14 April 2021

WLD Update for Parents and Carers - Friday 16th April 2021

Good afternoon, The weather has been beautiful this week and it has been great to see students relaxing on the field at lunchtime.  We have installed a lot of new benches outside which seem to have become very popular! Year 11 update:  I...

14 April 2021

WLD Update for Year 11 Parents and Carers - grades and probable last day in school....

This is the message shared with Year 11 this morning - it will be useful for Year 11 Parents and Carers... The official guidance referred to in the video message is here: Guidance about "leaving dates" for current Year 11 - 

9 April 2021

WLD Update for Parents and Carers - Friday 9th April 2021

Good afternoon, I hope that you have managed to have some kind of a break over this Easter season.  It is good to see plans for life returning to "normal" in some ways with shops opening from Monday and hopefully the weather will continue to improve!  A few...

26 March 2021

WLD Update for Parents and Carers - Friday 26th March 2021

Good afternoon It has been wonderful to see students back over the last 3 weeks and attendance has been very good indeed.  As we reach the Easter break there are a number of practical notices: Returning to "normal":  As we return the...

19 March 2021

WLD Update for Parents and Carers - Sunday 21st March 2021

Good afternoon, Funeral arrangements for Mrs Carrigan:  School closes at 2pm on Monday and school buses will leave at this time.  Students who wish to and whose families have given permission will remain and pay their respects alongside staff as...

15 March 2021

Virtual assembly for Year 11: "Your qualifications - what is happening?"

Good morning, As we await detailed guidance from the examination boards about exactly how grades will be awarded, it is important to inform and reassure Year 11 (and their parents and carers).  This video has been recorded by Mrs McClelland, Head of Year 11, to explain what we...

14 March 2021

WLD Update for Parents and Carers - Sunday 14th March 2021

Good afternoon, It has been a week of mingled joy and sadness.  It has been lovely to see students back in school (despite the shocking weather) and to see them chatting to their friends again.  Most of them have settled back very well indeed.  Our happiness in...

5 March 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Friday 5th March 2021

Good afternoon, We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone back in the course of the next week!  It will be wonderful to have school back, even with the restrictions that have to be in place to ensure safety. Practicalities: Please make sure...

1 March 2021

WLD Update for Parents and Carers - summary of practicalities for return

I hope that you will find it helpful if I summarise the practicalities for return - a checklist of things to consider: Have you checked the correct date for return - it is different for each year group and is on the website here - 

1 March 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - every student moving forward

Transcript of video This final one in a series of 4 video updates about our return to school focuses on each student moving forward.  There have been a lot of headlines about "catch up", "loss of learning", students being...

26 February 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - practicalities for our return to school

Transcript of the video: Hello, a slightly longer and more detailed update today - the third of what will probably be four videos.... When we think about the routines and practicalities of school life we always have to start with our basic...

25 February 2021

WLD Update for Parents & Carers - Safety on return to school

Transcript of the video message Hello, The second of these updates about return to school focuses on the key issue of safety.  As I said at the end of my update yesterday the best way to visualise our return is to think about what it...