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The Gatwick School celebrate their first ever school prom

School proms have now become a stable requirement of schools celebrating their students final days.

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For a new school there will always be a lot of ‘firsts’ and each and everyone should be celebrated as they grow and cement themselves in the community.

For The Gatwick School last week (27th July) saw their first ever prom for Year 11 and it was certainly impressive.

The schools first ever Year 11 cohort arrived at school in a range of luxury cars and enjoyed both the evening sunshine and refreshments alongside their parents, staff and friends.

The main event was held at the beautiful Alexander House in East Grinstead.

Miss Newman, Progress Leader for Yr 11, who organised the evening said:

“I am so pleased that the students thoroughly enjoyed their Prom. Both the girls and boys looked absolutely fantastic on the night. “

Head of School Mr Roessler said:

“I was very impressed with the organisation of a great evening and the students were a real credit to the school. Definitely ‘onwards and upwards’ at The Gatwick School”

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Tilgate Primary School praised by Ofsted

Following a recent Ofsted inspection, The Oaks Primary School and Nursery was judged as continuing to be a good school that is highly ambitious for its pupils.

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The inspection took place on the last Wednesday of the school year in July and the report states that the school has a:

cohesive, knowledgeable and influential team of senior and middle leaders who are highly ambitious for pupils”.

The report also acknowledges how positive the pupils and parents feel about the school:

“Pupils enjoy school. They are enthusiastic, keen and inquisitive learners…(the pupils) said that lessons are fun and make them think hard”. “Parents praised the staff’s efforts to provide children with good opportunities to learn and ensure that they are fully prepared for the next stage of their education. One parent said, ‘My daughter loves the school.’ Parents particularly value the way staff support their children to develop good personal and social skills”.

There is also praise for The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) and the impact of collaborative work between the TKAT schools:

“Leaders at all levels benefit from their collaborative work with The Kemnal Academies Trust. From schools within this multi-academy trust (MAT), leaders meet together to share good practice and update their knowledge”.

Alan Gunn, Headteacher of the school said,

“We are all absolutely thrilled with the report. We have a highly dedicated and skilled staff who are all committed to giving all our children the best possible start to life.

Everyone works very hard to ensure The Oaks is a fantastic place for our children to learn and grow as successful, confident and responsible individuals. I am so proud of our children and the staff and it is great that our efforts have been acknowledged by Ofsted.

The report has highlighted a number of our strengths and that we continue to strive to provide good level of education. It has also confirmed ways that we can continue to improve on to ensure even greater success in the future.”

The full report can be read on the School’s website by clicking here.

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