The start of a new academic year is always busy but it is very rewarding. This week we have welcomed back our existing pupils after their long summer break as well as inducting our 240 new Year 7‘s into the Sharples family.
During this first week we have taken the opportunity to share the news that this has been another excellent year for Sharples’ GCSE students. The 2018 results continue our positive trend of year on year improvement. Achievement in the core subjects was very impressive with 73% of our students achieving 9-4 in Maths and 83% in English; 69% achieved 9-4 in both subjects. We are also delighted that the vast majority of our subject areas achieved results well above national benchmarks.
The highlight of my week has been the Year 7 Tie Ceremony when our new pupils were formally welcomed into the school. I was incredibly proud to present each of our Year 7’s with their new school tie which officially marked their entry into the Sharples community.
The Tie Ceremony is also a great opportunity to welcome families and guests into the school to share in this special occasion. Feedback from parents about the Tie Ceremony has been very positive and it is an event which we will look forward to celebrating again next year.
Feedback from our Year 7 parents:
“The ceremony made us feel very welcome, there was an excellent community feel to it.”
“It was very humbling, a proud moment as a parent to see the first steps of a journey throughout school.”
“No other school does this, it’s a really personal touch.”