We held a summer school for some of our incoming new Year 7 pupils for a week from 9th Aug to 13th Aug. We invited a total of 42 pupils (both pupil premium and non-pupil premium pupils were identified, with selecting who we felt would benefit most from our transition provision. From the 42 pupils invited, 35 attended the Summer School and took part in many activities including: getting to know the school and its routines, discussing hopes and wishes and addressing any worries. Alongside this, pupils also had sessions on literacy, numeracy and science classes. They were also introduced to lego therapy, gardening, cooking, as well as some PE and games time.
The students all had a wonderful time getting to know each other and our key pastoral staff, including members of the Inclusion Department. As a special treat, for lunch every day our pupils received a Subway meal and other healthy snacks and refreshments, in our newly landscaped garden area.
The breakdown of costs for the summer school is set out below:
Meals and Refreshments £583.45
Resources for Summer School activities £1094.17
Staff Salaries for Summer School £4531.56
TOTAL FUNDING £6209.18
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GCSE Press Release
Well done to our amazing Year 11 students on their exceptional GCSE and BTEC examination results! Swanlea students’ have excelled this year, despite the challenges faced from the pandemic, with our grades and progress amongst the best in the country. Some of their achievements are listed below.
Giuly Uddin – Best progress results in her GCSES, made more than 3 grades progress compared to previous similar students on entry at secondary school. She worked really hard to achieve 3 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s, and 4 grade 7s.
Muaj Rahman – Our top performing student, with 9 grade 9s, 1 distinction and 1 grade 8. Muaj has been the Year Team council head boy and played an important role over the years representing the students’ views on the school council.
Nadia Ahmed – One of our top performing students. Consistently working hard through the pandemic to achieve 4 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and 3 grade 7s. Grade 9s in subjects English Language, German, Physics and RE.
Umar Subhan – One of our top performing students. Consistently working hard through the pandemic to achieve 3 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and 1 grade 7 and a distinction. Grade 9s in subjects English Language and English Literature.
Our attainment 8 score is a fantastic 56.10, with 85% of students achieving the key 9-4 grades in English and Maths. A superb 67% of students went on to achieve grades 9-5 in English and Maths. 90% of students were rewarded with a grade 4 or higher in English, with 87% achieving the same figure in Maths.
All of our Year 11 students have been a credit to themselves and their families, they deserve great credit for their hard work and resilience over the past two years. We are so proud of them and wish them every success in their future studies at Swanlea 6th form and beyond. Well done Year 11!