News & Parents

Open Morning Thursday 17 October (9/10/19)

Due to popular demand following our hugely successful Open Evening, we are holding another Open Morning on 17 October for those of you who are still undecided.  Please email to book your place stating whether you would like to join the 9am or 10am school tour.’

Local MP and Schools Minister Visit Costello (7/10/19)

Recently we were visited by local MP Maria Miller, accompanied by the Schools Minister Nick Gibb. Headteacher, Randall Jull said “we know we’re doing a great job, and it is most important to me when the students and parents tell me so; however, it was excellent validation of our work to hear it from the person in charge of School Standards,” who said “staff at the Costello School are clearly driven to ensure every pupil has the best education, that widens opportunities for the next stage of their students’ lives. I was highly impressed by the high standard of behaviour and the nurturing and supportive atmosphere.”

Macmillan Coffee Morning (7/10/19)

Thank you to the parents that supported our Macmillan Coffee Morning, also to the staff that provided and bought cakes – we raised £95.84. A massive thank you to Mrs Gannon for organising the event.


Open Evening 2019 (2/10/19)

Many, many brilliant subject shows and performances showcasing what a great school Costello is.  We were really pleased to receive plenty of great parental feedback which is further validation of where we’re going. (Photo shows Evie, Emma, Amber and Lucy demonstrating dry ice and its acidity)

Further Open Mornings in 2020 – Wednesday 5 February & Wednesday 23 June


OPEN EVENING 2019, Thursday 26 September 5:00pm – 8:00pm

YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US AT THE COSTELLO SCHOOL – A superb school which combines first class learning with unrivalled enrichment.

Our ethos of ‘Enjoy, Respect, Achieve’ threads through everything we do and allows us to deliver our vision of creating the ‘gamechangers’ of the future.  We know that choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions you take as a parent. With a reputation stretching back to 1908, we have been the choice of generations who see strong academic success and excellent pastoral provision blended to ensure that we know each child, celebrate their uniqueness, and allow them a future filled with limitless potential.  But don’t just take my word for it; we invite you to visit us and feel the warmth, ambition and vibrancy of our school community. We are confident that, having seen us, the very important decision you have to make is not a hard one.

Randall Jull, Head of School

Best GCSE Results Yet (18/9/19)

Amazing GCSE results again with 72% of students getting Grade 4 or better in English and in maths, which is 7% up on last year and half of students getting a grade 5 in both. This year nearly a quarter of all grades awarded across the year group were grades 7-9 (old A-A*).

We are so proud of our students who have worked their socks off to get the results they deserve. Congratulations and good luck with your future pathways. We will miss you!

The Basingstoke Gazette – Best year yet for The Costello School