27 October 2019

28th October

 WoW: convention...

27 October 2019

WLD Update Sunday 3rd November 2019

A number of things to mention this week, in no particular order! Year 10 work experience:  Please would parents/carers of Year 10 students note that it is very important that the work experience placement forms must be handed in to Mrs Wall by Monday 2nd...

26 October 2019

WLD Update - Year 11 mock examinations

This post is for Year 11 parents/carers and students, but I have published it more widely because the information may be of interest to other year groups. Year 11 mock examinations are approaching - they begin on 2nd December (which is 5 weeks on Monday!).  It is worth...

26 October 2019

WLD Update - Homework

As we return to school after the half-term break we are piloting a consistent approach to ensuring that homework is completed by all students, balancing support with sanctions. Our reasons for setting homework are clearly stated on the website and have not changed.  To...

13 October 2019

14th October 2019


11 October 2019

WLD Update Sunday 13th October 2019

We have been working hard to be clear about our curriculum over the last few months.  This has given us the chance to reflect on the purpose of education and what makes education at WLD very special.  As you have seen, we take our motto "Learning for Life"...

6 October 2019

7th October 2019


6 October 2019

WLD Update Sunday 6th October 2019

I have been a teacher for 28 years now and the more I look at the results that students achieve each year the clearer it seems to be - students who work hard and attend school do well! It doesn't sound very complicated, and it isn't. We call it "attitude to learning" at WLD...

29 September 2019

30th September 2019

27 September 2019

WLD Update Sunday 29th October 2019

Close to the start of the new school year, I have some concerns about homework which I am with raising staff, students and parents/carers. We are very clear about our reasons for setting homework - they are described on the website

25 September 2019

Prom 2020!

For many years now, the Prom at the end of Year 11 has been a lovely annual event at which we celebrate all the friendships and memories that have been created over five years at Walton-le-Dale.  This year we are moving the venue to the Marquee at St Catherine's so that we can enjoy...

22 September 2019

23rd September 2019