Headlands School holds open evening

Ben Hindson, 10, tries a science experiment at the Headlands School open evening.
Ben Hindson, 10, tries a science experiment at the Headlands School open evening.

HEADLANDS School welcomed prospective Year 6 students from primary schools scross the town to their annual open evening last Wednesday, giving them a taste of life at the science college.

It was standing room only as headteacher Scott Ratheram spoke about the best ‘gold standard’ GCSE results the school has ever had – 54% achieved five GCSEs including English and Maths and a 98% pass rate at A-level which made them the most improved maintained school in the East Riding.

He said: “Headlands offers academic success, as well as enrichment activities including the recent alternative curriculum day, performing arts productions, this year’s is the Little Shop of Horrors and a wide range of sports and extra-curricular clubs.”

Mr Ratheram also said that three of the school’s PE staff could not be in school because they had organised a school trip to see Manchester City’s Champions’ League match.

Head of Year 7, Mr Ackroyd, also spoke to Year 6 students, as well as peer mentors who talked about their role in the school.

Parents and pupils then looked around the school, dropping in on foreign languages sessions, explosive experiments in science, the food technology department, as well as performing arts and dance demonstrations.

Year 6 students also enjoyed producing vibrant art work, PE, product design, geography, history and RS – as well as seeing the stars at the new school Observatory.

Staff at the school said the evening was a “real success” and thanked students who helped out.

Anyone who missed the evening and would like to visit the school can email parental.voice@headlandsschool.co.uk or call 676198.