Category Archives: News

Celebrating A Level Results

We are absolutely delighted with this year’s performance of our Sixth Form students. They have achieved excellent results that reflect their hard work, dedication and determination in their studies. Whether it is the students that have achieved straight A*’s or those who have worked equally hard to reach the goals they set themselves, we congratulate […]

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Setting the Tone

To further enhance the new outdoor seating area, our Art Department and students have been busy painting a bright, colourful mural around the seats and planters. The design incorporates lively, abstract patterns and the House logos (Baobab, Ndizi, Acacia and Mpingo trees). The transformation is stunning!

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Sports Day 2019

Our annual Sports Day was held yesterday, with a slightly different format to previous years. To ensure that students were actively engaged throughout the day, Years 7 and 8 competed in athletics and sports for two lessons, while Years 10 and 11 took part in special House Challenges during their usual timetabled lessons. The Year […]

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Go-kart Engineering

Year 9 Engineering students put their go-karts to the test on Wednesday. Throughout the year, the teams of students engaged in all the required processes to design, test and build their go-karts. They designed and welded up the chassis; spent many weeks designing braking and steering systems; before finally giving their vehicles a personality and […]

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Ex-student Returns to Give Contemporary Dance Lesson

The GCSE and A level Dance groups took part in a two hour contemporary workshop with Blair Moore and Alex Bastide. Blair is an ex-student, who has since trained at Northern Contemporary Dance School and is starting a foundation degree at Rambert this year; Alex is currently studying at Rambert. They took the students through […]

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Mental Health Gold Award for WHS

William Howard School is delighted to be the first school in Cumbria to be awarded the Gold Status of The Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Award for Schools. The school has used the framework and content of the Award to develop its mental health and wellbeing strategies, structures and practices.  The external verifier acknowledged […]

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A Summer Tea Party

We held our annual Summer Tea Party for senior members of the Brampton community on Monday, 15 July, with over 60 appreciative locals enjoying the afternoon.  Year 9 students prepared and served tasty savoury and sweet canapes, under the guidance of Mrs McKenna.  Miss Elliot and Mrs Davidson staffed the urn to produce countless of cups of tea, supported by […]

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Paving the Way to a Future in Highways

Last Friday, forty Year 10 students visited the Highways Agency’s Construction School in Carlisle. The aim of the trip was to promote the importance of Science Technology Engineering and Maths in the real world, as well as raising an awareness of apprenticeship opportunities in the area. They took part in sessions on Civil Engineering and […]

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Open Spaces Summer Fayre

The Open Spaces group held a Summer Fayre after school on Friday. Some much-needed refreshments, including a host of indulgent home-baked cakes, were served to the grateful staff and visitors who came along. There was a wealth of fresh produce and plants for sale, all grown in the garden and poly-tunnel here at school. Thank […]

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Boccia Win in Cumbria School Games

700 students from across the County assembled at the Sands Centre in Carlisle on Wednesday 10th July, to take part in the Cumbria School Games. This was a competition involving each district in Cumbria competing against each other to find an overall district winner for the year. The competition involved events for primary school children […]

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