Stowmarket High School - Welcome
Stowmarket High School is a happy and successful school where students are encouraged to grow in confidence and to achieve the very best of which they are capable. We take pride in creating a learning environment where every member of the community is valued and respected.
We aim to be a school where everyone is inspired to become the best they can be and every student receives the best we can provide in teaching, learning and guidance to become well-educated, caring and independent.
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There is a new star on the world bowls scene – Stowmarket High School’s very own Katherine Rednall. Having crushed former champion Alison Merrien in the Just Retirement Ladies Indoor World Matchplay Singles semi-finals Katherine Rednall delighted the legion of VI Formers at Stowmarket High School watching the final live on Thursday afternoon. Katherine is now the youngest ever Ladies World Matchplay Singles champion. In a thrilling game Katherine overcame Rebecca Field to win the event in 2 sets, 14-4, 11-3.
Katherine was cool, calm and brilliant all through the match. In the first set she went from 4 - 4 to 12 – 4 which effectively finished off the first set for her. Katherine won 13 ends to 5 and scored 25 – 7 with her shots – a remarkable score for a final. Katherine was awarded a beautiful Langham Glass trophy by Andy Humphries, Director of Marketing for Just Retirement and Brain Potter MBE, Chairman and proprietor of Potters resort.
“It’s amazing, and it hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Rednall, whose dad John, mum Christine and gran Gwenda were cheering her on.
“I looked at the score in the second set and I knew if I kept getting singles I would be OK, but then I realised I had put two bowls on and it was a bit of a surprise.
“I have had so much support from everyone, ringing me, texting me and sending me good luck messages. It’s been lovely.”
From all of us at Stowmarket High School well done Katherine, we are hugely proud of your achievement and victory. We honour and salute the 2014 Ladies Indoor World Matchplay Singles champion.
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School survey of young people's aspirations
There is an Opportunity for young people to learn more about the many career and study options available to them in future – and enter a draw to win £300 top prize or one of four runner-up prizes of £50. This is endorsed by Suffolk County Council. Full details at: http://www.cascaid.co.uk/news/news_articles/school-survey/
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Stowmarket High Student Receives Top Honour
James Mannell, a Year 12 VI Form student at Stowmarket High School has been awarded a prestigious Certificate of Achievement by The Chartered Institute of Building. The CIOB award special prizes to exceptional students for their achievement in the Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment. The awards aim to motivate and encourage young people to take up careers in construction and the built environment and James’ results in the 2013 examination last June so impressed the CIOB with his Principal Learning and Project that they awarded him a certificate of Achievement; James is seen here receiving the award from Headteacher Keith Penn. James was delighted with his award and said that it was a real surprise to have done so well. Headteacher Keith Penn added, “James is a hard-working, dedicated student with a flair for Design; we are thrilled by his well-deserved success.”James’ teacher, Jim Hawkins said, “The CBE diploma is a very challenging course and to achieve exceptionally high grades for all elements, as James has, is a real credit to him. He has intentions of pursuing a career in architecture and this award will hopefully help him to progress onto a suitable course after his A Levels.”
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Stowmarket High School Student earns Karate Belt
13 year old Stowmarket High School student Emma Jarvis has been awarded her Brown Black Stripe belt in Karate. Emma, who attends Mick Blackwell’s Academy in Stowmarket, has also been asked to train with the East of England Karate Squad. She will be training for her 1st Dan Black Belt in 2014.PE teacher David Wise said, “Emma’s recent accomplishments are a reflection of the hard work and dedication which she applies to everything she does. It is excellent to see a student who does so well in school to also be achieving such great things out of school as well. We are very proud of what she is doing and we wish Emma the best of luck with her Black Belt; we hope she continues her success with the East of England Squad.”
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