Writhlington Sixth Form tennis team travelled to Queenswood School in Hertfordshire to take part in the Aegon School’s Team Tennis Finals. After a successful season of tennis, beating some of the toughest teams in the district, Writhlington made their way to Hertfordshire where teams travelled from across the UK to compete in the finals. Writhlington started well taking on Sevenoaks School, after the singles matched Writhlington found themselves pulling ahead 3-1, with some excellent wins from Matthew Alexander & Alex Day and a final win from the doubles securing them to the next round. The quarterfinals saw the team up against the 2014 ... [Read More]
Writhlington Student, Catlyn Stephens, raised money for Cancer Research this week by shaving her hair off. Catlyn has been planning the event for weeks, trying to think of an interesting way to raise money whilst shaving her hair off for charity. Over 30 individual plaits were auctioned off to spectators, including Deputy Head Nicholas Russon, who helped cut off the plaits before the big shave. Students gathered to support and cheer on Catlyn as she bravely shaved her long hair in support of family members who have had Cancer in the past. Headteacher, Mark Everett said: ‘We are very proud of Catlyn, anyone ... [Read More]
It’s an end of an era for Writhlington Sixth Form students as they say goodbye to their favorite teachers and the school that has been their home for the past 7 years. Going out in style, students arranged their very own formal prom at Wick Farm, Farleigh Hungerford and enjoyed an evening of dinner, dancing and photo booth fun. Head of Sixth Form, Steve Cantrell said: ‘This is certainly a year group we will fondly remember, they have been an absolute pleasure to have in the school and will leave a wonderful legacy behind them.’ ... [Read More]
Jason Gardener MBE, Olympic and Common Wealth Games Gold medalist presented the awards at Writhlington’s Sports Presentation Evening. He gave a heart warming and inspirational speech and students and their families were invited to celebrate and received awards in recognition for their sporting success throughout the year. Head of PE, Ben Naunton said: ‘This year’s event was Black Tie and the students looked fantastic, they take such pride in their sports and it’s a really wonderful way to end the year. Nothing quite beats the look of pride from parents as their children receive their awards and it is a real privilege ... [Read More]
On Thursday 25th June three Year 8 students represented Writhlington at the B&NES Young Parliament event held at St Mark's School in Bath. Students explored the theme "Me, Myself, My School" and it commenced with key note speeches, including one from Writhlington Year 13 student, Ed Joseph, who is an active Member of the Youth Parliament (MYP). Delegates split into workshop groups to discuss a range of issues presented to them by the council in hope of engaging them with the democratic process of local government. Students discussed how the local council can support young people when preparing to take the ... [Read More]
The opening of the Mendip Studio School in September and its recent successful pre-opening Ofsted inspection mean substantial new capacity for Writhlington School. Executive Headteacher, Mark Everett, pointed out the close collaboration between the two schools and said: “I am delighted with our preparations for September. The launch of the new Dragonfly Education Trust and the opening of the Studio School on our campus enables us to provide a new Science and Technology specialist pathway. Many students have also chosen to study a Modern Foreign Language and will be taking the EBacc qualification. The increase in capacity across both schools ... [Read More]
Writhlington students returned from the British Cheerleading Associations Schools Championships victorious this week as they scooped three 1st Place and two 2nd Place trophies. Students from Writhlington School, St Gregory’s School and Peasedown St John Primary teamed together to make up the Bath All Starz Cheerleading Squad to compete at the Cheerleading Associations Schools Championships. Formed in 1984, the British Cheerleading Association is the UK's original cheerleading event organisation, educating coaches and cheerleaders. Top teams from across the UK gathered for the annual event hoping to claim the winning title. Head Coah Ashia Kusawake said: ‘Each and every cheerleader gave everything on ... [Read More]
Green fingered pupils at Writhlington School are celebrating after winning the top prizes at the Malvern International Orchid Show. The Malvern international show is the biggest annual UK orchid event and attracts trade and display teams from right across Europe. This year Writhlington entered some of their best specimens and walked away with two prizes including Best Professional Display and Best Professional Species. Teacher Simon Pugh-Jones commented, “I am delighted that our students have gained the recognition that they deserve. The display is the culmination of a year’s hard work for all of the team.” Year 10 student, Lexie Johnson, who was ... [Read More]
Writhlington School hosted over 300 students from primary schools across B&NES and Somerset for a day of musical celebration. Working alongside Bath Music Festival, Writhlington School hosted an afternoon of dance and music celebrating Asian Arts with the Bhangra Dance and Music Group 4x4. Sixty students from Writhlington took part in workshops learning traditional Bhangra dance and drumming before performing to a jam-packed theatre of excited primary students who joined in from their seats. Head Teacher Mark Everett said: ‘This was a really exciting opportunity to work with Bath Music Festival and we are very glad that not only did out students benefit from ... [Read More]
Writhlington hosted the primary schools mini-tennis competition with fifteen teams taking part in the Midsomer Norton Competition from eleven schools, involving sixty pupils aged 7–9 years. This event, organised by the Writhlington Coaching Team, supported by Wesport and the LTA, forms the initial stage of the competition pathway leading from local competitions through to a Wesport County Final. The 2015 County Final will be held on Wednesday, 8th July, at Bath University and the winners of the Midsomer Norton Competition, Shoscombe, will go to the County Final. Beth Jones, from Schools Partnership, said: “This is an excellent way for children to experience ... [Read More]
A new scheme being trialled at Writhlington Academy is igniting everyone’s passion for books. DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) involves every member of the school community stopping work for 15 minutes every school day to read a book for pleasure. Associate Head Maddy Flagg, who is leading the initiative, said: ‘I’ve always been an avid reader myself but it is a sad fact that many young people choose other forms of entertainment rather than reaching for a book. Many pupils have a reading age lower than their chronological age because they are not reading enough for pleasure.’ ... [Read More]
Over two hundred Year 10 students took part in a Mock Interview and Careers day as part of Writhlington’s personal development program for students. Many students enter the working world with little or no experience of attending interviews or writing CVs. With many more students applying for Higher Education, students are concentrating more on their studies and less on weekend jobs, meaning the average student will not apply for their first job until their early 20’s. Schools have recognised this growing trend and are now providing students with more opportunities to develop their career development skills, including CV writing and interview practise ... [Read More]
Help raise money for outdoor seating,sports equipment and indoor games for break times. ... [Read More]
Year 9 student Taya Hamblin competed in The 2015 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu British Open last term and won the British Champion title. Taya, who trains five times a week with Jamie Woodlands Blackbelt Academy in Radstock, attended the 6th Annual Competition held at the Coventry Skydome to compete against some of the best junior athletes in the UK. Over 1,200 competitors travelled from all across the UK to compete in their individual weight categories. With British Champion now firmly under her belt, Taya will continue to train with club joining the adults to help get her ready for the Senior Opens while ... [Read More]
For most students your last year of Sixth Form is full of the stress and woes of exams and coursework but what happens when you throw in dance classes and a performance with one of the worlds leading Dance Choreographers? Year 13 student, Matthew Bell, has had an extraordinary year. After performing with The Matthew Bourne Company in the new adaptation of ‘Lord Of The Flies’ Matthew continued his training in preparation for Dance School auditions. Matthew said: ‘I have always had a passion for dance; I began classes when I was three, first attending mother and toddler groups and then ... [Read More]
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Writhlington Sixth Form tennis team travelled to Queenswood School in Hertfordshire to take part in the Aegon School’s Team Tennis Finals. After a successful season of tennis, b...
Writhlington Student, Catlyn Stephens, raised money for Cancer Research this week by shaving her hair off. Catlyn has been planning the event for weeks, trying to think of an i...
It’s an end of an era for Writhlington Sixth Form students as they say goodbye to their favorite teachers and the school that has been their home for the past 7 years. Going out ...
Jason Gardener MBE, Olympic and Common Wealth Games Gold medalist presented the awards at Writhlington’s Sports Presentation Evening. He gave a heart warming and inspirational ...
On Thursday 25th June three Year 8 students represented Writhlington at the B&NES Young Parliament event held at St Mark's School in Bath. Students explored the theme...