A brilliant end to the 4th term at Pinner High School, and a festive season jam packed with events: performers at Pinner Panto, our own end of term concert, guest appearances by our students as we hosted the Cannon Lane concert, a very enjoyable charity Christmas jumper day and festive lunch.
In the last week, Year 8 had a day dedicated to their GCSE options. This included a speaker from Unidays, University of Cambridge, and closer to home sixth formers visited us from Whitmore High School to talk about how they made their subject choices for GCSE and A Level. Our students also took a ‘Careers test’ on the Fast Tomato website, that suggests careers based on an individual’s interests and strengths. Year 7 had a day dedicated to Esafety, with parents invited for an evening session to help keep their children safe online.
In our celebration assembly today, students received their certificates from the Bebras Challenge 2017 a national computational thinking competition. 12 students came in the top 10% across the country: many congratulations to them. We also crowned our first Chess champion, and enjoyed 7BX showcasing their salsa dance, the winning entry into the ‘MFL Got Talent’ languages House competition. Bannister are in the lead at the end of the first term, but with plenty left to play for!
There continues to be much to celebrate. We received over 900 applications for entry to the school in September 2018, by which time we will have the whole site for our own use. We have already appointed some brilliant colleagues to start with us in September for our growing school, and it promises to be a very happy new year.