Head’s Newsletter – 2nd December 2022

Good evening

Mocks have continued this week and feedback from staff and students has been largely positive about the experience so we are looking forward to seeing some good progress towards target grades!

For parents and carers of children in year 11, please do congratulate your children for their efforts during this period, it can be stressful and tiring and they are doing amazingly well.

All students will have reports coming out at the end of term and our Assistant Head, Mr Stevenson will be in touch shortly with a guide to understanding the progress your child is making in school, including targets grades and how these are established for your child. For students in Year 11 this will also include their mock performance.


As it is now officially meteorological winter, it is a good time to issue a reminder about uniform as the temperature drops. Coats can be worn around school and between lessons however should be removed during lesson time. Hoodies, as popular as they are as an extra layer with teenagers are not permitted to be worn in school. Students wearing hoodies will be asked to remove them and if they have to be asked persistently then we will contact home to seek some support in maintaining our uniform standards. In terms of PE lessons, plain black long sleeve tops can be worn under the PE shirt and likewise plain black tracksuit bottoms or drill pants may be worn as an alternative to shorts.


This week has also seen Wollaston becoming a little more festive- with the canteen resplendently decorated with decorations and of course Christmas lights at the front of school. Next week we also have our Christmas lunch, this will be on Wednesday 7th and students will have a slightly longer lunch break (1240-1325) to accommodate everyone who wishes to purchase a lunch on that day. Students purchasing items from the canteen are also able to take part in a draw to win luxury Christmas hampers so it definitely is well worth a visit to Cash Café!


The planning for the annual OAPs Christmas Party on 14th December is also in full swing. We still have some tickets remaining, so have decided to offer these out to those aged over 65 in any of the surrounding villages, tickets are free of charge. 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! Many attendees have returned year after year to this annual event, and always thoroughly enjoy themselves.  If you know of anyone who would like to attend this event, please contact the Wollaston School reception team on 01933 663501 or email wol-office@wollaston-school.net 


Despite the festive preparations, the school has also been abuzz with excitement around the men’s’ Football World Cup as England have progressed to the knockout stages. Hopefully, we shall return to school on Monday with England having secured a place in the quarter finals!


Best wishes


Simon Anderson