Category Archives: News

New WHS Mountain Running Club

The new Extracurricular Club got off to a running start this week, with students and staff joining in for the very first session of the WHS Mountain Running Club. Students from Year 7 to Year 11 met after school on Wednesday and were joined by a number of staff keen to support the new club. […]

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

We joined in the big Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning today, when staff had a rare chance to sit down and enjoy a relaxed chat with colleagues, over a cuppa and cake during breaktime. Thanks to the generosity of some very skilled staff bakers, there was a selection of lovely homemade bakes to tempt them […]

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Year 11 IAG Morning

On Thursday morning, Year 11 students took part in a Post 16 IAG (Careers Information, Advice & Guidance) morning to support them with their next steps. Classroom and interactive sessions in the main hall took place on a rotational basis, with a range of routes explained including apprenticeships. A big thank you goes to the participating […]

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House Teams Revealed to Year 7

There was excitement in the air during Form Time on Thursday when it was revealed to our Year 7 students which House they were in.  A presentation was shown in their classrooms before the ‘Harry Potter Sorting Hat’ made the final decision and the students were able to celebrate.  The Student Leadership Team then handed […]

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Thanks for Visiting WHS

It was fantastic to welcome so many families to our Tours Evening last night. Around 470 people were shown round in the space of three hours and it was wonderful to see so much enthusiasm from the Year 6 students. Initially, we were disappointed not to be able to offer the full interactive Open Evening […]

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Bookbuzz

Reading regularly has a huge impact on children’s well-being – and it is fun! At WHS, we are very keen to foster a lifelong love of reading for pleasure among our students, and through the Bookbuzz scheme (supported by the Book Trust), the WHS Library is giving a FREE book to each of our Year […]

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Great British Food Fortnight

During this fortnight, our canteen are serving up a special menu of classic British food. Monday 20 Sausage & Mash Tuesday 21 Chicken Casserole Wednesday 22 Roast Beef & Yorkshire Puddings Thursday 23 Chicken Korma Friday 24 Fish & Chips Monday 27 Toad-in-the-hole Tuesday 28 Cottage Pie Wednesday 29 Chicken Dinner Thursday 30 Steak Pie […]

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Archaeologists for a Day

On Saturday, students from Years 7 to 12 got the chance to be archaeologists for the day when they joined in the excavations at Carlisle Cricket Club, the site of a Roman Bath House. They were lucky enough to unearth a few artefacts and process the finds as well as having a site tour.

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Exploring History Through Trips and Visits

The new Year 7 have begun their History course with a study of Brampton and the surrounding area. Last week, each class embarked upon a walking tour of Brampton, which stirred up interest and helped students understand the history which surrounds them and the relationship between a place and historical events. Meanwhile last week, Year […]

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Thanks to Teaching Assistants

Today is National Teaching Assistants’ Day. The day was created to recognise the valuable contribution Teaching Assistants make to children’s education and support. So today we’d like to pay tribute to our team of Learning Support Assistants for their hard work and dedication in ensuring ALL our students achieve the very best they can. A […]

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