Following the Brexit referendum and a period of uncertainty Europa School’s students can breathe a little easier knowing the school can offer the IB Diploma Programme from September 2020. This accreditation follows a rigorous programme of staff training and inspection by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).
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Headteacher, Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright said:
“Governors with no prior association with the school bring much to the table. Their board-level knowledge and experience help us plan and shape the strategic direction of the school’s educational offer and provision.
“School governors contribute significantly to students’ education, opportunities and their futures, and our educational offer advances thanks to their leadership experience and business expertise.”
This opens up the potential for the school’s senior department to decant from its current temporary accommodation in West Molesey and relocate to their permanent facility in Cobham ahead of the previously scheduled date of September 2021. The sixth form is already based at the Munro House site, following its successful opening in September 2019.
Dixons Academies Trust CEO, Sir Nick Weller said:
Holy Trinity School now offers fully accredited Learn to Swim and Aquatic Skills Framework Awards through its national curriculum lessons and extra-curricular school clubs for pupils from Reception to Year 7. Able to teach children from three-years upwards, the Learn to Swim Framework is aimed at children from five-years onwards, with the school offering additional Learn to Swim classes open to non-Holy Trinity pupils now available on Saturday afternoons for Stages 1 – 10.
LAE’s students have broken records for the 5th year running, with 37 students, almost half of this year’s applicants, receiving offers to study at Cambridge and Oxford colleges in 2020. This takes the school to a total of 129 offers since its first cohort received their university offers in 2014.
Under Ofsted's new framework, which came into effect in September, it is now much harder for schools to achieve the top rating. Indeed, a number of schools inspected this term have seen their ratings fall under the tougher and more challenging framework.
Westside School has bucked the trend with a highly positive report in which it is judged Outstanding in every category. The inspectors who spent two days at the school began their glowing report by simply stating that students "get a great deal" in the school.
"It is fantastic to see the outstanding work of free schools recognised by The Sunday Times.
"King's Maths School, Exeter Mathematics School, London Academy of Excellence, Harris Westminster Sixth Form, Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form and Chapeltown Academy embody the transformative opportunities free schools offer communities across the country, in some of the areas that need them most.