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Etone Open Evening 2015: A great success

Etone College enjoyed another successful Open Evening on Wednesday 30th September with large numbers of parents / carers coming to visit the school.
Parents / Carers and their children were greeted with a musical performance in the Main Hall before being formally welcomed by our Headteacher Mr Smith. Our prefects were then on hand to show our guests around the school where various activities were taking place.
From mask making in the Mathematics Department to a Rowing Challenge in the Sports Hall, there were plenty of exciting things taking place around the school to showcase the work of staff and pupils.
One visitor commented, “We are extremely impressed by what we have seen tonight. The welcome we had from staff and the activities we saw far exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to our daughter starting here next September.”
Mr Smith said, “I would like to thank all the parents and carers who took the time to come and visit the school tonight. There has been a real ‘buzz’ around the building and it has been a pleasure to hear all the positive comments from our visitors. I would like to thank all the pupils who came back to help with the event and to the staff who have worked tirelessly to make the evening such a success”.


Record Breaking A-level Results at Etone College

Etone College is celebrating yet another success with this year’s A-level results.

The results this year build on the achievements of last year with some outstanding individual performances. In addition to our 97% A*-E pass rate, we have a record haul of A*-C grades: 65% of students achieved a C or above on their A-Level courses. We are delighted that all students have secured a place at University on their first choice degree, foundation degree or modern apprenticeship.

Etone College is extremely proud of the achievements of all of our students and we know they will continue to be successful at their further education destinations.

Mr Ian Smith, Headteacher, said “These results demonstrate the rapid progress the Sixth Form has made and how hard staff and students have worked. Yet again, we have seen another record breaking year for Etone College with a 97% pass rate and 65% of students achieving a grade A*-C. These outstanding results show that Etone College is a leading post-16 provider in Nuneaton and can offer not only a wide variety of courses but also fantastic teaching and results.”

Mr James Mitchell, Head of Sixth Form, said “I am delighted with the results of our Year 13 students. They have all worked extremely hard and are now seeing the rewards of their efforts. Etone Sixth Form continues to be a vibrant and successful learning community and we look forward to welcoming the next group of students who will join us in September.”

Here is a small selection of our top performing students:

Ryan Farndon achieved A* A* A *A* in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics (intends to study Engineering at the University of Warwick).
Toby Melville achieved A* A* A in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology (intends to read Medicine at the University of Southampton)
Rebecca Cave achieved A A C in Geography, Biology and Chemistry (intends to read Zoology at the University of Sheffield)
Rebecca Lusty achieved A A B in Psychology, Biology and Sociology (intends to read Psychology at the University of Warwick)
Subarna Rai achieved A B B in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (intends to read Actuarial Mathematics at the University of East Anglia)
Faye Wilkins achieved A B B in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry (intends to read Bio Medical Science at the University of Southampton)



• College now rated ‘Good’ in four categories by Ofsted.

Etone College has been moved out of ‘Inadequate’ and rated ‘Good’ in four categories after its latest inspection by Ofsted.
The college has undergone a radical transformation over the last twelve months having been partnered with Barr Beacon School under the Matrix Academy Trust.
Dame Maureen Brennan, Executive Headteacher, said, “We are delighted that the college has now been removed from Special Measures and that Ofsted have recognised the improvements which have taken place over the past twelve months. It has been a difficult period for the college but we firmly believe that the college is now on an upward trajectory and will soon be the leading school in Nuneaton.”

“Many of our parents will have seen at first hand the progress we have made and the changes that have been implemented. The college will continue to move forward so that we provide the very best education for each and every one of our pupils.”

The inspection took place on 11th and 12th February with inspectors making judgements on five key areas: leadership and management; behaviour and safety; quality of teaching; achievement of pupils and the sixth form provision.

The inspectors found that:
In a short period of time, exceptionally strong senior leadership, including governance, has had a significant impact on improving all aspects of the academy.

Rigorous systems now monitor teachers’ performance and students’ achievement, so that prompt and effective action is taken to bring about required improvements. These are having an exceptionally strong impact.

All staff are now held accountable for students’ achievement.

Students behave well and demonstrate good attitudes to learning. They want to learn because teachers make lessons interesting and challenging.

All students, including disadvantaged students, are now making much better progress in all key stages and across most subjects. Gaps between groups of students are narrowing.

The sixth form is good. The students study courses that match their ability and they receive strong support and guidance. As a result, they develop confidence and resilience and make well-informed choices about their future.

Read the full OFSTED Report