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Principal to retire
10/05/2013 15:45:102 letters about the retirement of our Principal
Bookbuzz for new intake
Bookbuzz have announced the list of books for the September 2013 Bookbuzz Programme for all year 7’s at Saint Wilfrids.
Year 7 pupils attending Saint Wilfrids in September will get a choice of books to own.
A scheme involving Booktrust allows Wilfrids Learning Resource Centre to purchase a book at £2.50 for each pupil. Booktrust offers a carefully selected list of 17 titles to choose from including, fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Along with Bookbuzz, Saint Wilfrids aims to support reading for pleasure, independent choice and a whole school reading culture within the school.
If your child is attending Saint Wilfrids in September 2013, take a look at the books on offer:
English Literature AS results
AS English Literature Success
Congratulations to the Year 12 students in the AS English Literature group who took the English Literature AS examination early and were delighted by their results in March 2013. Well done!
For the LITB1 exam, the students were required to write about two novels: ‘The Great Gatsby;’ ‘The Kite Runner’ and poetry by Frost and Tennyson.
A special well done to Amy Parker and Tom Issacs, who both achieved ‘A’ grades - a fantastic achievement… We’re proud of you.
KS5 English Co-ordinator
GCSE English Results
CONGRATULATIONS to our Year 11 students, who have already secured a pass rate in English and English Language of at least 65%.
The English Learning Area and the rest of the Academy are really proud of you: you have worked incredibly hard in such a short space of time and have really shown us how good you are! Well done!
You have worked right alongside the English Learning Area team to turn around the GCSE results from last year: this is amazing and a real credit to you. We are now well and truly on the up!
Thanks and well done again!
Miss Justine Holman
Strategic Leader for Key Stages 3 and 4
English Learning Area
KS4 English Half Term update
12/02/2013Half termly update from the English Department
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
DENTAL AND DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS
Will parents please ensure that all appointments for pupils are either recorded by letter, addressed to the form tutor) or by a note in their planners stating the reason for absence.
Unless written notification is received by the Academy,pupils attending these appointments will be registered as unauthorised absence.
PUPILS SIGNING IN LATE DUE TO DENTAL AND DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS
Pupils arriving late into the Academy MUST have a covering letter from parents/carers stating the reasons why they have arrived late.
Pupil absences must be notified to the Academy be telephoning the absence line on 01254 604043.
MESSAGES FOR PUPILS
Unless calls are of an urgent nature parents are asked to refrain from ringing the Academy with messages to be passed onto pupils.
ParentPay - our new online payment service
Yr 11 Parents’ Evening – Wednesday 23 January 2013
Thank you to all parents who attended the above evening. The attendance was 81% and the questionnaire feedback was very positive.
PAWs – Parent Access Window is available to all parents who wish to view the progress of their child/children.
For further information on how to access PAWs, please contact the Academy on 01254 604000.
Exams and Bad weather
Exams and Bad Weather.
In the event of heavy snow in the region and the school being closed we will still attempt to open so that the students have the opportunity to sit their exams. Pupils should report to the exam venue as previously advised by 8:50am for a morning exam and 12:50pm for an afternoon session. Please be advised that if students arrive late beyond a particular point of time it may not be possible for them to take the examination. Students should not take any risk to their safety to get to school if the conditions are particularly bad either in the area where they live or around school. If a student misses or is late for an exam it is not possible for them to take it on another day in January. If an exam is missed due to the weather conditions a further entry will be made for the summer season and special consideration will be applied for. The fees for examinations missed in these circumstances will be paid for by the School.
Opening of a Junior Division in partnership with Blackburn Catheral: Consultation
30 November 2012
We are writing this joint letter to inform you that after nearly two years of discussion and debate we have reached the point at which we are consulting about our proposal to extend the age range of St Wilfrid’s Church of England Academy from 11-18 to 7-18, in partnership with Blackburn Cathedral.
The consultation documents are available here.
We look forward to your response to the consultation.
Canon V Edge The Very Revd C Armstrong
Chair of Governors Dean of Blackburn