Shipston High School Sporting Success

Extra curricular PE is very popular at Shipston High School, with a great number of students representing the school in numerous sports. Our sports teams have been very active over the last few months and have achieved a number of notable successes:
Congratulations to:
Our Year 8 boys who took the gold medal in the Warwickshire School games level 3 sports hall athletics competition
Our U13 girls who took part in the Warwickshire girls rugby festival held at Barkers Butts RFC and won all of their games and then had tickets to watch the Womens’ England v Ireland Six Nations match at the Ricoh Arena
Our Year 8 basketball team who beat a very strong Alcester Grammar side 42-33 to become South Warwickshire district champions 2018
Our U15 girls rugby squad who won all their games at the recent RFU Warwickshire festival held at Shipston Rugby Club

Winter sports are nearing an end, with the Ski trip to the USA taking place during the Easter holidays. We look forward to the Summer term and achieving more great successes on fields, courts and track.

Year 9 Further and Higher Education Day

On Thursday 21st March we hosted a Year 9 Further and Higher Education day for all our Year 9 students. Students were divided into groups and visited a different “workshop” every half an hour.

The range and variety of workshops was outstanding and included Aston Martin (with a very smart car in the car park), robotics company Comau who brought some virtual reality headsets for students to try out, Taylor Wimpey, Ricardo, the Police Force, Warwick University and many other employers and education providers.

It is always good to find out what our former students have gone on to achieve and we encountered several of these during the course of the day. Toby, who left us last year, is undertaking an apprenticeship with Jaguar Land Rover, Charlie and Abbie were representing their Sixth Form, and Alexia was representing Warwickshire College where she is studying a course in beauty and make up, preparing to go freelance.

The whole day was a great success, giving Year 9 the chance to see many possibilities opening up to them as they prepare to make their option choices for GCSE study next academic year. We are very grateful to all the businesses and education providers who took time out to give our students such an insightful day and thanks to Ms Moorman for all her work in putting the day together.

Student Investor Challenge

The Student Investor Challenge is a competition run by the London Institute of Banking and Finance.
Teams of 4 students are required to invest “virtual” money on the Stock Exchange to see which team can make the biggest profit on their portfolios.
The competition started on 23rd October 2017 with 800 teams taking part. Our school team has currently made the semi final comprising 500 teams and is busy trading to try and make the top ten teams who then go onto the grand final with a main price of an all expenses paid trip to New York. Trading closes on Friday 16th March, with the team currently placed around 20th.
We are very proud of team Badger 9 for doing so well in this competition, especially as they are competing against students older than themselves including sixth formers.

Thursday 1st March is the day that parents across the country learn which secondary school has been allocated to their child for September 2018.
Shipston High School is fully subscribed, with a waiting list, for the academic year starting in September 2018 and parents are advised to ensure that they accept the place offered here as soon as possible and definitely by the deadline of 15th March.
If your child has been placed on the waiting list for our school, please be aware that during the next few weeks the situation can, and does, change. For clarification, reallocation of places that have been declined from the first offer round on 1st March starts on 19th March. This can have a significant effect on our waiting list as re-offers are then made to parents who placed our school as a higher priority than the school that they have been allocated. This applies even if they have already accepted a place at a lower priority school.
If parents need any further help or advice on the allocation of places, the waiting list situation or the Warwickshire Local Authority Appeals process please contact Mrs Alison Punt, Headteacher’s Secretary on apunt@shipstonhigh.co.uk or telephone 01608 661833 who will be happy to give you any further information.