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£1.1 million for redevelopment
Posted on: 11/09/2018

£1.1 million for redevelopment

Amery Hill School is delighted to announce the securing of just over £1.1 million to redevelop our existing Kitchen and Dining facilities. The project will see the replacement of our outdated canteen with facilities that are capable of providing our ever-increasing number of students with healthy and nutritious meals.  A significant proportion of the funding has come from the government administered Healthy Pupils Capital Fund, as they recognised how our application for funding was based on the school’s philosophy of developing the whole child.  The new dining facilities will help to boost both the physical and mental wellbeing of our students, by allowing them to use meal times as an opportunity to share, be social and digest food calmly. Planning permission has already been secured, with work on the project due to start in early December.  We are hopeful that the new kitchen and dining room will be in service by September 2019. The redevelopment also marks the first phase in an ambitious building programme for Amery Hill, which will over the next few years see the creation of a multi-functional performance space, including a new auditorium as well as Drama and Dance studios. Steve Mann, Headteacher, has said: “This is a very exciting time in Amery Hill School’s evolution.  This first phase in our redevelopment will provide a wonderful space for all our students to not only eat and socialise in a modern and comfortable environment, but to also support our core values of Opportunity, Care and Progress.”View Article
Celebrating excellent GCSE results for 2018
Posted on: 23/08/2018

Celebrating excellent GCSE results for 2018

Amery Hill is celebrating its year on year success with another round of excellent GCSE results for its 2018 cohort. Many students have excelled and achieved beyond expectation, proving that Amery Hill strives for the best in every student. The whole Amery Hill community is delighted and exceptionally proud of all of our students, with particular mention of Eleanor Austin, Marcie Crawford, Oliver Isaac, Sam Seymour, Lauren Swain and Ben Williams, all of whom achieved 8 or more Level 8s and 9s, placing them within the top 3% of the best achievers nationally.  New Amery Hill Head Teacher, Stephen Mann, said ‘I am absolutely delighted that Amery Hill has yet again achieved another excellent set of GCSE results.  Even though this year saw the first set of new more rigorous and demanding GCSE exams for many subjects, the results show that the level of commitment and hard work shown by students and their teachers has culminated in them all having more choices and opportunities as they move into post 16 education. As the new Headteacher of Amery Hill School I am greatly looking forward to maintaining and building upon the outstanding ethos that permeates throughout the school and ensuring with all the staff, that each student receives the highest quality of education. Along with all the staff and governors I would like to congratulate all our students and look forward to hearing about their many successes in the future.’View Article
Amery Hill Prom - sunshine, sparkles and sophistication
Posted on: 27/06/2018

Amery Hill Prom - sunshine, sparkles and sophistication

Amery Hill’s Year 11 students celebrated the end of their secondary school education with a sophisticated dinner and dance at Froyle Park, Upper Froyle. Everything was perfectly in place from the suits and the bow ties, the beautifully elegant dresses to the handbags, the heels and the make-up! Talking about the event, Progress Leader, Mr Owain Lewis, commented “The arrangements for the evening were led by the Student Prom Committee, who organised the event like a team of professionals! Having worked so hard over the past few months for their GCSE exams, it was lovely that the students could celebrate together. They had a fantastic evening and it is definitely one they will remember.” The evening opened with an impressive array of transport for the traditional arrival at Amery Hill School, including a fantastic display of vintage vehicles, a variety of sports cars and even a tractor, a doughnut-performing Rotax kart and an articulated lorry cab, more commonly used to haul a 44 tonne trailer! The fly past by a yellow tiger moth biplane seemed coincidental, or was it?   It was wonderful that so many members of the community came out to wish them well and make them feel special for the evening. Tutors and students enjoyed a reception in the wonderful surroundings of Froyle Park before sitting down to dinner which was followed by the presentation of awards and speeches. The evening was rounded off at Froyle Park with plenty of photo opportunities and dancing.   To view the photos from the evening click here If students would like electronic copies of their own photos please contact Mrs Rose in the ICT Department.View Article
Towards a common future, while remembering the past
Posted on: 8/05/2018

Towards a common future, while remembering the past

With the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting being hosted by the UK in London and Windsor, Amery Hill School students have been learning about aspects of the Commonwealth, its role today and how it has shaped our history. This event fuelled the school’s debating programme, with students taking part enthusiastically in tutor-time discussions, considering the shared global challenges which were discussed by Heads of Government at the meeting. Following this week long focus on the Commonwealth, students and teachers decided to get involved with ‘The Unremembered’ project which was organised by Big Ideas. Two students from each Year 7 tutor group were selected to be  wreath representatives. They chose a theme and created a design for their tutor group's wreath, merging their creativity and knowledge of history to create a number of wreaths which commemorated the dedication of WW1 soldiers and their families from the Commonwealth. Lead teacher at the school, Mrs Lisa Mouland said “The students have worked so well together, coming up with some amazingly creative ideas and designs. The wreaths all looked wonderful. We are over the moon to see the photographs of our wreaths on display and to know that we have contributed to this memorable project. We hope that through our work, the message of the importance of the Commonwealth is passed on.” Mrs Mouland went on to say “We will be keeping an eye open for future Big Ideas projects as our students thoroughly enjoyed the experience – our thanks to the team at Big Ideas for their support and help with funding.”View Article

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