A level successes
In the most unusual of years we have been working tirelessly to support our students, ensuring they can progress to their chosen destination, despite all the challenges of the lock down. We are thrilled that our Year 13 students achieved A level and vocational grades that reflect the hard work of all the students, supported by their parents and our staff. There have been some amazing successes and we are delighted to share the achievements and destinations of our students.
Csenge Keri and Beatriz Vasconceios De Sousa both achieved a stunning 4A* grades each with Csenge going on to study Physics at Durham University while Beatriz will read History at the University of Cambridge. Lonyin Chan with no fewer than 3 A* and 2 A grades is going to study Computer Science at Manchester University and, after achieving 3A* an 1A grade, James Hogben will study Biomedical Science at Manchester.
The following students each achieved an incredible 2A* and 2A grades:
Manu Chapman is holding an offer of an Aerospace Engineering degree with Southampton University
I Frost will study Theatre & Performance at Warwick University
Taylor Gilling is chasing an apprenticeship in finance
Sian Roberts will study Veterinary Science at Bristol University
Louis Winwood will be studying History at the University of Lincoln
Harvey Young will read History and Politics at York
Lenice Joubert achieved a Distinction* and 3 A grades will go on to study English Literature at the University of Hertfordshire.
Also, with a string of A and B grades:
Phoebe Wick will be starting her journey to become a secondary Maths teacher at Manchester Met
Jack Welsted has secured a place at Leeds University to study Banking and Finance.
We are also really pleased that Annabel Fisher and Lily Fry will be starting careers in Nursing. Annabel has an apprenticeship and Lily will be studying at Derby. Imogen Richardson will read Law at Lincoln University and Maisie Condron will study Physiotherapy at Coventry. Jacob O’Connor will start an apprenticeship with the East of England Ambulance Service and Jacob Guildford has secured his apprenticeship with Unilever Colworth to work on Ben & Jerry’s ice cream!
We are delighted that our Year 13 students are going on to a wide range of higher and further education and training and feel confident that they will make a as positive contribution to the wider community as they have during their time at Stratton Upper.
We would like to thank all of those parents who have not only contacted the school to thank us for the support we have provided but also for their input and support, especially during these unusual and uncertain times. The resilience of the staff, students and families in our local community has been humbling and we are very proud of everyone’s hard work and perseverance.
We are sorry that some students have experienced difficulties receiving their GCSE results today. We are working hard to identify those that haven’t and will be sending them as a matter of urgency.
We are able to give students results in person if they come to the school today. There are staff waiting to help students in the school hall accessed via the side doors.
Get yourself comfy and get your popcorn ready, the Stratton Festival Online is about to begin!
Tune into our live stream of musical performances recorded by our students during lockdown. Students and Staff of Stratton Upper School can access the live feed by using the link below.
The stream will start at 7pm on Thursday 16th July 2020.
The announcement this afternoon by the Prime Minister, clearly contained some extremely significant updates. We will now have to wait for the details in order to develop an appropriate plan and will update you as soon as possible. We have been receiving these messages at the same time and in the same way as the rest of the nation so have not been able to plan or update in advance.
The Headlines are:
1. Schools will be closed from Monday for most students until further notice.
2. They will remain open for vulnerable children and those of key workers - definitions of each to be confirmed.
3. Exams will not happen in May / June - but no details as to what this will actually mean in practice.
4. Provision to be made for those in receipt of Free School Meals.
We remain partially open on Thursday to Years 11, 12 and 13 and will confirm plans for Friday during the day on Thursday. We will continue to update you as information from the government emerges and our plans develop. Information regarding our current status is on the school website: https://www.stratton.beds.sch.uk/ and will be update whenever there are changes.
Thank you all for your ongoing support and cooperation - it is much appreciated.
We have been asked by a number of parents whether we have had a confirmed case of Covid-19 in school.
Like most schools, we have some students and staff who are self-isolating following advice from NHS 111. You will be aware that there is currently no testing taking place for those with symptoms who are not in hospital and we have not been informed of any confirmed cases.
We recommend that you and your families continue to follow the government advice to be found at:
Please do not send your child into school if they have a continuous cough or a temperature greater than 37.8 oC. If you are in any doubt and need further advice please call the NHS on 111.