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Wolgarston High School records yet another superb set of GCSE results

August 25, 2017

Wolgarston High School records yet another superb set of GCSE results

Wolgarston High School in Penkridge continues to punch above its weight with yet another strong set of GCSE results. Not only did students achieve fantastic grades, but they did so across a broad range of subject areas. It is this strength in depth that Head teacher Philip Tapp describes as the key to success; “For many years now we have had consistently good exam results. This is very much down to a combination of dedication from the students alongside expert teaching from our very skilled and experienced departments.”…

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Wolgarston Sixth Form Results Day

August 17, 2017

Wolgarston Sixth Form Results Day

Sixth Form students at Wolgarston High School in Penkridge are celebrating their success today with a top-drawer set of results both at A Level and BTEC. This means that once again Wolgarston is looking forward to taking its place at the top table of sixth form providers when the national league tables are published later in the year. Head Teacher Philip Tapp said, “We are delighted to be celebrating another year with a strong set of results. Our congratulations go to all of the students and teachers for their fantastic hard work and dedication. For several years Wolgarston has been one of the best sixth forms around and we are proud to be able to continue this tradition of success in…

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Proposed Penk Valley Federation Academy Conversion

June 16, 2017

Stakeholder Consultation Having expressed an interest to the Department for Education in view of becoming an academy, the Governing Body of Penk Valley Federation wishes to consult with you on a proposal to convert the schools in our federation, Wolgarston High School, Penkridge Middle School, Princefield First School, Marshbrook First School and St John’s (CE) First School to academy status, under the auspices of a single multi-academy trust: Penk Valley Academy Trust. Please read our consultation document Penk Valley Academy Trust Consultation – June 2017 We are running two consultation events Monday…

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Wolgarston Year 13 Celebration Day

May 25, 2017

Wolgarston Year 13 Celebration Day

Yesterday was Celebration Day at Wolgarston for Year 13 students and their parents and valued others. Governors, staff, parents and grand parents joined together to celebrate the achievements of our Year 13 students as they prepare to leave the Wolgarston fold for pastures new. Head of Sixth Form, Mr Simmonds, took the role of MC in an enjoyable ceremony held to present subject awards and special awards for students. The proceedings started with Molly Stanfield playing I Giorno by Ludvico Einaudi on Piano and Dan Beales, Head Boy, brought the proceedings to a close with a…

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St John’s First School, Bishops Wood first school to build on great reputation by joining Penk Valley Federation.

May 1, 2017

Governors at St John’s CofE (C) First School in Bishops Wood have made the decision to join the Penk Valley Federation of Schools on 1 May 2017. This decision will help develop the already excellent teaching and learning practice of the school whilst providing robust and challenging leadership and management support. The Penk Valley Federation was formed 12 months ago by Wolgarston High School, Penkridge Middle School, Marshbrook First School and Princefield First School. All schools in the federation are rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, two of which being awarded this status in the past year, and are all committed to taking collective responsibility for ensuring that every child and young person receives a truly excellent education from nursery right through to sixth form. By joining the federation, pupils and teachers…

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Innovative school leader appointed as Headteacher of Penkridge Middle School

April 20, 2017

Innovative school leader appointed as Headteacher of Penkridge Middle School

Penkridge Middle School has appointed Mrs Natalie Frost to be its new Headteacher. Mrs Frost, who has been Acting Headteacher for the past 12 months, was today appointed by Governors to lead the school on a permanent basis. The school is member of The Penk Valley Federation of Schools – a group of schools in South Staffordshire committed to offering educational excellence for pupils aged 2-19. It is Mrs Frost’s absolute commitment to ensure that children are given the very best educational opportunities, not just whilst at Penkridge Middle School, but throughout their learning journey which made her the perfect candidate to take on the role. Mrs Frost has 19 years of experience in teaching, spending the last 14 years as part of the leadership team at Penkridge Middle School. Previously she has held roles as Head of Year at two large secondary schools in Wolverhampton. Mrs Frost is known for her strong leadership…

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Penkridge Middle Schools celebrates Ofsted achievement

March 17, 2017

Penkridge Middle School are celebrating a fantastic Ofsted report in which all aspects of the school were judged to be ‘Good’ with the subgroup of ‘personal development and welfare’ being classed as ‘Outstanding.’ Only days after appointing Natalie Frost, who had been Acting Head Teacher for the past twelve months, to the permanent role of Head Teacher, the school was visited on Tuesday 28th February and Wednesday 1st March by a team of inspectors from Ofsted. The inspectors thoroughly examined all aspects of the school, from behaviour and safeguarding to academic progression and quality of teaching. They observed lessons, met with governors and the leadership team and heard the views of students and parents, in order to make their decision about the quality of the whole school. Mrs Frost said, “This report is a wonderful reflection of the dedication of staff, pupils and parents that ensures Penkridge Middle School goes from strength to strength. This is a great school and I am proud to lead it as…

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Your child’s education belongs at one of the best schools in England

February 2, 2017

If you’re reading this, chances are you have looked us up in the performance tables – the results speak for themselves. So, what else do you need to know about Wolgarston High School in Penkridge? We are a ‘Visible Learning’ school. This technique for teaching and learning is incredibly effective and is rooted in being as clear as possible in defining what successful learning looks like – just look at our attainment and our progression statistics to see its impact for yourself. It’s not just what our students do at Wolgarston in the classroom and in examinations that grabs the headlines. Our programme of personal development opportunities ensure that every Wolgarston leaver is prepared to take their place in the world and become an active, engaged citizen. We are part of The Penk Valley Federation of Schools – all dedicated to excellence in learning. Students benefit from smaller schools with smoother transitions, alongside age-appropriate teaching and facilities. Our three-tier system (with middle schools for years 5-8) is hugely popular with parents, students and staff alike. Don’t worry if your child…

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