Remembrance Service at Penistone Grammar School on Friday 8 November
Parent Governor Opportunity on the Governing Body
Following an organisational change in the Governing Body (GB), we now have an exciting opportunity for a parent to join our Governing Body. We are looking for applicants who have a breadth of skills that may enable them to oversee specific governor responsibilities such as Safeguarding or HR, and who may aspire to take on the role of Vice Chair or Chair at some point in the future. In its pursuit to provide first-class support and challenge, the Governing Body are keen to ensure that it is diverse, with representation that can offer a wide range of opinions, experience, perspectives and beliefs. As such, we would particularly welcome applications from groups that are currently underrepresented. Applicants should note there is a requirement on occasion to take part in some governing duties during the school day as and when required. Please click here for more information
Road Closure Affecting the 409 Bus Service week commencing 4 November 2019
Stagecoach have advised school of the following:
Cotes Lane will be closed for approximately 2 weeks W/C 4th November 2019. Therefore, the 409 service will start from Thurgoland at the slightly earlier time of 7.40am and then pick up at Wortley. It will then follow the diversion towards Oxspring.
Dedication Service for the RAF Centenary Bench
The Dedication Service for the RAF Centenary Bench took place on Saturday 21 September 2019 at Penistone Grammar School. A Ceremonial Flagpole, funded by the Penistone Community, was erected at the event and handed over as a gift to the school.
Members of our community also attended the event.
Students at Penistone Grammar School smash it once again and secure results in the top 10% of the Country!
Students at Penistone Grammar School are celebrating as they secure some of the best A Level results in the school’s history.
“Our students are amazing and work incredibly hard. These results are a real testament to the commitment they have shown not only to their studies, but to embracing life as members of our fantastic Post-16 Centre, we are extremely proud of each of them. We are also incredibly grateful to our staff who are dedicated to achieving nothing short of the best for our students, and to parents and carers for their unwavering support of their children and our school”. Paul Crook, Principal
Many students have excelled in terms of their personal performance. Congratulations go to the following students for whom their fantastic results have secured them places on highly competitive courses: Olivia Allen (A*AA) who goes on to read Geography and Adam Wood (A*A*A*A*) reading Engineering, both at Cambridge (Homerton College), Anna Turnbull (A*AA) reading Medicine at Liverpool and Lucy Stephenson-Brown (A*A*B) reading Medicine at Leicester.
The school expects 92% of students to secure their university place of choice, with around half of those at Russell Group Universities (over four times the National Average).
Once again, many students have achieved excellent results including Jacob Darby (AAA) reading Mechanical Engineering at Sheffield University; Harry Davis (A*A*A*A) reading Chemistry at Bristol; Emily Smeaton (A*AA) reading Geography with Environmental Maths at Leeds University; Jacob Gill (A*A*AB) reading Mathematics at Warwick; Elissa Healey (A*AA) reading Physics with Astrophysics at Manchester; Nicole Collingwood (A*AB) reading Psychology at York; Georgina Treece (A*AB) reading Psychology at Liverpool.
In addition to those progressing to university, a number of students have secured prestigious positions on apprenticeship programmes including Cameron Skipper who will study a degree-level apprenticeship with Sheffield University.
In a year when the top grades for A Level have fallen to their lowest level in more than a decade Nationally, this was not the case at Penistone Grammar School, with 70% of the grades achieved being A* to B.
“Our Post-16 Centre is a very special place, the environment, ethos and atmosphere ensures our young people can achieve amazing things. As a cohort, they have embodied our core values, supporting each other through the last two years of their education and aiming high in all they do. Our Student Leadership Team have been pivotal in this, not only as role models in terms of their studies, but also raising huge sums of money for charity and contributing to the school and wider community”. Nick Stevens, Assistant Principal
If anyone was in doubt about whether Penistone is the right place to study, this year has secured the centre as one of the top providers in the Country, making success for future students inevitable. Whether you want to study Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, English, Geography, Maths, Further Maths, Government & Politics, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology or Sociology (all of which have seen exceptional results this year), or one of the many other A Level courses on offer, Penistone is the place for you.
Mr P Crook – 15 August 2019
GCSE Success at Penistone Grammar School
Following on our A Level success, students at Penistone Grammar School continued the trend of strong results, with over one-third of students achieving the top grades (3 or more Grade 9 to 7).
Particular congratulations go to Jack Sacks (7×9,1×8), Lili Sturgeon (5×9, 4×8), Thomas Bridges (6×9, 2×8, 1×7), Sophie Walker (6×9, 2×8, 1×7), Henry Pritchard (5×9, 3×3, 1×7), Laurel Claydon (4×9, 3×8, 2×7), Jake Fitzgerald (4×9, 3×8, 2×7), Caitlin Sammon (4×9, 3×8, 2×7), Laura Ackerley (3×9, 3×8, 3×7), Lili Hensby (3×9, 5×8, 1×7), Bradley Firth (2×9, 3×8, 4×7) and Charlotte Sanderson (1×9, 3×8, 5×7) who have all achieved exceptional results.
The results are an indicator of how the school continues to provide a first-class educational experience, with the following students making progress that is more than double that of their peers nationally: Ewan Hutcheson; Amy Greenwood; Jake Fitzgerald; Amber Hollingsworth; Abbi Ruston-Jones; Henry Pritchard; Angus Dimelow; Sam Smeaton; Iestyn Hughes.
“All members of our school community are committed to achieving the best outcomes for each and every one of our students. We are extremely proud of our school, its students, and all that it continues to achieve. It is fantastic that this year, record numbers of our young people will secure places in our Post 16 Centre.
Paul Crook Principal – 22 August 2019
At Penistone Grammar School we are proud to sponsor the Sheffield Children Hospital Charity.
We are currently fundraising money in school to support the hospitals current development needs, but we also wanted to give a gift from the heart to support staff, families and sick children in the Jessops NICU and main children’s hospital.
Staff and students at Penistone Grammar School joined together for a 6 week afters chool project which started in January to make a variety of items that offer comfort and support to sick children. Please click here for more information
We would like to thank everyone in the local community who kindly donated materials, knitted and sewed a variety of beautiful items for Embrace Ambulance Charity and Sheffield Children’s Hospital over the last 2 months.
Staff and Students have also been busy sewing at Penistone Grammar School and we made a large donation of items from the school and the community to both charities on the 11 March 2019 and they were thrilled to receive the items! Please click here for more information.
To date we have delivered:
- 92 Knitted Cardigans
- 107 Knitted hats
- 38 pairs of Knitted booties
- 100 pairs of forget me nots
- 37 NICU smocks
- 21 pairs of bonding hearts
- 7 knitted NICU blankets
- 7 patchwork NICU quilts
- 7 large cancer ward quilts
- 2 isolette covers
- 2 transport nests
- 3 top knot sewn hats
We will be doing one more delivery in April as we have a few items to finish off and have also received another delivery of beautiful cardigans, hats and forget-me- nots from people in the community!
School’s Catering Team awarded Level 5 Food Hygiene Rating
We are pleased to announce that the school’s catering team have secured a Level 5 Food Hygiene rating following the recent inspection by the Environmental Health Officer for the Food Standards Agency.
This reflects the hard work and commitment of the catering team, led by Ryan Swift, and their willingness to support the school community.