Rolls-Royce helps stage final of schools’ engineering challenge

Aerospace companies from around the South West, including Patchway-based Rolls-Royce, recently staged the Grand Final of a schools competition which aims to encourage Key Stage 3 students to take up science, technology, engineering and maths. Over 130 pupils from thirteen secondary schools in the South West took part in the Grand Final of the Flying Start Challenge at the Fleet

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Uncertainty continues as Callicroft School fails to recruit new headteacher

The process of recruiting a new headteacher for Callicroft Primary School has suffered a setback after just two people applied for the job, which had been advertised nationally in January. The position became vacant after the previous holder of the post, Sandra Lakeman, resigned suddenly last October. Governers at the school have since decided that neither of the two applicants

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Callicroft Primary School advertises for new headteacher

A Patchway primary school has advertised for a new headteacher after the previous holder of the post resigned last year. Callicroft Primary School (in Rodway Road) is currently being overseen by Richard Clark, the headteacher at Stoke Lodge Primary School, pending the new appointment. Mr Clark has been supporting the school in an ‘Executive Head’ role since the previous headteacher,

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Patchway Community College rated “good” by Ofsted inspectors

Patchway Community College has been praised by Ofsted inspectors who have awarded the school a ‘good’ grading under the new, more rigorous Ofsted regime. Patchway is the first secondary school in South Gloucestershire to be inspected under the tougher Ofsted regime. In their report, inspectors praised the school’s results, noting: “Regardless of their starting points, ability or special educational needs,

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More exam records broken at Patchway Community College

Students at Patchway Community College secured the school’s best ever results this year with 56% obtaining 5A*-C including English and Maths. The school says these results have risen by 14% over the last five years, and have doubled since 2006, with students’ individual progress across subjects being particularly impressive. Stand out individual performances included: Edmund Smith with 8A*s, 3As and

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