St Ursula's Convent School
A Humanities College and Teaching School

""An outstanding School with Outstanding Results
and Phenomenal Achievement"
(Ofsted 2015, 2010 & 2007)

Our School
     
 

National College

NPQML and NPQSL

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Pupil Premium

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Impact of pupil premium 2013-2014
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This week’s Numeracy challenge

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Exams News

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GCSE Revision Timetables

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Newsletters

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Forthcoming Events

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Homework Timetables

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Humanities Specialism

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Teaching and Learning

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Mass every Friday at 8am Come and join us in the school chapel
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Ofsted visit on Tuesday 19th May 2015

Ofsted will be visiting the school again on Tuesday to inspect Initial Teacher Training. Our partner university for this is Goldsmiths so it will be another important day in the life of the school.

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St Ursula’s Convent School

Outstanding, Outstanding, Outstanding!

“Phenomenal achievement for students” (Ofsted 2015)

 

Previous inspection:

Outstanding  1

March 2015

Overall effectiveness
This inspection:

Outstanding

1

Overall Judgements

Leadership and management

Outstanding

1

Behaviour and safety of pupils

Outstanding

1

Quality of teaching

Outstanding

1

Achievement of pupils

Outstanding

1

“Congratulations everyone”

Our final report has arrived and I am delighted to share with you the recent Ofsted findings. When I received the draft report and shared it with Senior Leaders we were bursting with pride as the report makes “phenomenal reading!”

This report is a great testament to all the hard work our girls, staff, governors and parents/carers put into the school. Without a real team effort and a continued focus on all aspects of school life we would not have achieved such fantastic success.

Below is a recent email communication from Gillian Palmer – Director of Children’s Services at Greenwich Council.

“Ciara  -  This is just a joy to read!  I hope you are really proud.  I am very grateful to you and the staff for all you achieve and the very real difference you make for every child.

Please pass on my thanks and congratulations to the Governing Body and to all the staff.  Please also take some time to enjoy the recognition of your work and the great leadership you and your staff bring to the school. 
Best wishes,  Gillian.”

There are many highlights within the report but I will mention a few in particular:-

  • The commitment to improving the school further and achieving excellence for all students is unwavering.
  • Disadvantaged students out-perform non-disadvantaged students nationally at all levels.
  • Leadership and managements is outstanding.
  • Staff feel privileged to work at the school.
  • Governance is outstanding.
  • Governors are right to be proud of the school. They are passionate about the achievement of all students and the inclusive ethos of the school. They are deeply committed to the strong pastoral care and wider development of students and speak highly of the dedication of the staff.
  • Students’ support of each other and their contribution to the wider community exemplify the school’s ethos of ‘Serviam’.
  • Parents and carers are very positive about the school.
  • The school uses pupil premium funding exceptionally well. Governors and leaders have taken a conscious decision to supplement the additional funding to ensure that disadvantaged students achieve very high outcomes. The impact is clearly evident.
  • The behaviour of students is outstanding. Students conduct themselves in an exemplary way both in lessons and around school. This creates a peaceful, orderly and serene atmosphere in which students can thrive.
  • The high quality of teaching typically encountered by students accounts for their outstanding academic achievement.
  • The school’s supportive ethos, combined with high expectations, results in phenomenal achievement for disadvantaged students.

I would encourage everyone to read the full report because it is not very often you get such a glowing report from Ofsted.

Congratulations to everyone who is involved with the school, St Ursula’s is a very special place (Ofsted 2015)  and our legacy lives on!

Mrs Warnock

St Ursula's Convent School - “Ofsted Section 5 published report”

 

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SERVIAM IN ACTION AT ST URSULA'S

The motto of our school is Serviam, Latin for “I will serve.” But what does Serviam really mean...?

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In the past 2 weeks we as a school have done numerous things to live out our Serviam promise which I am very proud to be involved with. We began by presenting our chocolate from our Lenten promise chocolate drop to the members of the 999 club in Deptford. They were delighted and could not wait to tuck in to all the chocolate you donated. Thank you to the pupils who donated and parents who helped fund them.

Unfortunately the nursery attached to the 999 club has had to close so I am currently looking for a place to donate all the toys we have from our toy drop. If you have any suggestions then please let me know admin@stursulas.com.

Next we had our book drop collected by Marie- Jo Beaubrun’s (year 9 Clotilde) mother who asked before Christmas if we could donate books for a village in St Lucia who are desperate for a library for both adults and children. The amount of books we received was super and Mrs Beaubrun was delighted for what we did. Thanks to all who donated once again.

We also visited the over 65s group again in the Dominican convent and celebrated the feast of Mary our Mother through songs and prayers. The celebration ended with cake so all were happy with this outing. Well done to the year 7s that went to this great event.
http://cliparts.co/cliparts/kT8/oye/kT8oyeMxc.jpgThis week’s SERVIAM STAR is Amy Kavanagh in year 10 Cascia who volunteers in a local homeless shelter twice a week. She gives up her time to help others and by making the shelter look nicely and homely for those in need. Well done Amy we are proud of you here in
St Ursula’s.

REMINDER: Keep filling in your SERVIAM passports on fronter with all the good deeds you have done as the SERVIAM assembly will be happening soon and awards will be given for most entries

Thanks again and remember

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

 
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Refuge

During assemblies today a representative from Refuge called Paula McGoveney came into school to collect a cheque for £7,519.18. Assembly was quite emotional as we watched the impact of domestic violence on families and women and then saw some of the positive work this charity does to help rebuild the lives of those who have suffered as a result of domestic violence.

The girls were thrilled to see that their fund raising went to a very worthwhile cause.

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Meeting Louise O’Neill

Before Easter Half-Term we had the privilege along with the rest of Year 9, to meet the author of ‘Only Ever Yours’, Louise O’Neill.

For about an hour we could ask her questions about her personal writing inspiration, the inspiration for the book itself, and her life as an author (from getting books published to editing material). She gave us tips on how we could grow as writers and the importance of reading. She was very down to earth and it was interesting talking to her. In particular, Marie-Jo enjoyed taking the pictures of the event! Afterwards we had the opportunity to buy her book and have it signed. Overall, we’re extremely glad we were able to meet her.

By Marie-Jo Beaubrun and Aoife Power Year 9, Clotilde

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‘Warm, easy-going and positive’

Students ‘enthralled’ by a talk from holocaust survivor, Freddie, aged 93.

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GCSE Results 2014

Another year of Outstanding GCSE Results for Year 11 Students

Truly fantastic - Students excel in all areas!

I am absolutely thrilled and delighted for all our girls and staff as they achieved another year of record breaking results with almost all departments reaching 100% A*-C.

Headline results are:-

  • 96% gained 5 or more A*-C including Maths & English
  • 99% of Year 11 students achieved 5 or more passes at A* -C
  • 97% of students achieved an A*-C grade in Maths
  • 98% of students achieved an A*-C grade in English Language
  • 39% of all grades achieved at A* or A
  • 44% of students achieved 5 or more A*/A grades
  • Average grade per student = B+

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