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Welcome to Sponne School


Welcome to Sponne School

A very warm welcome to Sponne School. This is always an exciting time as we welcome our 232 new Year 7 students and many new sixth formers in September.

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. The examination results in 2015 were outstandingly high as has become the norm here at Sponne. Congruatulations to you all for achieving so well.

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.

In terms of achievement, our results have remained consistently very high with the publication of GCSE, A and AS level exams this summer. Our Year 11 students succeeded in replicating the outstandingly high results of past years with close to 80% of them gaining 5A*-C grades including English and mathematics. In fact our mathematics results held up at 85% of students gaining an A*-C grade when nationally there has been a decline, contrary to the national trend!

Our Year 12 AS results showed significant improvement over our already very high standards. Our Year 13 students were delighted with their A level results that were the highest ever. I am delighted that all those wanting a university place received offers. There were many stunning individual results with more news about these on our results pages and congratulations to you all.

These GCSE examination results are likely to place our school in at least the top two or three highest attaining schools in Northamptonshire. Not only do we look at attainment but we pay special attention to each student and the progress they are making. Again, our results in English and mathematics are way above the national averages for both three levels of progress from key Stage 2 (the Government's expected progress measure) but also at four levels of progress. This is also true for almost all other subjects as well. We are very proud of you all and wish you all the best.

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 as well. This inspection was carried out under the then, newly introduced more rigorous Ofsted framework so we are particularly delighted with the outcome. The report can be found on our website. I do hope that you will find our school an excellent community of learning where students thrive on success.

Dr Jamie Clarke Executive Headteacher

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If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Sponne School directly.

Last updated date: 14 June 2016
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