Headteacher's Update

Dear All

Welcome back to EPCS.

In particular, can I offer a warm welcome to our Year 7 students and our returning Year 11s who now form the biggest Year 12 intake we have had at EPCS.  We are delighted you have made the decision to either start or continue your learning journey with us.  It will be a very busy year and should see the school build on the results achieved by our Year 11 and Year 13 students this summer.

All of our Year 13 students intending to go to university were able to do so and in Year 11 our core subject performance in particular continues to enable many of our students to achieve their aspiration to access further study or go into training or employment.  In a competitive world I am committed to doing everything I can to ensure EPCS students can secure a bright future despite the challenge significant changes to examinations and expectations of attainment will bring.

Early Finish Friday 24 October

As a school we are working on how we can be more consistent in providing students with feedback on how they can improve, and how presentation standards are set across the school; for example, ensuring work has a title, is underlined and is dated as routine and presentation standards are used consistently by students.  As a result the school day has been compressed on Friday 24 October, releasing students slightly earlier, so staff can meet and sample work to check on progress.  If this causes any parent an issue please inform your child’s tutor as we will ensure that the library is staffed