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Special Project

Special Project

We were delighted to help Churchill Special School in Haverhill to be the frst special school to gain the World Class Schools Quality Mark. Our All-Through Trust was in the very frst group of schools in the country to be awarded the Mark and remains the only Suffolk school to be given this recognition.

This news was posted in Oct 2018

Open Evening 2018

Open Evening 2018

This month we held the annual showcase of our work. We were delighted to welcome so many prospective parents and members of the wider community who came to see what makes us so successful.

This news was posted in Oct 2018

Netball Success

Netball Success

Our netball teams have made an impressive start to the season with success at the Western Area tournaments and qualifcation for the Suffolk finals.

This news was posted in Oct 2018

Anglo-Japanese Science Workshops

Anglo-Japanese Science Workshops

We are proud and privileged to be awarded bursaries by The Clifton Trust each year so that our students can participate in both the Cambridge and Kyoto Workshops 

This news was posted in Sep 2018

GCSE geographers in Felixstowe

GCSE geographers in Felixstowe

Year eleven students spent a day looking at aspects of both human and physical geography so as to help
them with the fieldwork paper which they will sit next summer.

This news was posted in Sep 2018

Student Officers 2018-19

Student Officers 2018-19

We ensure that all our students have a wide range of opportunities to develop their leadership skills and to serve County, our All-Through Trust and the wider community. The pinnacle of this is the leadership given by our sixth formers who gain so much from inspiring the younger students and acting as excellent role models.

This news was posted in Sep 2018

GCSE Resuts

GCSE Resuts

Percentage gaining level 4+ in both English and mathematics: 74%
English: 71% of grades are at 5 and above
Mathematics: 59% of grades are at 5 and above

 

Head teacher Vicky Neale said, “ This year saw massive changes to GCSE and we are delighted that, right across the ability range, our students have done so well. The new 7,8,9 grades make up almost a quarter of our grades and just under half of all students achieved the most challenging qualification, the full English Baccalaureate. Very, very few students nationally will have achieved a grade 9 and so we especially congratulate Clare Hole and Wilf Harvey who achieved this in nine subjects, Daniel Garcia-Leon who secured it in eight subjects and Logan Pyle whose excellent overall performance included six grade 9s. All these pupils pursue a range of other interests supporting our view that an all- round education produces better results than a narrow focus on examinations.

These superb results, following last week’s excellent ‘A’ level performance, crown another hugely successful year for County in and out of the classroom. Once again, I thank the staff who do such an excellent job and congratulate all the students: they certainly deserve to celebrate their achievements today.”

 

Photo thanks to Buryfreepress

This news was posted in Aug 2018

‘A’ Level results 2018

‘A’ Level results 2018

Number of candidates: 100

A* - E pass rate: 99.3%

A* - C pass rate: 82%

Head Teacher, Vicky Neale said, “ Every year, ‘A’ level results day is about celebrating the success of our students from across the ability range and seeing them move on to their chosen career paths. Today is no exception and I am delighted that the strength of our results once again means that, despite all the changes, our students are excited to be going to the destinations of their choice. Amongst a large number of students with the highest grades are this year’s Head Students, Ben Amroota and Rebecca Severy, with A*A*, A*, A and 4 A*s respectively together with Jack Emmerson with 3 A*s who, along with others, will make an excellent doctor. I thank our parents for their support and the staff for all they do. On behalf of their teachers and tutors, I congratulate the students: we wish them every success for the next phase of their lives.”

This news was posted in Aug 2018

The French Experience

The French Experience

This annual trip went to the Opal Coast for a week which combined sightseeing with a wide range of fun activities. The group of year nine and ten students stayed in a chateau and were immersed in French throughout. 

This news was posted in Jul 2018

Curriculum Enrichment Week

Curriculum Enrichment Week

For the whole school, our Curriculum Enrichment Week gave everyone the chance to work in different groups with different teachers on new activities and to pursue subjects in more depth. 

This news was posted in Jul 2018

Silver DofE Expedition

Silver DofE Expedition

https://dofe.burytrust.org   The group returned from its qualifier expedition in the Peak District with everyone having passed and with our staff and the assessor very pleased with them. We congratulate them all and thank Mr Price, Mr O’Leary and Mrs Bradbury for accompanying them.  

This news was posted in Jul 2018

Summer Concert

Summer Concert

This year’s concert was a real treat with performances from all our major ensembles and a selection of the smaller ones. The wind band opened the evening with a selection from ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Les Miserables’ after which we enjoyed everything from Bach to Howard Shore. 

This news was posted in May 2018

U16 Basketball Final Fours

U16 Basketball Final Fours

We are very proud of our U16 squad who progressed through West Suffolk, Suffolk and Eastern Region Champions to the national rounds eventually reaching the fnal four. The last four teams met at the National Performance Centre in Manchester this month.

This news was posted in May 2018

Co-Space winners

Co-Space winners

We congratulate our Co-Space team who won the national finals of the annual programming challenge held at Adastral Park. As well as the overall title, there were fourteen other awards and we won eight of those too. 

This news was posted in May 2018

DofE expeditions

DofE expeditions

We made the most of the Easter period to complete the practice expeditions for this year.  Our silver group went to Derbyshire, the gold group to North Wales and the two bronze groups to Sizewell.  https://dofe.burytrust.org

This news was posted in Apr 2018

The Cathedral Recital

The Cathedral Recital

Our four year thirteen A’ level musicians gave a mixed recital including strings, voice and woodwind with pieces from Purcell through to Stephen Sondheim. 

This news was posted in Apr 2018

Year 11 revised timetable

Year 11 revised timetable

Link to pdf file showing the revised timetable for Year 11 students

https://tinyurl.com/yr11-timetable-2018

This news was posted in Apr 2018

BBC School Report

BBC School Report

Once again we took part in this national day. Our year nine team fled reports on the situation involving a nerve agent in Salisbury, the death of Stephen Hawking, the Me Too campaign, gun control in America and the misuse of YouTube.  http://cu.bbc.burytrust.org

This news was posted in Apr 2018

CERN and United Nations

CERN and United Nations

Our year thirteen ‘A’ level physicists enjoyed this well-established trip to Geneva which included a tour inside the UN building as well as visiting CERN.

This news was posted in Apr 2018

Science Festival

Science Festival

For the fourth successive year the centrepiece of our Science Week celebrations was a two day science festival for the community and for schools in Suffolk and Norfolk.

This news was posted in Apr 2018

Basketball success

Basketball success

In its tenth year, our Academy Basketball Squad has had an incredible season. They remain undefeated in the league and, as a result of this stunning achievement, are not only national Academy Basketball League Champions but have been rewarded with an automatic place in the last sixteen of the national cup.

This news was posted in Mar 2018

Debating

Debating

We attended the regional final of this competition in London. Three of our teams competed and all finished in the top ten with only speaker points dividing our top two teams from those who made the final.

This news was posted in Mar 2018

Bronze DofE training day

Bronze DofE training day

We continue to have large numbers taking the award at all three levels. This month, students were prepared for their expeditions with a special school-based training day.  They continue to work on their Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections.  https://dofe.burytrust.org

This news was posted in Mar 2018

EZY Education

This news was posted in Feb 2018

GCSEPod

This news was posted in Feb 2018

Bury in Bloom

Bury in Bloom

Four of our ‘green-fingered’ students represented County Upper at a special planting ceremony attended by our MP, Jo Churchill and Councillor David Nettleton. This was the culmination of a project by Bury in Bloom...

This news was posted in Feb 2018

U16 Badminton

U16 Badminton

We congratulate our team of Grace Allan, Ruby Cooper, Hannah Jiggins, Jess Konrath and Hannah Pamplin who finished third in Suffolk despite four of our players being a year young.

This news was posted in Feb 2018

Astronomy Evening

Astronomy Evening

This has now become a firm favourite in the County Upper and Trust calendars. Over four hundred visitors joined our GCSE Astronomy students, science ambassadors and the University of Hertfordshire outreach team on a journey through space.

This news was posted in Feb 2018

Music at Christmas

Music at Christmas

It remains a source of joy that almost fifteen per cent of our students took part in our Christmas music this year and the breadth and depth of our extra-curricular provision remains exceptional. As the term ends we thank our Director of Music, Miss Green together with Mr Jermy, Mr Moore, our peripatetic team and our Captains of Music for all we enjoy.

This news was posted in Dec 2017

Charity 2017

Charity 2017

Once again this Christmas our whole community has come together to give generously to our chosen charities. By giving to others, we have helped many lives, especially young lives, so much more in need of support than we can imagine. We have also demonstrated the true message of Christmas whilst also enjoying ourselves.

This news was posted in Dec 2017

Work Experience

Work Experience

In the month that the Department for Education provided new guidelines for careers and work experience, we were proud to celebrate another truly first-class fortnight for our year eleven students.  The whole year group represented County superbly in a wide range of placements and gained a huge amount from the experience. In a special assembly to make their success, we presented the annual prizes.

This news was posted in Dec 2017

Festival of Student Drama

Festival of Student Drama

Mr Jermy wrote a score specifically for the show and a group of County musicians performed it. We thank him together with Miss Lacey and Mrs Stevens and congratulate all who took part.

This news was posted in Nov 2017

Open Evening

Open Evening

Prospective parents, and pupils, our current parents and the wider community joined us for our annual evening to showcase all that County has to offer. A huge number of students joined staff, governors, our Parent Teacher Association and representatives of our All-Through Trust to demonstrate our special atmosphere, uniformly high standards and values.

This news was posted in Nov 2017

The Model United Nations Conference

The Model United Nations Conference

Our day in July was hugely successful and so ‘delegates’ came together for the second day expecting a good event. It did not disappoint. Students from across County Upper were joined by students from the middle phase with mixed-age groups representing the different countries in the UN. The topic was around nuclear warfare with particular reference to the current situation in North Korea.

This news was posted in Nov 2017

Sports Awards

Sports Awards

We were delighted to be invited to the Gala Awards Evening as a finalist.  St Edmundsbury Cathedral was transformed for the occasion which was hosted by Lesley Dolphin from Radio Suffolk with Sally Gunnell, OBE as the guest of honour. It was just reward for our PE department when it was announced that, out of all the primary and secondary schools across the West of the county, we were the West Suffolk School of the Year for our sports provision.

This news was posted in Oct 2017

DofE canoe expedition

DofE canoe expedition

Our large bronze, silver and gold contingent for 2017-2018 has already been inducted into the scheme. As the largest school group, we are continually looking for new ways in which students can complete the various sections of the award. This year, those on the silver scheme havebeen offered an opportunity to complete the expedition with a canoeing trip, rather than the conventional walk in the Peak District. At the end of the first full week, sixteen year eleven students spent the weekend canoeing from Granchester to Brandon, camping overnight by the river. 

This news was posted in Oct 2017

Basketball success

Basketball success

The East of England U17 Basketball Team won the national tournament in Manchester in September. We were very proud that a quarter of the team from this huge region are at County Upper. We congratulate Bradley Day, Jordan Boyd, Aaron S Nelson and especially, Ethan Price who is still aged fifteen.

This news was posted in Oct 2017

GCSE Results

GCSE Results

Level 4+ in English: 81%
Level 4+ in Mathematics: 70%

%age getting level 4+ in both subjects: 66

%age of grades 7-9 (or equivalent): 24

We congratulate all our students who did so well in these new challenging exams. We look forward to seeing the vast majority in the sixth form and send our best wishes to those who are not returning.

This news was posted in Aug 2017

"A" Level Results 2017

'A' Level Results 2017

Number of candidates: 107

A* - E pass rate : 99.7%
A* - C pass rate : 85%
A*/A pass rate : 29.5%

These are a superb set of results and we congratulate all who took them. We wish them every success for the next phase of their lives and thank them for their contribution to County Upper: they are an impressive set of young people.

This news was posted in Aug 2017