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  • Very busy Induction day for our new starters. PE, English and Maths today with lots more subjects to try tomorrow. See you at 8.30!
History visit to World War I Battlefields sites

History visit to World War I Battlefields sites

As part of our new GCSE course we will be studying Surgery and Medical developments on the Western Front during World War One.   In preparation for the course, at the beginning of June we took 42 year 9 students on a three day visit to Ypres in Belgium.  We visited a...

Financial Education at Shipston High School

Financial Education at Shipston High School

Debi Howell, Relationship Manager for Wales and the West region of the London Institute of Banking and Finance visited us on Tuesday 16th May . Her aim was to have a look at our delivery of the Year 9 Lessons in Financial Education course.  She talked to staff and...

Public Speakers in Top 7 in Country!

Public Speakers in Top 7 in Country!

Our Public Speaking team of Holly Osborne, Georgia Cooke and Millie Bryan competed in the National Finals of the Rotary International "Youth Speaks" competition on Sunday 7th May at Telford. Holly, Georgia and Millie, all in Year 10, represented the school in the...

Warwickshire Secondary Book Awards

Warwickshire Secondary Book Awards

On Wednesday 5th April a group of fifteen Year 7 students accompanied by Ms. Miles attended the Warwickshire Secondary Book Awards at The Bridge House Theatre in Warwick. The award ceremony was the culmination of four months' work where the students had been required...

Regional Finals of Rotary Club “Youth Speaks” competition

Regional Finals of Rotary Club “Youth Speaks” competition

On Saturday 1st April the Regional Finals of this annual event took place at the King Henry VII School in Abergavenny.  Mr Warren accompanied our Year 10 team of Millie Bryan, Georgia Cooke and Holly Osborne in what proved to be a phenomenal success for the girls who...

Year 8 visit to the National Apprenticeship Show

Year 8 visit to the National Apprenticeship Show

On Tuesday 14th March a group of Year 8 students accompanied by Ms. Moorman visited the National Apprenticeship Show in Milton Keynes.  This was a great opportunity for the students to speak with representatives from employers, colleges and other learning providers to...

Rotary Club “Youth Speaks” competition

Rotary Club “Youth Speaks” competition

On Saturday 4th March Georgia Cooke, Millie Bryan and Hollie Osborne, accompanied by Mr Denham, competed in the Rotary Youth Speaks District Final in Birmingham.  It was an extremely competitive event and nobody in the crowd could call an outright winner.  However,...

World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day was, in fact, World Book Week at Shipston High School. "Blind date with a book" on Valentines Day was the precursor, where students were invited to "blind" select a book to read, with the aim that on unwrapping their books students may have selected...

Year 8 RE visit to London

Year 8 RE visit to London

On Wednesday 1st March, forty Year 8 students accompanied by five members of staff undertook a two-day educational visit to London. After an early start from school, the programme of visits was a very busy one involving several coach journeys across the city of London...

Rotary Club “Youth Speaks” competition

Rotary Club “Youth Speaks” competition

Shipston High School has a strong tradition of success in the annual Rotary Club national public speaking competition and this year is no exception. This year we fielded three teams for the local round held at The Croft School, Stratford upon Avon on Wednesday 15th...

Measure of Success

Measure of Success

Shipston High School is at an exciting point in its development. Academically, the school is more successful than ever, with pupils securing the school’s strongest examination results in 2016. We are delighted to announce that the ‘Progress 8’ measure for the school -...

Sport at Shipston High

Sport at Shipston High

Our P.E. Department continues to go from strength to strength, with our sports teams often out-performing schools with numbers far in excess of our own. We are currently taking part in fixtures for a number of different sports including football, rugby, netball,...

Teacher Training Programme

Teacher Training Programme

Are you interested in a career in teaching? Shipston High School is pleased to announce its involvement in the Shires Teaching Alliance where we aim to play a pivotal role with other local schools, and the University of Worcester to build and deliver a programme of...

Year 9 Further and Higher Education Event

Year 9 Further and Higher Education Event

On 4th February the school held a Further and Higher Education day for Year 9 students. The students spent the day attending different workshops delivered by colleges, sixth forms, apprentice providers and various industries: Warwick University brought some of their...

The Evil Thing

The Evil Thing

On 3rd February, a group of Year 9 students were invited to Sibford School to watch Michael Mears perform “The Evil Thing. The Evil Thing, written and performed by Michael Mears, is a one man show which tells the story of contentious objectors during World War 1....

RSC production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

RSC production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

On Friday 3rd February, 50 year 7 students visited the RSC Swan Theatre for 'First Encounters: The Tempest'. The performance was 90 minutes long and is intended for 8-13 year olds as an introduction to Shakespeare. The production is then going on tour around the UK....

LAMDA

LAMDA

For several years, Shipston High School students have been very successful at all levels in the LAMDA Speaking in Public examination.  This academic year sees a new addition to the range of after school activities our students can be a part of. Drama teacher, Mrs...

Famous Screenwriter leads English workshop

Famous Screenwriter leads English workshop

On Wednesday 18th January we were incredibly lucky to be able to welcome American screenwriter Leigh Dunlap into school where she led a seminar to all of Year 10 followed by a writing workshop with a smaller group of students.  Leigh is noted for writing the...

CREST Award

CREST Award

The Food and Textiles departments are running the CREST awards scheme in school for the first time. CREST is a nationally recognised accreditation scheme for project work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. It is well regarded, of high...

New Mission Statement for the School

New Mission Statement for the School

We have recently reflected on our identity and purpose as a school.  Central in importance is our responsibility to the young people who attend the school; our responsibility to keep them safe and well each day, and our responsibility to help them achieve their very...

Happy Christmas

The school closes at 3.10 p.m. on Friday 16th December for the Christmas holidays.  The Governors and Staff would like to wish all our students and their families a very Happy Christmas and healthy and prosperous New Year.  We hope that staff and students alike enjoy...

Year 7 Visit to Warwick Castle

Year 7 Visit to Warwick Castle

As part of their study on castles and the Norman Conquest, the whole of Year 7 visited Warwick Castle on Tuesday 12th December.  Warwick Castle was built by Henry de Beaumont (later Earl of Warwick) on the orders of William the Conqueror in 1068 as part of a defensive...

Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees

Enterprising pupil Oliver Simpkins has created his own business selling Christmas trees from his home just outside Shipston.    As a goodwill gesture, Oliver has donated one of his beautiful trees to the school, for which we are very grateful, and it now stands...

Ex Head Boy flying high

Ex Head Boy flying high

Former Head Boy Alex Chance has been named as a Coventry & Warwickshire Apprentice of the Year 2016. Alex Chance won the Administration, Accounting and Finance Category at an award ceremony held at Coventry Cathedral on 10th November. Alex, who is an...

New defibrillator located at Shipston High School

New defibrillator located at Shipston High School

We have recently received a mobile defibrillator to be situated within school thanks to a donation by CALA Homes who are currently conducting a national campaign to help save the lives of people who suffer potentially fatal cardiac arrests.  CALA is working with...