GCSE Exam Period

Posted on: February 14th, 2019 by Rob Martlew

GCSE Exam Period Contingency Period

The summer written exam period will run from Monday 13 May to Tuesday 25 June 2019. However for the summer 2019 exam series a “contingency” period has been set by the examination awarding bodies. This contingency period for GCSE and/or A Level (or equivalent) examinations has been put in place “in the event of widespread, sustained national or local disruption to examinations”. The decision comes following the tragic events of last summer, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam (or exams) in the event of an incident and rearrange them for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance. The contingency period lasts until Wednesday 26 June 2019. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the date of their first exam up to and including Wednesday 26 June 2019. This is not a school/college decision and applies to all candidates in all schools.

Parent Info

Posted on: November 19th, 2018 by Rob Martlew

Parent Info is a free website and newsfeed for parents and carers. Its newsfeed function enables schools and family-focused organisations to host and share expert advice and information through their own websites.

Parent Info aims to raise parents’ confidence in digital parenting skills and help them to make informed decisions about addressing the risks their children face. To date, Parent Info has commissioned content from over 40 organisations specialising in topics such as sex, relationships, online safety, body image, peer pressure, radicalisation, extremism and mental health.

Parent Info is a collaboration between the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Command and Parent Zone, the leading provider of information, training and support, making the internet work for families.

Please follow link for more information Parent Info


The Brilliant Club in Paris

Posted on: September 21st, 2018 by Rob Martlew

In July, two of our students were invited to attend a conference in Paris. The two students, Poppy Henson and Amelia Platt, had been chosen because of their outstanding work produced though Litcham’s ‘Brilliant Club’. Through the conference at the Universite Diderot Paris they met and worked with academics from several European and American universities, all focusing on the work of American nineteenth century poets and artists – some fairly obscure but certainly worth rediscovering. The conference particularly re-examined the work of the artist May Alcott Neirike, the younger sister of Louisa May Alcott who wrote the classic novel ‘Little Women’.

Among many opportunities for both girls resulting from this conference, Amelia was asked to write a piece for the September edition of the prestigious American publication ‘US Studies Online’ and this link will allow you to see the excellent article she wrote http://www.baas.ac.uk/usso/conference-review-recovering-may-alcott-nierikers-life-and-work-universite-paris-diderot/

Open Evening

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 by Rob Martlew

Open Evening

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 from 6.30pm

Invitation to parents, carers and Year 6 pupils

September 2019 Intake

We offer exceptionally strong academic outcomes, placing us amongst the best schools in the region. We have excellent facilities, and provide outstanding opportunities
in a caring and nurturing environment.

An opportunity to meet our Headteacher, staff and pupils and to learn about the work of the school.

We are a GOOD school…
“care and support for pupils are outstanding”
Ofsted 2015



GCSE results 2018

Posted on: July 31st, 2018 by Rob Martlew

Students celebrate their GCSE results

There were plenty of smiles at Litcham School today, where students were in a celebratory mood after another year of excellent examination results.

Headteacher Robert Martlew said, “Year 11 students are celebrating another set of very pleasing examination results and we would like to congratulate every single one of them on their individual successes. These results are testament to the hard work of our students and their staff and the fantastic support they receive at home. Everyone has a lot to be proud of.”

There were some exceptional individual results this year including:

  • Jo Duthie who achieved 10 GCSEs at grade 9 (every single subject!)
  • Emily Boardman who achieved 4 GCSEs at grade 9 , 3 at grade 8, 1 at grade 7 and 2 at grade 6
  • Byron Clarke who achieved 4 GCSEs at grade 8 , 4 at grade 7 and 2 at grade 6
  • Charlie Harrison who achieved 4 GCSEs at grade 9 , 3 at grade 8, 1 at grade 7 and 2 at grade 6
  • Lucia Hodgson who achieved 3 GCSEs at grade 8, 3 at grade 7 and 2 at grade 6
  • Katherine Hutchinson who achieved 1 GCSE at grade 9; 1 GCSE at grade A; 3 at grade 8, 2 at grade 7 and 3 at grade 6
  • Ava Redston who achieved 1 GCSE at grade 9; 3 at grade 8, 4 at grade 7 and 2 at grade 6
  • Madeleine Ridout who achieved 2 GCSEs at grade 9; 2 at grade 8, 3 at grade 7 and 3 at grade 6
  • Charlie Stangroom who achieved 3 GCSEs at grade 9, 4 at grade 8 and 3 at grade 7
  • Emma Touraine who achieved 3 GCSEs at grade 9; 3 at grade 8, 2 at grade 7 and 1 at grade 6
  • Alice Weatherill who achieved 1 GCSE at grade A*; 3 at grade 8, 3 at grade 7 and 3 at grade 6.

In the core subjects, 74% of students gained a grade 9-4 in English (over 25% gained grades 9-7!), 77% gained a grade 9-4 in Maths and 82% gained at least two grade 9-4 passes in Science.