Dec 17

Letter to Parents - Curriculum Consultation

Dear Parent/Carer,

As we near Christmas and the end of term I would like to thank you for your support and patience over what has been a very difficult last two weeks. The unusually severe weather which started on Friday 8 December and forced a number of local school to close, has now at last left its after effects behind. Despite a warning of potential flooding from meltwater last Friday, the Environment Agency Website now shows no flood alerts, so hopefully we have seen the last of the disruption.

I would also like to thank you for your participation in our curriculum...

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Dec 4

Our Curriculum Review

I am writing this month about a full review of our school curriculum which is ongoing. You can give your views in our online consultation here (

The new linear GCSE and A Level courses are much more demanding than they have been for forty years, and it is critical that we have a curriculum structure which allows us to prepare our students thoroughly for these exams. There are a number of decisions which we are currently considering, and would like our whole school community to be fully involved with.


We currently have five...

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Nov 6

November 2017

As we head towards shorter days, iced windscreens and Christmas shopping, thoughts in school turn towards preparation for trial exams (also known as ‘mocks’) for older students. There has been some consternation in the Bewdley community about our GCSE results as a school last summer, this being the main focus of our Parents’ Association meeting this Thursday, 9 November, at 7 in school.

The new Progress 8 and other accountability measures are so complex, that I thought a little explanation might help. There is a very short summary, published by the Department for Education...

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Sep 28

Community Building - September 2017

A new term is upon us and much happening at The Bewdley School. To begin with, Governors have agreed to change the name to The Bewdley School (dropping the ‘and Sixth Form Centre’) over the course of this year. It is also our Open Evening and I would like to invite all Years 6 and 5 children and their parents to come and visit us on the evening of:

Wednesday 4th October 2017 from 6.00 to 8.30

There will be Sixth Form guided tours, activities from all subjects around the school, school food samples available in our cafeteria, and I shall be giving talks at 6.30 and 7.00 in...

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Jul 18

End of an Era?

The ‘end of an era’ is an interesting phrase. In geological terms it was often associated with mass extinction. In terms of schools, I think perhaps, it’s a bit of an exaggeration. We are however saying a number of goodbyes and hellos this summer. Here is my end-of-term newsletter to parents, which tells the story of these ‘summer changes’ at The Bewdley School. 

At the end of the school year we are saying farewell to a number of our wonderful teachers, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their unswerving support for our students and their dedication...

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