The opportunity to educate other people’s children is our privilege and brings with it a huge responsibility to make sure that we provide your sons and daughters with the opportunities they desire to achieve happiness and success in their future lives.
In GCSEs, this Summer Thomas Alleyne’s students made excellent progress across our broad and well-rounded curriculum. Many students gained amazing results with 11 students attaining at least 8 A*/A grade. 34 students gaining at least 5 GCSEs at A/A* and 99 students achieving at least one grade at A/A*.
Hannah Brown succeeded in being one of the top 2500 students in England who were awarded 3 of the new grade 9s in addition to 7 A*s. She is continuing her studies at Thomas Alleyne’s High School studying A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology.
A high proportion of students in the sixth form achieved exceptional A-level results, with 88% of students attaining 3 A-levels at grades A*/C and over a quarter of all students surpassing this attaining 3 grades at A*/B. Perhaps most importantly the pass rate was 98% which has once again enabled students to continue to secure top university places and Higher Apprenticeships in companies such as Total IT Solutions, Ernst & Young, Rolls Royce and AstraZeneca (a global pharmaceutical company.)
Notable academic achievements include Alfie Holmes who secured A*A*A*A* and has taken a place to study Mathematics at Oxford University, Harry Cooper who having achieved A*A*AA will read Computer Science at Imperial College London. Charlotte Bagnall will undertake a Veterinary Medicine course at Nottingham University and Ben Woodhead who achieved A* A* A and has secured a place at Durham University to study Geography. Megan Gardiner joins the Physiotherapy course at Birmingham University and Alex Canning, who achieved 3 A levels all at grade A, will be reading Medicine at Kings College London.
Engineering was once again a successful and popular route chosen by our Sixth Form students with Callum Jones choosing to study Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Francesca Watts secured a place to study Engineering and the Physical Sciences, Sam Brookes will be continuing his education studying Automotive Engineering and Peter Walker will soon embark on an Aerospace Engineering course at Nottingham University.
At Thomas Alleyne’s High School vocational subjects have continued to secure superb results which will place students in the top 1% nationally for their achievements. Such outstanding results enabled Chelsea Hudson to realise her ambition to become an Adult Nurse by securing an unconditional place at Staffordshire University and Katy Randall was able take up a place at Nottingham University to study Midwifery. Both students achieved D* D* D* on the triple Health and Social Care course.
As we welcome our new Head Boy, Ryan Wiggins, and Head Girl, Iona Baron, to their important roles in our school community we are thrilled that our previous Head Boy Sam Haywood was successful in competing against 21,000 candidates to secure one of just 340 apprenticeships at Ernst & Young. Georgie Cann Head Girl for 2016 - 2017 succeeded in securing her dream place at Liverpool University to study History.
Academic success is important in our school, however, along with it we are passionate in providing opportunities to ensure students have the chance to develop skills in teamwork, independence, resilience and creativity. This Summer over 70 community minded Year 11 students took part in the National Citizenship project, spending time in a local university, raising significant amounts for charity and completing a range of outdoor activities.
In addition to this over 100 students took the opportunity to complete their expeditions last year. 12 of these students have now completed their Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.
In May, the under 16 boys football team reached the Sentinel Shield final at Port Vale football ground. The girls’ badminton team were successful in reaching the national finals held at Milton Keynes National Badminton Centre. After competing against members of the national squad, they were placed seventh nationally. A team of 32 swimmers from Thomas Alleyne's were victorious in the Moorlands swimming gala. This performance was matched by the athletics team who were overall winners of the Staffordshire athletics tournament.
The Drama team presented a challenging and innovative interpretation of Alice in Wonderland and the music students brought the year to a close with their wonderful and varied celebration of music. Preparations are underway for our Christmas production of Woman in Black. With over 50 students being involved in the production we cannot help but be excited!
Experiences like this give students the opportunity to understand the world around them a little better and also helps them foster confidence, tolerance, and perseverance.
We welcome you to come and see for yourself. If you would like to look around our school please book a visit or attend one of our two open evenings on the 4th or 11th October from 6.00pm onwards.