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Welcome to Sponne School
A very warm welcome to Sponne School.
It has been another successful summer for students in Years 13 and 11 who received their A Level and GCSE results in August. I had the privilege to share in their celebrations and to support those moving on to higher education or employment; we wish them all the best for their future careers.
This week we welcome 232 new Year 7 and many new Year 12 students to Sponne and I am sure that they will all settle in quickly. We are an inclusive, community school and 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. Many events take place in addition to our ‘normal’ planned lessons and details for some of these can be found on our website.
I hope that you will find helpful information on our website but do contact us if you would like any further details.
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. We were particularly pleased to receive our Progress 8 score for the Summer GCSE results of +0.3 which shows that every grade the students achieved was on average a third of a grade higher than national expectations; the students did incredibly well and I am very pleased for them.
I do hope that you will find our school an excellent community of learning where students thrive on success.
Mr Iain Massey