Pittville Pittville School joined nearly a thousand other schools across the country on Thursday 19th, to take part in the BBC News' annual School Report day. 15 students worked tirelessly to produce a full news bulletin including sport and weather by the strict 2 o'clock deadline. Students were lucky enough to meet local hero Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards who popped in for a chat and to share his infectious enthusiasm. Other stories included the very unsettling future crisis in chocolate supply and the potential new sports facilities at the school. The students were hugely engaged by the activities and preparatory lessons provided by the BBC. The day was aimed at promoting journalism with young people and certainly uncovered some budding journalists in the school. The finished bulletin is available to view via the Pittville School website or on YouTube.
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.
At the beginning of March Miss Addison took a group of Year 10 GCSE Art students to the Wilson Gallery to take part in a painting workshop. The workshop was lead by Angus Pryor who is a lecturer and painter. He curated the current exhibition at the gallery as well as having his own painting hung in the gallery. Angus took Pittville students around the gallery and explained the symbolism and ideas behind a number of the paintings, before leading the students in an experimental painting workshop. Students also took part in a group crit at the end of the day - learning a bit about what it would be like to be a University student!