Featherstone High School is one of the best in the country for student progress at GCSE.
FHS has received national recognition for the value it adds to students’ achievements at GCSE. The Schools Network (SSAT) has awarded FHS an “Educational Outcomes Award” for being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress made by pupils. We will receive our award at a regional celebration ceremony on the 12 May.
Ten students from Year 10 took part in, and won, an inter-school debating challenge on the 20th January at Cambridge University. The debate was part of a challenge day event that has been designed to offer students a taster of Higher Education and University. Students experienced taster lectures and met undergraduate students studying different subjects. The students thoroughly enjoyed the day and particularly the debate on ‘Whether students should only go to university if they are going to work in the field they have graduated in’. Featherstone were highly praised for their views and the ideas they put forward.
Fourteen dance students from FHS worked with Year 12 students from the Royal Ballet School to put on a collaborative performance on stage in Covent Garden on the 12th and 13th of February. All the students had worked hard after school and during weekends to prepare. Headteacher, Mr Wadwa, watched the performance and commented “To perform with aspiring Dance professionals from the Royal Ballet School to a packed audience in Covent Garden was an amazing experience for our students. We were very proud when some Royal Ballet School parents commented that it was very difficult to tell the difference between Featherstone dancers and those from the Royal Ballet School!”