At the start of the term we like to hold a couple of evenings to help parents and careers have the information you need to support your sons and daughters.
We will provide general information about the curriculum, homework and the support available, as well as specific information about the core subjects. The presentation will be in the school hall. It is expected to last for about an hour and is relatively informal.
The dates for these evenings are:
Wednesday 7th September at 7pm Years 7 Curriculum Information Evening
Wednesday 14th September at 7pm Years 8 – 11 Curriculum Information Evening
If you have sons or daughters in two or more year groups we would ask you to only attend one of the evenings. Much of the material is common to both of the evenings and the slide shows for each evening will be published on our website the following day.
Simon Bamford, Headteacher
Year 9 Options Evening – Wednesday 9th March
Dear Parent / Carer,
Our annual year 9 “Options Evening” event is set to take place on Wednesday 9th March. During this evening there will be an overview presentation about the options process, after which you will be able to visit five short presentations from subject teachers of optional subjects. I would strongly encourage all year 9 students to attend with one or both parents, as the evening can help students choose subjects that set them on the right path for the following two years and beyond!
To help manage our limited space within the school, and ensure that no rooms are overcrowded given the current situation with Covid-19, this year I am asking all parents to fill in a booking form before attending to indicate which subjects you would like to visit on the evening (this does not have to be the subjects that your son/daughter is planning to choose, though you may well wish to see these presentations).
BOOKING FORM: https://forms.gle/4zZECsstnWaVjNhL9
I will use your responses to create a timetable for each visitor which we will provide to you upon arrival at the event. For this reason, it would be helpful if you could arrive a little before 6pm, so that you can collect your timetable and be ready for a prompt 6pm start for the main presentation. The event finishes at 8pm.
- If you are not able to arrive in time for the main presentation, but could arrive by 6:20, then please do so. You’ll miss the main presentation but will still be able to visit subjects.
- If you would rather not attend the live event due to the risks associated with the pandemic (or for any other reason), you can view videos produced about the options last year on the page called “Virtual Options Evening 2021”: https://langtreeschool.com/category/students/year-9-options/ . I will also share my main presentation slideshow after the evening event.
If you have any further questions about the evening please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected]
Assistant Headteacher, Curriculum and Data
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It’s official! Langtree School is one of the best in the country for student progress and attainment at GCSE!
As a result of outstanding outcomes in 2015 – the very best results ever achieved in the school’s history – Langtree School has received national recognition for the value it adds to enable students’ high achievement at GCSE.
SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers Network, recently undertook its annual in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England and identified Langtree School’s success. In 2014, 84% of students secured 5 or more grades at A*-C, with 76% doing so including English and Maths. Furthermore, 39% of all grades awarded were at A* or A which placed Langtree fourth in the country in The Times’ list of top state schools with no sixth form.
Consequently, the school has qualified for two SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards by being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between key stage 2 results at primary school and GCSE results at age 16, and in the top 20% nationally for high attainment. The school has been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at Holland Park School in London on 12 May.
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:
‘Langtree School should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students. There is so much good practice that this school could share, and I hope they will join us at the celebration evening for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools.’
Headteacher Rick Holroyd added:
‘These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and the leadership team at Langtree School, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person. Most importantly I am delighted for the students in our class of 2014, as these results will open up so many opportunities and choices for them all in the future. I am also very pleased for the staff and the school, as these national awards serve as recognition for all the hard work which has been going on for so long to bring Langtree to this level of success.’