Our annual Shipston Award and Pixl (Partners in Excellence) Edge presentations took place on Friday 6th July where over 120 students received their Awards. The ceremony was the culmination of a year’s hard work to achieve either the Pixl or Shipston Award Gold level. Each student received a badge and certificate celebrating their achievement, watched by family and friends. Congratulations to all of our successful students.
Shipston High School’s student numbers continue to grow. This year the school will admit 120 new students into Year 7 in September – its largest intake yet. On 28th June we held our Induction day for those students to come and have a day in school to experience just what it’s like to be a student at Shipston High School. It is always exciting to see pupils from a number of schools join together with new friendships to foster and new experiences to share. This year was no exception and by the end of the day there were many smiling faces and an air of anticipation of what lies ahead. We are very much looking forward to them joining us properly in September.
It doesn’t, however, end there. We are already looking ahead to September 2019 and the following week, on 3rd July, we held an Open Morning for Year 5 Parents and pupils who are exploring possibilities for their secondary education. We were delighted to welcome into school around 60 families, eager to see what we have to offer their children – and to get a first look at our new building. Applications are now open through the Warwickshire Local Authority for places in September 2019 until the end of October 2018.
When the first piece of turf was dug out at the top of the school drive, our new block seemed a long way away. We all watched it grow with interest, through all weathers until towards the end of June the keys were finally handed over. INSET day on 29th June saw a multitude of staff carrying boxes and furniture over to the new building to get it ready for the students’ return on 2nd July. And it was!
The new “C” block houses a brand new school reception and visitors’ waiting area, together with nine new classrooms allocated to English, Modern Foreign Languages and Religion, Ethics and Philosophy. Staff and students are enjoying working in their new light, bright environment which can only enhance their learning experience.
We were recently delighted to welcome the Mayor of Shipston, Cllr. Ian Cooper as one of our first visitors to the new block.