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The latest from The Piggott School

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  • Year 8 Parent Evening

    Published 18/01/21

    Our Year 8 Parents' Evening will be held online on the evening of Wednesday 3rd February 2021 using a built in video conferencing software. Appointments can be booked from Wednesday 20th January online via the Parent Evening booking system.

    PARENT EVENING BOOKING SYSTEM

    You should have received your log in via email on 12 January from our technical team. If you have any technical queries please contact technical@piggottschool.org

    These letters can be found here: http://www.piggottschool.org/page/?title=Year+8&pid=109

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  • #together@home

    Published 12/01/21

    Now that we are well underway with our remote learning programme, we encourage you to connect with us on Twitter and via our News App to stay connected with school news and virtual events.  Now more than ever, it is important for individual students to feel they belong to a school community and these communications channels will help achieve this.

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  • Home learning updates

    Published 06/01/21

    After a smooth transition to online learning yesterday, we are so proud of the resilience shown by students and the commitment to their education through remote learning. We want to thank parents for the many messages of support and encouragement we have received thus far. Let's continue to work together to ensure students have the best possible experience in these unprecedented times.  

    With so much uncertainty, we understand that it can be cause for concern when information is not made readily available. We want to assure you that we will continue to communicate any new developments with our school community as soon as we become aware of them. Please don't hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any questions or concerns.

    We will keep an ongoing record of our general correspondence with our school community here:

    COVID-19 UPDATES

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  • Year 8 Options Evening

    Published 03/01/21

    The advertised Year 8 Options Evening will go ahead as planned on Wednesday 6th January – starting at 6.00pm.

    Joining instructions will be sent to all Year 8 pupils on Monday 4th January. We are looking forward to holding this virtual event as planned, despite Year 8 pupils not attending school in person next week.

    The joining instructions will be sent directly to your son/daughter’s Piggott School email address. Please do ensure this email address is checked ahead of the event.

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  • Virtual Christmas Concert 2020

    Published 18/12/20

    One of the highlights of the festive season at school is the Christmas Carol Service. We would normally enjoy a beautiful celebration of live music, readings and reflections at St. Mary’s Church in Wargrave. Sadly, it was not possible this year.
    We were, however, determined to offer a virtual celebration. Performing live music with the current restrictions is extremely challenging, requiring extensive planning. I am pleased to say, in true Piggott style, the music department were not to be beaten! We have, therefore, put together a short celebration containing carols, reading and reflections for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Our staff were keen to celebrate the achievements of the students at the end of a busy term, so we hope that you enjoy their messages at the end of the celebration video. Please find the
    link below.

    Virtual Christmas Carol Concert

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  • Online Safety Evening Webinar

    Published 17/12/20

    The Piggott School is committed to Online Safety. We are always working hard to ensure that students have a consistent experience of Online Safety education. We aim to ensure that all students from Year 7 to Year 13 receive embedded opportunities within the curriculum and pastoral tutor time to learn how to stay safe online, particularly during the current situation where young people are spending even more time online. New technologies bring exciting learning opportunities, but careful management and education is needed to ensure that everyone is safe in our digital world.

    We will be hosting a LIVE Webinar to update parents in this ever changing world of Online Safety. We are pleased to offer an opportunity for all parents/guardians of The Piggott School students to attend on Wednesday 27th January 2021 from 4.30pm. This webinar will be a closed forum so if you would like to join, we invite you to register your interest by clicking HERE. You will require a Google (Gmail) account to complete this form. Please contact office@piggottschool.org if you experience any problems completing this form or would like to book a place.

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  • Year 9 Parents' Evening - New Online Booking System

    Published 16/12/20

    We will be holding an online Year 9 Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 20th January 2021.

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  • Certificates for A / AS Level, Vocational and GCSE Qualification

    Published 16/12/20

    One of our most treasured moments every year is our Certificate Presentation Evening for A Level, AS Level, Vocational and GCSE students which is held in recognition of the hard work and achievements of all students.  Students and their families are usually invited to witness the presentation of their valuable, hard-earned certificates, which students will need to present as part of any future higher education and employment applications. 

    Unfortunately, in light of current circumstances, we are unable to hold this presentation evening and will be issuing certificates in the first week of Term 2 in the following ways:

    • AS/A Level and Vocational students will receive their certificates in the post.  These will be sent by recorded delivery.  Please ensure you have updated the school of any change of address. Email us as soon as possible if you need to change your address details: OFFICE@PIGGOTTSCHOOL.ORG
    • GCSE students will receive their certificates in school during tutor time. 
    • Those students that are no longer attending The Piggott School will receive their certificates by post. Please let our office know if you have changed your addressOFFICE@PIGGOTTSCHOOL.ORG

    We wish all students past and present great success in their future endeavours.

     

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  • Don your Christmas jumper

    Published 03/12/20

    It's Christmas time and we all know that means that cheesy Christmas jumpers are socially acceptable. In fact, the cheesier the better. Students and staff are invited to wear their most outrageously festive Christmas jumper to school next Thursday 10th December to deck the halls of The Piggott School and spread some Christmas cheer.

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  • Stevensons - New Opening Hours

    Published 01/12/20

    Stevensons Uniform Suppliers - Christmas and 2021 Opening Update

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  • Meet our School Captains

    Published 19/11/20

    In 2020, four students Harry Daisley, Chloe Eames, Maisie Jamieson and Sophie Errington were, after a rigorous selection process including a digital speech and a staff/student vote, elected by the school community to be our School Captains.

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  • Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening

    Published 11/11/20

    We deeply regret not being able to welcome you into the school for our popular Sixth Form Open Evening this year. Instead, we would like to introduce you to our staff and students through a wonderful and comprehensive virtual experience.

    We hope you enjoy the series of videos we have put together for you and please accept a very warm welcome from all of us at The Piggott School. 

    SIXTH FORM VIRTUAL OPEN EVENING

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  • Pause and reflect this Remembrance Day

    Published 08/11/20

    The Piggott School in partnership with the Royal British Legion Wargrave has produced this virtual Remembrance Service to honour those who serve to protect our democratic freedom.

    VIRTUAL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE 2020

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  • Stevensons - Uniform Supply

    Published 05/11/20

    Stevensons - Your School Uniform is still availble during the Lockdown

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  • Year 11 Parents' Evening - New Online Booking System

    Published 21/10/20

    We will be holding our first online Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 18th November 2020. This will be for Year 11 parents and will be the last full Parents’ Evening before the GCSE examinations.  We would strongly urge both you and your child to attend in order to discuss progress towards target grades.

    You should have received your child’s academic report prior to the evening and any concerns you may have regarding this can be discussed at this time.

    The school has introduced a new intuitive and easy to use online appointment booking system. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments. We are confident this will be an improvement to the previous system and welcome any feedback.

    Appointments can be made from Wednesday 4th November at 8am and will close on Wednesday 18th November at 12pm.  Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office. All appointments will take place online using the websites built in video conferencing software. You will find more information of how to attend appointments over video call in the document attached below.

    Also available will be Mrs Hunt, Special Needs Co-ordinator, and Mrs van den Berghen, the Careers Advisor, who will be available for appointments of you have any questions relating to decisions towards the future.

    Please visit  https://piggottschool.schoolcloud.co.uk to book your appointments

    If you have a child in Year 11, you should have received your login information from the Technical team prior to half term, however if you have any technical queries regarding the site please contact technical@piggottschool.org

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  • Go and do likewise

    Published 20/10/20

    Driven by our school's vision to "Go and do likewise" and Jesus' command to "love thy neighbour as we love ourselves", Piggott families generously donated over 35 large crates of food and other sundry items to ReadiFood, an independent food bank providing food parcels to those in severe need in the greater Reading area.

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  • Sleepout for homelessness

    Published 07/10/20

    Join Launchpad on World Homeless Day this Saturday 10 October, for a virtual event like no other – the Big Sleep Out at home. By taking on the challenge of braving the outdoors for one night, you can help to ensure people facing homelessness in Reading don’t have to.

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  • Piggott heroes complete virtual marathon

    Published 06/10/20

    Huge shout out to our latest #Piggottheroes, Art teacher Miss Foster and PE teacher Miss Fellowes for completing the virtual London Marathon last weekend alongside 45,000 other people across the country.

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