Canon Slade Reverse Advent Calendar

Monday, 10th December

Donate items to a foodbank. “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.Matthew 25:35

Christmas Concert 2018

Monday, 17 December at 7.00 p.m.

Welcome to you from all at Canon Slade School.


From the Headteacher – November 1st 2018

As I write, university applications from current Year 13 students are being sent off to the best universities in the country. Then, our students are knuckling down to getting the grades required. We have also been shortlisted for the North West Career Aspiration award in recognition of our work in careers and supporting all pupils to aim for the very best employment, apprenticeship or education.
It was great to see so many students at our Sixth Form Open Evening. Our Sixth Form is open to all students who achieve the grades required for all of the A level and vocational courses we offer. We always advise university applicants to put their UCAS form in as soon as possible. Now is a very good time as universities know that if it is submitted after the Oxford and Cambridge deadline of 15th October, you are more likely to go to their university. Our Sixth Form application forms must be in by the day after Valentine’s Day, 15th February, but you can give it in today.

A reminder that applications for places in Year 7 2019 must be sent in to the Local Authority by 31st October 2018 and your form for us must reach us by 5th November 2018 at the very latest. The 2019 application form is on the website. Our advice is to complete them early and have them sent in with us as first choice if you want your child to come here.

Canon Slade Association is our PTA. Last year, we welcomed lots of new Year 7 parents who have contributed lots of ideas and, with 300 pupils now in Year 7, we warmly welcome all Year 7 parents to join in. The committee positions are filled, so there is no pressure to fill a post, unless you want to, and you can come along to enjoy time with other parents and staff.

Thank you for your support with attendance, which is currently 97.3%, with Year 7 leading the way on 98.8%, Year 12 on 97.9% and no year group below 96%. We have also had good news with some GCSE exam reviews increasing pupils’ grades, one by two grades. Our results this summer were outstanding with 91% in English, 83% in Maths, 95% in Physics, 93% in Biology and Geology, 92% in Chemistry, 100% in Music, 94% in Dance, 91% in Drama, 88% in Art and Latin, 85% in Geography and Food, 84% in Computing, 80% in History and PE, 78% in Spanish and RE, 76% in French and we are still waiting for some reviews to come back. Our progress is above average.

Year 11 pupils are now revising what they learned in Year 10 and so far this term, ready for their mock GCSE exams. By putting 100% effort into mock exams, you learn what your hard work has enabled you to learn but also, crucially, what you didn’t remember, despite your best efforts, so you need to do extra work to make sure you remember it for the exams.
We are currently planning the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition, which we hope to run next summer once pupils have done their physical part, volunteering, skills and the training for the expedition. More news to follow on this soon.

At this harvest time, we thank God for all he has given us. For food and drink to keep us healthy, abilities to make the most of and friends and family to share our lives with each day. I thank God that my Achilles is healing well and I look forward to being back in school very soon. In the meantime, Mr Lever and Mrs Iles, are deputising for me and we thank God for the excellent staff team we have serving our pupils every day.

Thank you,


David Burton

David Burton

Head Teacher

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We have been shortlisted in the Educate Awards 2018 for the Career Aspiration Award in recognition of the way we help young people to aspire to the best career for them and be equipped for it.

Educate Magazine say

“2018 has once again seen an unprecedented number of entries and the
quality has again really impressed our judges, making it a very tough decision-making process.
Therefore it is already an outstanding achievement to have made the shortlist!”

Changes to Secondary School Performance Tables

Engineer For a Day

A group of Year 8 female students who aspire to have a career in Engineering, recently took part in an STEM Challenge Day, which was held in conjunction with MBDA and Bolton University. The students had to take part in a 'Tomato Challenge', whereby they had to design...

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Christmas Fair 2018

Friday 16th November6:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.In the School HallIndependent StallsChocolate TombolaRaffleRefreshmentsWe will also have local primary school choirs providing a musical interlude and a Christmas themed model railway display£1 Adults (accompanied...

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Review: Canon Slade Careers Convention November 2018

The Canon Slade Annual Careers Convention has once again been a resounding success!With more exhibitors this year from both Industry and Education, students and their parents received invaluable advice and guidance from the many professionals on the...

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Year 10 Bread

Food Prep. reaching new heights!It's bread week at Canon Slade for year 10 Food Prep students. Everyone was challenged to make 6 equally sized barm cake shaped bread rolls. Emily Johnson made some white bread rolls and some coloured with squid ink. It's a...

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With due thanks to the providers of images used in our slider and site:

Using Christmas Bauble – Kelly Hunter
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Holly Hayes – Passed
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