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’ showcase, community sports leadership events and 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 photos 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.

Our policy is 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. 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.

 

Admission arrangements for children with Disabilities

The arrangements for the admission of pupils with Special Needs or disabilities to gain admission as pupils to Weatherhead High School fall within our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and are the same as those applied to all pupils. Admission is in the first instance arranged by application to the Local Education Authority. If successful, Weatherhead High School then receives notification that a child has been allocated a place.

Weatherhead High School will take steps to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils. We will use our best endeavours to ensure that no child is unable to attend Weatherhead High School because of any special need or disability. In order to promote equality of opportunity for disabled children we will make reasonable adjustments (including the provision of auxiliary aids and services) to prevent them being put under a disadvantage.

In practice we ensure that classroom and extra-curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs.  Staff organise human and physical resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all pupils.

Existing facilities provided to assist access to the school by pupils with disabilities:

  • Wheelchair access onto school grounds at the main entrance
  • Disabled parking is available near the main entrance.
  • Two lifts are available for movement between floors.
  • Wheelchair access into the school at the main entrance. Door is fully accessible.
  • Exterior lighting to improve evening access.
  • Children’s and adult’s accessible toilets.

Please also read our accessibility policy for further information:

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 students 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 Pastoral and Academic Support Workers, a Mental Health  lead, 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

Open Evening

For Year 5 students, parents and carers

Thursday 13th June 2024

5.45pm – 8.00pm

Open Morning

For parents and carers only

Friday 14th June 2024

9.15am – 10.30am