WLD Update Sunday 15th September 2019

Firstly, apologies for the number of texts that you may have received from us on Friday - it is not our intention to bombard you with information.  It is just a very busy time of the school year.

Open Evening is tomorrow (Monday) - this is an important chance for parents and carers of  primary…

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WLD Update Sunday 8th September 2019

Well done to all our new Year 7s for a really positive first week.  The step up to high school, however good the transition, is always a challenge. They will all be tired so let's hope that they have got some sleep this weekend in preparation for tomorrow.  

Uniform has been very, very good…

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WLD Update Sunday 1st September 2019

We are looking forward to welcoming all our current students back on Tuesday morning, along with our new Year 7.  Everyone starts at the usual time and senior staff will be travelling on the buses in the morning to make sure that our new Year 7 get used to their way to school.  We also welcome a…

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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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