Wednesday 5th June - Parents Evening
Please remember that there is a
parents evening from 4:00pm onwards on Wednesday 5th
June when as usual you will be able to meet with
teachers, support staff, speech and language and
other therapists etc.
At 7:00pm Mrs Richardson will
discuss the recent Ofsted Inspection with parents.
To book your appointments, please call the school on 01494 812139
or email us -
Friday 28th June - Parents Support Group
There will be a Penn Parents
Support Group meeting at 2:00pm on Friday 28th June
starting at 2:00pm.
As usual there will be a
selection of cakes made and served by our 6th Form
To help with catering for the
right numbers, please can you call the school on 01494 812139
if you plan to attend or email us -
email@example.com. Thank you.
Weekend of May 11th & 12th, Art Exhibition
Many thanks to all those who came
along and supported the Art exhibition.
There was a diverse range of
exhibitors and some fantastic pieces on display for
visitors to see.
Thanks also to the Friends for
organising this event.
Wednesday 27th March - 6th Form Open Evening
Many thanks to all our visitors,
guests and partners who came to our 6th form open
We hope that you all found it
an informative evening.
If you require any further
information, please call the school on 01494 812139
or email us -
Thanks once again.
Sensory Garden & Avenue Opening
On Wednesday 20th March we had
our Sensory Garden opened. On cutting the ribbon
duty were Nigel Timpson, founder member of the
Wooden Spoon charity, Rob Henderson, Rugby Union
Star currently playing for Esher and previously
London Irish, London Wasps, Leinster, Munster,
Toulon, Ireland (32 caps) and the British Lions, and
Councillor Mrs Wendy Mallen, Chairman of Wycombe
Wooden Spoon provided funding,
in conjunction with Penn & Tylers Green Village
Community and Friends of Penn School.
Wooden Spoon undertake many
fund raising events, in partnership with all the
Rugby Union Federations, to fund projects to
make a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged
children in the UK to provide a richer and fuller
life. Full details of Wooden Spoon can be found at
We would like to thank everyone
sincerely for helping us with our project that
provides an invaluable resource for our students and
enables them to have a variety of stimulii as part
of their sensory integration programs to assist with
We would also like to thank
everyone else - parents, local residents, Wooden
Spoon patrons - who attended the grand opening.
Red Nose Week - All Our Efforts Raised £462.79
Our 6th Form had fund raising
activities all week, and the rest of the school
joined them towards the end of the week.
We have raised over an
Relief Charity will receive £272.79 and the local
Homeless Shelter for which 6th Former undertook
specific activities raised £190. Well done to
everyone and thanks.
6th Form Arts & Crafts Items For Sale
Some of our 6th Form students
have been very busy making a variety of items in the
Design & Technology lessons. They then showed off
their ICT skills by making their own website to show
what they have for sale and then their money and
customer service skills by selling them.
You can see a small selection
of the items by clicking
and more items will be added to their website as
they get created.
Should you wish to buy
anything, please contact
Food Safety Inspection Results
We had a surprise and
un-announced spot check by Wycombe District Council
Environmental Services on January 11th 2013 checking
our food hygiene and safety procedures and
compliance against the National Food Hygiene Rating
Scheme. The maximum possible rating is 5 out of 5,
and we got .... 5 out of 5.
In approximately 2 to 4 weeks
you will be able to read the full report at
Congratulations to our domestic
staff who obviously undertake best demonstrated
practice for our students and staff. Well done.
Saturday 10th November - Fireworks Spectacular
On Saturday November 10th 2012 we
had our annual Fireworks Spectacular - the best show
Many thanks to everyone who came
and supported us.
Paralympics Torch Relay
One of our students, was
selected to be a torch carrier in the torch relay for the Paralympic Games.
He carried the lit Torch on Wednesday, August
29th along Lancaster Place by the Strand and Somerset House
More pictures and recollections of the day will
be published soon and well done.
PEPA Day, Saturday
||PEPA Day took place on Saturday
There were loads of activities and events, food and
drinks, competitions, raffles and prizes.
Pupils past and present came and met up
with friends old and new.
The event was organised by the Friends Of Penn School and
if you have any items that you would like to donate as
prizes, or the white elephant stall for next years event please contact Jenny
at the school office on 01494 812139
All funds raised are used in projects to help the
Red Kite Ramble
Charity Walk For Penn, Sunday 24th June '12
Thank you to all the volunteers who walked
and raised for the school.
Thanks For The Amazing Support
We would like to
thank John Lewis (High Wycombe branch) and Buckinghamshire New
University for their recent and on-going help and donations.
As well as providing
items for prizes, especially for the Card competition last year, and
lots of Art material for the ASD department, John Lewis and will
soon put a link on their website to show our students work.
Bucks New University
have also been very by cutting wood that is used by students in the
Design & Technology and Art studies. We thank both organisations
MAD Bag Thanks
Post 16 would like
to thank all the students, families and staff who have supported
this Charity campaign to date. We visit the Wycombe Homeless
Connectionís offices most weeks to drop off your generous donations
and the staff and guests there are most grateful. Post 16
students will continue to pass on any donations we receive in the
coming weeks and months. If you would like further information about
our chosen charity please go to
Christmas Card Competition
School Production - Robina Hood
Many thanks to all the visitors who came to
watch Robina Hood. The students gave two excellent performances and
absolutely enjoyed themselves and
we would like to thank everyone involved in performing and helping
put the production on.
Many thanks for the donations of raffle prizes
and in the collection bucket by visitors. To the lucky raffle
winners - congratulations. To everyone else - better luck next time.
A DVD of the performances will be available
early next year.
Care & Residential Awarded Outstanding Grade By Ofsted
On October 4th to October 6th 2011 we had an Ofsted inspection of our boarding and care provision. We achieved an
outstanding grade across the board.
Outcomes for residential pupils
Quality of residential provision and care
Residential Pupils' Safety
Leadership and Management of residential provision
This is a fantastic achievement and follows on
from the outstanding grade awarded to the Post 16 department this
year. Congratulations to all the students and staff involved.
A copy of the full report can be seen by
here (or from our Downloads page) or alternatively from the
Ofsted website directly by clicking
Penn Apple Juice - Sold Out
Since returning to school last September the students
worked very hard in the school
Between them they picked about 600 Kilos of
apples which were then taken to a pressing facility to be pressed
We have now sold out for this year, so thank
you to those who bought some - we hope you enjoyed it.
We keep our fingers crossed for a bumper crop
Penn's Got Talent
Congratulations to all those
who took part in Penn's Got Talent on Thursday 21st July.
There were over 20 acts of
singing, dancing, comedy, juggling and even football skills. The students were
A DVD of the show is for
sale during the School play in December or via the order forms
already sent home with students.
Post 16 Celebration Day, 19th July 2011
Penn held our first Post 16
Prize Giving and Celebration on Thursday 19th July to celebrate all
the achievements of our Post 16 students.
We had a very special guest
to present the certificates and awards.
A PDF file with more details
and pictures from the day can be viewed/downloaded by clicking
Penn Students In The
Each month the First News national newspaper,
a publication for and about students aged 7-14, prints a piece
written by a Penn student about themselves, their
special needs and how it affects their lives and how they manage them.
Christmas edition the
author is Lucy. Read her story here.
You can read
all the previous stories.
Sports Day, Thursday 14th July 2011
The weather was great and
the students even greater. All the students took part and
competed in a variety of sporting events. There were some excellent
performances - 2012 watch out!
Congratulations to the relay
teams who beat the staff team.
Exam Results 2011
We have received the
results for our Years 10 & 11 who took their Welsh Board
(WJEC) qualifications in ICT, Maths, English, Humanities and DT.
Over 95% of all the results showed students being awarded
distinctions. We are very proud of
them and they deserve all their success
Drops Into School
here to read the story of the celebrity DJ who paid the
school a flying visit.
Many of our students took part in our
Summer Cake contest.
Their brief was to make and decorate a cake by
themselves that showed 'Summer'.
The external Judge had a very difficult task to
choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each of the age groups (Key Stage
3, Key Stage 4 and Post 16).
Many commendations were awarded for some
fantastic and colourful decorations.
The winners were Sam, Rory and Joe.
Congratulations to them and everyone who took
Welsh Board (WJEC) Art
GCSE Moderator Visit 2011
The moderator came to look at the Art GCSE
work, presentations and portfolios created by the 5 students who
took the qualification; Nimrita, Paige, Jonathan P, Matthew N
The moderator was thrilled with the studentsí
visually exciting display of art work which demonstrated
progressive art and thinking through its energy and volume.
The work was of a very high standard providing evidence that
students were taught by an experienced and skilful teacher,
Mrs Helen Brett.
The use of new media, ICT and photography met all
assessment criteria and is an excellent example of up to
date teaching in the 21st century.
Jonathanís permission will sought by the examining
board to display his PowerPoint presentation on their web
site as an example of excellent use of ICT in Art and
of what the moderator saw are shown below.
Albert Hall Refrieze Project 2011
The Royal Albert Hall
(RAH) is 140 years old this year. To commemorate this students from
Penn and other schools have submitted artwork to an RAH project to
create contemporary versions of the Victorian mosaic frieze that
circles the exterior of the building. Our students' work can be
viewed on the Refrieze website by clicking on the pages below.
Page 3 of Penn Students Work