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) >>


  • Making New Friendships in Eskdale

    Making New Friendships in Eskdale

    Our new Year 7 students have been enjoying residential trips to Eskdale in the Lake District, with each group having an over-night stay at The Old School House …Read More »
  • New Year 7 Students Explore Brampton History

    New Year 7 Students Explore Brampton History

    The new Year 7 students have begun their History course with a study of Brampton and the surrounding area. Each class has embarked upon a walking tour of …Read More »
  • Students celebrate GCSE Results

    Students celebrate GCSE Results

    After five years of hard study our Year 11 students have picked up their well-deserved GCSE results. As a cohort they have faced more exams than any students before …Read More »
  • Celebrating A Level Results

    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 …Read More »
  • Setting the Tone

    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 …Read More »
  • Sports Day 2019

    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 …Read More »
  • Go-kart Engineering

    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 …Read More »
  • Ex-student Returns to Give Contemporary Dance Lesson

    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 …Read More »
  • Mental Health Gold Award for WHS

    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 …Read More »