Head Teacher’s Welcome

Head Teacher Patsy Weighill

Welcome to our school website. I have been Headteacher at the school for just over three years and am delighted with the progress we continue to make; Bilton is a school that the whole school community can be proud of.  Our most recent Ofsted Inspection judged the school to be ‘Good’ in every area with much that is outstanding.  We have made a number of significant strategic changes in the last three years; we became an Academy in December 2011; started sixth form teaching in 2012 and officially became an 11-19 school in September 2013 and will see the building of our new £2.1 million Sports Hall, Gym and Fitness Suite open by September 2014.

The improvements that the school has made over the last few years are demonstrated in the way our students have responded, which can be seen in our video prospectus (link belo) and also our examination results which have seen rises of 29% in the overall 5 A*-C grades; 18% including maths and English and the levels of progress measure in the core subjects of English and maths move to 16% and 4% above the National figures respectively (this measures the percentage of students that have made 3 levels of progress during their time in the school, whatever their starting point). 67% of our high ability students made 4 levels of progress in English, which is outstanding.

It is an exciting time for us as we continue to be unashamedly ambitious for our students and staff. Key to this is our priority  of creating more opportunities for our students to be actively involved in the school: in their lessons and in their leadership both within school and in the wider community. We have wonderful students at Bilton, who have great ideas and skills – we are going to use these more to help shape the future of our school.

Learning and Teaching are at the centre of what we do. We value our students and staff, support and develop them and create opportunities for creativity and taking risks. We are determined to continue to exceed our very high expectations.

Our purpose is reflected in our Aims Statement created by students, staff, parents and governors of the school: