20 May 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 20 May 2022

Good afternoon, The first major Year 11 examinations have gone very well this week - the attitude of Year 11 has been excellent! All years Attendance (from Mrs Gorrill, our attendance officer): If your child is too sick...

13 May 2022

WLD Update for Parents and Carers - Friday 13 May 2022

Good afternoon, Many thanks for the positive responses to the Ofsted report that was sent out yesterday.  You won't see the report on our website yet because it is still the subject of a formal complaint from me and Ofsted don't make the report public until that is...

6 May 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 6 May 2022

Good afternoon, There are some important notices today - particularly for Year 11 whose final examination series starts next week.  We wish our senior students all the very best in the coming weeks! All years Homework...

29 April 2022

WLD Update for Parents and Carers - Friday 29 April 2022

Good afternoon, Many congratulations to Year 10 for their excellent approach to their internal examinations this week.  They have been a credit to themselves, their families and the school.  I fully recognise that this is the first time that this year group has had a set...

22 April 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 22 April 2022

Good afternoon, It has been a pleasure to see everyone back this week.  I hope that everyone had a chance to have a break in some way over the Easter period.   We have returned to school at the examination time of the year and, in a way, it is good to see...

1 April 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 1 April 2022

We have reached the end of another busy term!  Each term this year feels as if we are getting back to something a bit more like normal. Year 11s are in the final preparation mode for their upcoming GCSEs, everyone else is making steady progress in lessons and it has been lovely to see...

24 March 2022

WLD Update for Parents and Carers - Friday 24 March 2022

Enjoy the lovely weather this weekend! All years Deputy Headteachers: Following a long period of illness, Mr Howarth has decided to focus on his recovery and will stand down from his post as Deputy Headteacher at Easter.  We...

18 March 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 18 March 2021

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend! All years Updated Covid-19 Dedicated School Transport Guidance can be found on our website here Polite...

11 March 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 11 March 2022

Good afternoon, A number of notices to all parents and carers today....  Pastoral structure:  Throughout the pandemic we have operated with forms having single year groups.  Before the pandemic we had mixed Year 8 to 11 form groups based...

4 March 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 4 March 2022

Mrs Wall (Deputy Headteacher) has been doing inspirational assemblies about self-motivation (the "S" in our ASPIRE ethos statement) throughout the week.  This is a really important characteristic of our students - we are always ready to help, support, and encourage all our...

25 February 2022

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 25 February 2022

It has been a wet and windy week!  It has been lovely to see everyone back after the half-term break.  I have been speaking to all students in assemblies about the skill of empathy (the E in our ASPIRE ethos statement).  It is Empathy Week (21 - 25 Feb) and it is vital to...

11 February 2022

WLD Update for Parents and Carers - Friday 11 February 2022

As we reach the mid-point of the term and the mid-point of the school year I would like to thank all parents and carers for your support of the school and for your support of your son or daughter.  Like all schools and organisations we have been affected by staff absence caused by the...