Category Archives: News

Primary Fitness Fun

On Wednesday, 20 January over 65 Year 3 and 4 pupils from our feeder primaries attended a festival which allowed them to experience activities in Trampolining, Dance and Cheerleading. The pupils moved round the activities in groups, spending 20 minutes on each. During trampolining the students worked on developing their confidence on the trampolines as well as […]

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Dream Placements

Congratulations to two of our Year 12 students who have been offered a Centres of Leadership Performance Dream Placement from a recent Selection Event. All the students who attended did incredibly well to get to this stage and to attend what was for many a pretty daunting event. We hope they have gained valuable interview […]

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Presentation Evening 2015

On 15 December the school held its Presentation Evening in Carlisle Cathedral; an occasion to celebrate the achievements of the Year 11 and Year 13 students from the previous academic year and distribute exam certificates for GCSEs and A levels to those students. Introductions were made by Mrs Lorrayne Hughes, Executive Headteacher of the William […]

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Charities Morning 2015

Friday, 18 December, the last day of the school term saw the culmination of our Christmas week with the whole school taking part in our annual Charities Morning.   This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to make a positive contribution to the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015 and hampers for local senior citizens. […]

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Bronte Parsonage Museum Trip

Joanna Greenhill (student) reports: At 8 o’clock in the morning on the 26th of November, I and other AS and A level English Literature students boarded a coach to take us to Haworth, the home of the Bronte sisters, to help us with our studies of Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre. In our time there we […]

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Senior Citizens Christmas Tea Party

This event, postponed from early December because of the impact of the floods, took place on  25th January and was a great success. Over 110 guests attended and were very well looked after by their Year 9 hosts. A selection of tasty finger food was prepared and served and students also provided musical entertainment, which […]

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Lessons from the Holocaust

On the afternoon of Thursday 28th January, over 300 hundred students from Years 10-13 joined the History Department to listen to the testimony of Janine Webber, a Holocaust Survivor. The afternoon, which was organised through the Holocaust Educational Trust, ran alongside a series of assemblies delivered by four Sixth Form students who recently visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, to […]

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Dance Tour Visits WHS

Earlier this month the University of Cumbria’s Dance Tour visited William Howard School to perform a Contemporary dance piece entitled ‘Impact’. This was choreographed by Amy Lovelock from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts who has many credits to her name including working alongside Motionhouse Dance Theatre (UK). Our Year 10 GCSE Dance students and […]

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