Head’s Newsletter – 24th March 2023

Dear parents and carers

We have a busy final week of term ahead and look forward to welcoming back Action Jackson who will be in school on Monday to inspire and motivate our Year 11s towards glory in their upcoming exams. I did take the time to speak with Year 11 last week and congratulate them on their attitude and focus at this important time of year. Although we are not yet in the ‘exam season’, many practical exams are taking place as well as sixth form interviews and all students have acquitted themselves really well. We also have our second student leadership conference of the year on Thursday where we have approximately 100 students involved in school improvement projects, so I am excited to see what students are working on a hope to have a report from the students to share with you next Friday.


Dance Live

Mrs Goodge writes: ‘On Monday 20th nearly 100 Wollaston students boarded the buses to the annual Dance Live heat which this year was held in High Wycombe at the Swan Theatre. We were all very excited to say the least and on arrival filled up our section of the auditorium and instantly were up on our feet dancing away to the music! Throughout the day our students were incredibly supportive of all of the other schools, cheering loudly and making friends in the shared areas backstage. Our piece this year was based on a story from ‘Mary Kings Close’, an underground city in Edinburgh set during the time of the plague. They performed with great commitment and control, securing us a worthy first place and a slot in the Portsmouth final next month. We were particularly proud that our students also won the ‘Fellowship Award’ meaning they were voted the most supportive and friendliest team by the other competitors.

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who support these events by picking up after rehearsals, making costumes and attending performances, we really do appreciate your contributions and couldn’t do it without your help. Look out for the communications from Mrs Paltridge regarding the final next month and a massive well done to the whole team and the staff who have worked tirelessly to make this happen!’


On Tuesday, the Year 7 and 8 Girls Netball teams played against Manor and Huxlow. The girls have continued to progress and gel as teams, which is evident in their game play, strategies and collaboration.

The Year 8’s won both of their fixtures, winning 9-0 against Manor and 7-3 against Huxlow. Player of the match – Lilian French.

The Year 7’s won their first fixture against manor 6-0 and drew their second match against Huxlow 3-3. Player of the match – Ella Barrett.

Well done girls!


Seed Swap Event

This event has been organised by our landscaping company Maximow. It will be held on the Wollaston school site on the afternoon of Saturday 25th, Entrance is FREE, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  This is an outdoor event and subject to weather. More information can be seen on the facebook page ‘ Wollaston Seedy Event’ .


Key dates

Thursday 30th March – Year 12 Parents’ Evening

Friday 31st March – Last day of term

Monday 17th April – First day of the summer term

Monday 1st and 8th May – Bank holidays

Friday 26th May – Last day of the half term


Best wishes for the week ahead.

Simon Anderson