Y9 Options letters

Pupils in Y9 should today receive notification of the results of their option choices. We have managed to accommodate 82% of the cohort with all of their 4 choices and all students are able to study 3 out of their 4 choices.

Letters today identify which students will need to make another choice and what we suggest may be a good fit. We have taken into consideration the latest grade sweep and the attitudes to learning in each of the subjects.


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KS4 Options Booklet

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.

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Y9 Options evening Thursday 23rd February

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.

Thank You

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Food Parcels for the Elderly

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.

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Christmas Lunches at the College

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!

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Former Prime Minister and Parliamentary Candidate make fact finding visit

Robery Courts and David Cameron meeting with Mr Slater (Assistant Headteacher), Mr Almgill (Business Manager) and Mr Booth (Executive Headteacher)

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”.

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The Jon Egging Trust/Blue Skies Programme

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.  


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Pupil safety message

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


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