Community

‘Be a responsible, caring and contributing citizen’ 

 

A key strand of our school improvement plan is that Wilmslow High School is a school ‘at the heart of its community’ – local, regional, national and international. We are therefore keen to develop as many partnerships as possible between our school and the local and wider community.

Contact: Mr A Ingham

Citizenship Education and Community Engagement
Education at Wilmslow High School is a partnership between the school and its local and wider community.

The Wider Curriculum, Careers Fairs, Year 11 Interview Day and Work Experience illustrate the links forged with local organisations, businesses and community groups when an extensive range of activities takes place with students, teachers and external providers working in partnership. This approach provides young people with opportunities to work alongside adults to tackle real issues and situations and gain enjoyable experiences in new areas of learning.

Through the House structure students nominate different charities to be supported each year. Recent activities have included raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Seashell Trust, Sports Relief and Comic Relief to name just a few.

Students are encouraged to play an active role in the local community. Each year students host a ‘Coffee and Carols’ event for local elderly residents. Sixth Form students also participate in community service, helping, for example, in primary schools and care homes for the elderly. The school has a long tradition of links with local Arts groups and recently for example, the Art department organised a very successful Art trail around the town. The school has hosted and been involved in the Wilmslow Show since 2000 and this is a most enjoyable annual event bringing together many community groups from Wilmslow and beyond: 2011 marked the Centenary of this event.

Strong sporting links with sports clubs have helped students gain local, regional and national success in a full range of sports in recent years. BTEC students work extensively with the David Lewis Centre and with primary school children both at our partner primary schools and during many sports festivals as part of their course to develop depth and quality for further success in the future. The Sportsmark first achieved in 2003 and recognised again in 2006 and Sports Specialist Schools status achieved in July 2003 and re-designated in March 2008 are indicative of the school’s commitment to sport and the community. Indeed although specialism has been reintegrated under the coalition government Wilmslow High School remains fully committed to sport and the arts for the benefit of students.

The Headteacher and other staff as appropriate, attend the Wilmslow Business Group to ensure the school and town are working together for the community of the school and Wilmslow as a whole.

The school is constantly looking to new initiatives and ways to improve our links with the community. If you would like to work with or sponsor the school in enhancing facilities and opportunities for our students please contact the school.