Head’s Newsletter – 25th November 2022

Dear Parents and carers

Mock exam season is upon us and Year 11 and 13 have really delivered on expectations during exams and conducted themselves with the seriousness and focus that the mocks require. Please do congratulate them on an impressive first week.

I must also thank our site team – who have proved resourceful when it emerged we had a fault with our heating in the old gym where some of the mocks have been held- in procuring some industrial heaters to warm the venue prior to students’ arrival. Whilst these heaters have taken a couple of days to arrive on site-they are now in place and will ensure that we are able to cope with whatever temperatures we are faced with next week!

I am also pleased to say that reports from our ‘I’m a celebrity’ house event and our first student leadership conference are now ready for your perusal- links to these can be found at the bottom of the newsletter.




PE Update

Mr Bennett writes “This week it has been the turn of the sixth form and the OCR Sport Year 13 group. They have organised and run their own trip to “Goals” in Northampton as part of their academic studies and coursework. The group managed the whole event extremely well and had a really positive evening with two hours of constant and competitive football played in a really enjoyable way.  The students were involved with all of the arrangements from transport arrangements and the publicity before the event, the risk assessments and participant safety. Their organisation meant that it was a really successful trip.

On Thursday the Year 9 and Year 10 girls played in the District football tournament and committed themselves to the task exceptionally well, considering the weather was unbelievably challenging during the late afternoon and evening. The girls really played well in such terrible conditions and were brilliant in their games.

The PE department has recently completed a Student Survey of the PE provision and how the students feel about the whole of the PE provision; subject and their learning.

It is really pleasing to see such positive feedback from the majority of the responses. There are areas for improvement and it is really worthwhile to see the detailed and considered feedback that the students have provided. This will of course be shared with the school and also implemented in the PE provision as we progress through the year.”


OAP Christmas Party

We have a small number of tickets available to join our OAP Christmas Party on 14th December. Tickets are free of charge and are available to those aged 65 and over and who reside in Wollaston. The afternoon consists of a meal cooked by our very own GCSE Food and Nutrition students as well as entertainment provided by a variety of our talented students. There will also be bingo games, a raffle and even a visit from Santa! If you know of anyone who would like to attend this popular event, please contact the Wollaston School reception team.


Safeguarding Bulletin

Please click on the links below to view our latest Safeguarding bulletin from Ms Walker and a flyer about the app BeReal.

November 2022 Safeguarding Bulletin

Be Real Flyer

Access to the School Site

Additionally, this week we have reviewed our arrangements for students to access and leave site. Please be reminded that students may access the school site in the morning when staff duties commence at 8AM and not before. Likewise in the afternoon, all students should have left the school site by 3.15PM unless they are attending after-school provision such as homework club in the library, a subject based club or a fixture.

Please be advised that the following changes and share these with your children for Monday 28th November.


AM Arrival

  • Access to the school site will be managed via the main gate and the Cash Café side gate only
  • For the small number of students who are met at the science gate by a member of our SEND team, these arrangements will continue as normal.


PM Departure

  • Egress from the site will be managed via the main gate, the Cash Café side gate and the sixth form gates only
  • For the small number of students who escorted to the science gate to meet their parent/carer by the SEND team, these arrangements will continue as normal.
  • All gates will be locked at 3.15PM and all students and staff leaving after this time will need to leave via reception


Wellingborough SEND event

Please click HERE to view a flyer for the local Wellingborough SEND event.


Best wishes

Mr Anderson


Student Leadership Conference 2022

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