Student Admissions

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision and at Weatherhead High School we strive to give you as much insight and information as possible to help you with this process. We organise open events to enable families of year 4, 5 and 6 students to visit the school prior to making their secondary school preference selection in October.

Getting to know Weatherhead High School

Many primary students are already familiar with Weatherhead as a consequence of our outreach work with local primary schools.

The events programme includes:

  • Gifted and Talented Workshops
  • Summer Sizzler Media Arts Showcase
  • Community Sports Leadership Event
  • Summer School

The best window on all that happens here is our comprehensive website.

This features information about the school, departments, curriculum, regular news updates, as well as photo galleries, virtual tours of the facilities, and downloadable versions of prospectuses, school publications and Weather Report, our vibrant newsletter.

Another highly regarded feature on the Website is our highly rated Weatherhead TV. These video episodes are produced by our Weatherhead student media team and focus on key aspects of school life from a day in the life of a year 7, through all the trips, activities and educational celebrations that go on at Weatherhead, through to Sixth Form life.

Admissions Policy

Admissions to the school are subject to our own admissions policy which applies the same criteria as the Local Authority who administer/operate all admissions.

Both policies are available to download under the School Policies section of the school website.

The current admission limit for a Year group in Years 7-11 is 254. The school is very popular but places are generally available if a first preference is indicated.

For expression of interest in Weatherhead and admission procedures through the Local Authority contact the Wirral Council’s Children and Young People’s Department, tel: 0151 606 2020 or visit www.wirral.gov.uk/schooladmissions.

 

Student Support

Many of our new intake are already familiar with Weatherhead. Our induction days and curriculum visits ensure students settle and start learning as soon as they arrive. Senior students help new Year 7 students settle down and find their way around the building. Parents are kept informed of progress and we always ensure there is a Parents’ Evening in October of the first term to give an opportunity to discuss any issues of concern.

Students are provided with planners and homework timetables to help organise their studies. Almost all our girls take part in a club or an activity and are given every opportunity to find something of interest.

At Weatherhead we take great pride in the support available. Each student is allocated to a Form and wherever possible the Form Tutor will remain with the students for five years until the end of Year 11.

We celebrate positive relationships and students are rewarded for their effort and commitment through our excellent rewards system. We are a caring and supportive community in which everyone is valued and respected. We foster students’ self-esteem and self-confidence so as to provide the best possible chance of a mature, informed and healthy life. The Student Services Team has Learning Mentors, a Well-being Co-ordinator, Attendance Officers, an Education Social Worker and other professionals all dedicated to providing the best for Weatherhead students. The quality of our work in supporting students has been recognised by OFSTED and by the numerous awards of excellence presented to the school.

 

Visit Weatherhead

You can arrange to visit the school at any time. Please contact us on 0151 631 4400 or email: schooloffice@weatherheadhigh.co.uk to make an appointment.