w/c Monday 7 September 2015 – Week 1

Cockermouth School is closed for the summer break. Please click here for the term dates for 2015/16.


Useful information for the start of the academic year for Year 7 students and their parents is attached.  Letters advising how new Year 7 students and parents can manage the Squid Account (to pay for lunches) will be issued early in the new term. 


Please see attached information regarding course requirements and the pre-test for students considering AS Level Maths, which will be taken on Wednesday 9 September for those students with a grade B at GCSE : Induction Lesson, Year 12 Pre-Test.

Here is the link to the summer bridging work which must be completed by the beginning of term for each subject that a student will be studying in Year 12 September. Click here for the link.


Summer Exam Results Arrangements: All results should be picked up in person from the Sixth Form Common Room.


GCE A2 and GCE AS Results – Thursday 13 August : Year 13 students may collect results from 9am. If students have heard from their university that they have not got their place and need to go through clearing, they can come in from 8am. Year 12 students may collect results from 10am.

GCSE Results – Thursday 20 August : Year 11 students may collect results from 10am. Staff will be available for advice and guidance, particularly if students need to make changes to their Post-16 options.  Students coming to Sixth Form from other schools should telephone with their results (01900 898882), and bring a statement of results with them on the first day of term (8.45am on Wednesday 9 September).  If you are unable to make contact on this number, please leave a message on the school answering machine (01900 898888) and someone will call you back.


Ofsted have released the Section 8 Report – Click here to view

Win £5000 for your child’s library! National Book Tokens are again running a prize draw where schools can win a massive £5000 of National Book Tokens for school libraries. To sweeten the deal, you could get £100 of National Book Tokens for yourself! To enter, please coply this link www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools , paste it into your browser and enter the competition before 31 July 2015.


Please click here to read the Summer edition of our school magazine.


Please read the attached letter from the Headteacher regarding the Governor vote on Academy status. There are no plans to make any changes to the uniform should the school become an Academy. Frequently Asked Questions are attached, and there is a link to a dedicated Academies email address on the attached letter. A letter from October 2014 on this subject is attached.


Our School Prospectus is attached.


Please click here for our Sixth Form Prospectus, and on the Sixth Form tab above for information regarding Sixth Form admissions.


Would parents wishing to request a place for their child at Cockermouth School please complete the attached form and return it to the School Admissions Department. If you wish to discuss admission to the school, please call to speak with Mrs Bone, PA to Headteacher on 01900 898888.


Key Stage 4 Pathway Booklets for students in Year 10 are attached : Blue Pathway, Yellow Pathway, Green Pathway.


Please read the attached Science Writing booklet produced by our Sixth Form student, Stephen Cole, and with entries from students within school.


Data regarding school performance is available by clicking on the following link:


In 2014, students at Cockermouth School achieved the following:

Percentage achieving 5 A* -C including English and Maths  63%

Percentage achieving English Baccalaureate 42%

Percentage of students making expected progress in English 68%

Percentage of students making expected progress in Maths 77%


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