King John School in Thundersley ranked in top ten for intelligence challenge

Echo: School is top ten in intelligence challenge School is top ten in intelligence challenge

A THUNDERSLEY secondary school has been ranked in the top ten in the UK in an intelligence challenge.

King John School, in Shipwrights Drive, competed against schools in the Vocab Express Global Challenge at the start of March, finishing tenth for the overall challenge, and second for French.

In the French competition, four of the King John pupils came in the top ten, the most from any school.

Year 11 pupil Holly Wilkie came fourth, Year 10 Bailey Aston came sixth, Year 10 Christopher Shaw came seventh and Year 11 Saffron Webb came ninth in the country.

Gemma Fordyce, director of modern foreign languages, said: “Their achievements are fantastic.

“The pupils and the school are very proud, especially considering we were competing against such a high calibre of international and grammar schools.”

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2:42pm Fri 28 Mar 14

squirrelman says...

when I saw the headlines,I guess it would not be Deanes school,It seems Deanes is always in the local paper for the wrong things.
when I saw the headlines,I guess it would not be Deanes school,It seems Deanes is always in the local paper for the wrong things. squirrelman
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4:30pm Fri 28 Mar 14

expona says...

Well done King John nice to see some positive news about this school for a change.
Well done King John nice to see some positive news about this school for a change. expona
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