7 & Y9 n..
PE Fixtures- 26th Jan26-Jan-2015
Year 10 netball match at home against St Edwards. Finish 4.30/5..