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Our preparation for opening the Sixth Form in September 2017 continue apace. Last week’s Parents’ Forum on Sixth Form development went very well and we were able to give parents and Year 11 pupils the opportunity to meet with teaching staff to discuss the A level and BTEC courses which will be taught next year. Read More

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Stoke is extraordinarily quiet at the weekends compared to the bustle of the week. It was a treat this weekend to enjoy the quiet beauty of the campus after such a positive Open Morning on Saturday. A huge thank you to all pupils who took part and of course to parents, for giving up your Saturday too, to ferry your children to and from school.Read More

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We held our second Parents Evening of the half term on Friday. It was interesting to see how the half-term grades have helped to set the agenda for the evening’s discussions, aiding both Year 9 parents and staff to focus on where students are doing well and very importantly, where they need to focus to improve.

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We had a very interesting staff training day on the last Friday of the half term break and special thanks must go to Mr David Cardle, our vice chair of governors, who led us in a very active session on raising the profile of the College. Feedback on the day was very positive, not only on the training sessions but also on the idea of a ‘bring and share’ lunch. Read More

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Little did I realise as I wrote the blog last week that I would be receiving a phone call from the Independent Schools Inspectorate the following morning to announce that they would be coming to inspect us the following day. No matter how prepared you believe you are, the call is always a moment when you draw a deep breath and say a little prayer.Read More

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t’s hard to believe it is only two weeks until half term and pupils are already taking mid-term assessments, which will be reported to parents during the break. These assessments are the next step in our use of the Parent Portal to share your children’s progress with you more often and to strengthen the home-school partnership that is so important for pupils to do well.Read More

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It was good to see so many parents at the Parents’ Evenings on Wednesday and Thursday last week. We have always had a meeting early in the Autumn term for parents and class teachers in the Prep School to promote good communication and to ensure that the younger children are getting a secure start. Read More

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We would love to hear from more Old Stokesians and to catch up on their news so if you know, or are indeed related to, an Old Stokesian do please ask them to be in touch. Read More

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It’s been a very positive first week back and both new pupils and staff are settling in well. For everyone else, we have quickly got back into the school routine after the long summer break. Though, of course, there have been some changes.Read More

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It’s been a hugely busy summer and the highlight must be the fantastic GCSE results gained by the class of 2016. 65% 5A*-C’s is a significant leap forward and bodes well for the coming academic year.Read More