Headteacher’s Statement

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I am delighted to welcome you to our website, which will provide you with the latest news from Furrowfield School. You will also find essential information about our school, and through the site, we hope that you will begin to understand the experiences and education that we can offer your child.
We are now in our first year of Hard Federation with Eslington School. Miss Jukes is now Head of School at Furrowfield and Mrs Murphy has taken on a new role. I expect that both schools will become stronger as we pool our expertise and resources. This will inevitably lead to better opportunities for learning for our pupils.

OFSTED acknowledge our ‘resolute focus on improving the quality of teaching’ in our most recent report. This overarching ambition to constantly improve is borne out in our results. This year pupils from both years ten and eleven achieved more GCSE results than any other year in a range of subjects. Two pupils were accepted onto Level 3 BTEC courses at Newcastle College.

Our shared ambition for the future is to build the confidence; resilience and drive that will help children grow into happy, articulate, successful young people. We aim to make a difference every single day and I am delighted to announce that Furrowfield School has been awarded the Artsmark Gold in recognition of our achievement. It is always a delight to start the year well. I am confident that this year will be even more successful than last for our pupils.

We view parents as partners within both the educational process and our school community and appreciate your support in all aspects of school life. The school has an open door policy for new and existing parents, so please do not hesitate to contact our school if you require any additional information or have any queries.

Mrs M. Richards
Executive Headteacher