- Intouch - Problems with our email communication software. This week’s copy of The Link and the end of term early finish letter available on the website if not received it by email.
- End of Term - Early finish, Thurs16th July. Pupils dismissed at 2pm following a whole school assembly; buses will leave at 2.10pm. View letter.
- South Shropshire Academy Trust – NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED RECENTLY. Click here
- 'All in' – Short Breaks activities for children - additional needs or disabilities. Click here
- Library Update – Consultation opens on exciting Library project. More info.
- Sports Results Update – Keep up to date with the latest sports news, follow us on twitter.
Keeping SafeIssues of children being safe in school are very much in the news at the moment and I thought it might be useful to update you on some of our current arrangements.
Firstly, Child Protection is central to what we do and you will notice in the bottom left hand corner of this Homepage that we have provided a hyper link to the Shropshire Safeguarding Board website, where any concerns can be raised. Secondly, we have now introduced a new Code of Conduct for all visitors to the school. This is on display in Reception and details our arrangements and expectations of visitors.
Finally you may be aware of the Government’s Prevent Strategy which has been introduced to address issues of pupils who may be at risk of radicalisation. We have recently reviewed our programme of study in Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE) and now include topics on British values and the dangers of extremism. Please be assured that in all this work we are aiming to give pupils the confidence, knowledge and skills to make informed choices about keeping safe.
Best wishes, Steve Lunt, Principal
Exam Results 2014Congratulations to our Year 11 students who achieved success in this summer’s examinations.
In a set of results which were more variable than in previous years (at both national and local level), there were some highly impressive performances – 2 students achieved over 10A*s and 11 students achieved 8+ A*/As. Overall the pass rate was down compared to previous years which was disappointing but is contextualised by OFQUAL’s statement that, due to changes in entry criteria and assessment arrangements, comparison with previous years is difficult. Nationally there has been significantly more variation this year than previously. We were, however, pleased to note that overall Year 11 students had made the progress expected of them and had met their targets. The vast majority obtained places in training, employment or further education.
A Welcome From The Principal
Welcome to our website and a very warm welcome from myself, Steve Lunt, Principal of the South Shropshire Academy Trust, which runs both Church Stretton School and Stokesay Primary School, Craven Arms. Each school how has its own Head of School – Mr John Parr at Church Stretton School and Mr Dave Peterson (Acting Head of School) at Stokesay. Church Stretton School is a smaller than average, highly successful 11 - 16 rural comprehensive, serving the small market town of Church Stretton and the wider south Shropshire community. Our mission statement is "Achievement for all" and we aim to deliver this through high quality teaching and first rate educational provision. This is a friendly school where great emphasis is placed upon relationships and community engagement ... Read more here.