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Sixth Form Opportunities Evening

Our Sixth Form Opportunities Evening takes place on Thursday 10th November from 6pm until 8pm.

This will be an opportunity to speak to subject teachers regarding options for Sixth Form course choices.

School tours for new students

If you have a child in Year 6 and are thinking of applying for a place at Wilmslow High School, you can find out more information and book a tour of the school on this page.

Schools closed on Monday 19th September to mark the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The government has determined that Monday 19th September 2022 will be an additional bank holiday in order to allow people and organisations across the country to pay their respects during the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Wilmslow High School will therefore have an additional day closed to students and staff on Monday 19th September.

The school will be open again as normal on Tuesday 20th September.

As you will have seen in the issue of High Notes on Friday 9th September, we are inviting students and staff to share their thanks to, and memories of Queen Elizabeth by writing their thoughts on a postcard.  We will use these memories / messages of condolence, to create a tribute dedicated to the life and service of the Queen.  We would also be pleased to receive any thoughts or thanks that parents, carers and other members of our wider school community might wish to share on this online platform.

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Notice published in High Notes on Friday 9th September 2022

Over many years, our Open Evenings have attracted many visitors who have told us how much they enjoyed the event.  We have also been told that families with children in Year 6 would find a visit during the working day even more useful, as they make the decision on a school place for their child.

So this year, with our exciting £13 million building programme putting constraints on the space we currently have to accommodate large numbers of visitors, we will follow this feedback and offer a programme of bookable working day morning tours rather than a single Open Evening.

We are finalising the arrangements for these working day tours now that the school year has started, but hope to be able to offer parents and carers of children in Year 6, this opportunity on a number of mornings in early October.  An online form to apply for a tour will be sent to primary schools next week.

We hope to be able to offer families with children currently here at the High School opportunities to visit the school later in this academic year.

Assembly by Dr Pullé to give thanks for the life of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Good morning everyone.

On Tuesday we gathered together in our Whole School Assembly and

  • I called you a historic generation
  • I referred to our world being reshaped by various big events
  • I suggested that we all needed to become better stewards of our planet

Two days later our world has been reshaped further by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  • Opened on this site in 1960, you could say that we are an “Elizabethan school”
  • Our country’s coins, our notes, our stamps and our postboxes all carry her picture
  • Only people over the age of 70 will have known any other monarch
  • There have been 15 British Prime Ministers during Queen Elizabeth’s reign – from Winston Churchill in 1952 to Liz Truss in 2022

Through all this time she has conscientiously served our nation putting duty above all other influences.

And she knew that this would be her life’s work from when she was of secondary school age – as she stated on her 21st birthday in 1947

  • “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service”

So it has turned out.

  • A wonderfully long life that has been devoted to service.
  • A wonderfully long life that has promoted the idea of stewardship
  • A wonderfully long life that has aimed to build a better future

In doing all of these things she has encouraged and nurtured teamwork and active life styles

  • For example, just think of how her husband Prince Phillip led on the creation and development of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme that so many Wilmslow High School students participate in.
  • Similarly, do you realise that both her daughter Princess Anne and her Grand-daughter Zara Tindall have represented Team GB in international horse riding including at the Olympic Games?

She has also shown us how to combine seriousness of purpose with a good sense of humour.

  • Those who have met her, and there are quite a number who’ve had that privilege in our community, have noted and experienced the twinkle in her eye.
  • Similarly, I’m sure we all enjoyed those video moments over the last ten years when she performed with James Bond at the London Olympics and with Paddington Bear during this year’s Jubilee

So this is a big moment for our nation and one that will rightly absorb so many of our thoughts and actions over the coming days and weeks.

We have lost a very influential person who could be guaranteed to pursue a path that would led to doing the right thing.

But she would also want us to be hopeful and hope-filled.

Her faith that the power of goodness will ultimately triumph has remained strong throughout her life.

 

So she knows that as we learn to sing God Save The King…

… God has saved and welcomed our Queen Elizabeth II.

 

As a mark of respect, reflection and thanks, please can you join me in observing some moments of silence