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.
Over the past 7 weeks a group of students working on an after school project based around the title 'A mission to Mars'.
The idea of the project was aimed at how we could provide an environment in which man could inhabit Mars in the future. The students have been investigating the effectiveness of different sun creams for protection against the Sun's harmful UV rays, and which sun cream would offer the best protection once on Mars.
The project has involved them carrying out extensive research into what Mars is like as a planet, what UV radiation is and the dangers associated with it as well as how sun creams work and what 'SPF' actually means. They have also used various practical studies to test the protection different sun creams offer.
At the end of this 7 weeks the students were invited to come and present their work at the Triple Science STEM Fair hosted by All Saints Academy. They presented their research and practical findings along with other local schools, including Pates, All Saints Academy, Ninth, Lakers, Gloucester Academy and Barnwood Park. They also got the chance to take part in a Science quiz and work with the Bloodhound SSC team to find out more about the car that will attempt the next land speed record.
Our students, as always were a credit to us, and many people commented on how polite, smart and sociable they were. The highlight of the day was the fact that Pittville School won! The students were given first place for their presentation of their work and they won the Science quiz with a fantastic 35/37. To then top this all off the one group from our school made up of Krishan Diyar, Molly Johnstone, Pearse McGuigan, Xiao Pan, Josie Robinson and Ellie Carruthers, managed to win the award for 'Overall winners of the Science Fair'.
A brilliant day topped off with a fantastic for a lot of hard work and effort.
School exams for years 7, 8 and 908-Apr-2014
School exams will start on Tuesday 22nd April 2014 for years 7, 8 and 9. Examination timetab..