Turton School designers beat off competition from across the North West

Congratulations to two of our students: Raechel (Year 11) and Grace (Year 9).   Both girls’ designs have been selected to appear on Transport Training Academy vehicles, following a competition delivered in school within the Art Department several months ago. Grace’s design has been awarded first prize, whilst Raechel’s was chosen in third place. Their Read More …

Important Letter to Parents of Year 9 & 10 Students regarding School Closure

September 2018 Dear Parent I am sorry to have to contact you with news of further delays to our building work. Despite several consultations during the summer holidays and reassurances from the construction company Kier, it has become clear today that the main school building is not in a safe state to allow all students Read More …

Governors’ Meeting with Parents (Tuesday 6th February, 5:30pm)

 Dear Parent GOVERNORS’ MEETING WITH PARENTS TUESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2018, AT 5.30 PM, IN THE LIBRARYOur next Parents’ Forum meeting will be held on Tuesday, 6th February 2018 in the Main School Library. The Governors’ Meeting with Parents is the occasion when we share our thoughts for the future as well as current progress.The items for discussion at the Read More …

Pathway Choices for Year 9

 Dear parent,Students in year 9 have received their pathway booklet today; the booklet details the subject choices available in year 10 and 11, starting in September 2018.  The students have been placed onto one of two pathways.  The EBacc pathway asks students to choose a language (French or Spanish), a humanity subject (history or geography) Read More …

Academic Drop In is now up and running!

Academic Drop In is now up and running! Are you a parent or carer who is concerned with your child’s progress in school? Are you a pupil who feels you could benefit from extra help and guidance with school work?  If so, we are now running Academic Drop In sessions regularly every week, to help Read More …

Science Homework #4: Year 9

Science Homework:  Year 9  (Mrs Downing)How does an object gain gravitational potential energy?Name the different layers of the Earth.How is igneous rock formed?  Give two examples of igneous rock.What are the vertical columns in the periodic table called?Describe the process of photosynthesis. Use a word equation to help.Why does blood from a smoker contain less Read More …

Year 9 options for 2017/2018 (A letter for year 8 parents)

Year 9 options for 2017/2018 (A letter for year 8 parents)Dear parents,Over the past few years the expectations of student attainment at GCSE level has increased, following government led initiatives.   To support and prepare our students Turton staff have increased the expectations for our key stage 3 students.  During lessons students have been working hard and Read More …