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Local Authority Has Highest GCSE Pass Rate In England

Local Authority Has Highest GCSE Pass Rate In England

The number of pupils in Scilly passing five or more GCSE exams last year was the highest of any local authority in the country. League tables published today by the Department of education showed that 84.2% of students at the Five Islands School gained five or more passes at A* to C grade. The average […]

Tresco And Bryher Nativity Delayed Until New Year

Tresco And Bryher Nativity Delayed Until New Year

Today’s forecast of poor boating conditions has forced a change of time and venue for one of the islands’ school nativity plays. The Tresco and Bryher school base will now put on their performance in the New Year at the New Inn. There were concerns about the state of the sea tonight and how it […]

New School Governor Appointed

New School Governor Appointed

A former Ofsted inspector has been appointed to the governing body of the Five Islands School. Philip Rowe was accepted onto the board as the Council representative during the governors meeting on 3rd December. He is experienced in different areas of education and served as the head teacher of a Surrey secondary school which was […]

St Agnes Children Thanked For Keeping An Eye On Rats

St Agnes Children Thanked For Keeping An Eye On Rats

It’s just over two years since the project to remove all rats from St Agnes and Gugh began. And although there have been no signs of the rodents since early in 2014, schoolchildren there are continuing to carry out the biosecurity checks needed to make sure the islands stay rat free. They’ve been checking every […]

Record Number Of Christmas Gifts Donated By Islanders

Record Number Of Christmas Gifts Donated By Islanders

Disadvantaged children in Africa and parts of Europe will be receiving Christmas gifts from islanders again this year. 114 shoeboxes filled with gifts have been collected for the Samaritan’s Purse appeal, organised by Mary Leathers and schoolteacher Sam Grossett. Sam has been involved with the appeal for 25 years and Mary has overseen the islands’ […]

Rotary Club Arranges School ‘Mock Interviews’

Rotary Club Arranges School ‘Mock Interviews’

Pupils from the Five Islands School will be awarded vouchers to recognise how well they handled a mock job interview. Tomorrow, members of St Mary’s Rotary Club, who arranged the test, will present prizes to the top four Year 10 students. The nineteen youngsters were asked to pick one of four future career options and […]

Scilly’s Community Police Officer Recognised For Work With School

Scilly’s Community Police Officer Recognised For Work With School

The St Mary’s Police civilian team member, PCSO Shirley Graham, has been highly commended with a Citizenship Teacher award from the National Police Commissioner. It’s for Shirley’s work in setting up the highly successful ‘School 999 Week’ ten years ago. Up to 25 school pupils spend a week on the mainland each November, learning about […]

School Needs To Improve KS2 Standards Quickly Says Council

School Needs To Improve KS2 Standards Quickly Says Council

The Five Islands School needs to improve the reading, writing and maths skills of its Key Stage 2 pupils to avoid falling foul of new rules being introduced by the government. At last week’s Children’s Committee councillors heard that this group has fallen below the national standards for the second year running. The government says […]

‘Dust Off Those Instruments’ For A Special School Musical Event

‘Dust Off Those Instruments’ For A Special School Musical Event

Did you used to play in a school orchestra or band and would love to give it a try again? Then you’re being given a chance to dust off that flute, violin or guitar during a special session next Tuesday evening at the Five Islands School. It’s part of a two-day series of workshops being […]