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Headteacher's Welcome

I am delighted to have this opportunity to introduce the school’s website to you.  The information presented gives an indication of the services on offer at King Henry VIII School for its students, parents and the local community.

We are committed that every pupil should get the best possible opportunities and education allowing them to succeed and flourish.  Learning is at the heart of all we do, through high quality teaching we ensure every pupil’s talents and abilities are catered for allowing them to excel academically but also develop skills that allow them to become more independent in their learning and prepare them for life beyond school. 

The school is recognised as having a positive ethos with a strong sense of purpose that maintains and promotes a safe and caring attitude based on mutual respect between all members of the school community.  We endeavour to develop responsible young citizens that show respect for themselves, others and the local and global community.

School days must be a period of enrichment and enjoyment.  Pupils are encouraged to enjoy and participate in a healthy balance of extra-curricular activities.  The School offers many activities in:

 

We hope that you will find our website interesting and should you require additional information please do not hesitate to contact the school.

 

Mrs E Lewis

Headteacher

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    Outstanding examination results! 

    The hard work and dedication of students and staff has been rewarded with outstanding examination results this year.

    At KS4 the number of pupils achieving 5 or more grades A* - C including English and Maths has risen to 63.5%, an improvement of 3.5% on our previous best.  

    There have also been superb improvements in Maths with A*-C grades increasing 9% to 71% and in Science A*-C grades increased by 9% to 68%.  These results were matched by English where 74.3% of pupils attained A*-C grades, an excellent achievement.   Eleven pupils gained 9 or more GCSEs at A*/A and at the top A* grade Molly Bradley gained 11 A*s, Megan Nicholls 9 A*s and Isobel Parry Jones and Sol Klappholz gained 8 A*s each, fantastic! 

    Pleasingly 97% of pupils gained 5 or more grades at A*-G and every pupil in Year 11 has gained a qualification.

    The current year 10 also recorded very successful results and this bodes very well for next year.

    An additional pupil success lower down the school was Erin Shorey in Year 9 who gained an A* in Welsh GCSE two years early.

    Key stage 5

    At A2 we achieved an excellent A*-E pass rate of 99% an improvement on the previous year. The level 3 threshold (achieving equivalent to two A2 passes) increased to 97.8% a 3% improvement.  Nearly all pupils exceeded their predicted grades and over 20% of pupils gained all three A Level passes at A*-C or above. 

    Two pupils Caitlin Bamber and Ryan Bentley gained the top grades of A*A in all their examinations.

    Pleasingly a significant number of pupils have also gained entrance scholarships to universities, these include Luke Gumery - Criminology, Hannah Mayled – Zoology, Sean Price – Computer Science, Kieran Rogers – Mathematics, Abagail-Lea Williams – Romance Languages and Laura Yates – Psychology . 

    Year 13 students will now embark on their chosen University courses, these include a wide range of subjects such as computing, criminology, humanities, English, maths, sciences, languages, the arts,  media and journalism, nursing and physiotherapy, psychology, economics and finance.  We wish them well with their future studies.

    The current Year 12 has laid a solid foundation for future success with their excellent AS results.  It is pleasing to note the high number of students attaining A-C grades, with Bethan Gilson, Ffion James, Louise Morgan, Eleanor Newsam  and Ahmed Ramadan all achieving four top A grades. 

    All the above results are a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the pupils, the staff and the governing body over the past year.  Well done to all.