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The latest from The Piggott School

You can keep up with all the latest news and events from The Piggott School via our website, our School News App (instructions below), Twitter and our School Blog.

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History @piggotthistory

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Psychology @piggpsych

Science @PiggiodicTable

Business Studies @PiggottBS

Piggott Trips @PiggottTrips

For copies of all letters sent home please visit the Parents Page.


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1. Download the app from either the iTunes App Store , Google Play or Windows Store by clicking on the relevant buttons below or by loading up the app store on your phone and searching for ‘School News’.

2. Launch the app and you will then be able to either click on the ‘Find my school’ button which uses the phones GPS to locate all the schools in the surrounding 20 miles, or you can type in the schools postcode and click on ‘Get my school’ button.

Our school's postcode is: RG10 8DS 

3. You will then see a list of schools that use the app. Click on The Piggott School to view relevant news & events.

4. You will then be able to click on the ‘News’ button to view all the latest news items that have been added and all the upcoming calendar events by clicking on the ‘Events’ button.

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Piggott in the press

In case you missed it, here are some recent press articles featuring stories about The Piggott School.

Online advice - Henley Standard
 
Safety webinar - Henley Standard
 
Pupils make cards for elderly neighbours - Henley Standard
 
Parents’ night - Henley Standard
 
Twyford school pupils create Christmas cards and sing carols for the elderly
- Photo 1 of 3 - Maidenhead Advertiser (maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk)

 
Teenager cycles 100 miles in two weeks for charity - Henley Standard
 
Girl thrilled with success of takeaway pizza business - Henley Standard
 
Virtual Chinese New Year - Henley Standard
 
Twin success - Henley Standard
 
Twyford school carries out Dragons' Den-style business enterprise project virtually
- Photo 1 of 1 - Maidenhead Advertiser (maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk)

 

School turns sports hall into mass testing centre - Henley Standard

Wokingham Today, April 8, 2020 by Wokingham.Today - issuu

Footballing girls feel more onside with A-level studies - Henley Standard

Students rewarded for work - Henley Standard

Piggott School student selected for British Para Swimming Talent Squad. 


 

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  • Apprenticeships

    Published 26/01/23

    Good Afternoon

     

    The ASK Team at Adviza are hosting a free event on Monday 6th February 2023 for students and Parents/Carers interested in finding out about apprenticeships, where to find them and how to apply.

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  • Year 8 Options

    Published 17/01/23

    Year 8 into 9 Options is one of the most exciting times in your education as it gives you your first real opportunity to select some of the subjects that you will study for the next three years. It also marks the start of planning for your future; the decisions that you make now will have an impact on post 16 and career choices.

    At The Piggott School our aim is to offer all students a broad, well-balanced and relevant learning programme. All of you will continue to study the examined ‘core’ subjects of: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science (single or double) and Religious Studies. You will also study courses in Physical Education and PSHCE. Opportunities exist for you to study a range of other GCSE courses. Every effort is made by your subject teachers, form tutors, Head of Year and the Senior Leadership Team, to offer you information, advice and guidance in the weeks leading up to this time of choice. Below you will find key dates, the Options Booklet and Preferences Form and various presentations from each subject that were presented during the Options Evening.  Good luck with your decision!

    Key Dates for GCSE Options 2023

    Thursday 12th January - Virtual Options Evening

    Thursday 2nd February - Online Parents’ Evening

    Friday 3rd February - Deadline for options preference form

    Early March Options - discussions begin

    End of the summer term Option choices confirmed

    *The Options Booklet and Preferences Form for 2023 will appear here in the coming months

     

    Options Booklet 2023

    The Options Booklet details the option choices available for Year 9 students for the academic year 2022/23 All students follow a core curriculum of English Language GCSE, English Literature GCSE, Mathematics GCSE, Science GCSE and Religious Studies GCSE. All students will also study General PE (and will be examined in GCSE PE if they choose PE GCSE as an option,) plus PSHCE and or Leadership.

    Please click on the link below

    OPTIONS PREFERENCE FORM
     
    Business Studies
    Chinese
    Computer Science
    Creative iMedia
    Design and Technology
    Drama
    English Language and English Literature
    Fine Art
    Food Preparation and Nutrition
    French
    Geography
    German
    History
    Mathematics
    Media Studies
    Music
    Physical Education
    Photography
    Religious Education
    Science
    Spanish
    Statistics and Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics
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  • Free Bike Check

    Published 12/01/23

    Dear Parents/Carers,

    The Wokingham My Journey Team is running free bike checks on 24th and 25th January at Twyford Station 3.30-6.30pm.


    Advanced booking is needed.

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  • Year 8 Options Evening

    Published 11/01/23

    Information regarding Year 8 Options Evening. 

    A reminder to all Year 8 families that the Options Evening is due to take place on Thursday 12th January, with the first sessions beginning at 6pm. Joining instructions, and links to join each session have been emailed to all Year 8 pupils - using their Piggott School email address. The Options Booklet will help support and inform the decisions being made - please find a link to this booklet below. During the Options Evening all microphones and cameras will be disabled on MS Teams - but the chat function will be enabled. Please do pose any questions you may have about the Options process to each subject lead. If anyone has any queries about this event then please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at school. Finally - details surrounding how the options forms will be submitted will be shared with you all after the event tomorrow. 

    I hope you all find the event useful and informative. 

    Kind regards,

    Mr A MacLeod

    Deputy Headteacher

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  • CIRDIC visit

    Published 05/01/23

    On Monday 12th of December we made our annual trip to CIRDIC, the homeless drop-in centre in Reading.

    We took with us 6 students, bags full of socks and pants (kindly donated by our school community), sweets, homemade Christmas cards and a very big Christmas tree!

    It was lovely to see how happy everyone was for a bit of Christmas cheer. The students spent some time seeing how the centre worked and decorating the tree. The centre's Christmas meal was the next day so we got there just in time.

    Thank you so much to everyone who sent in a donation. With the cold days ahead, they are needed more than ever.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

    Miss Marris

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  • My Journey Wokingham Challenge

    Published 04/01/23

    Download this app and earn rewards every time you walk, cycle, use public transport around Wokingham.

     

     

     

     

     

    Step 1

    Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play.

    Step 2

    Register, then you'll automatically be added to the My Journey Wokingham challenge.

    Step 3

    Make sure automatic tracking is toggled on, the app will track your trips and you will be credited with ValleyCoins to spend or donate.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Treat yourself or help others with your ValleyCoins

    ValleyCoins can be exchanged for high street vouchers or donated to charity right from within the Innovation Valley Rewards app

    Download on Apple App Store                                 Download on Google Play

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  • Year 13 Exam Certificates

    Published 09/12/22

    Year 13 certificates from Summer 2022 are ready for collection from reception between now and the 31 January 2023

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  • Christmas Jumper Swap

    Published 23/11/22
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  • Readifood Donations

    Published 17/11/22

    Once again we have had a really successful harvest donation for the local charity Readifood. The Piggott community did an excellent job and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to organise a donation!

    We always have a little competition to see which tutor can gather the biggest donations and there were two worthy winners this year:

    Congratulations to 10CD and 8CC!

     

     

     

    ReadiFood – Reading's Food Bank

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  • Christmas Art Competition

    Published 10/11/22

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  • Curriculum Update 2022

    Published 10/11/22

    Please see attached a letter from Mr MacLeod updating you on our curriculum.

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  • The Piggott School Association Christmas Fayre 2022

    Published 31/10/22

     

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  • 6th Form Open Evening

    Published 31/10/22

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  • Year 10 Welcome Evening

    Published 10/10/22

    Please see below the Year 10 Welcome evening presentation evening

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  • Early Career Teachers (ECT) Event

    Published 21/09/22

    On Wednesday 14th September The Piggott School were pleased to host over 50 ECTs (Early Career Teachers) to a welcome event. This event was run in conjunction with the Wokingham Federation and included a number of presentations designed to welcome the local ECTs to the profession. Piggott School staff were responsible for leading the main training of the afternoon - with Mr P Smith and Mr Crawley leading a keynote speech surrounding 'Behaviour for Learning'. The event was catered by Aspens - who provided a range of outstanding food to keep all attendees going throughout the afternoon. We were thrilled to be able to host this annual event once again - and look forward to continuing our work with local ECTs. 

    The Piggott School is the Lead School in the Wokingham Federation - (Wokingham Secondary Federation – Schools working with schools (wokinghamfederation.co.uk)]

       

    Mr Alex MacLeod

    Deputy Headteacher and ECT Induction Lead

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  • Open Evening 2022

    Published 20/09/22
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  • Twyford Together Charity 5k and Fun Run 2022

    Published 16/09/22

    Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run

    Just three weeks to go until the Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run takes place here, at The Piggott School on Sunday 9 October. Can your family and neighbours become this year's 'Fastest Street'? Get three runners to enter and you'll be in with a shot! Prizes to be announced shortly.

    Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run | Facebook

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  • Open Evening Thursday 29th September

    Published 14/09/22

    The school will be closing at 1pm on Thursday 29th September to allow for Open Evening preparations. School coaches will collect pupils at 1pm. Please make appropriate arrangements for your son or daughter to accommodate this early closure. Thank you for your support.

    The Piggott School 

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