Notices

We are pleased to share with you our notice boards and copies of our letters home, which will include reports on our pupils individual and team achievements.

Should you require any further information please contact us.

 

Notice Board, 18th January 2019

The Great Egg Race Results 2018

Year 7

Best Built Machine –     The lean Green Meme Machine – 10 Points

Charlie Dyble, Jake Parker – Anson

                                              Fitzherbert 1st Place – The Summit – 46 Points

                                              Ollie Jones, Daniel Tarr, Sam Holl

 Result                               Fitzherbert – 83       Anson – 52   Talbot – 1

 Year 8

Best Built Machine –     Luigi Mobile – 10 Points

Ben Hyde, Roman Gillies-Morgan, Segun Ajumobi – Anson

                                              Talbot 1st Place – The Ginger Mobile – 31 Points

                                              Louis Glover, Oscar & Rory Sandy

 Result                               Talbot – 32   Anson – 15   Fitzherbert – 1

Year 9

Best Built Machine –     The Croc-Kart – 10 Points

Mo Barker, Aryan Gupta – Anson

                                              Talbot 1st Place – The Croc-Kart – 31 Points

                                              Mo Barker, Aryan Gupta

Result                               Talbot – 41   Anson – 22   Fitzherbert – 0

Overall Results

Anson – 89 Points          Fitzherbert – 84 Points        Talbot –74 Points

Netball Fixtures

 Saturday 12th January

Three Netball teams travelled to Wolverhampton Grammar School.

SGS U12 lost 22 – 1. Zoe Catton scored the only goal. Nayan Kumar received player of the match.

SGS U13 lost 31- 6. Grace Mensing received player of the match. Jess Lucas and Constance Whorton scored in the game.

SGS U15 lost 32 – 2 but were playing the strongest WGS team alongside our U15 team containing a mixture of age groups. Laura Adams received player of the match.

Wednesday 16th January

SGS won 33- 26 against King Edward Lichfield 1st Team. Becky Lawrence received player of the match.

SGS lost 32 – 26 against King Edward Lichfield 2nd Team. Ella Lewis received player of the match.

Reminder: Netball training on Monday 4 – 5pm – 1st Team and Sixth Formers on a Monday night.  Years 7 – 11 training on Thursday 4 – 5 pm.

Please make sure you sign your name on the register prior to the session on the PE notice board, especially all Sixth Formers. All sessions are inside.

Any queries please contact Miss Beckett.

Congratulations to Zoe Catton who has been selected for the Shropshire cricket Development Squad and Staffordshire Hockey.

Also, Lizzie Hammond who has been selected for the Staffordshire Hockey Team.

Boys Rugby

Monday 14th January

SGS U14 Rugby team lost 48 – 14 in the Staffordshire county cup against Queen Mary’s Grammar.

Tuesday 15th January

SGS U12 Football team lost 4 – 2 against Tettenhall College.

Congratulations to Ross Williams who has been selected to play for the U15 Shropshire County Rugby Team and Louis Law who has been selected to replace the Staffordshire U13 Hockey Team. Well done!

Notice Board, 11th January 2019

End of Term Grades

Congratulations to the following students for achieving all A and 1 Grades.

All A Grades

7A – Elena Blaikie, Archie Kilminster, Amelia LeCarpentier, Riya Neelapala

7F – Laura Fenton, Elizabeth Hammond

7T – Ella Farrell, Ella Firth, Louis Sandy, Charlotte Sayers

8F – Hannah George, Matthew Gommersall, Jessica Lucas, Priya Mahal, Grace Mensing

8T – Laura Adams, Emily Evans, Verity Gray, Joseph Nakash, Ellaiyna Sherrard

10A – James Deane, Adam Firth, Ebony Seed, Jess Twigg

10F – Emilia Levitt, Arjun Mahal, Manako Sakai, Luke Turnbull

10T – Alice Chandler, Ethan Holmes, Ben Talbot

11A – Molly Baggott Jessica Lakin, Darcie Morris, Matthew Murray

11F – John Beauchamp, Amy McGeown, Nayantika Chaudary

All 1 Grades

U6A – Georgina Browning, Victoria Hamplett, Ellenor Marshall

U6F – Nicole Dias, Jennifer Kendall, Thomas Lakin, Ella Lewis, Hannah Percox, Amalia Phillips, Olivia Smith

U6T – George Edge, Christopher Greaves, Jasmin Luo, Katelyn Randle

Boys Football

Thursday 10th January

Well done to the U13 Football team who beat Tettenhall College yesterday 4-0. Goals scored by Archie Kilminster, Tamuka Matawa, Joe Turnbull (x2)

Football Club for years 7-10 starts Thursday 17th January 2019.

 Netball

Wednesday 9th January

The three Netball teams were playing against Wrekin College on Wednesday. Their team was a very strong side.

U12 lost 15-7 – Poppy Dixon got player of the match

U13 lost 49-1 – Priya Mahal got player of the match.

U14 lost 25-6

Notice Board, 14th December  2018

Adults entering school buildings without making an appointment and signing in at Reception

For safeguarding and security reasons it is very important that parents and other adults do not enter school buildings without having first signed in at the school reception or the school office. Should parents need to enter the buildings, it will be for an arranged meeting with a member of staff and that member of staff will meet and accompany the parents. If parents wish to speak with teachers, prior appointments must be made. Parents can email or telephone school or visit the school reception or the school office to request appointments with teaching staff. It is not appropriate for parents to enter school buildings with the intention of speaking to teachers without a prior appointment when dropping off or collecting their children. At special events such as concerts and parents evenings, etc., visiting adults will not be required to sign in.

Signing up for Hockey

Don’t forget to sign up for Hockey Monday 10th and Monday 17th December. On Monday 17th December wear a Christmas jumper and a Santa’s hat for the last hockey training session of the year.

SGS Carol Service – Friday 21st December

The school term finishes at the end of the SGS Carol Service at St Mary’s in Stafford on Friday 21st December at 12 noon. Children should be collected by parents outside the church unless they are going home on school buses which will depart from St Mary’s immediately after the service.

Maths Competition

The following four members of Sixth Form took part in a recent Maths competition, unfortunately they did not go through to the final in London but they represented the school well at the event. Well Done!

Myles English, Amber Godwin – Bratt, Freddie Joustra, Chloe Patrick

Maths Challenge

In November all the following students studying AS or A level Maths took part in the senior Math Challenge. We are pleased to be able to award Bronze Certificates to:

Jacob Firth, Matt Garnett, Adrian Jones, Freddie Joustra (who also received a certificate for “Best in the Year”), Jake McKnight, Finn Nicholl, Peter Owen, Chloe Patrick (awarded a silver certificate for “Best in the Year” and “Best in School”), Robbie Strang.

Football

Wednesday 12th December
The 1st XI lost 5-0 against Repton in the first round of the county cup today.

1st Team Hockey

James Bradburn and Nick Messer played their first Hockey Fixture this year. in our first Mixed game. The 1st team won 5-1 again Dixie Grammar. James Bradburn scored for the first time, again making history. The following Girls scored 1 goal each.  Imogen Farnworth, Alex Hammond, Tori Hamplett, Maddie Nicholson. Well done!

Music

A National Tie was awarded to Karina Edwards (8T) who has been selected for the National children’s Choir of Great Britain.

Grade 5 Music Theory

The following have achieved their Grade 5 theory.
Oliver Patrick
Cameron Strang
Tristan Van der Linden

Cameron scored an amazing 99% in his examination

Notice Board, 7th December  2018

Lost Property

We are having a large quantity of unidentified clothing in lost property.
Please visit Mr Malone in the Library if you have lost any uniform or items.

Uniform

We have a supply of SGS navy beanie hats available at £5 each and navy sports base layers for £10. These Items are ideal for this winter weather.

Please see Mr Malone in the Library. Any items bought will be invoiced.

Bonfire Night Friday 14th December

The fire will be lit at 5 p.m. followed by fireworks at 5:15 p.m. Food and refreshments are available. Ticket can be sold at the main office SGS.

Rugby Fixtures

Monday 3rd December
Congratulations to the U13 Rugby team who drew against Lichfield, 7 tries each. The boys put in a spirited second half performance after being 5-2 down at half time. Both teams played extremely well.

Wednesday 5th December
The 1st XV Rugby team lost to Queen Mary’s Grammar 7-5 in the cup quarter final.

Hockey Fixtures

Monday 3rd December
The U14 SGS v Lichfield Cathedral School won 15-0. They played 9 aside which consisted of four year 7’s and five year 9’s. Well done to the following for scoring.

Amber Smit Scored 8
Zoe Catton scored 6
Eloise Nichols scored her first goal.

The U13 SGS lost 5-0 to Lichfield Cathedral School.

On Thursday 6th December,
The U14 team won 15-0 against Lichfield Cathedral School. Well Done!

Hockey Cancelled Tuesday 11th December
The Hockey fixture on Tuesday 11th December has been cancelled due to not having enough players.

Signing up for Hockey

Don’t forget to sign up for Hockey Monday 10th and Monday 17th December. On Monday 17th December wear a Christmas jumper and a Santa’s hat for the last hockey training session of the year.

SGS Carol Service – Friday 21st December

The school term finishes at the end of the SGS Carol Service at St Mary’s in Stafford on Friday 21st December at 12 noon. Children should be collected by parents outside the church unless they are going home on school buses which will depart from St Mary’s immediately after the service.

National Music Tie

A National Music Tie was presented to Francesca Fitton (9T) who is now a member of the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. Well done Francesca!

Notice Board, 30th November  2018

Girls Hockey Fixtures

Monday 19th November
The 1st Hockey team played in the Midlands Cup, at Rugby Sports Centre. The team
progressed through to the semi-finals and lost on penalties 4-1.

Saturday 24 th November
Fixtures played against Nottingham High School,
U12 won 2-0 (Laura Fenton scored her first goal for the team and Zoe Catton scored).
U13 lost 7-1 (Constance Whorton scored).
U15 won 2-0 (Manako Sakai scored both goals).
A special mention to Annapurna Rai and Harriet Clarke who played really well in defence.

Monday 26th November
The girls topped their group in the ISA Hockey tournament at Cannock Chase.
vs Tettenhall College won 1-0
vs Highclare won 1-0
vs Twycross 2-1 won

The team progressed to the Semi-finals vs Malvern St. James but lost 2-0
They won against Twycross 2-1 taking 3rd Place

Wednesday 28th November
The U14 team played their first 11-a-side match of the season against Tettenhall College. The final score was a creditable 0-0 draw.
The 1st team also played and won 7-0 against Wolverhampton Grammar School.

Boys Football

Tuesday 27th November
The U12 Football team lost 7-0 to Walton.

Boys Rugby

Wednesday 28th November
The 1st XV Rugby team lost 53 -3 against Wrekin College.

Notice Board, 23rd November  2018

Hobbies Exhibition 2018 – Results

Number of exhibitions stalls: 94 and there were 124 participants (Fantastic!!) There was a diverse range of hobbies, some new interests being showcased and the quality of the exhibitions was really impressive.

Year 7:
Winner: Elena Blaikie (Anson) – Skiing
2nd: Ellen Farmer (Talbot) – Dance
3rd: Nayan Kumar (Fitzherbert) – Mechanics and Stargazing

Year 8:
Winner: Rufayda Elgizawy (Anson) – Art
2nd: Addison Perry (Fitzherbert) – History of the Camper Van
Joint 3rd: Joe McCandless (Talbot) – History of Liverpool FC
Karina Edwards and Constance Wharton (Talbot) Designing

Year 9:
Winner: Mathilda Hughes and Charlotte Fullagar (Fitzherbert) – Sweet Treats and Savoury Treats
2nd: James Cox (Anson) – Music
3rd: Freddie Nakash (Talbot) – Napoleonic Figures

This year points were awarded as follows:-

1 point for each exhibition
2 points for third place
3 points for second place
4 points for first place

Overall Winner:
First place Anson 44 points
Second place: Talbot 41 points
Third Place Fitzherbert 38 points

Mrs Stace would like to thank all the competitors and the judges who had an incredibly difficult job to do. A big thank you also, to Mr Swift’s team for setting up the Hall.

Maths Olympiad

Congratulations go to Emma Benson, Becky Lawrence & Chloe Patrick for taking part in the Math Olympiad. Emma & Becky both did well and are awarded certificates, whilst Chloe managed to achieve a mark in the top 300 girls nationally & is awarded a certificate if distinction. Well Done!

Christmas Bonfire & Fireworks Evening – Friday 14th December

We are holding this event after the Prep Christmas Fair on Friday 14th December. The bonfire will be lit at 5pm and fireworks will commence at 5.15pm. Tickets are still available to buy priced at £5 per adult and £2 per child. Should you not be able to join us, you are welcome to have a refund for your tickets.

Notice Board, 16th November  2018

Student Grades

Congratulations to the following pupils for achieving Grade A and Grade 1 Results.

Form All A Grades Form All 1 Grades
       
7A Charlotte Ashton L6A Lily Bekker
  Elena Blaikie   Myles English
  Poppy Dixon   Chloe Patrick
  Amelia LeCarpentier   Takayuki Sakai
  Emma Seaton L6F Zoe Lawton-Allen
7F Elizabeth Hammond   Molly Loftus
7T Ellen Farmer   Hannah Marsden
  Ella Farrell L6T Emma Benson
  Ella Firth   Matthew Garnett
  Callum Thompson   Oliver Jackman
8A Rufayda Elgizawy   Gemma Lavelle
  Sophie Mayne   Robert Strang
8F Matilda Blackburn U6A Georgina Browning
  Olivia Cummings   Victoria Hamplett
  Jessica Lucas U6F Nicole Dias
  Priya Mahal   Amber Godwin-Bratt
8T Laura Adams   Thomas Lakin
  Verity Grey   Ella Lewis
9F Charlotte Fullagar   Hannah Percox
  Shirin Hessar   Amalia Phillips
  Mathilda Hughes U6T Ellie Hooker
9T Mohamed Baker   Katelyn Randle
10A Adam Firth  
  Jess Twigg  
10F Emilia Levitt  
  Luke Turnbull
10T Ethan Holmes
  Harriet Smith
11A Darcie Morris
  Matthew Murray
  Shreiya Singh
11F Alanagh Bohan
  Olivia Howdle
  Amy McGeown
  Nayantika Chaudary

Rugby

Wednesday 14th November
Congratulations to the 1st XV rugby team who beat Denstone College Crusaders 24-7. That’s four wins in a row.

Hockey

Tuesday 13th November
SGS lost 5-0 against Newcastle Under-Lyme School.

Wednesday 14th November
SGS won 2-0 against Denstone 1st team.

Indoor athletics event at Blessed William Howard

Wednesday 14th November.
Y7 Girls:
1st Christ Church Academy 306 pts
2nd King Edward VI 263
3rd Stafford Grammar School 260

Y7 Boys
1st Blessed William Howard 293
2nd Walton Priory 286
3rd Walton High 257
4th Christ Church Academy 254
5th Stafford Grammar School 237

Fortnite

We have received more worrying information this week about the game Fortnite. Between September and October of this year there were over 53,000 reported scams mostly preying on the vulnerability of children when they are searching for V-Bucks. If your child does play this game (a reminder that the rating for this game is 12 because of gore and violence) then do please read the article (link below) and talk to your children.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/gaming/fortnite-scams-free-v-bucks-epic-games-youtube-zerofox-cyber-crime-a8612361.html

Notice Board, 9th November  2018

Rugby

Wednesday 7th November
1st XV Rugby team beat Walton 17-5
U15 Rugby team lost to Wrekin 40-0

Thursday 8th November.
U13 Rugby team beat Derby Grammar 13 tries to 3.

Friday 9th November.
U12 Rugby played against Derby today in their first ever game.

Hockey

Monday 5th November
Stafford Grammar School U14 had their first game and won 13-0 against Abotts Bromley. The U13 also won 9-0 against Abotts Bromley.

Well done to the following that scored;

U14 – Francesca Fitton – 4, Josie Lampolough – 5, Olivia Nicholson – 4
U13 – Laura Adams – 2, Zoe Catton – 4, Constance Whorton – 3

Wednesday 7th November
The U12 had a tournament held at Denstone College. They all played extremely well despite the awful rain.

SGS Vs Abbotsholme 0-0
SGS Vs Terra Nova 1-0 (with Zoe Catton scoring)

They got through to the quarterfinals but lost 1-0 against Denstone A team in the last 10 seconds of the game.

Notice Board, 26th October  2018

Football

Congratulations to Matt Cutler who has gained selection to the U14 County Football Team.

Hockey

Tuesday 23rd October
U12/13 Won 9-0 against Chase Grammar.

Laura Adams scored 2
Zoe Catton score 4
Amber Smit scored 3

Wednesday 24th October
Today the U15 won 7-1 against Chase Grammar.

Jess Twigg scored 3
Amy bailey 2
Emily 1
Manako 1

Cross Country

Congratulations to Nayan Kumar, George Davies and George Brownsill who are all district cross country championships in their respective age groups!

They qualify for the district team to complete at the County Championships in January along with:

Tom Brownsill, Matt Cutler, Poppy Dixon, Sian Gwyther, Charlotte Harries, Tom Lakin, Kieran McCarthy, Joe Marsh, laura Rasdell, Josh Singh, Harriet Smith, Ashley Sterland, Niamh Sutton, Luke Turnbull. Well done to all runners!

Team Results

Year 7 Girls – SGS 3rd Place 116
Year 7 Boys – SGS 2nd Place 89
Year 8/9 Girls – SGS 2nd Place 157
Year 8/9 Boys – SGS 2nd place 126
Year 10/11 Boys – SGS 2nd Place 32
Year 12/13 Boys – SGS 1st Place 10

International Space Challenge

The Language Department are pleased to announce the GCSE French and German teams won first and second prize in the International space challenge at Cosford.

The teams had to design a specification for a space hotel and give a marketing presentation in the target language in front of RAF linguists & space engineers.

The German team were the overall winners and achieved 10/10 for engineering and the French team came a close second managing to speak for the longest for their French presentation.

Congratulations to:

Francis Chandler
Affan Hagues
Nitin Kumar
Abinav Mayura
Matthew Murray
Tristian Van Der Linden

Baha Baker
Heddus Beauchamp
Nayantika Chaudry
Ethan Holmes
Olivia Howdle
Laura Rasdell

Notice Board, 19th October  2018

Rugby

Wednesday 17th October

Well done to the 1st XV Rugby Team who put in a very mature display in the Staffordshire Plate competition winning 14-0 against Walsall Academy.

Thursday 18th October

The U13 Rugby Team beat Tettenhall College 45-20, special mention to Oscar Sandy for scoring 4 tries!

There will be Rugby club for Year 7 & 8 only on Monday, 4 – 5 pm.

Hockey

Tuesday 16th October

The U12 won 16 -1 against King Edwards Lichfield, Amber Smit scored 13 and Zoe Catton scored 3. Well done!

 U13 lost 5 – 4 against King Edward Lichfield. Olivia Cummings scored 1, Grace Mensing scored 2, Zoe Catton scored 1.

Wednesday 17th October

The first team won 5-1 against Denstone

The U13 team came 4th overall in the tournament at Denstone. All the girls worked extremely hard in the playoff game for 3rd place. At full time it was 0-0. It went to penalties and lost 3 – 2 against St Edwards.

 Year 7 & 8 Science Book Reviewers

Review booklets must be returned on Monday for your votes to count.

Youth Debate Training

Can the year 10 students that are involved with the Youth Debate Training please register in L6 on Monday 22nd October between 08:55 0920 hrs.

Lost Property

Five Lost PE bags were found various places around the school. If any pupils have lost a PE bag then please report to Mr Malone.

                                                                              

Notice Board, 8th October  2018

Boys Football WC 24th September

Tuesday – U13 Football lost 8-0 to Oldfields in the County Cup

Wednesday – 1st XV Rugby team beat Derby Grammar 25-17

Thursday – U14 ISA Football – The U14 are now Midlands Champions

Rugby WC 1st October

The U15 rugby team (Tuesday) beat Derby Grammar 36-24 in a very entertaining game.

Boys Football WC 8th October

Tuesday – The U14 Football team lost in the county cup against Paulet 4-1.

Wednesday – The U15 Rugby team beat Tettenhall College 47-14.

Girls Hockey WC 1st October

The U12 hockey team won 6-0, well done to Amber Smitt who scored 5 and Lizzie Hammond who scored 1.

The U13 lost 5-1 against Terra Nova.

The first team played against King Edwards Lichfield (A) the match ended 2-2 with 10 players.

Girls Hockey WC 8th October

The U15 hockey team v Denstone were down 6-0 by halftime. Then in the second half they played their B team and scored 1. Final score 6-1.

All the girls played extremely well considering how hot it was and limited subs.

U13  SGS v Tettenhall College scored  4-4.

In-House Cross Country – Seniors

Anson

Boys   Girls      
Daniel Gormley 5 Imogen Farnworth 7
Edward Kilminster 6 Tori Hamplett 2
Ashley Sterland 12 Darcie Morris 8
Huewlan Wright 2 Larua Rasdell 4
Total 25 Total 21 Overall Total 46

   Fitzherbert  

Boys   Girls      
Thomas Lakin 11 Georgia Brownsill 6
Kieran McCarthy 8 Charlotte Harries 5
Joseph Porter 15 Ella Lewis 3
Joshua Singh 10 Kate Temperton 9
Total 44 Total 23 Overall Total 67

  Talbot      

Boys   Girls      
Emil Agell-Argiles 3 Nayantika Chaudry 12
George Davies 1 Sophie Edgington 1
Joe Marsh 7 Rebekah Lawrence 13
Billy Noble 4 Another 15
Total 15 Total 41 Overall Total 56

 

Anson 46 1st Place
Talbot 56 2nd Place
Fitzherbert 67 3rd Place

 Intermediate

Anson

Boys   Girls      
James Deane 14 Abigail Baggott 7
Nick Messer 13 Amy Bailey 6
Oliver Patrick 8 Jaimee Caddick 9
Jack Warrilow 10 Jess Twigg 4
Total 45 Total 26 Overall Total 71

Fitzherbert

Boys   Girls      
Tom Brownsill 2 Ella Doughty 5
Ruben Cooner 7 Mathilda Hughes 2
Matthew Cutler 1 Emilia Levitt 8
Luke Turnbull 3 Manako Sakai 3
Total 13 Total 18 Overall Total 31

 

       Talbot

 

Boys   Girls      
Baha Baker 9 Vanshi Chaudary 13
Freddie Nakash 6 Soraya Miller 16
Ben Nicholls 15 Harriet Smith 1
Ben Talbot 4 Lana Paterson 15
Total 34 Total 45 Overall Total 79

 

 

Fitzherbert 31 1st Place
Anson 71 2nd Place
Talbot 79 3rd Place

 

Juniors

 

Anson

 

Boys   Girls      
Liam Buckley 9 Charlotte Ashton 11
Charlie Dyble 6 Poppy Dixon 3
Theodor Hargreaves 15 Sophie Mayne 6
Archie Kilminster 5 Elvie Pryce 1
Louis Law 13 Emma Seaton 10
Z. Xie 28 Amber Smit 9
Total 76 Total 40 Overall Total 116

 

Fitzherbert

 

Boys   Girls      
Matthew Gommersall 1 Matilda Blackburn 8    
Oliver Jones 2 Sasha Donoghue 16
Addison Perry 12 Hannah George 22
Daniel Tarr 10 Nayan Kumar 2
Joe Turnbull 7 Jess Lucas 12
Theodore Wylie 3 Evie Pritchard 13
Total 76 Total 73 Overall Total 108

 

Talbot

 

Boys   Girls      
Gabriel Davies 21 Alice Bradburn 20    
Louis Glover 20 Ellen Farmer 17
Joe Nakash 22 Ella Farrell 7
Oliver Smith 4 Amelie Medford 18
Tanaka Matawa 8 Amelia LeCarpentier 4
Callum Thompson 11 Eloise Nicholls 5
Total 86 Total 71 Overall Total 157

 

Fitzherbert 108 1st Place
Anson 116 2nd Place
Talbot 157 3rd Place

Notice Board, 28th September  2018

Football

Congratulations to the U14 Football Team who won the ISA Midland U14 Championships held at Dixie Grammar School.

The tournament followed a league format.

SGS v Tettenhall won 2-0

SGS v Highclare won 5-0

SGS v Chase Grammar School lost 2-1

SGS v Dixie Grammar School won 3-0

Winners on 9 points!

Rugby

Congratulations to the 1st XV Rugby Team who beat Derby Grammar School 25-17

Hockey

Well done to the 1st VII Hockey Team who were runners-up at the Wrekin Tournament on Tuesday against Elmsmere which went to penalty flicks!

Well done to Year 7 Girls who won their first Hockey game 7-1 against Wolverhampton Grammar School. A fantastic start to the season!

Prize Giving

Can all pupils who have received an award for Prize Giving please return your books into the main office by Monday 1st October 2018.

Notice Board, 21st  September  2018

Stafford Rugby Club – Girls’ Training

If any Girls from Year 7 – 10  are interested in playing Rugby there is a coaching session at Stafford Rugby Club this Tuesday 25th September 2018, at 4pm – 5:30pm.

Cross Country Marshalls

Miss Martin requires Cross Country Marshalls for next Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th September at 4pm – 5:15pm. If any student wishes to volunteer please see Mr Harwood Immediately.

Fixtures

Well done to the Hockey first team who beat Shrewsbury School second team 8-0 last week and Abbotsholme 5-1 on Wednesday.

The 1st XV rugby team lost in a friendly 14-5 against Tettenhall in a very physical game on Wednesday.

The U14 ISA football has been postponed until the 27th of September due to the weather.

Whole School Photograph – Tuesday 25th September

Please could all students come into school wearing winter school uniform on Tuesday next week for the combined SPS/SGS school photograph.

Notice Board, 14th September  2018

Awards

Nayan Kumar (7F) has been awarded the Coaches Swimmer of the Year award in the Junior category. She is part of the Apex Swimming Club in Stafford the award is in recognition of her efforts, her determination and positive attitude towards training.

Form of the Year 2017-18

The Form of the Year Award has been awarded to the form with the most house points and least behaviour points.

3rd Place – 9T

2nd Place – 9A

1st Place – 7F

There will a certificate and prize to follow.

PE Changing Rooms

No bags are to be left in the PE changing rooms in between lessons or overnight. Any bags found will be confiscated and detentions will be issued.

Please use bag racks to store your bags.

County Netball

Well done to Elena Blaikie (7A) who was granted selection to the U12 County Netball squad.

U16 Football Midlands Championship

Well done to the U16 Football Team who beat Dixi Grammar School in the final, 1-0 to win the ISA Midland tournament.

Emil Agell-Argiles, Baha Baker, Benno Briggs, Tom Brownsill, Dan Gormley, Edward Kilminster, Christopher McCarthy, Joshua Myles, Bruno Smith, Harry Tooth, Luke Turnbull, Huewlan Wright.

Astronomy Club

If any new pupils (Year 9 and above) that are interested in Astronomy, come along and join the Astronomy club. It’s every Monday at 12:15 pm in S8.

Science Club

Science Club will be on for Years 7 & 8 every Wednesday at 12:30 pm in S1. You are welcome to drop in and find out what exciting things we have planned for this year.

Geography Film Club

If any pupils from year 7,8 & 9 are interested in watching a Geography movie over the lunchtime period then come along.

It will be held on Mondays in L6 at 12:15pm– 12:55 pm, bring your lunch along.

Harvest Festival –Friday, September 28th

This year we shall once again be supporting House of Bread which is a local charity based in Stafford. House of Bread is an organisation that offers home-cooked meals for vulnerable and homeless people in the Stafford area.

As with last year, House of Bread are running a project called “Quid on a lid” which will enable them to not only add much-needed tins to their food bank but also to help support the increasing range of services that they provide, so if we can go one step further and tape a pound coin to the top of one tin it will assist House of Bread in meeting their goals. (N.B. if you donate more than one tin, a pound coin taped to just one tin is all that we request).

All donations need to be handed in to Mrs Hague-Jones by Thursday 27th September.

Notice Board, 7th September  2018

Maths Challenge

Just before the summer break, 3 pupils were invited to take part in a follow-on round called the “Junior Kangaroo” after they did exceptionally well in the Junior Maths Challenge.

The Certificate and “Prizes” came through during the holidays.

Mohamed Baker excelled again and was in the top 25% to achieve a Certificate of Merit.

Louis Glover and Joe McCandless also took part and received a Certificate for being one of just 7,400 pupils nationally to take part.

Well Done!

County Tie

Congratulations to Poppy Dixon who has been selected for the U12 equestrian squad! She is also playing County Netball and has trials for this season in a few weeks.

Good luck, Poppy!

Presentation of Certificates in Assembly Friday 7th September

Towards the end of the last term, a plant sale was held in aid of the West Midlands Air Ambulance charity. Four members of Year 7 (now Year 8) worked tirelessly over many weeks, growing and tending cutting and plants, then helping to publicise, organise and run the sale itself.

The sale was a huge success and a total of £274.45 was raised.

Many thanks to everyone who donated or bought a plant.

Particular thanks and congratulations to:

Laura Adams, Joe Fields, Ruby Goode, Charlotte Temperton.

STAFFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL A-LEVEL PRESS RELEASE

100% pass rate, again, 73% A*-B grades

An extremely impressive 73% (69% last year) of all results were at A*-B grades which are vital for entry to many universities. The overall A-level A-E pass te was 100%. 

No less than 13 of the 52 candidates achieved all A* and A grades. 

Claudia Ballinger and Meera Mahesh achieved A*A*A*, Max Darlington and Tom Horstink achieved A*A* A. 

These results will enable the vast majority of our students to move on to their first choice university. 

Everybody associated with Stafford Grammar School is proud of the achievements of all of our students. In many cases the real success stories are where potential D and E grades are turned into B grades through sustained hard work and excellent teaching.  We would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved in enabling our students to achieve their potential.

Live streaming: responding to the risks

The link below is to a very useful article explaining how parents need to be on their guard regrading live streaming.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/live-streaming-responding-to-the-risks/

Notice Board, 22nd June  2018

Just before school exams all students from Year 8 and some students from Year 7 took part in the Junior Maths Challenge. There have been some excellent results, with two Year 7 students and one Year 8 student being selected to take part in the follow-on round.

Students awarded Bronze Certificates are:

Abigail Baggott, Liam Buckley, Matthew Cutler, Hannah George Matthew Gommersall, Verity Gray, Aryan Gupta, Alice Higginson, Soraya Miller, Maani Munir, Ben Nicholls, Lana Paterson, Addison Perry, Sydney Stevens, Mackenzie Tart, Raza Rizvi.

Students awarded Silver Certificates are:

Matilda Blackburn, Alex Degg, Charlotte Fullagar, Tom Green, Mathilda Hughes, Freddie Nakash, Harry Zoeftig.

Students awarded Gold Certificates and in the top 5% of the country are:

Year 7       Louis Glover (who also came 3rd in school overall)

                   Joe McCandless (who was best in year 7 and 2nd overall in school)

Year 8       Mo Baker (who also achieved best in school)

                     Maaz Malek

Louis, Joes and Mo were the students who were also selected to take part in the ‘next level’ of the competition which is an excellent achievement.

PE Fixtures – Girls Rounders

Monday 18th June 2018

SGS U12&13 District Rounders Tournament: Champions!!

Wednesday 20th June 2018

SGS U14 V Denstone College                                                                         16.5-16

Wednesday 20th June 2018

SGS U15  V Denstone College                                                                        12.5-12

Notice Board, 11th June  2018

Fixtures

Girls Rounders

Wednesday 6th June: U12 SGS V Denstone College                                          17-9

Thursday 7th June: U14 SGS V Lichfield Cathedral School                             11.5-4.5

Thursday 7th June: U15 SGS V Lichfield Cathedral School                             16-3

Boys Cricket

 Thursday 7th June, U15 SGS V Lichfield                                                             196 – 86 in reply.

Sports Day – Friday 22nd June 2018

The annual school sports day will be held at Rowley Park Stadium Friday 22nd June 2018.

Buses will collect pupils from outside the sports hall starting at 12 p.m. The Sports day will commence at 1 p.m. and finish at 3.50 p.m. Lunch will be 11.30 – 12.15 p.m.

Shuttle 1: Year 7 & 8 at                                     12.00 p.m.

Shuttle 2: Year 8 &10 at                                    12.15 p.m.

Pick up is from Rowley Park, buses will leave at 4 p.m. Prep School children will be picked up from school as normal.

Notice Board, 25th May 2018

 

Girls Rounders – Saturday 19th May

 Stafford Grammar School U13 V Nottingham High School                                         10.5- 11.5

Stafford Grammar School  U12 V Nottingham High School                                         12.5- 15

Girls Tennis – Wednesday 23rd May

Stafford Grammar School U15 V Denstone Tennis                                                         2-10

Boys Football Tuesday 22nd May

Stafford Grammar School  U18 Football team beat Sir Graham Balfour School 3-1 in the District Cup Final.

Boys Tennis League – Thursday 24th May

Stafford Grammar School U13 V Trentham Academy                                                     6-6

ISA athletics results will be officially typed up soon. We had 6 winners gaining 1st place and going forward to the Nationals from the Midlands event on Monday were:

Leah Dixon – Shot Put

Christian Roe – 1500m

Rueben Cooner – Hurdles

Ed Kilminster – Long Jump

Huewlan Wright – Triple Jump

Dan Gormley – Shot Put and Discus

 

Notice Board, 27th April 2018

U12 District Girls Netball

Wednesday 25th April

Stafford Grammar School V Christchurch A                                                 3-5

Stafford Grammar School V Penkridge Middle School                               7-0

Stafford Grammar School V Sir Graham Balfour                                          4-2

Stafford Grammar School V Walton A                                                          1-5

 

Notice Board, 20th April 2018

Maths Challenge

During February half term, all students were asked to take part in the Maths on Merseyside Maths Challenge – which is run by the University of Liverpool.

The best of the entries were sent away to be marked by lecturers at the University and we are very pleased to have received commendations for the following 5 students.

Bethany Barrett and Dylan Edge entered the Open Challenge – which is for anyone under 18 – and they have been invited to take part in a Maths Evening at Liverpool University.

Olivia Howdle achieved a certificate for best in school for the Senior Challenge (Years 9&10)

Mohamed Baker achieved a certificate for best in school for the Junior Challenge (Years 7&8) and has also been awarded a prize which he is invited to collect at a Presentation Evening at Liverpool University.

Maaz Malek achieved Certificate of Merit for the Junior Challenge (Years 7&8) and has similarly been awarded a prize to collect at Liverpool University.

Congratulations to all five students

“The Big Fat Anson Quiz”

A big thank you to everyone who participated in The Big Fat Anson Quiz. The student team with the highest score were the “Quirky Quackers,” but the team with the winning score were, of course, the teachers!

Well done to the Quirky Quackers – Joe Fields, Sophie Mayne, Evie Price, Josefina Round, and Charlotte Temperton.

Prefect Team

The School would like to say a huge thank you to the outgoing Prefect Team, especially Harry Cook, Meera Mahesh and Ellis Farnworth. You will be a very tough act to follow!

Congratulations to the New Prefect Team:

Tori Hamplett – Head of School

Carter Harrison – Deputy Head Boy

Ella Lewis – Deputy Head Girl

 

Jennifer Kendall – Senior Prefect

Olivia Smith – Senior Prefect

George Edge – Senior Prefect

Hannah Percox – Senior Prefect

Thomas Lakin – Senior Prefect

Georgina Browning – Senior Prefect

Katelyn Randle – Senior Prefect

Jessica Adams – Senior Prefect

 

Amba Godwin-Bratt – Prefect

James Hyde – Prefect

Bhaavya Bathula – Prefect

Alexandra Hammond – Prefect

Ellenor Marshall – Prefect

Joe Marsh – Prefect

Harriet Jones-Jenkins – Prefect

Nadia Dias – Prefect

Fixtures

Boys Football – Wednesday 18th April

Congratulations to the U18 Boys’ Football Team who showed great character and desire despite being 3-1 down in extra time to come back to draw 3-3 and go on to win on penalties against Walton. They are now in the District Cup Final.

Thursday 19th April

 On Thursday the U16 Boy’s football team lost to Walton 6-0 in their semi-final.

Girls’ Rounders – Wednesday 18th April

SGS U16 V Wolverhampton Girls School                        21.5 –   5.5

SGS U18 V Wolverhampton Girls School                        4.5  –    21

Notice Board, 13th April 2018

All A Grades

Congratulations to the following pupils for achieving all A Grades for effort.

8A – Alice Higginson

8F – Charlotte Fullagar, Mathilda Hughes, Maani Munir

8T – Maaz Malek

9A – Jess Twigg

9F – Luke Turnbull, Tristian Van der Linden

9T – Alice Chandler , Ethan Holmes

10A – Darcie Morris Matthew Murray, Shreiya Singh

10F – Madeline Holl, Olivia Howdle, Amy McGeown, Lucia Phillips, Kate Temperton

10T – Nayantika Chaudary, Harriet Price, Amy Sharp, Olivia Stocking

11A – Sian Gwyther, Milenka Manford, Chloe Patrick, Raja Ishwariya, Takayuki Sakai

11F – Daniel Bowers, Adrian Jones, Thomas Murray, Stanley Runton

11T – Matthew Garnett, Rebekah Lawrence, Kimberley McColl, Peter Owen, Alishba Rizvi,

 

All 1 Grades

Congratulations to the following pupils for achieving all 1 Grades for effort.

L6A – Georgina Browning, Mia Drury, Victoria Hamplett, Georgina Harden, Ellenor Marshall.

L6F – Amba Godwin-Bratt, Jennifer Kendall, Thomas Lakin, Ella Lewis, Hannah Percox, Amalia Phillips, Olivia Smith.

L6T – Jessica Adams, George Edge, Ellie Hooker, Jasmin Luo, Joe Marsh, Katelyn Randle

U6A – Gisela Ashley, Bethany Barrett, Oliver Cox, Amina Dalton Stephanie De Clercq, Connor Hyslop, George Nicholson, Harriett Rhodes, Helen Staite.

U6F – Martin Bowers, Harry Cook, Eleanor Cooke, Sophie Cutler, Dylan Edge, Indya Godwin-Bratt, Griff Jones, Winifred Lee, Esther Price, Peter Raby, Ella Temperton, Katherine Wostenholme

U6T – Eleanor, Lees, Megan McCandless–Farrow, Lauren McGeown, Louis Preston.

Notice Board, 9th March 2018

All A Grades

Congratulations to the following pupils for achieving all A Grades for effort.

7A – Harriet Stubbs

7F – Olivia Cummings, Hannah George

7T – Laura Adams

8A – Alice Higginson

8F – Charlotte Fullagar, Shirin Hessar, Suha Koilwad

8T – Maaz Malek

All 1 Grades

Congratulations to the following pupils for achieving all 1 Grades for effort.

L6A – Georgina Browning, Mia Drury, Victoria Hamplett, Ellenor Marshall.

L6F – Nadia Dias, Amba Godwin-Bratt, Jennifer Kendall, Thomas Lakin, Ella Lewis, Hannah Percox, Amalia Phillips, Olivia Smith.

L6T – Jessica Adams, George Edge, Jasmin Luo.

U6A – Bethany Barrett, Stephanie De Clercq, Connor Hyslop, Harriett Rhodes, Helen Staite.

U6F – Martin Bowers, Harry Cook, Eleanor Cooke, Sophie Cutler, Dylan Edge, Indya Godwin-Bratt, Winifred Lee, Esther Price, Peter Raby, Ella Temperton, Katherine Wostenholme.

U6T – Amy Lawrence, Eleanor, Lees, Meera Mahesh, Megan McCandless–Farrow, Lauren McGeown, Louis Preston.

Netball

A huge well done to the combined U15/16 Netball Team who are District Netball Champions!

Alanagh Bohan, Imogen Farnworth, Jess Lakin, Lydia Lewis, Amy McGeown, Chloe Patrick, Lucia Phillips, Harriet Price.

Rugby

Congratulations to Huewlan Wright who has been selected to play for Staffordshire U15 Rugby Team.

Notice Board, 16th February 2018

Senior Maths Challenge

Some weeks ago the A-level Mathematicians all took part in the Senior Maths Challenge. They have achieved some excellent results from over 82,000 pupils from across the UK.

In the top 30% achieving Bronze certificates were:

Arun Pawar, Freddie Joustra, (who was also the best achieving student in the Lower Sixth)

Amina Dalton, Ellie Cooke, Dylan Edge, Mujtaba Hussain, Dom Sterland, Bethany Barrett and Finley Morris.

In the top 20%, achieving silver certificates were:

Winifred Lee, Max Darlington, Tom Horstink, Meera Mahesh and Jeet Sicar.

In the top 10% nationally and selected to go on to the next round and take part in the senior Kangaroo were Martin Bowers and Claudia Ballinger. Martin and Claudia both achieved a Gold certificate for the Maths Challenge and then went on to achieve certificates of Merit for the Senior Kangaroo – placing them amongst the best of the best nationally in mathematical problem-solving skills. Many congratulations to them both.

Maths Badges

Presented to the following students for continued help and support given to other students and to the Maths teachers during maths clinic. An invaluable help to everyone.

George Edge, Amba Godwin-Bratt, Jenny kendall, Arun Pawar.

Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize

Last term, once again the Science Department were invited to help judge the prestigious “Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize”, award to the writer of the year’s best science book for children under the age of 14. Seven pupils from year 6 and 7 volunteered to read and review the shortlisted books in six weeks.

The Royal Society combined our scores with those of the other review teams around the country. Just before Christmas, it was announced that this year’s winner of the £10.000 prize is Professor Robert Winston for his book “Home Lab-exciting experiments for budding scientists”.

The Year 7 Team were:

Alice Bradburn, Alex Degg Sasha Donoghue, Joe Fields, George Shaw.

Sasha Donoghue managed to review all six books and is awarded a book in recognition of this feat.

All the shortlisted books are available to borrow from the Science Department.

The Royal Society and Mrs Beauchamp would like to thank the whole team for their hard work and enthusiasm.

PE Notices

Girls’ Netball Results 

Wednesday 14th February

Stafford Grammar School U18 1st V Denstone 1st                                                                17-16

Stafford Grammar School U18 1st V Denstone 2nd                                                             16-8

Boys’ Football Results

Stafford Grammar School U18 V Lichfield Cathedral School lost                                     5-3

The U15 football team beat Lichfield Cathedral School                                                       10-0

Special mention to Huewlan Wright who scored a hat trick.  

 

Notice Board, 2nd February 2018

PE Notices

Congratulations to all the students who took part in the ISA Cross Country Championships at Bedstone on Wednesday.

Well done to the following students who made it into the top 10 of their races.

U18 Boys

Joe Marsh 5th Place

U16 Boys

Tom Brownnsill 6th Place

Emil Agell-Argiles 8th Place

U14 Girls

Harriet Smith 6th Place

A particular well done to the following students who came in the top 3 (medal)

U18 Girls

Sophie Edgington 3rd Place

U16 Boys

Huewlan Wright 3rd Place

U16 Boys

Christian Roe 2nd Place

U14 Boys

Matthew Cutler 2nd Place

A final well done to the U16 boys who won their team event (Trophy)

Christian Roe, Huewlan Wright, Tom Brownsill, Emil Agell-Argiles, Eddie Kilminster, Ashley Sterland.

Girls Netball

Sunday 28th January 2018

Stafford Grammar School U16 Regional Tournament                                               4th Place

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Stafford Grammar School U14 ISA Tournament                                                      5th Place

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Stafford Grammar School U18 V Wrekin College                                                    4-34

Stafford Grammar School U16 V Wrekin College                                                    18-9

Boys ISA Football – Nottingham University

Tuesday 30th January

The U14 boys finished 4th place at the ISA 6 a side football tournament

The U16 Boys finished 11th place at the ISA 6 a side tournament