Closure due to coronavirus
RE: Coronavirus Update
Sponne School will be closed to students at the end of today until further notice. However, we will be maintaining a skeleton staff to support the children of key workers and our most vulnerable children.
All students working at home will be set work on Google classroom. There may be some initial issues with this as we all become used to this way of working so please do keep in contact with your son/daughter’s teachers and their tutors. Try to maintain the routine of a normal school day for them so please do also encourage them to exercise when they would have had PE lessons. Be aware that some staff will be supervising at school on some days and others have their own childcare issues so do be patient with us during this time.
Can I take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind words and support during recent weeks in what is for us all very difficult times. Rest assured that we are still here to support you so do keep in touch and do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries.
Dream · Believe · Achieve
Welcome to Sponne School
A very warm welcome to Sponne School.
It has been an excellent start to 2019 with our 232 new Year 7 students having settled into their routines really well and all other students very focussed and seemingly pleased to be back at school and learning positively. We have also welcomed a number of new students to Year 12 who have found their feet incredibly quickly and are already proving to be good role models to our younger students. We work hard to ensure that learning is at the centre of all that we do and are very proud of the achievements of our current and past students.
Sponne is a vibrant learning environment and we encourage all of our students to actively engage in all that we offer. We strive to provide an engaging and reflective school culture based upon five key values and skills; achievement, leadership, collaboration, learning and social responsibility. Each of these contributes to our ethos of 'Inspiring Achievement', though our students have translated this into an ethos of ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’. Many events take place in addition to our ‘normal’ planned lessons and details for some of these can be found on our website.
Sponne is a popular and first choice school locally. Although quite a while ago now, we had an Ofsted visit in October 2012 and we were very pleased with the outcomes: inspectors judged Sponne to be an Outstanding School. The inspection team also found student achievement, the quality of teaching and leadership and management to be outstanding. We were delighted with the outcome and the report can be found on our website. However, we have not been complacent and we continue to work on improving the wellbeing of our students whilst ensuring that the progress of their learning is maintained. The students at GCSE continue to achieve incredibly well and including this summer’s examinations, the school has now had 9 years of very high attainment and progress; the students did incredibly well and I am very pleased for them. I believe that our school is an excellent community of learning where students thrive on success.
I hope that you will find helpful information on our website but do contact us if you would like any further details.
Mr Iain Massey