School will finish at 12.15pm on Friday 20th July and the usual busses will collect students at this earlier time. If for any reason they wish to stay in school and be collected at 3.10 as normal then there will be staff available to supervise. Please can you contact school to let us know if this is the case.
The school will be open from 9.00am till 11.30am for students to collect results:
Year 12 and 13 can pick up AS/A2 results on Thursday 16th August
Year 11 can pick up GCSE results on Thursday 23rd August
If any student is not able to pick up their results in person they must give written, signed, permission to the person who they wish to pick up their results. Alternatively you give a stamped, addressed, A4 sized envelope to Mrs Hodgkinson, who will then post your results to you. They will arrive within one week of the results day.
Year 11 students will be asked to confirm their next destination, whether it is Sixth Form or an alternative, via a simple registration process.
Year 7 and 12 start school at 8.45am on Tuesday 4th September
All years are in school from 8.45am on Wednesday 5th September
On Thursday 12th July 2018 up and coming music star Hannah Jane Lewis visited The Coleshill School.
Hannah gave a 45 minute inspirational presentation to Year 9 and Year 10 students about the importance of education and working hard at school. She emphasised why it is important to think about the future now and the options they have after school. She reflected on the decisions that she has made and how they have benefitted her.
Hannah is a singer/songwriter from Surrey. Not only a talented performer, Hannah also recently graduated from New York's Tisch School of the Arts with a first degree in Drama & English. Since pursuing her education and gaining a First Class degree, Hannah has recently signed a record deal with Polydor Records and is due to release her first album early next year. Hannah inspires fans to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.
Eileen Bishop, Careers Lead, commented “The students were blown away with Hannah’s story, as well as her talent. She has most definitely inspired our students to aim for their goals no matter what and more importantly to believe in themselves."
Arriving in Style at the Year 11 Prom!
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Year 11s from The Coleshill School celebrated their Prom at the National Motorcycle Museum on Friday 6th July 2018.
Proud parents came at the start of the evening to watch the students arrive in all types of transport and an array of fantastic cars.
Year 11s were unrecognisable, they certainly ‘dressed to impress’ and looked stunning in their fantastic dresses and suits.
Both staff and students danced the night away and a great time was had by all.
Mr Smith-Childs, Headteacher, said: “This has been a fantastic evening. We are so proud of our Year 11s and the hard work and dedication they have put in over the past few months. It has been a pleasure teaching them and watching them develop into amazing young adults with their futures ahead of them. We wish them all good luck for the future and will see many of them in our Sixth Form in September”.
On Tuesday 10th July we held the Year 7 Awards Evening
The awards were for recognition of commitment to school life and extra-curricular activities. Teachers nominated the students for their outstanding work they do in lessons every day.
One of the parents who attended commented: "I have watched the school grow from strength to strength and to see the effort for engagement and recognition is very inspiring.”
Mr Smith-Childs said "I am so proud of all the effort and hard work that our students have put in this year. They are all amazing our the awards are really well deserved. Everybody has a talent - we just have to find it and then embrace and nurture it".
On Monday 2nd July 2018 students from The Coleshill School heard a testimony from Holocaust survivor, Harry Bibring, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).
The testimony will be followed by a question and answer session to enable students to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth. The visit is part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme, which is available to schools across the UK.
Ian Smith-Childs, Headteacher commented: “It is a privilege for us to welcome Harry Bibring BEM to our school and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced. We are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for co-ordinating the visit and we hope that by hearing Harry’s testimony, it will encourage our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives.”te
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust added:
“The Holocaust Educational Trust educates and engages students from across the UK, from all communities about the Holocaust and there can be no better way than through the first-hand testimony of a survivor. Harry’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing his testimony, students will have the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead.
“At the Trust, we impart the history of the Holocaust to young people, to ensure that we honour the memory of those whose lives were lost and take forward the lessons taught by those who survived.”
About Harry Bibring BEM
Harry was born on 26th December 1925 in Vienna, Austria. After the Anschluss in 1938, Harry was arrested and forced, along with his family, to leave his flat and live in a house with 50 other Jewish women and children. Harry’s family intended to flee to Shanghai but Harry’s father was robbed on his way to buy the tickets.
In November 1940, Harry’s father died of a heart attack. His mother was deported to the death camp at Sobibor in Poland in 1942. Harry and his sister managed to flee to England on the Kindertransport. When they arrived in England they were greeted by Mr Landsman, who Harry’s father had arranged to act as their sponsor and had offered to shelter the children but it turned out there was no room for Harry and the two were separated.
In May 1945 Harry met his wife-to-be; Muriel and they married two years later. He went on to work for 20 years as a manufacturing engineer and later became a lecturer at Middlesex University. Harry continues to live in England. He has one son, Michael and two grandchildren, Lee and Nikki.