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The latest from The Piggott School

You can keep up with all the latest news and events from The Piggott School via our website, our School News App (instructions below), Twitter and our School Blog.

 

Follow our departments on Twitter

A-Level Languages @piggenglang

Physical Education @PiggottPE

Computer Science @PiggottCS

Mathematics @3142ggott

History @piggotthistory

Sociology @piggology

Psychology @piggpsych

Science @PiggiodicTable

Business Studies @PiggottBS

Piggott Trips @PiggottTrips

For copies of all letters sent home please visit the Parents Page.


Stay up to date with our School News App

Get push notifications to your phone of important news, upcoming events and key dates. Follow these easy steps:

1. Download the app from either the iTunes App Store , Google Play or Windows Store by clicking on the relevant buttons below or by loading up the app store on your phone and searching for ‘School News’.

2. Launch the app and you will then be able to either click on the ‘Find my school’ button which uses the phones GPS to locate all the schools in the surrounding 20 miles, or you can type in the schools postcode and click on ‘Get my school’ button.

Our school's postcode is: RG10 8DS 

3. You will then see a list of schools that use the app. Click on The Piggott School to view relevant news & events.

4. You will then be able to click on the ‘News’ button to view all of the latest news items that have been added and all of the upcoming calendar events by clicking on the ‘Events’ button.

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Piggott in the press

In case you missed it, here are some recent press articles featuring stories about The Piggott School.

Online advice - Henley Standard
Safety webinar - Henley Standard
Pupils make cards for elderly neighbours - Henley Standard
Parents’ night - Henley Standard
Twyford school pupils create Christmas cards and sing carols for the elderly - Photo 1 of 3 - Maidenhead Advertiser (maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk)
Teenager cycles 100 miles in two weeks for charity - Henley Standard
Girl thrilled with success of takeaway pizza business - Henley Standard
Virtual Chinese New Year - Henley Standard
Twin success - Henley Standard
Twyford school carries out Dragons' Den-style business enterprise project virtually - Photo 1 of 1 - Maidenhead Advertiser (maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk)

School turns sports hall into mass testing centre - Henley Standard

Wokingham Today, April 8, 2020 by Wokingham.Today - issuu

Footballing girls feel more onside with A-level studies - Henley Standard


 

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  • Sixth Form Open Day

    Published 18/10/21

    Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Day activities will begin on Wednesday 10th November and will conclude with a live webinar on Wednesday 17th November from 4-4:30pm. Take a look behind the scenes with a series of videos and presentations about the A-Level and vocational courses available at The Piggott School and find out why Ofsted said "The Piggott School Sixth Form is outstanding".

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  • Piggott student in fun run

    Published 08/10/21

    Year 9 student Clara will take part in the 5km race this Sunday in the Twyford Together Fun Run being held at The Piggott School. 

    Clara is fundraising for wolfram syndrome, the rare autosomal-recessive genetic disorder she has. If you'd like to show Clara some support you can do so here - https://gofund.me/1a6d4e87

    Twyford Charity 5K and Fun Run

    Just a reminder that online registration for Sunday's Fun Run closes at midday on Saturday. On the day entry is subject to race limits and costs an additional £2.50 for the 5K and £2 for all other races (cash only). To register, visit the Twyford Together website at www.twyfordtogether.org.

    FREE Bike Checks

    My Journey Wokingham is offering FREE bike checks at the fun run. There are a few slots left if your bike needs a once-over, but they must be pre-booked by 5pm today. If you're not taking part, you can still take advantage of this. Feel free to come along and support others or enjoy the eco-friendly stalls: (Polehampton PTA Second-hand Books, Refill Hub (bring containers), Camp Mohawk Pre-loved Toys, TRHA Pumpkin Rolling Races, Happy Hours Homemade Cakes, TRIP Pen Recycling (no pencils or crayons please), Rural Pie Refreshments, My Journey Wokingham Smoothie Bike, Castle Royle Fitness and Comets Football Skills).

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  • Virtual Open Evening 6pm

    Published 30/09/21

    If you're thinking about joining The Piggott School in 2022, join us online this evening from 6pm, when we will share with you a series of videos from our Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and from each department. 

    Sign up here for our Live Webinars and come behind the scenes with our on-site tours being held next week.

    VIRTUAL OPENING EVENING

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  • PSA AGM 2021

    Published 24/09/21

    The PSA AGM will be held on Monday 11th October from 6:30pm at The Piggott School. If you would like to attend the AGM or you are interested in joining the PTA, please visit https://www.piggottschool.org/psa

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  • News @ Piggott School

    Published 17/09/21

    We are gearing up for an exciting and busy year at The Piggott School and we want you to be the first to know about what's happening. 

    As well as referring to your emails, you can keep up with all the latest news and events from The Piggott School via our website, our School News App (instructions here), Twitter and our School Blog

    You can find our 2021-2022 calendar online here and don't miss our new Sixth Form Careers Bulletin - your fortnightly round-up of all things post-Piggott including career and post-18 information and opportunities for students.  

      Follow us on Twitter @PiggottCESchool

    Follow our Departments on Twitter:

    A-Level Languages @piggenglang

    Physical Education @PiggottPE

    Computer Science @PiggottCS

    Mathematics @3142ggott

    History @piggotthistory

    Sociology @piggology

    Psychology @piggpsych

    Science @PiggiodicTable

    Business Studies @PiggottBS

    Piggott Trips @PiggottTrips

     

    If you once attended The Piggott School as a student, we would like to invite you to join our Piggott Alumni on Linkedin

       Piggott blog

     

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  • Welcome year 12 parents

    Published 15/09/21

    Dear Parents of year 12 students,

    Please can I take this opportunity to welcome you as parents to our sixth form community, we are delighted to be working with you as we guide your son or daughter through their studies.

    Our Sixth Form welcome evening is scheduled for Thursday 16th September. It would have been lovely to have invited you into school, but we have decided that in order to keep the community safe, my presentation to be pre-recorded. The information communicated on this evening will be useful for all parents, but especially for parents going through this process for the first time. Following the presentation, we will make available a Google form where you can post questions that are of a general nature. Following the presentation should you have a question that relates to your child specifically please direct those to myself, Karen Burch (Head of Year 12) burchk@piggottschool.org or Mr Dusterhoft (Head of Sixth Form) dusterhoftd@piggottschool.org.

     

     

    My presentation will be available from Thursday evening onwards on the sixth form pages of our website.

    Best wishes,

    Ms Karen Burch

    Head of Year 12

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  • Open Day 2021

    Published 10/09/21

    Choosing a secondary school that your child will be happy and thrive in is a big decision.  This is a major milestone in your child's life and the decision is an important one. If you are considering The Piggott School, we encourage you and your child to join us for our series of Open Day activities:

    VIRTUAL TOUR AND WELCOME ADDRESS

    On Thursday 30th September from 6pm, we will share with you a series of videos from our Headteacher and from our departments. 

    LIVE WEBINAR

    On Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th October at 4pm-4:30, we invite you to participate in our LIVE Webinars hosted by our Deputy Headteacher Rebecca Alexander, along with other key staff.

    REGISTER HERE

    PRE-BOOKED GUIDED TOURS

    From Monday 4th-Friday 8th October we will host a series of pre-booked guided tours around the school site so that you can see learning in action here at The Piggott School.

    Book a guided tour: Please call our office on 01189 402357

    FIND OUT MORE

     
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  • Run for charity

    Published 10/09/21

    The Twyford Together Charity 5k and Fun Run is one of the village’s best-loved, annual events. It’s a chance to get active for a good cause, run with family and neighbours and perhaps be crowned ‘Fastest Street in Twyford’… the ultimate accolade! 

    This year’s event is taking place here at The Piggott School on Sunday 10 October.

    There are four races, split according to school year groups (pre-school toddle (100m), reception and years 1 & 2 (1km), years 3 & 4 (1km), years 5 & 6 (2km) as well as a chip-timed, multi-terrain, 5K for those aged 11+ (see course map).

    In 2019, we introduced a brand new, fastest street competition to the Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run. Chip timing allows us to collect race times for individual streets in our 5K race. The street with the fastest cumulative time for three runners wins! So, get training with your neighbours if you want to beat our 2019 winners, Springfield Park!

    RECEIVE A MEDAL OR DONATE A TREE!

    New for 2021 is the option of receiving a medal or ‘dedicating a tree’.

    Find out more:

    Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run | Facebook

    Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run - Twyford Together

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  • Back to School - When?

    Published 25/08/21

    The latest information for parents and carers about the return to school in September 2021 was emailed out today.  You will also find all the details here.

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  • Richly deserved success for GCSE students

    Published 12/08/21

    Headteacher Mr Gray is pleased to announce an outstanding set of GCSE results for The Piggott School again this year. Our students and staff have worked incredibly hard and this year’s results are testament to that.

    91% of pupils passed English Language and 91% passed mathematics GCSE at Level 4 or above. Our combined best English and mathematics Level 4+ pass rate was 87%.

    Our five or more Level 4+ including best English and mathematics is 86%.

    Exceptional results were achieved across a range of subjects with GCSE Level 4+ pass rates of 100% in nine subjects: Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, Further maths, Photography, Physics and Statistics.

    All our other subjects achieved outstanding pass rates including History (97%), Spanish (96%), French (95%), German (90%), Media Studies (89%), Geography (89%), Drama (89%), English Literature (88%), Sports Studies (88%), Business Studies (87%), RE (87%), Music (86%), Design Technology (85%), Combined Science (84%) and Food Technology (76%). We also had a 97% Level 2 pass rate for Performing Arts – Dance.

    “The vast majority of our students will be returning to study in our sixth form in September, together with a significant number of external candidates. The Piggott School Sixth Form is a centre of excellence for Academic, Applied General and Technical learning.”

    Mr Gray would like to thank all the teaching and support staff for their continued hard work, dedication and professionalism. Congratulations to all our students on their richly deserved success, and thank you to all of their parents for their unstinting support.

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  • Students praised for dedication

    Published 12/08/21

    Headteacher Mr Gray is pleased to announce another outstanding set of A Level and Level 3 Vocational results for The Piggott School in each of our Academic, Applied General and Technical courses. Staff and students have all worked exceptionally hard and this is reflected in the grades awarded.

    A level results at The Piggott School continue to show year on year improvement from an already very high baseline. Our A level pass rate was 99.5% with 43.7% of grades at A* & A. 68.5% of our results were graded at A*-B, and over 90% graded A*-C. The average point score per A level entry was 41 points using the QCA system.

    Our Vocational Level 3 pass rate for Applied General qualifications was 96%, with Distinction Star to Merit being 94%. For Technical subject entry, every student excelled in the course with all grades at Distinction or Distinction Star level.

    This once again shows our outstanding Sixth Form as a centre of excellence for Academic, Applied General and Technical learning.

    School Captain Harry Daisley felt a mixture of two emotions when he received an A* in A-Level Biology, Chemistry and History. “The first being relief and the second being disbelief. The finished product has been so validating because we’ve had a unique experience during the pandemic and this has shown that I have been able rise to a challenge like this and it is testament to the teachers also. I am planning to study Medicine at the University of Leeds and hopefully become a doctor.”

     

    School captain Chloe Eames received A* for Business and Physical Education, together with an A in Biology and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Chloe was completely relieved when she opened her results this morning. “It’s just a massive relief when you get that email saying your place is confirmed at university.” Chloe will be studying Sport and Exercise Science at Exeter University and hopes to become a physiotherapist.

     

     

    Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics student Matthew Sullivan will be going on to study Physics at Oxford University having received A* across the board. He doesn’t know what to expect from university but he’s hoping for a lot of fun and a lot of physics!

    Mr Gray wishes all Piggott students the very best for their future and thanks all the teaching and support staff for their continued dedication and professionalism.

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  • An update from our uniform supplier

    Published 13/07/21

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  • Cool kids working in IT

    Published 30/06/21

    Year 7 students took part in a special virtual event run by CISCO called CISCO Kids in IT which aimed to show students how fun and exciting the technology industry can be. The event was designed to expose them to other job functions within the industry like HR, Marketing and Sales, showing the that they do not need to be part of the ‘geeky’ stereotype to work in IT. In addition, the team at CISCO showed them what key skills are needed for working in business;  encouraged them to work in teams and gave them a chance to get up and present back to the rest of the group and the experts over at CISCO via a live feed.

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  • Piggott Sports Days

    Published 28/06/21

    School Sports Day, typically the day that the whole school comes together to compete for house victory, is one of the most exciting and memorable days on the school calendar. On Sports Day students work together, encourage and support each other, challenge themselves, step outside their comfort zone and discover hidden talents. Whatever your ability, there is a role to play for every student on Sports Day. 

    With the recent announcement from No.10 that school sports days can go ahead within bubbles, we have planned (subject to weather) sports days on the following days. Unfortunately we cannot welcome spectators to the event but be sure to ask your children how they got on! 

    Year 7 students on Wednesday 30th June 

    Year 8 students on Tuesday 13th July

    Year 9 students on Friday 2nd July

    Year 10 students on Thursday 1st July 

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  • Make your voice heard

    Published 15/06/21

    For students and their families living in Charvil, you have the chance to influence what your neighbourhood will look like in the future by completing the Neighbourhood Plan Survey here https://neighbourhoodplan.charvil.com 

    CHARVIL NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN IS:

    • About covering important issues such as green spaces, leisure, traffi­c, transport, schoolssocial and economic needs and priorities, as well as any local housing needs

    • Your chance to influence what your neighbourhood will look like in the future: it will be much more effective than any late-stage objections to developments on a case-by-case basis

    • A document (it has legal weight!), covering 2026-2036, that Wokingham Borough Council must take into consideration when planning future development for the village

    • Currently in production by Charvil Parish Council and local volunteers, led by a steering group

    • Guided by the response of local residents to a community survey, which is then the subject of a local referendum before being adopted

    • To establish the vision and policies needed for shaping any future development of Charvil, while balancing the needs of the local community, the wider neighbourhood and surrounding areas

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  • Techognition 2021

    Published 11/06/21

    #TECHOGNITION is a national celebration of technical support staff, recognising the importance of their essential roles in school and FE college education. This one-day event celebrates the work of school and FE college technicians with the aim of publicly showcasing their vast range of skills and the variety of tasks that these jobs entail.

    We extend our appreciation to all our technicians at The Piggott School who work diligently behind the scenes to prepare resources and materials for practical lessons.  We couldn't do it without you.

    Thank you!

     

     

     

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  • School Uniform Shopping

    Published 27/05/21

    Stevensons - School uniform outfitters - Summer 2021 Update 

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  • Learning to Lead

    Published 12/05/21

    Each year, our Year 9 students have the opportunity to apply to become a leader and role model in the subject they have a passion for.  In normal circumstances, our leaders would deliver a series of sessions for primary school students. Due to current circumstances, we wanted to ensure our Year 9 students had the opportunity to take part in this rewarding programme, so our leaders delivered a number of exciting and engaging activities for their peers in Year 9 instead of primary age children. 

    Our Leadership Programme is designed to give students a unique learning experience, which will give them the skills and confidence to lead and manage in a variety of different situations. Focusing on confidence and self-esteem, the programme promotes maturity, commitment and team work. It will enable students to experience what it is like to stand up and take the lead.

    There is no doubt that students learn by teaching and our Leadership Programmes will support your child's knowledge and enthusiasm for their favourite subject. In a results driven environment, it can be all too easy to forget the importance of social skills and people skills. 

    The personal journey that our students take throughout the programme stands them in good stead for their future careers and life itself. If successful, our leadership graduates will be able to use their workbooks and certificates to support entry into further education or employment.  

    As students begin Year 9, they will have the opportunity to apply to become an IT leader, a Sports leader, an ArtsMix leader, a Language leader, Design leader, Geography leader or a Music leader. We are unable to offer a leadership place to every student in Year 9 and therefore places will be awarded based on a formal application process.  Students that do not become leaders will take part in a student enrichment programme. Take a look at some photos of our leaders in action.

    Leadership Programme 2021 Gallery

     

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