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  • The Piggott School Carol Service

    Published 12/12/23

    Mrs Alexander, the staff and students of The Piggott School warmly invite you to join them at

    The Piggott School Carol Service

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  • Media Conference 2023

    Published 18/10/23

    Last week on Thursday the 5th of October, sixth form media students had the pleasure of hearing from several guest speakers about the wonders of a career in the media industry. Joined by media classes from the lower school too, everyone gained from this insight into the excitement of the media world.

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  • German Exchange 2023

    Published 13/10/23

    German Exchange September 2023

    On Wednesday 20th September, 21 students from Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 flew to Germany for a week to take part in the German Exchange, accompanied by Mrs Schgör, Mrs Rawlings, and Mr Hersent.  Our partner school is the Ville Gymnasium in Erftstadt (Wokingham’s twin town) near Cologne.  It was a busy week spent with the host families, some time in the partner school, day trips to Burg Eltz, Koblenz, Cologne cathedral and chocolate museum, Bonn and Königswinter, a boat trip along the Rhine, and our 6th formers did some work experience in a local primary school.  Our students made the most of the experience, enjoyed practising their German and were superb ambassadors for our school – we received many compliments on their behaviour and enthusiasm for getting involved.

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  • 6th Form Open Evening

    Published 06/10/23

     *** No booking necessary ***

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  • Twyford Together Charity Fun Run 2023

    Published 28/09/23

    Twyford Charity 5k and Fun Run - Sunday 8 October at The Piggott

    Early bird, online entry is open for this year's Fun Run here at The Piggott School on Sunday 8 October. Parents and students can compete in the 5K which starts at 11:30am. Visit the Twyford Together website for all the latest details at www.twyfordtogether.org.

    The Piggott School is once again delighted to be hosting the Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run. As ever, it promises to be a terrific community get-together with races for all ages, seasonal stalls and fabulous prizes as well as novelty categories and activities. Parents and students can compete in the 5K which starts at 11:30am. And if you’re inclined to think Fun Run is an oxymoron and need a little incentive to register ...Twyford’s brand new boutique café, The Orangery, is giving away a mouth-watering chocolate platter experience for four. The winner will be drawn at random during the prizegiving from entries received in advance online. So, why not team up with friends and family for the best chance of winning. For details of all the prizes and categories, visit www.twyfordtogether.org. The event is organised by Twyford Together in association with Barnes Fitness and sponsored by The Shredquarters.

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  • Open Evening and Open Days 2023

    Published 11/09/23

    Open Evening and Open Days

    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 attend at least one of our open events.

    Open Evening 2023: Thursday 28th September 2023

    On Thursday, 28th September, starting at 5pm and finishing at 8pm, parents and prospective students are invited to our annual Open Evening. There will be a short presentation at 5pm, which will be repeated at 6pm and at 7pm. You will have the opportunity to tour our school, meet with staff and pupils and ask any questions you may have. NO NEED TO BOOK.

    This is a very popular and busy evening. There will be limited parking on site so you are strongly encouraged to walk or take public transport. Some parking may be on a grass pitch area which, weather dependent, could be somewhat muddy.

    For more information and welcome vidoes, please visit our Open Evening and Open Days page on the website 

    The Piggott School - Open Evening and Open Days

    Open Days 2023

    On the below dates, parents are invited to visit the school while our pupils are in lessons. Pupils will escort you on a tour of the school, answering questions and providing information as you observe the children’s learning. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the school in full operation.

    Tuesday 3rd October

    Wednesday 4th October

    Thursday 5th October

    Friday 6th October

    Tuesday 10th October

    Tours start at 9.15am and will finish around 10.30am.

    If you would like to join one of the tours, please contact main reception in order to secure a place.

     
    The dates for the 2024 have not yet been determined.
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  • Calculators for school

    Published 30/08/23

    We hope that you have had a good summer and look forward to welcoming your child to the school very soon.

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  • GCSE and Level 2 Results

    Published 25/08/23

    Richly deserved success for GCSE students

    Following last week’s outstanding set of A level and Level 3 results, Executive Headteacher Mr Gray is pleased to announce another outstanding set of GCSE and level 2 results for The Piggott School.

    90% of pupils passed English, 92% passed mathematics and 91% passed at least two science GCSEs at Level 4 or above. Our combined best English and mathematics Level 4+ pass rate was 89%.

    Our five or more Level 4+ including best English and mathematics is 87%!

    Exceptional results were achieved across a whole range of subjects, with pass rates of 100% in eight subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Further maths, Physics, Polish, Statistics and Dance.

    Other subject highlights with outstanding pass rates included Media Studies (97%), Spanish (97%), Art & Design (96%), Computer Science (96%), French (96%), Sports Studies (95%), Photography (93%), Religious Studies (91%), Creative iMedia (89%), History (88%), Double Science (85%), Design Technology (85%), Business Studies (83%) and Geography (81%).

    The vast majority of our students will be returning to study in our sixth form this September. The Piggott School Sixth Form is a centre of excellence for Academic, Applied General and Technical learning.

    Our students and staff have worked incredibly hard and this year’s results are a testament to this. Mr Gray thanks all the teaching and support staff for their continued 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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  • A Level & Level 3 Vocational Results

    Published 17/08/23

    Press Release: A Level & Level 3 Vocational Results – The Piggott School

    August 2023

    Executive 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 and Vocational courses.

    The staff and students have all worked exceptionally hard over the past two years and this is reflected in the outstanding grades awarded.

    Our A level pass rate was 99% with an outstanding 34% of grades at A* & A.

    63% of our results were graded at A*-B, and 83.5% graded A*-C. The average point score per A level entry was 39 points using the QCA system, making the average grade a B.

    Our Vocational Level 3 pass rate for Applied General qualifications was over 100%, with Distinction Star to Merit being 87%.

    This once again shows our outstanding sixth form as a centre of excellence for Academic and Vocational learning.

    Zac Slocombe, Year 13, said ‘I’m feeling over the moon with an A* in Business, A* in Geography and an A in Economics. I am eternally grateful for all the help and support from my teachers. I am heading off to Manchester to study Economics and Finance.

    Jess Peck and Lara Branston are excited to study at Cambridge in the new academic year. Jess said ‘I am feeling ecstatic and slightly overwhelmed to achieve 4 A*s. I am looking forward to starting a degree in Computer Science’. Lara achieved 2A*s and an A. She was elated and plans to study Geography at Cambridge from September.

    I wish all our students the very best for the future and thank all the teaching and support staff for their continued dedication and professionalism.

    D J Gray

    Executive Headteacher

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  • OFSTED Report - 2023

    Published 16/08/23

    Please find below a copy of the latest OFSTED report for the Piggott School

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  • Summer Concert

    Published 07/07/23
    Summer Concert 12th July 7pm
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  • Year 11 into 12 Induction Day

    Published 20/06/23

    Year 11 into 12 induction day is taking place on Tuesday 27th June. We are really looking forward to welcoming all our new and existing students. Please arrive by 9am.

    Please do check your email inboxes as we have asked all applicants to RSVP

    Best wishes,

    Miss L Reynolds

    Head of Year 12 and 13

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  • PTA - Food and Fundraising with Haweli

    Published 16/06/23

    Dear Parents and Carers

     

    From Sunday 18 June through to Thursday 22 June the Haweli Twyford is once again very kindly donating 10% of food orders to the Piggott School PTA.  Definitely a good excuse for a night off cooking!

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  • Design Ventura 2023 Winners!

    Published 09/05/23

    We are pleased to announce that having reached the top 10 schools in the country for the Design Museum’s Design Ventura competition, our team of 5 year 9 students were taken to the Design Museum on 27th April for the celebration event where they were presented with the first place prize!

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  • King Charles III’s Coronation

    Published 26/04/23

    In preparation for the coronation our students will be exploring what the coronation is, what it means, and the role of the King. The coronation is an important opportunity to celebrate together but it also offers an opportunity for us to reflect and be grateful for what we have and for us to offer support for our community. As such I would like to signpost a useful website that raises awareness of volunteering – The Big Help Out. The objective of the Big Help Out is to inspire people to make a difference and to bring communities together through celebration and community spirit. We would love our students and their families to get involved as we continue to promote our vision of ‘Go and Do Likewise.’

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  • MAT Conversion

    Published 21/04/23

    Dear Staff, Parents and Carers of The Piggott School and Altwood C of E School

    The Governors of The Piggott School and Altwood C of E School are consulting parents, carers and staff on forming a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) together.

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  • PTA News - School Shop Online

    Published 05/04/23

    Our Pre-Loved (and New) uniform has a new home online 

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  • Bag 2 School

    Published 28/03/23

    Bag 2 School will be collecting on Thursday 11th May and Friday 12th May

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