National Apprenticeship Week

This week is National Apprenticeship Week. To launch the week at WHS, Carlisle College staff visited to give our Year 11 students a presentation explaining the difference between an apprenticeship and a college course, as well as the various apprenticeship routes that are now available in our local area. During their Personal Development lessons, both Year…

Our First Prefect Selection Day

25 students from Years 12 and 13 worked alongside the Sixth Form Leadership Team to take part in our very first Prefect Selection Day last Friday. The students had applied for Prefect and Senior Prefect roles across a range of key areas, including Community, Academic, Extra-Curricular, Sport and Media. They participated in a range of…

Excellent Work Ethic Rewarded

Well done to Year 11 student, Tomasz Arczynski who received the Headteacher’s Award this week. Tomasz was nominated for his sustained and continued work ethic throughout his schooling at William Howard. On average, he is currently achieving a grade higher than his expected grades. It is not only his academic excellence that makes him exceptional,…

Advice From Oxford University

Molly Lockwood, a Schools Liaison and Outreach & Recruitment Officer from The Queens College, Oxford University visited William Howard School last week to talk to a group of Year 10, 11 and 12 students about the University and what it offers. Her presentation about life at university and the advice she provided will be helpful…

Students Make Their Mark

Students are being given an opportunity to have their say on what matters to them in the national Make Your Mark (MYM) young people’s ballot, taking place from January 29th to March 8th. During PD lessons this week and next, our students are able to visit the ballot box and vote for the issues they…

Towering Teamwork

During their PD lesson yesterday, 8YT were focusing on teamwork. They were tasked to create the tallest freestanding tower using only paper, sticky tape and scissors. Each of the three groups worked well together, sticking to their own roles whilst helping others at the same time. Teacher, Mr Byers said, “The students were very enthusiastic…

Netball Results Roundup

A huge well done to both of the Year 8 netball teams who played against Trinity school on Wednesday. There was some exceptional play and both teams worked incredibly hard. A draw for one team (6-6) and a loss for the other – we reflect, we re-group and we go again! A huge well done…

Rotary Young Chef Competition

The heat was definitely on in T7 (our Cookery Room) this morning, where it felt more like the kitchen of a top London restaurant! The pressure was palpable as the Year 9 Food & Nutrition students busily focused on the preparation and perfection of the dishes they had meticulously planned, for this local heat of…

Students Tackle UKMT Mathematical Challenge

130 students from Years 9 and 10 took part in the UK Maths Trust Intermediate Mathematical Challenge today. This is a national challenge which comprises 25 multiple choice questions in a 60-minute test. It encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency to make students think. We will find out shortly which students receive Bronze,…

Innovative Outdoor Learning Projects Showcase Sustainable Solutions

In a remarkable display of creativity and environmental consciousness, students from the Outdoor Learning programme unveiled a series of innovative projects aimed at revolutionising outdoor equipment and clothing. Tasked with developing sustainable solutions, these young minds delved into research, design, and testing to present their visionary creations. The challenge was clear: design outdoor equipment or…