Headteacher's Update October 2016
The new academic year is now in full swing and I am pleased to report that we have experienced a very smooth and focused start to the new term.
The Year 7 students have settled quickly and definitely hit the ground running which is particularly pleasing as I know how daunting the transition can be for children and parents alike! I have been very impressed with their focus and attention in lessons and they seem to be finding their feet around school in general.
I am sure you will have seen by now in the press and on our website that we had another excellent set of GCSE results over the summer; this was nothing more than the students and teachers deserved. Collectively, they worked so hard to achieve our best ever examination results. Just last week, the Department for Education published their provisional performance tables and it was encouraging and thoroughly rewarding to read that students who learn at Dyson Perrins make more progress than others nationally. I will of course provide you with an update when the data is released but I would also like to thank you as parents for the support not only that you give your children but of us too in the approaches we take to help them to achieve.
I was also delighted to send all of our Year 13 students off to their chosen universities and colleges of Higher Education having done so well with their A-levels.