Welcome to Chipping Norton School
Our Sixth Form is in the top 1% of schools nationally (18th out of 2100 schools) based on value added data.
This places us as the best Sixth Form in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
GCSE Results 2016
Chipping Norton School Year 11 students have been celebrating some great GCSE successes today. They were understandably nervous when tentatively opening their envelopes but they need not have worried. Over two thirds of students (67%) achieved the threshold in English and mathematics (A*-C grades) and across all subjects 22% of grades were A* and A.
There were many notable results and there were lots of high achieving students. 16 of the year group managed to get 8 or more GCSE grades at A* and A: Elizabeth Alarcon-Clark; Max Benson; Charlotte Facer; Emily Fothergill; Abi Greenfield; Georgia Juckes; Bonnie Lunel; Evie McCabe; Elizabeth Moulson; Alice Nottingham; Holly Oliver-Hall; Louise Oliver-Hall; Marcus Pendery; Ewan Vellinga; Darcy Watkins; and Jenny Woodcock. Special mention should go to the Oliver-Hall twins, Holly and Louisa, who are celebrating a magnificent 15 A* grades and 6 A grades between them.
Mr Duffy, Headteacher, said: “These great GCSE results come at the end of a challenging year for the school and on the tail of some great A level results. It has been wonderful celebrating both collective and individual successes with students in school today”.
This summer the way that school performance is measured has changed and the emphasis has shifted firmly to the progress that students make from their KS2 starting point to their KS4 outcome. In addition to progress and attainment across 8 subjects schools will report the percentage of students achieving the threshold in English and mathematics.
Mr Duffy added: “The new performance measures are welcomed as they focus on the progress of each and every student and they effectively level the playing field. At Chipping
Norton School over three quarters of students made expected or better than expected progress in both English and mathematics. This represents a significant increase on the 2015 results and is well above the national figures. I wish all of our students good luck as they move into the next phase of their educational lives”.
Best ever ‘A’ level results at Chipping Norton School
Once again students at Chipping Norton School are celebrating some really outstanding ‘A’ level results. This year the headline A*-B percentage figure is 59%, the best that the school has ever achieved, and for the sixth year in succession the A*-B percentage has been well over 50%. The overall pass rate was an extremely high 99.5%. One quarter of all students achieved two or more A grades and eight students got grades that were all A* or A.
- A* and A 28%
- A* and B 59%
- A* to C 83%
- A* to E 99%
Especially high performing students include: Leonie Jurkschat (A*A*A*A); Monica Schroeder (A*A*A*); Megan Humphreys (A*A*A); Alice Ortona Coles (A*A*A); Jack Williams-Sharkey (A*AA); Daniel Thompson (AAA); Alisa Mann (AAA); and Poppy Grimes (AAA).
“At a time when the pressure on sixth form students seems to be increasing year on year, these results represent the culmination of many hours of dedicated study supported by many hours of teacher input”, said Simon Duffy, Headteacher. “Success at ‘A’ level is always hard won and all of our students at Chipping Norton School deserve congratulation. It has been an exciting morning talking to students about their next steps and celebrating the university places confirmed. I am delighted that so many students have secured places at top universities, including places at Oxford, Cambridge and many Russell Group universities”.
Alan Trainer, Assistant Headteacher, added “I am extremely proud of all of our students who sat ‘A’ level exams this year. The successes they have been celebrating are very well deserved and I look forward to following their progress as they move into the next phase of their lives.”
(Dan Woodell, George Harris, Alissa Mann, Jack Williams-Sharkey, Megan Humphries and Daniel Thompson)
KS4 Explained Evening
CNPS Year 4/5 creative writing workshop
We welcomed our Year 4 & 5 Partnership pupils to the first of five Creative Writing Club workshops that we will be running this term. The children are all very enthusiastic to learn and are looking forward to having lots of fun with Mr Long and Miss Millar from our English Department. In the first session the children used paper plates and cardboard to turn themselves into monsters in preparation for writing Gothic stories in the weeks to come.
Sad News - Alexander Daniel
Earlier this week we were made aware of the death of Alexander Daniel, a year 13 student. We understand that Alex took his own life. Our thoughts are with Alex’s family and friends. Alex joined our school at the start of year 12. He was well liked by both staff and his fellow students for his quiet but friendly manner.
See headteacher's letter below which includes signposted support.