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School Calendar

OCT
25

25.10.2014 - 02.11.2014
Half-term

NOV
06

06.11.2014
6th Form Open Evening

NOV
13

13.11.2014
6th Form Open Evening- Lawnswood

NOV
20

20.11.2014
Y11 Parents' Evening

DEC
10

10.12.2014
Christmas Concert

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Big step for Year 6 students.

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I was delighted to see so many parents and students attend our Open Evening recently. We always enjoy the occasion as it's a chance to show off our good and improving school. This year was particularly busy and I'm sorry that our popularity on the night meant that parking was an issue for some parents.
 
More than ever, we have a fantastic education to offer at Ralph Thoresby. Exam results continue to improve, bucking national trends, and a recent visit from a B11 Education Review team judged us to be a 'Good' school. We have achieved these significant improvements partly by building on existing strengths: outstanding pastoral care and support; excellent student behaviour and attendance ; superb extra curricular opportunities.
 
Our relentless focus on student achievement, our top priority over the last two years, is now yielding some impressive results. In addition to an increase in our headline GCSE and A Level figures, we have been particularly successful in improving our levels of progress. In GCSE English, for example, 77% of our students made 3 levels of progress from KS2 and 34% made 4 levels of progress. These results compete with the most successful schools both locally and nationally.
 
All of the evidence suggests that students starting high school at Ralph Thoresby in September 2015 will be well supported and have every opportunity to achieve the very best they can.  We are a school on the up and a school you can trust.
 
As I said at the Open Evening, we relish the opportunity to show prospective parents around our school, so if you would like to pay us a visit and talk to me about the opportunities on offer I will be happy to meet you. Just contact the school and ask for an appointment.
 
Thanks for your continued support,
 
Will Carr

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As a school we are committed to engaging you as parents, to ensure your contribution counts in shaping the school's future.  At Ralph Thoresby School we place great emphasis on continually evaluating, and responding to, your views.
 
You can give your views by visiting  Ofsted.gov.uk > Parent View. You will then see the 'Give your views now' icon. Please register and give your views; alternatively, you can follow the link below:

http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

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