A Great Start to the Year

We have been back into the school routine now for 8 days and I have to say that I am hugely impressed by our fantastic students. I have noticed how kind and courteous you have been to one another on the corridors and at break and lunchtime, you all look so smart too. At the end of school the other day two of you stopped to tell me how hard you had been working and one of you said that you loved your new planner and had lots of home learning written in it! Good!

A real Beckfoot Oakbank welcome to all of our new Y7s and our new Y12s.  We are so pleased that you are part of our school and I know that everyone will have helped you out if you haven’t know where to go.  Please do start to get involved with our large selection of extra-curricular activities, every one of you should be involved with something.  Our Y10 boys football team know only too well the benefits that it can bring being involved in things in school and working as a team.  They had matches on Thursday and won all of their games against the other school. Great lads!

This summer saw our best ever results at GCSE when looking at those students who leave with Grade 5 in both English and Maths.  We had a 14% improvement. With these two qualifications real life chances are out there to be taken.  I am so proud of Y11 class of 2018 for their hard work in the lead up to the exams.  I know many of you are now in Y12 but to those who have moved on, we all wish you well and every success in the future.  There were some really strong individual successes and across many subject areas including History, Computer Science, PE, Physics and Technology.  The staff who have worked alongside you for the last 5 years just loved seeing your faces on results day.  Well done too for Y13 who gained their A Levels of BTEC level 3 results in August.  It is just heart-warming to see many of you from a Keighley comprehensive school going off to Edinburgh University, studying English and History in Newcastle or taking a gap year with a Dentistry degree to come back to.  Keep in touch and let us know how you get on in the future.

So looking ahead to this term…..

Year 11 are going to see Inspector Calls at the Theatre on Monday after school for part of their GCSE English paper.  How better to learn this text than to see it first-hand.  Enjoy ….. you’ll learn and then you will succeed.  Y11 will also be voting for their end of Year reward trip too this week.  On Wednesday we have our Open Evening from 5.30pm to 8pm.  We are looking forward to welcoming Y5 and Y6 students and their families and friends to our new school.  We have been overwhelmed with current students wanting to help and show off their school – good stuff. 

To all the staff and students, have a great week.  Thanks so far for a fantastic start to the school year.

Miss Smith, Head of School

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