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BC results day

The AS and A-Level results become available to students on Thursday 17th August 2017

GCSE results become available to students on Thursday 24th August 2017.

All results will be available for collection from Bramcote College.

On the 17th August, Bramcote College will be open for Year 13 students to collect their A Level (A2) results from 8am. Year 12 students can collect their AS Level results from 9am.

On the 24th August, GCSE results can be collected from 9am.

Results will not be issued to students prior to the times agreed, even if they arrive early.

If your son or daughter is unable to come to Bramcote College to collect their results on either 17th or 24th August, they may leave a stamped addressed envelope with the Exams Department at Bramcote College prior to the end of term and results will be posted out on this date. Alternatively, someone may collect your son or daughter’s results on their behalf, but please note they must inform the college by providing a signed letter detailing who they wish to pick up their results. The person picking up the results must bring a form of photographic ID with them.

Any uncollected results statements for which we have not received a stamped addressed envelope will be retained and will be available from the College from the start of the autumn term in September.

Results statements provided to students will be produced in school from the results received from the examination boards. Please note that examination boards do not provide result slips.

When you receive your results, please check them very carefully. If anything appears to be missing or you have any queries regarding your exam results, please do not hesitate to contact us. To avoid errors on your certificates when they are issued please check the spelling of your name is correct, and that your name is your correct legal name.

We will also provide on results day confirmation of the certificate collection date.

Helen Percy
Examinations Officer

Our next meeting (9th May) will now be held at Holme Pierrepont Conference Centre from 8.00am-10.00am, not at Bramcote College as previously advertised.  This will primarily be a planning meeting, with offshoot presentations on design and D2N2 updates.
If you are interested in attending,please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place

Good In All AreasPlease find our latest Ofsted report attached below. As you will see from the report, the overall judgement was that we are providing a good standard of education for your children, and that all key aspects, namely Leadership, Teaching and Learning, Personal Development, Behaviour and Safety, and Outcomes for Pupils are good. It is very gratifying that the hard work and dedication of teachers, support staff, Directors and, of course, students is recognised in such a positive way. We are delighted that inspectors speak so positively about the progress we have made, and are continuing to make.

Inspectors have recognised much of the excellent work that takes place at the college. They confirmed that we provide strong support to all students, noting that students themselves say ‘we are all seen as individuals’ and that ‘students are overwhelmingly positive about their experience in the sixth form’. The quality of teaching is also recognised as a strength, and something that we have worked very hard to improve to such high levels. Leadership at all levels is praised, including the leadership shown by Directors, as well as senior and middle leaders across the board. The wonderful extra-curricular opportunities that our students can access are also highlighted in the report.

Inspectors praise the ‘culture of ambition’ at the college. They are confident that our students make good progress across the curriculum. They said that students are given excellent support and advice to plan their next steps after College, and all go on to suitable destinations because ‘staff give good advice to students before they join the sixth form and then support them well during their time at the college’. Students themselves told Inspectors ‘they recognise the role that college leaders play in ensuring their progress and were appreciative of the support they receive’. They saw on the inspection that students continue to develop English and Maths skills well and benefit from a ‘broad and balanced’ curriculum.

We are delighted and proud that our students’ conduct is described as ‘exemplary’, and that they are confident learners. We are also very pleased that the work that our team does to promote personal development and students’ personal development and safety is praised so highly, and that the work we do with our bursary programme is highlighted. I would also like to thank all the parents who completed surveys for the Inspectors, which were overwhelmingly positive and supportive.

We would like to reassure parents that we will use this report as a springboard to continue our improvement – we have the highest aspirations for the students of Bramcote College, and we will build on this success in the coming months and years. Our area to improve from Ofsted is to deliver ‘exceptional progress’ for our students and we are all committed to ensuring that we meet this target with all of our students.

Attachments:
Download this file (Ofsted Report 2017.pdf)Ofsted Report 2017.pdf272 kB

ofstedWe have been informed that Bramcote College, as part of Alderman White School, will be inspected by Ofsted this week.  Ofsted have published a letter to parents and carers, the text of which is below.Please also find attached below (in PDF format) both the letter in full and Ofsted's School Inspections Guide for Parents.
Letter to Parents
School Inspections - A Guide for Parents 


Dear parent or carer

Inspection of Alderman White School by Ofsted

We have just told your child's school that we will inspect it on 08 March 2017. The lead inspector will be Ellenor Beighton. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet which came with this letter. It explains why we inspect schools, and what happens during an inspection.

Your views about the school are important to us

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child's school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child's school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.

To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.

Please complete the online survey by 11am on 08 March 2017 as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views. However, we will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection, although the free-text box facility will not be available after noon on 09 Mar 2017.

Speaking to an inspector

If you are unable to complete the online survey, it may be possible to speak to an inspector during the inspection, for instance at the start of the school day, or to pass on messages to the inspectors if you are unable to speak to them in person. Inspection administrators will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. If concerns are raised about child protection, we may have to pass the information we receive to social services or the police. You can contact the administrators on 03000130631. Inspectors will be pleased to receive your comments, but cannot deal with complaints about individual pupils or settle disputes between you and the school.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the online survey.

Yours faithfully

Deirdre Smedley