Archive for August, 2014

Patchway Community College students celebrate A-level and GCSE successes

Posted on Wednesday 27th August 2014 at 4:54 pm by SH (Editor)

Students at Patchway Community College celebrate their A-level results.

Students at Patchway Community College have continued their tradition of excellent A-level results, with 40% of A-level students achieving the top grades of A*, A or B. The overall pass rate rose to an impressive 98% with students of all abilities achieving impressive results.

The highest achieving student was Kyle Ashcroft, who studied four A-levels and achieved A* grades in History and Geography, an A in Psychology and a B in Religious Studies. Kyle secured a place at his first choice University of Durham to read History. He commented: “I’m really very pleased with my results and that all the hard work paid off.“

Ian Trevathen, Head of Sixth Form, commented:

“We always look forward to results day as it represents both the pinnacle of student achievement in the college, and also the start of the next exciting chapter in students’ academic or working lives. It is a testament to the hard work of the young people at the college that they have secured excellent opportunities for themselves.”

Headteacher Jane Millicent said:

“We are delighted with this year’s results achieved through the hard work of the students and staff. It is fantastic to see so many students fulfilling their potential and being able to move on to university courses, apprenticeships or jobs because of their good grades.”

More: GCSE results also celebrated with great excitement »

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Rodway Road post office to be refurbished and offer longer opening hours

Posted on Tuesday 19th August 2014 at 9:13 pm by SH (Editor)

The Spar store and Post Office in Roadway Road, Patchway.

Patchway Post Office, in Rodway Road, is to be changed into a new ‘main’ style branch that offers some services over extended opening hours.

The post office will close for refurbishment at 5.30pm on Monday 1st September. When it reopens ten days later, at 1pm on Thursday 11th September, the branch, which is located inside the Spar convenience store, will have been transformed into an open-plan branch with four serving positions. These will be a mixture of one screened, two open-plan and a Post Office serving point at the Spar retail counter, which will be available throughout the store’s opening hours offering selected services.

The same wide range of products and services will still be available at the post office counters during regular hours (9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1.30pm on Saturday).

During the period of closure, customers can use other Post Office branches in the local area, such as Little Stoke (8 Kingsway, Little Stoke BS34 6JL) and Filton (2 – 3 Church View, Filton BS34 7BT).

Post Office Ltd’s Area Manager Adrian Skinner said:

“The change to this branch is part of a three-year investment and support programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office, which will see around 6,000 branches (about half the Post Office network) converting to new ‘main’ or ‘local’ style branches.”

“Our aim is to create a more modern and convenient retail experience for customers that will include longer opening hours.”

Related link: Postal Services in Patchway (The Journal)

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