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Archive for 2020

25

Nov

University offers at THS Sixth Form 25th November, 2020

Students in Year 13 at Teesside High School have begun to receive university offers for 2021. Excited anticipation is growing as students see their potential futures branching out in front of them. Teesside High School Sixth Form pupils benefit from mock interviews with academics in their field as well as internal support with application forms […]

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20

Nov

Giving generously this Christmas at Teesside High School 20th November, 2020

We are counting down the days until Christmas here at Teesside High School and our staff have some wonderful ideas to ensure all of our children and young people get chance to celebrate with their friends and classmates, at the end of a very unusual year. As we look ahead to the big day, we […]

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18

Nov

THS pupils smash Children in Need fundraising target 18th November, 2020

We are delighted to announce that our Children in Need fundraising efforts raised over £3000 for the charity.  As always, the generosity of spirit in our school community has shone through. Since early October our students have been planning and organising how they would raise the most money they possibly could for Children in Need. […]

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11

Nov

Teesside High School – Remembrance Service 2020 11th November, 2020

We are saddened that we are not able to join together as a school community, as we do on this day every year, to pause to remember and offer our thanks to all those who have given their lives and good health for our freedom. Remembrance Day is a very special day in the Teesside […]

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6

Nov

Teesside High School pupils to climb Ben Nevis for Children in Need 6th November, 2020

Students at Teesside High School are organising a fundraising challenge with a difference as they overcome Covid restrictions to raise crucial funds for Children in Need. In their year group and class ‘bubbles’, pupils have been thinking creatively about how to raise money as part of the school’s annual Children in Need Day on Friday […]

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4

Nov

Hybrid teaching at Teesside High School 4th November, 2020

As we return to school following the half term break and reflect on the situation we find ourselves in, it is with great pride that we continue to provide an excellent standard of education to all Teesside High School pupils, despite the ongoing challenges presented by Covid-19. Our priorities are unchanged; we aim to provide […]

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2

Oct

THS Sixth Form – Open Evening, Monday 19 October 2nd October, 2020

Event: Sixth Form Open Evening Date: Monday 19 October, 6.00pm-7.30pm Venue: THS Sixth Form Centre, The Avenue, Eaglescliffe TS16 9AT We will once again be opening the doors to our outstanding Sixth Form Centre on Monday 19 October, where you will be able to find out more about choosing Teesside High School for your further […]

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2

Oct

My first two weeks at Teesside High School 2nd October, 2020

Our new Year 7 pupils are proud to share with you an insight into their first two weeks at Teesside High School. My first two weeks at THS have been amazing. I have made new friends such as Matthew, Seth and Reuben. Reuben is older than me and he has helped me round the school. […]

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25

Sep

Harnessing your intellectual curiosity at Teesside High School Sixth Form 25th September, 2020

As last year’s Year 13 students head off for Freshers’ Week, the next cycle of university applications begins. Every application we submit to UCAS has to describe exactly what we offer at THS Sixth Form, and we believe we have put together a portfolio of qualifications that helps our students achieve their full potential academically, […]

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24

Sep

Region’s heritage celebrated as Teesside High School unveils ‘welcome wall’ 24th September, 2020

A ‘welcome wall’ inspired by Teesside’s rich history was this week unveiled at Teesside High School. Guest of honour and Mayor of the Tees Valley Ben Houchen was joined by pupils, staff and governors in marking the official unveiling of the school’s new 46ft display at a socially-distanced gathering. The ‘welcome wall’ celebrates Teesside’s proud […]

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22

Sep

Teesside High School – Year 7 Open Evening 22nd September, 2020

Event: Year 7 Open Evening Date: Thursday 8 October, 6.00pm-7.30pm Venue: Teesside High School, The Avenue, Eaglescliffe TS16 9AT Teesside High School is a thriving independent school for boys and girls aged 3-18. We combine small class sizes, inspirational teaching, outstanding pastoral care, excellent co-curricular activities and a caring environment where each individual truly matters. […]

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16

Sep

Teesside High School Open Day – Saturday 26 September 16th September, 2020

We would like to extend a warm invitation for prospective families to attend our next Open Day on Saturday 26 September from 9.30am. Open Days are relaxed and informal events which give you a real taste of life at Teesside High School. You will be invited to tour our programme of exciting activities with a […]

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4

Sep

Back to school – Teesside High School 4th September, 2020

We are super excited to welcome all pupils back to Teesside High School on Monday 7 September and our priority is to continue to maintain a broad, high-quality curriculum, where each individual is stretched and challenged according to their needs. Our intention is to provide a sensible balance between health and safety recommendations and the […]

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20

Aug

Rise in 7-9 grades at Teesside High School 20th August, 2020

The number of GCSE entries achieving 7-9 grades at Teesside High School is significantly above the national average, after the school posted a 47% A*-A equivalent pass rate. Amongst the successes, the following pupils each secured 8 or more straight 7-9 grades: Victoria Bell, 11 (7-9 grades) Lexie Bonas, 11 Lexie Gaskin, 8 Matthew Hall, […]

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20

Aug

GCSE Results at Teesside High School 20th August, 2020

Teesside High School has secured an impressive rise in the number of pupils achieving the highest grades at GCSE (7-9), up over 10% to 47% this summer. Almost two thirds of all GCSE entries at Teesside High School this year achieved the equivalent of A*-B grades, allowing pupils to go on to study a raft […]

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19

Aug

Duke of Edinburgh Award – Summer 2020 19th August, 2020

Covid-19 may have scuppered our usual Easter Duke of Edinburgh training and expedition programmes, however, it has not stopped our pupils completing their awards this summer! Throughout lockdown, Teesside High School pupils continued to work very hard on their Skill, Physical and Volunteering Award sections, with many using the DofE’s initiative Duke of Edinburgh with […]

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13

Aug

High flying Year 7 student secures A grade in AS Mathematics 13th August, 2020

A Teesside High School scholar has secured the highest possible grade in AS-level Mathematics, despite studying the qualification five years early. Edward, aged 12, joined Teesside High from Crooksbarn Primary School, having secured a top grade 9 in GCSE Mathematics whilst he was in Year 5. Ed went on to secure a grade 9 in […]

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13

Aug

High grade success at Teesside High School 13th August, 2020

Teesside High School Year 13 students Elena and Sam, both 18, were delighted to achieve a combined 7 A* grades at A-level today. Their results come as Teesside High School students secured an impressive 56% A*-A pass rate, with almost half of all students achieving a straight set of the highest grades. Elena studied a […]

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13

Aug

Teesside High School – A-level Results Day 2020 13th August, 2020

Students at Teesside High School are celebrating after securing an outstanding set of A-level results, including a 100% A-level pass rate. 56% of all entries secured the highest possible A* or A grades, more than double last year’s North East average. In addition, almost 50% of all THS Sixth Form students secured a straight set […]

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10

Aug

Teesside High School – Transport from September 2020 10th August, 2020

At Teesside High, we are planning for school to reopen fully to all year groups on Monday 7 September.  As it stands, we also intend to reinstate our full school transport provision and run our usual private bus travel to and from school from this date, too. In line with government guidance around Covid-19, all […]

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6

Aug

Why choose Teesside High School? 6th August, 2020

Teesside High School is a small independent school that focuses on the needs of the individual, through a warm and nurturing ethos. We set our sights high in our academic aspirations, but equally, we believe that the education of a child outside of the classroom is just as important as it seeks to build character, […]

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29

Jul

Touchdown in Florida! Teesside High School celebrates completion of charity campaign 29th July, 2020

Staff, students and families at Teesside High School have completed a huge summer fundraising challenge which saw them walk the equivalent distance from Teesside to Florida. The school community aimed to walk 10,740,000 steps over the summer break in order to raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The inspiration behind the charity challenge […]

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22

Jul

Walking to Florida update – 5 million steps! 22nd July, 2020

The little boy behind the Walking to Florida fundraising campaign; this is Joe, 20,000 steps into his walk to the top of the Cleveland Hills. What a wonderful inspiration he is. We continue our efforts to ‘Walk to Florida’ and we are beyond delighted to announce that we have smashed our fundraising target after just […]

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20

Jul

A Year in Review – Teesside High School 20th July, 2020

We are delighted to share with you a rather special newsletter to mark the end of a very unusual academic year. Read our end of term newsletter review here. Despite its challenges, 2019-20 has brought us a great deal of success and we are thrilled to showcase our students’ achievements in this final newsletter of […]

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8

Jul

Teesside High School: Walking to Florida! 8th July, 2020

Staff and pupils at Teesside High School have set themselves an enormous summer challenge in order to raise money for type 1 diabetes charity Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The school community will be coming together to walk the distance from Teesside High School, in Eaglescliffe, to Disney World in Florida – a grand total […]

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6

Jul

Distance Learner of the Week – Monday 6 July 6th July, 2020

Well done to our Distance Learner of the Week nominees for w/c 29 June… Distance Learner of the Week – Nominees Matty Boal – Year 8 Inaaya Daad – Year 8 George Danson – Year 8 Finn Masterson – Year 9 Tom Robinson – Year 9 Rachael Turner – Year 9 Winner And the winner […]

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30

Jun

Distance Learner of the Week – Tuesday 30 June 30th June, 2020

With fewer year groups learning from home, we have just three nominees for Distance Learner of the Week for w/c 22 June. Well done to: Distance Learner of the Week – Nominees Matthew Fothergill – Year 6 Inaaya Daad – Year 8 Holly Smith – Year 8 Winner And the winner is…Matthew! Mr Griffiths’ nomination […]

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22

Jun

Distance Learner of the Week – Monday 22 June 22nd June, 2020

Whilst there are fewer year groups working from home thanks to our phased return, we are still proud to recognise the efforts and tenacity of those excelling at distance learning. The nominees for this week’s Distance Learner of the Week are… Distance Learner of the Week – Nominees Jack Hall – Reception Annabelle Dailey – […]

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18

Jun

THS Sixth Form students benefit from extensive progression support through lockdown 18th June, 2020

Students at THS Sixth Form have been benefitting from an extensive range of progression support and guidance opportunities through lockdown. Students in Year 12 have started the exciting process of applying to university. Last week they all began negotiating the complex UCAS application form for the first time, with a live session to get everyone […]

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15

Jun

Teesside High School students demonstrate positive social value through Duke of Edinburgh Award 15th June, 2020

We were thrilled to receive a certificate from the Duke of Edinburgh Award last week to update us on our pupils’ volunteering efforts. Over the past year, through completing the volunteering section of the award, Teesside High School students have amassed over 520 hours of volunteering in their local communities. This equates to £2262.00 of […]

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15

Jun

Distance Learner of the Week – Monday 15 June 15th June, 2020

We are continuing to nominate outstanding distance learners for their commitment and tenacity when working from home. The number of nominees is fewer each week as we see more and more year groups return on a safe and phased basis to Teesside High School. It is truly wonderful to have our pupils back with us; […]

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11

Jun

Distance Learning Diary – by Holly in Year 6 11th June, 2020

Holly in Year 6 shares an insight into what life was like before she returned to school last week, with her Distance Learning Diary. Being a student at Teesside High School really helped me through lockdown. I particularly enjoyed home-schooling, it was really fun and interactive. What did your home-school routine consist of? My distance […]

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8

Jun

Distance Learner of the Week – Monday 8 June 8th June, 2020

Well done to our Distance Learner of the Week nominees and winner for w/c 1 June! Distance Learner of the Week – Nominees Jack Hall – Reception Sidney Metters – Year 2 Roxi Hall – Year 3 Eshel Haroon – Year 4 Louis Main – Year 5 Martha Shakesheff – Year 5 Beatrice – Year […]

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26

May

Distance Learner of the Week – Tuesday 26 May 26th May, 2020

Well done to all of our pupils featured on this week’s Boasting Boards, and to those who have gone above and beyond to be nominated for our weekly Distance Learning award. We hope you enjoy a wonderful half term! Distance Learner of the Week – Nominees Jola Adeniyi – Nursery Ralph Ellis – Reception Evan […]

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18

May

Distance Learner of the Week – Monday 18 May 18th May, 2020

Nominees for Distance Learner of the Week for w/c 11 May are now in… We have a long list this week thanks to some amazing work. Well done, everyone. Distance Learner of the Week – Nominees Eemaan Suleman – Reception Lola Bartle – Year 1 Annie Hall – Year 2 Darcey-Rue Richardson – Year 3 […]

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11

May

Distance Learner of the Week – Monday 11 May 11th May, 2020

Nominees for Distance Learner of the Week for week commencing Monday 4 May are now in… Distance Learner of the Week – Nominees Constance Austin – Nursery Ralph Ellis – Reception Sienna Sharma – Year 1 Oscar Councell – Year 2 Louisa Palmer – Year 3 Álvaro Varela Escobedo – Year 7 Alexandra Flint – […]

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11

May

Distance Learning at Teesside High School 11th May, 2020

If someone had told me earlier this year that millions of us would be working from home while we lived through a global pandemic, I would have said ‘that’s impossible!’ If someone had told me we would have to send home our Teesside High School family, temporarily closing our doors and making online, distance learning […]

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4

May

Distance Learner of the Week – Monday 4 May 4th May, 2020

Teaching staff have been nominating their Distance Learner of the Week, with all students recognised for tenacity, resilience, hard work and commitment to their home studies. There are several nominees and overall winner chosen each week. Last week’s nominees were as follows – congratulations to all. Distance Learner of the Week – Nominees Amani Raja […]

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1

Apr

Stay in touch with Teesside High School 1st April, 2020

Whilst Teesside High School remains open to children of key workers, and staff and students follow their usual school timetables with full curriculum delivery now taking place online, we recognise that some families are left ‘up in the air’ with regards to their application or their child’s transition to Teesside High School, following the government’s […]

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17

Mar

Events Update – Teesside High School 17th March, 2020

In light of yesterday’s government guidance around social distancing, we are implementing a number of strategies in school, as per the below: We have postponed all non-essential school trips and events in order to reduce both our travel to other areas and unnecessary footfall within school. The following trips and events are now postponed: Year […]

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9

Mar

Head’s Blog – March 2020 9th March, 2020

With just a matter of weeks before examinations begin at Teesside High School, it is a pleasure to see our eldest students maintain their excellent attitudes to learning. I was very grateful to the English Department for hosting a Revision Evening for students and parents again this year. The meeting looked at how parents can […]

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4

Mar

Butterwick Hospice Easter Egg Collection 4th March, 2020

This half term we will be supporting the incredible work of the Butterwick Hospice with a whole school Easter egg collection. Butterwick Hospice is for many reasons a cause close to our hearts at Teesside High.  We would be grateful for your support in further enabling the charity to offer much needed support to patients […]

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4

Mar

Teesside High School production of School of Rock 4th March, 2020

We would like to invite you and your family to this year’s Teesside High School production of School of Rock, which will be performed on Tuesday 24 March and Wednesday 25 March in the Main Hall from 6.30pm (doors 6.15pm). Based on the film of the same name, School of Rock – The Musical tells […]

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14

Feb

Head’s Blog – February Half Term 14th February, 2020

It has been a super busy half term at Teesside High School and the Christmas break feels like a truly distant memory! I hope you and your family are looking forward to a restful and relaxing half term holiday over the coming week. Speaking of holidays, we have started to look ahead to the Easter […]

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10

Feb

Easter Nursery Stay and Play – Monday 23 March 10th February, 2020

We warmly invite you to find out more about our wonderful Nursery here at Teesside High School. We are proud to offer a unique nursery experience for children in Teesside and beyond. Our youngest pupils are engaged through an excellent Early Years education, varied co-curricular programme and enriching Forest School opportunities. Children aged 2 and […]

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10

Feb

Nursery at Teesside High School 10th February, 2020

We are proud to offer a through education for boys and girls aged 3-18 in our outstanding Teesside High School Nursery. Our Nursery offers a child-centred, family-focused approach, where your child’s happiness and personalised learning experience always comes first. We know that choosing a nursery for your child is an incredibly important decision. As one […]

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7

Feb

Outdoor Education Holiday Camp – Monday 6 April-Thursday 9 April 7th February, 2020

We are delighted to be able to share details of the Outdoor Education Holiday Camp opportunities available at Teesside High School during the Easter break. Once again we will be running the popular MAC Camp, offering an exciting programme of outdoor and adventurous activities for pupils aged 8-14. The four day camp will run from […]

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6

Feb

Head’s Blog – February 2020 6th February, 2020

We hope our many Teesside High School Open Day visitors enjoyed the chance to see our wonderful school at first hand on Saturday 25 January. I am very grateful, as ever, to our current parents and families who came along to support the school, in many guises! Thank you particularly to those who brought along […]

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28

Jan

THS Spring Ball – Saturday 28 March 28th January, 2020

We would like to invite all Teesside High School parents to the next event in our exciting PTA calendar; the THS Spring Ball. As mentioned previously and detailed in last week’s newsletter, the Spring Ball will take place at Acklam Hall on Saturday 28 March, 7.00pm-1.00am. Kindly organised by the PTA, the Spring Ball will […]

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20

Jan

Head’s Blog – January 2020 20th January, 2020

Welcome back to Teesside High School, I hope you have enjoyed a lovely start to the spring term. I want to start by thanking our students at the very top of the school for their dedication and tenacity in the face of up to two weeks’ worth of mock examinations. I hope your hard work […]

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