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|Fantastic Sports Day!|
A rather wet Wednesday gave way to a terrific Thursday as we held our first sports day with our new year groups.
There was a really good atmosphere on both days with students competing in the best spirits. Even the rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of our students on Wednesday and by Thursday there was a real edge to the competitions as our students strove to win their year group events.
There was a great buzz to the days and popular events included the tug of war, with new Year 11 really trying their best to out-pull each other.
Staff and students had a really good day with a tremendous team spirit being shown by all.
Thanks in particular to the PE staff for their hard work in designing and preparing the day.
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History in the Making
Four students at Stowmarket High School have been recognised for the high quality of their work in a recent essay competition entitled, ‘Lincoln, the Great Emancipator?’ The competition was set by the school’s History Department and the winners judged by Dr Ed Packard from UCS (University Campus Suffolk).
The competition is the latest collaboration between the two institutions and one both hope to build on it in the future. Simon Gore, our Head of History, was extremely pleased with the effort and quality of his student’s work and even more pleased by the high level of recognition placed on it by Doctor Ed Packard. Dr Packard praised the students, acknowledging ‘the dedication to research’, the ‘fine grasp of contextual details’ and ‘the succinct and energetic’ style of the responses.
Students George Howarth, Aisha Rafiq and Matthew Chapelle were specially commended by Dr Packard while he judged Maisie Frost’s ‘university standard’ response the winner. The essays are soon to be on display at Stowmarket Library.
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On Friday 10th July students were given the chance to meet business men and women covering industries from building to the armed forces in a speed dating-style event.
Small groups were given a few minutes at a time to talk to business representatives and find out what they do, how to get into their industry and what qualifications they might need.
This was organised in collaboration with Jo Leverett from Suffolk County Council's Raising The BAr Team.
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How To Register For Free School Meals Entitlement
You can register for Free School Meals if you get any of the following benefits:
Income Support; Job Seekers Allowance; Income Based Employment and Support Allowance; Income Related Support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
To register for Free School Meals, simply click the link:
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Sixth Form - Class of 2015
Make sure you get your copy of the Year Book which is available now from the Sixth Form Office – cost £4.00.
Summer Exams Results Dates and Times for Collection
GCE - Thursday 13th August
10:00 - 11:30am
GCSE - Thursday 20th August
10:00 - 11:30am
We are delighted that Brandon Cook, in Year 10, has written a superb short story which we are serialising here on the web site. Please click on the links to follow the story as it unfolds.
Stowmarket High School now has an Instagram account – stowmarket_high_school. The account will help us share events and successes with students and parents through online photos. You will need to have your own Instagram account to follow us. We look forward to sharing achievements throughout the academic year with those who sign up to follow us.
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Design Exhibition Is A Winner!
New Sports Kit News
Click HERE to read about our new kit and where to get it. ALL Year 7, 8 or 9 students must purchase the new style kit. Please do NOT buy the old style kit.
Calling Parents Who Run A Business...
In July we aim to host a Jobs Fair for Years 8 & 9 students.
Do you run a business?
Would you be able to be involved? If so please contact Alistair Ewan at the school who has more details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Suffolk Soccer Star!
Year 11 student Dan Knight has been honoured as Suffolk Under 16 Player of the Year. Dan, who plays for Hadleigh and is Captain of the Suffolk Under 16 team, was delighted when he received a text telling him the good news.
Well done Dan!
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School Transition Update February 2015>
Parent View - Ofsted Survey For Parents.
If you would like to complete this Ofsted survey please click the link below.
Aiden Thomas Jones was only 20 when he was tragically killed by a drink driver on May 1st 2009.
Aiden had his whole life ahead of him and his death left the family heartbroken and totally devastated. They decided as a family to help them come to terms with Aiden’s death they would like to set up their own charity.
AJ’s Legacy was formed and their aim is to help young people with special needs in Stowmarket and the surrounding areas.
AJ’s Legacy was set up in 2011 and they have been able to help a number of families as well as the Stowmarket Saturday ASD Club.
See what they do here: