Pupils, parents, governors and members of the general public recently enjoyed the Isles of Scilly School Open Day.  The day ran for two sessions, in the afternoon and the evening.  Lessons in Business Studies, Design & Technology, Art, French, Information Technology, Science, Drama and Music were open to anyone who wanted to view staff and pupils at work.

In addition to actual classes, many aspects of school life and pupil work were on display.  Particular praise was given to the numerous pieces of art work on show around the school, both that from art lessons and also oil paintings produced during the schools recent activities week.

"Fireworks" In the Science department created considerable interest, particularly amongst younger visitors, as well as those young at heart, and many of the islands' primary school pupils had their first taste of things to come.

Approximately 300 people visited the school during the day, including many visitors to the island, who were impressed by both the pupils and their work.  Overall the day proved to be a popular and worthwhile Initiative for all concerned


In addition to the success of Open Day, the Isles of Scilly School also had cause to celebrate the Success of its Year 9 pupils, who recently produced excellent SAT (Standard Assessment Tasks) results.  Comparison with 1996 national figures show the following results.  In the English assessments 55% of pupils achieved level 6 or above compared with the national figure of 26%.  In mathematics 55% of pupils gained a level 6 or above, compared with the national figure of 33% (including 7% achieving level 8, in comparison to only 1% nationally) and in science 48% of the Isles of Scilly School's Year 9 pupils achieved level 6 and above compared with just 21% nationally.  The School is certainly proving to be one which staff, pupils and the community can be proud of - Well Done the Isles of Scilly School!

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