News

School Early Closure 12.20pm for Open Evening 21 September (20/9/17)

STUDENTS EARLY FINISH NOW 12.20pm

We will be holding our annual open evening on Thursday 21st September 6.00-9.00pm. Headteacher’s presentation will be at 6.30 and 7.30pm in the main hall. Our Open Morning is on Tuesday 26th September 9.00-11.00am. Please click here for more information.

Jeans for Genes Day Friday 22 September (18/9/17)

Costello are supporting Jeans for Genes Day this Friday 22nd September  (poster click here)

Suggested donation for non-uniform is £1

Students wearing denim will achieve 10 points for their house

Dare to go double???

Double denim will achieve 50 points for your house!

 

Thought for the Week (18/9/17)

 

Start of School Year (15/9/17)

Whole School Parent Letter – start of year 2017

 

Thought for the Week (11/9/17)

 

Cambridge GCSE Success (8.9.17)

In June/July twelve Year 9 students undertook, through the University of Cambridge, the Independent Learning Archaeology Field School GCSE. The students worked extremely hard on this rigorous course and completed an archaeological dig that was written up according to the Universitys’ stringent criteria as 5000 or so word reports.

We are delighted that all students passed as following:

Matthew Underdown; Gabriella Gumuskaya and Abi Robinson  – GCSE grade 8

Jess Kellaway; Rajashwi (Shewi) Bhandari; Natasha Wheeler and Aisha Bristow – GCSE grade 7

Ben Doe; Aidan Temple and Emily Clapson – GCSE grade 6

Conway Huggins – GCSE grade 5

Heyab Eyob – GCSE grade 4

This is a fantastic achievement for 13/14 year olds and we are really proud of them, congratulations!


Back to School (5/8/17)

We are looking forward to welcoming all our students back to school at 8.30am on Wednesday 6th September. Don’t be late!

GCSE Results 2017 (24/8/17)

We are extremely pleased with our results this year. Well done to all our students and staff. Please click here for further details.

 

 

 

 

Open Evening Invitation (24/8/17)

We will be holding our annual open evening on Thursday 21st September 6.00-9.00pm. Headteacher’s presentation will be at 6.30 and 7.30pm in the main hall. Our Open Morning is on Tuesday 26th September 9.00-11.00am. Please click here for more information.

Lego Mindstorms (23/8/17)

2 days spent at Milestones working on LEGO based STEM projects. See below for an account.

 

MAT Consultation Update (20/7/17)

Dear Parents/Guardians

In light of stakeholder feedback the governing body has yesterday, Wednesday 19th July, voted that it will continue to explore the two MATS proposed, gaining more information to make an informed decision.

To recap, using the selection criteria that we outlined previously we were able to shortlist 4 MATs (Weydon Multi Academy Trust, Bohunt Educational Trust, Bourne Education Trust and Guildford Education Partnership) who were asked to come and present to the FGB and representatives of the school, with the aim of shortlisting down to two or three preferred partners. This process was designed to get a balanced stakeholder view point to enable further presentations, visits and due diligence, if we decided to go ahead and we had found a suitable partner. Two of the four MATS decided not to progress further and were not in a position to accept another school at that point.

We have since met with the remaining 2 MATS (Weydon and Bohunt) and scored them against a number of questions across the areas of Teaching & Learning, Recruitment & Retention, Governance, Leadership & School Autonomy, and Finance/Operational.

Having since received additional stakeholder feedback, which we very much value, we have decided that further investigation will assist us with making the best decision for the school.

In September we will work closely with all stakeholders to agree what investigations are required. In the meantime no action will be taken.

Best wishes

The Costello School Governing Body