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Welcome back to 2019/20!
I hope that you had a restful and enjoyable summer.
A warm welcome to our Year 7 parents and the parents of Year 12s who have joined us for their 6th Form.
It has been a very purposeful first week back and I would like to thank you for your support in preparing our young people for their return to school.
Year 7 have settled well, Year 8 have returned with a spring in their step because they are no longer the youngest, Year 9 and 10 have settled well into their options and Year 11 and Year 13 are taking their studies seriously in preparation for their exams next summer! We have welcomed back a fantastic number of Year 12s and they are settling well into life in the 6th Form.
The hard work, determination and resilience of Year 11 at Hardenhuish has been rewarded with a set of GCSE results to be very proud of. There are many individual success stories with 72% of pupils of pupils achieving the 9-4 basics measure (grade 9-4 in English and Maths) and 52% of pupils achieving a strong pass (9-5). Of these entries across a broad and balanced curriculum, 27% of entries achieved grades 9-7 with 54 pupils (21%) achieving at least 5 9-7 grades and 8 pupils achieving at least 10 9-7 grades. The majority of pupils achieved their challenging academic targets, making better than the national average rate of progress under the government’s Progress 8 measure, and 100% of pupils entered for our range of vocational qualifications passed, with many achieving merits and distinctions.
The positive work ethic, determination and hard work of Year 13 students at Hardenhuish has resulted in fantastic A level results with the vast majority of students meeting or exceeding their challenging targets.
This is the last Headlines of this academic year and I would like to begin by thanking you for your support. It has been a joy to speak to all the young people in assemblies over the last couple of weeks and congratulate them on the progress they have made this year and your encouragement and care behind the scenes has played a large part in this.
Open Evening last night was amazing!
Helped significantly by the weather and preparations of our staff, the event really did showcase Hardenhuish at its best. A big thank you to all the young people who came back to help and sell their school to our prospective pupils and their parents.
Please do share any achievements from outside of school with us to publish in the Headlines as it is wonderful to be able to celebrate the wide and varied successes of our young people both within school and beyond.
It has been a lovely week of events this week.
The Year 11 and 13 Proms enabled our young people to celebrate their time at Hardenhuish with each other and their teachers. The sun shone, everyone looked wonderful and enjoyed their evenings. Thank you to the parents who have supported them (and us!) throughout.
There is a real sporting theme to the Headlines this week!
Thanks to a very generous donation last week, we will be refurbishing our climbing wall to enable us to make better use of this to help develop the self-esteem and
self-confidence of our young people.
I am very proud of the amazing achievements of our young people shared below. It is amazing that as well as working so hard in school, they are able to achieve so much in their own time.
On a similar note the count down to the Camps International Peru trip took place on Wednesday evening and I look forward to sharing their preparations (and hopefully experiences from the trip itself) via Twitter @HHPaddington.