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Weekly message from the Headteacher - Mrs Helen Key

It was fantastic to be able to begin my Headship by celebrating outstanding examination results.

For the GCSE outcomes, the school was extremely proud to publicise its “best ever” results. 73% of students secured an A* – C grade, in both English and Mathematics. This is a new performance measure for schools in England and puts us among the very top schools in the Local Authority. In Science, 100% of students who were entered for Triple Science secured an A* - C grade. In Drama, Computer Technology, Design Technology and Italian over 90% of our students achieved an A*-C and 13 of our 26 subject areas achieved A*-C with over 80% of students.  Overall 19 of our 26 GCSE subjects saw results higher than the national average. These are phenomenal results and the bar is set extremely high for our new Year 11 students but I am sure they will rise to the challenge.

It has been an extremely positive first two weeks back and it’s apparent that our students, across all year groups, are determined to take academic achievement at Chailey School to ever greater heights.

Forthcoming Production

This week students have been busy auditioning for our Christmas Production ‘Out There‘, a new musical, which will be performed in school on the evenings of Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th December, with a matinee for our primary schools on the 13th December.  Keep a date free in your diary to ensure you don’t miss out! Here is a flavour of the show:

Newman Carter, a world famous astronaut, mysteriously disappears in 1969. Forty years later, a troubled young man, turns up on his doorstep with a letter, which changes everything, for everyone… Out There is an original tale about fathers, grandfathers, families, love, loss, hope, learning to be a child, learning to be a parent and never, ever, giving up on your dreams’

This show gives cast and audience alike the chance to go where no one has gone before, on the journey of a lifetime. OUT THERE is an all singing, all dancing original music which has a contemporary pop/country score composed by James Bourne (former member of Busted and writer for McFly, Mel C and The Saturdays) and a book by Elliot Davis. The show is set in the deep south of the USA and follows the fortunes of runaway Logan Carter, how he saves the town of Hope, Texas, and rediscovers his family at the same time.




Year 7 students auditioning today for Miss Hutton and Mrs Barringer




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