28 August 2020

Looking forward to next week!

We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone back next week and being a physical school community again.  There have been several updates and I hope plenty of guidance over the past few weeks so this is just a final reminder about a few practical...

21 August 2020

School buses

In order to create appropriate safe seating plans for the school buses please would parents/carers of all students intending to travel by school bus, please complete

18 August 2020

Guidance for September - part 3

This is the third part of the guidance for parents/carers about opening in September - focusing on transport, communication, the structure of the day and safety....  The transcript is underneath the video if that is helpful.  The information about communication referred to in...

4 August 2020

Guidance for September - part 2

This is the second part of the guidance for parents/carers about opening in September - this one focuses on safety and the ways in which we are bringing the school together as a safe, happy community once again.  As before, if you prefer to read the update, rather than watch it, then the...

22 July 2020

Guidance for September - Part 1

Before we go too far into the summer period I thought that it would be worth giving some initial guidance in preparation for September.  I find that I have written a lot over these last months so I decided to do it by video this time - not entirely sure that it is a good...

15 July 2020

WLD Update for Parents & Carers Thursday 16th July 2020

Good afternoon, Assembly tomorrow:  I have sent a link to our end of year assembly to all our students.  I understand that some students will find it difficult to attend for a variety of reasons, but please encourage them to attend if they can.  It...

13 July 2020

WLD Update for Parents & Carers Tuesday 14th July 2020

Good afternoon, Opening in September:  We are really looking forward to seeing everyone back!  As we approach September we will be sending out specific guidance about practical matters...

10 July 2020

WLD Update for Parents & Carers Friday 10th July 2020

Good afternoon, As I finish this I can hear some of out new Year 7s leaving from their introductory session with their new form teacher - it has been lovely to have some of them in school. Study next week:  You will find the study work for next week...

9 July 2020

WLD Update for Parents & Carers Thursday 9th July 2020

Good afternoon, You will notice that this is the first update for a few days, having written daily since the start of the crisis.  I received an email from a parent questioning the frequency of email which made me reflect a bit on whether it was best to move to a less regular...

5 July 2020

WLD Update for Parents & Carers Monday 6th July 2020

Good afternoon,   Our weekly reflection is Social Media and Body Image - please have a look at

3 July 2020

WLD Update for Parents & Carers Friday 3rd July 2020

Good afternoon, Lovely to see two more small groups of our new intake in school today. Study for next week (wb 6th July):  As always, it is on the website...

2 July 2020

WLD Update for Parents & Carers Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good afternoon, Year 10:  Next week Year 10 are getting access to teachers in at least 2 of their options to support their remote learning.  The timetables for this are necessarily very complex!  All students who have been in this week have been told...