19 March 2020

Year 11 Leaving

Dear Parent/Carer of Year 11 Year 11 Leaving Under these strange circumstances it is highly likely that tomorrow will be Year 11's last day in school.  We feel strongly that it is very important to celebrate their time at WLD so we are organising...

19 March 2020

"Key workers"

Good morning, As we move into next week it is important that we remain open for children of "key workers".  We are awaiting the government's definition of "key workers", but we have received guidance from Lancashire which defines key workers as...

18 March 2020

School closure announcement

To all parents, carers, staff and students of Walton-le-Dale School Closure announcement As you will probably have seen, the government has announced the closure of all schools in England from Monday.  They have also announced the cancellation of GCSE...

18 March 2020

School provision for children of NHS staff and those on free school meals

It is essential to provide support for workers in the NHS at this time.  We are therefore sending a text message to all parents/carers asking if you work in the NHS and need your child to attend school despite us possibly being closed for that year group. ...

17 March 2020

Partial School Closure

Wednesday 18th March - Partial School Closure Good evening.   As I said in my update on Sunday, one of the reasons for school closure under these unprecedented...

15 March 2020

WLD Update Sunday 15th March 2020

We are living in an uncertain and challenging period of time.  All of us will be worried and concerned about our families, ourselves, our friends and our communities in the light of the recent spread of the coronavirus, Covid-19.  As you’re probably aware, the...

13 March 2020

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13 March 2020

Coronavirus update

In response to a few queries we have received this morning in regards to the Coronavirus, the information provided to school from Public Health England is: Wash your hands with soap and water: after breaks or sports activities before cooking...

6 March 2020

WLD Update Sunday 8th March 2020

On the 2nd of January I used national information to write about the important of attendance at school.  We are having a focus on attendance over the next few weeks and we will trial...

5 March 2020

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1 March 2020

WLD Update Sunday 1st March 2020

It is my pleasure and privilege to take all the assemblies in the first week in each half-term.  This week I have been talking about kindness and the contrast between the online cruelty that led to the much-publicised death of Caroline Flack and the kindness,...