Y7 boys win North East Surrey Sports Partnership League
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 09:38
Congratulations to the Y7 boys football team on becoming league champions. The final match of the season saw the boys gain a 3-1 victory over Hinchley Wood School. After an evenly matched first half, the team went into the final 15 minutes at 1-1, making it a very tense affair. With two minutes left Epsom and Ewell found the extra gear they needed scoring two goals in quick succession through Jamie White and Marley Fraser-Doswell to win the match 3-1. This is a great achievement for all the boys and it marks a really positive start; let’s hope that they can repeat the feat next season! Special mention must go to Jay Hawkings who has also played exceptionally well throughout the season.
Year 11 Football
- Last Updated on Thursday, 28 March 2013 13:43
Our year 11 football team won the North Surrey Schools League for the 3rd year running last night beating The Priory 3-1. Congratulations to the whole team, led by Jack Knight who also scored a hat trick in the game. This is the third year running that the boys have won this competition and they have only lost one game in this competition since the beginning of Year 9.
Department for Education - school performance tables published
- Last Updated on Friday, 25 January 2013 09:13
The DfE has just published the school performance league tables for last summer's GCSE and A level results. They show the school ranked second in the county for value added at GCSE and are available online. The full tables can be found by following this link.
Government tables place school in top 2% nationally for student progress
- Last Updated on Saturday, 15 December 2012 06:58
The Department for Education has just published the national database (called RAISEonline) that shows how the performance of an individual school compares to the national average. We are delighted to announce that we have outperformed the national average in all categories and this places us in the top 2% nationally for student progress. A summary of the report is available for download.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:51
The summer 2012 GCSE and A2 exam certificates are now available for collection. Please see Anne Orpwood in the exams office.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:44
A huge thank you to everyone who was involved in fundraising and sponsorship last year. We raised a staggering £11,000! As promised, this was split equally between our two chosen charities: Cancer Research UK and Plan UK. The money for Plan goes directly to help rebuild the Lojwa Primary School in Malawi.
The Epsom-Paris cycle ride was a highlight of the year and a focus for a lot of fundraising. A photo gallery is now available to view. Click here
We aim to continue raising money for both charities this coming year. Our target is £15k, so please keep an eye out for forthcoming events! There is another ambitious cycle ride planned for July and we hope to involve far more parents and students this year.
Summer exam success
- Last Updated on Saturday, 15 September 2012 19:01
Congratulations to all our students who received their record breaking GCSE results yesterday. The provisional results show that a stunning 97% achieved 5+ A*-C and 64% achieved 5+ A*-C including English and mathematics. This is a fantastic achievement especially against the national picture that shows a decline in GCSE results for the first time in many years.
Congratulations too go to our sixth form students who again achieved really well against a similar drop in standards nationally. All students wishing to go to university got their places and their 98% pass rate at A2 level was a fantastic achievement. A full analysis of the exam results is now available for download.
Epsom to Paris Cycle Ride
- Last Updated on Monday, 09 July 2012 22:12
The team have completed the ride to Paris, in aid of Cancer Research UK and Plan UK, after three long days in the saddle. The weather was atrocious when it left last Friday and it took 7 hours of hard cycling to cover the 75 miles to Portsmouth. After a night crossing to Le Harve the team cycled into the wind for another 7 hours until it arrived in Evreux for its second stop. The final leg got off to an early start, and this time the team took advantage of a strong tail wind to power into Paris in record time. The total distance of 221 miles had taken 21 hours of 'saddle time' to complete. Congratulations to all involved and thank you to Atkins and HinKell Engineering for their sponsorship and to everyone for their generous donations. A photo gallery will be available shortly.
School recognised by SSAT
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 20:23
We have received a letter and certificate from the specialist schools and academies trust congratulating us on our performance at KS4 over the last three years. The letter, from the chief executive of the SSAT, says:
"I am pleased to acknowledge your achievement in being among the top 10% of schools and academies nationally based on the improvement from 2008 to 2011 in the percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C including English and mathematics. Many congratulations for achieving an outstanding 23 point increase."
Well done to everyone - this is truly a fantastic team effort.
Latest OFSTED report published
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 20:19
OFSTED have concluded that we are a good school with outstanding features. The report refers to our 'transformational journey' and states that we have created 'a culture where staff and students believe can achieve outstandingly well'. We are delighted that the incredible hard work of staff, students and governors has been recognised. The full report is now available for download.
Deutsche Austausch: A German Exchange
- Last Updated on Thursday, 10 May 2012 08:49
On Thursday 1st March a group of 5 nervous but excited German AS Level students, along with two of their teachers, set off very early in the morning to start their 5 day exchange in Simmern, Germany. They spent the time with their host families, joining in with family life, socialising with their exchange partner and their friends as well as spending 2 days in school. The staff and pupils at Herzog-Johann-Gymnasium gave us a warm reception, throwing a welcome party for our arrival as well as organising a cinema trip and a day trip to Koblenz. Over the week, the students’ confidence developed immensely and they all thoroughly enjoyed the trip and are looking forward to reciprocating the kindness and hospitality that they experienced!
Summer sports activities
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:16
As the days get longer and warmer please try your hand at any number of sports that are on offer this term before, during and after school. The full list is now available for download.
Ski trip 2013 launched
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 11:01
After the hugely successful ski trip this year we are delighted to offer another trip in February 2013. All details are now available for download.
Term date consultation favours change
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:02
The school has completed its consultation programme with parents, staff and governors over the proposed changes to the 2012-13 term dates. The outcome was an overwhelming support for the introduction for a two week half term in the Autumn Term. The decision to implement this has now been ratified by the governing body. Full details of next year's term dates are now available.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 15 March 2012 16:16
The performance arts acting and music group are putting on a production of Blood Brothers on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th March starting in 7 p.m. Tickets are available from reception. £2 adults and £1 students.
School named in latest DfE performance tables
- Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2012 10:37
We are delighted that the school has been named by the Department for Education as one of the top 200 most improved schools for GCSE results over the last three years. The full listing is available for download.
School launches immersion pilot
- Last Updated on Friday, 10 February 2012 10:34
Sports news now available
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 16:39
The February newsletter from the sports team is now available for download.
Year 8 options information now available
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 16:30
The current Y8 students will be choosing their GCSE options shortly. The guidance booklet is now available for download.
School open and battlefields trip to go ahead
- Last Updated on Sunday, 05 February 2012 14:50
HRB seen as a centre of excellence
- Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2012 08:54
The inspection of the school's hearing resource base on the 13th December 2011 concluded that it gave an excellent provision to our students with hearing impairments. The full report is available for download. Congratulations to all the staff and students involved.
Latest government exam statistics rank school and show scale of progress
- Last Updated on Monday, 12 December 2011 12:17
The latest government statistics analysing last summer's exam results rank the school in the top 7% nationally for the progress made by the students. This is an outstanding achievement and congratulations to all concerned. The full reports are now available for download.
Summer 2011 exam certificates
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 20:03
These are now ready for collection from the exams office.
- Last Updated on Sunday, 16 October 2011 19:05
Revision and extra preparation sessions have already started for this years exams. Please download what is available and ensure that your child is attending.
- Last Updated on Sunday, 16 October 2011 18:56
The school has launched its new 'parent champions' scheme. If you are intersted in becoming one please download all the necessary information. We think that this is a really exciting development for the school and are looking forward to working with our parents and carers in this new way.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:43
We are very pleased to announce that we are installing a new cashless system for the catering service. This will enable us to deliver a more efficient service and to continue to provide healthy and enjoyable meals at the lowest possible cost. The system will start in operation on Thursday 10th November. All information relating to its installation is now available for download.
Open evening arrangements and school tours
- Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:40
The opening evening for prospective students looking for entry in the 2012-13 academic year will be on Tuesday 4th October 2011. The evening will start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Alex Russell, the headteacher will give two addresses. The first will be at 6 p.m., the second at 7 p.m. Each address will last about 30 minutes.
Parents, carers and students are welcome to tour the school on either Monday 10th or Tuesday 11th October from 9 a.m. Please contact the school to book your place.
Students achieve record GCSE results
- Last Updated on Thursday, 25 August 2011 12:48
Congratulations to our year 11 students who achieved a fantastic 97% 5+ A*-C and 60% including English and mathematics. The results have smashed the most ambitious targets set for us. Well done to all the students; we are very proud of you.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 25 August 2011 13:26
Term starts for all students on Wednesday 7th September 2011 at 8.40 a.m. Students should go straight to their tutor bases. Lists will be available at the student entrance near the main hall.
Summer Fair - Saturday 9 July
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 09:16
This year we will be holding our first Summer Fair at the school for many years and we are planning a really exciting event for both students and parents, and inviting the local community to join us.
It is on Saturday 9th July and will include a Dog Show (open to all dog owners), Battle of the Bands competition, sports and other competitions and activities, BBQ, beer and refreshment tents and a variety of stalls. Please download the letter from the PSA with more details and how you can help.