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St. Robert’s Celebrating Outstanding Results

After achieving excellent results in GCSE and A Level this summer, we’ve got something to shout about. The school is the highest performing in Sunderland on the national benchmark of 5 or more A* to C grades (including English and Maths) at GCSE, with 73%.  A Level results are again very high, and in the top 8% nationally.  Head Teacher Nick Hurn said, “We are really thrilled with these results, which are just reward for the hard work and dedication of our outstanding teachers, the commitment and effort of our students, and the excellent support of their families.  We start the new school year with renewed enthusiasm, knowing that St. Robert’s is going from strength to strength.”


PoSBO Award

A big thank you to Honor Poulton from Gentoo for nominating pupils for a PoSBO Award.


Whilst we did not win, it is a great honour to be shortlisted. It also shows how hard pupils have been working to develop intergenerational links in the local community; visiting Peacehaven care home, leaf clearing around elderly peoples’ bungalows; litter picking in the local area. People have commented on what a fantastic job pupils have been doing and what a positive image they promote of St Robert’s.

The ceremony was attended by Ashiya and Hannah (Y8)


Year 10 PSHE – Enterprise

During PSHE, Year 10 students have been learning about Enterprise. Volunteers from the Young Enterprise scheme came into school to speak to pupils about interview technique, managing their money, avoiding debt and consumer rights and responsibilities.


“Young Enterprise was really good as we got to learn real life lessons; things we will need to use later. I enjoyed the activities, especially the games such as ‘Spinvestment’”. (Adrian, Y10)

The Young Enterprise team will also be coming in to speak to Year 11 during PSHE later this year. A big thank you for all their time.


Sixth Form Christmas Appeal 2013

As always, we have been supporting the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child ‘Shoebox Appeal’. 
We collected 166 in 2011, 201 in 2012 and a massive 224 this year (despite the postage per box rising from £2.50 to £3 this year!). 
224 children will receive a gift from our community and we would like to thank all staff who contributed in any way to the appeal.
Our thanks go to everyone who contributed.

Extra Curricular Activities

Here is what’s on at St Roberts this year:-

Badminton Club 3:20- 4:30pm Sports Hall Years 7-13
Netball Club 12:20-12:50pm Sports Hall Years 7-8
Dance Club 12:20-12:50pm Gym Years 7-9
Rugby Club 3:20-4:30pm Field Years 7-13
Hockey Club 3:20-4:30pm Sports Hall Years 7-9
Basketball Club 12:20-12:50pm Sports Hall Years 7-8
Trampoline Club 12:30-12:55pm Gym Years 7-9
Basketball Club 3:20-4:30pm Sports Hall Years 9-13
Dance Club 3:20-4:30pm Gym Years 7-9
Netball Club 3:20-4:30pm Sports Hall Years 7-13
Badminton Club 1:20-1:50pm Sports Hall Years 10-11

Year 7 continue good form

Year 7 go into the mid-season break sitting at the top of the league table. A fantastic 5-2 win away at Biddick this week maintained their unbeaten start. A big congratulations to all the players involved, they’ve represented the school fantastically both on and off the pitch in all of their games so far.

Keep up to date with our progress in the league at:-


Year 7 football team on form

The good start made by the year 7 football team continued this week. In the County Cup we beat Carmel, Darlington 6-4 on Tuesday. An end to end game throughout, the crowd were entertained from start to finish with some goal of the season contenders from Taylor Richardson (3) and Sam Carson. Other goals from Phillip Pescod and Jakub Lotko.
On Thursday the team went away to play the newly formed North Durham Academy at their brand new facilities in Stanley. The fantastic facilities and 3G pitch were all that North Durham offered however, with St Robert’s running out 13-1 victors. Goals from Taylor Richardson (2), Dylan Quinn (2), Joe Mulvanney (2), Lewis Johnson (2), Phillip Pescod (2), Joash Serwada, Kyle Riley and Owen Brack.
A good week. Please congratulate anyone involved.