14 July 2019

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...

8 July 2019

Teaching and Learning Digest 8th July 2019

  T&L Digests have moved onto this blog - all the...

7 July 2019

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...

30 June 2019

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...

21 June 2019

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

11 June 2019

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:...

9 June 2019

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...

27 May 2019

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...

17 May 2019

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...

12 May 2019

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...

1 May 2019

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...