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  • 19th October 2018

    Wow, the weeks have whizzed by, it’s hard to believe it is already half term. On the 8th October, we held our annual open evening. This enabled pupils and parents to visit the school and all the class bases, take part in a range of activities and speak with staff. Feedback from this event has been excellent. We had over 50 pupils attend with their parent/carer. We continue to facilitate a number of visits out of school and visitors in school. Year 7 had a fantastic visit to Fishbourne Roman Palace yesterday. Everyone really enjoyed the visit and pupils were able to experience and develop their knowledge of life in Roman Times.

    Fishbourne Roman Palace

    Dressing up as Romans

    Finally all that’s left is to pass on my continued thanks to staff, pupils and parents/carers for their continue support and hope that all have a well-earned break over half term. Pupils return to school Monday 29th October.

    My next blog will be on Friday 9th November.

    • 5th October 2018

      The last two weeks have been incredibly busy.

      Next week we held our annual open evening. This enables pupils and parents to visit the school and all the class bases, take part in a range of activities and speak with staff. The Open evening will take place on Monday 8th October between 4-6pm

      The pupils have been very busy during the school day too. Last week, the first of the Year 11 groups completed their overnight expedition as part of their Duke of Edinburgh qualification. They had a great time and were very lucky with the fabulous weather.


      DoE group on their expedition.


      My next blog will be on Friday 19th October.


      • 21st September 2018

        21st September 2018


        I really can’t believe how quickly this term is going. The pupils have continued to settle into school really well.


        Some pupils in Key Stage 4 had the opportunity to access Fire Break last week. They had a week of training and developing skills and team work. They all had a fantastic week and did themselves and the school proud. It was lovely to attend their passing out parade last Friday, where they demonstrated their skills.

         Fire Break



        Well done to all the pupils and thank you to the Fire Service for providing such a fantastic experience.


        A reminder to parents and carers that Open Evening will take place on Monday 8th October 4.30-6pm. This is a great opportunity to look round the school with your child and meet with staff.



        My next blog will be 5th October


        • 7th September 2018

          Firstly, I would like to welcome everyone back after the summer break. Hopefully it was a restful time. We are all looking forward to an exciting year ahead, continuing to build on the success of last year.


          Key Stage 4 Results

          YEAR 11 RESULTS 2018

          28 pupils were entered for Qualifications

          64% (18) of pupils achieved 11 Qualifications

          18% (5) of pupils achieved 10 Qualifications

          14% (4) of pupils achieved 9 Qualifications

          4% (1) of pupils achieved 8 Qualifications


          Entry Level



          % OF YEAR 11   PUPILS WHO GAINED


          LEVEL 3

          LEVEL 2

          LEVEL 1























          Entry Pathways



          % OF YEAR 11   PUPILS WHO GAINED


          LEVEL 3


          LEVEL 3


          LEVEL 2 Certificate

          LEVEL 2


          LEVEL 1 Award




















          BTEC Food


          Level 1


          Level 2



          Functional Skills


          Entry 1


          Entry 2


          Entry 3




          13 pupils achieved Gold Award

          13 pupils achieved Towards Independence

          2 pupils achieved Transition Challenge



          26 pupils achieved this qualification


          Really well done to all those pupils. We will be holding a special certificate evening for the Year 11 leavers on 7th November.

          New Pupils

          We have 37 new pupils starting this term across the whole school. What can be a very scary time, has gone really smoothly. Pupils have settled well and have been a credit to themselves. We are looking forward to all pupils old and new having a successful and enjoyable year ahead.

          Open Evening

          We will be holding an open evening for current pupils and parents to have the opportunity to look round the school, talk to staff and look at work. This is a great opportunity to meet with all staff and have a look at what pupils are doing in lessons. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet with parents on this evening. Open Evening will take place on Monday 8th October 4-6pm


          My next blog for this year will be on Friday 21st September








          • 20th July 2018

            As we move towards the end of another successful year I am writing to extend my sincere thanks to all our parents and carers for your continued support over the year.


            The school, as always, has been a very busy place this year. As well as the formal curriculum, there have continued to be lots of enrichment and community based projects that pupils have had the opportunity to participate in and experience this year.


            We are also saying goodbye to some staff this year.  Most notably Mrs Lewis after 33 years, Mrs Parker after 19 years and Mrs Twinley after 13 years are all retiring. We will miss them all and I am sure you will join me in wishing them well in their new adventures.


            Can I also take this opportunity to remind parents that pupils should not be in school before 8.30am. Pupils who wish to access breakfast club can do so from this time, otherwise pupils should not be in school before 8.45am. Parents who drop their child off in the morning, must do so in reception and not enter the school beyond the reception area.


            So, as we come to the end of another super year at St Anthony’s, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all an excellent Summer break, and I look forward to welcoming your child back in school on Wednesday 5th September.

            • 6th July 2018

              What amazing weather we have had in the last few weeks. Pupils have coped really well with the heat. Can I just remind parents/carers to send pupils in with a hat and water bottle.

              Last month we had a group of pupils represent the school in the Level 3 Sainsbury’s School Games. This is a county competition. Our Kurling team won the silver medal and our Boccia team came back to school with a bronze medal.

              This was the pupil’s first time either playing these sports or playing at such a high level of competition. The school are so proud of what they have achieved! We will look forward to taking part in next year’s Sainsbury’s School Games.

               Sports Achievements


              Last Friday saw the last day for year 11’s.

              Some of the students would have been with us for 11 years and some for not quite so long. All of them, I think will miss the school, but are very ready for the next exciting stage in their lives. We have had lots of fun and laughter, and we have encountered and shared some fantastic moments and memories, which I know will remember for many years to come. This was a lovely group, who should be very proud of all they have achieved.

              I would like to wish them the best of luck for the future.


              Miss Ball X

              Class of 2018

              Class of 2018


              My final blog of the year will be on Friday 20th July.


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