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OPEN DAY

Saturday 6th October 2018

10am to 1pm

 

Come and find out about Emmaus School and Christian education in general at our forthcoming Open Day.

 

Now taking reservations for places in Reception 2019/20. Other years, including year 7, by application.

 News and Recent Events

GCSE Results 2018

 

Once again we are delighted for our Year 11 pupils who have worked hard to achieve another fine set of GCSE Results. As a non-selective school, we have a range of abilities, and the pupils have made us proud.

 

 

 

 

We are also delighted for the teachers who have had to cope with new specifications and, in many subjects, a new grading system. On results day they are often as nervous as the students themselves!

 

Here are some of the headlines:

  • 80% of pupils achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grade C (4) or above.
  • 52% of exams taken resulted in A/A* (7-9) grades
  • Further Mathematics, English, English Literature, French, Chemistry,              Physics, ICT, and RE all had 100% pass rates (C (4) or above)

 

Subjects which performed especially well were:

  • Chemistry and Physics – 100% pupils achieved A*
  • English Language – 80% of pupils achieved A/A* (7-9)
  • Maths - 71% of pupils achieved A/A* (7-9)
  • Science - 67% of pupils achieved A/A* (7-9)

End of Term Activity Fun Day Friday 13th July

 

All students participated in team sports on the last day of term, competing for the prestigious house cup. Senior pupils visited the Christie Miller Sports Centre in Melksham for bowling, hand-rounders and football. Primary pupils enjoyed a lunch-time BBQ followed by various games and 'funfair' activities include hook-a-duck and tin-can-alley. The house cup winners were Muller and the sports day trophy went to Whitefield. Well done everyone for participating so enthusiastically, and happy holidays!

Class 1-Led Assembly Wednesday 11th July

 

Our youngest pupils led the whole school assembly on Wednesday 11th July which was on the theme of trust. Each child read a sentence about one of the great men or women of the Old Testament who trusted in God, often despite numerous challenges, and the children merrily sang 'Trust and Obey'.

Football-Themed Cake Sale Friday 6th July

 

With tensions running high with England getting though to the last 8 in the 2018 World Cup, Emmaus School joined in the fun hosting a football-themed cake sale. In aid of the building extension fund, there were competitions and items for sale as well as cakes, including 'Name the Gnome', and 'Spot the Ball Competition' and hand-drawn pictures, homemade bracelets and facepainting. Well done to Mrs Richardson for naming the gnome Les Ferdignome, and to Julie (Milo's Nan) for winning 'Spot the Ball'. Together we raised £159.80.

 

CARE Week Monday 25th to Friday 29th June

 

The whole school goes off timetable during CARE Week to explore and study various topics including finance, first aid and well-being. Trips this year included a visit to Bath Cats and Dogs Home and Trowbridge Foodbank and visiting speakers included Dr Lucas of Wiltshire Air Ambulance and a local vet. The week concluded with a healthy breakfast.

 

 

Year 11 Leavers' Prom Friday 22nd June

 

This year's Year 11 students enjoyed a trip to Splashdown in Poole to let off some steam after undertaking their GCSEs. Then it was off to Leigh Park Country Hotel in Bradford on Avon for a three-course meal to celebrate their time at Emmaus School.

    Headteacher's Message

When visitors first enter our school, they invariably comment on the atmosphere. Described in infinitely different ways, the essence of a visitor's immediate impression is happy, motivated pupils working purposefully, quietly and independently in a calm learning environment of small classes, which are skilfully managed by dedicated, caring teachers who are passionate about their job.


The pupils themselves describe it as a loving family, where everyone is known and valued - a safe haven, where children can be themselves and find acceptance. Pupils thrive here – spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically.

 

'What is our secret?' is a question I often ask myself. In a fast-paced, constantly changing world of education, I believe that our success is because everything we do is underpinned by timeless and enduring values -attentiveness, faithfulness, creativity, diligence, patience, contentment, obedience, wisdom, tender-heartedness, thankfulness, honesty, joyfulness, love, forgiveness, responsibility and self-control. Values which are rooted in the Christian faith.

 

If you have never visited this very special place, I would love to welcome you and show you round so that you can see for yourself.

 

Miriam Wiltshire
Headteacher

   Ad cognoscendum illum

To know God more clearly, love Him more dearly and follow Him more nearly.

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