Promotional video for our upcoming performance of an Experiment with an Air Pump.
We are being inspected by Ofsted over two days, the 19th & 20th October 2021.
As part of the process, the Lead HMI has asked us to circulate the following letter to all parents/carers.
We have been asked to distribute this letter to all parents/carers from the Secretary of State for Education and the Secretary of State for Health & School Care.
This letter has been sent to all schools nationally in regards to the Lateral Flow Testing programme.
The Duchess’s High School Trust (DCHS Trust) is a growing charity with big ambitions. We are seeking new trustees to join our board.
Established in 1994, we exist to support education and provide facilities/resources which enrich and add to the statutory school curriculum. The Trust was dormant for a number of years but, since 2018, has been experiencing a revival. In the last year we have supported pupil wellbeing, lunchtime clubs, technology equipment, cultural activities, music resources and sports equipment, raising in over £ 30,000 from 2020 to 2021.
Our charity provides a vital service for 1500 pupils and their families every year.
In 2019 we launched a new school lottery and we are starting to access grant funding. Over the next twelve months we are projecting at least a two-fold increase in income and looking forward to enabling more children to access new activities and opportunities.
We are seeking two new trustees who can bring new skills and diversity to our committee.
In particular, we are keen to hear from applicants who have experience of managing events or have previous charitable experience. We are also interested in hearing from potential trustees with a link to our wider community who can connect with local businesses and help us to take on new projects, establish innovative approaches to fundraising and help us to raise our profile.
As a trustee you will attend 3-6 meetings per year. In between meetings, you will work closely with other members of the board and the school to develop and enable activity such as marketing and communications, fundraising events or new project ideas. You will be passionate about supporting young people and giving all our pupils access to high quality learning experiences, wellbeing support and new opportunities. As an organisation there is potential for new trustees to help steer our direction as we develop a new role in the community.
The DCHS Trust does not work directly with children or young people. We facilitate and provide funding for activities which are delivered by our school, feeder schools or community partners.
To register your interest, please email email@example.com. After an informal discussion with one of our Trustee’s you will be invited to submit a brief CV. References will be required. Deadline midnight on 10th October 2021.
Concerned about the climate?
What can we do at home, at school, in ourstreets, villages and towns in Northumberland?
To find out more, drop in to a free ‘Climate Action Day’
Saturday 23 October 2021 – 10.30 – 17.00, Northumberland Hall, Alnwick NE66 1TN
Students from our school will be singing, performing drama and speaking at the event.
Organised by What a Wonderful World, a local not-for-profit group working to inspire and inform people of all ages to help save the planet.
An exciting opportunity has been brought to our attention and we’d like to share it with you.
A program called Mission Discovery is coming to Newcastle. The event flyer is attached via this link. During 5 days worth of events, 14-18 year old students have the opportunity to team up with NASA astronauts and launch their ideas into space!
Mission Discovery is being held at the Civic Centre in Newcastle from 9am on Monday the 25th October to 4pm Friday the 29th October this year.
Northumberland County Council has funed 10 places for DCHS students. If your child is aged 14-18 and they are able to attend all 5 days of the event during October half term, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so reserve your child’s place today. The event usually costs £660 but reserving a place through us means this can be accessed for free. Please note that this free place does not include transport or accommodation.
Please reserve tickets by no later than Thursday 30th September.
Fantastic weekend for the DCHS Equestrian Team competing at the National Schools Equestrian Association, Northern Regional Finals for Show Jumping and Jumping with Style (JWS).
Some amazing results for our little team and a great learning experience for all involved. We had a total of 38 rounds entered, which included 5 team entries along with numerous individual rounds. Out of this we achieved podium finishes (In the top two placings) with all our teams, and a selection of impressive individual results, all students competing against schools from the whole of Scotland and Northern England. It was lovely to see DCHS students from Year 7 – 12 making up the teams. Team members included Frankie H, Scarlet L, Annabelle G and Lucy D in Year 7, Poppy D, Ellie G and Eve C in Year 9, Daisy L in Year 10, Amos R in Year 11, Sam P and Millie W in Year 12. Next stop is the National Championships in October… If anyone is interested in joining the Equestrian Team please do get in touch for more information.
Following the success of our Year 13 students on Tuesday, The Duchess’s Community High School is pleased to report the achievements of its Year 11 students today.
65% of students achieved a standard pass in both English and Maths, and 23% of all grades awarded were 7-9. There were some terrific individual performances not just in terms of high outcomes, but also in terms of progress made over the course of study.
This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.
The Co-Headteachers said: “Results achieved today by these students are ones that should be celebrated. The previous two years have not been easy for students, and studying for exams that were then cancelled was very unsettling for many. However the work ethic of students coupled with the processes and systems used by staff has meant that students achieved a positive set of results. We look forward to welcoming many of these students back to school in September, and wish those departing for college and apprenticeships the very best of luck for the future.”
Applications for DCHS Sixth form are still open for those students new to the school that wish to study here in September. They can contact email@example.com to request a virtual prospectus.