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13 September 2016

Coleridge Year 11 examination results 2016

Coleridge Year 11 students performed well on all 4 of the Government’s new key measures of school performance. The table below shows the significant improvement compared with 2015. Whilst still some way to go, the school is clearly on the right track.

National results for 2016 are not yet available

Government measure National result 2015 School result 2015 School result 2016
% of students achieving A*-C in both English and Maths 58 44 61
Progress 8* score 0 -0.2 +0.2
Attainment 8** score 4.8 4.2 4.9
% of students achieving the EBacc*** 24 18 30

 

*Progress 8 score measures how much progress each Year 11 student made in their best 8 qualifying subjects from the start of Year 7 to the end of Year 11, and calculates an average for the school. If on average all students have made the amount of progress they would have been expected to make, the school’s score would be 0 (zero). Schools will naturally aspire to achieve the highest possible positive score. The 2016 result shown is a provisional one, given to us by a national company called Go4Schools, based on their own very large database of schools.

**Attainment 8 score calculates the students’ average grade across their best 8 qualifying subjects, using the numeric grade scale 1-9, where 9 is the best score that could be attained.

***Ebacc is the percentage of Year 11 students that achieved a grade A*-C in all of English, Maths, Science, History or Geography and a modern language (at Coleridge, usually French).

29 March 2017

Paralympian Athlete Visits Coleridge
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29 March 2017

Paralympian Athlete Visits Coleridge

Georgie Bullen, who represented Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics in the Goalball team visited Coleridge Community College to introduce students to her game.

 

Georgie explained the principles of goalball, which was created for visually impaired athletes.  Students then had the opportunity to try their hand at a game of goalball, using eye masks and goalballs with bells inside to alert players where the ball is on the court.

 

Further photos can be found in this Cambridge News article

 

16 March 2017

BBC News School Report
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16 March 2017

BBC News School Report

Students at Parkside took part in the BBC’s News School Report Day on Thursday 16th March.

Click on the links named ‘BBC School News Report’ to open the articles.

Theatre Reviews by Eve: BBC School News Report

Parkside History Project – A Tale of Two Hostels – by Hannah: BBC News School Report

Caddie, the Lab, Gives Autistic Teen Second Chance by Rose: BBC School News Report

The Dutch Election by Cassia and Femke: BBC School News Day

Queen Signs Brexit by Jakub: BBC News School Reports

Bank Robbery by Kit: BBC News School Reports

Toyota to Invest £240m: BBC News School Report

Cambridge Science Festival: BBC News School Report

Parcel Bomb Explodes by Kit: BBC News School Report

Schools Addressing Mental Health Issues: BBC News School Report

England Rugby Champions: BBC News School Report

EBacc Cuts Students Off From The Arts by Frankie: BBC News School Report

Student Wellbeing at Parkside by Lucia: BBC News School Report

The Queens Donation: BBC News School Report

Small Business by Amelia: BBC News School Report

School Shooting in Grasse: BBC News School Report

Big Bang Science Event by Eve, Hannah and Rose: BBC News School Report

Mental Health Issues in School by Sheetal: BBC News School Reports

Suicide Bombing by Kit: BBC News School Report

New Cambridge Cycleway by Rose: BBC News School Report

Uniform: Good or Bad? BBC News School Report

Brexit: BBC News School Report

A work in progress: students working hard on their articles

A work in progress

Setting up for the recordings

Parkside students with their BBC Certificates

10 March 2017

Minister of State for School Standards congratulates Parkside Community College
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10 March 2017

Minister of State for School Standards congratulates Parkside Community College

Parkside Community College has received a letter of congratulations from the Right Honourable Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards.

He has congratulated staff and pupils for the high levels of progress pupils are making and achievement of the school in the English Baccalaureate in 2016.

The letter can be viewed here.

8 March 2017

Roy Burrell Awards 2017
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8 March 2017

Roy Burrell Awards 2017

The Roy Burrell Awards took part on 7th March 2017, and this was the 40th year that the Awards have been running.  There were 8 students and one member of staff representing the Federation this year, all have achieved county standard or above in sport.

 

Siobhan Skinner (member of staff) won a major award (Team of the Year) for leading the District Cross Country Team to first place in the region.

 

Louis Rolfe, Paralympian Gold Medalist and ex-Coleridge student, was a special guest at the Awards.

 

3 March 2017

World Book Day
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3 March 2017

World Book Day

This year is the 20th anniversary of World Book Day and at Trumpington Community College they have been celebrating for the first time in the new building.

 

World Book day is a fantastic opportunity for students to celebrate what they are reading and share their favourite books with each other. The TCC students wrote book reviews as a recommendation for others which created a wall display in the main hall. It was great to see students reading each other’s work during break and lunch. The English student leaders not only organise assemblies for the whole school to tell them of why we celebrate World Book Day, but they also ran a book stall to raise money for Book Aid International.

 

Students completed a quiz during form time to guess the staff’ favourite books. All staff also dressed up for the day and students had great fun trying to guess who they all were. There were many characters, from Hagrid to Lady Macbeth.

8 February 2017

Parkside Students Enjoy Success in Debating Competition!
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8 February 2017

Parkside Students Enjoy Success in Debating Competition!

Parkside students have recently been competing in the International Competition for Young Debaters, with great success.  The teams, which  only started a few months ago, competed in the London round against many schools from the independent sector. Parkside ‘A’ team came 6th overall, and only missed out on the finals by 2 points!  Year 9 student Eve Sherratt-Cross was 9th on the speaker tab and Femke Buitelaar, also Year 9, came 12th.  The team in fact did better than other independent schools who traditionally dominate the national debating scene.

 

The other team from Parkside, Anjara Trachsel-Bourbeau and Lexie Weiss,  also worked exceedingly hard and and made excellent progress throughout the day, and were not very far off from the top teams at the end of the day.

 

The students enjoyed the day thoroughly, thanks to staff from Schools Plus Cambridge for working with our students.

25 January 2017

Trumpington Sports Family Fun Day
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25 January 2017

Trumpington Sports Family Fun Day

Trumpington Sports are holding a Fitness & Family Fun Day on 5th February.

 

 

24 January 2017

Year 9 Students attend ‘Eyes on the Prize’ at ARU
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24 January 2017

Year 9 Students attend ‘Eyes on the Prize’ at ARU

Year 9 students recently attended an event hosted by Anglia Ruskin University.  ‘Eyes on the Prize’ is an event focused on supporting students with their future academic choices.  The event included input from local Level 3 providers, schools and universities and aimed to provide students with a positive and aspirational programme.

 

Tours were given by ARU Student Ambassadors, who gave the pupils an insight into what being a university student is like.  The exhibition highlighted the range of courses and facilities at Anglia Ruskin and also featured stands from other Higher Education institutions, as well as training providers and employers.

 

       

19 January 2017

Parkside Results Top in County
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19 January 2017

Parkside Results Top in County

Parkside Community College has been named as the best state secondary in the county for its GCSE results.

 

Full details can be found here in an article in the Cambridge News.

9 December 2016

Apple Tree Planting at Trumpington Community College
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9 December 2016

Apple Tree Planting at Trumpington Community College

Cambridge Community Collection recently spoke to students about an Apple Tree Planting project and following on from that, students at the school helped plant twenty different varieties of apple tree along the edge of the playing fields and in the enclosed garden.  Over the next few years Cambridge Community Collection will help the school prune and nurture the trees as well as adding further trees to the collection around the school car parking area and the sports hall.

 

 

25 November 2016

Dedication to the Community Event
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25 November 2016

Dedication to the Community Event

Trumpington Community College was delighted to welcome the President of the Royal Society and Nobel prize winner Venki Ramakrishnan to formally dedicate the new school to the community on the evening of 22nd November.

Trumpington Community College is a new state of the art school in the heart of the Great Kneighton development in the south of Cambridge for children aged 11-16.

The new school also boasts extensive community sports facilities and other resources, and aims to take its place at the heart of the new and growing area of Cambridge.

Venki spoke about the importance of students accessing the sort of broad education that Trumpington will provide, focussing on the need to prepare students for a world which will be very different from the one children are growing up in today.

John Jones, Head of School, commented ‘We were delighted to welcome Venki and honoured that he was able to launch our new school.  We want Trumpington Community College to be a place for the whole community to come together, and we were very pleased to welcome so many people to this event.”

 

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25 November 2016

Paralympian Gold Medallist Louis Rolfe Visits Coleridge
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25 November 2016

Paralympian Gold Medallist Louis Rolfe Visits Coleridge

Ex- Coleridge student and current Paralympian Gold medallist Louis Rolfe, was invited back to Coleridge Community College to present Sporting awards to Coleridge students whom have earned recognition for their sporting achievements.

Louis Rolfe gave out individual certificates and medals to 18 students across year 11 and year 9 who have shown commitment to sport over their time at Coleridge School.

The students were clearly inspired by Louis Rolfe’s presence; Andrew Neziri (Year 11),

“This morning has been an opportunity to reflect upon our achievements and appreciate the rewards of hard work, which Louis Rolfe epitomises”

Anna O Grady (Year 9), “It was really exciting to meet Louis Rolfe and to see his medals. I would love to be in the Olympics one day”

The school have decided to name a trophy after the student after his recent achievements, the trophy will now be called the ‘Louis Rolfe Sports Award’. This will be presented to one male and one female student at the end of the year covering the whole school.  Mr Dixon, Head of PE at Coleridge, believes this will create a legacy for generations to come and winning the Louis Rolfe Sports Awards will become the highest sporting achievements in the school as his name attached to the trophy embodies his values of determination, Inspiration, Excellence, Courage and Equality.

Finally Louis Rolfe said “It is amazing to have a trophy named after me. The thought of students winning the ‘Louis Rolfe’ sports awards in the future makes me feel very proud”

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31 October 2016

CALA Homes Donates Defibrillator Package to Trumpington Community College
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31 October 2016

CALA Homes Donates Defibrillator Package to Trumpington Community College

The recently opened Trumpington Community College at Great Kneighton, Cambridge has received a mobile defibrillator thanks to a donation by CALA Homes.  The housebuilder has donated the lifesaving equipment as part of a national campaign to help save the lives of people who suffer potentially fatal cardiac arrests.

CALA is working with national charity Hand on Heart to donate a defibrillator and provide training, together worth £3000, to a school in each of the eight regions across the UK in which it operates.

Eight members of staff and 30 children in each school will also receive basic life support and awareness training as part of the package.

More than 600 young people die each year from sudden cardiac arrest, of those 270 happen in schools.  The only definitive treatment for a victim of cardiac arrest is early CPR and defibrillation.  This must be administered within 3-5 minutes following collapse to give the person the best chance of survival; making it imperative to have a defibrillator on site.

John Jones, head teacher at Trumpington Community College commented: “Sudden cardiac arrest among children is rare but the defibrillator gives us extra assurance that we are ready to do all we can to help should the worst happen.

“We are extremely grateful to CALA Homes for supplying the equipment and training to help us keep our students, staff and local people safe.”

Warren O’Callaghan, sales manager for CALA Homes (North Home Counties) presented the defibrillator to school.  He said: “Health and safety is of paramount importance at CALA, so we are very pleased to extend that principle by giving local schools in the communities in which we build the means to save lives.

“The equipment and lifesaving training and awareness session held with staff and pupils by Hand on Heart will continue to have a positive impact for years to come.”

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31 October 2016

Trumpington Community College Officially Opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester
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31 October 2016

Trumpington Community College Officially Opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester

Trumpington Community Colelge were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester to on Friday 23 September 2016.    HRH toured the school, met with staff, students, governors and those involved in the design and construction of the building and also officially opened Trumpington Community College.

 

The school has been designed by a partnership led by Avanti Architects, including Max Fordham and constructed by Morgan Sindall with project management by  Aecom.  The building has been designed to be flexible enough to adapt to changes in education over the next 50 years, and also to be responsive to climate change.

 

The new school features an innovative open plan design, inspired by Danish school models.  It features a light-filled  central atrium, with teaching areas laid out over two floors.  Extensive use of glass connects all the areas of the school as well as giving views of the playing fields and surrounding community.  An art installation in the atrium by Umbrellium has created a virtual cat which the students can interact with to understand how much energy the building is using.  The school also has a Community Sports Centre which is run by Abbeycroft Leisure.

 

The whole project has been overseen by a charitable trust, City of Cambridge Education Foundation, working in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council.  Chair of the Foundation, Nick Hood commented:-

“We are delighted that The Duke of Gloucester has opened the new school.  We hope it will be an inspiring place to learn for generations of students, and also a source of pride for the local community.”

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6 October 2016

Is Cinder the most popular cat in Cambridge?
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6 October 2016

Is Cinder the most popular cat in Cambridge?

Trumpington Community College has been overwhelmed by the impact that Cinder the cat has had on the students and the local community – we also understand from Umbrellium that Cinder has a number of surprises in store for us during the year – we will keep you all posted!

Read more below:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/meet-cinder-the-virtual-cat-which-takentrumpington-community-college-by-storm/story-29782236-detail/story.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-37561326

5 October 2016

Open Evening October 4th 2016
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5 October 2016

Open Evening October 4th 2016

The school was pleased to welcome a large number of families to the college’s Open Evening  yesterday evening.

The slides from the Headteacher’s presentation can be found below.

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13 September 2016

Parkside Year 11 and Year 13 examination results 2016
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13 September 2016

Parkside Year 11 and Year 13 examination results 2016

It is our great pleasure to celebrate the success of our students in Year 11 and Year 13, who have achieved impressive results over the summer. 88% of our Year 11 students achieved an A*-C in English and Maths (one of the government’s new performance measures). Initial indications suggest that this is the highest performance for a state school in the county. We are also pleased to share the results of our Year 13 International Baccalaureate students, who achieved a 97% pass rate for the IB and an average points score in line with the world average. Our Year 13 BTEC students achieved very, with a 100% pass rate and an average grade of a Merit. We are very proud, not only of the attainment of our students, but of the outstanding progress that they have made also.

National results for 2016 are not yet available

Government measure National result 2015 School result 2015 School result 2016
% of students achieving A*-C in both English and Maths 56 85 88
Progress 8* score 0 +0.7 +0.7
Attainment 8** score 4.8 6.1 6.1
% of students achieving the EBacc*** 24 59 59

*Progress 8 score measures how much progress each Year 11 student made in their best 8 qualifying subjects from the start of Year 7 to the end of Year 11, and calculates an average for the school. If on average all students have made the amount of progress they would have been expected to make, the school’s score would be 0 (zero). Schools will naturally aspire to achieve the highest possible positive score. The 2016 result shown is a provisional one, given to us by a national company called Go4Schools, based on their own very large database of schools.

**Attainment 8 score calculates the students’ average grade across their best 8 qualifying subjects, using the numeric grade scale 1-9, where 9 is the best score that could be attained.

***Ebacc is the percentage of Year 11 students that achieved a grade A*-C in all of English, Maths, Science, History or Geography and a modern language (at Coleridge, usually French).

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