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) >>


  • Election Special

    Election Special

    In parallel with the General Election, our students were given the opportunity to vote in a mock election held in school today. In preparation, Mr Connolly’s Year 9 …Read More »
  • Oh Christmas Tree!

    Oh Christmas Tree!

    Our Student House Heads along with helpers from Year 7 and 8 took part in a Christmas Tree decorating challenge today, which tested their resourcefulness as well as …Read More »
  • Open Spaces Christmas Fayre

    Open Spaces Christmas Fayre

    Thank you to everyone who came along to support the Open Spaces Group Christmas Fayre. We hope you enjoyed the fantastic cakes and music that our students served …Read More »
  • Standard 3 Award for Dancers

    Standard 3 Award for Dancers

    Year 10 and 12 Dance students recently completed a Contemporary Dance Standard 3 award during their GCSE and A Level lessons. Well done girls!Read More »
  • Baked to Perfection

    Baked to Perfection

    Four bakers felt the heat last night in a WHS House Team Bake-Off competition. The competitors (Emma Storey -Y11, Mrs Magson, Mrs Swan and Mrs Fitton) were challenged …Read More »
  • Talented Chefs

    Talented Chefs

    Year 12 students, Poppy Gregory and Katie Elder, competed in the local round of the Futurechef competition at Kendal College on Monday, 2 December. Katie made a bacon …Read More »
  • Houses Team Up with Christmas Spirit

    Houses Team Up with Christmas Spirit

    In the run up to Christmas our House Teams are turning their attention to ‘giving’, with each House supporting a different chosen charity: ACACIA are collecting for Mission Christmas/Cash …Read More »
  • Christmas Fayre

    Christmas Fayre

    Our Open Spaces groups are holding their Christmas Fayre next Friday (6 December). Come along and enjoy some delicious home baking and refreshments. There’ll be live musical performances …Read More »
  • Foodbank Collection

    Foodbank Collection

    We’re always looking to support our local community when we can, so once again we are collecting for Carlisle Foodbank. We are asking for non-perishable goods such as …Read More »