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.
This year 85% of our students achieved five or more A*-C grades at GCSE or equivalent, and 54% of students achieved five or more GCSEs or equivalent including English and maths. These are the school’s best ever results. We are delighted that we have seen an improvement in the number of students achieving the highest grades at GCSE.
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.
Two girls' netball teams played last week against Cotswold. Y9 lost 13-17, a very close match and their player of the match was Josie Robinson. A mixed Y7/8 team won 4-0. The player of the match for this team ws Courtney Betteridge.
Well done girls!
The Intermediate Maths Challenge is run by the UK mathematics trust based at the University of Leeds. It is aimed at the most able mathematicians in yrs 9-11.
The challenge involved students answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour and was sat in school under normal exam conditions. The questions encourage students to use their mathematical skills to solve a range of problems. They are only allowed to use a pencil and scrap paper - no calculators allowed!
The top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate. Josh Daniel did particularly well (especially as he is only in yr 9) and will be invited to sit the European Kangaroo paper next month. This is the same format as before but taken by pupils from over 30 countries worldwide rather than just the UK.
Pupils in yrs 7 & 8 maths sets 1 will be able to try the Junior challenge in May.
A group of students will represent Pittville School at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival. The event st..
Iris Long Talks27-Feb-2014
Iris Long Talks for Year 11 students at Dean Close School 4.00pm. The guest speaker is Katie Piper...