Teachers’ higher expectations have a positive impact on the progress of pupils across the curriculum (Ofsted 2019)

Pupils are well prepared for their next stage of education, employment and training (Ofsted 2019)

The guidance and support provided for pupils, particularly for their emotional health and well-being, are of the highest quality (Ofsted 2019)

Pupils from a wide geographic area and different backgrounds come together well (Ofsted 2019)

Pupils participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and enjoy the many opportunities to develop their leadership skills and support the local community (Ofsted 2019)

Recent News and Events

Character Development Day

There was a relaxed but lively feel around school today for ‘Character Development Day’, when everyone took part in activities planned to promote our 9 Key Character Qualities (positivity, empathy, virtue, courage, passion, curiosity, independence, collaboration and honour). School was a hive of activity, with options such as a DIY challenge making planters for the…

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University Aspirations

A group of Year 10 students visited Durham University today, as part of the university’s graduate aspirations programme. They were given a tour of the campus and city, including the cathedral, and found out about the courses and opportunities available to students.

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Summer Concerts

Our musicians ended the academic year on a high note with their Summer Concerts this week. There were great performances from the WHS Choir, Orchestra, and various Year Group Rock Bands. We were very pleased to have guest appearances from our local primary school pupils too – Hayton, Crosby on Eden, Walton & Lees Hill,…

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Musical Theatre and Drama Exam Stars

Over 30 students, from Year 7 through to 13, completed Trinity Musical Theatre and Drama exams recently; all passing with either distinction or merit in their Grades 4 – 8. The examiner commented on the standard of their work saying, “Students at the higher grades were the same standard as full-time drama school students.” Miss…

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Fabuleux France!

The Château de Warsy visit was fabuleux! When they arrived on Friday 5th July, one of the students said: “Wow!  This is like being in a fairytale!”  The château did not disappoint, and the students were amazed by the chic bathrooms and loved playing football in the grounds outside the château. The group of students were…

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Magnífico Malaga!

A group of students from Years 8, 9 and 10 enjoyed an amazing trip to Malaga in Spain last week, emersed in a variety of cultural experiences, allowing them to use what they have been learning in lesson in a real-life context. The week was kicked off with a Flamenco dance class in which they…

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Important Notices

Headteacher’s Bulletin (July 2024)

Exam Results Days 2024

Uniform Shop Opening Days During Summer Holiday

Summer Conert Tickets Available

Headteacher’s Bulletin (June 2024)

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