From September 1, 2018, Pedmore Technology College and Community School will become The Pedmore High School.
Headteacher Mr Lloyd said: “This is the date when we join with The Invictus Education Trust on the next exciting chapter of our school’s journey.
“As a ‘Good’ school (Ofsted 2016) we will continue to provide our children and young people with the best teaching and learning possible, as well as offering a brilliant range of extra-curricular activities.
“Our links with the other Invictus schools are already well established with a whole host of additional opportunities being provided for our young people.
Events such as The Invictus Games, visits to Oxford and Cambridge Universities and the Festival of Performing Arts at The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre have given our students life-changing opportunities.
“Our new motto: ‘Aspire, Persevere, Succeed’ summarises our core beliefs – beliefs we aim to instil in all of the young people who attend our school – and which match the Invictus aim to provide ‘Independent Minded Education’ to all of our students.”
Mr Lloyd added: “Our Young Enterprise group has continued to grow this year. Over the Christmas period both groups took their trade stands to Merry Hill and Stourbridge Ryemarket.
“The groups also won two awards at the West Midlands Young Enterprise competition.
“Our students also get the chance to work with the best companies, industries and employers from across the country to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills.”
“In December staff and former students were invited to the Black Country Living Museum to unveil a plaque at the newly designed Brook Entrance and building. Pedmore students won the ‘Women in Property and Construction’ competition in 2014.
“It was wonderful to see their design brought to life thanks to a joint project between the museum and the University of Wolverhampton. Our students won the competition again in 2017.”
In March, GCSE PE students spent four days at Atlas Adventure in Snowdonia.
They were given the opportunity to experience canoeing as well as outdoor climbing and taking on the challenge at the Beacon Climbing Centre.
Mr Lloyd added: “Our links with local universities give Pedmore students the edge when it comes to applying for post16 courses.
“This year 12 of our Year 10 students took part in the ‘Aspire to HE’ programme.
They visited St Anne’s College, Oxford and were mentored by a PhD student from the University of Birmingham.
“Our new gardening club has taken over part of the school site and has begun growing a range of flowers and vegetables, as well as planting trees and creating hedgerows to improve the environment.
“Our students also get the chance to work with the best companies, industries and employers from across the country to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills.
“The RAF spent the day working with our Year 9s in December, presenting them with a range of engineering related challenges. In the Spring term, members of the world-famous Birmingham Conservatoire visited Pedmore to work with students from Years 7–10, giving them a unique opportunity to develop their musical talents.
“We are very proud of the life-changing opportunities we provide to our young people and would urge you to visit the school to experience the positive and purposeful atmosphere.”
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