Our next Open Day is on
Saturday 12th May 2018
10-00am to 1-00pm
Light lunch together at 12-30pm
For those of you who like to know, here is a summary of the highlights of our provisional GCSE results. Provisionally 80% of our pupils attained C to A* (Levels 4 to 9).
We had 5 pupils sitting. 100% of the pupils scored level 5 (good pass top end C and bottom end B) and above in Maths and also in either English Language or Literature. In Science 86% of the results were C and above and 57% A and above. Overall 39.6% of all the results were As (level 7) and above.
We are very pleased with everyone’s results. Some overcame struggles but pushed through. One amazed us all and achieved 8 A*s including our first level 9 in Mathematics.
These are the first results to include the new level systems and more demanding syllabuses. We have to thank the teachers for navigating these changes and the parents for supporting their children at this time. Our hope and prayers are the pupils will take everything else they have learned at the school and be a blessing to the schools and colleges they go on to now. Everyone got their places.
In 1948 Bronze Age axes were found here on the Harcamlow Way trail which runs past our school. It is one of our favourite walks into country. It was cold but fun and the Year 2s joined us for the first time.
As we walked we asked the question, “Why here?”
Having been warriors right in the hollow the axes were found, what better than playing in a ditch.
The tradition was renewed of naming this area rabbit city. We’ve been doing this for nearly 30 years now!
We had made bowls from leaves and now used them as part of a Christmas candle decoration. Lots of fun and glitter.
In senior assembly this we looked at the fuss around Christmas and all the elements that make it Christmas.
The task the four groups had was to make a Christmas tree using all things Christmassy.
And this was the result:
So we all want to be Christmas trees!
Hello and welcome to The Christian School, Takeley Open Day. My name is Josh and I am in year 11 and I’m here to tell you about my experience of this unique school.
I have thoroughly enjoyed looking back at my time at school, looking back at the wonderful memories I have collected.
What is so unique about school?
Well, the first thing I remember is the warm welcome I received on my first day at school. I was extremely nervous but was welcomed in such a kind way that I instantly felt at home.
Which leads me on to my next point: the strength of the school is family . Because of the size and accepting atmosphere, you know and look out for others across different years . I have had friends across years including younger and older pupils and the friendships last. I play football with past pupils every week. There are also good relations with teachers who we call by their first names.
Due to the size of the school everyone receives the attention they need. As a year 11 I have my own tutor with whom I have one to one sessions every week. Some of my friends here have learning difficulties, which at other schools did not get the necessary attention, but they have thrived here because of the more flexible approach our small classes allow. There are no sets, or one set lesson plan but instead, a lesson plan for each student as we all learn differently at different speeds.
I have learned and had opportunities that I would only have had here. I have learned many qualities through being part of the school council, part of a jobs team, involved in charity fund raising, going to camps and taking part in plays and concerts. These opportunities are open to all.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at school and if I could I would do it all over again.
Our Christmas Concert is on the last day of term, Wednesday 21st December, at 2pm. The pupils will be performing plays and there will also be a number of individual items. Last year’s leavers will be back to be presented with their GCSE certificates, so we are looking forward to catching up with them. We hope that all our families will join us for this festive celebration.