The swinging 60s musical!
Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th March 2014
7.00pm in the Main Hall
FRIDAY SOLD OUT
The 1950's are out and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY, this year’s school musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.
The all-singing and all-dancing cast have been busy preparing this larger-than-life, swinging 60s musical that sees loveable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad (Tascha Mountford) transformed from social outcast to teen celebrity overnight! Tracy must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin (James Malone), and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do!
With a record cast of 50 there are set to be some stand out performances including newcomers Sammy Stringer as Amber Von Tussle and Poppy Collins as Little Inez. Kyle Burns and Charlie Leggett will also take to the stage as Tracy’s mum, Edna Turnblad partnered with Tom Longbottom as Wilbur Turnblad – a match made in heaven!
Don’t miss HAIRSPRAY, offering you a foot tapping, heart-pounding evening of non-stop entertainment! Students from all years are involved: some acting, some dancing, some singing, and some providing the much needed technical support.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Head of Drama
£20.00 Family (2 adults, 2 students)
Tickets are available from Mrs. Dunbar in the finance office.
Order forms are available to download from the VLE.
Please find a copy of the Statutory notice for the proposed reorganisation of schools in Bury St Edmunds
Statutory Notice-full details
6th Form Brochure
Sixth Form Excellence Confirmed
The Headteacher of St Benedict’s Catholic School has received further confirmation that his school is nationally recognised for its outstanding achievement. A letter from Oxford Analytics Centre for Innovation and Enterprise at Oxford University confirmed that St Benedict’s features in their list of the top 20 sixth forms in the country.
On checking the website, Hugh O’Neill found that St Benedict’s was second, third and fourth on 3 different lists.
He said: “This is a very exclusive list. St Benedict’s is the only school in Suffolk to appear on the list, and we are in very good company, with a number of other schools recognised for their outstanding achievement. “
The listing follows the announcement in June that St Benedict’s was one of 3 schools topping the league table for students going to Oxford or Cambridge, something the Schools Minister, David Laws, was pleased to mention in his speech launching the new measures. St Benedict’s expects to be similarly placed this year, following another outstanding set of exam results at A level in 2013.
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Year 7 Supplementary Information
Year 7 Admissions Policy
GCSE Exam results 2013
The pass rate this year for students achieving 5 A*- C including English and Maths grades was 55%.
The average points score per candidate was 490- this is a school record, beating our previous best ever year of 2011 by 12 points.
There were some truly outstanding performances: All of the following 12 students achieved 13 GCSE passes, at least 11 of them at A* or A.
The record this year goes to Josh Bryan, who achieved 11 A* passes, and 2 A passes
Toby Alfred-Jones, Phoebe Allsop, Josh Bryan, Ellie Coleman, Darcie Cowap, Hannah Dance, Josh Grover, Toby Horkan, Elizabeth Jessop, Evie Marlow, Gabriela Monteiro, and Molly O’Donnell
“This is a year’s results of which there is much to be proud. Once again, there have been many outstanding individual performances. We have named 12 students who have achieved at least 11 A* and A grades in their 13 GCSE passes. Their results contribute to our best-ever points score per candidate. However, the headline figure of students passing with 5 A8-C grades including English and Maths is no higher than last year’s, despite huge efforts to improve , particularly in English. However, this is the examination world we now live in, where it is increasingly hard to achieve a grade C pass in key subjects, especially English, Maths and Science. The key thing is that our students have done extraordinarily well in a tough exam season, and should feel hugely proud of their achievements. Once again, that achievement has been a collective effort, of all their teachers, in this school and previous schools, of parents and carers, but above all, the hard work of the students themselves, who have be a wonderful group to have in the school.”
First Year 7 students at St Benedict's.
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