The Wilmslow Way


We believe that a well ordered focused atmosphere is the best environment for effective learning. We work on the basis that we all exhibit mutual respect and exercise self discipline. We start from the positive with an emphasis on reward rather than sanctions. We regard this as being ‘The Wilmslow Way’.

Our rewards system aims and process are:

  • to support the values of the school community
  • to encourage positive behaviour, indeed, ‘The Wilmslow Way’
  • to achieve consistency throughout the school – across age groups and subjects
  • Certificates and prizes are awarded for full attendance at the end of each term. Students who achieve full attendance for the whole year are given further recognition.

Students are given indicator grades during the autumn, spring and summer terms. Grades are awarded for effort and attainment. Students with excellent effort grades receive congratulatory letters from curriculum teams and Heads of House. Letters are also sent to parents. These are recorded and used as the criteria for rewarding students at the end of the year.

Students are awarded points within ‘The Wilmslow Way’ which result in various rewards. Students may lose points if their behaviour does not meet the expectations and standards we have at Wilmslow High School.

  • Presentation Evenings are held for students in the spring and summer terms. Rewards for achievement and effort are given for each curriculum area, plus recognition of achievements in music and sport.
  • Houses award a ‘Student of the Term’ award at the end of each term. An award is given to a boy and a girl.
  • A Head boy and girl and Deputy Head boys and girls are elected each year in the Sixth Form.
  • Certificates are given for participation in Inter-House activities.
  • Each curriculum area has its own rewards systems.
  • Year 11 students are encouraged to work towards celebrating their achievements through the ‘Passport to the Prom’ scheme – see the following presentation for more details: Year 11 – Passport to the prom – assembly presentation

The following achievement points are given to students dependent the level of success demonstrated.

Wilmslow Way

The school offers many rewards for achievements in school. Below demonstrates the type of rewards offered:


For some achievement points parents/carers may also receive a text message congratulating the student. These messages will include the teacher’s name but not subject as some teachers teach across several different subjects.