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Here is a round up of our blog posts, keeping you informed about the life and times of Pinner High School.

 

March 2020

  • Champions!

    Published 13/03/20, by Chris Woolf

    Congratulations to our Year 7 boys table tennis team who are our newest Borough Champions! They had a brilliant tournament this week, and played really well throughout against some very tough opponents. We’ll add the team photo to our growing Wall of Fame to celebrate their success. Brilliant news!

    I enjoyed checking in on the refurbishment programme this week, walking round our new spaces and seeing the progress our contractors have already made. The schedule of work is tight, but indications are positive. We are planning how to decorate the hoarding at the front of the building so that the students can make their mark on the process as well. They have been involved in planning the growth of the school through the buildings. I shall continue to keep you updated.

     

    The media has been full of reports about different phases of the coronavirus national action plan. We have been planning for different scenarios, and have developed a range of online learning activities that can be completed from home should the need arise. Teachers have been practising using different apps and resources in class to try to get as far ahead with this as is possible. You may have seen your child preparing Google classroom activities at home. I have enjoyed seeing the creativity from students and staff in the balanced way they have responded to this. The Pinner High School Values or resilience, flexibility and courage spring readily to mind. Whatever the future holds, I know the school community will rise to the challenge.

     

    Year 9 rose to the challenge of their Midterm examinations a couple of weeks ago. Today they receive their grades, and will spend subsequent lessons looking at feedback and how to improve further.

     

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  • Full House

    Published 06/03/20, by Chris Woolf

    The waiting list for Pinner High School is longer than ever, as the week started with ‘National Offer Day’ when students in Year 6 around the country found out which secondary schools they will attend in September. This is the fifth year group of students to join the school, and we are delighted to welcome them to our community. Our newest students will be visiting us after school next week to begin the process of settling in, so they can get off to the ‘flying start’ noted in our inspection report last summer. Students now live within 0.7 of a mile of the school, as we now have more applications per place to join the school than any other in Harrow. This would not have been possible without the support of our community, and I am very grateful for this.

     

    On Tuesday, the Year 8 and 9 Maths team took part in the Team Maths Challenge at Preston Manor School. They had a very strong start, 2nd after the first round, and eventually finished 8th out of 26, coming ahead of some very well-known private, grammar and state schools in the area. My thanks to colleagues involved in the event, and congratulations to the students for representing us so brilliantly.

     

    The same afternoon the Year 8 and Year 9 netball teams had matches at Whitmore school and both managed convincing wins. More congratulations! Year 8 artists are in the picture above, who have created some amazing work on the theme of 'Movement'.

     

    Out PTA are organising a Quiz Night for 24th April. Tickets are available on Parentpay, so do please get a team together, and see you there!

     

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