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  • GCSE and Level 2 Results

    Published 22/08/19

    Another Amazing Year of GCSE Results at The Piggott School

    I am very pleased to announce another outstanding set of GCSE results for The Piggott School. Our students and staff have worked incredibly hard and this is once again shown in this year’s results.

    90% of pupils passed English and 90% passed mathematics GCSE at the new Level 4 or above (a level 4 is equivalent to a C grade). Our combined best English and mathematics Level 4+ pass rate was 86%.

    Our 5 Level 4+ including best English and mathematics is 85%.

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  • A Level & Level 3 Vocational Results

    Published 15/08/19

    I am pleased to announce another outstanding set of A Level and Level 3 Vocational results for The Piggott School. Our students and staff work exceptionally hard and this is has once again been shown in each of our Academic, Applied General and Technical results.

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  • Tall ships 2019

    Published 04/07/19

     

    Ten Year 9 students and two staff have joined the Tall Ships Challenger fleet for a week of sailing off the south coast.  We are pleased to be working with the Tall Ships Youth Trust to offer students a unique experience and can check on their progress via the fleet tracker and blog:  

    https://www.tallships.org/Blogs/fleet-tracker/Category/vessels

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  • Activities days

    Published 04/07/19

     

    It has been a very busy time in school with the summer term Activities Days taking place.   Ninety very excited year 7 students spent four days in France at Chateau du Tertre in Normandy, taking part in a wide range of activities and visiting a local town, the D Day beaches and the beautiful Mont St Michel.  This year so many Year 8 students wanted to go on the Holland trip that we had to put on another trip just for them, so in the end a hundred and fifty year 8s and seventeen staff made the journey to Amsterdam in two parallel trips which took in a range of cultural and tourist sites.

    Back in the UK we had a range of activities taking place across the whole school which included maths puzzle days, ‘healthy schools’ education for year 10 and a thought provoking ‘personal empowerment and advocacy’ day for year 9.  Day trips also went out to Dinton Activity Centre, Marwell Zoo, Thorpe Park and, for the GCSE Art students, an inspiring visit to Kew Gardens to support their portfolio work.   Year 12 students were busy looking to the future and attended workshops to support them with their forthcoming university applications.

    We were also delighted to welcome thirteen students and two teachers from our partner school in IES Las Canteras in Spain.  This was the return visit following our successful trip out to Spain in March and it was great to involve the Spanish students in our activities.  

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  • Summer concert 2019

    Published 04/07/19

     

    We recently had the pleasure of the Music Department’s Summer Concert, a very enjoyable evening which showcased talent from across the school.  A wide range of instruments and musical styles were on offer with several groups being led and conducted by the students themselves.  This concert was also the first opportunity for us to hear the grand piano which has been so kindly donated to the school by a local Wargrave resident.  The piano students were keen to try it out and it sounded wonderful. 

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  • Design & Technology Exhibition

    Published 27/06/19

    We would like to welcome you to our Design & Technology Exhibition on Thursday 27th June from 4.00pm – 6.00pm in the D&T block.

    We will be showcasing some of the fantastic work that the GCSE and A-level students have produced in response to a range of challenging contexts and design briefs.

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  • The Forgiveness Project Exhibition

    Published 06/06/19

    On Friday 5th April, we were privileged to borrow The Forgiveness Project Exhibition from a local Church who were hosting the project for two weeks, and use during our normal RE lessons.

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  • Danish Teacher Visit

    Published 04/04/19

    We were very pleased to recently host three Danish trainee teachers at our school. The trainee teachers visited the school for a week in March and were able to experience the differences between teacher training here in the UK and in Denmark.

    The group were able to take part in training sessions with our current PGCE trainees, spend time in a number of our departments, work with our LSA team as well as making a visit to Charvil Primary. It is hoped that this visit is the first event in a series of teacher exchanges, with some Piggott staff hopefully making a return trip to Denmark in the next academic year. The exchange project was established through our links with Reading University, who themselves have close links to a teacher training provider in Hjørring, Northern Denmark.

    One of the visiting trainees, Lotte Engelhard Jensen, explained that: ’I would like to say thank you for a wonderful and educational week. We have enjoyed every bit of it very much and we appreciate everything (The Piggott School) have done for us!’.

    Similar projects involving undergraduate trainees from STEM subjects at Reading University are planned for later this academic year. We will also be welcoming more students into our school over the next year by way of the ‘Students in Schools’ project – giving undergraduates the chance to explore the different possibilities within the teaching profession.

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  • PSA Quiz - 3rd May

    Published 26/03/19

    Please find below all you need to book your team table for the PSA quiz to be held in the main school hall on Friday 3rd May from 7pm.

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  • MAT Consultation

    Published 21/03/19

    De-Amalgamation Consultation Extended to 10th May

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  • CyberFirst Girls Meet The Queen

    Published 15/02/19

    On Thursday 14th February our Year 9 CyberFirst 2018 Competition Winners were invited to be part of the centenary celebrations for GCHQ in London. 

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  • Recent Trips and Visitors

    Published 06/02/19

    The weather may be cold but that has not stopped intrepid Piggott School students from getting out and about in recent weeks. 

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