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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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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 

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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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  • The passing of Queen Elizabeth II

    Published 09/09/22

    The Piggott School community is deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    Our Queen served the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for 70 years with dedication, love and grace.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Royal Family along with the millions of people worldwide who will miss her every day. 

    The school’s flags have been lowered to half-mast and students and staff will have time together to reflect on, and celebrate, the Queen’s life.

    As we reflect on the Queen’s reign, the humility that resonated through her into the people that she met, and everything that she did, shines though. This is perhaps the Queen’s greatest legacy and why her memory will always be cherished. 

    ‘We do not grieve like those who have no hope, for we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.’ (1 Thessalonians 4:14)

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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 Paul Smith and Mr Jeremy 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)]

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    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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  • Open Evening and Open Mornings

    Published 08/09/22

    Dear Parents

     

    It will soon be time for you and your child to choose a secondary school. In order to help you with your decision, I have pleasure in inviting you to visit The Piggott School for the following events:

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  • GCSE and Level 2 Results

    Published 25/08/22

    GCSE and Level 2 Results

    Richly deserved success for GCSE students

    Following last week’s amazing set of A level and Level 3 results, Executive Headteacher Mr Gray is pleased to announce another outstanding set of GCSE and level 2 results for The Piggott School.

    94% of pupils passed English Language and 95% passed mathematics GCSE at Level 4 or above. Our combined best English and mathematics Level 4+ pass rate is 92%.

    Our five or more Level 4+ including best English and mathematics is 91%.

    Exceptional results were achieved across the whole range of subjects, with pass rates of 100% in eleven subjects: Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Dance, Drama, French, Further Maths, Music, Physics and Statistics.

    All our other subjects achieved outstanding pass rates including Computer Science (97%), Photography (97%), Media Studies (96%), Spanish (95%), History (94%), German (92%), English Literature (92%), Combined Science (91%), Geography (91%), Food Technology (90%), Religious Education (89%), Creative iMedia (88%), Design Technology (87%), Sports Studies (85%) and Business Studies (82%).

    The vast majority of our students will be returning to study in our sixth form this September. The Piggott School Sixth Form is a centre of excellence for Academic, Applied General and Technical learning.

    Our students and staff have worked incredibly hard and this year’s results are a testament to this. Mr Gray thanks all the teaching and support staff for their continued dedication and professionalism. Congratulations to all our students on their richly deserved success and thank you to all of their parents for their unstinting support.

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  • A Level & Level 3 Vocational Results

    Published 18/08/22

    Press Release: A Level & Level 3 Vocational Results – The Piggott School

    August 2022

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  • Key Stage 3 Awards Afternoon

    Published 28/06/22

    This afternoon we honoured our Key Stage 3 students who have worked tirelessly to do their best and give 100% effort in their learning this year.

    Congratulations to all Key Stage 3 award winners

     

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  • Bikeability Course

    Published 16/05/22

    Last week 52 year 7 students completed their Bikeability Level 2 qualification.

    They had a fantastic day, gaining the knowledge and confidence they needed to cycle safely to school and around the local area.

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  • Bags 2 School Donations

    Published 13/05/22
    Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Bags 2 School project.    Please click the link for more information  https://bag2school.com/  
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  • Summer Term PE Clubs

    Published 25/04/22

     

    Day

    Club

    Monday

    Badminton

    Fitness Suite Yr12/13

    Yr7 Rowing at Henley Rowing Club

    Tuesday 

    All Years - Athletics

    Fitness Suite Yr9

    Wednesday 

    All Years - Rounders

    Fitness Suite Yr7

    Yr7/8 Boys Cricket

    Thursday 

    Girls Football

    Yr7/8 Girls Cricket

    Yr9/10 Boys Cricket

    Yr7/8 Tennis

    Fitness Suite Yr10

    Dance

    Friday 

    Revision Sessions 

     

     

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  • Ukraine Awareness

    Published 05/04/22

    This week we took some time as a school to reflect on events happening in Ukraine and Europe. Students offered prayers and messages of hope which are now in our reflection room. This was chosen in order to represent that the world may have different leaves, but they are all part of the same tree.

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  • World Down Syndrome Day 2022

    Published 21/03/22

    World Down Syndrome Day - Monday 21st March 2022

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  • Calling all musicians

    Published 11/02/22

    As part of the Henley Youth Festival, Gig Night will be held at the Kenton Theatre in Henley on the evening of Thursday 10 March.

    The event is open to all students in years 9-13 who would like to perform live at the Kenton Theatre. Bands, duos and solo performers are all welcome. No backing tracks are permitted. Each act can perform up to 15 minutes of music, depending on how many performances we will accommodate. 

    Entry forms are available here: https://www.hyf.org.uk/_files/ugd/2ccb0e_f39c2130df9b4612b69d3a188c6e914c.pdf

    Further details of the festival are available here: https://www.hyf.org.uk/

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  • Success for Jess

    Published 07/02/22

    Computer Science student Jess competed in the National Cipher Challenge and had an astonishing result, equal 9th with Eton College out of 6250 students worldwide.  Here is what Jess had to say about her achievement in the @Cipher_Master National Cipher Challenge, along with some inspirational advice for girls interested in pursuing computer science.

    Well done Jess!

     

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  • National Museum of Computing Trip

    Published 26/01/22

    Fifty-two Year 10, 11 and Sixth Form students visited the National Museum of Computing last Friday, home to the world's largest collection of working historic computers.  Students got to follow the development of computing: from the Turing-Welchman Bombe and Colossus of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, to the rise of personal computing and the rise of mobile computing and the internet.

    Year 12 student, Jess said "The Piggott School trip to The National Museum of Computing was a very interesting and educational experience. We were able to see the rebuilt Colossus computer and the WITCH (the world's oldest working digital computer) among many other pieces of technology.

    As well as this, we took part in a fun programming workshop where we used a BBC micro-machine to program a game of snake. I enjoyed writing code in a different language using a type of computer that I hadn't used before.

    I also thought that the 'Power of Primes' activity was amazing as it highlighted the importance that prime numbers play in cryptography, and it briefly taught us about the other maths involved in creating ciphers.

    Overall I thought that the trip was great and the tour guides were very informative."

    Other students said the highlights of the trip were:

    "Experiencing the minds of computer scientists from the past."

    "Programming a snake game with BBC basic."

    "Learning about the history behind the enigma machines."

     

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  • Students raise funds for violence against women

    Published 21/01/22

    At Piggott, we aim to help and guide students to develop compassion, empathy and tolerance in their relationships with others. This week, our Sixth Form students rallied together to raise an impressive £400 with the simple gesture of wearing red to honour Ashling Murphy, a young teacher who was tragically murdered while jogging in Tullamore, Ireland. 

    The funds raised will go to Women's Aid, a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services in England and build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated.

    https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

    Well done to Maeve in Year 12 for mobilising the Sixth Form and for raising awareness of this important issue and raising funds for Women's Aid.

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