WLD Update Saturday 20th July 2019

We have reached the end of another eventful school year!  It has been a year of development - focused on keeping the ethos and relationships constant, which are the heart of the school, while seeking to continually improve the quality of teaching and learning in every lesson.  ​Trips and…

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WLD Update Sunday 14th July 2019

Many thanks to everyone for your support of the "Race for Life Schools" - at the end of the day we believed that we have raised over £2000, but that is just an estimate as the cash donations have yet to be properly counted.  Cancer has touched many of us this year, either directly or indirectly,…

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WLD Update Sunday 7th July 2019

It is a very busy, positive time of the year...

  • The reports from employers about our Year 10s on work experience have been fabulous.  There are some photos here and we look forward to hearing all about their experiences when they return to school tomorrow morning;
  • We really enjoyed having…
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WLD Update Sunday 30th June 2019

This is such as positive, caring place to be.  Just four examples from this week from across the school...

500 Mile Three Peaks Challenge:  Mr Hardman is completing this arduous challenge in memory of Tim Hindle, one of our students, who died earlier this year.  Please support him - all the…

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WLD Update Sunday 23rd June 2019

Ofsted "one year on":  It is a year since, following a decade as a "Good" school, we were declared to require improvement. If you have read any of the information that we have put out about our response to the report and our plans for school improvement you will be well aware that we have taken…

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WLD Update Sunday 16th June 2019

Year 7 Parents' Evening:  It was lovely to welcome parents and carers of Year 7 to parents' evening on Wednesday - so many positive developments to celebrate as our young people move towards the end of their first year at Walton-le-Dale.

Year 11: For almost all our Year 11 students their GCSE…

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WLD Update Sunday 9th June 2019

Year 7 Parents' Evening:  This is on Wednesday this week (June 12th).  Year 7 parents and carers had an initial "settling in" evening in October and then two termly reports on your child's progress, but this is the formal occasion on which you can discuss progress in each subject as the first year…

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WLD Update Sunday 2nd June 2019

"We Will Rock You": It was an amazing show!  Thanks to everyone who took part in, helped with and supported "We Will Rock You" - the memories of the performances will stay with many of us for a very long time (not least those of the 2 characters whose image is at the top of this blog!)...  Photos…

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WLD Update Sunday 19th May 2019

Amazing to hear Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines MBE speak on Wednesday about her experience of the Holocaust.  A real privilege for Year 8 to hear her and for the school to host her.  We say that the purpose of our school is to provide a great education, including excellent examination results, and…

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WLD Update Sunday 12th May 2019

I hope that everyone is enjoying the sunshine!  It is a welcome change from the cold and wet of the last week.  Year 10 had an excellent attitude to their examinations, particularly given the weather.  It is good to see that more normal May weather has arrived for the start of the major GCSE…

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WLD Update Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2019

I hope that everyone is enjoying the long weekend!  The exam season is well and truly upon us and well done to Year 10 who started their exams this week and tolerated the cold in the Sports Hall (which we use for exams) on Friday morning.  We hadn't quite expected the return to February weather -…

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WLD Update Sunday 28th April 2019

The photo at the top of this update is from the Amnesty group's Egg Hunt.  This was organised in support of the "egg boy" who demonstrated against Senator Anning in Australia and against his views that the Christchurch mosque shooting was caused by Muslim immigration.  More information can be…

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