Headteachers Letter – 18th March 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope that you are set to enjoy a relaxing weekend, hopefully in some wonderful Spring sunshine!  It has been great to see students using our outdoor areas and school field for sport and  picnics during breaks and lunchtimes and we trust that the great weather will continue for the rest of the year.

We have a range of achievements to celebrate this week and some well deserved silverware for Victory in the County Cup!


Year 9: GCSE Options Evening

Thank you to staff, parents and  students for a very well attended and positive options evening on Thursday. We appreciate the positive feedback received about the event and I know that staff valued the opportunity to discuss with Year 9 the exciting range of curriculum options on offer.  If there are further questions, please contact form tutors in the first instance, who will be able to support and signpost to further information. We look forward to great success with our GCSE class of 2024!


Northamptonshire Under 17s County Cup Winners: Wollaston School

 Congratulations to our talented and dedicated Under 17 boys football team, who were victorious in the County Cup final on Wednesday evening, playing against a highly rated team from Caroline Chisholm School.   This is a significant achievement and the first time in many years that a Wollaston School football team has won this competition.  Mr Jackson provides a full match report.

On a damp and dreary Wednesday evening, the under 17’s team made their way to Northampton School for Boys for their eagerly awaited cup final tie against a strong and reputable team from Caroline Chisholm School. The team demonstrated fantastic resilience and togetherness throughout the cup run to get them to the cup final lead by Jake Morrisey as Captain and Ashton Musgrave as Vice. Although the previous rounds had not been as challenging for the side they knew that this game posed as a difficult prospect.

 The sides were very much even at the start of the game with both sides playing some eye catching football. Wollaston managed to take the lead through a Jake Morrisey goal inside the penalty area. After this Wollaston started to assert their authority on the game creating a number of fantastic chances which were unfortunately not taken.

 This was a worry at half time as the lads knew this could possibly come back to bite them. Both sides started the second half well with Chisholm starting slightly brighter. However Wollaston then found their stride and created a number of great chance. One chance finally feel To Luka Whitehead who demonstrated his calmness under pressure as he netted a fantastic second goal for Wollaston. The game then saw an unfortunate sending off which left Chisholm with only 10 men to finish the game. However this proved to be their best spell of the game as they showed fantastic resilience and manged to pull a goal back in the final 15 minutes. This made the final part of the game extremely tense. However Wollaston showed brilliant game management and were able to see off the attacks which Chisholm executed on the side and were able to then score a third goal in the last minute by substitute Oliver Scola. The final whistle sounded and Wollaston were County Cup Champions winning 3-1.

 Credit to both sides for displaying a fantastic game of football for the Fans who came to offer their support.

 Congratulations to all of our students who have represented Wollaston School so positively throughout the competition. They have been commended for their teamwork, footballing  ability and professional conduct throughout. Well deserved winners of the Northamptonshire County Cup.

A second County Cup victory also remains possible, as our Year 10 team will play their County Cup final before Easter and we wish them every success. We will of course publish full details in due course.

Thank you as always to the PE faculty for their unstinting commitment to extra- curricular sport.


Netball Success

Miss Cattell led two Wollaston School Netball teams in a fixture against Rushden Academy this week.

In two well fought matches, Wollaston managed to emerge victorious and congratulations to all who participated.

The Year 7 team won 4-0. (Player of the match – Tazmin).

The Year 8 team won 11-2. (Player of the match Evie).


Comic Relief: House Competitions

Mr Beeby leads our House competition and has organised an amazing week of events as part of fundraising for Comic relief. Below are the highlights and news of forthcoming events!

Staff and students took part in a series of house events which finished with a Red Nose Day ‘Quiz and Gunge’ event.

We saw teamwork in abundance and a whole heap of resilience today!

Thank you to every student and member of staff that took part to earn valuable points for their house.

Next up we have an Easter competition / World Record attempt – Who can eat the most Cadburys Crème Eggs in one minute?

The results are as follows:


Alphabet Game

1st Churchill 1000pts
2nd Drake 600pts
3rd Austen 400pts
4th Nightingale 200pts


Row, Row, Row your boat

1st Drake 1000pts
2nd Austen 600pts
3rd Churchill 400pts
4th Nightingale 200pts


100 t-shirt Challenge

1st Nightingale 1000pts
2nd Drake 600pts
3rd Austen 400pts
4th Churchill 200pts


Quiz ‘n’ Gunge

 A tie for all houses!


1st Nightingale 1000pts
1st Drake 1000pts
1st Austen 1000pts
1st Churchill 1000pts


So total points TO BE ADDED to totals this week:

Drake 3200pts
Churchill 2600pts
Austen 2400pts
Nightingale 2400pts


That means that with all points added for this week our current house totals are:

1st Place             Austen                 23, 460pts

2nd Place            Churchill              21,300pts

3rd Place              Drake                   20,050pts

4th Place              Nightingale         19,750pts

Well done to Austen who retain the lead for the fiercely contested House Cup!


I hope that you enjoy a great weekend, and as always, please do not hesitate to get in touch if there is any aspect of our work which you would like to discuss further.

James Birkett