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Amery students team up for the giant swing

Posted on: October 10th 2015

PGL1Amery Hill School's new Year 7 have just returned from their first residential trip, which was held at the PGL Activity Centre at Osmington Bay, Weymouth. They took part in a range of exciting and adrenaline-fuelled activities including abseiling, archery, trapeze and the 'giant swing'.

Mrs Hayley Elliott, Progress Leader, commented, "Many students challenged themselves to overcome their fear of heights and it was excellent to see the students supporting each other and working as a team. It was a fantastic weekend and great to see the students having such an enjoyable time."

The residential weekend is an important event in the Year 7 calendar, providing a great opportunity for the year group to bond and get to know each other.

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Posted on: 13/10/2017

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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