Two Writhlington students have been invited to perform alongside dance professionals in Matthew Bourne’s latest piece, ‘Lord of the Flies’. Matthew Bourne is known for pushing the boundaries of dance and challenging your expectations and nothing could be truer of his up-coming production of ‘Lord of the Flies’. Matthew Bourne astounded audiences when he cast the traditional ‘Swan Lake’ entirely of male swans, winning him a Tony Award for his direction and choreography. Year nine student Leo Horler and Sixth form student Matthew Bell will be working alongside professional dancers from Bourne’s company ‘New Adventures’ to bring to life William Golding’s classic ... [Read More]
Writhlington School gymnast, Corey Walkes is on the lookout for donations to help his dream of competing at the World Age Trampoline Championships in Florida become a reality. The 13-year-old, who was crowned a national champion just a fortnight ago, was one of four boys selected in his age group at national trials last week. In order to compete at the championships, held in Daytona Beach in November, he must now raise £2,500. Corey is recognised by charity Sports Aid as one of Britain’s most promising athletes, and said he was “honoured” to be competing for his country once more. “I competed last ... [Read More]
This term, Writhlington Library team travelled to the Royal High School in Bath for the winners’ ceremony of the Centurion Book Awards. The Centurion Book Awards recognises authors both up and coming and well established across a variety of different genres, celebrating the engagement of hundreds of students across the county. The winner is chosen by students each year from a shortlist of books nominated by students of schools in Bath and North East Somerset. Each library also puts forward a short list of books, proven most popular by students in years 7-11. This year’s short list included; Dead Romantic by ... [Read More]
Writhlington student and Member of Youth Parliament for Bath and North East Somerset, Ed Joseph, is promoting in B&NES the annual Make Your Mark ballot, the largest consultation of young people in the country. In a ballot beginning 12th August and running \'till 10th October, young people across the country will be asked what issues matter most to them, in order to determine what is debated by the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) in the House of Commons on 14th November. Voting takes place both online and through ballot papers issued to schools and youth centres. Ten topics will be available ... [Read More]
Writhlington sports department are bursting at the seams with talented and accomplished young competitors. From national cricketing champions to Team GB trampolinists, Writhlington train them all. This year, joining the ranks of professional athletes is year seven student Zoe Simmons. Training for 30 hours a week before and after school, Zoe competes nationally for Great Britain and as part of the Welsh National Squad in Gymnastics. Twelve year old Zoe vaulted her way to the national title in her age group at the championships in Guildford, taking the titles in bars, beam and vault events; Zoe proved to be an all round ... [Read More]
Writhlington’s Combined Cadet Force attended 43 Wessex Brigade, South West Division ,Cadet Skill at Arms (CADSAAM) shooting competition this weekend. Writhlington took two teams of cadets to Yoxter Cadet Training Camp on Friday night. Cadets competed in this annual competition to test the shooting skills of cadets across the region. With teams entered from across the area, individuals were judged on their ability with points awarded to each group, in hope of winning the 43 Wessex Brigade CCF cup for 2014. The two cadet teams represented the school with honour and took the cup for the winning. Individual team members also entered ... [Read More]
Year 9 student Corey Walkes had an unusual start to the Autumn Term. Whilst his friends were starting back at school, Corey was flying out to Portugal to compete for Great Britain at the 2014 Loulé Cup. Corey, who trains at Quayside Gymnastics and Trampoline Club in Bridgwater with his personal and Head Coach, Sue Bramble, was selected earlier in the season to compete at this international age-group trampoline, tumbling and double mini-tramp competition. The Loulé Cup runs alongside the Loulé World Cup, the second of the 2014 World Cup series events to select the best trampoline gymnasts in the ... [Read More]
Writhlington’s Under 15 girls cricket team represented the South West of England this week in a fierce competition to take the National title. On Monday 15 September, the Under 15 girls’ team traveled to Birmingham to compete against the best teams in the country. The semi finals saw Writhlington play Appleby Grammar school from Yorkshire, who proved to be very stiff competition. Batting first, Appleby posted an impressive 105 in their seven overs, leaving Writhlington with a tough score to beat. Despite some outstanding batting, Writhlington took 86 runs, leaving them battling for third or fourth place in the finals. Cricket ... [Read More]
As you know our Open Evening is on Thursday 25 September. As in previous years the school will be closing early in order to prepare for the evening event. Coaches will be taking students home at 1.20 immediately following afternoon registration. If you collect your son/daughter from school please make arrangements to pick up at this earlier time. A bus has been arranged for the students who normally get the Frome public bus. The structure of the day has been altered, so that students will have lunch prior to leaving. ... [Read More]
The Writhlington School orchid growers are celebrating winning two major awards this summer. Fifteen year old, Jacob Coles, won the Royal Horticultural Society Young Gardener of the Year prize for his age group and then worked with a team of fellow pupils to win a Gold Medal at the Hampton Court Flower Show. Asked about his achievements Jacob put his success down to a passionate interest in plants, hard work and the support of other students in the Writhlington Orchid Project. Jacob received his award from the headquarters of Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley, where the Judges commented on his outstanding knowledge as well ... [Read More]
An innovative biotechnology project developed at Writhlington school is set to become a key component of the curriculum at the Mendip Studio School which will open on the Writhlington Campus in September 2015. Eight young people, aged 14 to 17, from Frome, Radstock and surrounding villages have just returned from an expedition to the mountain rainforests of Rwanda in Central Africa which promises to improve the lives of the local population and help with long term conservation. The students, along with three staff, spent two weeks working with colleges and schools in Rwanda to build capacity for conservation and science education ... [Read More]
Writhlington students produced another strong set of GCSE results this year despite turbulence in the examination system and a number of significant late changes to qualifications and performance measures. Over 70 per cent of entries in Mathematics were at A*-C and English results also rose to 68%. Sixty per cent of students achieved 5 A*/C GCSE grades including English and Mathematics. Over 100 students in the year group achieved at least one A*/A grade and well over 50 achieved at least 3 top A*/A grades. The proportion of students succeeding in Ebacc qualifications continued to rise, with many more students ... [Read More]
Sixth Form students at Writhlington are celebrating a record-breaking year of A Level results. Over a third of the grades achieved were at the very highest level (A* or A) with a number of students producing some phenomenal performances. Over 150 students successfully completed their A Level studies this year, with average grades of AAB. This sets a new record for the school and also marks the highest number of students progressing to higher academic studies. There were outstanding results in subjects favoured by the top universities, including some remarkable individual achievements. Two sets of twins in Year 13 achieved exceptional ... [Read More]
The Department of Education has announced that Writhlington School’s application to open a brand new \'Studio School\' has been successful. Headteacher, Mark Everett said that he was absolutely delighted that the new school , which will be called The Mendip Studio for Electronic Engineering and Bioscience, will open in September 2015 and will offer exciting high quality specialist Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths courses for 300 14-19 year olds. Writhlington is working in close partnership with the Dyson Foundation, Sciencescope, Intel and a number of Higher Education institutions, including Cambridge, Bath and Bristol Universities. Working closely with local ... [Read More]
News is through that the group are all safely down Mount Meru. Mr Moore reports it was hard work and everyone is tired but well. The group is due to return on Wednesday 30 July. ... [Read More]
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Two Writhlington students have been invited to perform alongside dance professionals in Matthew Bourne’s latest piece, ‘Lord of the Flies’. Matthew Bourne is known for pushing t...
Writhlington School gymnast, Corey Walkes is on the lookout for donations to help his dream of competing at the World Age Trampoline Championships in Florida become a reality. T...
This term, Writhlington Library team travelled to the Royal High School in Bath for the winners’ ceremony of the Centurion Book Awards. The Centurion Book Awards recognises aut...
Writhlington student and Member of Youth Parliament for Bath and North East Somerset, Ed Joseph, is promoting in B&NES the annual Make Your Mark ballot, the largest consultatio...
Writhlington sports department are bursting at the seams with talented and accomplished young competitors. From national cricketing champions to Team GB trampolinists, Writhlington...