School News

Headteacher’s End of Year message

Headteacher’s End of Year message

Shipston High School has had a wonderful year, with students and staff involved in a range of activities. As the school pauses for the summer break, it is worth reviewing the year. In September 2016 we celebrated our best ever examination results, with 82 % of pupils...

Senior Prefects

Senior Prefects

We are pleased to announce that our new Head and Deputy Senior prefects have been appointed for the next academic year. Head and Deputy posts are appointed following applications from current school prefects.  Students have to apply with a formal letter of...

Visit to Prodrive Factory

Visit to Prodrive Factory

As part of our STEM work, the Technology department held a competition for students to design a new memory stick, with the 10 winners being given the opportunity to take part in a visit to the Prodrive Factory near Banbury to see for themselves the advances being made...

Shipston Award

Shipston Award

The afternoon of 7th July saw the culmination of a year's hard work for Years 8 and 9 when the Shipston Award badges and certificates were presented.  The awards were presented to almost 200 successful students by Mr David Dawkins on behalf of the Rotary Club of...

Year 10 Work Experience

Year 10 Work Experience

An important part of giving our students an insight into the world of work is our Work Experience week for all Year 10 students which this year took place from 3rd - 7th July. Each student is encouraged to arrange their own placement, with advice and support from...

Year 10 Work Experience

Year 10 Work Experience

An important part of giving our students a feel for the world of work is our Work Experience week for all Year 10 students. Every student is encouraged to find their own placement with the support and advice of Louise Moorman, our Careers and Work Related Learning...

Open Morning

Open Morning

It seems hard to believe that with our Year 7 intake for this September not having started yet, we are already looking to September 2018. On 5th July we held an Open Morning for current Year 5 students and their parents to hear a short talk from Mr Saunders and two of...

Royal Shakespeare Company Playmaking Festival

Royal Shakespeare Company Playmaking Festival

Shipston High School Drama Department was delighted to celebrate its interpretation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ by performing at the Royal Shakespeare Company's  Playmaking Festival held at ‘The Other Place’ in Stratford upon Avon on 6th July 2017.  Actors from...

Shipston Proms

Shipston Proms

Once again, we were delighted to take part in the annual Shipston Proms fortnight.  The school's Summer Showcase Concert, as part of the Proms, is one of the big events in our musical calendar and brings together the many and varied talents we have in the Music...

Induction Days

Induction Days

Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th June saw two very successful Induction days for our new starters in September.  Throughout the course of the two days, students engaged in a variety of lessons and activities all designed to give them a taste of what life at Shipston High...

Successful student!

Successful student!

It is really exciting to learn what our students are achieving after leaving Shipston High School.  Recently we were notified that ex-student Cyrus Barghchi has been offered a place at the London School of Musical Theatre, a fantastic achievement!  As Cyrus is not...

The class of 2017

The class of 2017

With all the GCSEs finished we have now said Goodbye to all our Year 11s. Whilst wondering where the last five years went, it is with some pride that we watch the mature group of young people leaving our school to pursue their chosen career path and admire how far...

Visit to Cotswolds Wildlife Park

Visit to Cotswolds Wildlife Park

On Saturday 24th June a school party visited the Cotswold Wildlife Park near Burford.  This was no ordinary visit as the aim of the day was, amongst other things, for staff and students to see the southern white rhino which has been adopted by the School.  After some...

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,...