by /blog/author/jharris on 15 October 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 15th October 2021

Good afternoon, Quite a lot of messages on various topics this afternoon! All Years COVID precautions:  Please see letter on our website...

by /blog/author/jharris on 8 October 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 8th October 2021

Good afternoon, Today has been the day of COVID vaccinations - thanks to everyone who worked so calmly behind the scenes to make it happen and for the mature way in which the students handled themselves.  It was great on Wednesday to meet parents and carers of our new...

by /blog/author/jharris on 1 October 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 1st October 2021

Good afternoon, It has been a wet and windy week!  It has been lovely to show families of Year 6s around this morning and I was very grateful that the rain had eased.  If you are aware of any parents/carers of Year 6 children who have been unable to book onto the open...

by /blog/author/jharris on 24 September 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 24th September 2021

Good afternoon, It has been another busy, but successful week.  The school week was interrupted for students by a staff training day - our Teaching and Learning Conference...

by /blog/author/jharris on 17 September 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 17th September 2021

Good afternoon, Many thanks to the students who helped on Open Evening on Monday - they were a credit to themselves, their families and the school.  All 720 tickets went very swiftly and it was a great evening.  We are well aware that lots of people wanted to come and...

by /blog/author/jharris on 10 September 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 10th September 2021

Good afternoon, It has been a busy, but very productive week settling back into the routines of school life.  I have been taking assemblies all week focused on our ASPIRE ethos (Achieving, Self-Motivated, Positive,...

by /blog/author/jharris on 3 September 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 3rd September 2021

Good afternoon, It has been wonderful to welcome back Years 8, 10 and 11 along with our new Year 7s over the last couple of days and I am looking forward to seeing Year 9 on Monday.  The COVID testing has been going smoothly. Year 7 - After school...

by /blog/author/jharris on 26 August 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Thursday 26th August 2021

Good afternoon,  I hope that you and your family have had a chance to have some time to relax in some way over the past few weeks.  I fully appreciate that this is an uncertain time for many people. As we look forward to receiving students back, and to welcoming our new Year 7...

by /blog/author/jharris on 19 July 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Tuesday 20th July 2021

Good morning, This is just a short final update to thank all parents and carers for your support of the school during a very challenging year.  I will be in touch with practical updates as we approach the start of the new school year - please note the practical notices on...

by /blog/author/jharris on 15 July 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 16th July 2021

Good afternoon, Many thanks to everyone who attended the virtual awards evening yesterday and congratulations to all the students whose achievements and efforts were celebrated.  It has been a difficult year for everyone so it is lovely to celebrate the successes of our young...

by /blog/author/jharris on 8 July 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 9th July 2021

Good afternoon, It has been lovely to see many of Year 10 return this morning for their Sports Day (and to have some reasonable weather!).  Work experience has gone very well, both physically and virtually.  Our "500 miile walk" in memory of Tim Hindle has been a...

by /blog/author/jharris on 4 July 2021

WLD Update for Parents and Carers - Sunday 4th July 2021

Good afternoon, Year 10 work experience:  This week (beginning tomorrow Monday 5th July) is Year 10 work experience week where no Year 10s are in school until their Sports Day on Friday.  They are all working either physically or virtually on their work...