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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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Patchway school placed in ‘special measures’ following damning Ofsted report

Posted on Saturday 26th November 2016 at 7:05 pm by SH (Editor)

Patchway Community College, Patchway, Bristol.

Patchway Community College (PCC) has been placed in ‘special measures’ following the publication of a damning report by Ofsted inspectors who visited the secondary school in early October.

Assigning the lowest possible overall rating of ‘inadequate’, lead inspector Kathy Maddocks concluded that standards at the school have declined in recent years, and criticised school leaders and governors for being too slow to implement necessary changes.

The quality of teaching at the school is described as “poor”, pupils do not make sufficient progress in a range of subjects and measures to guarantee pupils’ safety are “weak”.

All five of the individual effectiveness measures assessed by the inspectors resulted in an ‘inadequate’ grading.

One of the few positive observations contained in the report is that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities are “achieving well”.

Inspectors do, however, note that the new headteacher, Karen Cornick, only took up the post four weeks prior to the inspection and remark that “there is evidence of her positive impact already”.

In a letter sent to parents on 21st November , the headteacher describes the report as a “huge blow” and points out that, while the school had much-improved outcomes at GCSE and Post-16 in 2015/16, the inspection team had been obliged to consider progress over the last three years.

As a consequence of being placed in special measures, the school’s governing body has been in further discussions with the Olympus Academy Trust (which it had already approached about joining back in January 2016) and the Regional Schools Commissioner.

The trust, which already incorporates two local secondary schools (Bradley Stoke Community School and Abbeywood Community School), issued a statement saying it was “frustrated that an agreement has still not been reached about levels of funding support for Patchway from the Department for Education (DfE) and the Education Funding Agency (EFA) in order for Patchway to join the trust”. The statement added: “We hope there will be a swift resolution by the DfE and EFA so that learners and staff at Patchway are able to benefit from joining the trust without further delay.”

Parents and carers of students at PCC have been invited to attend a meeting at the school on Monday 28th November when the proposal to join the Olympus Academy Trust will be further explained, along with the school’s plan for addressing the key issues arising from the Ofsted inspection.

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