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Patchway Community College “proud” of students’ GCSE achievements

Posted on Saturday 9th September 2017 at 11:30 pm by SH (Editor)

Students at Patchway Community College collect their GCSE results.

Patchway Community College reports that 46 percent of its students achieved at least a Grade 4 ‘pass’ (equivalent to a grade C) in both English and maths in this year’s GCSE examinations.

Sixty-nine percent of students achieved an English ‘pass’ and 53 percent gained a ‘pass’ in maths.

Notable individual successes highlighted by the school include:

  • Julia Barela 1 A*, 3 A, 6B, 1C
  • James Burford 1 A*, 3A, 4B, 1 C, 1Dist
  • Daniel Connors 1Gr9, 1A*, 1A, 8B
  • Hannah Evans 1A*, 2A, 4B, 1C, 1Dist
  • Christian Seaman 5A, 5B, 1C
  • Meagan Beale 4A, 3B, 1C

Headteacher Karen Cornick commented:

“Congratulations to all of our students – we are really proud of their fantastic individual achievements!”

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Record post-16 results for Patchway students

Posted on Sunday 20th August 2017 at 11:50 am by SH (Editor)

Photo of post-16 students celebrating their examination results.

Students at Patchway Community College have achieved record results in this year’s post-16 examinations.

Fifty-one percent of all grades were A*-B or equivalent and 80 percent were A*-C. The pass rate was 99 percent.

Headteacher Karen Cornick praised the hard work and commitment of students and staff:

“We are thrilled with this set of results! Our students have worked incredibly hard to gain these fantastic results and we are so proud of their achievements. Half of all grades were A* to B and this means that our students are going to top universities. Patchway Sixth Form is a really happy and successful place to study where it’s evident from results that students receive first class teaching which enables them to achieve the highest aims.”

Top achievers in the school included Emma Barrow, who has A* in sociology, A in history and Distinction* in health & social care, and is going to Bristol University to study education. She was delighted with her results and said: “I revised a lot and got loads of support from school.”

Three students will be going to Cardiff University in September, including Jack Hamblin who gained A* in psychology, A in biology and B in philosophy, describing the grades he achieved as “testament to the hard work and quality of teaching” at Patchway. He will be joined by Sam Hughes (AAB) and Portia Moore (AAC) who will both be studying law.

More: Students also off to Leeds, Exeter and Southampton »

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Patchway Community College awarded multi-million pound investment

Posted on Sunday 20th August 2017 at 8:34 am by SH (Editor)

Students at Patchway Community College.

Patchway Community College has been awarded in excess of £4 million to refurbish its site. The money will be used to fund roof and heating system replacements and building refurbishments. This includes funding from central government and also local developers to provide a floodlit AstroTurf facility and a variety of other improvements.

The money is ring-fenced for use at Patchway only and must meet strict criteria over its use, for example facilities and building work only and not salaries or school trips.

Headteacher Karen Cornick commented:

“This is a long overdue investment in Patchway Community College and its community, and is very welcome. It demonstrates confidence that our school has a bright future.”

“This financial investment in our facilities, alongside our formal partnership with the Olympus Academy Trust from September 2017, will accelerate our journey of rapid school improvement; a journey that is already well under way.”

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 18). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Information event for new Charlton Hayes primary school

Posted on Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 9:57 pm by SH (Editor)

Logo of the Endeavour Academy Trust.

The Endeavour Academy Trust is currently finalising plans for a new primary school on the Charlton Hayes development in Patchway. The new 420-place primary school is due to open in September 2019 to Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children.

Photo of Neil Lankester.

The trust would like to give local residents the opportunity to meet the headteacher designate (Neil Lankester) and trust CEO (Barbara Daykin), see the emerging proposals and give their views before a final submission is made to South Gloucestershire Council.

The trust is holding a drop-in community information and feedback event, between 3pm and 5pm on Friday 14th July, at Patchway Community Centre, Rodway Road BS34 5PF.

Anyone unable to attend the event is invited to give their view on the name of the new school by visiting www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BDLL9FK

Related link: Invitation to Submit an Expression of Interest to open a new 420-place primary free school to serve new housing at Charlton Hayes (SGC, May 2016)

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