Weekly Newsletter – Student Aspirations


Dear Parent/Carer

Student Aspirations

At Thistley Hough Academy we aim to inspire students to great heights through a range of different activities including inspirational speakers, university visits and celebrating excellence. All students are encouraged to aim high and achieve their potential on a daily basis.

This week we are holding our first Bamber Scholars celebration evening. This is to be an annual event, where students who achieved Bamber Scholars status during their time at Thistley Hough Academy are invited to an evening in their honour. Bamber Scholars are students who achieved a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade A or A* in their examinations at the end of Year 11, and this year we have nine scholars to celebrate.

We also want to inspire potential Bamber Scholars of the future. Thus, we will also be celebrating the achievements of students from the current Year 11 who are on track to become Bamber Scholars in 2017, and students in Year 8 and Year 10 who were recognised as Dawson and Robinson Scholars this academic year. Dawson and Robinson Scholars are given to students who, at the end of Year 7 and Year 9, are on track to become Bamber Scholars of the future.

Miss Bamber was the first Headmistress when the school opened in 1938, followed by Miss Dawson from 1953 to 1969. Miss Robinson was a long serving Deputy Headteacher at the school, and was Headteacher when comprehensive education brought an end to Thistley Hough Grammar School for Girls.

In attendance on the evening will be a number of distinguished guests including Professor Rosemary Fricker from the University of Keele, who will be speaking to all the assembled students, scholars and invited dignitaries about her work in the field of Neuroscience.

Over time, this event will grow with Bamber Scholars being invited back every year, building a Thistley Hough Academy Alumni. We hope that you will join us in encouraging all students to aspire to become a Bamber Scholar of the future.

Yours sincerely

Holly Hartley

Principal