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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

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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

Students rewarded for work - Henley Standard

Piggott School student selected for British Para Swimming Talent Squad. 


 

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  • Students awarded Bronze Crest

    Published 25/11/21

    Students address real world problems through CREST Award

    A group of Year 10 students successfully completed their Bronze Crest Award this year and were recently awarded their certificates by Mrs Elliott (Head of KS5 Chemistry) in recognition of the successful projects they planned and executed addressing a real-world problem.

    The Bronze Crest Awards introduce students to project work empowering them to work like real scientists, technologists, engineers or mathematicians. Students choose their own topic and methodologies, giving them complete freedom over their work.

    Bronze projects are assessed against the CREST assessment criteria and the project process develops enquiry, problem-solving and communication skills.

    This year the students’ topics included:

    • Assessment of the quality of the school pond as a first step to using it as an educational resource.
    • Determining how to make your own fizzy drink
    • Growing food using aeroponics
    • Investigation of chromatography (which is used in lateral flow tests)
    • Investigation of dehydration

    Not only did these students complete their topics over and above the required CREST standard, but they also did so during difficult COVID-restricted times, completing a lot of their work at home and online.

    Congratulations to Anoushka, Aiden, Alex, Arthur, Annabel and Evie.

      

      

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  • It's that time of year again!

    Published 24/11/21

    If you're heading out to by your Christmas tree, local Sheeplands plant nursery, cafe and farm shop is supporting the PTAs of local schools this Christmas.  

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  • PSA Christmas Raffle

    Published 22/11/21

    Be in it to win it and win some extra cash this Christmas! Support the PSA and get your tickets online for The PSA Christmas Raffle for your chance to win one of three monetary prizes including £100, £75 or £50 plus a bottle of bubbly for the winners. Entries close 14th December 2021.

    The Piggott School Association aims to raise funds that will go towards enhancing the school's facilities and resources that will enrich your child’s education. 

    ENTER HERE

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  • Creation Myths explored

    Published 22/11/21

    In RE this term, the Year 7’s are studying Creation Myths; exploring origin stories from around the world, from the Biblical account of Genesis, the Hindu account of Brahman to the Australian Aboriginal myth. We believe a diverse, cross-cultural and thought-provoking curriculum is the most effective for developing holistic, well-rounded students.

    Whilst studying the Aboriginal creation myth, students delved into the spiritual and mystical significance of Aboriginal music and artwork. The students showed incredible enthusiasm for this topic, so their homework task was to produce Aboriginal artwork to represent elements of the Dreamtime creation story we read through in lesson.

    We were extremely impressed with the level of effort, creativity and interpretation that the students portrayed. You can find more examples of their work here: https://www.piggottschool.org/year7

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  • FA Coaching Award @ Piggott

    Published 19/11/21

    If you love sport and you're keen to pursue a career in the sports industry; be that as a player, coach, fitness instructor, sports psychologist or some other role, take a look at our Football Academy courses and join our information evening and open day events coming up. 

    Our football studies programmes allow students the opportunity to play and coach football and still gain the qualifications, skills and experience they require to gain entry into university and access to jobs in the sports industry. 

    Students may be able to access work placements at Chelsea FC Foundation, where they could experience life as a coach in a professional club. 

    We have been successfully developing young sports coaches in the Berkshire area for over a decade. Since we introduced the football studies programme in 2008, our graduates have exceeded all expectations. We have past students that are now PE Teachers, soccer coaches in professional clubs and in the USA, fitness instructors in local health, and pupils studying a variety of sports courses at universities across the country.

    INFORMATION SESSIONS 

    Join our information session and open days at The Piggott School to find out more about the exceptional courses offered in partnership with the Chelsea Football Club Foundation.

    Girls Football Academy Information Evening: Tuesday 23 November from 6:30-7:15pm

    Coaching Academy Information Evening: Wednesday 24th November from 6:30-7:15pm

    SIGN UP FOR THE INFORMATION SESSION 

    Watch our video here to find out more about the coaching programme:

     

     

     

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  • 30 large crates for ReadiFood

    Published 19/11/21

    Last week, The Piggott School community rallied together to donate food for those in need and in doing so they collected 30 crates of food and other useful items. 

    “We are incredibly proud of how the Piggott school community responded to our food collection last week. With the help of the prefect team and the generosity of Piggott families, we filled 30 very large crates with food and other useful items for our friends at ReadiFood. Thank you to all who contributed. Each contribution, big or small makes a difference.”

    Miss Marris

     

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  • Students get their say on COP26

    Published 12/11/21

    "There's no planet B so we need to do something now" said Piggott student Otilie in ITV Meridian's recent programme about the COP26 Climate Conference. Fellow student Anna joined her, "This won't be a quick fix but it's a really good step" she said. 

    You can watch the full programme and the girls in action here https://youtu.be/w8s3at6e1EE

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  • Girls football on the rise

    Published 12/11/21

    Did you know that more than 3.5 million women and girls are now playing football across England? If you're one of them, and you love playing football but are thinking about giving it up to study your A-Levels in 2022-2023, think again.  

    The Piggott School offers female footballers the perfect opportunity to combine their A-Level studies in an outstanding academic environment with professional football coaching and competitive matches.

    The programme will provide players with the skill to be able to develop their performance and understanding of the game. Training sessions will fit around the girls' academic lessons, allowing pupils flexibility to study up to 3 A-Level or Vocational qualifications alongside their training. 

    Players will be expected to train up to 4 hours a week and represent the Academy team.

    We are realistic in our view that very few students will become professional footballers and therefore we focus on providing our students with the experience, values and qualifications that will offer them a broader choice and pathway in the sports industry when they graduate.

    INFORMATION SESSION

    Join our information session on 23rd November at 6:30-7:15pm at The Piggott School to find out more about this exceptional course delivered in partnership with the Chelsea Football Club Foundation.

    SIGN UP FOR THE INFORMATION SESSION 

    Watch our video here to find out more about the programme:

     

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  • Take a look at our Sixth Form

    Published 10/11/21

    Pop along to our virtual Open Day 2021 and browse through our Sixth Form videos. You can also sign up for our live webinar which will take place next Wednesday 17th November at 4pm.

    SIXTH FORM OPEN DAY 2021

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  • Sixth Form Open Events

    Published 03/11/21

    Just under 130 students joined our Sixth Form from other schools in 2021. We asked some students why they chose to come to The Piggott School for their A-Level or Vocational qualifications. Find out what they had to say about the Sixth Form.

    WHAT STUDENTS THINK

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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).

    https://cutt.ly/dEJIWc3

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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

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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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