The under 16 girls' football team were again finalists in the Yorkshire Cup competition, and National Finalists in the English Schools' Cup. They were narrowly defeated but turned in a great performance at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
The official DfE performance tables were recently published. There is a wealth of data in these tables and it is important to take care to interpret it all intelligently, and consider other factors as well when judging the effectiveness of schools. Equally, you can rank the schools on any of the many data items. Nevertheless, we are very pleased that our outstanding performance has been sustained despite the many changes to qualifications and how performance measures were calculated this year.
This is a tribute to the ambition and unstinting hard work of our fabulous students and outstanding staff.
The school recently entered the Young Writers’ A Twist In The Tale mini saga competition. A selection of HGS students were successful and now have the opportunity to be published within a special anthology.
Mini Sagas – A Twist In The Tale has proven popular with schools and students alike and they received thousands of stories from all over the UK and overseas. Work was selected based on imagination, perception, expression and creative use of language. Congratulations to the following students:
• Phoebe Duffett – The Real Story of Cinderella / Cinderella’s Downfall
• Keira Layton – The Envelope
• Amy Fagelman – Shadows
• Sameer Ali – The Frost Girl
• Eleanor Falshaw – Untitled
This is a great achievement that the school and the students can be proud of. A copy of the book will be sent to the British Library and further libraries across the UK and Republic of Ireland, providing a lasting record of their achievement.
We have a strong tradition of raising funds for charitable causes, local, national and international. Students raise awareness and use their considerable creativity to design imaginative and fun ways to extract cash from each other in support of good causes, and last term they reached new heights, raising and giving away an astounding £8,455.83.