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The Sixth Form Straw Poll is open until midnight on Thursday 26th November. Please see the link under Sixth Form above.
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.
Air Cadets commemorate Armistice Day
On Armistice Day a group of Air Cadets, including many from Chipping Norton School, attended a number of remembrance services in Chipping Norton and the surrounding area. Starting at the Chipping Norton war memorial the cadets laid crosses representing our three armed forces to remember those from the town that have died in armed conflict. They were joined at the memorial by numerous war veterans and people of the town to mark the occasion.
Next they visited the war memorial in Over Norton where they carried out a two minutes silence before travelling to the church at Little Rissington. The church had once served the RAF Base at Little Rissington and is the home to a number of Commonwealth war graves, one of which belongs to an air cadet of only 16 years of age. After a short service the cadets laid crosses on each of the graves.
Overall, the cadets had a brilliant day and were privileged to represent the Air training Corps at such an important time. They looked impeccably smart and are an asset, not only to the air cadets but also to Chipping Norton School.
U14 Boys are West Oxon Rugby Champions!
After an unbeaten start to the season Chipping Norton U14 Rugby Team played Bartholomew School in the final of the West Oxfordshire league. The team has enjoyed a great run of form in the league matches recording wins over Burford, Bartholomew, Henry Box and a draw with Wood Green. They therefore went into the final match as favourites.
Some of the worst weather conditions the team have ever played in meant it was a tight game with plenty of mistakes from both teams. Against the wind and rain the score was level at 0-0 at half time. A fast start to the second half and tries from Ewan Thomas meant Chipping Norton won the trophy with a 15 points to nil victory.
The team will represent West Oxfordshire at the County Cup Final on December 9th.
Family Focus: Autumn 2015
During the last week of term we welcomed families from Years 4, 5 & 6 Primary Partnership schools to our Family Focus workshops in art, DT, ICT and First Aid. The workshops are run by teachers at school and are designed especially for parents and children to work together.
All workshops were well attended and the families left with a sense of achievement and pride in the fact they have tried something new together. We look forward to the next Family Focus Week which takes place in February.
Many Thanks are due to the staff you gladly give up their time to organise and run the activities several times each year.
Street Dance at Chipping Norton School
We have been privileged to have street dance expert Dennis Victory work with Year 12 Dance Leaders, GCSE/A Level dance students and Year 12 Sports Leaders this autumn. The students have really benefitted from Dennis’ professionalism and expertise and have learnt new dance techniques including ‘Vogueing’, locking and krumping. Dennis also led Year 6 Dance sessions at our ten primary partnership schools.
U11 CNPS Hockey Tournament
On Wednesday 21 October our Under 11 CNPS Girls and Boys Hockey Teams arrived at Chipping Norton School to take part in the annual Hockey Tournament. The teams arrived with their teachers ready to work hard and with a keen competitive spirit. The annual tournament is led by Mrs Phillips from Chipping Norton School PE Department. Our Year 12 Sports Leaders take key roles in this tournament such as umpiring the matches, scoring, leading warm up and of course being fantastic role models to the younger pupils. The Year 12s take great pride in presenting the trophies and congratulating everyone on their hard work.
Thank you to all the teachers and TAs who work so hard preparing the pupils for this event, and of course our supportive parents. Everyone enjoys it so much.
The winners were:
Big School Girls: Hook Norton and Small Schools Girls: Chadlington
Big School Boys: Kingham and Small School Boys: Enstone.