Headteacher's Blog - 4/10/2019

After the excitement of last week, this week has been a quiet and purposeful one so it was a lovely surprise to be contacted by an ex-student who was one of the very first to start at Stratton exactly 69 years ago on 2nd October 1950. At that time, Stratton was a brand new Grammar and Technical School with just 4 classes, 112 pupils and 5 or 6 teachers.

The only building, which existed, became the technical block.  Obviously much has changed since then but one of the great things about Stratton is its history and it’s always great to hear from former students about how the school has shaped their lives.

I am pleased to say the Whole School Council is well and truly up and running and one of their first projects is to raise funds for some new picnic benches for the school grounds. It’s lovely to witness their enthusiasm for improving the environment of the social spaces around school. I hope that as many staff, students and parents as possible will support them.

On another charity note, I am absolutely delighted to be able to announce that we raised over £458.26 for Macmillan Cancer Support last week in our biggest ever-coffee morning, which lasted 2 days. Students and staff were so generous that we were also able to donate a substantial amount of cakes to the Preen foodbank after school on Friday.

Further to my blog last week, congratulations to the overall winners of the STEM projects, Maisie Osborn, Holly Carles, Georgie Carles, Ellie Barker and Kiera Turner. 

Ms Roz Hodges
Interim Headteacher