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ADFAS funding benefits Amery Hill students

Posted on: June 14th 2016

Presentation of cheque newsheaderA discussion following a staff training session last autumn has blossomed into the renewal of a relationship between Amery Hill School and the Alton Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS), which was first established some three years ago. Acting Head of Art, Mrs Alison Miller, explained that she was keen to incorporate printing as an option for those undertaking GCSE Art, but without a printing press there seemed little hope of this being achieved. That’s when ADFAS got involved again and in addition to their Committee agreeing to donate £500 towards the anticipated cost of £1100, they secured a further £350 from the Hampshire branch of their national organisation and an additional £250 from the London HQ. At a recent presentation to the Art Department, ADFAS Chairman Niven Baird handed over a cheque which has enabled the printing press and associated materials to be ordered ready for the printing of students’ work to take place from September. For further information about ADFAS including their well-received lecture programme, please take a look at their website - click here


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Alton's top performing school
Posted on: 6/02/2018

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It’s official.  Amery Hill School is Alton’s top performing school.  Again. The publication of the Government’s secondary school’s performance comparison tables today, has verified that this year’s excellent GCSE results, and most importantly the Progress 8 Measure*, is the best in the local area. Headteacher, Mrs Elizabeth Wylie, said: “We are extremely proud of how well our students have done this year which is the result of the hard work, commitment and support shown by our students, staff and parents. In particular, the Progress 8 Measure, places us as Alton’s top performing school, for the second year running. When Ofsted visited our school in March they commented on how we provide all students with a “high quality and challenging education ... regardless of their ability or circumstances” in a “caring and stimulating culture”. The publication of this Government data today really does endorse Ofsted’s view of our school.” Visit the DfE Performance Tables to compare schools in the local area. *Progress 8 Measure. This score shows how much progress students make between the end of Key Stage 2 (end of primary school) and the end of Key Stage 4 (GCSE), compared to students across England who got similar results at the end of Key Stage 2. This is based on results in up to eight qualifications, which include English, maths, three English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other additional approved qualifications.  View Article