Welcome to William Howard School, where we strive every day to challenge our students and staff to live by the school's core values: “Respect, Responsibility, Resilience”. We have a clear expectation that every student will strive to be the best that they can be in all that they do.  This extends to all within the school community and you will find that staff and students work together to achieve the very best outcomes. 

Read the full introduction from Mr McAree (Headteacher) >>


  • Songwriting Skills

    Songwriting Skills

    In Music lessons, Year 8 students have been developing their songwriting skills through composing Christmas Songs. There is great competition between classes and some outstanding pieces this year …Read More »
  • Singing for Dancing

    Singing for Dancing

    On Sunday 9th December, 25 students from Years 8 – 13, along with teachers from the Drama Department (Miss Inglesfield, Miss Serrechia and Ms Hindley), performed Carols and …Read More »
  • Christmas Jumper Day for Charity

    Christmas Jumper Day for Charity

    This year, CFM’s charity appeal, Mission Christmas, is supporting children across Cumbria providing them with a Christmas gift, including over 50 students here at WHS. To raise awareness of the …Read More »
  • Law Students in Bar Mock Trial Competition

    Law Students in Bar Mock Trial Competition

    Our Law Department was proud to compete in a Bar Mock Trial Competition at Newcastle Crown Court, on Saturday, 1 December. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to see …Read More »
  • Future Chefs

    Future Chefs

    On Monday evening, two WHS students competed in the local final of the national Futurechef competition. Natasha Fell (Year 10) and Poppy Gregory (Year 11) both did incredibly …Read More »
  • Open Spaces Christmas Fair

    Open Spaces Christmas Fair

    The Open Spaces Group kicked off the festive season yesterday with a Christmas Fair held after school. There was a mouth-watering selection of home-baked cakes and winter produce …Read More »
  • Supercool Science Museum Roadshow Visits WHS

    Supercool Science Museum Roadshow Visits WHS

    Students from Years 7, 8 and 9 were treated to exceptionally cool science lessons yesterday. Staff from the British Science Museum in London presented a dynamic science show …Read More »
  • Centre of Excellence Re-accreditation

    Centre of Excellence Re-accreditation

    William Howard School was formally awarded a re-accreditation at the Young Money ‘Centres of Excellence’ conference in Birmingham on 14 November. The event, held by the financial education charity Young …Read More »
  • A Taste of Trampolining and Badminton for Primaries

    A Taste of Trampolining and Badminton for Primaries

    Over fifty Year 5 and 6 pupils from our cluster primary schools enjoyed a Badminton and Trampolining taster, on Monday 19 November. Pupils from Lanercost, Fir Ends, Lees Hill, …Read More »