Catmose College enjoyed another really successful evening last night, we welcomed approximately 1000 guests to have a look at our facilities and meet with staff and students. It was by all accounts an enjoyable evening for all involved, many parents commented to me as they were leaving how well our prefects had looked after them and how articulate and welcoming they were. The range of activities on offer really engaged the students who are considering us for their secondary school and there was a real buzz throughout the entire event.
I spoke about the College’s ethos and how central it is to the success of the College.
We are in many respects a very traditional school having high expectations regarding uniform, behaviour and contributing to the life of the College. However, we also fully exploit new technology and facilities. This unique approach of blending the best of the old with the new offers our students an incomparable experience.
We offer a huge range of extra-curricular activities as part of our electives programme but also before, during and after College. Our sports teams compete very well across the region, and have been national finalists in a number of events. Around a quarter of students learn a musical instrument, in our most recent musical production the College band performed the score live. Our musical productions offer up to 200 students the chance to get involved by dancing, acting, directing or as part of the technical team. Trips and visits are central to the life of the College, we offer the Duke of Edinburgh scheme but also opportunities such as the recent expedition to Ghana, supporting the local community to build a new orphanage.
Our examination results over the last five years speak for themselves, as we are one of the highest performing comprehensive schools nationally. Perhaps the greatest endorsement of our approach is from the parents and students who speak so warmly of their experiences at the College.
The presentation I used to frame this speech can be view by clicking the link here.