It was delightful to see students looking incredibly smart, purposeful, a lot taller and ready to learn. A very warm welcome to our new Year 7 students – our class of 2019! I know lots of parents had their cameras out on Tuesday to capture this milestone. New students had a wonderful day. In assembly they described their first day to me as awesome, exciting, tiring, outstanding, brilliant and fun. Many parents, visitors and members of our community have commented how fabulous our students look and what a smart uniform we chose. We were pleased to see so many Year 11 students enjoy the new shirt and tie. We are very proud of our students and I know they are very proud of their school. We are continuing to build on our current success to ensure that every child achieves well, belongs and participates in the full life of our school.
Talented young Wellington climbers Katie Acton and Joe Walmsley competed in the UK’s first ever Deep Water Solo climbing contest, held at the Quay in Exeter during the last weekend of August. Competitors travelled from all over the country to climb on a specially constructed 7m high overhanging wall with the cold water of the Exeter Canal acting as a safety net.
The photo shows both Katie (left) and Joe (right) attempting their second and third routes respectively before a crowd of nearly 1,000 spectators.
Court Fields students celebrate outstanding success and achievement once again with an 8% rise in their GCSE 5 x A*-C including English and Maths. Students achieved an impressive 65%. Record numbers of students achieved A*/A grades with some students awarded 100% in specific exam papers. You can’t get better than that! Congratulations Year 11, we are very proud of you.
During the evening a variety of fun awards were presented by Mrs Lilywhite and Mr Selway. These included;
- Best Transport - Amber Forward for arriving in a stock car
- Most quirky transport (female) – Chloe Mace and Helen Hayes for arriving in a working ice cream van.
- Most quirky transport (Male) – Brendan Lanigan for arriving in the “Only Fools and Horses” Robin Reliant.
- Best Hair (female) – Laura Gatling & Georgia Dodden
- Best Hair (Male) – Robert Powell and Tom Kelvey
- Best Dress – Courtney Sellick and Chloe Mace
- Best Suit – Tom Kelvey and Robert Powell
- Best Shoes – Georgia Manning and Dominik Chmielewski
- Most transformed student – Jesse Pincombe and Hannah Waygood
- Prom King and Queen – Benedict Monterio and Georgia Channon
Key Stage Three Drama students have dedicated their extra-curricular time since Easter on rehearsals for ‘Alice’, a new adaption of Lewis Carroll’s classic ‘Alice in Wonderland’ story.
Court Fields climber Joe Walmsley competed in the British Youth Climbing Championship Final in Edinburgh over the weekend.
Joe achieved 16th place in his category and was the highest placed 13 year old in the competition. Joe competed against regional finalists from all over England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The South West Team came 5th overall.
Well done Joe!
Court Fields School held the inaugural inter-house team maths challenge on Friday 27th June. There were four rounds in the competition culminating in the relay round. This was a speed competition with teams working in pairs to answer alternate questions and running to return correct answers and provide the next questions for their team mates.
Each team was made up of one student from each year group and 48 students took part.
Organiser Mr Kilshaw, said “he was delighted with the success of the event and that it would definitely become an annual fixture in the Court Fields calendar”
Court Fields Duke of Edinburgh teams were out on Exmoor for their bronze expedition at the weekend. It was really hot when we set off and stayed that way all weekend, although the temperatures did drop a little over night.
Court Fields students continued in their tradition of doing well at Model United Nations by coming away from the 2014 Year 9 MUN Conference at Queen’s College with a number of awards, including that of Best Delegation.
Representing China were Becky, Lottie, Katie, Sam, Rhian and Kaan.
On Wednesday 18th June just under 320 primary school students from Beech Grove, Langford Budville, Rockwell Green, Sampford Arundel, St. Johns, Wellesley Park and West Buckland joined the Court Fields School choir for The Big Sing. Students have been rehearsing with their teachers since April in order to learn all the songs for the morning and it was with great excitement that we all gathered in the Sports Hall at Court Fields for the climax of all the preparations.
Work had begun back in April when the primary school music coordinators met at Court Fields School to be taught the songs and techniques by Kirtsen Wordley from Somerset Music. Workshops were held in each school in the ensuing weeks and then we all gathered for the Big Sing on Friday 20th June. Parents and staff formed the audience and were treated to the sound of over 350 children’s voices singing a variety of music ranging from Native American Chants to All Together Now by The Farm. A highlight was the solo verses sung by the Court Fields Choir.