Blog week ending 20th April

Posted on: 20/04/2018

Welcome back, I trust you all had a restful break.  Y11 and WG6 Students are making the final preparations for their forthcoming public exams which will commence on May 14th, please do encourage your daughter/son to take advantage of the many revision sessions that the teaching staff have scheduled.

WG6 hosted a very special Celebration Afternoon for our Year 13 students (of last academic year)  A champagne reception was provided and WGSB head girl and boy Grace and Dan greeted guests as they arrived. We welcomed  back a former pupil, Josh Lynch, as our guest speaker. Josh presented A level certificates and prizes to recognise and celebrate all achievements from our ex students. He also  provided a compelling talk outlining his route via City Univeristy, London to his current role of Structural Engineer at Mott MacDonald.  We were thrilled to have so many special guests join us for the event which included The Worshipful the Mayor of Dartford Cllr Rosanna Currans, trustees Mr Paul Clark and Mr David Strachan and Mr John Horgan, Chair of Trustees and so many of our teaching staff.  Thank you all for your continued support of our students.

The Worshipful the Mayor of Dartford Cllr Rosanna Currans with Ellie Coleman and Sydney Borrow

From left, Nazifa Dewan, Amy Smith, Bethany Wong, Feyi Ogunbayi and Gemma Sayers

Mr Maidment, Mr Strachan and Mr Horgan with students

Pictured left, Mr Josh Lynch with Mrs Donna Lodge and right, Mrs Beverly Clark with Maddison Clark and Lois Saunders


A number of special prizes were awarded during the ceremony including The Norma Pyefinch Cup for contribution to the school which Mrs Chapman presented to Amy Smith (pictured below)

The year 10 DEC group visited two construction sites to support their continuing work on their project.  The trip provided invaluable insight into the practical application of classroom studies.

Mr Biggenden accompanyed Year 9 students on a visit to nearby Wilmington Manor Care Home where students spent time chatting and playing board games with residents.

Design & Technology GCSE students are working incredibly hard finalising their practical pieces ahead of the exams in the summer.  The designs are certainly coming together, good luck girls!



The Art department have created a wonderful new display in our foyer.  Year 7 students created wonderful pieces of artwork as part of the Turner contemporary competition Art, Animals and us.   

Tickets are available for the below PFA event.  Please do come along and enjoy a pamper evening.

Shannon R of 8C and Grace of 9H competed in the Teamgym British Championships on the 15th April in Newcastle. They did amazing with the team although they didn't Medal they are currently 5th place in the country in their age category 13 to 17 years old which is a significant achievement – well done girls!


Best wishes,

Sue Hunt

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