I took a team of 13 students to the Poppleton centre for the North Yorkshire Boccia and Table Cricket tournament. We were up against 8 schools from around North Yorkshire. We got off to a really bad start in the Boccia losing our first match 2-1 but then smashed it and won all our 7 remaining matches to beat a school from Northallerton in a very competitive final 6-1.
Today has is a special day where students can pay £1 to wear their onesie for school. A huge number of students have taken part and this is all in support of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice that does such incredible work.
Two of our Year 9 students came second in the prestigious York Civic Trust Public Speaking Competition last night.
Congratulations to The Oracle, a band made up of 3 Joseph Rowntree School students who have won the Minster FM Battle of the Bands competition. Minster FM have been searching for North Yorkshire's best young band or artist and after a huge number of entries, the contestants were whittled down to the top 5 and of these finalists The Oracle were announced as the winners!
The PTFA are a group of parents and members of the community who support the school by organising social events and passing all funds raised to the school for the direct benefit of the children.
The Joseph Rowntree School finished close runners-up in the Panathlon Northern Multisport Finals on Thursday, after a hard-fought competition against three other regional winners.
Here you will find the slides from the Year 10 and 11 information evenings.
Massive congratulations to the GCSE class of 2017 at The Joseph Rowntree School. In a year when the rigour of GCSEs has increased in English and Maths we were delighted that 78% of students achieved a 4+ in English (the equivalent of an old C grade) and 70% achieved a grade of 4 or above in Maths. We were particularly pleased that 20% of students in Maths and 30% of students in English achieved a grade 9-7, equivalent to the old A/A* standard and beyond.
We are absolutely delighted to celebrate the success of our students this summer. This year we have seen an increasing number of students with multiple A* grades across the curriculum; including in Science, Maths, Humanities and Art & Design. In the first year of the reformed Linear A levels we have initially a pass rate of 99.6% and over half of entries at grades A*-B.
Year 12 student James King entered a School photography Competition in May entitled Understanding York’s Environment which involved taking a photograph that displays an aspect of York’s environment and wiriting an explanation of why they chose this scene.
Please find attached a letter from Ofsted following on from their recent one day inspection of the school on 9th May.
On Friday 19th May, a small group of year 8 and 9 students took part in the University of York STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) day.