Student Achievements

TSS has seen an increase in Mathematics results, with a rise in the number of students achieving an A*-C grade from last year which is above the national outcome for Mathematics; in English we match the national average for A*-C.

We have again closed gaps in attainment that reflects the care and focus we have on individuals and groups.

Headline figures include:

- 50% of A-level grades were awarded at A*, A or B;

- 100% pass rate at A-level;

- over half of the A-level subjects achieved in the top national 25%;

We are very proud to have been judged ‘highly commended’ in a national Outstanding School/ College of the year award. 

The award is presented by Pearson -  a national examination Awarding Body – to acknowledge and celebrate excellence amongst schools and colleges that deliver  the highest quality courses. 

Year 10, D of E students have visited local primaries to help educate younger children in staying safe.

As part of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, 18 students worked with PCSO Peril, our Safer Schools Officer on the crime prevention initiative ‘Stranger Danger’. The students researched how to stay safe and then put together an engaging presentation that could be delivered to younger children. One of the groups invented Detective Duck, a colourful character that helped the young children spot danger!

Tommy Dobson is one of just five talented students from the UK to have won a scholarship to attend the renowned International Science School in Sydney. With support from the Ogden Trust, this once in a life time trip will see Tommy immersed in a visionary science programme for academically talented Year 12 students.

Tommy will attend lectures by leading research scientists; experience hands-on brain expanding activities, explore the research labs, join in with a wide range of experiments and meet like-minded science mad students from all over the world.

Team try-outs took place on Sunday 5 July, Matty Wilson, Year 8 secured a place on the Yorkshire team.

Matty trains every Tuesday and Thurday with the Sheffield Steelers; working on his skill and technique. Matty was confident before the trials and  that all his hard work would pay off and he’d shine at the Yorkshire trials, and he did just that!

During the Year 11 Leavers’ Lunch Lauren Kilvington-0’Connor had her 71cm pony tail chopped off for the children’s charity, Little Princess Trust.

With City Gents hairdresser, Shareen Kellett ready to do the cutting and Lauren’s friends and family looking on, the scene was set for the scissor snipping extravaganza.

Jack Whitehead, Year 8, competed at the East Morton Horse Show on 13 June, with his horse Charlie. Proud Jack and Charlie brought home a Reserve Champion rosette for their superb effort.

Mia Smith, a Year 8 dancer has been invited to perform in the show ‘Rock Stars in our Eyes’ on 27 June.  Mia, who studies all different genres of dance including tap, ballet, hip hop, jazz and modern at DMA Academy, in Shipley will perform two pieces, Guns and Roses; a contemporary number and Sweet Dreamers a Hip Hop style dance, alongside dancers from nine other prestigious dance companies.

Rebecca brought home Bronze from the Schaffhausen Open Taekwondo Championship in Switzerland and two Gold and one Silver from the Quest 1 to1 Championships in Sheffield.

Since being introduced to Taekwondo at the tender age of seven, Rebecca has never looked back. The A class cadet trains nine hours per week with her local club and in March this year she joined the GB Taekwondo Development team.

Diver Holly Waxman will join the GB team in Rome this summer after bringing home four medals from the British Elite competition 2015 ASA Championships in Sheffield.

Holly, Year 7, who dives for Bradford Esprit secured a hat-trick of Golds and one Silver medal over the half term holidays. Holly secured gold on the 1m Springboard alongside the 3m and 3m Synchro with diving partner, Louise; as well as taking home Silver on the individual Platform.

Dan Clarke Coates, Year 10, has qualified again to compete in the Junior European Open in November which is to be held in Spain.

Qualification rounds were tough with great rivalry between the competitors; Dan played four over scratch and showed great sportsmanship throughout the day which took him through to an impressive joint lead.

Lauren Kilvington-O’Connor is hoping for warm weather after promising to shave off her long hair to raise funds for a children’s charity. 

Lauren will wave goodbye to her 71cm pony tail and to her GCSE examinations at the same time, in front of an audience of staff and students on 24 June 2015.

Evan Brownnutt and Nicole Mitchell, Year 11, are through to the next rounds at the UK Mathematics Trust, Maths Challenge.

Every year we enter our most talented mathematicians into the competition. These challenges are intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate more interest in mathematics.

First time competitor, Jordan Garcia, Year 10 participated in the Yorkshire Youth League Fencing competition in Wakefield, coming fifth overall.

Jordan put in an excellent performance against competitors who had been fencing, and fencing with electric foils much longer than him.  Fencing coach, Tim Noble said; “Jordan has done really well in this competition,