Welcome to Chipping Norton School
Our Sixth Form is in the top 1% of schools nationally (18th out of 2100 schools) based on value added data.
This places us as the best Sixth Form in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
CNPS Year 4/5 creative writing workshop
We welcomed our Year 4 & 5 Partnership pupils to the first of five Creative Writing Club workshops that we will be running this term. The children are all very enthusiastic to learn and are looking forward to having lots of fun with Mr Long and Miss Millar from our English Department. In the first session the children used paper plates and cardboard to turn themselves into monsters in preparation for writing Gothic stories in the weeks to come.
Sad News - Alexander Daniel
Earlier this week we were made aware of the death of Alexander Daniel, a year 13 student. We understand that Alex took his own life. Our thoughts are with Alex’s family and friends. Alex joined our school at the start of year 12. He was well liked by both staff and his fellow students for his quiet but friendly manner.
See headteacher's letter below which includes signposted support.
House Bake-off competition
The House Bake Off started in earnest in October 2015 with 40 eager students keen to showcase their baking talents. The first round was to bake and decorate six individual cupcakes with a violet theme to coincide with the non-school uniform day in support of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton Hospital. The standard was set very high from the outset and continued throughout the subsequent rounds.
At the beginning of May, the long anticipated final took place with competitors challenged to create a ‘showstopper’ based on a classic sponge cake. The judges tasted and deliberated over each of the cakes and after much debating eventually declared the Overall Bake Off winner to be Laurence McCulloch of 9EN.
Callum swims for Team GB
Year 10 student Callum Smart competed as part of Team GB at an international swimming competition in Italy at the beginning of May. He had a brilliant competition and came home with Gold medals in the 200m breaststroke, 2 bronze medals in 4 x 100m medley and 100m breaststroke and 4th in the 50m breaststroke.
Last year Callum achieved success by winning Gold Medals at the National Swimming Championships in Sheffield for both 50 and 200 Metre breaststroke events, and a silver in the 100m breaststroke. He also achieved a British record for the 50m Breaststroke event (by age group). He has just returned from the Olympic Trials (British Championships) in Glasgow and qualified for both the 100m and 200m breaststroke finals for juniors (Age 15-18), coming third in both of these finals. Callum also achieved a regional (15 years) age group record for the 200m breaststroke of 2:20.08, breaking the previous record by some 2 seconds.
CNPS Years 4-6 Athletics Festival
The school field was filled with 16 teams of enthusiastic pupils taking part in the annual Athletics Festival. The teams took part in a variety of track/field events finishing with a 50m mixed shuttle relay; the highlight of the festival. The event was run by 35 Year 7 Sports Leaders who have been trained by Mrs Phillips and supported by Mr Thomas and Miss Pinfold.
The results were:-
Big Schools Winners: Year 6 – St Marys A, Year 5 – Charlbury, Year 4 – Holy Trinity A
Overall Winner – St Marys A
Small School Winners: Year 6 – Great Tew A, Year 5 – Great Tew A, Year 4 – Enstone A
Overall Winner – Great Tew A
The champions will go on to represent CNPS at The West Oxfordshire Athletics Finals.