Setting a Christmas Scene

It’s been snowing in a Year 9 Photography lesson, where the students are working on their Christmas card shoot. The images below are very much ‘works in progress’ but we’ll look forward to showing you the final outcomes in a couple of weeks. The class spent a happy hour surrounded by baubles and tinsel in…

Year 10 Team Reach Next Round of ESFA Cup

Our Year 10 Boys Football Team are currently involved in the English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) Cup, a national competition for secondary schools across England. Yesterday, they played their fifth fixture in the competition, away to Oasis Academy in Oldham. The boys won 4-1 and now enter the next round as one of just 32…

Rugby Updates

A great effort was given by the boys at the Year 7 & 8 Rugby Development Festival at the Richard Rose Central Academy, last Wednesday. Scores weren’t kept as this event was primarily for development, but there were some particularly good performances from Benji Poland, George Mellor and Dominic Lauderman. Meanwhile, it was a tough…

BEBRAS Challenge Brings Gold

As usual, November brings the BEBRAS challenge to many students in Years 8 and 9. The Bebras Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students. It is organized in over 60 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about computing. Last November over 365,000 students took part in the UK, and over…

Alumna of the Month (November 2024)

Jessica Betts is our Alumna of the Month for November. Jessica left William Howard School in 2010. During her time here, she studied Biology, Chemistry and Maths, and had an interest in working with animals, which led to her studying a Zoology degree. Jessica then went on to gain a MSc Zoology followed by MSc…

10 Mile Run for Challenge and Charity

A belated well done to Year 13 student Lorna Mattinson, who took on the 10-mile Brampton to Carlisle Race (starting from William Howard School), on Sunday 19th November. In doing so, Lorna also raised funds for the MacMillan Cancer Support charity. Lorna said: “I have been running for a few years now and enjoy running…

Headteacher’s Award for Positive Student

This week’s Headteacher’s Award goes to Tyne Hope. Tyne always shows up to her lessons with a positive attitude and a smile on her face. Eager to learn and wanting to go that extra mile, she is never afraid to ask questions to develop her understanding. In chemistry in particular, Tyne regularly discusses what she…

County Boccia Champions

On Friday, our Boccia team headed to Penrith to compete in the County Final. There were six teams in all from secondary schools across Cumbria – our team, one from Sandgate School in Kendal, two from Queen Elizabeth School in Kirby Lonsdale, one from Netherhall in Maryport and one from Cumbria Academy for Autism, in…

Celebrating Dr Who’s 60th Anniversary

To celebrate the return of Dr Who on Saturday night, and the 60th Anniversary of the first programme being broadcast in 1963, our two Dr Who clubs met for a special quiz on Friday lunchtime. The quiz was put together by Gemma, presented by Landon and won by our Year 10 team. They even beat…

Students Shortlisted for Dream Placements

Congratulations to A Level Business students Arvin Parmar, Lily Palmer and Lola Warwick, who have been shortlisted for the Dream Placement Selection Event on Tuesday 12th December at Energus, Lillyhall near Workington. Dream Placement is a Cumbrian initiative, managed by the Centre for Leadership Performance (CforLP), that brings together motivated young students with some of the most…