Join us for an evening of music and worship on Saturday 11th November with The Rock of Life, a group of musicians with a heart to serve the church and community. The evening will feature a smorgasbord of musical styles and, best of all, is being held in aid of three local charities including Emmaus School. Refreshments and Christmas market stalls will benefit the evening's enjoyment! Book your tickets now at http://buytickets.at/therockoflife/113832
Classes 2 and 3 Trip to The Courts, Holt Thursday 12th October
Classes 2 and 3 enjoyed a trip to The Courts on Thursday 12th Ocotber. The group did rubbings of leaves and the bark of trees in relation to their art project this term on plants.
Harvest Thanksgiving Service Wednesday 4th November
Class 2 led Emmaus School's Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday 4th November with donations of non-perishables having been collected for Storehouse Foodbank, Trowbridge.
Reception Pupils September
Emmaus School welcomed its new entrant pupils this week sporting the updated uniform with re-designed logo, launched in celebration of the School's 20th anniversary.
Pictured are Lilly Simons, Imogen Godwin, Kezia Taylor, Felicity Yates and Noah Brooks. Welcome to Emmaus School!
GCSE Results 2017
This year a new grading system has been introduced for maths GCSE, with students receiving a 9-1 grading instead of the former A-G. This has been taken into account when calculating the statistics this year, but, happily, 100% of maths students achieved a Grade 4 or above this year, which represents the old A*-C benchmark.
Emmaus School is a non-selective school with small cohorts. Statistics can be very tricky with small year groups, when for some students getting a D might be the well-deserved reward for hard work and perseverance. Therefore, it is a huge achievement, in a year of major changes to the examination system in England, that 80% of our pupils achieved 5+ A* - C grades, well above the national average. Once again, maths and English language results were high, and 100% of pupils gained a grade C or above in these subjects. A total of 40 exams were taken this year, and only 15% of them were awarded grades below C (4).
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.
To know God more clearly, love Him more dearly and follow Him more nearly.