Looking to Join Us In 2021?

Welcome to our Virtual Open Week, Monday 21st – Friday 25th September 2020.

From today, and throughout the week, we will share with you our Headteacher’s welcome, a virtual tour of the school, Head Girl’s and Year 7 speeches, frequently asked questions and curriculum activities.

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Thank you for joining us this week.

Today, we take a look at the school through ‘A Year in Pictures’ and find out what students, parents and carers have to say about Weatherhead.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Miss Smith, Director of Key Stage 3 and Miss Bartle the current Head of Year 7 have tried to think of common questions that Year 6 students ask about coming to Weatherhead. We hope you find the answers useful.

What clubs can I join?

We run lots of lunchtime and after school clubs. At the start of each term we will share a new timetable with you. You will have lots to choose from. Click here to see the clubs for our current Year 7 students.

What do I do if I get lost?

By Year 6 you will know your way around the whole of your primary school. You will probably be taught in the same classroom by the same teacher so you will not have to move around as much as you will when you come to Weatherhead. Don’t worry about getting lost because we have lots of staff and students who are available to help you. When you leave your tutor room to go to your lessons you will be with your new friends and you can help each other. We will also provide you with a map of the school. Click here to view the map.

Will I make any new friends?

Moving on up to Weatherhead is a great opportunity to meet and make new friends. You will meet new students in your form groups, in clubs you join, as well as those in your lessons.

Will I know anyone in my class?

You might know some of the students if you have joined from the same primary school, and you will make new friendships with students you meet in your tutor group.

Where can I store my coat, PE kit and books?

In primary school you probably have a tray and a peg to hang your coat and bag. When you come to Weatherhead you will have the chance to loan a locker and you can store your belongings such as your PE kit here. You will be able to visit your locker before and after school, during break times and lunchtimes.

Will teachers shout at me for being late if I cannot find the classroom?

We all know that it will take you a few weeks to find your way. You will be given a tour of the school and a map to help you. Staff and students will help you find your way too. Remember, at one time we were all new to Weatherhead!

What if I don't understand the work?

This is a very common worry for students that transition from primary to secondary school. At Weatherhead, the teachers will be happy to explain something to you again. Even if you do not want to put your hand up to ask, you will have a wipe board at the back of your planner so you can hold this up for your teacher. Remember, teachers asked their teachers questions about the work when they were at school!

What if I lose something?

Lost property is handed in at reception and you can check with them at break, lunchtime and after school. Our lost property list is published every week and details are also posted on the school website. Don’t forget to write your name on your belongings, including your school uniform and PE kit.

I am worried about being bullied at secondary school. What advice can you give me?

Please do not worry about bullying. We believe in being kind to everyone in our Weatherhead community. We have student Anti-Bullying Ambassadors who have been trained by the Diana Award. The trained ambassadors will be there to support you by delivering assemblies, leading Mindfulness Mondays at lunchtime and offering other lunchtime drop ins. We also focus on anti-bullying during Anti-Bullying Week. Last year we focused on the slogan ‘Change Starts With Us’ in assemblies and during form time. Students created anti-bullying pledges that emphasised the need to be kind and respectful. In fact, our anti-bullying activities have earned us two prestigious awards from the Diana Award for Wellbeing and our community work.  You can also talk to your Form Tutor, Pastoral and Academic Support Worker and your Year Leader.

Who can I speak to if I am worried or if I have any questions?

You can see your Form Tutor, Pastoral and Academic Support Worker or Head of Year as your first port of call for any worries you might have. They will be available every day at break and lunchtimes.

How will I know what lessons to go to?

At the start of the school year you will be given your own timetable which tells you where you need to go each day and at what time. You and your classmates will have the same timetable. Click here to take a look at an example of a Year 7 timetable.

What is the school uniform?

Our school uniform has been developed and designed with our students at heart and includes a school jacket, white short-sleeved revere collar blouse and navy blue skirt/trousers. Visit our uniform page for details or see page 24 of the welcome guide.

How will I travel to school?

Depending on where you start your journey, and the distance you need to travel, there are lots of ways you can get to and from school including walking, cycling and public transport. To help plan your journey visit our ‘Transport Links‘ web page.

What can I eat for lunch?

Students are welcome to bring a packed lunch or they can purchase a meal from the school canteen. Our canteen is operated by Chartwells. Please click here to read their welcome newsletter which includes a sneak peak at the menu for the first week back in school. 

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In 2018, we were awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark and in today’s videos our students share with you what it means to them to be part of a World Class School.

Our curriculum presentation comes from the History department. Our presentations are pre-recorded and will be available for you to access throughout the admissions process.

Enjoy a History Lesson

Click here for extra History activities.

Your teacher for this lesson is Miss Bartle, History Teacher.

What you will need:

A pen or pencil and a piece of paper.

What do I do?

Watch this History lesson and join in with the activities.

Pause the video while you complete the tasks.

If you’re not sure what to do, rewind the video and listen again.

If you are enjoying the activities, you are welcome to spend as much time as you wish completing them.

Extra-Curricular Clubs

Music Provision

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September

You join us on day three of our Virtual Open Week where our Head Girl Millie welcomes you to Weatherhead.

Today’s videos include representatives from our School Council and the Sports Council and an opportunity to take a look at the Performing Arts.

All our presentations are pre-recorded and will be available for you to access throughout the admissions process so you can take part in your own time and at your own pace.

Student Leadership

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

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Thank you for joining us on day two of our Virtual Open Week.

Today’s videos focus on life in Year 7.  Our First Year is a snapshot of a year in the life of Year 7.  In Starting Year 7,  two Year 8 students talk about their experience of starting secondary school. You can also take a look at Science and PE at Weatherhead.

All our presentations are pre-recorded and will be available for you to access throughout the admissions process so you can take part in your own time and at your own pace.

Year 7 Timetable

School Map

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Today we invite you to watch our Headteacher’s welcome, take a virtual tour of the school and enjoy the latest edition of Weatherhead TV.  There is also an opportunity to try an English and Maths lesson.

All our presentations are pre-recorded and will be available for you to access throughout the admissions process so you can take part in your own time and at your own pace.

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For September 2021 entry 

Enjoy an English Lesson

Your teacher for this lesson is Miss Evans, Assistant Head of English.

What you will need: 

A pen or pencil and a piece of paper.

What do I do?

Watch this English lesson and join in with the activities.

Pause the video while you complete the tasks.

If you are not sure what to do, rewind the video and listen again.

If you are enjoying the activities, you are welcome to spend as much time as you wish completing them.

Enjoy a Maths Lesson

Your teacher for this lesson is Miss Horan, KS3 Mathematics Co-ordinator.

What you will need:

A pen or pencil and a piece of paper.

What do I do?

Watch this Mathematics lesson and join in with the activities. There is time included in the video for you to complete the tasks, so there’s no need to pause the video unless you would like extra time.

If you are not sure what to do, rewind the video and listen again.

If you are enjoying the activities, you are welcome to spend as much time as you wish completing them.

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Information about the school

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School newsletter

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