Despite widely predicted ‘volatility’ with results this summer we are delighted to say that we have seen another set of outstanding results from our students. 77% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C passes with 67.5% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including GCSE English and maths.
More than a quarter of all of the entries (27%) led to A* or A grades.
53 students achieved 7 or more passes at A* or A, with five students achieving 8 or more A* grades. We are also particularly proud of our results in English and Science since the core subjects reflect the achievement of all students in the year group
85% of students achieved a grade C or above in English Language
An overall A*-C pass rate, across the various Science subjects, of just over 80% with over 30% at grade A or above.
Martin Brown, Headteacher states:
“I am very proud of our students and their achievements this summer; they have worked extremely hard and have been very positive, both in their studies and in their contributions to the life of the school. These well deserved results provide a really strong foundation for next stage of their educational journey.
The high attainment of the students and their outstanding progress reflects the hard work of both staff and students. There have been many outstanding individual achievements but what matters most is the progress of each student. My congratulations go to the students and my gratitude to the teachers and parents who have supported them so well in their preparations for these examinations."
Further details on the results can be viewed here.
Please note that any examination results not collected on results day have been posted home.
See this flyer for details of the East Grinstead Foodbank.
Six weeks is a long time for a family who might already be struggling to afford food. Should parents need to contact the Foodbank, on 07983 209940, there is an answerphone facility and all calls/texts will be attended as soon as practically possible.
Financial Support from the school
The school receives dedicated additional funding to support the education and welfare of disadvantaged and vulnerable students.
Some of this funding is used to provide additional staffing that supports the learning, progress and wellbeing of these students.
The funding is also used to provide a range of financial support that may include:
Help to meet the cost of school trips
Help to meet the cost of learning resources, such as revision guides and text books
Help to meet the cost of uniform
Help to meet the cost of different types of tuition (music tuition, learning support etc.)
Largely the funding is directed towards students in receipt of free school meals, or those who have previously been eligible for free school meals. We do however look at each case or request independently.
If you think you need such support please contact us in confidence. In the first instance please contact our school Bursar, Mrs J Cooper either by telephone, through the main school switchboard, or by email – email@example.com
We value open communication with parents and use a range of different methods to communicate as effectively as we can. This website contains detailed information about the school and its operations, generally most information will be posted here, including all letters that are sent home.
All formal communication about events, trips and activities are communicated in writing; this information will either be posted or sent home with students. In addition we also email the content of these letters to parents.
Finally we use Twitter and Facebook to post urgent information, knowing that Facebook content is actively ‘pushed out’ to subscribers means we can usually be confident that such messages are disseminated quickly. Facebook is particularly well suited to celebrating achievements, we therefore also use it to share images of school events, trips and activities, we find that this is much appreciated by students and parents.
For full details of our communications policy see this link.
East Grinstead town council are currently undertaking a consultation exercise regarding their proposed Neighbourhood Plan.
We would like to take this opportunity to clarify our thoughts about possible future developments in the town. The school's Windmill Lane site has been identified, along with a number of other sites in East Grinstead, as a potential area that could be developed for housing. Whilst we appreciate that this is unlikely to be a short term outcome it has the potential to ultimately lead to the rebuilding of our lower school (currently at Windmill Lane) as a separate but adjacent school alongside of our existing upper school site at Imberhorne Lane.
We fully acknowledge and promote the many benefits we think go with a split site school whilst recognising we could also gain the practical advantages of having the two school sites alongside each other. At the moment, when our students arrive at our lower school site in Year 7 they feel much more comfortable and settled in that smaller community with only two older year groups. As new arrivals they settle quickly and grow in confidence. When students transfer from Year 9 to Year 10 they physically move from one site to another. This feels like a fresh start and is an energising experience for them. We are therefore committed to retaining this vision for any future development of Imberhorne School, whereby students in Year 7, 8 and 9 remain a distinctly separate community with their own facilities, classrooms and social spaces.
Events are difficult to predict but there are no current proposals beyond the vision described. Meanwhile we are continuing to work hard to improve and develop our existing Windmill Lane buildings and grounds, investing wisely in infrastructure that enhances and enriches the environment for our current students. Eventually a new build would present wonderful fresh opportunities for the school and we will work closely with any parties that we feel could help the school appropriately realise our vision.
We believe in open communication and collaboration, recognising that the voice and opinions of our students and parents support much on-going and invaluable partnership work with the school. Accordingly we would engage in widespread and genuine consultation before we committed the school to any such major development.
All school transport enquiries for West Sussex Transport are dealt with by the Transport Office on 01243 753530 or an email can be sent firstname.lastname@example.org
All Surrey transport enquiries should go to their offices on 01483 517682 after 2pm.
All new transport allocations will be sent by letter directly to the student's home address at the end of August.
New and replacement passes will be handed to students during the first few days of the September term via school.
Students with existing Metrobus passes should keep hold of them over the Summer as they are updated remotely by Metrobus, where there is no change to entitlement.
Passes for routes 903 and 903 are updated annually.
School ends for students at 12.20 pm on the last day of term. Please see Mr Brown's letter for information on bus services on that day.
To view and purchase the professional photographs that were taken at the Year 11 Boat Party arrivals on 17th June please use this link.
Details of Post-16 assistance with travel and transport cost 2014/15 have been posted on the Travel and Transport page under the 'Parents' tab.
Please note that the school entrance from Dorset Avenue is only intended for pedestrian access. We cannot accommodate cars being parked in this road since it causes real congestion and has a significant impact on local residents.
We are requesting that our community police officer visits Dorset Avenue at the beginning and end of the school day to help ensure that the entrance is kept free of congestion.
Congratulations to our young gardeners supported by Mr Langstone and Mrs Daw. They feature in a case study recently created on the Royal Horticultural Society website, the article recognises their wonderful achievements both within and beyond the school.
Lessons are available on a wide variety of instruments during the school day at Imberhorne. For drums, piano, and guitar lessons fill out the school application form and for singing, brass, woodwind, strings and guitar go through the West Sussex Music Trust. Please note that guitar is taught both by our school teacher and through county.
If you would like your son or daughter to have lessons see this letter for full details.
Follow this link for the WSCC Application Form
and this one for the regulations and conditions covering group lessons.
If you wish to enquire about the hire of our facilities please contact Jan Kirby by email, on email@example.com, by telephone on 01342 310982 or in person on a Monday between 8am and 3pm or Wednesday between 8am and 4pm.
Alternatively, contact can be made on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, between 9am and 10am only, on 01342 310982. Term Time only.
The ‘Doddle’ website provides curriculum resources to students in all Key Stages.
You can find a link to it under the
'Students' tab above.