Thank you to the great number of Y9 parents who attended the options evening.
Some parents asked for an electronic copy of the options booklet to be made available and we have now uploaded this to the parents section of our website.
Remember, options forms need to be returned to us by the 23rd March.
Please be aware that Thursday February 23rd at 6pm is the school’s annual Y9 Option briefing in the dining hall. A letter will be sent out about this as soon as possible.
Following on from Y9 PSHE briefing that day Mr Booth, Executive Headteacher, will brief the parents at 6pm on this year’s options process.
If you are a parent of a service child attending Carterton Community College please make sure you let us know ONLY IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY before Jan 19th
CCC Student at Morrisons
This term Year 9 Cope students decided they wanted to help the elderly at Christmas. However they decided that it should be a joint project that involved the local community. With this in mind they wrote letters to Morrisons, Asda and Aldi.
Not only did Morrisons reply to the letter but they donated a whole trolley of food to the student’s charity. The contents of the trolley included: canned food; packets of biscuits; dried rice and pasta, hot chocolate and tea bags.
The Cope students would like this opportunity to thank Morrisons for their generosity and help with this project.
We have also been contacted by Asda who have kindly offered to donate some food after the 1st of December.
Attention all GCSE Art students!
Your preparation material is now available and can be downloaded from the following link
Next week is the last week of this term. We are looking forward to our Christmas Lunches again this year and these will be on the following dates;
Carterton Community College – Tuesday
Carterton Primary School – Thursday
Gateway Primary School – Thursday
Sixth Form – Thursday (2pm)
The turkey is on the way, the veg is booked – come and celebrate with us!
Robery Courts and David Cameron meeting with Mr Slater (Assistant Headteacher), Mr Almgill (Business Manager) and Mr Booth (Executive Headteacher)
We recently welcomed Robert Courts, the Conservative candidate in the Witney by-election, and former Prime Minister David Cameron on their fact finding visit to the College.
Robert Courts and David Cameron met Mr Surrall and his Computing class and our year 9 students working with the Royal Navy Youth Engagement Team before meeting privately with the College leadership team to discuss the pressures and recent successes of the College and our federation as well as issues facing Carterton that a future MP would face.
After the visit, Mr Booth said
“We were delighted to host David Cameron and the Conservative candidate for Witney and West Oxfordshire, Robert Courts, at Carterton Community College this morning. We were really pleased they took such an interest in our expanding Sixth Form. I was impressed by the high quality of engagement and questions posed by our students to David and Robert. They visited our new Computer Science lab and dropped in on the Youth Engagement Team from the Royal Navy, who were leading a session on team building. We pride ourselves in providing our students with the opportunity to interact with high quality successful professionals, in this case, politicians and personnel from our armed forces, as part of our ongoing drive to inspire high standards and high aspirations”.
Did you know we are the first school in Oxfordshire to be working in partnership with the Jon Egging Trust. The trust was set up in 2011 following the tragic death of Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging during the Bournemouth Air Show.
14 of our students, have been selected using set criteria for the Blue Skies Programme. The aim of the programme is to increase skills and confidence which in turn will hopefully help them to achieve higher in school and then reach their future goals.
It is a fantastic opportunity for these students – they will be involved in all kinds of on and off site activities such as Team Building, Low Ropes, Navigation Exercises, Communication Games, Dinghy Drills, Parachute Training and Flight Sim, as well as presenting their work to an audience of VIP guests at the end of January.
We are passing this on from Oxfordshire County Council and Thames Valley Police.
I know you will be aware of the recent incident in North Oxford involving a 14 year old girl. Whilst these types of incidents are very rare, we understand that it has created a heightened level of anxiety amongst parents, carers and young people. We want to reassure you that there is a large team of specialist detective resources investigating the incident. The investigation team have received a really positive response from the public and are following up information, witnesses and video footage provided following their appeal.
Thames Valley Police in conjunction with Oxfordshire County Council are giving the following advice to school pupils:-
- Where possible travel to school in groups and stick to the busier roads, avoiding alleyways and under passes.
- Be alert and aware of your surroundings and avoid the use of head phones as this can be a distraction.
- Please report anything suspicious via 101 quoting URN 1631 28/09/2016 or 999 if in immediate danger, or inform the Safeguarding Officer in your school as soon as possible.
Thames Valley police have increased their patrols so please speak to the officers if you have any concerns.
Regular up-dates can be found on the Thames Valley Police website. www.thamesvalley.police.uk
We were delighted to welcome parents from the Bampton, Brize Norton, Carterton and Clanfield communities to our annual Open Evening which took place on Thursday, 30th September. This highly successful event gave prospective parents and pupils the opportunity to look around our outstanding facilities and meet and talk with the staff, students and members of the Leadership Team and Governing Body.
Along with presentations from Mr Booth, students captivated the audience with their eloquent and entertaining stories of their experiences at Carterton Community College, highlighting the special balance between academic achievements and developing responsible citizens at our school. We celebrated the exceptional successes of students of all abilities.
Judging by the visitors and numbers of cars in the car park, it was our busiest evening ever as we were inundated with very excitable year 5 and 6 children who were treated to a wonderful array of experiences from our college and community. From testing their strength and agility on our climbing wall, stimulating and exploding science experiments, maths puzzles and Computer Science facilities to seeing the amazing new 3D printer in action in Design Technology. Poetry and Star Wars were on the menu in English/Media and visitors were also entertained in the Music and Art departments. The Languages department delighted guests with cheese and there was also the opportunity to answer some big philosophical questions in the Humanities Faculty. Not forgetting the SEND department and award-winning Library/ Learning Resources centre, our Open Evening and Open Mornings gave an excellent opportunity to find out more about subjects and meet our very friendly staff and helpful students. The smell of students cooking from the Food department made them very busy all night!
Our vision for
High standards, high aspirations
Inspiring excellence in a safe and happy environment”
was evident and commented on by so many parents and feedback was very appreciative of our values and the variety of activities on show. Social Media comments were extremely complimentary.
As our reputation in our community and surrounding villages continues to go from strength to strength, and 60 ‘in-year admissions’ over the last academic year shows our school is filling up fast! Our popular Post-16 courses now make us a true 11-19 inclusive school.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who made the event such a success.
Mr Iain Bilton
Head of School
Our final Open Morning is Tuesday, 4th October from 9 – 11am but if you’ve missed or can’t attend one of our Open events, you can contact the school directly
to arrange an appointment to visit the school on another date.