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Open evening puts facilities on show

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: November 03, 2013

One of the activities at St Edward’s Academy.

One of the activities at St Edward’s Academy.

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A SCHOOL in Leek opened its doors to prospective students and their parents.

The Open Evening at St Edward’s Academy began with an introduction by principal, Elizabeth Clarke, and chairman of governors, John Morton.

They emphasized that the vision of this church school is to “provide a broad and balanced set of opportunities so that pupils are engaged and happy”.

They also emphasised that the 2013 Key Stage Two SATS levels at St Edward’s have exceeded county figures in reading; likewise Year Eight maths and science have risen above the national Year Nine levels.

Visitors were then invited by Mrs Clarke to explore the school and interact with the many activities the Students distribute 100 food parcels to the elderly departments had to offer.

Mrs Clarke said: “There were screaming jelly babies in science, a chance to make some noise in music and a dead body in the English department.

“Budding Kasparovs could test their mettle against the school’s national chess finalists, while in the gym rowing was on offer for those keen to be the next Anna Watkins.

“Adding to the joie de vivre was the French café, where guests were served pain au chocolat by Year Eight linguists.” Plastic formation in creative studies and mind-boggling puzzles in maths were just two more activities which featured on the packed programme.

Mrs Clarke added: “Needless to say, the school closed its doors happy that the evening was a success.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who took part in the Open Evening, and the many people who came along to find out about St Edward’s Church of England Academy.”

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