September 30, 2016
Open Evening Success
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