High Sheriff of Warwickshire Charity Bike Ride

The current High Sheriff of Warwickshire, The Lady Willoughby de Broke, is undertaking a 5 day, 200 mile bike ride around Warwickshire from 1st to 5th October. The purpose is to raise money for the High Sheriff Fund, which provides grants to many small voluntary and community organisations operating at a grassroots level in Warwickshire.

We are delighted that the High Sheriff selected Shipston High School as the launch point for this inspiring event. Students and local supporters gathered at the school to celebrate the start of the ride and cheer The High Sheriff on her way. Year 11 Business Studies students and Year 9 English students provided support whilst gaining a glimpse into the organisation and promotion of such an event.

Guests included Lord Willoughby de Broke, Leader of Warwickshire County Council Izzi Seccombe, Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe and current Mayor of Shipston on Stour Ian Cooper. Shipston Rotary Club and other local organisations were also there to support the event and we are grateful to Chris Wright for the accompanying photography.

For anyone interested in reading more, or making a donation, please use the following link:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/highsheriffcharitycycleride

 

EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES

On Monday 27th September the school celebrated European Day of Languages.

Our Modern Foreign Languages department was awash with colourful flags and posters representing many European countries.  The day started with morning registration being called in different foreign languages followed by a language competition involving maps and flags, a poster competition and a quiz at form time.  The school canteen even became involved with the menu focusing on Italian, Spanish and French food – pasta, quiche, Spanish omelette, croissants and croque monsieur –  with the crepes proving very popular!

Congratulations to Harvey in Year 7 for being the overall competition winner, Ms Angulo for being the best dressed, Mr Dales for using the most languages and Dr. Mawby for using the most unusual language (Malay) with her groups.

Thank you to Ms Adams and Ms Angulo for organising such a fun, informative and inspiring day for the students who now really do have a better understanding of where languages can take them.

OPEN EVENING CANCELLED

Shipston High School’s Open Evening, planned for 30th September 2021, is now cancelled. This decision is taken with regret, but has been taken is response to further cases of coronavirus in the school community. In order to protect visitors, students and staff from the risk of infection, it would be irresponsible to host a gathering of potentially hundreds of people, including many children. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Families can find useful information by clicking on the ‘Thinking of Joining Shipston High School’ link on the school website, also available here: September 2022 entry | Shipston High School‘.

OPEN EVENING -THURSDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

Shipston High School provides an ambitious, supportive and nurturing learning environment that enables every student to grow personally and academically.

We are justifiably proud of our school. We enjoy a strong reputation in Shipston on Stour and surrounding areas leading to our Year 7 intake being consistently oversubscribed in recent years.

We invite you to come and experience for yourself the unique ethos of the school, and to see why parents and students are selecting Shipston High School as their Secondary school of preference.

The Headteacher’s presentation will be at 6.00 p.m. and will be repeated at 7.30 p.m.

Staff and students will be available during the evening to answer your questions as you consider choosing right school for your child.

We very much look forward to meeting you.

PLEASE NOTE:

 We continue to exercise strict COVID-19 prevention measures in school. 

We would respectfully ask visitors to observe the following guidelines:

Please wear a facemask in school

Please limit the number of family members in your party (ideally 1 child + 2 parents maximum)

Please consider taking a lateral flow test before visiting the school site

GCSE Results 2021

Shipston High School congratulates our Year 11 students on the fantastic GCSE results achieved this year. Students have had an extremely challenging time since the government’s cancellation of the usual examinations. The grades awarded represent the hard work across the duration of their courses, and their commitment has been rewarded with impressive individual performances and strong results across the school. All students should be very proud.

Shipston High School has once again proved its reputation for high academic achievement with a host of top grades across all subjects. Shipston High is proud of the wide success for our students, including those who scored especially impressively by securing a grade 9 in at least seven different subjects.

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of centre assessed grades, checked against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.

Gavin Saunders, the school’s headteacher said: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. Our students, supported by their families and teachers, have worked with real commitment to ensure they can pursue their ambitions in education, training and employment and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”

New Senior Prefects

The selection process has now taken place to elect our new Senior Prefects for next academic year.   Having made a written application for the post, students were then interviewed by a panel comprising the Deputy Headteacher, a member of staff, a representative from the Governing Body and an ex-Head Girl.  The successful students who received their new prefect ties in the End of Term Assembly on 21st July were:

Head Boy:  Harry Wixey

Head Girl:  Emma Musgrove

Deputy Head Boy:  Rowan Thompson

Deputy Head Girl:  Abi Neale

Many congratulations to them and to all the other contenders who made the selection process very difficult for these hotly contested positions.

Year 7 Technology

The whole of Year 7 were recently tasked with making earphone wraps during their Technology sessions.

Students managed to work the acrylic plastic with a range of saws, files and drills to create some very interesting shapes, and with only a few breakages of the acrylic (which is a brittle material).
Students drew their design ideas, modelled these in card and made changes, investigated and created their own logos and packaged the finished product using the vacuum forming and line bending plastics processes.
Congratulations to all students for all of their enthusiasm, hard work and focus on this project, during what has been a very challenging year.

Mr K. Parker

Art Textiles recycling work

Art/Textiles students in Years 10 and 11 have been using their lockdown time to look at how they can recycle ordinary everyday items into something special.  The results have been astonishing, showing without a doubt that recycling is the way to go.  Congratulations to all students on producing such original designs.

Artwork is thriving under home learning

Although the majority of students have been engaged in on line learning since the start of the lockdown at the beginning of this term, a lot of amazing work has been taking place in living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms across the school community.

Our Art department has received some brilliant artwork sent in by students whilst home learning and we would like to share below some examples of what has been achieved.  The “eye” themed pieces of work are by Year 8 students whilst the remainder are from a collection of work by Year 10 students.

Technology Department in full swing

In the period up to Christmas, before the covid lockdown in January, the Technology Department was able to run some after school homework/coursework sessions for our Key Stage 4 students, with all appropriate safety measures in place. Their hard work both in lessons and after school has produced some exceptional work.

Textiles, students have been working on products based on nature, which involves experimenting with many different techniques and using artists as inspiration for their work.

Health and Social Care students have been researching some support organisations for families in poverty.

Food technology students have been working on their controlled assessments, where they have been building their practical skills base to enable them to identify three to four dishes based on a theme, two of which they would be required to cook in a three hour practical exam, should this be allowed under Government/Exam Board guidelines.

The gallery below shows some of the brilliant work that has been taking place.