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Year 10 Parents Evening - Thursday 26th January 4.00pm-6.00pm

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Tragic passing of Mr M Bowling

 

I am so sorry to tell you that I have been informed that our friend, colleague and a special man in our community, Mr M Bowling, has tragically died.

Mr Bowling was on holiday climbing a Scottish mountain and when coming down from the mountain he slipped and died. 

We have been liaising with his family and friends to help support them and listen to their wishes. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Bowling's family and friends at this very sad time. 

We will have a Book of Condolence in school reception for former students, staff and parents to sign from Tuesday morning.

  • “Pupils are polite, friendly, wear their uniforms smartly and behave extremely well.” Ofsted 2016
    “Pupils are polite, friendly, wear their uniforms smartly and behave extremely well.” Ofsted 2016
  • “Pupils are safe in school, they say that bullying is rare and is swiftly dealt with when it does occur.” Ofsted 2016
    “Pupils are safe in school, they say that bullying is rare and is swiftly dealt with when it does occur.” Ofsted 2016
  • Every day is open day at Sir John Thursby. You are very welcome to contact us for an appointment.
    Every day is open day at Sir John Thursby. You are very welcome to contact us for an appointment.
  •  “Outstanding personalised careers information and guidance ensures that pupils move on to appropriate education or training when they leave school. It ensures that pupils are ambitious and ready for the next stage of their education or training.” Ofsted 2016
    “Outstanding personalised careers information and guidance ensures that pupils move on to appropriate education or training when they leave school. It ensures that pupils are ambitious and ready for the next stage of their education or training.” Ofsted 2016
  • “Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the way the school is led and would recommend the school to other parents.” Ofsted 2016
    “Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the way the school is led and would recommend the school to other parents.” Ofsted 2016
  • “Outcomes for the most able children, including those who are disadvantaged, have strongly improved.” Ofsted 2016
    “Outcomes for the most able children, including those who are disadvantaged, have strongly improved.” Ofsted 2016
  •  We are a Unicef Rights Respecting Level 1 School and we are working towards Level 2.
    We are a Unicef Rights Respecting Level 1 School and we are working towards Level 2.
  • “The transition team manages pupils’ transfer from the primary schools well. Detailed information is collected on each child and their reading ages are determined to ensure that targeted support is provided to ensure that they get off to a good start.” Ofsted 2016
    “The transition team manages pupils’ transfer from the primary schools well. Detailed information is collected on each child and their reading ages are determined to ensure that targeted support is provided to ensure that they get off to a good start.” Ofsted 2016
  • We have been named Lancashire Secondary School of the Year at the Shine Awards Ceremony, Preston for all schools in Lancashire.
    We have been named Lancashire Secondary School of the Year at the Shine Awards Ceremony, Preston for all schools in Lancashire.

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Headteacher's Welcome

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Please accept a warm welcome to our website from all students, staff, Governors, parents/carers, supporters and friends of the College.

Sir John Thursby Community College is a very successful, heavily oversubscribed 11-16 college with a staff team committed to providing the very best teaching and extra-curricular opportunities for all of our students.

As we welcome all students, staff, parents and supporters back for 2017, we reflect on our hugely successful 2016, the most successful year in the school's history.

Our students tell us that they are so grateful for the hard work they and their teachers put in to every year and it is that hard work that leads to success. Students popping back for a visit always ask us to tell our current students that if they follow the advice and guidance of our staff they will be successful. This message is even more appropriate than ever in 2017 as the new GCSE English and Maths courses have been made more challenging and will be examined this summer for the first time. It is essential that all students put everything they have into achieving the highest possible grade they can this summer as anyone who does not meet the government standard will have to resit these subjects until they do achieve the government standard. With all the lessons and dedicated time for English and Maths, this summer is your best opportunity.

Year 9 and 10 students will be aware that most other courses also now have more challenging content and exams. Year 7 and 8 students following the National Curriculum will be given excellent advice and guidance when it comes to GCSE options.     

Please contact us if we can be of any help to you and come to see us in action.

Every day is open day at Sir John Thursby Community College.

Best regards,

Mr D Burton

Headteacher

 

We have been crowned Secondary School of the Year! 

Sir John Thursby has been crowned Lancashire Secondary School of the Year. The award was made in recognition of the schools success in exams, the ethos of the school and how we prepare young people for the world of work, further education and apprenticeships.

The organisers said they had had more nominations this year than ever before so be a finalist is an enormous achievement. The awards were in Preston and we waited anxiously to find out if we would win.

When our school was announced as the winner, music played, applause rang around the room and lightbulbs from the photographer flashed.

We are delighted to be Lancashire Secondary School of the Year because it rewards all the hard work for so many people but we are striving for better every year.  

Parent Forum: First Wednesday of every month at 9am at Sir John Thursby with the Headteacher, Mr Burton

 

 

 

 

     

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