23 June 2023

Image of WLD - Update for Parents and Carers- Friday 23rd June 2023

Thank you so much to all the parents and students who supported last night's Summer Sounds. Walton Le Dale's answer to Glastonbury really rocked us, and I was immensely proud to be the Headteacher of such a vibrant community. Every single student involved did themselves proud and many brought tears to our eyes. There was something for everyone on the set list and it took all my restraint to remain seating rather than dancing in the isles at points.

Year  10 had their Taster Day in Runshaw this week and the feedback from the day was very positive. Runshaw College commented on the high standards of behaviour and engagement from our students. Following this they had a visit from Leyland Playscheme, encouraging students to volunteer for a week over the summer holidays. This is an excellent opportunity to gain leadership and other transferable skills and a fun way to meet new people. Details are on the link for those who did not take a flyer on the day.

Important information relating to our exciting Reading and Phonics programmes to begin in September are attached to a link below.


All years

 Absence Reporting Procedure : Please report any student absences either via Classcharts or Schoolcomms only. There is a guide to reporting absence using Classcharts on the website here

Trips Day: Please see link here for the end of term trips on Tuesday 18th July. Closing date is 27th June.

Sports Day: On Friday 30th June we will be holding our Sports Day and our students would like to use our Sports Day as a platform to raise money for our local hospice. Students will completing as many laps of the school field as possible in a set period of time.

St Catherine's provides palliative and end-of-life care and support for the people of Central Lancashire, through our specialised services at the hospice and in people’s own homes. 

Please see below the link for the JustGiving page for Sports day fundraising for St Catherine's Hospice.


Walton-le-Dale High School fundraiser for St Catherine's Hospice Preston - JustGiving


Reading and Phonics Programme - You may be aware that we are initiating a reading and phonics programme next year.  Please read the document on the communication page of the school website as it explains the rationale for this and the plan. The link can be found here.

Year 09 

Preston College: All year 9 students will be out of school on Tuesday 27th June to attend the Preston College Taster Day. Please ensure they arrive on time for registration at 8.45.  Please see email sent out by our Careers Co-ordinator, Miss Minton.


Posted by Vicky Ardern

Category: WLD Updates