School Life

Admissions

Year 6 to Year 7

Your application for a place at secondary school must be made to the Local Authority in which you live. You will receive a letter from the Local Authority containing your child’s UID (Unique Identification number). The UID number can then be used to make an application on line. Alternatively you can submit a paper application which can be downloaded from the Local Authority’s website. You are able to apply up to 31 October 2015. If you live in Somerset you must apply to Somerset Local Authority even though Writhlington School is in Bath and North East Somerset. Both local authorities have full information on how to apply on their websites.

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk
http://www.somerset.gov.uk
http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk

To help you make up your mind about which secondary school is best for your child, we hold an Open Evening in September for prospective parents to meet our staff and students and to look around the school. After this has taken place, we also hold a series of Open Mornings all timed to take place before your application needs to be submitted. The dates of these events will be advertised on the school website.

Admissions – Other Years

We are currently oversubscribed in all year groups and so may not be able to offer your child a place at Writhlington. However, you are welcome to make an In-Year Application to us and it will be considered.

If your application is unsuccessful, you will be given the opportunity to appeal against the decision and also to remain on our waiting list should a place become available.

If you would like a tour of the school before making an In-Year Application, please contact Hannah Jones 01761 433581 ext 2023 , who will be able to arrange an appointment for you.

Transition

The key staff who will be involved in the transition process are as follows:

Mrs C England           Deputy Head

Mr N Russon              Deputy Head

Mr B Naunton            Progress Leader, Year 7

Mrs K Wilson              Assistant Progress, Year 7

Miss F Harrell             Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

All members of staff above can be contacted on the school number 01761 433581.

This year’s summer school will run Monday 25 July – Friday 29 July from 9am – 3pm which will include sports based activities and a variety of activities. The aim is to have fun, make new friends, meet some of the staff and get more familiar with the school. Summer School is free of charge.

 

Welcome to new Students

Students who start in September 2016 are warmly welcomed to Writhlington where every student receives a broad and balanced education enriched by a programme of business and entrepreneurial experiences.

 

Campus

Inspiring Achievement

Writhlington’s staff are leaders in their field and continue to learn themselves, supporting the development of teachers in other schools and working together to share best practice. Just as our staff are constantly learning how to teach, so our students are taught how to learn. We have simple and clear measures of academic progress. Irrespective of ability, we push every student further and higher – we set challenging targets, rigorously monitor progress, develop aspirations and encourage your child to take responsibility for their learning.

Find out more about our great campus by exploring the page links below.