Welcome to Grove School
I believe that the students of Market Drayton and beyond deserve the very best education and at Grove School we aim to create a centre of excellence by building a culture and ethos that creates opportunities for students to master key skills. We strive to engender an infectious, lifelong enthusiasm for learning, creating a community with ambition, a sense of self-worth, belief and personal growth, able to succeed in an ever-changing world.
I want to encourage our young people to have the highest expectations, aspirations and ambitions, creating ‘can do’ attitudes in order to meet the challenges of the global marketplace both now and in future years. All of our students have the right to feel emotionally supported and valued and I will ensure that Grove’s outstanding record in safeguarding children is maintained. Our vision is for all students to have a mind set to succeed - and you will see this message on our new logo throughout the school.
Mrs Sonia Taylor
We welcome visits from prospective parents with children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 during the school day. Please contact the school to make an appointment.
2017 A level success!
The number of students attaining the top grades of A* - B at Grove College has increased once again this year. Following on from last year’s impressive performance, we are excited to be reporting outstanding results. 41% of all our grades were A* - B with more A* grades than ever before. 56% of our A level students achieved 1A* - B grade. Individual students whose performance stands out are Rowan Cookson, who has secured her place at Cambridge University, with 2A* grades and an A grade; Zoe Watson who also achieved 2 A* grades and an A grade; Beth O’Brien who achieved 1 A* grade and 2 A grades and Max Du Bois Jones who achieved 3 A grades.
Our Cambridge Technical course has once again proved to be hugely successful with students’ average performance being above a Distinction grade. Students with impressive results here include: Holly Jones, Ryan Robinson and Morgan Champ who achieved 2 D* grades and Imagin Dodd, Emmie Dobbs, Jess Edwards and Shannon Small who all achieved 1 D* and 1 D grade. Overall, 19% of our students achieved Distinction* - the highest grade available.
As an additional study programme we offer an Extended Project Qualification at Grove College which encourages our students to engage in a self-directed and self-motivated project to help them prepare for study beyond the College. An impressive 70% of our students achieved A* - B in their EPQ.
All students wishing to go to university have achieved places and will be studying a diverse range of subjects from Bio Chemistry and English to Fashion and Marketing and TV Production. We also have a student who will be travelling around Australia for a year before taking up her university course. Those who did not apply to university have secured employment or apprenticeships and one of our students is joining the RAF.
Headteacher Sonia Taylor commented, “These results are a credit to the hard work and commitment of our students here at The Grove and we are proud that their dedication has been rewarded. It is also a tribute to the unrelenting encouragement of our talented staff and of course the support of our parents and carers. Congratulations to all of our students and we wish them well as they embark on the next stage of their journey.”
1:1 Device programme for Year 8 students
NO LIMITS | 12-14 JULY 2017
Our NO LIMITS program for 2017 has been launched. For more details see here.
16th June 2016
Tutor Group 9 LGL are raising money for Cancer Research UK by taking part in their Walk all over Cancer initiative. The Tutor Group are aiming to walk 10,000 steps per day, every day for the month of June and are walking every day during Tutor Time to reach their £100 target. If you would like to sponsor them, please see their fund raising page: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/9lgltutor
The General Election Thursday 8th June 2017 - Grove's Mock Election
The Grove mock Election voting is in full swing! We are giving our young people the chance to have their say and are very interested to see the results which will be counted at lunchtime and announced tomorrow! Can we predict the actual result?
"The right to vote and have a say over who governs the nation is a priceless freedom denied to millions and is a liberty to be cherished."
Advice from the NSPCC regarding keeping children safe online.
Share Aware, from NSPCC and O2, gives parents all the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online. Under 20% of parents discuss online safety regularly with their children but we want to get every family talking about their child’s life online, just as they would their day at school.
Parents can sign up to the four simple steps to keeping kids safe online, watch our film ‘Safety advice from a 10 year old’ or visit Net Aware – our guide to your child’s social networks apps and games.
The internet is a great place for kids to be, being Share Aware makes it safer.
Just like in real life, kids need our help to stay safe online. Teach your child to be #ShareAware with @NSPCC and @O2 https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/
Teach your child to be #ShareAware online, with step-by-step advice from @NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/
12.05.17 Congratulations to our Year 11 footballers who won the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin County School's County Cup last night to lift the President's Plate. This is the first time we have won this competition, beating 22 other schools, an epic achievement! Well done boys!
Our latest Discovery Day was held on 31st March with students taking part in various workshops and PSHEE lessons.
Our Year 9 students visited the National Aroboretum and laid a wreath on behalf of Grove School at the memorial called 'The Beat', which is there to commemorate police officers who have fallen in
the line of duty.
We felt that, especially in light of recent events, it was important to remember that over the years it has not just been soldiers who have given their lives in the protection of freedom, but also men and women from all manner of different services who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
More details and photos can be found here: News.
We were delighted with the number of applications we received for our Student Leadership Team. Today saw the first process of the interview stage. Successful applicants were asked to gather in the hall and work together in teams to create a model from balloons on what The Grove means to then. It was a fantastic afternoon with students from all years working together. All groups presented their ideas to the judging panel, who are now in deliberation as to which students go through to the the next task. Feedback from the judges said that every student had worked very hard and that the presentations were of a very high standard, making the judges decision to reduce the number of students very difficult. Students will be infomed in the next few days of the outcome. A huge well done and congratulations to everyone who has taken part.
Students who are eligible for Free School Meals are also eligible for Pupil Premium. This is additional funding that your child’s school can claim. It is available for any child who qualifies for free school meals due to their family income.
The money can be used by the school to help to provide more support to the children, to help develop children’s academic progress, their self esteem or their social and emotional skills.
Is you child entitled? Apply online now
Tuesday 7th March 2017.
Important letters regarding proposed funding cuts to education have been published today. Please see here for more information.
National Careers Week 2017 6th - 11th March.
We kicked off National Careers Week in style with a visit from Newcastle Under Lyme College who spoke to students about apprenticeships.
A review of World Book Day at The Grove.
20.01.17 The Grove receives fantastic accolade for Work Experience Programme.
A fantastic start to the New Year with an Award! Full story here.
Information relating to the Market Drayton Learning Partnership can be found here.
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