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A Level Results 2017

Batley Girls’ High School is delighted to announce a 99% pass rate for A level results for 2017. Twenty subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, with exceptional performances from Sociology (78% of students achieved A*-B), Urdu (78% A*-B), Psychology (100% A*-C), Chemistry (100% A*-C), Science (94% A*-C), Fine Art (85% A*-C), Art Graphics (77% A*-C), Economics (80% A*-C), English Language (100% A*-C), Health (76% A*- C), History (67% A*-C) and Mathematics (67% A*-C). A very high number of our students performed exceptionally well, securing their places at prestigious local and national universities and with a range of employers. Gaining particular credit were H Nadeem: A*A*A; A Hajat: A*AA; H Patel: A*AAA; I Khan: A*AC; A Hafeji: A*BB; T Esmail: A*BB; S Mahmood: Distinction* and two further Distinctions. David Cooper, Co-Head at the school, commented, “At a time of such educational change, these results are exceptional and are testament to the…


ParentPay Updates

2016 saw the introduction of a new £5 note.  In March 2017, a new £1 coin will be introduced, followed in September 2017 by a new £10 note. The revaluation (reval) machines in school where money is added on to food accounts do/will not support any of these new coins or notes.  The school has therefore decided that we will no longer accept cash payments for food or trips, making the school an almost ‘cash-free’ environment by September 2017.  It is recommended that you move to using ParentPay as soon as possible. Further information will follow, but please see this page for more information about ParentPay in school. A letter will shortly be sent home, but you can see a version of it here.


Excellent GCSE Results as Batley Girls’ High School Goes From Strength to Strength

Batley Girls’ High School is yet again celebrating success with excellent GCSE results. Hannah Waheed achieved fantastic results gaining 11 A* grades! Following the outstanding ‘A’ Level outcomes last week, the excellent GCSE results are a credit to the school community. Co-Heads Ann McCall and Julie Haigh said: “We are delighted with the Maths and English ‘Basics’ score of 68%, up by 8% from last year. Students have exceeded all expectations. “The school has maintained last year’s considerable increase in the percentage of students gaining 3, 5 and 8 A*-A grades. Those who gained 5 A*-C including English, Maths and Science also increased. Building on 2015, students performed very well across a wide range of subjects, with exceptional results yet again in Physics, Biology and Chemistry (100% A-C). Further Maths scores were 100% A*-C and 76% A*-A. E-Baccalaureate subjects scored particularly well, maintaing our overall percentage pass with 86.7% A*-C…


More In Common

Dear Batley community members There will be a free community fun day in Batley on the last Saturday of the summer, a free back to school party for local families. Please see the attached flyer in this link. The event is on September 3rd at Upper Batley High School and is part of Hope Not Hate’s More In Common work, which is all part of the work being done in respect of Jo Cox’s legacy.


98.8% pass rate at Level 3

  Batley Girls’ High School has achieved a 98.8% pass rate at Level 3. Students performed incredibly well across their subjects, particularly in English Language, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Maths, Science, Health & Social Care, Psychology, Sport and Art & Design. Many individuals achieved exceptionally well, securing their places at prestigious universities both locally and nationally. Gaining particular credit were Zainab Patel who achieved three A grades, Safiyyah Hafiji – A,A,B; Aaisha Raja – A*,B,B; Humayra Rawat – A*,B,B; and Khadijah Valimulla – A,B,B; while Hafiza Dean achieved three Distinction* grades. The Co-Heads, Ann McCall and Julie Haigh, commented that they were very proud of the students and staff and pleased to see that all their hard work had paid off. They look forward to seeing the vast majority of students taking up their university places. A huge thank you to the students, their families and our staff for continuing…


Batley Girls' whole school community mourn the tragic loss of Jo Cox

   


School Show: ‘Wuthering Heights’ review

‘Wuthering Heights’ review Review by Hafsah Latif – our Year 9 Expressive Arts roving reporter Batley Girls’ High School performed an adaption of the famous Emily Brontë novel ‘Wuthering Heights’ as a play, putting an original spin on it and making it new and refreshing to the younger generation. I saw the show on Friday 18 March when the school staged its final performance for 170 local BBEST students and their teachers. This year the school also put on a matinee performance on Thursday 17 March, as well as the normal evening show, so that senior members of the local community and Year 7 students were able to attend, and also those who could not always come out to an evening showing. I thought this was a really good idea as it catered to the needs of all areas of the school and local community. The show also raised £375…


Alumnae: Tea and Memories

The first Alumnae Society event for Batley Girls’ took place at the end of term, for all former students and members of staff of Batley Girls’ High School & Sixth Form College, Howden Clough, Batley Girls’ Grammar, Foxcroft Girls’ Secondary Modern and Princess Royal Secondary Modern. Friends and colleagues from past school days were delighted to catch up with each other as they gathered in the Eames Suite to swap stories and enjoy a vintage style traditional tea. Joined by the Co-Heads and current members of staff, guests were able to look at huge bright displays of pictures from our archives, sift through tables spread with photograph albums, look at newsletters and record their best memories from school days. Student ambassadors from our current sixth form provided guided tours of the school for our Alumnae visitors, which for some proved to be highly nostalgic and emotional, and many were able…


KS4 and Sixth Form Students Visit Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament After a long and tiring journey to London , we went straight to the Houses of Parliament, with Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen, who gave us an insight into what it is like to be a female MP. Everyone was a little overwhelmed by the security where we were surrounded by police reminding us that we weren’t allowed scissors, knives or pepper spray. As it was Women’s International Day we had an opportunity to ask Jo lots of questions about women in Parliament, opportunities and barriers. Did you know there are more women in the House of Lords than in the House of Commons? We were guided by Erica, a knowledgeable person on the history of Parliament. It was very interesting to hear about the history of Westminster and the monarchies. We then went sightseeing and even got a chance to go to Platform 9…


World Book Day 2016

An Amazing Day! World Book Day 2016 was another great success with staff and students alike wearing some amazing costumes.  Students across all the year groups enjoyed whole school tasks and competitions such as World Book Day quizzes and a Treasure Hunt to find all the teachers who had dressed up, as well as book themed lessons. Lower school students and two visiting Year 4 classes from Windmill Lane Primary School also had the chance to take part in some wonderful workshops by a talented range of visitors.  Students loved Cassandra Wye’s storytelling session and Cassandra was very positive about all the staff and students and how willing they were to take part and enjoy the session.  Steve Hutton, who has recently illustrated a new edition of Peter Pan, worked with the students on how to tell stories using pictures and how to create characters. Shantha Rao from Annapurna Dance…