SNHS students are proudly celebrating a very strong set of results this year, with 66% of students achieving grades 9-4 ( the old A*-C) in both English and Maths, an 8% increase on last year and a particularly strong achievement given the new harder GCSEs this year. Across the school, one in 6 students achieved A*/A grades and a number achieved the new grade 9. Click on the link below to read more.
Staff and students at Sturminster Newton High School were delighted with the A level results achieved this summer. While the overall pass rate is 96%, a record number of students (54%) have achieved the benchmark of 3 A level qualifications at A*-C grade, with 28% of the grades at A*-A. Almost all students achieved grades above or at their personal target. All of our students have been accepted by their first choice university. Click on the link below to read more.
A Level Results
Congratulations to the Year 8 Cricket team who won the County U13 Hardball competition beating St Peters, Ferndown and Budmouth on Finals Day. Squad: Theo, Oliver J, Lewis, Oliver Sh, Oliver Sm, Harrison, Max, Ryan and Dan
Congratulations to the Show Jumping Team who finished 6th in the Dorset School Games Team: Phoebe, Abi and Ellie
Four Sturminster Newton High School students picked up black belts and 2nd Dan awards in Taekwondo this month, marking an amazing achievement for girls so young.
Abi Millard - Black belt and 2nd Dan
Noa Alony-Gilboa and Katie Russell both achieved their 2nd Dan
Millie Haynes achieved 1st Dan
A team of students represented Sturminster Newton High School in this immense challenge, tackling the 35 mile route. Many parents and friends were there to welcome the team in and celebrate their success as they received their medals.
The school is very fortunate to have a group of dedicated volunteers, who give up their time to train students from SNHS and practise in readiness for this annual event. Without the support and dedication of these trainers none of this would have been possible. The school is very grateful for their ongoing support. Well done to all the students.
The school went Red Nose crazy to raise money for Comic Relief. As well as raising money through the non-uniform day there were stalls in the hall during lunch. Most popular was the soak a teacher stall, where Mr Davis, Headteacher , Mr Sweetenham, IT and Mr Coultas-Pitman, Head of Geography, were all subjected to wet sponges and freezing cold water. Students raised money through being joined together for the day, sponsored silences and other funny activities. We hope to reach our target of £1000, as in previous years.
Well Done! SNHS Netball Tour 2017.
A great performance by the girls meant victories over St Telios, Belfairs and Oldfield and a very close Semi-Final!
Sturminster Newton High School held its annual quiz night this term, with all profits going to the Sixth Form Study Centre. They are raising funds for outside furniture, which will enhance their study area and sixth form experience. A big ‘thank you’ to Olives Et Al who supplied the olives and spicy snacks and also to Thomas J. Fudge’s for all the cheese straws. Their continued patronage has made it possible for us to carry on holding this event and we look forward to next year’s quiz. Thank you for your support.
On 2nd March four teams from SNHS travelled to Bryanston to take part in the annual cross country relay races. There are separate races for boys and girls, split into three age groups; juniors, intermediates and seniors. All races are over the same one and a half mile course with each team member completing one lap. Our teams competed in the junior boys (finishing 19 out of 21 teams), junior girls (14/22), intermediate boys (10/12) and intermediate girls (13/14). All of our runners completed the course to the best of their ability and hopefully they will be keen to run again next year. SNHS runners: Jake, Sonny, Rosie, Kitty, Katie, Bailey, Joel, Darren, Zahra, Emma, Carla and Abbie .
Congratulations to Alex, a Year 11 student, who has been selected to represent the South of England in the St George's Cup at the end of February, which raises money for The Great Ormond Street Hospital. This is the bowls equivalent of golf’s Ryder Cup, an annual competition between the top 32 players from the North and the top 32 players from the South.
Our Sixth Form students moved in to the new 6th Form Centre on 2nd January. The facilities are excellent and include; a student study room, with study corals, top of the range PCs with the latest software, a University Reference Library, a new A level teaching room, Sports Hall, 6th Form office, and Café. The Café has yet to open but will be run by the Catering Academy and it will be open to students throughout the working day. In the summer the café facilities will extend outside onto a patio area. Students settled in quickly and are very much enjoying their new centre. This is the first part of the long term development of education in Sturminster and a real boost to us all!
Each tutor group chose two favourite tales and the winners read their stories out to Reception and Year 1 students at nine of our local primary schools. Many thanks to all the Year 7 students for such creative, imaginative work and to all the primary schools who were kind enough to host our students. The pictures show Year 7 students reading at St Nicholas Primary School in Child Okeford.